Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Strategic Management at University of Toronto

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management — Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Date Posted: 08/29/2022
Closing Date: 10/06/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26239
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: The Rotman School of Management
Department: Strategic Management
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)
 
Description:
 
The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-
time tenure stream appointment in the Strategic Management Area. The appointment will be at
the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
 
Applicants must have a PhD in management or a cognate discipline (e.g., economics, sociology,
etc.), with a focus on strategic management or related area by the date of appointment or shortly
thereafter, and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. In particular, we
seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing
strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest
international level and to establish an outstanding, independent research program leading to
publications in top-ranked journals in strategy and cognate disciplines (e.g., Strategic
Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management
Journal/Review, American Economic Review, Journal of International Business
Studies, American Journal of Sociology, and journals of similar caliber).
 
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence demonstrated by a record of
publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals or works in progress meeting high
international standards, a research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and
accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 
 
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and must have a demonstrated
interest in graduate student training and supervision. Preference will be given to candidates who
can teach in the area of international business. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated
through the teaching dossier submitted with the application, including a statement of teaching
philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or
evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities (such as performance as a
teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars,
student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of
reference, and a strong performance during the on-campus presentation for short-listed
candidates.
 
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 
The Rotman School of Management has a strong research-oriented faculty that is supportive of
serious scholarship and committed to the professional development of its faculty. Within the
University of Toronto, the Area has close ties with the departments of Economics and Sociology.
All Rotman Strategy Ph.D. students complete graduate-level courses in at least one of these
departments. The Strategic Management Area provides a stimulating and supportive research
environment and a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.
 
Rotman is situated in the heart of Canada’s corporate and financial centre and the world’s most
diverse city. Rotman’s core values reflect this diversity. For more information about the Rotman
School and its core values, please
visit: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/connect/aboutrotman/ourvalues .
 
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must
submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future
research interests; a job market paper and up to two additional research papers or publications;
and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching
evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed
above.
 
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of
Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once
an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references
submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. Letters should be addressed
to:
 
Professor Becky Reuber
Chair, Recruiting Committee – Strategy
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
 
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. All documents, with the
exception of the three reference letters, MUST be submitted via the link below. Your CV and
cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. We recommend combining additional
documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
 
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Becky Reuber, Search
Committee Chair, at Strategy.Recruiting@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca .
 
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date,
October 6, 2022.
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.
 
Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and
especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women,
Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+
persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
 
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey
is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by
search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning
purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
 
Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to
increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are
linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
 
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as
accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.
If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please
contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor/Public Policy and Management – School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Job ID: 18143
Date Position is Available: Fall 2023
Application Deadline: 9/22/2023
Company: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department: School of Public Policy
Title: Assistant Professor/Public Policy and Management – School of Public Policy
Submission Link:
https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/515192/assistant-professorpublic-policy-and-management-school-of-public-policy

Job Description

SPP invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, expected to start on September 1, 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to SPP’s growing programs and community of programs, students, staff and faculty by building our interdisciplinary and community-engaged research and teaching agenda. Areas of interest for the search include public and nonprofit management; state and/or local government; policy or management approaches to inequality; climate, energy, and/or environmental justice policy or management; social enterprises and new organizational forms for the public good; comparative and/or international policy or management; public and nonprofit budgeting and/or finance. Competitive candidates’ research will reflect an intersectional approach including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and migration. Candidates should be able to teach required courses in the undergraduate and master’s programs and contribute specialized courses in their areas of expertise.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in Sociology, Colby College

Description

The Department of Sociology at Colby College is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2023. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college in a spectacular setting with a rich sociological history: it was here that Albion Small taught some of the first sociology courses in the country.

Qualifications 

We are searching for an early career scholar who aims to make an impact through high-profile research, excellence in teaching, and meaningful student engagement. Areas of specialization are open. The ideal candidate will have a publication track record, ample experience with teaching—including course design—and a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

Application Instructions 

Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include: a curriculum vitae; letter of application that outlines the candidate’s research, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience and that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching; representative samples of scholarship; and three confidential letters of recommendation.
 
Materials must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/111909. Candidates may be A.B.D., but Ph.D.s must be in hand prior to September 1, 2023.
 
