Meet the New Editorial Team!

Hi OOW Members,

We are the new editorial team managing the OOW newsletter and website. We want to thank the previous OOW editorial team (Nino Bariola and Hyunsik Chun) for their past work and support as we transition into our new roles.

This is a little more information about us:

Anthony Huaqui is the new newsletter editor. He is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His areas of focus are labor process, race, and public policy. His first project was public policy focused and examined how institutional restructuring influences theoretical predictors for welfare benefit levels over time in the U.S., particularly for AFDC/TANF. His current dissertation project explores how Latinx immigrant taxi drivers in the Hudson Valley, NY work to retain control over the local ride-share industry against digital ride-share platforms, such as Uber and Lyft. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University in 2016.

Diana Enriquez is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Princeton University. She studies labor, technology, and law, particularly in the US and Latin America (Mexico and Colombia). Her dissertation research focuses on high-skill freelancers as a subset of the alternative workforce. Her first article on freelancers was presented at the Federal Reserve (Atlanta) conference on Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market (2021). Other research projects examine the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on low income households (Socius 2020), pre-automation attempts in gig work (Sociologica 2021) and automated management on gig work platforms (AOM 2021). She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2013. Before the PhD., Diana was a researcher for a think tank/hedge fund in New York City and lead the research and fact checking team within TED’s Content and Editorial team.

We are looking forward to working with you and promoting your work!

Diana and Anthony

Member Publication: Seeking transnational social protection during a global pandemic: The case of Chinese immigrants in The United States

Please check out the recent publication by OOW members Xuemei Cao, and Ken Chih-Yan Sun:

Cao, Xuemei, and Ken Chih-Yan Sun. 2021. “Seeking Transnational Social Protection during a Global Pandemic: The Case of Chinese Immigrants in the United States.” Social Science & Medicine 287, Online First.

Abstract

Drawing on in-depth interviews with Chinese immigrants in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, this article examines the construction of immigrants’ transnational social safety net and its gaps as the pandemic struck their home and host societies successively. Building upon the scholarship on transnational migration and transnational social protection, we argue that understanding how immigrants manage moments of crisis requires a cross-border optic. As we show, transnational connections can be translated into valuable material and immaterial resources. However, such protections are contingent upon the reception of their local receiving communities. The perceived hierarchy between the sending and receiving society, coupled with the U.S.’ lack of experience with infectious disease outbreaks, limits the extent to which immigrants could put their transnational knowledge and resources to use. Our analyses shed new light upon the circumstances that empower and constrain immigrants as the global pandemic unsettles their daily routines.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

We are recruiting for an assistant professor in our sociology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As the ad mentions below, we are targeting our search to candidates who specialize in medical sociology, and specifically studying the health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people. If you know of any outstanding folks on the job market who fit the bill, please ask them to apply or contact our search committee chair (Mieke Beth Thomeer: mthomeer@uab.edu).

Thanks!

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The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 2022.  We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in medical sociology, specifically in studying the health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people with an emphasis on inequities in health status and/or health care access and utilization. Preference will be given to candidates who take an intersectional perspective that recognizes the complexities of cross-cutting social positions such as race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research, experience with or potential for obtaining external funding, and a strong commitment to quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and a B.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. Research in the department focuses on medical sociology and health-related topics. Currently, the department has about 75 undergraduate majors, 25 Ph.D. students, 75 professional master’s students, and 13 full-time faculty members with anticipated growth in the next few years. See the department website for more information: http://www.uab.edu/cas/sociology/.

Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Sociology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. For example, our current faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary research centers on campus including the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Minority Health Disparities Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. UAB also has close community ties with many organizations serving the needs of SGM people (see: https://www.uab.edu/soph/home/giving/magic-city-lgbtq-health-studies-endowed-professorship/community-connections ).

With over 21,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. More information about UAB is here: https://www.uab.edu/didyouknow/ Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

To apply, please use this link: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9650 Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, current CV, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample and evidence of teaching excellence (optional). Please provide the name and email for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Mieke Beth Thomeer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology Department, mthomeer@uab.edu.  

Job Posting: TT Open Rank at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management

Tenure-Track Position(s) in Strategy & Organization
Desautels Faculty of Management McGill University

Position Summary

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management invites applications for one or more open rank tenure-track positions in the Strategy and Organization Area, pending budget approval. The start date for the position is August 1st, 2022. Candidates must have (or be near completion) of a Ph.D. in management, entrepreneurship, strategy, or organization theory, or in a related discipline including sociology and economics. Applicants demonstrating outstanding potential who are doctoral students and plan to have completed the requirements for their Ph.D. by December 2022 will also be considered. We have a particular interest in candidates with research and teaching focused on organization theory, sustainability, strategy, and/or entrepreneurship. Applicants in other sub-disciplines will also be considered.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to advance a cutting-edge, compelling, and impactful research agenda. The ideal candidate will have evidence of effective teaching,  an experience-appropriate record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, and clear promise of conducting innovative and important research publishable in the top journals in strategy and organization studies such as those listed on our Desautels 22. Successful candidates are also expected to work actively with doctoral students, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and contribute to the administration of the Area and Faculty. While located in the vibrant bilingual city of Montréal, teaching and administration at McGill is done in English.

