WES is seeking new Associate Board members this year. Successful candidates will become members of the Board from January 2016, for a period of three years. The WES Associate Board is made up of 30 scholars, both junior and senior academics, who commit themselves to reviewing 4-6 papers a year for the journal. The Associate Board is a ‘virtual entity’ and, after an initial training session, there will be no face-to-face meetings of the Board.

The Associate Board is open to both junior and senior academics with a PhD, or equivalent, in any area covered by the journal or in a relevant subject. International and UK applications will be considered. You do not need to be a member of the BSA to apply for a position on the Associate Board; however successful candidates are expected to join the Association for the duration of their term.

The Associate Board requires members with a broad range of expertise, although preference will be given to those whose expertise is in demand by the journal. Candidates with knowledge of the following areas are particularly needed:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Political Economy
  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • Theory (especially Social Theory)
  • Sociology of Health
  • Body Work/Sex Work
  • Sociology of the Professions
  • Self-employment

To read the full Call for Applications or download the application form please see visit the BSA website: www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/publications-vacancies.aspx

If you are a student member of ASA or know of a student member who is interested in the sociology of organizations, occupations, and work, please consider joining or encouraging him/her to join the ASA Organization, Occupations, and Work (OOW) section. Thanks to the generous support of our members, OOW is covering the section membership fees ($5) for the first 50 students whose full names are emailed to Michel Anteby, treasurer of the section, at manteby@bu.edu

Please note that students must already be members of the ASA to be eligible for this offer. They will be signed up on a first come, first served basis. Any sponsors who sends more than 10 eligible names will be recognized in our next newsletter. Please send names at your earliest convenience and no later than September 30, 2015. Thanks!

About the series: 
This cutting-edge series will address how global forces impact human bodies and the individual and collective practices associated with them. Books in this series will explore the globalization of bodily practices as well as how the interaction of local and global ideas about bodies produces particular forms of embodiment. We are particularly interested in research covering the ways that globalization engenders inbetween spaces, hybrid identities and ‘body projects.’ As such, we welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections, and Palgrave Pivots on studies that explore the following topics:

  • Migration and embodiment
  • Transnational media and body image(s)
  • Commodification of bodies and body parts
  • Modernity/development and bodies
  • “Transnational Body Projects” and body modification

To submit a proposal, please contact the editors:
Erynn Masi de Casanova: erynn.casanova@uc.edu
Afshan Jafar: ajafar@conncoll.edu
Mireille Yanow, Global Head of Sociology:Mireille.Yanow@palgrave-usa.com

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The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. We seek a candidate prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory as well as other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. We also seek candidates whose research agenda addresses issues of social policy and health in ways that complement current faculty expertise in our three graduate specialization areas (Labor Markets & Social Policy, Environment & Community Sociology, and Demography). Preference will be given to applicants who contribute to two or more specialization areas.

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Greetings! In anticipation of this year’s ASA meeting, we at the Cultural Sociology Working Papers Series would like to reissue our call for papers. Conference papers are especially welcome.

Cultural sociology has seen a remarkable efflorescence in the last decade. Scholars in the field have reinvigorated meaning-centered analysis in the discipline, studying topics as diverse as economic behavior, political processes, social movements, media, art, and architecture. Their studies have similarly ranged from focusing on macro level historical processes to investigating local level interaction patterns, with an eye towards the variable ways in which culture shapes them. Their joint premise is that, because culture is entwined in all aspects of social life, it cannot be dismissed as the side-product of underlying economic or political forces and must be understood on its own terms. With the growing diversity of this field, it becomes increasingly important for cultural sociologists to exchange ideas and to share their work at various stages of development.

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The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Sociology, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research preferably in any of the Department’s broad areas of specialization, a strong commitment to advancing all areas of research, a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and possess a track record of successful graduate supervision.  The Department is committed to international visibility, research excellence and societal impact.

Submissions should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart, Manager, Dean’s Office, via email (laura.hart@ubc.ca).  At a later stage of the process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean’s Office. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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