Sociology

Sociology Jobs Plentiful, But Do They Match?

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Overall supply of positions suggests new Ph.D.'s have options, but criminology appears more popular with hiring committees than with grad students.

Women in Sociology -- Satisfied, but Not Equal

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10 years after they have earned their Ph.D., females in the field are achieving success, but survey finds key gaps in family and professional life.

When a University Kills Suicide Research

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Is watching someone help others take their own lives the same as helping them yourself -- or is it a legitimate role for a researcher? If such observing is banned, what other research is at risk?

Us vs. Them in Academe

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What do administrators think about professors? That they should be move involved in campus governance, but lack the knowledge and perspective to do so, survey finds.

Legacy Admits: More Money, Lower Scores

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Analysis suggests extent of advantages of alumni children doesn't necessarily extend to ability to ace courses as college freshmen.

Sociology's Crime Problem

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At one large public university, more than 600 undergraduates are currently classified as sociology majors. Students pick among five concentrations, and one -- criminal justice -- attracts more than half of the majors. Yet of the 30 faculty members, only 3 specialize in criminology. The department is "trying to bring the criminology majors in the fold of sociology" but finding that many of the students interested in criminal justice aren't necessarily interested, said a professor in the department.

Satisfied Academics

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Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

'Two Cultures' Tension in Social Science

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Key philanthropic and government programs offering grants for Ph.D. students appear to be excluding proposals for graduate students in sociology and political science, while favoring proposals from those in history, anthropology and a range of relatively small disciplines, such as art history and ethnomusicology, according to data released Friday.

The Sociologist Gap

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Departments report significant increases in number of majors and degrees awarded -- and flat faculty lines. Graduate programs are becoming more selective -- and not for the reasons scholars like.

Key Win for Scholar Kept Out of U.S.

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Federal judge says government must say why it won't let Adam Habib, a noted South African sociologist, accept academic invitations in the United States.

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