Start Date, September 2014, Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum at the University of Pennsylvania is offering a postdoctoral fellowship for 2014-15 on the theme “Poverty and Opportunity.” The application deadline is March 31st. Anyone who is interested can find out more information as well as apply at this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/24521
Start Date, August 2014, Associate Professor
Morgan State University posted an announcement for an Associate Professor of Sociology position. The application deadline is March 25th. Anyone who is interested can find out more information as well as apply at this link: http://socialsciences.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?job[IDX]=53938
Start Date, August 2014, Postdoctoral Fellow
The Everyone Graduates Center and the Talent Development Secondary program at the Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education have two openings for postdoctoral fellows. See details in link – EGC PostDoc Ad
Start Date, Spring/Summer 2014, Associate Program Officer
The William T Grant Foundation is seeking a researcher to join their staff as an Associate Program Officer.
See details in link – APO – WT Grant
Start Date, July 2014, Assistant Professor, tenure-track, UBC
The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
See details in link – UBC Assistant Professor 2014
Start Date, July 2014, Instructor 1, UBC
The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor I positions in the Department of Sociology (www.soci.ubc.ca).
See details in link – UBC Instructor I
Start Date, August 2014, Distinguished Fellowship
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 round of its Distinguished Fellowship Program.
See details in link – Distinguished Fellowship Program
Academics Protest Facebook’s Censorship
Greetings from a hot summer in Turkey and hope this message will find you all well. The protest wave here has changed everything and it continues to change even more. I was going to ask for a support from you. Facebook has agreed with the Turkish government to censor political opposition content and group pages that have been quite active in recent political mobilization. So, a large number of popular opposition pages have been closed down recently. Now, there is a campaign among academics to condemn Facebook and to call for more freedom of speech on the social media. Since Facebook is a US corporation which puts extensive emphasis on company reputation, support from the US academy is of great importance to effect Facebook’s decision. If Facebook continues to collaborate with the Turkish government, this might cause further collaborations with governments of other countries, as well.
Stirred, Not Shaken: The Social Sciences Are Already Shaking
The response by Robert Kaplan to the recent Christakis New York Times editorial on the decline of the traditional social sciences
Thanks to Alum Tom Dial for sending us this Dilbert Nurture vs Nature Comic Strip
Travis Gosa (2008) opines on the 50th anniversary MLK March
Trying to find Alum outside of Academic Sociology, see link Directory of Alums Outside Sociology