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Hi all,

Please see the job advertisement below.

We are open to applications from all sub-disciplines of sociology, and at
all levels (Assistant/Associate/Full-Professor, and both tenure and
teaching track).

If you'd like to discuss this further, feel free to email me, or the Dean
of our School - Professor James Tang ([log in to unmask])

Please do pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested.




The School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Singapore Management University,
invites applications for both tenure-track and education-track positions in
Sociology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, to begin in
July 2013.  Applicants in all areas of Sociology will be considered.

The positions require a doctorate in Sociology by the date of appointment.
For the tenure-track positions, we are seeking candidates with a
demonstrated record of, or high potential of, scholarly research
commensurate with the rank and a strong ability or aptitude to teach
undergraduate courses. For the education-track positions, which have a
six-course per year teaching load, we are seeking candidates with extensive
experiences in teaching a wide range of courses and a strong record of
teaching effectiveness and pedagogical innovations.

The SOSS has a strong record of attracting the best students in Singapore
and the region.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable working in an
interdisciplinary environment with faculty members from Psychology,
Political Science, Sociology, and the Humanities as immediate colleagues.
A research interest in the Asian region will be an advantage.  For the
tenure-track positions, the teaching load is comparable to many research
universities, and research support is excellent. Salary and benefits are
highly competitive.

Full evaluation of applications will start 2nd Jan 2013 and on-campus
interviews will typically be conducted in the period from January to March
2013.  However, submission of applications is open and evaluation will
continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants for the tenure-track
Assistant Professor rank must submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a
research statement, and selected publications (at most three). Applicants
should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent
directly to: The Deanís Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore
Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903.
Applicants for the tenure-track positions at Associate or Full rank should
submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contacts of
three references. Applicants for the education-track positions must submit
a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, evidences of teaching
effectiveness, and the contacts of three references. Preferably, all
submission should be in electronic form (Word or PDF file) to the following
address: [log in to unmask] For documents not available in
electronic form, hard copies should be sent to the mailing address above.
Information about the University and the School can be found at www.socsc.


"If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion."

Noam Chomsky


"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life:
the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the
suffering of mankind.

"These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a
wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the verge of
despair.  I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so
great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few
hours of this joy.  I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness
- that terrible loneliness in which one's shivering consciousness looks
over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss.  I
have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a
mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and
poets have imagined.  This is what I sought, and though it might seem too
good for human life, this is what - at last - I have found.

"With equal passion I have sought knowledge.  I have wished to understand
the hearts of men.  I have wished to know why the stars shine.  And I have
tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above
the flux.  A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

"Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the
heavens.  But always pity brought me back to earth.  Echoes of cries of
pain reverberate in my heart.  Children in famine, victims tortured by
oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole
world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life
should be.  I long to alleviate evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer."

Bertrand Russell


Nicholas Harrigan
Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Singapore Management University
90 Stamford Road, Level 4
Singapore 178903

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