Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Faculty Opening in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Assistant or Associate Professor (with Tenure) in Education Policy and Leadership
The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate (tenured) level with a research agenda focused on an organizational and institutional understanding of access, equity and stratification in education. We seek applications from scholars with interdisciplinary perspectives (including sociology, political science, or economics) whose research includes an understanding of the factors that influence the PreK-16 trajectory (e.g., social organization and context of schooling; college access/persistence) in education. Junior candidates should have a focused program of research that will contribute to our understanding of inequality and stratification in education and have the strong potential for external funding. More senior candidates should have an established program of research, a strong record of publications, and a record in securing external funding. In addition to a vibrant research program, we expect excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a strong commitment to mentoring students, and working collaboratively with other faculty, students and staff. For inquiries about the position, contact Stella M. Flores, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
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