Samuel Grubbs for successfully defending his dissertation The Community College: Access to Opportunity or Barrier to Success.
The Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program invite you to a colloquium:
“Making Music, Making Community: Lesbians, Feminism and the Women’s Music Community”
Dr. Jo Reger
Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Oakland University; Editor, Gender & Society
Friday January 22 at 11am
CLUSTER HIRE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH
(Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)
University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a
faculty cluster hire for up to 5 tenured or tenure-track faculty
appointments. The goal of the cluster hire is to significantly increase
UCR’s capacity to conduct high quality interdisciplinary population health
research. It is a multi-position cluster hire that encompasses the College
of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), the College of Natural and
Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School
of Public Policy (SPP). Successful candidates will be housed within the
department or departments that fit their research specialization with the
option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate.
Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to,
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Medicine, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and Sociology.
Successful applicants will join existing faculty to build teams that cut
across departments to create collaborations that can address what would
otherwise be intractable health-related problems. As such, applicants
should show strong interest in or demonstrated capacity to work across
traditional disciplines. We are seeking applications at both junior and
senior levels and plan a mix of these levels when recruitment is complete.
We are particularly interested in applicants with the following
*Biostatistician* (Ph.D. Statistics/Biostatistics): Analysis of
non-randomized designs, program evaluation, clinical trials, longitudinal
data analysis, survival analysis, evaluation of biomedical impact.
*Physician Researcher* (M.D. with dual degree in public health [M.P.H.] or
social sciences [M.A. or Ph.D.]): Community translational health
interventions and evaluation.
*Population Health Measurement/Estimation* (Ph.D. in
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology): Psychometrics;
item response theory; covariance structure models.
*Population Health, Intervention and Policy Evaluation – Two Positions from
Three Areas *(prefer Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Economics, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology).
· *Area 1: *Research investigating social, psychological,
political, economic and cultural factors in the diffusion of health
relevant knowledge and technology through populations.
· *Area 2:* Conceiving, implementing and/or evaluating community
· *Area 3:* Evaluating the health consequences of public policies
directed toward areas other than health (e.g. housing, jobs, water, parks
Applicants should have an established record of outstanding research
accomplishment; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a desire to work
across disciplines; promise with regard to attracting extramural funds; and
a commitment to an ongoing and cutting-edge research program. These
appointments will commence on or after June 30, 2016.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, and a sample of
research work. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position
should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00511.
Senior applicants should apply through
https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00510. Candidates applying for the
Assistant Professor position will need to provide 3-4 letters of reference;
individuals applying for positions above the Assistant level will be
required to provide names and contact details for 5-7 confidential
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2016 and will continue until
the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and
supporting material should be received January 15, 2016.
Applicants for this cluster hire will be a part of larger University-wide
expansion as UCR is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will
add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected
through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will
hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research
infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical
mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly
cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of
America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications
from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the
research university for the next generation. For more details visit
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred
qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of
California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations,
occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
What are tools for government action? Fiscal policy? See:
CALL FOR ARTICLES
RSF: THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
ANTI-POVERTY POLICY INNOVATIONS: NEW PROPOSALS FOR ADDRESSING POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES
Edited by Lawrence M. Berger and Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; we also expect that
Maria Cancian will join us as a coeditor when she returns from leave in 2016-2017
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and the Russell Sage Foundation have historically collaborated on a series of edited volumes on poverty and poverty policy, which includes Fighting Poverty, Confronting Poverty, Understanding Poverty, and Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. This series has been widely used by teachers and scholars of poverty and related issues, and has traditionally been comprised of state-of-the art review chapters. The last volume, Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, was published in 2009. Since that time, there have been a number of volumes focusing on the Great Recession, as well as the fifty years of the War on Poverty. These works have extensively reviewed recent trends, research, and policy in the poverty arena. However, much less attention has been focused on innovative, specific anti-poverty policy proposals in light of this evidence. We believe that an issue of RSF highlighting such proposals would greatly serve the field. We outline our vision for the issue below.
The journal issue will showcase a collection of innovative and specific policy proposals intended to reduce poverty in the short- and/or long-term or improve economic wellbeing. Each article will focus on a specific social problem and/or population group. The issue aims to set the anti-poverty policy agenda for the next decade or more by presenting detailed real-world responses to current and emerging poverty-related problems. The policy or inter-related set of policies proposed in each article will include a description of the target group and problem; eligibility criteria; program/service or benefit type and amount; expectations regarding policy scope, reach, and take-up; potential heterogeneity in effects across population groups or geographic location; and expected cost and effectiveness, including public and private costs and benefits. Each article must be firmly grounded in existing social science research and present the science (theoretical and empirical research) underpinning the proposed policy. Articles should not propose an overarching policy agenda in a particular domain. Rather each article should propose a specific, potentially high-impact, innovative, or particularly promising policy or policy approach and present evidence in support of that approach. That is, articles should leverage existing research and policy analyses to present an evidence-based argument for implementing novel and potentially transformational policy innovations in a particular poverty-related domain.
The coeditors will contribute an extensive introductory piece that provides a roadmap of current and expected poverty-related trends, evidence on the causes and consequences of poverty, existing anti-poverty policies, and evidence on the efficacy of existing approaches to addressing poverty. They will also contribute a concluding piece that weighs the pros and cons of the various proposals, including key tradeoffs, feasibility, and prioritization. Selection will be determined by the potential for the proposed policy approach to decrease poverty and/or improve the economic wellbeing of low-income and poor individuals and families, as indicated by the strength and quality of the scientific evidence offered in its support.
Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for papers.
Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on April 15, 2016 to:
All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted tohttps://rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at firstname.lastname@example.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the special issue.
A conference will take place at RSF in New York City on October 28, 2016. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due on September 28, 2016, a month prior to the conference) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts. The papers will then be sent out to two additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers. The full and final issue will be published in the late 2017. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.
Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for papers.
Position: The Department of Public Administration in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant professor level starting August 10, 2016. Candidates for this tenure-track position should have a demonstrated record of effective teaching and research in public administration.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities are primarily in the department’s NASPAA accredited MPA program and the PhD program in Public Administration and Management. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in local government and in areas such as nonprofit management, human resources and financial management.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned PhD in public administration, public affairs, or related disciplines and relevant teaching experience. Prior involvement with grants and relevant professional experience is preferred, but not required. Setting: The University of North Texas, the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has over 37,000 students, one-fourth of whom are graduate students. The MPA program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the area of city management and urban policy. The department offers a BS in Emergency Administration and Planning, the first of its kind in the nation, and a PhD in public administration and management. More information may be obtained at www.padm.unt.edu. Proximity to the DFW metropolitan area, which includes hundreds of local governments, many non-profit organizations and foundations, and federal regional headquarters, affords numerous opportunities for research and student experiential learning.
Application Procedures: Review of applications begins on January 4, 2016, and continues until the search is closed. All applicants must apply online at: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references with the online application.
Contact for position and/or department questions:
Dr. Hee Soun Jang, Search Committee Chair Department of Public Administration University of North Texas (940)565-2165 (940)-369-7844 HeeSoun.Jang@unt.edu