Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure Track) - Willamette University

Willamette University seeks candidates who can demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching with broad teaching and research interests in the area of Social Theory (classical, modern, and postmodern), and who have significant secondary training in one or both of the following areas: Crime & Deviance, and/or Environmental Sociology, approached through a critical framework. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. The candidate will offer some courses in her/his areas of specialization along with providing support to the department’s core curriculum and the general education program.

To learn more about the department, faculty, staff and students visit

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically and addressed to Jade Aguilar, Chair, Department of Sociology:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial graduate transcripts (please upload transcripts as one file)
• Separate statements on: teaching and research
• Writing Sample
• Statement that explains how you will engage multiple perspectives in your teaching and contribute to our institutional and departmental commitments to social justice.
• Three (3) letters of Recommendation*
*As part of the online application, please provide contact information for three references and notify them that they will be contacted electronically. The email from Human Resources will include a link where they will be able to submit a letter of recommendation/reference on your behalf. Please note letters will only be accessible to the search committee.

Application Deadline: Application materials will be accepted until September 13, 2013. If you need assistance applying for this position, please contact Human Resources, or 503.370.6210.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

University College London - STEaPP Provost Fellowships

These prestigious two-year UCL STEaPP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) Provost Fellowships are designed to enable exceptionally talented early career researchers to develop their research, teaching and policy engagement experience sufficiently to make them very strong candidates for academic (faculty) positions at top international universities by the end of their Fellowship.
Applications are warmly encouraged from candidates from across all branches of social, natural and engineering sciences with research, policy engagement and teaching interests relevant to STEaPP. Any disciplinary (or multidisciplinary) background and topical focus of relevance to STEaPP is welcome. Please see Job Description and Person Specification for more detail and broad topical areas of particular interest.

The appointee(s) will have enthusiasm and propensity for inter-disciplinary, intercultural and international team building and sustained collaboration as well as a strong professional orientation towards integrating 'impact orientated' engagement with a broad array of government, corporate and civil society policy communities.

Deadline: August 6, 2013

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy.  Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels.  Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.  Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow’s time is focused on substantive projects and activities within the fellow’s assigned unit.   An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The online application is available at:
  • Applications are due September 5, 2013.
  • The stipend for the fellowship period is $8500.
  • The January 2014 session will commence on January 21, 2014 and end on April 11, 2014.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: July 2014

Society for the Social History of Medicine 2014 Conference: Disease, Health, and the State
10-12 July 2014 - Oxford, UK
The Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present, Oxford Brookes University and the Welcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford

The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference.  In 2014 it will explore the relationships between health, disease, and the state.  The biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its theme, and reflects the broad diversity of the discipline of the social history of medicine.

Call for Posters

As well as a traditional Call for Papers, proposals are invited for a special Poster Exhibit on the conference theme to be held on the second day of the conference. The exhibit will provide participants with an opportunity to showcase their research in a format that is interactive and collegial. It offers an alternative for those eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, is especially useful for work-in-progress, and may be particularly appropriate for projects where visual or material evidence represents a central component.  An award will be given to the best poster displayed at the conference.

Deadline for paper and poster proposals: 1 January 2014.
Please see for more information.