Questions about this search should be directed to: Sociologysearch@colby.edu

Job Posting: Two AP TT Professor Roles, Gender/Sexuality at Brown University

The Brown University Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions, to begin July 1, 2023, for scholars in the area of gender/sexuality.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the United States context. Analysis approaches may vary. Secondary substantive areas of sociology should reflect areas of concentration in our department (https://www.brown.edu/academics/sociology/people/faculty).

We particularly seek candidates who conceive their work broadly, whose research contributes to the discipline at large, and who can engage creatively with other areas of strength in the department. The successful candidate must be engaged in a theoretically strong research program with the potential to influence the field, demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding, and manifest the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. Candidates must have strong analysis skills in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodological approaches.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the Sociology Department and University. Accordingly, we seek qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. Further, we are keenly interested in diversifying and encourage applications from diverse candidates. Applicants who have a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment are essential.

All candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) a diversity statement that describes how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion in the scope of their teaching and broader work. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application.

To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Florida State University

ASA Job ID: 18093
Institution: Florida State University
Department: Department of Sociology
Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor 
Areas/Special Programs: Latina/o Sociology; Qualitative Methodology  

The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, effective August 2023. We are looking for a scholar who will contribute to our department’s area of concentration in inequalities and social justice. Preference will be given to those whose research focuses on qualitative methods and/or the Latinx experience. The position will entail teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students, conducting and publishing research, and providing service to the department through work on committees. 

Basic Minimum Qualifications: completion of all Sociology Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: completion of all Sociology Ph.D. requirements by the date of hire. 

Applicants are encouraged to read about the department’s areas of concentration. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement indicating commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit materials to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs [Job ID# 52544] by September 15, 2022. Questions may be directed to Dr. Miranda Waggoner (search committee chair) at mwaggoner@fsu.edu

Florida State University is committed to diversity and inclusion (diversity.fsu.edu). The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy seeks individuals dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to equity and inclusiveness, reflective of the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace. 

Job Posting: TT AP Professor at UCI Business School through UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative and Cluster hiring in Poetic Justice

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: July 14th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor (Area Open)

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business is seeking candidates to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor position whose research, teaching and/or service contribute to UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative and Cluster hiring in Poetic Justice. This position is open to individuals in any academic area in business.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are seeking individuals from all areas of business with a commitment to research on creative enterprises, with a focus on diversity and equity. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required (Ph.D. must be completed by Summer 2023). Salary will be commensurate with prior performance and experience.

At every crucial juncture in our nation’s history, Black authors, artists and other creative workers have produced new narratives, images and social practices that challenge systemic anti-black racism and affirm Black life and humanity. This position is part of a BTI Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative on Poetic Justice, which mobilizes a whole university approach to transform UCI into the preeminent place of higher education where black and system-impacted students, faculty and staff thrive while producing new visions of social justice. Leveraging campus-level cultural infrastructure, including the Langson Libraries and Institute and Museum of California Art, the Poetic Justice initiative is a collaboration between the Departments of African American Studies and Comparative Literature in the School of Humanities; the Department of Art in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; the Paul Merage School of Business; and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology. Faculty hired as part of the cluster will develop the Poetic Justice initiative, including innovating how we study the racial effects of slavery, segregation and mass incarceration; and leading community-based activities that support the economic and cultural well-being of black communities in Southern California and beyond.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in art and creative industries, incorporating a lens on diversity and equity in these sectors. Art and creative industries play a central role in the economy and society. They are sites of entrepreneurship activity as well as management of existing institutions. Despite the overlap between the arts and business, few business schools have expertise in art and culture. The ideal candidate investigates the role of diverse voices in creative production, the obstacles members of marginalized groups face in participating in creative industries, and/or the cultivation of historically marginalized audiences.

New hires will join a dynamic business school located in the heart of Orange County’s thriving business community. The Merage School faculty has been globally recognized for their research contributions and teaching innovations. The Financial Times ranks the Merage School #1 in number of female faculty. Our programs also strive to fully represent our professional community, continually searching for applicants with different backgrounds to enrich the educational experience.

