Postdoc Position: The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University 

The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminating research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. To begin in the Fall of 2023, The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab is now accepting applications to the two-year postdoctoral fellowship program.

Based on their expertise, the postdoctoral fellow will engage with the lab community on a variety of projects such as: implementing and evaluating interventions to increase women’s representation, persistence, and inclusion in male and white dominated learning and work environments; understanding the specific barriers faced by women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds in the workplace; creating and disseminating new approaches to create and engage change agents to accelerate gender equality.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Professor Shelley Correll, Lab Faculty Director and Professor of Sociology, and (by courtesy) of Organizational Behavior, and will collaborate with research scholars, staff, and PhD students affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be structured according to research and professional interests.

The application deadline is February 20, 2023.

Learn more about the position and requirements here.

Postdoc Position: Postdoctoral Researchers at AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Applications are invited for two 2-year Postdoctoral Research Positions at the AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization at Sciences Po in Paris, France, starting on 1 September 2023.

The purpose of AxPo’s research program is to bring together research in sociology, political science, and economics on multiple forms of polarization which may contribute to the fragmentation of democratic market societies. AxPo will notably focus on socio-economical and socio-political polarizations, and their interrelations.

Qualified candidates will have a background in Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or in related disciplines, i.e. History, Geography, etc.

The annual gross salary will be 40,400 €. Employment in France guarantees full access to healthcare and other social security benefits.

To be eligible, candidates must have defended – or be due to defend – their PhD between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2023. Sciences Po’s working languages are English and French, and speaking French is not a requirement for the position.

The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to undertake research within AxPo’s academic area, broadly defined. Postdoctoral researchers will participate in all academic activities organized by both AxPo Observatory and their host research center in Sciences Po: research seminars, workshops, conferences, etc., and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2023

More information here

Summer Workshop: Summer Workshop for a New Political Economy, at UC Berkeley

The Network for a New Political Economy at UC Berkeley is hosting a week-long summer workshop for early career sociologists (Phd degree date 2012 or later) to gather, share their work, and think through what political-economy might look like in contemporary sociology. We are hoping to attract those who already work in what they think of as political-economy as well as those who hope to connect their work in related areas. 

The workshop will take place between June 18-June 24th, 2023 at UC Berkeley and $4,000 will be given to cover expenses while at the workshop. 

Application Due Date:  March 1, 2023


The application website can be found here: https://forms.gle/sA3bxV5A3NG1hxGM8.

New Journal: Journal of Organizational Sociology

We are happy to announce the new Journal of Organizational Sociology, which has just launched and is now open for submissions: www.degruyter.com/joso

The Journal of Organizational Sociology is intended to be a worldwide forum for scholarly debate that encompasses everything pertaining to the nexus between organization and society. It is published in association with the Research Committee “Sociology of Organization” (RC17) of the International Sociological Association. The Journal of Organizational Sociology is published Open Access with no costs for authors and readers. The first issue will appear in 2023. Submissions featuring mainstream perspectives in organizational sociology are as welcome as articles that advance or apply alternative sociological perspectives.

The basic idea was to create a journal that is specifically organization-sociological, that is truly international, and that embraces all theory traditions and debates. The Journal of Organizational Sociology is not a journal for sociologists only, but for everyone who works sociologically with organizations, no matter which formal affiliation they might have. The Journal of Organizational Sociology features a diverse board of Associate Editors which consists of sociologically working scholars from differing countries and with different theoretical, methodological, and thematic backgrounds and interests:

Editors-in-Chief

Michael Grothe-Hammer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Robert Jungmann, Trier University, Germany

Associate Editors

Nadine Arnold, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Henri Bergeron, Sciences Po, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO), CNRS, Paris, France
Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Lucius Couloute, Suffolk University, USA
Damian O’Doherty, University of Liverpool & University of Manchester, UK
Talia Esnard, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Mary Godwyn, Babson College, USA
Ming-Sho Ho, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Robert van Krieken, University of Sydney, Australia
Sean Lauer, University of British Columbia, Canada
Thiago Duarte Pimentel, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Maria Victoria Sanagustín Fons, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Maria Manuel Serrano, University of Évora, Portugal
Mikaela Sundberg, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), & Stockholm University, Sweden
LaTonya J. Trotter, University of Washington, USA

