Job Posting: PhD and Postdoc positions in Networks and Diversity, Copenhagen Business School 

PhD and Postdoc positions in Networks and Diversity,
Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School is seeking to hire a PhD fellow and a Postdoctoral researcher linked to a new research project “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a Moralized Market” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (see for more info). These are 3 year positions, expected to start on September 1st (negotiable). Working with professor Florence Villesèche, these positions could be a good fit for economic sociologists eager to work in an environment that values interdisciplinarity and creativity. Link to the PhD position: PhD scholarship in Diversity studies | CBS – Copenhagen Business School Link to the Postdoc position: Postdoc in Networks and diversity research | CBS – Copenhagen Business School The deadline for applications for both positions is May 23rd. Please feel free to contact Florence Villesèche ( with any questions.

Job Posting: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at ASA

The American Sociological Association (ASA) invites applications for the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This is an exciting opportunity to fundamentally influence the discipline of sociology. ASA is the national professional society for sociologists, with members who work in the full range of academic institutions as well as in practice settings. Its mission is to serve sociologists in their work, advance sociology as a discipline and profession, and promote the contributions and use of sociology to society. ASA’s office is in Washington, D.C., but staff is working 100% remotely at present. A post-COVID work plan for the ASA office is still under consideration. Start date for this position will be in August.

Essential Functions

• Conceptualize and operationalize strategic direction for the association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts focused on both the association and the discipline.
• Manage the ASA Minority Fellowship Program.
• Support the launch and ongoing development of identity-based communities centered on providing opportunities for engagement, leadership, connection, networking and professional development for sociologists within the broader ASA framework.
• Develop and implement relevant programming for departments and for sociologists in a variety of professional contexts that integrates and complements the efforts of the Research, Professional Development and Academic Affairs Department.
• Collaborate with organizational committees and other volunteer leadership groups in the interest of supporting relevant activities.
• Partner with external organizations to develop and/or participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives.
• Work with the communications department to develop and distribute relevant information through channels such as newsletters, website, and social media.
• Manage a departmental operating budget.
• Respond to relevant requests for assistance from members and staff.
• Serve as a member of the staff leadership team and manage additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

Reporting Structure

The Director of DEI reports to the Executive Director and has supervisory responsibility for an assistant with half-time allocation to the department.

Job Classification


Preferred Qualifications

It is important to note that these qualifications are preferred. We recognize that there are several professional profiles that could be well suited to this position. Should your profile vary in some ways from the qualifications listed and you think you can be successful in this endeavor, please do not hesitate to apply. Additionally, this position could be filled on an ongoing employment basis or as a two-year temporary position.

• Ph.D. in sociology or closely related discipline.
• At least five years of relevant professional experience or equivalent.
• Familiarity with current discussions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and other professional contexts relevant for sociologists.
• Project management experience; a good ability to choose among alternatives and identify key priorities for work; ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once.
• Strong work ethic; ability to work independently and in collaboration with teams; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is provided.

To apply

Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume to Nancy Kidd, Executive Director, at Your letter should indicate if you are applying for an ongoing position or a two-year temporary post. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is a priority for ASA. We are committed to recruiting a diverse applicant pool from underrepresented groups. ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posting: Lecturer at Loughborough University London

This is a message from Matt Vidal:

“We are hiring a new lecturer in the Institute for International Management, Loughborough University London. Lectureships in the UK are equivalent to Assistant Prof positions in the US. It’s a permanent position (the UK does not have tenure review.)

Our Institute has a heavy emphasis on comparative political economy and critical management approaches (broadly defined). We are keen to get applications from sociologists. We are committed to increasing diversity and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Job Posting: Public Health Analyst at RTI International

RTI’s Community and Workplace Health Program has an opening for a PhD-level Research Public Health Analyst. Candidates with primary research interests in workforce development for the health/public health workforce, or occupational health/worker health and safety are encouraged to apply.  

The preferred locations for this position are Research Triangle Park, NC, Atlanta, GA, or Washington, DC.  


