Job Announcement

Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, Researcher in sociology or anthropology of children in Ghana

The Department of Sociology of the University of Amsterdam is offering the following position:
Researcher in sociology or anthropology of children in Ghana
We offer a researcher position to conduct research on the everyday problematization of bodily activity of children in Ghana. This research is part of a larger project on globalization, medicalization and ADHD in different institutional contexts lead by dr. Christian Bröer. We look for a candidate who is able to conduct focused ethnographic research. The duration of this project is 1 year. Please react before December 11.

http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-549-researcher-in-sociology-or-anthropology-of-children-in-ghana.html?m

www.academictransfer.com/37236

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Call for Graduate Student Applications

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to call your attention to a new 2-year Master of Global and International Studies at the University of Salamanca, one of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished universities.The program might be of interest to some of your undergraduate students with an interest in international studies and/or peace and conflict.

Courses will be taught in English by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, and the program will include internship opprtunities in the US and Europe.

You can find more information on the program in the attached brochure and on the website: https://globalandinternationalstudies.com/

The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

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Call for Applications: Sectors Co-editor

We are seeking a new co-editor of our section newsletter, Sectors. This is a great opportunity for a young scholar to become involved with the section and network with other individuals in our subfield.  The newsletter is published semi-annually (in the fall and spring semesters) and includes news from the Council and members of the section, feature stories, calls for papers and other opportunities in the field, and the section’s official reports. Sectors is e-mailed to all current section members through the listserv and posted on the section’s website and Facebook page.

The co-editor will have a two-year term from August 2017 to July 2019.  During the first year (2017-2018), the new editor will work in a team with one of the current co-editors. During the second year (2018-2019), s/he will continue working with a new co-editor selected in 2018.  Both co-editors will work collaboratively to shape the content and formatting of the newsletter. S/he will not only respond to submissions but seek out and develop original content for the newsletter.

The Section Council will select the co-editor from all interested parties, and the co-editor will report to the Council regularly (during council meetings).  The co-editor will work closely with the Chair and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Section.

Qualifications:
·       Member of the Sociology of Development Section;
·       Strong teamwork skills;
·       Strong organizational skills, including ability to meet deadlines;
·       Strong written communication skills;
·       Strong MS Word and Acrobat Reader skills (both programs are currently used to format the newsletter);
·       Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Application consists of:
·       brief (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest and qualifications

·       one-page CV

Please submit applications to socdevsectors@gmail.com by December 31, 2016.

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Call for Proposals to Host Annual Section Conference

Deadline: December 31!

Would your university like to host a future ASA Sociology of Development Section Annual Conference?  If so, please send a short (2-5 page, single spaced) proposal that includes the following information to Matthew Sanderson (mattrs@ksu.edu) before December 31, 2016:

1. Leadership

2. Dates

3. Location and venue: Description of facilities and Interesting development-related aspects of the location

4. Sponsoring organization(s)

5. Theme and format

6. Resources (please indicate which if any are secured at this time): Organizational; Facilities; Financial

Please contact Matthew Sanderson, secretary-treasurer, with any questions: mattrs@ksu.edu

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Calls for Graduate Student Applications

1a. Master of Global Affairs Program, Keough School for Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame (concentrations in Sustainable Development, Peace Studies, and Global Affairs)

1b. M.A. or Ph.D., Rural Sociology specialization, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University (Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology, Sociology of Agriculture/Food Systems, Community Development and Development Sociology)

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1a. Master of Global Affairs Program, Keough School for Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame (concentrations in Sustainable Development, Peace Studies, and Global Affairs)

Colleagues, I wanted to pass along an opportunity that may be of considerable interest to some of your best and brightest undergraduate students with an interest in global affairs and/or development, particularly students for whom the financial cost of a masters program might otherwise be prohibitive.

The University of Notre Dame has created a new Keough School for Global Affairs, which is now recruiting for its Master of Global Affairs program. The masters program will offer concentrations in Peace Studies, Sustainable Development, and Global Affairs with customizable specialization.

**For the inaugural cohort, all admitted students will receive a full tuition scholarship and a living stipend.**

Courses will be taught by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, and will include intensive practical experience, both in integration labs on campus and in field placements over the summer.


More information on the program is available on this flyer and on the website.

The application deadline is December 15, 2016.

Please feel free to circulate to any potentially interested students and share with colleagues.

