Washington University of St. Louis 40149 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Essential Functions

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Education and Policy: *Department of Sociology, Seigle Hall on the Danforth Campus*

Washington University in St. Louis invites scholars who study the residential and institutional determinants of STEM inequalities to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The 12-month appointment begins as early as Aug 1, 2018 and can be renewed for a second year upon satisfactory review of the fellow’s professional accomplishments. The fellow will work under the supervision of Odis Johnson Jr., a professor in the departments of education and sociology. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in education or sociology and background in researching school discipline effects, and how they relate to STEM fields according to race, gender, place and their intersections. As part of an anticipated NSF award, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for assisting in the analysis of national surveys from the NCES/IES. Candidates must have strong statistical skills and experience with the software programs, HLM, STATA, SPSS and/or R. Applicants with experience merging databases are preferred.

Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of the departments of education and/or sociology along with other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research and teaching interests. In addition to co-facilitating one course during your appointment, primary duties are the pursuit of original research with the guidance of the faculty supervisor and project administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2015. For candidates finishing their Ph.D. in 2018, all requirements of the degree must be finished no later than September 1, 2018.

Salary Range

Fellows receive a salary of $53,000 per year, plus benefits; and yearly funding for research/travel.

Department Summary

The Department of Sociology at Washington University is situated in the College of Arts and Sciences and strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality, especially as it relates to issues of pressing public concern. Its faculty specializes in the sociology of work, immigration, gender, social movements, race/ethnicity, and urban/community sociology.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of academic written work. Applicants are also encouraged to submit materials describing their teaching experience.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 40149. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.

Log into your account: Click on ‘My Activities’: Click on ‘Add Attachment’: Choose attachment type and purpose and click ‘Upload Attachment’: Browse for document on your computer and upload file

You may upload your documents as one file or individual files. Letters of reference and questions should be e-mailed to o.johnson@wustl.edu. Applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To assure full consideration candidates must submit an online application by May 18 and assure that all supporting materials are received by May 15. The review of applications is contingent upon the receipt of funding from the National Science Foundation.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Education - 40149

Job ID: 40149

Location: Danforth - Main Campus