Merage School faculty are actively involved in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, supporting the new Black Management Association and the School’s Latinx Initiative. The School also houses seven faculty-led Centers of Excellence which serve as a bridge between the Merage School and the local business community: the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Digital Transformation, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Health Care Management and Policy, the Center for Investment and Wealth Management, the Center for Real Estate, and the UCI Long US-China Institute.

Launched in 2020 during the racial reckoning, the UCI Black Thriving Initiative mobilizes the entire university to transform UCI into the nation’s foremost destination for Black people to thrive as students, faculty, staff, and communities served by the university. To this end, it consists of three action platforms that seek to inform choices, decisions, and priorities as a great public research university. These are: change the culture, leverage the mission, and engage with communities. A major feature of BTI involves advancing understanding about the multifaceted Black experience and drivers of well-being in support of Black communities. The associated faculty cluster hiring program builds on and expands our shared values of diversity, equity and inclusion and commitment to social justice. Selected from a multi-year competition, the three BTI hiring clusters reflect the power and promise of interdisciplinary collaboration. They are: Environmental Health Disparities, Infrastructure Equity, and Poetic Justice. To accelerate and elevate the impact of the research, teaching, and service of participating and affiliated faculty, each cluster will receive dedicated programming support for three years. For more information, consult the BTI website: https://inclusion.uci.edu/action-plan/msi/uci-black-thriving-initiative/.

For information about the University of California, Irvine and The Paul Merage School of Business, learn more at http://www.merage.uci.edu/ .

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, visit UC Irvine’s RECRUIT at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07696

Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) Cover Letter
(3) Statement of Research
(4) Statement of Teaching
(5) Statement of Service (optional)
(6) Statement of DEI that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative through research, teaching, and/or service.
(7) Three Letters of Recommendation
(8) Teaching Evaluations
(9) Publications, working papers, and dissertation proposal (if others are co-authored)

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2022.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact:

Academic Personnel Analyst
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
FacultyRecruitment@merage.uci.edu

You will be expected to teach across all programs (undergraduate, graduate (Masters and doctoral), some of which may occur at night and/or on weekends, including summers. You may be expected to develop on-line or hybrid courses consistent with the School’s objectives and teaching needs.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Schoolhttps://merage.uci.edu/employment/

Schoolhttps://inclusion.uci.edu/action-plan/msi/uci-black-thriving-initiative/

Schoolhttps://sites.uci.edu/poeticjustice/

Job Posting: Department Head of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University is seeking an outstanding individual with a strong commitment to academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university, a proven record of effective leadership, and a visionary approach to administration. The Department Head will assist in promoting research, engagement, and graduate and undergraduate education in the department.

The university listing may be found HERE.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department Head, serving as the department’s academic leader and administrative officer, will be called upon to provide strategic leadership and vision in:

  • creating an environment that facilitates an effective shared vision; serving as a thought leader and ambassador for the department, college, and university;
  • leading departmental academic, research and engagement activities in the context of a broad vision of the discipline;
  • facilitating an inclusive, equitable, and culturally competent environment with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students;
  • promoting and rewarding excellence in faculty research, teaching and mentoring, department, college, and university service, and community engagement;
  • fostering a culture of high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration within the college; building partnerships and alliances across the university;
  • advancing departmental and college academic excellence within the university as well as relative to peer institutions;
  • linking programs within the department to the broader college and university missions; developing external partnerships, when relevant, in support of the department’s mission and goals; aligning and allocating resources with departmental strategic plans and vision;
  • demonstrating scholarly and professional engagement & excellence.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • performance evaluations for all direct reports, including annual reviews and recommendations for faculty retention, promotion, and tenure;
  • recruitment and hiring of new faculty and staff;
  • recommendations for salaries for faculty and staff hires, including new hires, legislative increases, discretionary increases, and retentions; in a fair, equitable, principled, and defensible manner;
  • coordination and management of course scheduling;
  • curriculum assessment and revision;
  • management of the faculty’s committee and service assignments;
  • resolution of student academic problems;
  • allocation of available space to meet departmental needs
  • comprehensive planning of all funding sources in the department using all available funding sources to meet the needs of the department;
  • management and administration of fiscal resources, including planning, expenditure of funds in accordance with relevant processes and rules, and execution of fiscal year close out in accordance with college standards
  • assisting, when appropriate, the college’s development staff in fundraising;
  • external relations with alumni and the community;
  • representing the department in college and university-level planning and strategy development.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research/leadership.

