Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at USC

The Department of Sociology (http://dornsife.usc.edu/soci/) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will be making one tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, including advanced assistant professors, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2021. The position is open with regard to specialization. A doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-sociology/1209/17785040 

The applicant should upload a cover letter addressing research and teaching, CV, writing sample, and names of three referees who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. In addition, we request (1) a Statement of Contributions to Advancing Diversity: the applicant should describe their past and or/potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. There are numerous ways to contribute, including through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, and other varied activities; and (2) a Statement of Mentoring and Service that describes the applicant’s mentoring philosophy/approach and experiences mentoring students and department/profession service work. Screening of applicants will begin November 9th and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to socisearch@dornsife.usc.edu .

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Job Posting: Assistant or Associate Professor Position at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management: Work and Organization Studies

Location
Cambridge, MA

Open Date
Jul 20, 2020

Description
The Work and Organization Studies (WOS) group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School has been authorized to hire one or more tenure track faculty members to start July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter, whose teaching and research focus on work, employment, and organizational issues. The rank is open and both junior and senior candidates will be considered.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching courses related to work and organization studies. WOS has current teaching needs in courses on organizational processes, power and influence, as well as courses on work and employment issues.

Qualifications
The WOS faculty is interdisciplinary and the new hire’s background is open and might include sociology, organizational behavior, industrial relations, social psychology, political science, or economics. Candidates must possess, or be close to completion of, a Ph.D. in one of these, or another closely related field, at the start of employment.

WOS builds on the traditions of Organization Studies and the Institute for Work and Employment Research and has Ph.D. programs in both areas. We are open to a variety of styles of research (quantitative, ethnographic, field based, and lab based). (For more information about our group, go to: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/academic-groups/work-and-organization-studies/about-us).

The WOS group is part of the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Area, one of three major academic areas at Sloan. We encourage multidisciplinary work with colleagues in other parts of the School, and several members of the group are also members of other groups/units in the School (Communication; Economic Sociology; Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy Management; System Dynamics; Global Economics and Management; and Information Technology).

Application Instructions
Applicants must provide a cover letter outlining interests and experience, a current CV, and one or two papers that indicate your research focus and capabilities. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via this link. Applications will be reviewed as received but are due no later than October 30, 2020.

Questions should be addressed to SloanSearchMaster@mit.edu

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at Boston University

The Department of Sociology at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek a colleague with research and teaching interests in economic inequality. Subfields are open and we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more departmental strengths including culture, gender, global/comparative, health, law/crime, migration, race/ethnicity, and urban sociology. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on economic and social inequality, and will teach courses on theory and/or methods. Advanced quantitative skills preferred. The candidate will also build bridges with other relevant units across the university including but not limited to African American Studies Program; Initiative on Cities; School of Global Studies; School of Public Health; School of Social Work; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) Program. Advanced tenure-track Assistant Professors will be considered.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. To apply, please submit

  1. a cover letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. three samples of written or published work;
  4. a statement of your commitment to and experiences with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and service; and
  5. three reference letters. Submit to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17129. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Further Info:
https://www.bu.edu/sociology/
Deborah Carr: carrds@bu.edu
(617) 353-2591
100 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

Job Posting: Associate Professor at Boston University Questrom School of Business

Associate Professor Opening / Boston University Questrom School of Business

The Boston University Questrom School of Business invites applications for a full-time, endowed, tenured professorship at the Associate Professor rank. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021. This is a school-wide, cross-departmental hiring initiative. We especially welcome connections to strategic emphasis areas at Questrom including health, digital business and analytics, social impact, risk management, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Candidates with particularly strong scholarly records in functional business areas (accounting, finance, marketing, management and organizations, business economics, operations, information systems, and strategy) will also be considered.  We seek emerging thought leaders with an international reputation for both substantive and theoretical contributions to the business disciplines, and an agenda for “research that matters.” Our search includes candidates with deep expertise in any of the business disciplines, as well as those whose interests and engagements broaden beyond the silos of single core business disciplines.

