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Assistant Professor of Quantitative Sociology

Posted: 9/26/2017 (Employment)

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD), an interdisciplinary academic unit within Arizona State University (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/), is strengthening its sociology programs and invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Quantitative Sociology at the rankof Assistant Professor for fall of 2018. We seek applicants with an emerging record of excellence in research in quantitative sociology and the development of cutting-edge quantitative methods. The specific area of methodological focus is open, but preference will be given to those whose work expands the existing areas of quantitative expertise in SSFD. Preferential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: causal inference from non experimental data, sociological measurement, multilevel modeling, Bayesian inference, and social network analysis. Preference also is given to candidates who are interested in working within interdisciplinary settings in areas such as health and well-being, family and community dynamics, and diversity. 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. The hire builds on the significant strengths of SSFD’s existing interdisciplinary Measurement and Statistical Analysis specialization (see https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/masa).
For this position, candidates must have a PhD in sociology by time of appointment and have demonstrated a record of excellence in research, teaching, and service commensurate with appointment as an Assistant Professor in SSFD. The ideal candidate must also have a demonstrated potential for leadership, collaboration, and success in securing and managing external funding. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course on multivariate analysis for the social sciences, and other advanced quantitative courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of SSFD and also as part of the interdisciplinary methods certificate program that are part of the Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu/). In addition, the candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, participate in service to the university and profession, and help build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond SSFD.
The School of Social and Family Dynamics is an innovative interdisciplinary academic unit focused on the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. Additionally, SSFD has launched a large, multi-pronged program of scholarship, translation, and impact focused on Diversity and Inclusion Science (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/disi). Taking a systems perspective, faculty and students in SSFD are interested in factors at all levels of the micro- and macro-levels that affect the health and well-being of individuals, groups, organizations, and populations. With 50+ full-time faculty, 500+graduate students, and 2,000+ undergraduate majors/minors, SSFD has bachelor’s degrees in both sociology and family and human development, doctoral and online master’s degrees in sociology, and doctoral and online master’s degrees in family and human development. SSFD takes pride in having acollegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among its faculty and ties to many other units. ASU’s location within the vibrant Phoenix metropolitan region provides a rich context for basic and applied research and community engagement in many areas related to sociology.
Initial due date of complete applications is Nov 1, 2017; 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 Dr. Marilyn Thompson at ssfdquanthire@gmail.com: (1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and fit with this position, as well as contact information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication and funding record; (3) a research statement (not to exceed two pages); (4) copies of 2 representative publications; and (5) a teaching statement (not to exceed two pages). Background check is required for employment.

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Deadline: 11/01/2017

Location: Arizona State University