American Sociological Association

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September-November 2020

Call for Applications: TRAILS Area Editors

ASA is seeking Area Editors for TRAILS, ASA’s peer-reviewed digital teaching resources library. TRAILS Area Editors are part of a network of passionate educators dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching and learning in sociology. 

We are accepting applications for the following subject areas: 

  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Deviant Behavior and Social Disorganization
  • Demography 
  • Sociology of Religion 

Responsibilities of Area Editors include reviewing materials submitted to the relevant subject area and making publication recommendations to the TRAILS Editor, mentoring authors through the publication process, promoting the digital library, and working to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS.  

Newly appointed Area Editors will begin a three-year (renewable) term starting January 1, 2021. Applicants should be members of the ASA, have a PhD in sociology, and demonstrate commitment to teaching and learning in the discipline. A publication record in TRAILS is viewed favorably. Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed until the positions are filled.  To apply, send a letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position and a CV to with the subject line “Area Editor Application.”