Title: Research Methodologist
Appointment: Academic Year (9-month), renewable term appointment Earliest appointment: September 1, 2014
Application: Review of applications begins May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled

The Position: The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for qualified candidates to serve as our Research Methodologist. The primary job responsibilities are developing and leading programs to support methodological skills and tools for social scientists. The Research Methodologist is expected to conduct innovative social science research, provide direct research and methodological advising to other researchers at UMass-Amherst, offer periodic instructional workshops on topics of broad interest to social science researchers, and manage and supervise a small team of graduate research consultants. The Research Methodologist will also work closely with the ISSR Director and staff to help design new initiatives to advance the service and research mission of the Institute. The successful candidate will pursue her or his own research interests, actively pursue externally funded research opportunities, and collaborate on interdisciplinary research with others in the UMass research community.

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The Brown University Sociology Department has just received authorization for a one- or two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in organizational sociology. A few noteworthy features of the position:

– The position is neither an adjunct lectureship nor a post-doc, but rather a named visiting assistant professorship: The Pearson Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies.
– The teaching load is quite reasonable (one course per semester).
– The search has been defined broadly, to welcome applicants from all fields at the intersection of Organizational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Work and Occupations, and Organizational Theory.
– Brown offers a vibrant organizations community, with a lively graduate program, engaged and intrepid undergraduates, and a very livable locale.
– Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to fostering diversity at all levels.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
– Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio, using the link in the attached position listing.
Review of applications will begin on May 1 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.



Pearson Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology/Organizational Studies

Department of Sociology
Brown University

The Sociology Department of Brown University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Studies, to begin 1 July 2014. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon funding.

We welcome applicants from all fields at the intersection of the Sociology of Organizations and Occupations and Organizational Theory.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by 1 August 2014. The successful applicant will teach one undergraduate course per semester in Organizational Studies, and will engage in research within the field of organizations. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on topics that are likely to generate strong undergraduate interest and to applicants who have prior teaching experience and publications within the broad area of Organizations. Applicants should propose an undergraduate course designed to be taught in either an open-enrollment lecture/discussion format or a limited- enrollment seminar format. The course should directly employ the theories and frameworks of Organizational Behavior and/or Organizational Theory; it should focus primarily on organizational processes and phenomena; and it should thoroughly incorporate organizational analysis into its discussions and assignments. A wide range of substantive topics are acceptable. Examples include: organizational networks; organizational change; workers and workplaces; occupations and professions; non-profit organizations; healthcare organizations; political and governmental organizations; organizations and development; entrepreneurship in non-Western societies; and global and cross-cultural business. In addition to interacting with Brown’s energetic and engaged undergraduates, visiting assistant professors are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the Brown Sociology Department and the program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO), including colloquia, social events, and an ongoing graduate student/faculty Organizations Reading Group. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with a growing body of scholars at Brown who are engaged in research in fields related to organizational studies, technology management, entrepreneurship, finance and operations research. Applications should include (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement including ideas for courses within Organizational Studies, (4) a 2-3 page course proposal which includes a description of the course, an example of typical readings, and an assignment/evaluation plan, and
(5) the names, positions, and email addresses of three references who can write letters of recommendation.

The review of applications will begin on May 1 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/24571

Call for Submissions to the 2014 AOM Professional Development Workshop (PDW) titled “Trust between Individuals and Organizations”

Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 2 2014 8:00AM 10:00AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Room 107 (Philadelphia, PA)

Organizer: Oliver Schilke; U. of California, Los Angeles;
Organizer: Bart A. de Jong; VU U. Amsterdam;
Facilitator: Reinhard Bachmann; U. of Surrey;
Facilitator: Kurt T Dirks; Washington U. in St. Louis;
Facilitator: Nicole Gillespie; The U. of Queensland, Australia;
Facilitator: Audrey Korsgaard; U. of South Carolina;
Facilitator: Deepak Malhotra; Harvard U.;
Facilitator: Laura Poppo; U. of Kansas;
Facilitator: Maurice Schweitzer; U. of Pennsylvania;
Facilitator: Antoinette Weibel; Konstanz U.;
Facilitator: Akbar Zaheer; U. of Minnesota;
Facilitator: Edward Zajac; Northwestern U.

