Job Posting: TT Faculty Position at the University of Illinois

Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Position at Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a regular, full-time tenure- track position in Macro or Meso Organizational Behavior beginning August 2020, or negotiable after the closing date. All faculty levels will be considered, but candidates should expect to have completed their doctoral degree by Spring 2020. We seek candidates who have an active program of research and demonstrated teaching excellence. Candidates who can mentor students from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Chosen candidates will be expected to conduct research, teach and perform service in these areas. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

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Call for Papers: EGOS 2020 – The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes

EGOS 2020 – Hamburg, Germany
Subtheme 64: “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes: What Works?”

Dear members of the OOW section,

It is with great enthusiasm that we would like to bring to your attention the colloquium on “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes,” which we are convening as part of the European Group of Organization Studies’ (EGOS) 36th annual conference in Hamburg, Germany. The conference will take place on July 2-4, 2020.

Our purpose is to bring together a group of researchers who share a concern for advancing our knowledge of the mechanisms through which organizations influence inequality in the labor market. We welcome papers from different disciplines and at all levels of analysis.

If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to submit a short paper (3,000 words) before January 8, 2020. You can access the full call for papers here.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us directly.

Sincerely,

Emilio J. Castilla (MIT), ecastilla@mit.edu

Isabel Fernandez-Mateo (London Business School), ifernandezmateo@london.edu

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at William & Mary

The Department of Sociology and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in global labor and gender. Appointment will begin August 10, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with specialization in law and justice as well as research and teaching in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. Possible areas of expertise could include: transnational flows of labor and gender, gender and work, sex work, intersectional approaches to labor, transnational feminist organizing, informal or criminalized labor, and the politics of domestic work. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body and to teach two courses per semester, split between the Sociology Department and the GSWS Program.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to GSWS” courses on a regular rotation.

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Message from the Chair

By Michael Sauder

Dear OOW Members,

Greetings!  As I begin my term as section chair, I would like to give one last thank you to Emily Barman, the OOW Council—Nina Bandelj, Tim Bartley, Beth Popp Berman, Michael McQuarrie, Giacomo Negro (Secretary-Treasurer), David Pedulla, Melissa Wooten—and all of the people who worked on our section’s program for a very successful meeting in New York City. I want to give a special thank you to the Program Committee (Laura Doering, Ryan Finnigan, Adilia James, Tania Jenkins, Ken-Hou Lin, and Steven Vallas) and Roundtable organizers (Carla Ilten, Sarah Mosseri, and Jennifer Nelson) for their hard work. Finally, please join me in welcoming our two new council members, Sarah Thebaud and LaTonya Trotter, as well as Alexandra Kalev, OOW’s chair-elect.

OOW remains a vibrant and stimulating community of scholars, and I am excited to work to continue this tradition as we prepare for next year’s conference in San Francisco. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we move into the new academic year.

1) Be on the lookout for potential members of OOW. The larger our section, the more panels we have at ASA. While OOW remains one of the larger ASA sections, we have lost a few members in recent years because the annual Academy of Management meetings have been held at the same time as ASA’s meetings. One effective strategy (aside from proselytizing in the hallways) is to sponsor students who might be interested in the section. This is inexpensive — only $5 if they are already members of ASA — and a good way to promote future membership.

2) News and announcements for the section are published in two places: the OOW blog (https://oowsection.org) and our monthly newsletter. Let me take this opportunity to thank Annika Wilcox and Laura Adler for their excellent work on these outlets. If you have news or an announcement to share with the section, please send the item to me (michael-sauder@uiowa.edu) and/or Annika (amwilcox@ncsu.edu). I will also send out occasional updates and announcements on our section’s listserv, but—to limit the strain on everyone’s inboxes—most news will be posted on the blog and newsletter.

I look forward to working with everyone this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns about the section.

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

Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Search

University of Kansas

ASA Job Bank ID: 15913

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.  This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically.

This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience.  We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree.

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Member Publication

Please check out the following recent publication by OOW member Victoria Reyes: Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines. 2019. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

The U.S. military continues to be an overt presence in the Philippines, and a reminder of the country’s colonial past. Using Subic Bay (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone) as a case study, Victoria Reyes argues that its defining feature is its ability to elicit multiple meanings. For some, it is a symbol of imperialism and inequality, while for others, it projects utopian visions of wealth and status.

Drawing on archival and ethnographic data, Reyes describes the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay, and makes a case for critically examining similar spaces across the world. These foreign-controlled, semi-autonomous zones of international exchange are what she calls global borderlands. While they can take many forms, ranging from overseas military bases to tourist resorts, they all have key features in common. This new unit of globalization provides a window into broader economic and political relations, the consequences of legal ambiguity, and the continuously reimagined identities of the people living there. Rejecting colonialism as merely a historical backdrop, Reyes demonstrates how it is omnipresent in our modern world.

CFA: Early Career Work and Family Fellowships, October 1 Deadline

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for its 2020-2021 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, integrate them within the WFRN research community, and guide translation of their research to inform the work of decision-makers.  Fellows receive 2020 membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to attend an Early Career Fellowship Preconference (June 23, 2020) and the 2020 WFRN Conference (June 24-27, 2020) in New York City). To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2016 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Information about the program can be found via this link, or apply directly here.  The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor at lindsey.oconnor@csuci.edu.