The Brown University Sociology Department has just received authorization for a one- or two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in organizational sociology. A few noteworthy features of the position:
— The position is neither an adjunct lectureship nor a post-doc, but rather a named visiting assistant professorship: The Pearson Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies.
— The teaching load is quite reasonable (one course per semester).
— The search has been defined broadly, to welcome applicants from all fields at the intersection of Organizational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Work and Occupations, and Organizational Theory.
— Brown offers a vibrant organizations community, with a lively graduate program, engaged and intrepid undergraduates, and a very livable locale.
— Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to fostering diversity at all levels. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
— Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio, using the link in the attached position listing.
— Review of applications will begin on May 1 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Pearson Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology/Organizational Studies
Department of Sociology
The Sociology Department of Brown University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Studies, to begin 1 July 2014. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon funding.
We welcome applicants from all fields at the intersection of the Sociology of Organizations and Occupations and Organizational Theory.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by 1 August 2014. The successful applicant will teach one undergraduate course per semester in Organizational Studies, and will engage in research within the field of organizations. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on topics that are likely to generate strong undergraduate interest and to applicants who have prior teaching experience and publications within the broad area of Organizations. Applicants should propose an undergraduate course designed to be taught in either an open-enrollment lecture/discussion format or a limited- enrollment seminar format. The course should directly employ the theories and frameworks of Organizational Behavior and/or Organizational Theory; it should focus primarily on organizational processes and phenomena; and it should thoroughly incorporate organizational analysis into its discussions and assignments. A wide range of substantive topics are acceptable. Examples include: organizational networks; organizational change; workers and workplaces; occupations and professions; non-profit organizations; healthcare organizations; political and governmental organizations; organizations and development; entrepreneurship in non-Western societies; and global and cross-cultural business. In addition to interacting with Brown’s energetic and engaged undergraduates, visiting assistant professors are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the Brown Sociology Department and the program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO), including colloquia, social events, and an ongoing graduate student/faculty Organizations Reading Group. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with a growing body of scholars at Brown who are engaged in research in fields related to organizational studies, technology management, entrepreneurship, finance and operations research. Applications should include (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement including ideas for courses within Organizational Studies, (4) a 2-3 page course proposal which includes a description of the course, an example of typical readings, and an assignment/evaluation plan, and
(5) the names, positions, and email addresses of three references who can write letters of recommendation.
The review of applications will begin on May 1 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/24571