Job opportunities (academic and non-academic) and other career-related opportunities which may be of interest to our SSSA Membership and Friends of SSSA are listed below.  Information posted is as provided by those organizations advertising here.  Those wishing to advertise are welcome to contact the SSSA Communications Director.

Academic

Visiting Instructor / Assistant Professor of Sociology – Ouachita Baptist University

The Department of Sociology in the Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning August, 2019.

We seek a dynamic, teacher-scholar. Preferred is a Ph.D. in sociology and teaching experience at the college level. We will consider Ph.D. candidates/ABDs in sociology. Primary responsibilities are sociology courses in a range of content areas. Teaching load is 4/4. Familiarity with and understanding of a small, residential liberal-arts campus is desirable, including interest in students, excellent communication skills, and support of the university’s mission (see https://www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values/).

Electronically send a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three forwarded reference letters to Elizabeth Kelly, sociology department chair, at kellye@obu.edu.

Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until June 1.

The Rural Sociological Society 

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) is seeking an Editor for their premier journal, Rural Sociology.  

Published since 1937, Rural Sociology reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. A forum for cutting-edge research, Rural Sociology explores sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to emerging social issues and new approaches to recurring social issues affecting rural people and places.

For more information, please click Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Guidelines.

The RSS Publications and Communications Committee asks that you use this template Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Template when submitting your application.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2018 Research Grants

2018 Research Fellowship

Travel Grants (Funding for 2018 is now exhausted – this post is being maintained for informational purposes)

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for 2018 Travel Grants.  The travel grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute.  This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars.  Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  There is no deadline to apply, and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.  Applicants can expect a decision regarding their application within 2-4 weeks.

About the Awards

Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole’s extensive collections that document his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

To Apply

For more information about the award and application details, please visit http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants.

 

Non-Academic

Congressional Research Service

Seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues pertinent to planning, economic development, public finance, business development, and job creation. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on economic development policy and related issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in planning with detailed knowledge of economic development principles and public finance at all levels of government. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Experience communicating analytic results through data visualization is preferred. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522592100.