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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology

Posted: 12/7/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks a talented, highly motivated researcher with a background in medical sociology, social networks, social neuroscience, sociology of aging, and/or quantitative methods. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Brea Perry (Sociology) and conduct research related to funded projects, including the Social Networks and Alzheimer’s Disease Study. This project examines the role of personal social network dynamics and neuroimaging biomarkers in the etiology and progression of dementia in a cohort of older adults. This fellowship will advance the career of an early stage researcher by providing opportunities to conduct independent and collaborative research, and by connecting with a mentor and other faculty in Sociology, the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), and the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center (IADC). Strong applicants will be motivated to conduct interdisciplinary research, and will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make them competitive for tenure-track appointments at a research university. Applicants belonging to underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms of Agreement This position will provide postdoctoral research training and support (per NIH postdoctoral fellow salary rates) renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The position also includes funds for travel to conferences for research dissemination and professional development. The fellow will be expected to learn new research skills, develop independent avenues of research, and participate in interdisciplinary team science. The position begins on August 1, 2019 and ends on May 31, 2021.

Application Process We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, or must have a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion of the Ph.D. and filing by June 30, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words describing the dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals, and plans for publication), writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at: Queries should be sent to Dr. Brea Perry at Applications received by December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the the Department of Sociology (, the Indiana University Network Science Institute (, and the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center ( can be found online.

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Deadline: 12/15/2018

Location: Indiana University