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Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have a primary area of research in social stratification utilizing quantitative methods with a focus on Latinx populations. The position will be in the Sociology & Anthropology department, but the successful candidate will also be affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Latin American and Latino Studies. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory sociology courses and quantitative methods courses, as well as courses in their area of interest.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (, as well as to the Latin American and Latino Studies Program ( To be considered, candidates must have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding and must provide evidence of effective teaching as an instructor of record or teaching assistant.
Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 15 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and an MA degree in sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs. The Latin American and Latino Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities departments, including Sociology & Anthropology, Modern Languages & Literatures, Journalism & Communication, English, and History, to offer an undergraduate major and minor.
Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for
Candidates should submit the following at : 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by September 15, 2018 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Ziad Munson, Search Committee Chair, at


Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2018 Research Grants

2018 Research Fellowship

Travel Grants

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



Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Specialist in Income Security to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP). Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to income security for the aging and the disabled (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, Supplemental Security Income). Strong research, writing, and presentation skills; the ability to work as part of a collaborative team; and the ability to meet tight deadlines are essential for success in this position. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during all phases of the legislative process. Given the scope of income security policy issues DSP covers for Congress, specialists must be capable of working on a portfolio that will likely evolve over time.

The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge of the interrelationships between income security policies and programs and other disciplines such as demography, sociology, economics, or public policy. A successful track record of collaborating with government agencies and anticipating needs of clients is desired. Leadership and demonstrated experience in developing and applying quantitative research methods are preferred.

Specialist duties include providing objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on public policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing, appraising, and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online