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

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

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.

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