The Questrom School of Business believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor.

Successful candidates will have an established record as productive and impactful scholars, thought leadership and international reputation for substantive and theoretical contributions to business, potential for faculty engagement including cross-departmental relationships, and evidence of, and interest in, service leadership in the School, University, and disciplines. Collegiality and a collaborative spirit are a must.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and up to three recent publications or white papers in electronic (PDF) format. Applications will remain open until the positions are filled, and applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply early. Interviews will commence in September 2020 for a July 1, 2021 start.

CONTACT: Andy King
Questrom Professor in Management
Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215
e-mail: QCSearch@bu.edu

Please visit our website at http://questrom.bu.edu for more information about the Boston University Questrom School of Business.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: TT and Postdoc at UNC, Chapel Hill

The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to be participating in the following two searches, one at the tenure-track assistant professor level and one at the postdoctoral level:

1)           Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184289

2)           The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity: https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/

Please pass these links along to potential candidates; thank you! For questions about either of the searches, please email Jennifer Eissing, Department of Sociology, at: eissingj@email.unc.edu

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at Marquette University

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2021. We seek applicants to teach primarily in the Sociology program, with expertise in the sociology of race and ethnicity. The department is open to the full range of perspectives active in the sociology of race and ethnicity today, including those that have conventionally been understudied. The candidate who is hired will be expected to teach a course on race as well as other courses relevant to their areas of expertise. The ability to contribute to curriculum being developed around our university-wide Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies program will be considered an asset.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a clear research agenda. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

More information about the position here.

The job ID in the ASA job bank is: 16428

Deadline for the application: September 7th

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Warwick Business School

“Management insights for tackling grand challenges: the case of climate-related financial risks in the financial investment industry”

The four-year project is led by Dr. Katharina Dittrich and located within the Organisation and HRM (OHRM) group at Warwick Business School. It involves the principal investigator, two postdoctoral research fellows and a PhD student.

This is an exciting opportunity to

  • Conduct research on a pressing societal concern (climate change)
  • Develop real-world impact
  • Work with a team of highly committed and motivated researchers
  • Be part of a thriving community of organisational researchers working with practice, process and institutional approaches
  • Develop your academic career and network

The project

Despite the importance and significance of climate change for our planet and society, the finance sector for a long time has neglected climate change. In recent years, financial firms have realized that climate change poses a significant material risks to financial assets and the stability of financial markets. Yet, investors are ill-equipped to deal with these risks. There is a dearth of climate-related financial information, risk models do not provide the forward-looking scenario analysis required for climate change, and short-term orientation is still the dominant view amongst many working in financial firms. The challenge of climate risk is that it is complex, multi-dimensional, far-reaching in breadth and magnitude, and nothing like the traditional risks in finance. Tackling climate-related financial risks is beyond the power of any single firm and involves a large ecosystem of organizations, including financial investors, data providers, consultancies, regulators and NGOs.

Of relevance to this challenge is a recent stream of research in management and organisation studies that investigates how organizations tackle these large-scale, complex, enduring problems, referred to as ‘grand challenges’ (Ferraro, Etzion, & Gehman, 2015; George, Howard-Grenville, Joshi, & Tihanyi, 2016). This research has helped to highlight the macro processes of institutional change and to uncover the contributions of single organizations and multi-stakeholder initiatives to solving grand challenges. While much can be learned from this research, it leaves open how organizations change what they do when they are caught in a complex web of interactions with other organizations. How do they overcome the practical challenges that emerge in the interactions with others? How do the local experiments in multiple organizations interact and contribute to emerging collective approaches to the large-scale problem? Drawing on practice theory (Nicolini, 2012) and innovative ethnographic research methods, this four-research project traces in detail the actions of 10-12 organizations in their efforts to address climate-related financial risks, including different kinds of investors (e.g., pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers etc.), data providers and consultancies, investor networks, and NGOs.

