Call for Papers: Extended deadline for Work and Occupations’ Special Issue on Precarious Employment and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The deadline for Work and Occupations‘ Special Issue on Precarious Employment and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic submission has been extended.

We are now accepting full papers through November 22, 2021 23:59 PST. The original Call-for-Papers can be found here.

If you are considering submitting to the special issue, now is the time! If you have already started your submission process but have not yet finished, you now have an additional week to do so.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Teaching at Paul Merage Business School, UC Irvine

Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine is seeking an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Organization and Management (Security of Employment series)

Submission Link: https://apptrkr.com/2520000

Job Description:
The UCI Paul Merage School of Business is seeking candidates to fill one position in Organization and Management as Assistant Professor of Teaching (working title) to begin as early as July 1, 2022. This position is within the Lecturer with Security of Employment series. Achieving Security of Employment requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, externally recognized professional and scholarly (published academic or applied research) achievement in the candidate’s specific discipline and/or in pedagogy. 


QUALIFICATIONS:
We are seeking individuals with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research (academic, professional, and/or pedagogic) in Organization and Management and in service to the University and the Academy. A Ph.D. in management, organizational theory, sociology, psychology, or relevant discipline is required (must be completed by July 1, 2022). Candidates who have shown excellence in teaching in Master-level classes are strongly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience.

Member Publication: Challenges to Academic Freedom

Check out this book by OOW Member Joseph C. Hermanowicz:

CITATION:

Joseph C. Hermanowicz (Ed.), Challenges to Academic Freedom, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.

Book Summary:  https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/challenges-academic-freedom

Academic freedom may be threatened like never before. Yet confusion endures about what professors have a defensible right to say or publish, particularly in extramural forums like social media. At least one source of the confusion in the United States is the way in which academic freedom is often intertwined with a constitutional freedom of speech. Though related, the freedoms are distinct.


In Challenges to Academic Freedom, Joseph C. Hermanowicz argues that, contrary to many historical views, academic freedom is not static. Rather, we may view academic freedom as a set of relational practices that change over time and place. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of fields, this volume examines the current conditions, as well as recent developments, of academic freedom in the United States.

• the sources of recurring threat to academic freedom;
• administrative interference and overreach;
• the effects of administrative law on academic work, carried out under the auspices of Title IX legislation, diversity and inclusion offices, research misconduct tribunals, and institutional review boards;
• the tenuous tie between academic freedom and the law, and what to do about it;
• the highly contested arena of extramural speech and social media; and
• academic freedom in a contingent academy.

Adopting varied epistemological bases to engage their subject matter, the contributors demonstrate perspectives that are, by turn, case study analyses, historical, legal-analytic, formal-empirical, and policy oriented. Traversing such conceptual range, Challenges to Academic Freedom demonstrates the imperative of academic freedom to producing outstanding scholarly work amid the concept’s entanglements in the twenty-first century.

Member Publication: Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams

Check out this new book by OOW member Janet Vertesi:

Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams

In Shaping Science, Janet Vertesi draws on a decade of immersive ethnography with NASA’s robotic spacecraft teams to craft a comparative account of two great space missions of the early 2000s. Although these missions featured robotic explorers on the frontiers of the solar system bravely investigating new worlds, their commands were issued from millions of miles away by a large, very human team. Examining the two teams’ formal structures, decision-making techniques, and informal work practices in the day-to-day process of mission planning, Vertesi shows just how deeply entangled a team’s local organizational context is with the knowledge they produce about other worlds, and about each other.
 
Using extensive, embedded experiences on two NASA spacecraft teams, this is the first book to apply organizational studies of work to the laboratory environment in order to analyze the production of scientific knowledge itself. Engaging and deeply researched, Shaping Science demonstrates the significant influence that the social organization of a scientific team can have on the practices of that team and the results they yield.

Member Publication: Gendered Interpretations of Job Loss and Subsequent Professional Pathways

Check out this new article by OOW member Aliya Hamid Rao:

Citation

Rao AH. Gendered Interpretations of Job Loss and Subsequent Professional Pathways. Gender & Society. Online First. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/08912432211046303

ABSTRACT

While we know that career interruptions shape men’s and women’s professional trajectories, we know less about how job loss may matter for this process. Drawing on interviews with unemployed, college-educated men and women in professional occupations, I show that while both men and women interpret their job loss as due to impersonal “business” decisions, women additionally attribute their job loss as arising from employers’ “personal” decisions. Men’s job loss shapes their subsequent preferred professional pathways, but never in a way that diminishes the importance of their participation in the labor force. For some women in this study, job loss becomes a moment to reflect on their professional pathways, often pulling them back from paid work. This study identifies job loss as an event that, on top of gendered workplace experiences and caregiving obligations, may curtail some women’s participation in paid work.