Advisory Board

Göran Ahrne, Stockholm University, Sweden
Paul du Gay, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, & Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Silvia Gherardi, University of Trento, Italy
Raimund Hasse, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
Michael Lounsbury, Alberta School of Business, Canada
Arnold Windeler, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Xueguang Zhou, Stanford University, USA

Social Media Editor

Dzifa Ametowobla, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

So, if you work sociologically with organizations, consider submitting to the new Journal of Organizational Sociology. We are awaiting your submissions!

More information under: www.degruyter.com/joso

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the chief editors Michael Grothe-Hammer (Michael.grothe-hammer@ntnu.no) or Robert Jungmann (jungmann@uni-trier.de).

Postdoc Position: Postdoctoral Researchers at AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization, Sciences Po

General information

Position Definition: Post-doctoral researcher

Location: The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization at Sciences Po in Paris, France

Type of contract: Temporary contract

Contract duration: 24 months

Expected hiring date: 1 September 2023

Work time: full-time

Required degree level: PhD in Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or related fields

Application deadline: January 31st, 2023

Learn more about the position and eligibility criteria here.

Applications are invited for two 2-year Postdoctoral Research Positions at the AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization at Sciences Po in Paris, France, starting on 1 September 2023.

The purpose of AxPo’s research program is to bring together research in sociology, political science, and economics on multiple forms of polarization which may contribute to the fragmentation of democratic market societies. AxPo will notably focus on socio-economical and socio-political polarizations, and their interrelations.

Qualified candidates will have a background in Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or in related disciplines, i.e. History, Geography, etc.

For further information about AxPo’s postdoctoral research program, see https://www.sciencespo.fr/axpo/.

The annual gross salary will be 40,400 €. Employment in France guarantees full access to healthcare and other social security benefits.

To be eligible, candidates must have defended – or be due to defend – their PhD between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2023. Sciences Po’s working languages are English and French, and speaking French is not a requirement for the position.

The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to undertake research within AxPo’s academic area, broadly defined. Postdoctoral researchers will participate in all academic activities organized by both AxPo Observatory and their host research center in Sciences Po: research seminars, workshops, conferences, etc., and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is 23.59 EST on Tuesday 31st January 2023.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed [at the beginning of March] and interviews are expected to take place by Zoom in mid-late March 2023].

The online application form is available here: https://forms.gle/vZ1fDQhKRMr1QHeA6

Announcement: OOW Virtual Panels on Intersectionality and Climate Crisis

The American Sociological Association’s section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work (OOW) presents two virtual panels:

Organizational Lenses on Intersectionality

Friday, February 3, 2023

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizational-lenses-on-intersectionality-tickets-473464343597

Panelists:

Koji Chavez, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Ethel Mickey, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino

Oneya Okuwobi, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Megan Tobias Neely, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School

MODERATED BY:

Melissa Abad, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab


OOW Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Friday, March 3, 2023

1:00 – 2:15 EST

REGISTER HERE:  https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-2qpjsjGdBqoX91Thaz5m6hDCZjBSGW

Panelists:

Dana Fisher, University of Maryland

Author of American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave (Columbia University Press), “Shifting coalitions within the youth climate movement in the US” (Politics & Governance), and many other contributions

Natasha Iskander, New York University

Author of Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st-Century Qatar and Beyond (Princeton University Press), “Climate change and work: Politics and power” (Annual Review of Political Science), and many other contributions

Jill Lindsey Harrison, University of Colorado

Author of From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies (MIT Press), “Transition tensions: mapping conflicts in movements for a just and sustainable transition” (Environmental Politics), and many other contributions

J. Mijin Cha, Occidental College

Author of “A Just Transition: Why Transitioning Workers into a New Clean Energy Economy Should Be at the Center of Climate Change Policies” (Fordham Environmental Law Review) and many other contributions

Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University

Author of “Neoliberal Organizational and Political-Legal Arrangements and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. Electrical Energy Sector” (Sociological Quarterly), Normalized Financial Wrongdoing: How Re-regulating Markets Created Risks and Fostered Inequality (Stanford University Press), and many other contributions

Moderated by:

Tim Bartley, Washington University in St. Louis

Simone Domingue, University of Oklahoma

New Publication: Within-job gender pay inequality in 15 countries

Led by Andrew Penner, the Comparative Organizational Inequality Network (COIN) has published a paper in Nature, Human Behaviour  that compares gender pay gaps and their firm, occupation, job segregation components and within job pay gaps using administrative data for fifteen countries. 

