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.


University of Ottawa/L’Université d’Ottawa – Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences/Doyen ou doyenne, Faculté des sciences sociales

(Le français suit)

The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world. Centrally located in Canada’s capital, we have ready access to many of our country’s great institutions. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

Social Sciences is the largest faculty at uOttawa. With more than 260 professors and 10,000 students, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for all. Its nine academic units include Criminology, Economics, Feminist and Gender Studies, International Development and Global Studies, Political Studies, Psychology, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, and Sociological and Anthropological Studies.

The Faculty is located in the heart of our downtown campus, in two buildings that rank among the country’s greenest. Its high-quality education helps students analyze the social dimension of issues and understand human reality in all its diversity, and its programs highlight interdisciplinary and experiential learning. The Faculty’s research has grown at a phenomenal rate in recent years and its professors are making a rich contribution to society, both by developing theories and carrying out empirical studies and by influencing public policy and making a direct impact on individuals and communities.

The University of Ottawa now seeks to appoint a dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences to lead the Faculty and, as a member of the University’s senior administration, share responsibility for the overall management of our institution. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the next Dean will be a respected scholar, experienced administrator and strong leader, bilingual (French-English), with a compelling vision for an elite, bilingual social sciences faculty.

For further information, a full position description and application details, please visit, quoting reference 4018. The closing date for applications is March 15, 2019.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is proud of its over 170-year tradition of bilingualism. At the time of appointment, senior administration team membersmust be actively bilingual (French-English).

(En français)

L’Université d’Ottawa est la plus grande université bilingue (français-anglais) du monde. Située au cœur de la capitale du Canada, elle jouit d’un accès direct à bon nombre des grandes institutions du pays. Ses avancées en sciences sociales, santé, génie, sciences et sciences humaines font d’elle un endroit sans pareil où apprendre, s’épanouir et exceller.

La Faculté des sciences sociales accueille quelque 260 membres du corps professoral et 10 000 étudiants et étudiantes, ce qui en fait la plus grande faculté de l’Université d’Ottawa et un milieu aux vastes possibilités. Neuf unités scolaires la composent : criminologie, science économique, études féministes et de genre, développement international et mondialisation, études politiques, psychologie, affaires publiques et internationales, service social, et études sociologiques et anthropologiques.

Centralement située sur le campus urbain de l’Université, la Faculté est répartie en deux immeubles comptant parmi les plus écologiques au pays. La formation de grande qualité qui y est prodiguée outille les étudiants pour analyser la dimension sociale des enjeux et comprendre les réalités humaines dans toute leur diversité, et ce, dans un contexte où l’interdisciplinarité et l’apprentissage expérientiel priment. Son volet de recherche a connu une croissance fulgurante au cours des dernières années – ses professeurs enrichissent nos sociétés en formulant des théories, en réalisant des études empiriques et en influençant les politiques publiques, touchant ainsi directement nos collectivités et les personnes qui y appartiennent.

L’Université d’Ottawa est à la recherche d’un doyen ou d’une doyenne pour diriger sa Faculté des sciences sociales. En tant que membre de la haute direction de l’Université, cette personne partagera la responsabilité de l’administration générale de l’établissement. Relevant du provost et vice-recteur aux affaires académiques, le prochain doyen ou la prochaine doyenne sera un universitaire respecté, un administrateur chevronné et un leader rigoureux ayant une vision claire pour une faculté de sciences sociales bilingue de premier plan.

Pour obtenir des précisions, voir la description complète du poste et savoir comment postuler, rendez-vous sur le site de Perrett Laver et inscrivez dans le champ de recherche le numéro de référence 4018. Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 15 mars 2019.

L’Université d’Ottawa souscrit à l’équité en matière d’emploi. Nous encourageons fortement les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres de minorités visibles à postuler. Conformément aux exigences d’Immigration et Citoyenneté Canada, toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à postuler. Toutefois, une préférence sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. L’Université d’Ottawa est fière d’être une université bilingue depuis plus de 170 ans. Les membres de la haute direction doivent parler couramment le français et l’anglais au moment de leur nomination.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – Assistant Professor of Political Science

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics. The successful candidate will teach American Government and State and Local Government as part of a collaborative teaching team working in the university’s nationally recognized First-Year Learning Communities Program.  In addition the candidate will contribute to the teaching needs of the Political Science major with a special focus in introduction to political science.  The candidate should have a primary academic field of American politics with fields of interest in one or more of the following: electoral behavior, political behavior, political parties and organizations, the presidency.

