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Visiting Research Scholar, Fung Global Fellows Program July 18th, 2017
Where: Princeton University

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions,

Assistant Professor of Social Work July 18th, 2017
Where: Colorado State University

The School of Social Work at Colorado State University invites applications for three faculty positions at the assistant (tenure track) to associate professor rank. The 9-month tenure/tenure track appointment will begin January, 2018 or August, 2018.

Applicants are sought with an expertise in behavioral health (mental health, alcohol and drug prevention/treatment), human-animal interventions, aging, health/well-being, child welfare, or social justice which enhance the existing research strengths in our School, College, and University. However,

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Publishes Study of Firearm Training July 18th, 2017
CSDE Research

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has published new research chronicling firearm training and safety in the US. The study revealed some surprising facts about American gun ownership: Only 3/5 gun owners have received any formal firearm training, and this proportion hasn’t meaningfully changed in two decades. Rowhani-Rahbar also notes that the content of the training out there hasn’t incorporated suicide awareness into its curriculum. The study itself is available here;

R03 and R21 NIH Grants: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomics July 18th, 2017

The National Institute of Health has posted new funding opportunities in the field of human genomics. The R03 Small Research Grant application is available here; the R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant is available here.

Epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 18th, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA

Applications are open for a GS-14 epidemiologist position in the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

The overarching mission of the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch is to guide HIV prevention and care by identifying, monitoring, and reporting the drivers of the HIV epidemic. This position will be situated in the Behavioral Surveillance Team and will support the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system and other team projects.

Geographer at US Census Bureau July 18th, 2017
Where: Suitland, MD

This vacancy is for multiple Geographer positions in the Associate Director for Demographic Programs (ADDP) directorate located in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.

The individual selected for this position will:

  • Plans, researches, and implements the full scope of investigative projects requiring application of geographic concepts, approaches, and a broad understanding of geographic relationships throughout the United States.
  • Analyzes findings,
Assistant Professor of Sociology July 18th, 2017
Where: Mount Holyoke College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin in Fall 2018. We especially encourage applicants with an interest in the comparative study of race and ethnicity, inequality, culture, globalization, organizations, or law to apply. The Department seeks a candidate with experience in quantitative methods.

The position has a 2-2 teaching load and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum including quantitative methods.

Policy Intern at Seattle Housing Authority July 18th, 2017
Where: Seattle, WA

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), a nationally recognized leader in developing and maintaining affordable, innovative housing communities, invites applications for the position of Policy Intern to join its Policy & Strategic Initiatives team.

Under direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Policy Intern will assist with special projects, research and analysis that are focused on increasing the stability and self sufficiency of individuals with low incomes.

In accordance with the HUD Act of 1968,

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen Shines Light on Senior Sexuality and Health in New York Times July 18th, 2017
CSDE in the News

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Social Work, was recently featured in the New York Times for her research on aging LGBT populations. There’s little existing research on LGBT seniors. Thanks to Fredriksen-Goldsen’s work, though, scholars now know the unique health disparities and social pressures this group often faces. You can read more about the findings and their implications in the full story below.

Scott Allard Explains Suburban Poverty with Places in Need July 18th, 2017
CSDE in the News

Scott Allard, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Public Policy, was recently profiled by Curbed for his latest book, Places in Need. The publication offers a thorough examination of the trends and challenges of poverty in the suburbs, a growing problem that’s silently spreading through much of the US. Both the very nature of suburbs and the public’s misconceptions about their affluence make combating economic problems there surprisingly difficult. You can read more about the book and Scott’s research below.