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.


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

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Military Space, Missile Defense, and Defense Innovation.

This position requires knowledge and analytical capability. Applicants should have the ability to plan and execute analytical research projects to address congressional requests in the areas of military space, missile defense, and defense innovation for the United States and worldwide. The work entails analysis of issues related to missile defense, such as Congress’ role in funding and oversight of THAAD and Ground-based Midcourse Defense, military space-related issues including the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program, and military innovation, especially in the areas of military test and evaluation, and defense-related program management. This position also seeks to integrate defense policy analysis knowledge and skills with a hard science/engineering background in order to understand and provide to Congress important technical data associated with military space, missile defense, and defense innovation.

Strong research, writing and presentation skills are essential. Experience with quantitative research approaches and familiarity with relevant complex data sets would be of value. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of interactions and dynamics among the political, security, economic and social elements in the area of advanced technology and global security.

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


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