The successful candidate will possess an outstanding record of research, teaching, and leadership accomplishments along with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact: Irwin L. Morris, Search Committee Chair, ilmorri2@ncsu.edu

Job Posting: Boston University’s Questrom School of Business / TT Assistant Professor / Management & Organizations

Boston University’s Questrom School of Business / TT Assistant Professor / Management & Organizations

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Management and Organizations, pending Provost budgetary approval.  The department seeks to add to its vibrant community of scholars. We will prioritize applicants working in areas related to (a) Human Capital (including the Future of Work), (b) Diversity, Inclusion and Equality, and/or (c) Cooperation and Conflict (including teams and ethics).

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, 2023.

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 Evan Apfelbaum, 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, 2022.

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.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Social Stratification/Inequality, Quantitative Methods at Syracuse University

Social Stratification/Inequality and Quantitative Methods

Department, Rank, & Specialty: Sociology, Assistant Professor, Social Stratification/Inequality
and Quantitative Methods.


The Department of Sociology at Syracuse University invites applications for a position at the
rank of assistant professor in the areas of social stratification/inequality and quantitative
methods. We seek a scholar with expertise in the theories, concepts, and statistical methods for
sociological research on social stratification/inequality related to social class or other
dimensions of socioeconomic status. Specific topics of interest could include but are not limited
to recent patterns and trends in inequality; causes and consequences of inequality; the impact
of institutions, culture, power, politics, and globalization on inequality; and/or intersections
related to social class and other axes of inequality.
We seek candidates whose substantive interests in social stratification/inequality are paired
with advanced quantitative skills. These skills may include but are not limited to multilevel
modeling, machine learning, social networks, causal inference, and/or longitudinal methods.
Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other strengths in the

department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/academics/sociology-
department/research) as well as the Maxwell School more broadly.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Demography and have a track record of, or show
potential for, success in academic publishing and securing external research funding.
Candidates must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate course in both social
stratification/inequality and advanced quantitative methods, as well as advise doctoral students
in sociology. We also seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared
them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022. For consideration, interested candidates
must apply at http://www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must
attach a letter of interest, curriculum vita, one publication or writing sample, research
statement, teaching statement, and a diversity statement. A list of names with contact
information for three references should be provided at the time of application. Applicants with
be notified prior to references being contacted.
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University
prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender,
national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law
to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment,
and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
To apply go to: Syracuse University Online Employment Site | Assistant Professor – Social
Stratification and Quantitative Methods (sujobopps.com)

Call for Research Assistants: Census Book Project with danah boyd

Freelance Research Assistant Positions: danah boyd, 2020 Census Book Project

I am seeking ~3 research assistants to provide support on my current book project about the 2020 U.S. census (title still tbd, under contract with University of Chicago Press). These freelance positions will each require approximately 80-100 hours somewhere between July and October.

For the last four years, I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork inside the U.S. Census Bureau and among census stakeholders; I have also conducted over 100 interviews with informants involved in this process. I am currently writing a book on my findings to examine the technical, social, and political production of data. The book focuses on how government officials at the Census Bureau averted a series of near-disasters to produce the Constitutionally required data only to face significant threats to the legitimacy of the work.

As a researcher and writer, I start with empirical data and build from there. I have already produced a first draft that is rich with empirical material. In subsequent drafts I am seeking research assistance to thicken my engagement with relevant literatures and currently scholarly debates. Much of my writing implicitly invokes different literatures, but I need to ensure that these conversations are legible to scholars from different fields. I am looking for RAs who are familiar with the literature that I’m engaging with, can push me to ensure that I am actively and strategically engaging with said literature, and can point me to literature I am less familiar with. This book crosses multiple disciplines and multiple literatures – and it is quite likely that I have significant gaps in my knowledge that I should contend with. In short, these RAships are a form of deeply engaged peer review.

