Postdoctoral Fellow on a Project about Responding to Crises in Science with New Models of Practice and Organization

Application review begins March 15, 2018

 The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (www.socgen.ucla.edu), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning July 1, 2018.  The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on issues at the intersection of biology and society.  The successful candidate will work with Drs. Aaron Panofsky and Christopher Kelty on an NSF funded project (Grant # 1734683) about the dynamics and implications of recent projects, organizations, and reforms seeking to improve the robustness and reliability of biomedical and behavioral science by tracing examples of contemporary controversies surrounding, for example, the reproducibility crisis, post-publication peer review, “predatory” publishing. The postdoctoral fellow will support the PIs by conducting interviews and participant observation, collection and management of textual materials, the management of student researchers, data analysis, and write up of results.

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Call for Applications: 8th Berlin Summer School in Social Science

Berlin Summer School in Social Science 
Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 16 – 26, 2018

 

We are delighted to announce the 8th 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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Sociological & Journalistic Approaches to Workplace Sexual Harassment

Stories of workplace sexual harassment and assault have dominated news headlines over the past year, as investigative journalists have focused on the high-profile cases with which we are now familiar. In the spirit of Herbert Gans’ recent ASA featured essay comparing the disciplines of journalism and sociology, we asked several journalists and sociologists how they approach this pertinent topic and whether and how closer ties might be mutually beneficial.

Read below to see about how sociologist, Christopher Uggen, and journalists, Gayle Golden and Vicki Michaelis, navigate these challenges, what they feel is being left out of public conversation, and what they hope results from the current public discourse.

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SASE Miniconference on Inequality in Organizations

OOW members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for the SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) Mini-Conference “Prospects of Equality Within and Across Organizations” organized by Nina Bandelj, Andrew Penner and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey during the SASE Annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, June 23-25, 2018.

Deadline for submission: *January 29, 2018*
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2018 Medici Summer School 

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 10th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, Italy, June 11 – June 15, 2018. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Economic Sociology PhD Program).     Host faculty include Emilio Castilla & Ezra Zuckerman Sivan (MIT), Simone Ferriani & Gianni Lorenzoni (Bologna), Rodolphe Durand (HEC), and Gino Cattani (NYU).  Guest faculty include Harry Collins (Cardiff), Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Cambridge), Brayden King (Northwestern), Johanna Mair (Hertie & Stanford), and Brian Rubineau. This year’s theme is “Organizations as Vehicles and Settings for Social Change.”
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Job Posting: 1-year Term Appointment at Grinnell College

The Department of Sociology at Grinnell College invites applications for a one-year term appointment (beginning Fall 2018). Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open but might include: political economy, comparative and historical sociology, or global sociology. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. The successful candidate should plan to teach 1-2 introductory courses, 1 theory course, and offer 1-2 courses in their area of specialization. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/sociology.

A link to the full posting can be found here: https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/1988