Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Toronto

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Industrial Relations or a cognate Social Science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

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Call for Papers: “Economy & the Possible” Conference in Warsaw

Call for Papers:  Economy & the Possible: Alternative, Missed and Reified Futures in Contemporary Society (conference)
20-21 May 2019
Warsaw (Poland)

This event is the 3rd of the series of meetings on new economic sociology, which are organized within the framework of Polish Sociological Association, Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Warsaw.
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Call for Applications: Arizona Methods Workshops

Please join us for the 9th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops, January 3-5, 2019.

This year we will offer workshops in Propensity Score Techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti, Team and Grant Management, and R.

Please share with your colleagues and graduate students!  Graduate students can apply for the Scott R. Eliason Award, which covers all but the $50 registration fee (deadline is 10/31).

Website (links to workshop descriptions, instructor bios, award application, & online registration):

https://sociology.arizona.edu/methods

Flyer:

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent social science PhDs (including Sociology, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology) whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.

Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing articles for our research publication, Gender News
  • Working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows
  • Participating in our leadership program for graduate students
  • Attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions
  • 50% percent of the postdoctoral scholars’ time is dedicated to her/his/their own research
  • Additional information and a FAQ can be found on the Clayman Institute website.

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Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute on “Organizations and Their Effectiveness”

Fellowship Opportunity

Application portal can be accessed starting November 27, 2018, at
https://applycasbs.stanford.edu/summerapplication/

Summer Institute for Behavioral and Social Scientists
Organizations and Their Effectivness 
July 8 through July 20, 2019

Directors
Robert Gibbons (rgibbons@mit.edu), economics and management, MIT
Woody Powell (woodyp@stanford.edu), education and sociology, Stanford University

ABOUT THE CASBS SUMMER INSTITUTE
The fourth annual CASBS summer institute on Organizations and Their Effectiveness will occur from July 8 through July 20, 2019 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on the Stanford University campus. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded to cover tuition, room and board, and travel.

We will begin reviewing completed applications on December 17, 2018. The application portal will remain open until January 14, 2019. Fellowship awards will be announced by email no later than February 22, 2019.

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Call for Papers: ESS Mini-Conference on Emotions and Work

Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference 2019: Mini-Conference 
Emotions and Work
Boston, MA
 

This mini-conference aims to bring together scholars working on the emotional landscape of contemporary workplaces and workers. Under neoliberalism, work has become more insecure for workers across the board—even for elite workers who typically had enjoyed far more stable careers. What do these shifts mean for implicit and explicit emotional requirements from workers on the job? Furthermore, how do workers emotionally respond to an uncertain workforce? Emerging research suggests that all workers are now salespeople who must “sell” their personalities, above and beyond their skills and credentials, as they seek to advance in their careers. Emotions such as cheer, warmth, optimism, and passion are key in the workplace, include in decisions about hiring, promotion, and designating value to work.

This mini-conference will focus on how emotions matter in the contemporary workplace and for contemporary experiences of work. We are, broadly, interested in submissions that focus on emotions and work, drawing from any methodology. Below are just a few examples of the kinds of questions that papers in the conference could seek to address:   
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Meet Your Council: Jennifer Bouek

bouekprofilepictureJennifer Bouek is the 2018-2019 OOW Council Student Representative.  She was the recipient of the 2018 Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award for her Social Problems paper, “Navigating Networks: How Nonprofit Network Membership Shapes Response to Resource Scarcity.”  Her dissertation, The Ecological Patterning and Effects of Child Care Markets, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, explores the institution of child care using in-depth interviews, as well as spatial and archival analysis of administrative records, survey data, and observational data. Bouek is currently finishing her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at Brown University. Below, she discusses her research and experiences at ASA.

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