  • Contribute to business development by leading proposals or writing proposal sections related to the development and evaluation of workforce development for the health/public health workforce and occupational health/worker health and safety initiatives. 
  • Lead mid-size projects (<$1 million) or tasks on large complex projects. 
  • Manage project/task budgets in collaboration with financial analysts.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to plan and execute evaluations that meet clients’ needs and fulfill contract requirements. 
  • Identify and apply appropriate evaluation, workforce development, or occupational health/worker health and safety frameworks to guide project planning and implementation.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to RTI project staff and subcontractors on project methods and work products. 
  • Lead qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis tasks. Qualitative tasks may include site visits, key informant interviews, document review, and deductive and inductive coding, and thematic analysis. Quantitative tasks may include survey development and administration, descriptive statistical analysis of program administrative data, and cross-sectional or longitudinal analysis of deidentified employer and/or employee data. 
  • Manage quality control processes for projects/tasks to ensure delivery of first-rate work products.
  • Lead the development of project deliverables in collaboration with the client and RTI project team, including reports, briefs, infographics, manuscripts, conference abstracts and posters or presentation slides, and toolkits or guidance documents for clients’ funded programs. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • PhD in sociology, industrial and organizational psychology, public health, or a related field and at least one year of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in sociology, industrial and organizational psychology, public health, or a related field and at least six years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with workforce development for the health/public health workforce or occupational health/worker health and safety initiatives. 
  • Experience managing projects, including staff and budget management.
  • Demonstrated program evaluation skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated capability to present evaluation work at national conferences or publish evaluation work in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with staff in different geographic locations and with a range of education and experience levels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and presentation software.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with analysis software (e.g., NVivo for qualitative analysis or SAS, SPSS, STATA, or R for quantitative analysis) is preferred.

Apply to the position here.

Job Posting: Postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh School of Business

The University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) School of Business and Prof. CB Bhattacharya, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow based in Pittsburgh to serve as a key member of his research team.


The fellowship is a two-year appointment and is funded by the Zoffer Chair via a grant from the Berg Foundation. The overarching goal of the project is to advance the understanding of sustainability and corporate responsibility in transforming business models within complex organizational environments. Start date is August 1, 2021.

In addition to joining ongoing research activities examining sustainability and corporate responsibility, ethics and leadership, the Fellow will assist with the development of new research efforts, pedagogic material, and coordinate workshops. Prof. Bhattacharya founded the Center for Sustainable Business in October 2019 and the Fellow will have ample opportunity to engage with the Center and the several companies that support it.


A candidate’s doctorate can be in any relevant field with strong preference given to degrees in business management followed by the social sciences (sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology). Experience in and knowledge of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and theories of ethics and leadership in business are required. As well, knowledge of research methods and sophisticated statistical techniques is a must. Emphasis is on the ability of the Fellow to collect and analyze data and create publication-ready manuscripts for key academic outlets. Candidates must have some experience in publishing and other research-related activities. Starting date is flexible but expected start date is August 1 2021. Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 (depending on qualifications) plus full benefits for the 12-month period.

The ideal candidate will help with all activities pertaining to publishing books and articles – e.g., literature reviews, popular press and sustainability report searches, data collection, data analysis, etc. I will also need help in preparing presentations, teaching material, grading, academic reviews and other activities germane to academic life. Overall, this is an ideal learning opportunity where the candidate will not only gain training and exposure to an exciting and increasingly important research field but also learn more about the joys and challenges of academic life.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position filled or search closed. To be considered for this position, please submit a current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a writing sample and contact information for three references to Jill Morris-Tillman (, with Subject “Bhattacharya Post-doc”. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

Job Posting: Postdoc at the VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University

Stanford Impact Labs is a new initiative at Stanford University investing in highly-motivated teams of researchers and practitioners—impact labs—to generate new insights and solutions to persistent social problems. To begin in the Fall of 2021, Stanford Impact Labs is now accepting applications to the two-year postdoctoral fellowship program in collaboration with three impact labs.

As part of this inaugural program, the VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab is seeking a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join a team-based, collaborative community that value the different skills, expertise, and perspectives necessary to design, conduct, sustain, and disseminate public impact research. 

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. 

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. 

Mentorship Structure

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Prof. Shelley Correll and will collaborate with research scholars, staff, and PhD students affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Associate will be structured according to research and professional interests. 

In addition, a goal of the Stanford Impact Labs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to create a diverse community of scholars who are committed to producing research that has a positive impact on society. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to engage with one other and with the broader Stanford Impact Labs team and community, and will be invited to participate in select activities (approx. 10% total effort), as guided by each fellow’s particular interests and in coordination with the SIL team and respective lab.


