ASR News

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Sociology of Religion at University of Oklahoma

November 26, 2014

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the sociology of religion to begin August 16, 2015.  The department seeks candidates who can teach in the field of the sociology of religion and who show promise of developing a nationally visible research record.  We are […]


The Psychology of Religion / The Religion of Psychology Conference — University of Chicago

November 24, 2014

On Friday, March 6th, 2015, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Martin Marty Center will host The Psychology of Religion/The Religion of Psychology, a conference exploring the relation between two problem children of modernity. We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline whose research is concerned with the relationship between religion and psychology, […]


ASR News & Announcements

November 20, 2014

With the San Francisco meeting now behind us, we are looking ahead to our 2015 meeting in Chicago.  The theme for the 2015 meeting is “Understanding Religious Change.”  Melissa Wilde is the 2015 President, and Grace Yukich is the 2015 Program Chair.  The details of the meeting and the Call for Papers can be viewed […]


Assistant Professor in the Social Scientific Study of Religions

September 22, 2014

The Department of Religious Studies at University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the social scientific study of religions to begin on July 1, 2015. PhD in Religious Studies, Sociology or related field should be completed by the time of appointment. Area of focus is open, but we prefer […]


The Science of Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative

September 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce a $1.4 million funding initiative for new research in the social sciences on hope and optimism. We encourage proposals for research using a variety of methods from new and established scientists on these topics. We especially welcome applications from researchers in cognitive, developmental, personality, health and social psychology, as well […]