Fall Newsletter Available

The Fall 2014 issue of the Section on Aging and the Life Course Newsletter is now available!

SALC Newsletter

You can access it on the Newsletter page by clicking here.

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Associate/Full Professor Positions – Florida State Univ.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for positions in the new interdisciplinary FSU Center on Public Policy for Successful Aging located within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The Center is seeking three scholars at the associate or full professor level who will have a tenured appointment in a unit in the College. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary research on public policy issues related to successful longevity.

The Department of Sociology especially seeks scholars with interests in one or more of the following areas: aging and the life course, racial disparities in health, and trends in economic inequality and financial security.  For information about the Department visit our webpage at http://coss.fsu.edu/sociology/.

Applications should include a personal letter and curriculum vitae. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically and directed to Isaac W. Eberstein, Chair, at: sociology@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Related activities within the University include an Institute for Successful Longevity (http://isl.fsu.edu/), the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy (http://pepperinstitute.fsu.edu/), and a USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (http://utc.fsu.edu/). Tallahassee is Florida’s capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three institutions of higher education.

Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and racial/ethnic minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

SALC membership

2014 SALC Membership Drive

We’re getting there, slowly but surely! As of September 19, our membership had inched up to 572. However, we need to reach the magic number of 600 to secure an additional session at the 2015 ASA annual meeting.

Please sponsor a student or colleague; our section offers so many wonderful benefits — let’s share that news with our colleagues!

New website for ASA’s Section on Aging and the Life Course

Welcome to our new website!

In an effort to make our section information easily accessible whether you are using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, we recently migrated to http://asasalc.org.

One of the exciting new features will be our ability to post job announcements, member features, messages from the chair, and news & photos of the annual meeting and other events.

We hope you enjoy the new website, find it useful, and come back often!