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The Department of Sociology at University of California at Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the department should openings arise during the following terms: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022.

The position’s duties include: undergraduate and graduate teaching. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), writing exams, and managing GSIs.

The Department of Sociology will be hosting a Virtual Graduation Celebration for Sociology majors who plan to graduate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms.

We will be sharing more details as the date gets closer, but for now, for those who can set aside May 17th 10-11:30 please save that time and plan to join us.  We look forward to celebrating your remarkable achievements together.

Berkeley Sociology ranked #1 school in the U.S. for Sociology by College Factual. Berkeley also featured on Gradreports' list of Best Colleges for Sociology in 2020.    
David Harding: 5 things we've learned from the Underground Scholars Program
Jaren Haber's research on charter schools using Jetstream highlighted
Caleb Scoville has been named a Center for Technology, Society & Policy Fellow for the 2020 year for his project with Millie Chapman and Carl Boettiger, "Environmental conservation in the age of algorithms: from data to decisions." 
Andy Scott Chang received both the USC Global South Critical Ethnographies Fellowship, and theUniversity of Chicago Ethnography Incubator Graduate Fellowship.
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya's op-ed appears in the Guardian
https://update.lib.berkeley.edu/2019/12/06/teaching-learning-and-creating-change-with-data-a-census-focused-library-and-american-cultures-event/
Andy Scott Change is the recipient of the Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, Department of Global and International Studies, UC Irvine, and the Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley.
Professor David Harding is the Principal Investigator of a new 5-year $3 Million NSF-funded project titled, "Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale," that will evaluate, refine, and disseminate UC Berkeley's innovative data science undergraduate education program.
Casey Homan has published "Attachment to parents and to God: a panel data approach," in the Journal of Contemporary Religion
Danny Schneider's work on the Shift Project with UCSF's Kristen Harknett is discussed in the New York Times.
Chris Herring's research on the causes and consequences of policing homelessness recently published in the American Sociological Review is featured in Atlantic's CityLab.
Chris Herring Publishes Article in the Washington Post on Trump and California's Homeless Policy
https://discovery.berkeley.edu/student-discovery-stories/mac-hoang
Chris Herring presented research from his article "Complaint-Oriented Policing: Regulating Homelessness in Public Space" forthcoming in the American Sociological Review at the San Francisco Police Commission on August 7.
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks to serve as Vice Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate for the 2019-20 academic year. Professor Johnson-Hanks has served on Status of Women and Ethnic Minorities (SWEM) and the Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA), which she chaired from 2017 to 2019.