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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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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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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.

HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES: TOWARD A CREATIVE SYNTHESIS

Academy of Management Review Special Topic Forum

Editors: Paul Godfrey, John Hassard, Ellen O’Connor, Michael Rowlinson, and Martin Ruef

This issue of the Academy of Management Review explores the power of history for advancing organization studies, both for a fuller understanding of contemporary developments in organizations and organization theory, as well as an appreciation of parallels in the discipline of history. History has a double meaning. It refers to the past itself, as well as knowledge and narratives of the past. We cannot simply say the past matters without also considering what historians have to say about the past, or how our knowledge of the past is constructed.

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The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University seeks a post-doctoral researcher interested in at least one of the following areas of scholarship: social movements, collective behavior, networks, and organizational theory.  We particularly encourage scholars to apply who have advanced quantitative training, programming skills, and familiarity with “big data” methods. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in sociology, communications, political science, or information sciences.  The application deadline is March 2.

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Research in the Sociology of Work (Emerald) is accepting manuscripts for Volume 26, focusing on “Immigration and Work.” (Expected publication early 2015).  We invite manuscripts that address issues of immigration and work broadly defined, such as entrepreneurship, labor markets, low-wage and high-wage work, technology, globalization, equity and discrimination, and racial/ethnic relations in the workforce. Submissions may be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. We welcome submissions from all fields. Submissions should be 8,000 – 10,000 words. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is May 15, 2014.

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The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice at the Assistant Professor level beginning in fall 2014. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Sociology with specialization in criminology is required at the time of appointment. The candidate will teach courses in Elite Deviance and other core criminal justice courses. Additionally the candidate will teach Introduction to the Criminal Justice System on the Flint campus and in UM-Flint’s Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) off-campus program. The teaching load is 9 credit hours per semester. Candidates specializing in white-collar/corporate crime and cybercrime will be given preference. Candidates should submit a letter of application with clear teaching/research agendas, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample. All documents should be addressed to Dr. Kenneth Litwin, Criminal Justice Search Committee Chair, and sent via email to Lynne McTiernan (lmctier@umflint.edu). Review of applications begins January 31, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. For additional information, please consult our website at www.umich.edu/~jobs.  At Detailed Search enter job ID 89566. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/89566/assistant_professor_of_criminal_justicesociology

OOW Council has decided to add an OOW Referendum for your consideration on the Spring ASA ballot.  You may vote Yes or No.

If passed, the Referendum would change our existing practice of selecting our Student Council member.  We currently appoint the Thompson best paper awardee to the position of Student Council member.  Those members have served us well.  However, this practice precludes us from recruiting and selecting from some of the other very active and able students interested in serving the Section.   If passed, the Referendum would change the practice to electing one of two Students running for this position.  As another policy matter, the Council will set up – on a trial basis – a larger Student Affairs committee to help lead the Section’s efforts of serving the graduate student community, student involvement in Section activities, and increasing student recruitment.

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