  • Has or expects to have a PhD by September 1st, 2021
  • Has research expertise at the intersection of gender and race in organizations (broadly defined, from K-12 to the workplace). Sub-areas of interest include:
    • Bias and stereotypes at the intersection of gender and race
    • Racialized and gendered organizational processes
    • Social psychological interventions to create equitable organizations 
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Is committed to advancing solutions to social problems through rigorous research, and communicating research findings to diverse audiences, including non-academic audiences.
  • Wishes to grow their collaborative research skills and ability to partner with organizations.  


  • Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021.
  • Those advancing will be notified by March 15, and may be asked to submit additional materials (e.g. 2-3 writing samples and 2 letters of recommendation), and/or invited to interview.
  • Final selections will be made by early April.

To apply: To be ensured of full consideration, please upload the following materials in a single PDF document to before March 1:

  • CV: Provide a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages 
  • Letter of interest explaining your motivation to become a postdoc with the VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab through the Stanford Impact Labs fellowship program (500 words max)
  • Short responses to the following three prompts, in 300 words or less for each:
    • Please provide a short description of your dissertation research and broader research agenda.
    • How does your research training and expertise prepare you to make progress towards understanding and identifying practical solutions to social problems? 
    • In what ways have you contributed towards and/or demonstrated a commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity through your academic career, and how do you plan to advance these commitments professionally?

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at Syracuse University

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to hire a TENURE TRACK Assistant or TENURED Associate Professor whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of public organizations and democratic institutions. This position starts in fall 2021 and is part of a broader Syracuse University Cluster Hires Initiative. The Citizenship and Democratic Institutions (CDI) Cluster draws together a diverse group of scholars who address critical issues related to the contested meanings of citizenship, civic engagement, public management, and the impacts of democratic institutions on social and economic well-being. The successful candidate will help shape future, multi-disciplinary hiring in the CDI Cluster, and lead and contribute to externally funded projects and interdisciplinary research initiatives within the Maxwell School and across the University.

As part of this effort, we seek an engaging and entrepreneurial scholar who asks important questions and thinks creatively about the challenges and opportunities for public organizations and democratic institutions in the 21st century. We welcome applicants from public administration, sociology, political science, international relations, and related disciplines. We also are open to myriad foci, methods, and issues in domestic, international, and comparative contexts. As examples, applicants might study issues such as: social equity and social justice; building, managing, and leading diverse public organizations; public values, policy conflicts, and ethics; network, collaborative, or participatory governance; organizational behavior, service delivery, and public governance / public management; citizen-state interactions and administrative burden; accountability, responsiveness, and performance; transparency and open government; democratic consolidation and institutional resilience; threats to democratic institutions; or public administration in autocratic versus democratic settings.

To support their work, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate with one or more of Maxwell’s eleven Centers, Institutes, and Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives, which help concentrate Maxwell’s distinctive interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary public and policy issues. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to have the knowledge and skills to teach core public management / administration courses in our professional Master of Public Administration program. The successful candidate’s teaching may also support our Master of Arts in International Relations program, Executive Education programs, doctoral program in Public Administration, and/or undergraduate courses across the Maxwell School. Finally, the successful candidate will be prepared to help advance Syracuse University and the Maxwell School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities.

About the Maxwell School:

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is the top-ranked program in the Public Affairs category of the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. Maxwell is also highly ranked in many specialty areas and has a top-ranked program in International Affairs. Maxwell is unique among schools of public affairs in that it is home to all of the social science disciplines at Syracuse University, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology, Economics, Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Maxwell is also home to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Social Science, and Public Diplomacy and Global Communications, as well as interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in: Citizenship and Civic Engagement; Environment, Sustainability, and Policy; International Relations; and Policy Studies.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, and complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at All applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. The Maxwell School has a dedicated Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who works with the entire Maxwell community to support faculty and students of color, a Faculty of Color group, and several affinity groups. Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Job Posting: CV Starr Professor of Sociology and Department Chair at Brown University

The Sociology Department at Brown University is conducting a search for a senior colleague to hold the CV Starr Professorship in Sociology and provide leadership as Department Chair. A successful candidate must be a sociologist who studies organizations (broadly defined) and is currently at the advanced associate- or full-professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work contributes to the larger discipline of sociology, and who are committed to diversity and inclusion. More details of the search may be found at The review of applications will begin on December 1, but applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled or the search is closed. The position start date is negotiable.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at emlyon Business School

emlyon Business School, seeks candidates to fill an assistant professor position, starting in September, 2021, to reinforce its OCE research center. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research and teaching competences with a strong background in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly Anthropology/Sociology with a strong interest in topics related to contemporary pressing social issues such as poverty, inequality, precariousness and all forms of social exclusion, migrations, north/south relations. All applicants should have completed their Ph.D., or be close to complete it.

