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  1. Moving Toward Recovery: Findings from the 2010 Job Bank Survey

    Using data from positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank, this research brief describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2010, and presents the outcomes of searches to fill those positions. Findings include a increase in the number of advertised positions compared to 2009, especially for assistant professors.

  2. New Doctorates in Sociology: Professions Inside and Outside the Academy

    Research brief examining career aspirations and transitions from graduate school into academic and nonacademic positions for a cohort of PhD sociologists. Findings include a relatively favorable job market and low unemployment for a cohort of sociology PhDs who received their degrees between July 1, 1996 and August 31, 1997.

  3. Postdoctorates: Another Stage in the Sociology Pipeline?

    Using three datasets, this short research brief provides preliminary information about the experiences of a small group of postdoctorates and the scope and type of postdocs available to sociologists.

  4. Too Many or Too Few PhDs? Employment Opportunities in Academic Sociology

    Using data from positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank, this research brief describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2006, and describes the leading areas of specialization sought in advertised assistant professor positions.

  5. Race, Ethnicity, and the American Labor Market: What’s at Work?

    This research report focuses on the labor market, workforce indicators, and job market skills in relation to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

  6. Findings from the ASA 2011-2012 Job Bank Survey

    This presentation discusses findings from the 2011-2012 survey of positions from the ASA Job Bank, prepared for the 2012 ASA Annual Meeting.

  7. On the Road to Recovery: Findings from the ASA 2012–2013 Job Bank Survey

    This presentation discusses findings from the 2012-2013 survey of positions from the ASA Job Bank, prepared for the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting.

  8. Findings From ASA Surveys of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Recipients: Implications for Departments in a Jobless Recovery

    This presentation discusses results from ASA's past surveys of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree recipients in sociology, focusing on the nonacademic job market.

  9. Strong Ties, Weak Ties, or No Ties: What Helped Sociology Majors Find Career-Level Jobs?

    This research brief examines the use and effectiveness of social capital (including strong, weak, and impersonal or non-ties) in the pursuit of career-level jobs by recent sociology graduates.

  10. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank, 2014

    This research report describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2014, based on positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank. It presents the results of searches to fill academic positions, and identifies areas of sociological specialization sought for advertised jobs.