Please be invited to submit discussion questions (segment 1) and/or work-in-progress papers on trust (segment 2)!

(1) The first segment starts off with a panel discussion, in which leading scholars present their views on the important and “hot” topic of trust violation and recovery. Fundamental issues addressed by the panelists include whether or not the nature of recovered trust is different from trust prior to a violation, whether recovered trust can ever be as strong or even stronger than before the violation, how to measure trust violation and recovery, and which factors are conducive to trust recovery. Subsequently, the workshop breaks into groups that will discuss questions previously submitted by workshop participants. A requirement for registration for the PDW’s first segment is to submit at least one discussion question in advance pertaining to current issues in the study of trust between individuals and organizations (see below for details on how to submit). Questions may relate (but are not limited) to: • trust dynamics over time, • trust at and across levels of analysis, • links between interpersonal and interorganizational trust, • the role of the institutional environment, • the mechanisms through which trust affects performance, • dysfunctional consequences of trust, • trust and control, • trust asymmetries, • trust versus distrust, • the role of emotions.

(2) After a short break, the second segment of the program consists of a paper development workshop, in which the facilitators provide indepth feedback on work-in-progress trust research previously submitted by workshop participants and selected through a competitive process. These papers should be in an advanced developmental stage, targeted at a scholarly management journal, and no more than 40 doublespaced pages in length.

Registration requirements: For segment 1 (discussion): Submit at least one discussion question by email to trustpdw@gmail.com no later than July 25, 2014. For segment 2 (paper development): Submit your working paper by email to trustpdw@gmail.com no later than July 11, 2014. You will then receive a code that will allow you to register for the PDW.

Note that you may register for only one of the two segments if you wish.

Please see the official workshop announcement at http://aom.org/meetings/sess2014.asp?id=10373

ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Cardiff University – Cardiff Business School.  Cardiff Business School is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work on an ESRC funded project looking at employers’ organisations in the United Kingdom. This post is a full-time post (Grade 6), working 35 hours per week, for a fixed-term period of 2 years. Closing date: 24th March 2014. Please find further information on the following website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for vacancy number: 1860BR.  For informal queries please contact Marco Hauptmeier (hauptmeierm@cardiff.ac.uk) and Ed Heery (heery@cardiff.ac.uk).

The Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (masspolicy.org) invites applications for two full-time (non-tenure track) two-year (renewable) contract Lecturers, starting September 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin on March 17th.  Joya Misra (misra@soc.umass.edu) notes that this position an excellent opportunity for those interested in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and teaching. Lecturers at UMass are unionized and have good benefits.

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Work and Occupations has just published its Special Issue on Redesigning, Redefining Work (Guest editors: Shelley J. Correll, Erin L. Kelly and Joan C. Williams) http://wox.sagepub.com/content/current

Julie A. Kmec, Lindsey T. O’Connor, and Scott Schieman blog about their contribution, http://workinprogress.oowsection.org/2014/03/04/working-mothers-see-penalties-when-they-adjust-work-schedules-after-having-children/

We encourage nominations and self-nominations OOW Awards.  Our Section offers three awards:   the James D. Thompson Award (for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written at some period between Jan.  1, 2011 – Dec. 31, 2013); the Max Weber award (for a BOOK that is an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2011-13); and the W. Richard Scott award (for an ARTICLE that is an outstanding contribution to the discipline in an article on organizations, occupations and work published any time from Jan. 1 2011-Dec. 31, 2013).  For all three awards, the deadline is March 31.  Click on Awards at the top of our OOW Member Resource page for details on how to nominate a work, award committee contacts, and other information.  Nomination deadline is March 31.


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