Sociology of Education Section offers to underwrite *50 new student members* who join the section

If you are a student member, or know of a student member who has interests in the sociology of education, please consider joining SoE now—at no cost. The Sociology of Education section is able to pay the $7 section membership fees for the first 50 students whose names are passed along to Amy Binder, chair of the section, at abinder@ucsd.edu.

Please note that students must already be members of the ASA to be eligible for this offer. Amy will sign up students on a first come, first served basis. So please send names at your earliest convenience!

 

Call for Papers: Methodological Advances and Applications in Social Psychology

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Social Psychology Quarterly. “Methodological Advances and Applications in Social Psychology”

As social psychologists work to advance theory, they often are limited by their methodological toolbox. In response, researchers search for or develop new methodological approaches. Importantly, social psychologists have addressed this issue from both quantitative and qualitative orientations. Many theoretical questions also have motivated the growing use of mixed-methods. There has not been a “focused” outlet for these methodological developments within social psychology.

This special issue provides an outlet for showcasing new methodological approaches, share how methodologies commonly used in other disciplines can be adapted to social psychological investigations, and provide empirical examples of the application of new methods for social psychologists. The special issue will primarily include manuscripts that focus on the link between social psychological theory and methodological developments. As the focus is on methodological issues, the manuscripts would not include a lengthy theoretical development, but rather outline the theoretical issues at stake and why the methodological approach advances our empirical understanding of the theory. The special issue will also provide an outlet for research notes that demonstrate the use of a methodological technique to address a social psychological research question and would be shorter.

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Job Announcement – Eller College of Management | The University of Arizona

The Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in August of 2015.  This positon is open to candidates with either micro and/or macro research and teaching interests (e.g., Human Resource Management, Judgment and Decision Making, Negotiations, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Strategy), and a Ph.D. in the field of Management or a related area (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Economics) is required.

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UC Irvine: Visiting Scholar in Organization Theory

The Organization and Management Area of The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine announces a position in Organization Theory to begin as early as July 1, 2015. This is a one-year renewable position. Qualified scholars pursuing own research program will be employed via a simultaneous researcher classification (payroll title: Specialist series). In addition, the position would involve teaching of four quarter-classes (over two quarters, with one quarter reserved for full time research) in organization theory or organizational behavior (payroll title: Lecturer). We are seeking individuals with active research programs in Organization Theory that target top journals. The School is committed to research and scholarship with teaching responsibilities in Ph.D., MBA and Undergraduate Programs. A Ph.D. in management, sociology, or relevant discipline completed by Summer 2015 is required.

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Conference Call for Papers: Academic Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Academic Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge and Technology Transfer: How do they relate to Research, Teaching, and Universities as Organizations?

April 11-12, 2016, University of Kassel, Germany

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Aldo Geuna (Torino), Walter W. Powell (Stanford)

Organized by: Guido Bünstorf, Georg Krücken, and Christian Schneijderberg

(International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel)

Spin-off entrepreneurship, patenting, licensing and other activities of knowledge and technology transfer from universities to the private sector have attracted considerable scholarly attention. A large number of studies from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds have investigated these activities. These prior efforts notwithstanding, important questions about academic entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge and technology transfer are still unanswered. This conference aims to help develop answers to these questions. In particular, contributions are invited that study how academic entrepreneurship, commercialization and transfer relate to research, teaching (including entrepreneurship education), as well as the nature and development of the university as an organization.

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Call for Papers on the Changing Nature of Work

To kindle interest in discovering contemporary worlds of work and occupations and in the hope of building more accurate and nuanced images of jobs, organizations, economies and people’s lives, the Academy of Management Discoveries announces a special issue devoted to the changing nature of work.

No one disputes that the structure of Western economies has shifted away from one based primarily on manufacturing to one increasingly dominated by services and the professions, broadly construed. Many also claim that the nature and structure of organizations, jobs, and careers have also changed substantially (e.g., Evans, Kunda, & Barley, 1994; Hall, 1996; Rousseau, 1997). As the author of a recent article in New York magazine noted: “The traditional compact between employers and employees is slowly fading away, and with it, a way of thinking, a way of living, a way of relating to others and regarding oneself that generally comes with a reasonably predictable professional life” (Senior, 2015:1). Yet, with a few exceptions. organizational scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to studying how work, occupations, and careers are changing (Barley and Kunda, 2001).

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Call for Papers: Turkish Journal of Sociology

The Turkish Journal of Sociology wishes to publish its first issue devoted to military sociology. First published in 1917, The Turkish Journal of Sociology is a publication of the Department of Sociology of the Istanbul University Faculty of Letters, the first and leading sociology department in Turkey. The Turkish Journal of Sociology is a peer-reviewed, biannually published journal (http://journals.istanbul.edu.tr/iusosyoloji).

Modern militaries have undergone considerable change in recent decades. This is a reflection of dramatic changes in society, including changes in inter- and intra-state politics, public opinion, civil-military relations, demographics, and both short-and long-term military engagements around the world. Within Turkey, issues surrounding the military have received considerable attention in the political science, military history, and military science arenas. However, amid the quickly changing contexts in which its military operates, in tandem with its importance domestically and internationally, Turkey remains an understudied country in the field of military sociology studies.

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Conference Announcement: “Connecting Students to the Labor Movement”

“Connecting Students to the Labor Movement”
Annual Meetings of the Southern Labor Studies Association
March 6–8, 2015
Washington, DC – The George Washington University

Deadline: February 9, 2015
(Papers not necessary)

We invite labor activists and academics alike to participate in a panel to discuss how they have used the classroom as a conduit to engage students in the labor movement. This session, open to activists and academics, will offer lessons for new or emerging collaborative projects and can serve as a bridge between activists/scholars working independently but with similar goals. Participants may wish to address such questions as: What do unions need from student volunteers? What can students, faculty, and universities gain from working with unions? What can students contribute to fights for economic justice, both when workers on campus are seeking student support and when students contribute to campaigns removed from their campus? What obstacles do academic-activist collaborations present and how can they be overcome?

If you have questions or are interested in joining us in Washington, DC this March, contact Jeff Larson (jlarson@towson.edu) or Kate O’Neil (k8oneil@gmail.com).

The Medici Summer School in Management Studies

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 7th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, May 31st – June 5th, 2015. The school is organized and sponsored by BBS (University of Bologna Business School), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Economic Sociology PhD Program). This year’s theme is “Social Valuation in Organizational, Interpersonal, and Market Contexts.”

The Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research organization theory and related fields (economic sociology, management studies, strategy) and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. The Medici Summer School advocates a special focus on cross-fertilizing research across North American and European traditions. The Summer School is a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who have shared their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics.

For more information, please visit http://www.medicisummerschool.it/