McGill University

McGill is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Montréal. With more than 80 current tenured/tenure-track professors, the Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to continued growth. The Faculty has 2300 B.Com. students, 250 MBA/ EMBA/ MM students, 76 Ph.D. students, as well as a wide range of executive education offerings. 

Faculty members in the Strategy & Organization Area conduct research with a variety of approaches in strategy, organization theory, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation, including management in developing and transition economies, not-for-profit organizations, and environmental and social issues. Professors have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and enjoy a high level of independence in their research and teaching endeavors.  McGill’s emphasis is on research quality, innovation, and impact.

McGill is located in Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design since 2006. Montreal offers a true joie de vivre, boasting an experience between North America and Europe. It is a bilingual city with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse and dynamic cultural offerings, numerous leisure and recreational activities, and country getaways within a short driving distance. Housing costs, government-funded health care, subsidized day care and free public primary and secondary education help make living in Montreal more affordable. It is also family-friendly and deemed the 4th best city in North America for quality of life in the 2018 Mercer survey.

More information about the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Strategy & Organization Area can be found at: www.mcgill.ca/desautels/about  

Compensation levels, teaching load, research funding, and travel support are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application process and deadline

These materials must be submitted through WorkDay: (1) a cover letter expressing your interest; (2) CV; (3) a brief research statement; (4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy plus documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available); (5) three letters of reference (preferably also sent electronically); and (6) copies of representative research article(s), including the full paper you would present if invited for a campus visit. Doctoral candidates and recent graduates should submit work from their dissertation.

Workday application is available here:

McGill-Desautels Assistant-Professor-Strategy & Organization

Any questions about the position or receipt of materials should be addressed to strategyrecruiting.mgmt@mcgill.ca  

All application materials should be submitted electronically by October 1, 2021.

Only complete, electronic submissions are accepted. 

The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:
 
Robert Nason, Strategy & Organization Area Coordinator
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5

Review of materials will begin shortly after the due date above and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Short-listed candidates invited to meet with members of the Faculty should expect to interview either virtually or, if health and safety standards allow it, in-person in Montreal as of October 2021.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca  or phone at 514-398-2477. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy is seeking applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor rank. We are seeking a Ph.D. specializing in organization theory, public administration, or public management.

Applicants may be from a variety of disciplinary and field perspectives in keeping with the interdisciplinary profile of our School. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

We also wish to expand our existing strengths in one of the core areas of the School: science, technology and innovation policy; climate, energy and environmental policy; information, communication, and cybersecurity policy; philosophy and ethics; and data analytics and other research methods. Our work in these areas benefits from synergies with Georgia Tech’s world-class programs in the sciences, engineering, computer science, design and planning, and business. We are also looking to expand our expertise in health policy in a way that complements our other strengths. Job duties will include research, teaching and advising students, and service activities at Georgia Tech.

The School of Public Policy has 30 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs. See our webpage at http://spp.gatech.edu/ for more information. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three publications; 4) a research statement, including descriptions of future research plans; 5) a teaching statement, including descriptions of teaching interests; and 6) contact information of three academic references.

Please apply at: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=3000&JobOpeningId=227192&PostingSeq=1

Direct any questions by email to facsearch@pubpolicy.gatech.edu.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2021 for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

A Ph.D. in organization theory, public administration, public management, or a related field is required. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institution activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

For more information, contact John Walsh (jpwalsh@gatech.edu).

Job Posting: 2 TT positions at Cornell’s ILR School

Cornell’s ILR School invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions with planned start dates of August 2022, one for a person with expertise in macro-OB/organization theory, and the other for a person with expertise in human resource studies. We will consider applicants at all ranks for each position, but will give preference to senior scholars (associate or full) for the macro-OB position in the Department of Organizational Behavior, while junior scholars will be given preference for the HR position in the HR Studies Department.

The submission deadline for both openings is October 1, 2021. To be considered for the Organizational Behavior position, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18951. To be considered for the Human Resource Studies position, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18950. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Questions about these positions should be directed to Professors Pam Tolbert (pst3@cornell.edu), Diane Burton (burton@cornell.edu), Ben A. Rissing (rissing@cornell.edu), or JR Keller (jrkeller@cornell.edu). The ILR School is also recruiting in the Department of Labor Relations, History and Employment Law.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in Management & Organizations at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor inManagement and Organizations, pending Provost budgetary approval.  The department seeks to add to its vibrant community of scholars.  Applicants working in areas related to the Future of Work or to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality, broadly construed, will be given priority. 

