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

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)

Editor’s Note: Originally posted to the OOW Listerseve. If you can think of an idea, let Tania know via email or post in the comments section.

I am a PhD student at Brown University and a member of the OOW section of ASA. I was wondering if it might be possible to issue a query to the OOW listserv regarding something that has come up in my dissertation work. I study internal medicine residents and have found there to be significant preference (and some might say bias) towards graduates from US allopathic medical schools, even though fewer than 50% of residents in internal medicine graduated from such schools (the rest are foreigners who trained at  foreign medical schools, Americans who studied at Caribbean medical schools or Americans who studied at osteopathic institutions). So I wanted to query to listserv to see if anyone knows of another American profession where such a premium is placed on having trained in the US. In some professions (such as computer science), I’m inclined to think that this same preference is not as strong. In other professions (such as law), it is very difficult for individuals trained outside the US to penetrate the profession. The medical profession, however, relies on foreign and osteopathic trained professionals to fill a critical gap in the training workforce, all the while privileging US medical grads over all others. Can anyone think of a parallel in any other profession?

Tania M. Jenkins, M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology, Box 1916
Brown University
tania_jenkins@brown.edu

 

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