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
Queries should be sent to Dr. Brea Perry at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by December 15,
2018 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information
about the the Department of Sociology (https://www.indiana.edu/~soc/),
the Indiana University Network Science Institute (https://iuni.iu.edu/), and the Indiana
Alzheimer Disease Center (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/alzheimers/)
can be found online.
Indiana University is an equal employment
and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA
services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic
information, marital status, national origin, disability status or
protected veteran status.