Section Announcements

ASA RECEPTION:  The Development Section will hold its reception on Saturday, August 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 at THIRSTY BEARS BREWING COMPANY, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco.  We will be joined by colleagues from the Theory and Comparative-Historical Sections.  We have a great room for the event, and it should be a good time for all.  I will send out reminders about this event as ASA approaches, but please mark your calendars now.

Job ID: 10190
Institution: Simon Fraser University
Department: School for International Studies
Title: Limited Term Assistant Professor Position in Conflict and Development
Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
Areas/Special Programs: Development , Peace, War, World Conflict, and Conflict Resolution

The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program at Tulane University invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Teaching Professor of Practice beginning in August, 2014. The appointment will be for three years, renewable contingent on performance and funding, and will carry no obligations for research or publication; the position carries an annual salary of $40,000. Some departmental and program service is expected. Candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in sociology, with an environmental focus, at the time of application will be given preference. The teaching load is three courses per semester, with two of those courses in Sociology and one in Environmental Studies. The successful candidate will be able to teach Environmental Sociology and lower-level foundational Sociology courses, such as, for instance, Foundations of Sociology and Social Problems, as well as Introduction to Environmental Studies and upper-level Environmental Studies courses in the candidate’s area of interest, including a capstone course in Environmental Studies. They will also be expected to incorporate service learning into one or more of their classes with the assistance of Tulane’s Center for Public Service. Review of applications will begin April 21 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted online; required materials include a letter of interest describing teaching strengths, recent teaching evaluations, a relevant syllabus, and a Curriculum Vita. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to on their behalf.  For additional information, applicants can contact Michele Adams, Chair of Sociology ( or Kathy Jack, Director of Environmental Studies ( Tulane has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body; the University is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged.



Greetings ASA Division Director and Administrators:

As you may already know, William Chambliss, Professor of Sociology at The George Washington University, died on February 22.  Bill, of course, was a giant in our field. This is a big loss to our profession, George Washington University and the Department of Sociology, and to his many friends and family members. To honor Bill we have created a fund to support GW graduate students. Bill was devoted to his students wherever he taught. And they loved him. This fund will honor his legacy by providing graduate packages, financial aid, and other support for our most deserving students. Please see the attachment for details. I would appreciate your sharing this information with your members. If you could distribute it to any listservs, run a short piece in any newsletters, or get this information out to your members in any way, we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your assistance. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or would like additional information. And if you or your members would like to make a gift in honor of Bill, please visit

Sincerely, Greg Squires



The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that it will launch a new sociology open access journal in 2014. The journal, which will be free to all readers, will welcome scholarly articles in any area of sociology, with authors retaining copyright, and will be freely available to all interested readers. For more information, visit



Greetings from the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research!

About Us
The ICPSR Summer Program is internationally recognized as the preeminent resource for basic and advanced training in social science research methodologies and technologies.

We offer courses in research design, quantitative reasoning, statistical methods, and data processing. Our goal is to integrate methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. Additionally, our unique and supportive social environment facilitates the sharing of ideas, approaches, techniques, and fun!

Training Opportunities for Researchers in Sociology

Topics of particular interest include:

  • regression and linear models
  • structural equation models
  • longitudinal data analysis
  • multilevel and hierarchical linear models
  • intro and intermediate Bayesian analysis
  • causal inference
  • network analysis
  • introductions to R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, and LaTeX
3- to 5-Day Statistical Workshops in 2014

The Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship 
Administered by the ICPSR Summer Program, the Clogg Scholarship is targeted toward graduate students in sociology and provides a fee waiver to the Summer Program’s four week sessions.  The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

For additional information about the Clogg Scholarship and other scholarships administered by ICPSR and other professional organizations, please visit our Financial Support page.


Dates and Locations
Many of our lectures and workshops are presented in two four-week sessions held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first session runs from June 23–July 18, 2014. The second session runs from July 21–August 15, 2014.

From May through August, we also offer almost 40 three- to five-day workshops on both statistical and substantive topics. Many of these short workshops take place in Ann Arbor, but several are held in other locations, including Amherst, MA; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Chapel Hill, NC; Manhattan, NY; and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Registration is now open for all 2014 courses. For further information, including a full course list, course descriptions, faculty, dates, fees, discounts, and financial support, please visit the ICPSR Summer Program website at


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