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Attached to this post is a .pdf file that lists all the very exciting OOW events taking place at this year’s ASA meeting. Highlights include:

Saturday, August 16th:

  • Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony: 5:30 – 6:10
  • Reception Saturday 6:30 – 8:30 (cosponsored with Inequality, Poverty and Mobility, and Occupations)
  • Networking Dinners following the Reception:  Join a table of OOW Colleagues at a local restaurant. Contact Kim Fox if you’d like to participate (Kimberly.Fox@bridgew.edu)

Our eight sessions are spread across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

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The School of Labor and Employment Relations has a vacant faculty position in Human Resource Management or Employment Relations. We are interested in candidates who have teaching and research interests industrial relations, strategy, strategic HR, employment policy, sociology, or other areas where organizations and workplace institutions are a major research interest. This is a full-time tenure-track or tenured position that combines research with teaching in the School’s master’s and PhD programs in human resources and employment relations. The School is an academic unit that concentrates on research and teaching in the HR-ER fields. For more information, please see our website athttp://www.ler.illinois.edu/.

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The OOW section announces the formation of a new Student Affairs Committee.  The Committee will be chaired by the Student Representative to Council, Kim Pernell-Gallagher during the 2014-2015 year. Its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for addressing the interests of students and engaging them more fully in the life of the Section. The creation of this committee coincides with the transition to an elected student representative to the section council. By drawing on the ideas and energies of multiple graduate students, it is intended that the committee will generate proposals for new initiatives/activities while sustaining a greater critical mass of involvement than a lone student representative could.  The members for 2014-2015 are:  Curtis Chan (Harvard); Sarah Mosseri (University of Virginia); Hang Young Lee (Duke); Kim Pernell-Gallagher (Harvard — Chair); Laura Rogers (UC San Diego); Jessica Santana (Stanford); Ben Shostakovsky (UC Berkeley).   Thank you to OOW Council Members Elizabeth Gorman and Adam Goldstein for chairing the Task Force, which put together the Student Affairs Committee.

The Department of Organizational Behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level, to begin August 2015.  At the time of appointment, applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in organizational behavior, sociology, or related fields, and should have a strong research record and potential for scholarship in fields related to organizational theory/macro organizational behavior.

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The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a position in immigration at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who will increase the Department’s graduate and undergraduate teaching capacity in quantitative methods, and we are particularly interested in scholars of Latin American immigration. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and a substantive research agenda that complements one or more of the Department’s areas of strength. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, syllabi (if available), and at least three letters of recommendation. Materials may be submitted electronically viahttps://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/. Applications received before October 3, 2014 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Sarah Thébaud
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Here are a couple of reminders about OOW’s schedule for this year’s ASA conference in San Francisco:

Our EIGHT Section Sessions will be held SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

The OOW Business Meeting is scheduled for Sat, August 16, 5:30 to 6:10pm.  Attend the Business Meeting for the celebration of our graduate student paper, article, and book awardees.  Witness a peaceful transfer of power from the Section Chair to the Chair Elect, Mark Mizruchi, before you head over to the Reception and the Networking Dinners.

The OOW Reception will be held SATURDAY jointly with the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section at the Parc55 Wyndham Hotel.  We will offer an array of appetizers alongside a cash bar.

OOW Networking dinners after the reception.  We started the practice last year of organizing small groups of mixed seniority levels who meet at local restaurants for conversation.  Kim Fox has kindly agreed to coordinate the dinners.  Please contact her at Kimberly.Fox@bridgew.edu, and we’ll put together some groups and restaurant recommendations.

First, on behalf of the entire Section I thank the nominating committee:  Martin Ruef (Chair), Emily Barman, Erin Leahey, and Woody Powell, and I thank everyone who generously agreed to appear on the slate.  Second, thank you to Section members for a big turn-out.  Third, thank you to the ASA’s Section Guru Justin Lini for coordinating the poll.  Here are the results:

Chair-Elect (3-year term as Chair Elect 2014-15, Chair in 2015-16, and then Past Chair):  Lisa Keister (Duke)
Secretary/Treasurer (3-year term begins in 2014): Michel Anteby (Harvard)
Council Members (3-year term begins in 2014): Gabriel Rossman (UCLA) and Elizabeth Hirsh (UBC)

Our ballot measure passed, so that starting next Spring, we will elect a student member of Council for a one-year term.  For this year, we will continue our past practice of appointing the Thompson Award member as Council member.

The remarkable gains in educational achievement and advances in the economic and social standing of women have been distinguishing features of the 20th and early 21st centuries. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences invites paper submissions for its upcoming special issue on the changing roles and status of women and the effects on society and the economy. The special issue will consider both the determinants of these important economic and social changes as well as their consequences. The first section will examine changes in women’s labor market outcomes including education, experience, occupations, and pay. The second section will address family and intimate relationships. The third section will address issues in politics, law, and culture.  The journal issue is being edited by Martha Bailey (Department of Economics, University of Michigan) and Thomas A. DiPrete (Department of Sociology, Columbia University).  For more detailed information about this issue, please click here.  Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material no later than 5 PM EST on August 7, 2014, to: https://rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com  . . . Each paper will receive an honorarium when the issue is published. All questions should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at journals@rsage.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the special issue.  Selected papers will receive notification by mid- September 2014. A meeting of the authors of invited papers will be held on January 9, 2015 at the RSF headquarters in New York City, and a draft of the full papers will be due in the late spring of 2015.  For more detailed information about this issue, please click here.

The 8th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 15th 2014 the day before the annual meeting for the American Sociological Association in San Francisco. The workshop is targeted at sociologists who are already doing research on studies of gender & academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. We are a growing, loosely organized group of sociologists who focus on science as a workplace and many workshop participants work on NSF-funded ADVANCE research projects.

The purpose of the workshop is to: 1) network with other scholars conducting research on similar topics and 2) write. As a group, we will talk about our current projects. This will provide workshop participants with the information necessary to explore potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for writing. All interested sociologists are welcome to join the writing workshop. Send an email to Christina Falci (cfalci2@unl.edu) to reserve your spot in the workshop.

Your ASA conference fees will cover the room cost for the writing workshop. Participants need to bring a laptop computer (maybe an extension cord) and are encouraged to bring snacks to share. We will coordinate a place to have lunch during and dinner after the workshop (participants pay for their own meals; but attendance at meals is not essential for participation in the workshop).

Best,
Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Kathrin Zippel (Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University)

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