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Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-Track)
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Monday, September 18, 2017 01:19 PM
The Department of Sociology at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor beginning in August 2018. Ph.D. should be in hand or very near completion; salary is competitive. We seek candidates whose graduate transcripts, teaching experience, research, or other experience demonstrate preparation to teach undergraduate courses in the area of stratification. Ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity, rural sociology, or political sociology would be added benefits. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods, contribute to the department’s Senior Seminar, the College’s First Year Seminar program, as well as offer upper level and specialized courses.
Contributions to the College’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sciences and Studies would be an asset. Opportunities for the successful candidate include working with the College’s Center for the Environment and Society and the very active GIS program.
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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Thursday, September 07, 2017 11:34 AM

The Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology. The area of specialization is open, but we are seeking applicants who will bring new courses and new areas of expertise to our department. Successful applicants will be expected to teach a course in research methods and a general education course in race and ethnicity. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach courses within the areas of medical sociology/sociology of health and illness, applied sociology, family sociology, sociology of human sexuality, or political sociology. Questions regarding the position should be directed toward Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll (lcstoll@uwlax.edu).

Relevant information about the position can be found here: https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/8715

UCSB Research Specialist - Land Systems Science/Economics
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 09:07 AM

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant or Associate-level Specialist position to join Professor Robert Heilmayr’s lab. Specialists are academic appointees who engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service, and who do not have any teaching responsibilities.

The successful candidate will support a new research initiative exploring the impacts of corporate commitments to end deforestation. The research project will combine remote sensing and econometrics to both advance science as well as improve social and environmental outcomes on the ground. Assistant Specialists enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research. Associate Specialists normally provide considerable independent input into the planning and execution of the research, have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published research in the field, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.

Key responsibilities for this position will be data collection, organization, and analysis of commodity supply chains and their spatial footprints in tropical landscapes. The specialist will have a geographic focus on oil palm production in Southeast Asia, however, they will have the opportunity to support additional research in South America. The successful applicant will have strong data analysis and management skills along with experience in conducting academic research.

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Social Science Post-Doctoral Fellow North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Monday, August 21, 2017 10:47 AM

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) is jointly funded by USDA and land-grant universities, such as Michigan State University (MSU) in its 12-state region. MSU and the NCRCRD seeks recent PhDs as post-doctoral fellow. The fellow will execute the following activities:

Actively engage with the NCRCRD advisory board and land-grant university administrators to develop/disseminate curriculum and programming, develop grant-writing teams, and prepare refereed journal articles related to one or more of the following broad areas (link to www.ncrcrd.msu.edufor more details):

•                    Building a 21st century economy

•                    Sustainable communities

•                    Leadership development and civic engagement and

•                    Community health and wellness

The position will be appointed for up to twelve months, and pending funding availability extended to 24 months. Through the experience with NCRCRD, the fellow will complement the strong disciplinary training of their PhD program with exposure to a broad range of sciences and learning-by-doing in rural development Extension curriculum design and pilot testing. The position will be located at North Dakota State University. The primary service areas for the post-doc will be Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Key activities will be in the community and economic development arena; duties will include organizing teams within these states to develop projects and grant proposals, develop stronger linkages with the other states in the NC region, strengthen partnerships with tribal communities and tribal colleges, and prepare refereed journal articles. At the end of their post-doctoral experiences, the fellows will enjoy a network of senior academic and policy colleagues from which they may launch successful careers as faculty members or policy analysts. Fellows will be compensated commensurate with recent PhDs in their field of study, and will have access to health care benefits.

Complete details and to apply: http://careers.msu.edu, Posting #: 451591

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GIS Instructor
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Monday, August 21, 2017 10:45 AM

Colorado State University

The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for the position of Special Instructor. The position is full-time at the academic rank of Instructor (non-tenure track). The start date is January 1, 2018.

The College is seeking a dynamic and committed instructor to deliver superior undergraduate education in GIS and remote sensing to our rapidly growing enrollment of undergraduate students. The special instructor will teach 6 to 7 courses per academic year. Initially the courses will primarily consist of junior (300-level) courses in GIS and Remote Sensing, with potential to teach and develop advanced courses.

Initially the division of responsibilities for this position are 80% teaching and 20% service. This distribution may be altered to accommodate changes in college and university policies and goals. However, any changes must be approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the college, following discussion with the special instructor. This is a non-tenure track appointment on a three-year renewable contract. Position will be supervised by the

College GIS Program Coordinator.

To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit:

http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/48177 by August 27, 2017.

Questions concerning position contact:

Search Committee Chair Michael Falkowski via email at falkow@colostate.edu

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