The position will be based at Ecully Campus (Lyon) with possible travels to the other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne).

The selected candidate will closely collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the school.

OCE research center seeks to understand the transformations of contemporary societies, organizations and work through different lenses. Its members conduct research on topics such as social exclusion and social change, social movements, ethics, power and resistance, new forms of work and control, as well as the transformations of social relationships and their implications on individuals’ lives. Members of the research center teach in different programs. Many of them are experienced ethnographers involved in teaching social sciences methods and topics with an attempt to familiarize students with rigorous fieldwork-based research.

Members of the OCE Research Center have published in a number of social science, organization and management journals. They are actively involved in many scholarly associations (EGOS, CMS, AOM) and also serve in editorial board roles at leading journals. They also publish books regularly.


emlyon business school, one of the leading French Grandes Ecoles in Management, has consistently been ranked among the top European Business Schools. It holds a triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and offers a wide range of programs including a BBA, MSc in Management, Specialized Master’s degrees, MBA, DBA, PhD, as well as open and tailor-made executive programs. 

emlyon business school has campuses in France (Lyon, St Etienne and Paris), China (Shanghai) and Morocco (Casablanca).

Having celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012, emlyon business school is a dynamic and innovative institution with a 164-strong faculty dedicated to develop excellence both in teaching and research thanks to unique and specific means (learning lab, clusters of excellence). emlyon’s motto is Early Makers. This concept reflects our vision of entrepreneurs: individuals who try, experiment, make mistakes, start again and learn as they go. Entrepreneurs must now combine this dimension of doing and doing quickly with the ability to anticipate, mix and nurture ideas, see things before others and do things quicker than others. The entrepreneurs from emlyon business school are makers and early movers. They are early makers.


emlyon business school is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of large universities with excellent research teams in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities (see: Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and with a strong digital industry.

Further information

  1. About emlyon business school
  2. About Lyon:


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements.

  1. Having a Ph.D. in Social Sciences or Humanities (candidates who are close to completion are also acceptable). A particular interest in the anthropology/sociology of pressing social issues revolving around the processes of social exclusion, social violence, poverty, inequality, growing precariousness in and out worlds of work, migrations, will be appreciated. OCE research center aims to develop research in these areas over the coming years.
  2. Demonstrating potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top social sciences and organization/management journals.
  3. Showing interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in mentoring students.
  4. Having a relevant international network.
  5. Being a team player with good communication skills.

Responsibilities for this position include: conducting and publishing academic research and teaching, along with contributing to the service mission of the OCE research center. Teaching opportunities are available at the undergraduate, masters, and executive level.

We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds (gender, ethnic background, nationality) to apply.

Fluency in English is required. Speaking French is not a requirement but holding French basic notions will be an asset. For non-French professors basic language support is offered at emlyon.

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby area. Emlyon has set-up a relocation policy to support the moving process.

Salary and conditions are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
  • Reference letters from two referees

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor David COURPASSON, Director of OCE Research Center,

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position has been filled.

All application materials should be submitted in English, via this website page. The application materials will not be returned.

Job Posting: Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) invites applications for postdoctoral researchers in the following project areas / research groups:

– Political Economy of Growth Models (Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro)
– Wealth and Social Inequality (Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert)
– Sociology of Public Finances and Debt (Dr. Leon Wansleben)

The MPIfG conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between social, economic, and political action. Building on the disciplinary traditions of sociology and political science, the Institute’s research program aims to combine and develop the approaches of new economic sociology and comparative and international political economy.

The MPIfG offers two-year contracts based on the Public Service Wage Agreement (TVöD E 13), starting on October 1, 2021. The Institute provides an attractive environment for postdoctoral researchers to pursue their own research projects within the scope of the Institute’s research program.

Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of scholarly excellence, a research proposal outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG (up to 3 pages), and a job interview in person or via video conference. Postdoctoral researchers have their own office at the MPIfG. Postdocs must reside in the Cologne area and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Institute.

We look forward to receiving your online application (see button below). It should be submitted in English or German. Applications by email cannot be considered. For further information on the program and on how to apply, please visit

The deadline for applications is January 31. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been successful in April.