Undergraduate Opportunity at Census Bureau | Please Share with Interested Students

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to post vacancy announcements for the following positions on Wednesday, December 7:
  • Entry-Level Recent Graduates Statisticians (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statisticians).
    • To qualify you must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, and have completed within the previous two years (or by June 1, 2017) a qualifying associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
    • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
  • Pathways Interns (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statistician interns)
    • To qualify you must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program or certificate program of at least one year in duration.

ISSR Director Smith-Doerr and Co-author Sacco Explore Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword in academia, as research universities funnel their financial resources toward collaborations between faculty in different disciplines. In theory, interdisciplinary collaboration breaks down artificial divisions between different departments, allowing more innovative and sophisticated research to flourish. But does it actually work this way in practice?  ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr and Doctoral Candidate in Sociology Timothy Sacco studied four distinctly situated chemistry laboratories to explore how the local contexts of collaboration shape the ideas and practices--the epistemic cultures--of interdisciplinary collaboration.

New Work on Gender, Power and Health from ISSR Staff

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Elisa Martinez, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology and Program Assistant at ISSR, has co-authored the chapter "Empowerment and HIV Risk Reduction among Sex Workers in Bangladesh" in the edited volume Women's Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-first Century Agenda (University of California Press). The chapter explores the links (and insufficiency thereof) among interventions seeking to promote empowerment among women engaged in sex work in one of Bangladesh's largest red light districts, changes in the women's lived experiences of gendered power, and their levels of HIV risk. 

SciSIP Colloquium and Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate Students

The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), with financial support from NSF SciSIP, is hosting a Colloquium on Science and Innovation Policy Research and Practice connecting research and practice in science and innovation policy as part of SSTI's 2016 Annual Conference <> November 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Scholarships, including funds toward travel costs, are available to support 8-10 graduate students to participate in the conference and colloquium.

Position Announcement: Drexel University | Medical Sociology

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The Sociology Department at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track sociologist at the assistant or associate professor level and invites applications from candidates whose expertise is in medical sociology. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2017. This position continues Drexel's investment in sociology and its goal of creating a high-profile sociology department with a strong research and educational identity.

Data Available: First Wave of Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).