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected. This is a tenure-track faculty position. The appointment will begin fall 2019. The normal teaching load will be 3-3.

The Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) is a multi-disciplinary department in the College of Liberal Arts that offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice and the graduate degree of Masters of Public Administration. Because of its contribution to the core curriculum, Political Science generates some of the highest levels of student credit hours in the University. The Criminal Justice program is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus.  The MPA program is the largest graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts. DSOC faculty are leaders on campus, in the community and in their disciplines. We value excellence and work daily to support the University’s Momentum 2020 Overarching Goal to become an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to every student’s success, closing gaps in achievement and delivering a robust campus experience.

First-Year Learning Communities Program

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) is an innovative nationally recognized program which helps students to make successful academic and social transitions from high school to the University.  For more information, visit the FYLCP webpage at

Required Qualifications:   

  • Ph.D. in Political Science. ABDs will be considered; degree must be conferred by September 1, 2019.
  • Meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Be available to accept teaching assignments that may include classroom, hybrid, and online classes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate the ability to teach majors courses in electoral behavior, political behavior, political parties and organizations, the presidency;
  • A desire for or experience in a team teaching environment;
  • Have classroom and online teaching experience; and
  • Can demonstrate teaching effectiveness through student evaluations, peer reviews, and/or self-evaluation, as well as demonstrate an active research program agenda that has resulted in or the potential to result in published scholarly works or peer-reviewed products.
  • A student-centered, critical thinking method of teaching,
  • Experience with learning communities or teaching first year students in higher education,
  • An understanding/appreciation of the University’s student population and campus mission.


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application will include:

1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed including a statement of teaching/research philosophy,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
4. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2019. The posting will remain open until a finalist is selected.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Arizona State – Assistant Professor of Sociology

Starting Fall, 2019
Job #12556

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD) at Arizona State University ( invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning Fall 2019. We seek a community-engaged scholar with a Latinx focus. Areas of expertise are open but preferred areas of specialization include immigration, education, social movements, labor, environment/sustainability, and health. We are especially interested in scholars who take an intersectional approach or whose research reflects the diversity within the Latinx population (such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origins, indigeneity, or legal status). This position is part of an effort to build a 21st-century sociology program with new and existing resources in the well-established and successful School of Social and Family Dynamics.

For this position, candidates must have a PhD in sociology by time of appointment and show evidence of, or potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate must also demonstrate sustained and significant engagement in Latinx communities. The candidate will be expected to teach sociology courses including a course on community-based research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop a vigorous research program, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, participate in service to the university and profession, and contribute to the growth of the sociology program. Preference will be given to candidates who use qualitative methods, have experience in interdisciplinary settings and have demonstrated success in meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or diverse communities.

SSFD is an innovative interdisciplinary academic unit focused on the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. SSFD has launched a multi-pronged program of scholarship, translation, and impact focused on Diversity and Inclusion Science ( With 50+ full-time faculty, 500+ graduate students, and 3,000+ undergraduate majors/minors, SSFD has a doctoral and online master’s degree in sociology as well as doctoral and online master’s degrees in family and human development.SSFD takes pride in having a collegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among itsfaculty and its ties to many other units. The School’s program in sociology is targeted forgrowth. ASU’s location within the Phoenix metropolitan region (the nation’s 5th most populous city) with a large Latinx population provides a rich context for basic and applied research and community engagement in many areas related to sociology.

Initial receipt of complete applications is Nov 12, 2018; if not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please send the following materials electronically to Professor Nilda Flores-Gonzalez (1) a cover letter describing your research, teaching and community-engagement qualifications and fit with this position, and that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication and funding record, and (3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed two pages). Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at

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



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