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Membership

We appreciate the contributions of our members and encourage their active involvement in TASA. If you are not already a member, please consider joining.

Membership

TASA is a vibrant and dynamic association and membership provides many practical benefits, including the Journal of Sociology, the Nexus Newsletter, Conference discounts, eligibility for prestigious awards, and access to the TASA elist and members-only section of TASAweb. TASA encourages student membership, with discounted rates, and is particularly attuned to the interests of postgraduate members by regularly advertising scholarship and early career positions. TASA membership provides an avenue to network with sociologists and keep in touch with sociological developments in Australia and across the globe.

TASA membership is open to anyone with an interest in sociological research. There are no registration or qualification requirements, except for the completion of the membership form and the payment of the membership fee.  TASA membership is based on a calendar year (January 1st – December 31st), back issues of the Journal of Sociology and Nexus are supplied to members who join later in the year. TASA members are expected to act according to the Ethical Guidelines of the Association and abide by its Constitution.

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TASA Membership Benefits

TASA membership offers sociologists numerous ways to enhance their careers through professional activities, scholarly information exchange and networking opportunities. Member benefits include:

  1. Online access to the Sage Sociology full-text collection;
  2. The Journal of Sociology (JoS) - four issues per year published by SAGE (not available for $0-$27, 999 income category - $50 membership);
  3. Nexus, TASA's Newsletter - three issues per year;
  4. The choice to be listed on the TASA Directory of Research Expertise database for use by the media, government agencies and researchers who wish to locate sociologists with particular areas of expertise;
  5. Thematic Group membership;
  6. Having your book listed on the TASA New Books web page, Tweeted about and inluded in the e-list and Nexus;
  7. Member conference registration discount of over $100;
  8. Postgraduate web site, Facebook,  Annual PhD Workshop, Postgraduate Conference Scholarships, and Postgraduate representation on the TASA Executive Committee;
  9. Substantial membership and conference discount rates for student membership;
  10. Online TASA Directory listing members' research interests and contact details. The directory is a real-time, fully searchable and updatable database that is particularly useful for locating potential supervisors and examiners as well as for networking;
  11. Members-only TASA Email list: access to the latest information on new jobs, scholarships, publications and conferences;
  12. Members-only section of TASAweb: access to TASA publications such as current Refereed Conference Proceedings and the Online TASA Directory;
  13. The option of being listed on TASA's publicly searchable database for use by the media, government agencies and researchers who wish to locate sociologists with particular areas of expertise;
  14. Member discount rates for conference registration at the American, British, Irish and New Zealand sociological association annual conference;
  15. Eligibility for TASA Awards: Jean Martin Award, Raewyn Connell Prize, Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology, Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology, Stephen Crook Memorial Prize, Jerzy Zubrzycki Postgraduate Conference Scholarship, TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship, TASA Conference Scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe, Outstanding Service to TASA Award, Conference Scholarship for TASA Members with Disabilities, and the TASA Honours Student Award;
  16. Free advertising in the TASA e-list;
  17. Discounts on advertising in Nexus and TASAweb;
  18. Access to bonus offers exclusive to TASA members:
    1. 15% discount from Footprint Books & 30% discount on all SAGE journal subscriptions
    2. Health Sociology Review (HSR) : Free delivery of current print subscription (membership year), 20% on all HSR Special Issues (print, individual price)
    3. eContent Journals: 10% discount on all journals (print, individual price) including International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Journal of Family Studies, Rural Society, Advances in Mental Health, Contemporary Nurse, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice and International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning
    4. 15% discount on all eContent journal special issues (print, individual price)
    5. 10% discount on any eContent Post Pressed Book
    6. 30% discount subscription for Critical Public Health - click here for the subscription form (pdf) - member login required

    Please note: please mention your TASA membership number when ordering direct from the publishers

TASA membership is tax deductible and GST inclusive

Membership fees are determined by a graded scale according to income. Membership is paid annually on a calendar year basis. Fees are due on 1 January and are payable by 31 March. Members are urged to pay their fees by this date to ensure timely delivery of their journals and to receive the latest sociological news and information from the newsletter. PLEASE NOTE THAT TASA MEMBERSHIP IS ON A CALENDAR YEAR BASIS FROM 1 JAN TO 31 DEC. THOSE JOINING LATER IN THE YEAR WILL RECEIVE BACK-ORDERS OF JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS FOR THAT CALENDAR YEAR BUT THEIR MEMBERSHIP WILL EXPIRE ON 31 DEC. Secure Online Membership Application Form

TASA Membership Fees - 2014: Sign up / Renew from January 1st

Income level 1 year Membership 2 year Membership 3 year Membership
$0 - $27,999* $51.00
$28,000 - $60,999 $139.00 $279.00 $400.00
$61,000 - $109,999 $257.00 $502.00 $739.00
$110,000 plus $313.00 $612.00 $903.00
Retired** $408

*Multi-year memberships are not available on this income level.

**To be eligible for the 'retired' category you need to have been a TASA member for at least 6 of the previous 10 years