Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 16 – 27, 2017

We are delighted to announce the 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

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Shippensburg University, in central Pennsylvania, has two tenure-track faculty job openings available for Sociologists. Applications are due March 6, 2017, for positions beginning August 2017.

ASA Job ID 12760: The Department is seeking a sociologist who can teach primarily undergraduate courses in sociology. Specializations in research methods (quantitative and qualitative), stratification, gender, race, and culture are preferable; however, other areas will be considered. https://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information/Job-Bank/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/12760

ASA Job ID 12761: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, starting August 2017. The Department is seeking a sociologist, who can teach graduate courses in organizational development and leadership as well as both required and elective undergraduate courses in sociology. Specializations in organizations, leadership, gender, globalization, social movements, and higher education are desired, however, other areas will be considered. https://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information/Job-Bank/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/12761

For more information, please see the complete ads in the ASA job bank.

Work and Occupations has recently published a special issue on “Making Jobs Better” (Volume 44, Number 1).  Please find the table of contents & article descriptions below.

Daniel B. Cornfield (Vanderbilt University) is the current editor of Work and Occupations. The journal can be accessed at: journals.sagepub.com/home/wox and manuscripts can be submitted at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wox

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2017 Junior Theorists Symposium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 11, 2017

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017

We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the AmericanSociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career-stage sociologists who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined.

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We’re pleased to announce the release of an ILR Review special issue on workplace inequality — offering important theoretical and practical insights for efforts to reduce inequality in organizations. Many thanks to guest editors Pamela S. Tolbert and Emilio J. Castilla.  Papers in the issue empirically examine the efficacy of a range of practices to reduce racial and gender disparities in hiring, promotion, and compensation.  They also identify key contingencies that affect the relationship between organizational practices and outcomes, showing differences in effects for women and minorities, for members at different hierarchical levels, and for members drawn from internal or external labor markets.

Rose Batt and Larry Kahn, Editors

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The Working Class Studies Association has a new journal that may be of interest to section may members. Here’s the link to the WCSA webpage announcement about the journal: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/new-journal-of-working-class-studies-now-online/

And a direct link to the journal: https://workingclassstudiesjournal.com/

Also, here is the CfP for their upcoming conference May 31-June 3 at IU-Bloomington: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/conferences/index.php/wcsa/WCSA17/schedConf/cfp