Any interested students who have questions can contact Colleen Andrews, Admissions and Academic Coordinator, at keough-admissions@nd.edu.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__keough.nd.edu_wp-2Dcontent_uploads_2016_04_MGA-2Delectronic-2Dflyer.pdf&d=CwIGaQ&c=AGbYxfJbXK67KfXyGqyv2Ejiz41FqQuZFk4A-1IxfAU&r=206SdPG1XaFFqa9Ex7s2bGNLIj-nZ4_zc5-cMwBnvMQ&m=K7X9hYoE7M2XWxEeZG8XpMO-wR5Elst_ahdcs3hq9ws&s=e_InLRBAl7FGvxiXZD4vCGmQViuWPosjvLRWvhLJpCM&e=

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__keough.nd.edu_master-2Dof-2Dglobal-2Daffairs_&d=CwIGaQ&c=AGbYxfJbXK67KfXyGqyv2Ejiz41FqQuZFk4A-1IxfAU&r=206SdPG1XaFFqa9Ex7s2bGNLIj-nZ4_zc5-cMwBnvMQ&m=K7X9hYoE7M2XWxEeZG8XpMO-wR5Elst_ahdcs3hq9ws&s=Z6pHS1H16q3Nd-XoYPIutjeg9jHCuydME9QvfCQw7Ho&e=

1b. M.A. or Ph.D., Rural Sociology specialization, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University (Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology, Sociology of Agriculture/Food Systems, Community Development and Development Sociology)

Please consider or forward this announcement to prospective graduate students as appropriate regarding an opportunity for Master’s or Ph.D. level studies in Rural Sociology and associated fields of sociological inquiry, including Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology, Sociology of Agriculture/Food Systems, Community Development and Development Sociology.  The Rural Sociology specialization in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University is seeking high quality applicants for several academic fellowship opportunities.  Qualified students may also be considered for teaching and research associateships depending on school and faculty needs.

Fellowship awards are for one and possibly multiple years include stipend, tuition and fees.  Additional opportunities for support exist as teaching or research associateships.  Fellowship awards are available beginning in Fall 2017.  To be considered for a fellowship, applications for graduate study and all required materials must be received no later than January 1st, 2017.  Contact our graduate program staff at ENRGrad@osu.edu for guidance regarding submission of an application and contact either Kristi Lekies (Lekies.1@osu.edu)or Doug Jackson-Smith (Jackson-Smith.1@osu.edu) for further detail about graduate studies in Rural Sociology.  See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__senr.osu.edu_&d=CwIGaQ&c=AGbYxfJbXK67KfXyGqyv2Ejiz41FqQuZFk4A-1IxfAU&r=206SdPG1XaFFqa9Ex7s2bGNLIj-nZ4_zc5-cMwBnvMQ&m=K7X9hYoE7M2XWxEeZG8XpMO-wR5Elst_ahdcs3hq9ws&s=GJJkW95F84I6vb-gSo2FDR4KAd3sZj4O4wBaSNUVkao&e=  for more information about the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State and https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__go.osu.edu_RuralSociologyfor&d=CwIGaQ&c=AGbYxfJbXK67KfXyGqyv2Ejiz41FqQuZFk4A-1IxfAU&r=206SdPG1XaFFqa9Ex7s2bGNLIj-nZ4_zc5-cMwBnvMQ&m=K7X9hYoE7M2XWxEeZG8XpMO-wR5Elst_ahdcs3hq9ws&s=SPf-wu9Ice6L68lJHf-OM14KHtXnJVBFx8cgFH1TNOw&e=  information specific to the rural sociology specialization; for course requirements seeMS and Ph.D. requirements.

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SAVE THE DATE!

October 5-7, 2017

Sociology of Development Annual Conference

Disparities in Development: Global, Regional, and Local

Wayne State University Detroit, MI

The process of development generates a broad range of disparities across populations, cities, economies, and geographies, at the global, regional, and local levels. A central theme of this conference will be to identify and explore these disparities, with an emphasis on labor, health, race and gender, urban life, and migration. Explorations of other areas of disparity (i.e. environmental, educational, etc.) along with other topics of development will be welcome as well.

This will be the first annual Sociology of Development Conference held in the Midwest. The city of Detroit, and surrounding cities like Flint, are microcosms of many development issues generally considered within a Global North – Global South schema, affording development scholars a valuable new venue and perspective for the exploration of these disparities.

The Call for Papers and conference details will be posted in early January. We hope to see you there! Please contact Jeff Kentor, with any questions (Jeffrey.kentor@wayne.edu).

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SESYNC Graduate Student Workshop

New Opportunity: SESYNC Graduate Student Workshop

Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis: Interdisciplinary Skill Building, Collaboration, and Proposal Writing
Workshop Application Deadline: January 13, 2017
Workshop Dates: March 7-10, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Applications are now being accepted for SESYNC’s fourth Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis. As part of this highly interactive workshop, graduate students from across disciplines and from around the world will participate in sessions and activities designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, team formation, and scientific proposal development while also building a variety of other skills crucial to the success of socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis, including effective communication across disciplines and incorporating diverse data types.
Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to engage with and receive feedback from S-E synthesis scholars and practitioners. Featured topics include:
  • Interdisciplinary team science and team skills
  • Interdisciplinary science communication
  • Interdisciplinary proposal writing and design
  • Bridging scientific knowledge to decision-making
To learn more, please visit our website.
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