Call for Applications: Work and Family Researchers Early Career Fellowships

Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellowships:

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for its 2022-2023 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes and integrate them within the WFRN research community. 

Fellows receive a 2022 membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $250 to attend an Early Career Fellowship Preconference (June 22, 2022) and the 2022 WFRN Conference (June 23-25, 2022) in New York City. 

To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2017 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 November 1st, 2021. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor at lindsey.oconnor@csuci.edu.  

Job Postings: TT Assistant Professor in Race/Ethnicity and TT Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Sociology at Utah State University

Utah State University is inviting applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions.

Both positions are part of a department, college and university-wide cluster hire in social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Descriptions are below Please share with others in your networks who have research expertise in race and intersectionality.

Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of the Sociology of Race and/or Ethnicity who employ mixed and/or qualitative methods, CLICK HERE FOR JOB AD. We especially welcome applications from scholars who take an intersectional approach to their research and teaching and whose research foci extends to other axes of inequality including but not limited to sexuality, gender identity, disability or immigrant status. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Logan, Utah in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

Application review begins December 1, 2021. Search committee chair is Dr. Christy Glass, christy.glass@usu.edu

Tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Environment or Natural Resource Sociology, with expertise in environmental justice or governance of natural resources, CLICK HERE FOR JOB AD. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research focuses on rural, indigenous, and/or marginalized populations, in the US or globally. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Logan, Utah in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. 

Application review begins November 15, 2021. Search committee chair is Dr. Jessica Schad, jessica.schad@usu.edu.

Member Publication: Revaluing Work(ers): Toward a Democratic and Sustainable Future. 

New Book:

Schulze-Cleven, Tobias and Todd E. Vachon (Eds). 2021. Revaluing Work(ers): Toward a Democratic and Sustainable Future. New York, NY: Cornell University Press. 


Book Description:
How can we build a future of work that meets pressing challenges and delivers for workers? Contemporary societies are beset by interrelated ecological, political, and economic crises, from climate change to democratic erosion and economic instability. Uncertainty abounds about the sustainability of democratic capitalism. Yet mainstream debates on the evolution of work tend to remain narrowly circumscribed, exhibiting both technological and market determinism.


This volume presents a labor studies perspective on the future of work, arguing that revaluing work—the efforts and contributions of workers—is crucial to realizing the promises of democracy and improving sustainability. It emphasizes that collective political action, and the collective agency of workers in particular, is central to driving this agenda forward. Moreover, it maintains that reproductive work—labor efforts from care to education that sustain the reproduction of society—can function as a crucible of innovation for the valuation and governance of work more broadly.

Book Cover Image at Publisher Webpage: https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9780913447222/revaluing-workers/#bookTabs=1

Job Posting: Assistant or Associate Professor in the Inter-Disciplinary Program (IDP) initiative–Sociology of Organizations at UT Austin

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking to fill an advanced assistant professor or associate professor position in the area of work and organizations to begin in Fall 2022. The candidate’s field of study may be in Sociology (any subfield) or adjoining disciplines so long as their course of study and subsequent research centers on organizations, broadly defined.

The normal teaching load is two courses per long semester (four per academic year). Two courses will be offered in the Human Dimensions of Organizations program to advance their curricular offerings. These will reflect that program’s needs for introductory courses in the field, research methods instruction, and applications of organizational research. The precise content of the courses may be tailored to fit the candidate’s interests and background. Despite the split teaching load, the candidate will be a full member of the Sociology Department, though formal affiliation in a cognate department may be possible upon request.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department of Sociology, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their experience, teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, relevant examples of scholarly work, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement through the online portal at: apply.interfolio.com/96185.

Applications must include a diversity statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. In particular, the statement may highlight any experiences working with diverse populations – mentoring activities, research interests, committee service, courses taught, recruitment and retention activities – and describe how their professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in related activities would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

Please address any questions to Ken-Hou Lin (lin@austin.utexas.edu), chair of the search committee. The department will begin reviewing applications November 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Call for Editorship Proposals for Contexts, JHSB, and the Rose Series

Call for Editorship Proposals for Contexts, JHSB, and the Rose Series

The ASA Publications Committee encourages applications for the editorships of Contexts, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and the ASA Rose Series.

The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) begins in January 2023, with the transition starting in summer 2022.

The editorial term is for an initial three years with an extension of one or two years possible.

Proposals are due December 1.

ASA Council will appoint the new editor in March 2022.

See complete application procedures and examples of previous successful proposals.