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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.

From Dan Cornfield:

Please join me in congratulating  Ayse Yetis-Bayraktar (Bogazici University), Michelle J. Budig (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)!

Their article—“From the Shop Floor to the Kitchen Floor: Maternal Occupational Complexity and Children’s Reading and Math Skills”— in the February 2013 issue of Work and Occupations was selected as one of five finalists in the international competition for the 2013 Rosabeth Kanter Award!

The honor was announced at the Work and Familiy Researchers Network Conference in New York City on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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I am happy to announce that I have a full-time post-doc position to offer for up to six years here in Frankfurt, Germany, in my team. A relatively wide range of specialties within the Sociology of Work and Occupations are very welcome! I have a complete description at my Blog. Interested applicants could send me a CV and cover letter.  I will be doing interviews at the ASA meeting through the employment services.

http://www.heather-hofmeister.de/?p=3103&lang=en

With warm regards,
Heather

Prof. Heather Hofmeister, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology of Work
Chair, Department of Sociology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt Scientific Director, Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations
(CLBO)

h.hofmeister@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

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.

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.

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