We actively seek to diversify our faculty and student ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor and can be a source of insight and excellence.  We seek to cultivate an inclusive atmosphere of respect for all individuals without barriers to participation or access. 

The anticipated start date for this faculty position is July 1, 2022. 

Prospective candidates should have the following: 

  • A Ph.D. in management or a related field, such as psychology or sociology. 
  • High potential for producing original and innovative scholarly work of the highest quality and impact. 
  • High potential for teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. 
  • A desire to contribute to the intellectual community of the M&O department and the School of Business. 
  • A commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
      
    Interested candidates should send the following by email (qstmo@bu.edu) to Professor Michel Anteby, Chair of the Search Committee:   
  • a cover letter stating the position, their interest, and qualifications 
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • statements of research and teaching interests and accomplishments, including teaching evaluations if available 
  • representative publications and/or working papers 
  • three letters of recommendation 
      
    Application Deadline: We will accept applications until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 15, 2021.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  

Call for Participants: AOM Symposium: Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations

Greetings! We invite you to attend our Academy of Management Symposium titled, “Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations.” The session is a live, synchronous, and virtual session taking place on July 31 2021 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EST (New York Time) (UTC-4). We are pleased that this symposium was a finalist for “Best Symposium” for the CAR Division for AOM.

Symposium Overview

Although there has been progress in understanding some aspects of gender inequality, the hiring process and its contributions to gender inequality in labor markets and organizations remains unclear, leaving knowledge of the potential solutions for gender inequality incomplete (Petersen and Saporta, 2004). This symposium brings together four papers that deepen our understanding of inequality by focusing on changes in labor markets and organizations. A paper by Burbano, Padilla, and Meier examines an important but overlooked job characteristic—gendered differences in preferences for meaning at work —that may in part explain occupational segregation by gender—and are more pronounced in national contexts with greater levels of education and economic development. In another paper, Sterling, Gilmartin, and Sheppard suggest that informing employer’s beliefs about men’s and women’s abilities—instead of improving women’s self-beliefs about abilities—could be the pathway by which the gender pay gap lessens. Wang examines how laws in the U.S. (i.e. salary history bans) that address a specific juncture in the wage-setting process—initial salary offers prior to the negotiation stage—can reduce historic inequalities by disrupting path dependencies in wages. And finally, a paper by Zhang investigates how technological change such as e-commerce adoption by retail companies, may improve racial and gender equality in hiring and promotions.

Symposium Presenters

Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, Discussant 
Vanessa Burbano, Columbia University, Presenter
Adina Sterling, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Shiya Wang, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Letian Zhang, Harvard University, Presenter

Additional Paper Authors

Shannon Gilmartin, Stanford
Stephan Meier, Columbia University
Nicolas Padilla, London Business School
Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Management of Organizations group with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03051

Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2021.

Member Publication: Pharmacists Should Treat Patients Who Have Opioid Use Disorders, Not Police Them

Please check out the recent publication by OOW member Elizabeth Chiarello:

Chiarello, Elizabeth. 2021. “Pharmacists Should Treat Patients Who Have Opioid Use Disorders, Not Police Them.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Online First.

Abstract

Pharmacists are caught in the throes of a relentless overdose crisis that has already claimed half a million lives and threatens to claim thousands more. The addiction treatment system is fragmented and inadequate to meet demand. Few physicians provide medications for opioid use disorder (MOUDs), the most effective form of evidence-based treatment, and insufficient treatment options leave patients vulnerable to overdose.

Pharmacists routinely interact with patients who have OUD but lack ways to treat them. The primary tools that pharmacists have received to curb the crisis are prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), big data surveillance technologies that they can use to track patients’ medication acquisition patterns. Pharmacists like PDMPs because they help them make decisions efficiently. However, PDMPs are enforcement technologies, not health care tools; therefore, pharmacists typically use PDMPs to police patients instead of treating them. Policing patients not only fails to help combat overdose, but can also exacerbate harm.

Informed by a decade’s worth of interviews with pharmacists before and after PDMP implementation, I argue that pharmacists should be better equipped to help patients with OUD. Specifically, clinical and community pharmacists should mobilize to provide MOUDs through collaborative practice agreements with physicians. Studies show that collaborative practice models are effective at reducing the risk of overdose and saving money and physicians’ time. And pharmacists have the clinical competencies necessary to provide MOUDs for patients. Pharmacists must overcome legal, economic, and interprofessional barriers to do so, but giving pharmacists the tools to treat patients will affirm their professional commitment to caring for patients and saving lives.