Section Announcements

 – Call for Content/Submissions

Section Council is working to create and distribute a Newsletter before the end of the fall semester.

We invite you to share with us any information or announcements regarding:

  • upcoming events,
  • recent publications (articles, book chapters, reports, books),
  • job and fellowship opportunities,
  • grant  opportunities,
  • calls for papers or conference information,
  • new positions, moves and promotion,
  • dissertation completed (with university affiliation and chair’s name), and
  • other items of general section interest

Please send all submissions to Brendan Mullan ( and Mike Sobocinski ( by Friday October 25.



Check out the section webpage (it is updated regularly):

We are hoping to expand our link to syllabuses for courses related to the Sociology of Development.  Please send us your syllabus on development!  Material can be sent to Bernadette White, Section Webmaster, at

We also seek to post and advertise new publications by section members.  Please send info about your new publications to Bernadette White, Section Webmaster, at

Finally, we want to expand the information on the webpage for subsections of development.  If you would like to contribute by building a subsection for the webpage, please let us know.  You can contact Bernadette White, Section Webmaster, at



Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield

We are currently seeking applications at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level with expertise in international relations and global studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield. The position will begin August 16, 2014.   We are seeking candidates with:

         Earned doctorate (expected by August 2014) in political science with specialization in international relations;

         Preferred focus on Middle East, North Africa and/or Sub-Saharan Africa;

         Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, comparative politics, and with preferred regional focus on Middle Eastern (or other regional) politics;

         Desire and potential for excellence in teaching;

         Preferred teaching and/or scholarship in interdisciplinary global or international studies;

         Experience and/or willingness to teach in an online degree program.

I have attached a position advertisement for circulation and posting.

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is located in the state capital and is the third campus of the University of Illinois. UIS serves approximately 5,100 traditional and non-traditional students in 24 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs. UIS is a liberal-arts oriented institution that places primary emphasis on teaching.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you know of any qualified person(s) who might be interested in such a position, please encourage them to apply.  Thank you for your assistance!


Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

Co-Chair, Global Studies Program

Department of Political Science

University of Illinois Springfield



The ASA Committee on Publications encourages applications for the editorships of Contemporary Sociology, Contexts, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology. The official term for the new editors (or co-editors) will begin in January 2015 (the editorial transition will start in August 2014) and is for a minimum of three years (until December 2017), with a possible reappointment of up to an additional three years. See for application information and examples of previous successful proposals or send questions to The deadline for applications isNovember 1.

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