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Tenure track job opportunity University of Regina
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Friday, October 18, 2019 02:46 PM

Department of Sociology & Social Studies Assistant Professor or Lecturer (Tenure Track)

The Department of Sociology & Social Studies at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2020.

We are seeking candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in two of the following three areas: Environmental Sociology, Political Economy, and Sociological Theory. In addition, priority will be given to candidates who can also contribute to the Department’s teaching program in one or more of the following areas: Canadian political economy, Canadian political ecology, environmental history, historical sociology, and/or sociology of racialization, ethnicity, indigeneity and decolonization. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to develop these topics into imaginative and innovative courses that examine substantive issues in their historical and theoretical contexts.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Sociology (or cognate fields), a record of scholarly activity, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Department is committed to a balanced program of teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the community. Information about the Department and its programs is available at https://www.uregina.ca/arts/sociology-social-studies.

Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar - Syracuse University
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Friday, October 18, 2019 12:44 PM

Title:                            Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar

Department:               Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

                                    The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Job Description:  The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University (http://lernercenter.syr.edu/) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in applied population health. The postdoc will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center affiliates on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or mortality trends. Candidates with interests in rural health, rural demography, and/or rural aging are especially encouraged to apply. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration within the Center for Policy Research (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr.aspx), Aging Studies Institute (https://asi.syr.edu/), and Policy, Place and Population Health Lab (https://asi.syr.edu/policy-place-and-population-health-lab/). At least 25% of the Scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. 

Assistant Professor in Healthy Community and Behavioral Development - Penn State
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019 11:25 AM
Assistant Professor in Healthy Community and Behavioral Development

The strategic plan of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education (AESE) states that “Fostering healthy individuals and communities cuts across local and global levels, and requires knowledge of how processes of individual, community, and regional development interact.” To further strengthen scholarship in this area, the department seeks candidates for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% research and 35% extension responsibility and with the expectation of membership in the graduate faculty as well as faculty affiliate status with the appropriate Penn State center of excellence. This position is part of The Pennsylvania State University's recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA); https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu, which seeks colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of pathways to addiction, criminal justice, and/or spillover effects of harmful substance use and abuse to families and communities. Our expectation is that these new colleagues will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars focused on illuminating the multi-level processes that give rise to addiction; designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches for prevention and treatment of addiction; and identifying and ameliorating the effects of substance abuse on families and communities. This position will be co-funded by Penn State's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/). Penn State is committed to building its research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance misuse and abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty's long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University's academic departments as well as centers of research excellence such as the Child Study Center (https://csc.la.psu.edu/); the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (http://www.prevention.psu.edu
); the Methodology Center (https://methodology.psu.edu); and the Population Research Institute (www.pop.psu.edu). CCSA faculty will also have access to research infrastructure in Penn State's cross-university research Institutes, including the SSRI, the Institute for CyberScience (https://ics.psu.edu); and the Penn State Cancer Institute (https://cancer.psu.edu). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized applied research program related to the prevention of substance misuse and abuse and the promotion of healthy behavioral development. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. The candidate's research agenda should focus on the development and implementation of community, family and youth promotional and prevention efforts in both urban and rural settings along the established intervention spectrum. As part of the appointment, the successful candidate is expected to develop an active extension education program in the Food, Families, and Health area. This will require both the development and delivery of educational programs and materials in issues related to substance misuse and abuse as well as engagement with communities where substance misuse and abuse is a problem, promoting equal access to evidence-based education. Starting Date: July 1, 2020 or as negotiated. A Ph.D. in family studies, sociology, community studies, or related behavioral or social science field is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the University and community is required. Candidates should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, and official transcripts at https://psu.jobs. Questions can be directed to Leif Jensen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at mailto:[email protected]. Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
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