Recent issue of the ILR Review features new and important research on labor standards enforcement, the long and unusual workhours of American workers compared to Europeans, the use of foreign-trained nurses in the US, individual employment rights, and other timely issues.

Editors: Rose Batt and Larry Kahn

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The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for an open rank position in health management. The expected starting date is August 2016; and the teaching load and salary are competitive.

The Desautels Faculty of Management has over 70 full-time professors, of which about 20% are primarily interested in health management research and well connected to the research hospitals of the McGill University Health Centre as well as to health policy makers. The teaching programs in the area of health management include a Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program in Healthcare Operations and Information Management for PhD students, a joint MD-MBA program with the Faculty of Medicine, and an International Masters in Health Leadership program for practicing managers.

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The School of Public Policy is actively seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia.  The position is in the fields of institutional and organizational analysis and policy process, with a focus related to one or more of the School’s major emphases in science and technology policy, environmental and energy policy, information and communication policy, regional innovation, social and urban policy, or ethical inquiry in policy research and teaching.  Our work benefits from synergies with the Institute’s tradition of innovative interdisciplinary research, as well as the Institute’s world-class engineering curriculum.  Basic job duties will include teaching, research, and service activities for the school.

Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three publications; 4) research and teaching statement, including concrete descriptions of future research plans and teaching interests; and 5) names and contact information of three academic references.  Please apply using the on-line application process at  Direct any questions by email to with “pubpol” in the subject line. Applications are due December 1, 2015.

The School of Public Policy has 30 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs.  See our webpage at for more information. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Are you interested in joining the Marxist Sociology Section?

Current membership for the Marxist Sociology Section is 284. We need 16 more members to hit 300 and to receive an additional session.
If you are a current member of the ASA and are not a member of the Marxist Sociology Section, please consider joining this section.
It is $12 for professors and $7 for students.

For the next 20 people who renew their membership by the end of the month, they will receive a free six-month subscription to Monthly Review.
After renewing, send Brett Clark ( your invoice and address. Brett will pass this information along to Monthly Review.

Section members may be interested in the announcement of the Leadership Excellence and Gender Symposium, hosted by the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University on March 28-30, 2016.

This is the Inaugural Leader Excellence Research Symposium organized by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and the Krannert School of Management, among other partners.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight cutting edge research and evidence-based practice regarding the creation and sustainment of
work–especially within the context of organizational, managerial, and occupational environments–that supports gender equality, leader excellence
and career success in organizations. More details regarding this interdisciplinary symposium can be found at:

On the link above, you will find a call for abstracts, for which the deadline is November 15th, 2015 (though earlier submissions are encouraged,
as space will be limited). Students and faculty from organizational behavior and theory, sociology, human resource management, psychology, economics, industrial relations, science, engineering, technology, strategy, education, political science, women’s studies, public health, communications, and all other disciplines which share a common research interest in gender and the workplace are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Instructions for abstract submission can be found in the symposium link above.

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Department Head.

The position carries the rank of Professor and will have a starting date of July 1, 2016, or as otherwise negotiated. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related field, a nationally or internationally recognized record of scholarship, excellence in teaching, and administrative experience. The department specializations are: culture; crime, law and deviance; demography; organizational, political and economic sociology; race, class and gender; and social psychology. Areas of specialty are open but preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests match those of the department. Once hired, the department head will be expected to conduct research and publish, teach courses and engage in administrative activities.

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Section members may be interested in the publication of the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of World-Systems Research (, which is a special issue on World-System Biographies, guest edited by Kevan Harris and Brendan McQuade.

The papers in this special issue explore the intersections of biography and history, demonstrating how decisions and actions of particular individuals were shaped by the larger world-historical context, and how in turn the agency of individuals affects history. In this issue, David Huyssen explores the life of Alfred Winslow Jones, the socialist inventor of the hedge fund. Brendan McQuade explains George Orwell’s role in the Old Left. Roberto Ortiz considers Ruben Darío, the master poet of the periphery, identifying the continuing dilemmas of intellectuals from the periphery. Similarly, Ana Candela analyzes Chen Da’s transformation of sociology during the crises of social and political life in early 20th century China. Expanding the geographic range of cases, Şahan Savaş Karataşlı sifts through the career of Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Özal to unpack the heterodox path of neoliberal Turkey. Kevan Harris looks at the rise of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad as a harbinger of 21st century forms of political struggle. Finally, Georgi Derluguian reflects on world-system biography as a method and uses it to frame the life of Immanuel Wallerstein himself.

In addition to the special issue, the journal has two outstanding articles: Jonathan Shefner, Aaron Rowland, and GeorgePasdirtz explore how austerity policies and the hardships they generate for people and communities affect protest. And Cristina A. Lucier and Brian J. Gareau show how the framing of discourse around the toxic waste trade undermines efforts of environmental activists.

Recognizing the upcoming meeting of the Framework Convention on Climate Change this December. The journal has invited leading environmental researchers and scholar/activists—Patrick BondNora McKeon, and Andrew Jorgenson—to share their insights in a special symposium on the climate crisis and antisystemic movements.

The book review section features a special symposium on Nancy Plankey-Videla’s We are in this Dance Together: Gender, Power, and Globalization at a Mexican Garment FirmIn addition to this symposium, there is also the usual complement of reviews, including a review of a non-English language book.

The Journal of World-Systems Research is available free online at It is the official journal of the American Sociological Association’s section on Political Economy of the World-System and one of the first scholarly, open access journals. Please help us spread the word about the issue and forward the details below to friends and colleagues. You can also now find JWSR and PEWS on Facebook (

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