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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Sociology

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Not specified
Closing date
May 21, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD), an interdisciplinary academic unit

within Arizona State University (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/), is strengthening its sociology

programs and invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Quantitative Sociology at the rank

of Assistant Professor for fall of 2018. We seek applicants with an emerging record of excellence in

research in quantitative sociology and the development of cutting-edge quantitative methods. The specific

area of methodological focus is open, but preference will be given to those whose work expands the

existing areas of quantitative expertise in SSFD. Preferential areas of interest include, but are not limited

to, the following: causal inference from nonexperimental data, sociological measurement, multilevel

modeling, Bayesian inference, and social network analysis. Preference also is given to candidates who are

interested in working within interdisciplinary settings in areas such as health and well-being, family and

community dynamics, and diversity. This position is part of an effort to build a 21st-century sociology

program with new and existing resources in the well-established and successful School of Social and

Family Dynamics. The hire builds on the significant strengths of SSFD’s existing interdisciplinary

Measurement and Statistical Analysis specialization (see https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/masa).

For this position, candidates must have a PhD in sociology by time of appointment and have

demonstrated a record of excellence in research, teaching, and service commensurate with appointment as

an Assistant Professor in SSFD. The ideal candidate must also have a demonstrated potential for

leadership, collaboration, and success in securing and managing external funding. The successful

candidate will teach an undergraduate course on multivariate analysis for the social sciences, and

other advanced quantitative courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of SSFD

and also as part of the interdisciplinary methods certificate program that are part of the Institute for

Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu/). In addition, the candidate will be expected to mentor

undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, develop a

vigorous, externally funded research program, participate in service to the university and profession, and

help build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond SSFD.

The School of Social and Family Dynamics is an innovative interdisciplinary academic unit focused on

the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. Additionally, SSFD

has launched a large, multi-pronged program of scholarship, translation, and impact focused on Diversity

and Inclusion Science (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/disi). Taking a systems perspective, faculty and

students in SSFD are interested in factors at all levels of the micro- and macro-levels that affect the health

and well-being of individuals, groups, organizations, and populations. With 50+ full-time faculty, 500+

graduate students, and 2,000+ undergraduate majors/minors, SSFD has bachelor’s degrees in both

sociology and family and human development, doctoral and online master’s degrees in sociology, and

doctoral and online master’s degrees in family and human development. SSFD takes pride in having a

collegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among its faculty and ties to many other units.

ASU’s location within the vibrant Phoenix metropolitan region provides a rich context for basic and

applied research and community engagement in many areas related to sociology.

Initial due date of complete applications is Nov 1, 2017; if not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please send the following materials

electronically to Dr. Marilyn Thompson at ssfdquanthire@gmail.com: (1) a cover letter describing your

qualifications and fit with this position, as well as contact information (including email addresses) for

three references; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication and funding record; (3) a

research statement (not to exceed two pages); (4) copies of 2 representative publications; and (5) a

teaching statement (not to exceed two pages). Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national

origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Further information on

ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete nondiscrimination

statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered

without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran

status, or any other basis protected by law. Further information on ASU’s policies can

be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete nondiscrimination

statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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