ICSOR Grant Program: Residence in Rome

The ICSOR Grant Program provides residence in Rome for researchers intending to carry out projects regarding the sociology of religion. The grants provided will fund initial research into hypotheses that have not been fully explored as yet. Research applications will be judged principally on the basis of the novelty of the hypotheses and the innovative approaches proposed, their direct relevance and applicability to the sociology of religion, their scientific quality and methodological strengths. ICSOR Grant Awardees will be required to provide progress reports concerning their work during the entire duration of their residency and present their findings at the end of their stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant. FUNDING CYCLE, 2020 Deadline for Applications: March 30th, 2020 Announcement of Awards: Late April, 2020 Earliest Starting Date for Research Projects: May 1st, 2020 APPLYING FOR A GRANT The ICSOR International Advisory Board oversees the Grant Program and makes recommendations to the ICSOR Scientific Committee. GRANTS The grants provide residence in Rome for the duration of a week or more to a maximum of two months. The ICSOR apartment (all inclusive, except for food and insurance) and library will be available to awardees free of charge. RESEARCH GRANT ELIGIBILITY If you are thinking of applying for an ICSOR Grant, ask yourself the following questions: 1) Is my research directly relevant to the sociology of religion? 2) Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution? (No grants are made available to individuals or private companies) 3) Am I willing to present my findings at the end of my stay in Rome and/or through a report/article published no later than one year after the end of the grant? If you have answered “yes” to all the above questions, you are eligible to apply for an ICSOR Grant. MORE INFORMATION Contact Roberto Cipriani (rciprian@uniroma3.it)

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Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Search, University of Kansas

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically. This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience. We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. A complete online application for this position will include the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitæ, research and teaching statements, documentation of teaching experience (such as student course evaluations), and names, emails and contact information for three (3) references. Application review will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained. Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15598BR. Contact for questions is the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David N. Smith, Department of Sociology, emerald@ku.edu. Only complete applications will be considered. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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Postdoctoral Fellowships, Department of Sociology at Rice University

The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (http://sociology.rice.edu) is offering two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those who also establish a collaborative research plan of mutual interest with one or more faculty members in the department. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,500 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 10th, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: jbratter@rice.edu. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at the time of the application. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Danforth Center on Religion and Politics Postdoctoral Fellowships

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. Teaching responsibilities include one course per year to complement and contribute to the Center’s curricular offerings.

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Chapman University, Institute for the Study of Religion Postdoc

Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the economics of religion to start Fall 2020 and continue for up to two years. We aim to support highly promising young scholars doing research that links the study of religion to economics, political science, or sociology. Candidates selected will conduct research in at least one of these fields while at Chapman. They will also be expected to attend seminars, give at least one talk on their research, and assist with other IRES activities. Eligible candidates for the postdoctoral position will have completed their Ph.D. between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at IRES. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV, Research Paper and one Letter of Recommendation. To submit your materials, please send them to ires@chapman.edu. Deadline for receipt of all materials is January 15, 2020.

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