Author Archives: Sarah Mosseri

Position description:  The Sociology Department of Brown University seeks applications for a Visiting faculty member in the area of the Sociology of Organizations, to begin 1 July, 2017.  The rank of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and standing.  Applicants at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor must have a PhD in hand by 1 August, 2017. We welcome applicants from a broad array of social science disciplines who can contribution to curricular needs in Brown’s undergraduate program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO), particularly the BEO track of Organization Studies.

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W. Richard (Dick) Scott together with Michael W. Kirst and other colleagues have completed a book on HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY, to be published summer of 2017 by John Hopkins University Press.  The book focuses on higher education as an organization field and also considers colleges as part of the regional economic field of Silicon Valley.  They take a longitudinal view, reviewing changes since 1970, and also examine the efforts of a sample of 16 diverse colleges to adapt to conflicting pressures stemming from an attempt to abide by academic norms and also respond to economic challenges.

SocArXiv will host the inaugural O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26-27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. We invite social science papers or presentations related to the following themes:

  1. Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components. This may entail a demonstration case showing how to do an open scholarship project, providing data and code for results, working with collaborators, or other examples of open scholarship in practice.
  2. Research about open scholarship itself. This may include mechanisms for making data and code public, workflow processes, publication considerations, citation metrics, or the tools and methods of open scholarship.
  3. Research about replication and transparency. This includes both replication studies and research about replication and reproducibility issues.

Travel stipends of $1,000 will be available to a limited number of presenters.

Submissions are due by June 1, 2017. Visit for details.