Read the article here.

Abstract Extant research on the gender pay gap suggests that men and women who do the same work for the same employer receive similar pay, so that processes sorting people into jobs are thought to account for the vast majority of the pay gap. Data that can identify women and men who do the same work for the same employer are rare, and research informing this crucial aspect of gender differences in pay is several decades old and from a limited number of countries. Here, using recent linked employer–employee data from 15 countries, we show that the processes sorting people into different jobs account for substantially less of the gender pay differences than was previously believed and that within-job pay differences remain consequential.

Call for Papers: EGOS 2023 – Subtheme 4: “Social Movements and Organizations: Outcomes and Secondary Effects”

We would like to bring to your attention to the sub-theme on “Social Movements and Organizations: Outcomes and Secondary Effects,” which we are convening as part of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) 39th annual colloquium in Cagliari, Italy. The conference will take place on July 6-8, 2023.

Our purpose is to bring together researchers interested in social movements and organizations, especially for a deeper examination of the consequences of activist efforts. For this gathering, we welcome papers from different perspectives, regions, and disciplines.

Our subtheme is part of EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG) 04 on Social Movements and Organizations.

If you are interested, we encourage you to submit a short paper (3,000 words) before January 10, 2023. You can access the full call for papers here:

And the detailed instructions for submission can be found at:

https://www.egos.org/2023_Cagliari/SUB-THEMES_Call-for-Short-Papers

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Forrest Briscoe (Penn State University), fbriscoe@psu.edu

Panikos Georgallis (University of Amsterdam), p.georgallis@uva.nl

Jocelyn Leitzinger (University of Illinois Chicago), jocelynl@uic.edu

Job Posting: Sciences Po Digital Sociology Research Assistant/ Project Manager

DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER

Le Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (CRIS – Center for Research in Social Inequalities), at Sciences Po in Paris, is recruiting a part-time Research Assistant/Project Manager for disinformation research. CRIS develops cutting-edge research on social stratification and inequalities.

Duties and Essential Job Functions
The person recruited, above all else, will be a “fixer” who knows how to take initiative and can work independently, performing a variety of research duties and administrative tasks, which may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Organize, recruit, conduct, and code interviews, as needed
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Create and visualize descriptive statistics
  • Translate social media and other content from French to English, as needed
  • Prepare research applications and reports
  • Collect and analyze descriptive data
  • Summarize project results and prepare progress reports
  • Assist with the preparation of scholarly reports, presentations and articles
  • Organize public reporting of research including web, talks, travel logistics, etc.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials related to the research
  • Support budget management, purchases, and reimbursements
  • Maintain software management and updates
  • Coordinate and communicate administrative details and project files with project team
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend seminars and meetings as necessary
    Required Qualifications
  • Attention to detail, as well as managing the big picture (a “fixer”)
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starter
  • Willingness to “manage up”: communicating the project’s priorities and seeking feedback, anticipating
    the next steps needed, and ability to offer well-rounded help on a complex project
  • Experience with collaborations and working in teams
  • Communication and organizing skills on all levels (in-person, phone, online)
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical details
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Comfort working with and structuring messy digitized data, and translating digitized data to different
    formats (e.g., raw text, json, xml, csv files)
  • Knowledge of text encoding and decoding (the machine kind, not the xml kind)
  • Some knowledge of data and visualizations
  • Data analysis: qualitative and/or quantitative
  • Social theory

Based in Paris, this is a part-time, 20 hours/week position for at least 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. Monthly salary starts at 1 600 €/month before social charges with benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV both in English, as well as a writing sample, and the contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2022 (or until filled) to this application portal.