October 7, 2015
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The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment helps social workers firmly grasp developing issues in human behavior theories. It provides an outlet for empirically-based articles about human behavior theory that facilitate social workers' practice goals. This innovative journal is the first to address the complexities of human behavior in relation to social work and its relevancy to practice. This makes it an essential resource for classes in human behavior in the social environment. Articles provide groundbreaking, up-to-date information on developments in empirically-based human behavior theory. They address conceptual and empirical foci which study human behavior as a complex phenomenon. Supported theories target specific behaviors for change, possess clarity by describing in detail the intended change(s), predict the change(s), and facilitate the desired behavioral change(s) through implementation of the model theory.

TOPIC: Violence Prevention in Disadvantaged Communities: The Need for
Using Criminal Justice and Public Health Approaches
This interdisciplinary special themed issue of the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment is dedicated to scholarly contributions, solution-based, evidence-based, and policy-driven community interventions that are effective in helping to alleviate the levels of victimization, disease, devastation to disadvantaged communities, and the costs of criminal justice and public health approaches to violence prevention. The special issue editors welcome manuscript submissions that address crime and public health and the negative health consequences associated with violence. More specifically, this issue will focus on research efforts that examine the etiology of crime and violence, victimization, violence prevention, and the public health implication of violence that occurs in disadvantaged communities. Manuscripts should include discussions of the socio-historical, economic, cultural, and political context that contribute to disparities that may account for (or the perception of) a lack of justice, and/or the poor health conditions that proliferate in disadvantaged communities. Manuscripts that consider these factors, their implications, and concerns (such as how violence goes beyond criminal justice responses to enlist the public health system) will be considered. We welcome quantitative and qualitative approaches, single or blended methods, theoretical arguments, criminal justice as well as epidemiological approaches, conceptual, and synthesized manuscripts.
Special Issue Editors
Dr. James F. Anderson
East Carolina University
College of Human Ecology
237 Rivers Building
Greenville, NC 28568
Dr. Frances P. Reddington
Univ. of Central Missouri
College of Business & Professional Studies
304 Humphreys
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Dr. Kelley Reinsmithjones
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
College of Human Ecology
Rivers 206
Greenville, NC 28568

Guidelines for Submission
  • By October 30, 2015, submit working title and brief abstract for your manuscript to Dr. James F. Anderson (andersonja@ecu.edu) and include your institutional affiliation, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • You will be notified about your manuscript status by December 10, 2015.
  • A final copy of your manuscript will be due by March 28, 2016.

Position Rank:
Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Business & Society
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2016

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in the area of Business & Society to commence July 1, 2016. Applicants must hold a PhD (or completion by July 1, 2016) in one of the social sciences, an interdisciplinary social scientific program or a related field (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, history, critical management studies). Applicants should have an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research which focuses critically on the conduct and regulation of business, economic affairs and their social implications. Demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in both teaching and in research and publication is expected in at least one of the following areas: social economy; law, governance & policy; ethics in economics & business; heterodox economics; sustainable business & alternative economic development; business, inequality & social exclusion. The ability to teach courses in more than one of the program streams would be a major asset. In addition, applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses of the Business & Society undergraduate program (see: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/buso/). The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing, and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to: Professor J.J. McMurtry, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Email: ela@yorku.ca - (Subject line: "Business & Society Position")

Posting End Date: October 30, 2015 

Director of the African and African American Studies Program

Washington University in St. Louis

The School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seeks
a dynamic, senior scholar to lead African and African American Studies and
develop the future planning and direction for the program. The qualified
candidate will have significant prior teaching experience with both graduates
and undergraduates and a distinguished record of research and publishing
required for a tenured position as a full professor. (Applicants at the
advanced associate professorship level for whom the rank of full is imminent
will also be considered.) Moreover, the successful candidate must have
demonstrable administrative and leadership ability. A PhD in a related
humanities or social science discipline with a principal focus on some aspect
or region of the African Diaspora is required.

The duties of director include development and implementation of academic
and scholarly activities for the program, responsibility for financial planning
and budgets, and the administrative supervision of the faculty, staff, and
students in the program. In addition, the director will formulate a strategic
vision for African and African American Studies with input from colleagues
and stakeholders across the university. As this program has had a long
standing commitment to St. Louis, it is expected that the director will engage
himself or herself and the program in the civic life of the community beyond
the walls of the university. The director reports to the dean of the Faculty of
Arts & Sciences for the term of the directorship. As a professor, regular
duties will include teaching, advising students, research and writing for
publication, departmental governance, and university service.

Application materials should include the most recent version of the
applicant's curriculum vitae and a formal letter of interest which would list
three references. Materials can be sent to Janary Stanton, Administrative
Assistant of the African and African American Studies Program, at
jstanton@wustl.edu. Or material can be mailed to:

Search Committee
c/o Janary Stanton
African and African American Studies Program
Campus Box 1109
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials
received by November 15, 2015, but materials will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action institution and especially encourages applications from women and
members of underrepresented minority groups.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin July 1, 2016. We are seeking an innovative, engaged social scientist whose research and teaching interests focus on the African diaspora in South America, Central America or the Caribbean, particularly the Hispanophone Caribbean. Specific area of research and teaching specialization is open, but should complement and expand current faculty strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: race, political economy, gender, sexuality, religion, social movements, and the environment.

Faculty members in the department teach four undergraduate courses per academic year (2-2): three in the faculty members area of expertise and one introductory course in African American and Diaspora Studies.

Review of applicants will begin on November 7th, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

PhD in a social science discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Geography, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology), or a related interdisciplinary field. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by July 1, 2016.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in research, and excellence or potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to teach a course on Blacks in Latin America. An active program of research and publication, and participation in departmental and university service are also required.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applications must be submitted online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/84771. Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement and statement of teaching experience and interests (as one document), and a writing sample (such as a published article, article under review, or dissertation chapter). At the time of application, candidates are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. The minimum number of references required are 4 with a maximum of 4 reference letters.

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