The position

This recruitment is for a full-time, three years fixed position. The anticipated starting date is September/ October 2020.

As part of the project you will

1.         Collect ethnographic data on the day-to-day activities of people in different organizations, through the use of observations, formal and informal interviews and the collection of documents. Researchers will spend approximately three days per week in the field to collect data and use the remaining days to elaborate on field notes, read documents, and engage in analysis. Data collection will be conducted in organizations in the UK (primarily London) and, to a lesser extent, in Europe, so some flexibility and willingness to travel is required.

2.         Participate in regular face-to-face or virtual team meetings to share insights from data collection and analysis.

3.         Write or contribute to top academic publications.

4.         Attend and present research findings and papers at academic conferences, and contribute to the external visibility of the team and the department.

5.         Organise and deliver various impact activities aimed at disseminating research findings to project partners and other practitioners, including internal workshops with the organizations studied, targeted talks at practitioner conferences, conversations with policy-makers and practitioner-oriented reports & publications.

Requirements

You will possess a PhD degree in a relevant area of Business and Management, Sociology, Political Sciences or Human Geography (or you will shortly be obtaining it). You should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Organization Theory
  • Practice Theory
  • Climate change
  • Financial markets/ investments
  • Risk management
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Ethnography

You should have excellent skills in qualitative data collection and analysis as well as administration and communication.

Application

More information on the position can be found here

The deadline for applications is June 9th.

Candidates should provide their application form, a CV, list of publications and two selected papers, either published or unpublished. Informal enquiries to Katharina.dittrich@wbs.ac.uk are welcome.

Job Posting: Postdoc at Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to support an NSF-funded project to study the diffusion of gender equity ideas through university and scholarly networks. The postdoctoral research associate will join an interdisciplinary team led by Professor Kathrin Zippel and Assistant Professor Laura K. Nelson in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This is a two-year, full-time, benefits-eligible position starting Fall 2020.

The postdoctoral research associate will play a leading role in the collection and analysis of quantitative/digitized data, including relational data and text-as-data; to help author reports, papers and journal articles using project data; and to help coordinate tasks across the research team.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in social science, data science, network science or related fields by the time of hire
  • Knowledge or interest in gender (equity), intersectionality, diversity, organizations, STEM fields, higher education, and/or the diffusion of ideas
  • Proficiency with a programming language, preferably R, Python, Julia, or Go
  • Experience with either computational text analysis techniques, social network analysis, or both
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with, interest in, or openness to open science practices and reproducibility

Review of applications will start May 24, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply here.

Job Posting: Professor of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Fribourg

Call for a Full Professor (80%) in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research beginning February 1, 2021 or by appointment at the Department of Social Work, Social Policy and Global Development at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Fribourg/CH.

Requirements

  • The applicant holds a doctorate and a habilitation or equivalent qualification. He or she has proven experience in teaching and supervising theses at university level (BA, MA, doctorate) in sociology and social policy (theories, concepts and methods) as broadly as possible bridging German, French and Anglo-Saxon academic traditions.
  • He or she has proven experience in teaching and supervising theses at university level (BA, MA, doctorate). In addition to sociology and (comparative) social policy, the applicant should have large expertise in quantitative social research. Openness towards qualitative social research is a requirement. The candidate has proven skills in managing research projects and raising third-party funds. He or she is integrated into international research networks; existing collaborations within Switzerland are an advantage.
  • Teaching language is German. Very good knowledge of English is also expected for teaching. At the bilingual University of Fribourg, at least a passive knowledge of French is necessary and the readiness to improve this knowledge within two years.

Application submission date

  • 31 May 2020
  • Please submit applications in electronic (PDF) Form to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg jobs-lettres@unifr.ch
  • Applications contain a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of research projects and courses as well as five publications important for the profile as PDFs.

Further information

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at California State University-San Marcos

The California State University-San Marcos is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with a focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families.

More information can be found here: https://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/assist_prof-sociology_immigration.html