I am looking for RAs who are already well-versed in at least one of the literatures I’m engaging with though coursework, qualifying exams, dissertation writing, or their own publications. The key literatures that are woven throughout this book include:

  • STS. Lots on infrastructures and sociotechnical imaginaries with a mix of SCOT, feminist STS, and occasionally some ANT (sans Latour ::wink::).
  • Organizational sociology. Much of this is a public-sector orgs ethnography of the Diane Vaughn or Janet Vertesi style. I’m also looking at organizational failure and resilience, and organizational communication.
  • History of statistics/politics of numbers. Think Porter, Daston, Gallison, Hacking, Bouk, James Scott.
  • Public administration (and some administrative law), with a U.S. bent. Think Dan Carpenter, Pamela Herd, Don Moynihan, Elizabeth Popp Berman, David Pozen.

I am also picking up assorted other literatures along the way. Right now, I connect haphazardly to literatures on “partnerships,” activism, and multi-stakeholder engagement; legitimacy, agnotology, and conflicting epistemic constructions; network power; and various threads connected to political science. All of this needs to be strengthened in future drafts. (Needless to say, I’m also engaging deeply with census-related histories, including those concerning the history of race and the census, but I am not looking for help in this area.)

Responsibilities. RAs will be asked to read the partially written book with an eye towards the literature they’re responsible for (e.g., “sts” or “organizational sociology”) and engage me in both written (aka email/trackbacks) and oral (aka Teams/Zoom) modes. They will be asked to challenge my use of the literature, flag where I should be engaging with the literature better/differently/more, and suggest additional literature for me to engage with based on their own knowledge of the debates. I will also ask the RAs where to place certain literature/arguments based on their read. RAs may be encouraged to write footnotes and commentary based on their knowledge; some of this may be used in the final book (with credit).  RAs might also be asked to track down specific literature or trace the lineage of certain arguments. RAs are not expected to have any knowledge about the census (and it may be better if they do not). Think: non-anonymous paid peer review where you get to flag all the missing literature!

Compensation and Logistics. These are hourly contractor positions, paid at $25/hour. My expectation is that the basic work will take 80-100 hours; additional hours may be available depending on the quality of the work. Ideally, the work will take place in August or September, although some early work is possible in July and there may be additional work in October. As freelancers, RAs will need to invoice me for their hours and will be responsible for their own taxes, equipment, library access, healthcare, etc. (Freelancers are also responsible for the knowing their jurisdiction’s rules on accepting contract pay.) The hours are flexible, although I ask RAs to keep me abreast of their progress. Those who complete the work in a satisfactory manner (and anyone whose work is directly used) will also be acknowledged in the book.

Please note: I am hiring these contractor positions directly; these freelance RA positions are not associated with any organizations with which I am affiliated. I cannot support visas, provide library access, or otherwise offer organizational support.  
 
Qualifications. These positions are intended for RAs who are already well-versed in at least one of the relevant literatures. Qualified RAs might have taken their qualifying exams in these areas or written extensively on related topics. I do not expect any one RA to be familiar with all of the various academic literatures; I am looking for complementary RAs with diverse knowledge sets. Preference will be given to those who approach literature from a citational justice perspective. While these positions are envisioned for ABD PhD students, those with equivalent experience are welcome to apply. Postdocs, alt-ac scholars, and other post-graduate school researchers may find this work to be a fulfilling complement to their own work.

Ideal qualities include:

  • Depth and breadth of relevant scholarly literature in at least one of STS, sociology, public administration, or related fields. Know the literature and the debates.
  • Reliable with strong organization and written communication skills, as well as attention to detail. You provide the schedule and stick to it.
  • Comfort challenging my interpretation/analysis and pushing me to go deeper/rethink my argument. The Reviewer #2 you wish you had.
  • Able to easily explain the key arguments of a scholar’s work in a way that makes the ideas shine. Relish the inner professorial desires.
  • Familiarity with Zotero, Microsoft Word, Dropbox, and relevant research library search engines. Know your tools.

To Apply. Please send the following information to me at danah-censusRA@danah.org  

  • Cover letter that includes why you are interested and describes your experience and which literatures you are familiar with.
  • CV that reflects your experience as a scholar.
  • A document that reflects the relevant literature that you know well. This could be your qualifying exam reading list, a syllabus you taught/TAed, a paper you wrote with a relevant bibliography, an annotated bibliography, or equivalent document.  

Deadline. I will begin reviewing applicants on July 1, 2022 and continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

Questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at danah-censusRA@danah.org  If you would like to see if this project is substantively of interest to you, I am happy to share a draft of the introduction in advance.