Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor of Sociology at Macalester College

Macalester College

Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-Track) – Inequality (Structural or Relational) 

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2022. We seek to hire a sociologist whose primary teaching and research interests are in structural or relational approaches to inequality. Potential areas of substantive emphases include, but are not limited to, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Sexualities, Sociology of Health and Illness/Medical Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Education, or Sociology of Work. The ideal candidate could also contribute to the teaching of undergraduate research methods (quantitative and/or comparative-historical methods). A conferred Ph.D. in sociology by the beginning of appointment is required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarly promise. The normal teaching load is 5 courses/year. Successful applicants may also contribute to the advancement of one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including American Studies, Education Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Community and Global Health, or Urban Studies. Submit materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18815. Applications received before October 1, 2021 will be given first consideration. For questions about the position, please contact Erik Larson at larsone@macalester.edu. Please also see the ASA Job Bank for further details (position #17009).

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in Organizations and Entrepreneurship at at the University of Pittsburgh

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applications for a full-time, tenure stream Assistant professor in Organizations and Entrepreneurship starting Fall 2022 (contingent on budgetary approval and upon authorization to work in the US).   The Latinx position will be located within the Organizations & Entrepreneurship Group in the Katz School. Members of this Group are both active leaders in research in such areas as entrepreneurship, strategy, ethics/business & society, macro and micro organization theory, and human resources, but as well have headed scholarly associations in their areas and held senior editorial positions in their journals. We seek applicants with research interests related to Latinx entrepreneurship.  The committee is open to many possibilities of Latinx research including implications for social change, inclusive innovation, pathways for immigrants, and/or entrepreneurship and innovation as related to underserved populations. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in scholarly research with the potential to publish in top ranked journals and a commitment to teaching. The committee is open to both recent graduates as well as early stage assistant professors. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. degree, or have strong prospects for completion prior to the July 1, 2022 start date.

Applicants should have expertise in supporting the University’s strategic goal of becoming a national model demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can imagine and develop solutions to problems and innovative new products and services that create value for themselves, their communities and society. The Katz Business School has a tradition of providing significant support to its assistant professors, including financial support for research, reduced teaching loads, and limited service demands. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help shape and contribute towards a multi-year and multi-disciplinary strategy for developing a significant entrepreneurship and innovation research program with strong industry and community links.

The University of Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania.  Pittsburgh annually appears in national lists of America’s most-livable cities due to its reasonable cost-of-living, a strong network of healthcare, education and corporate employers, its vibrant arts and culture offerings and local sports teams.  The benefits of working at the University of Pittsburgh include, an amazing array of benefits, university onsite daycare, a broad array of educational and growth opportunities for the employee and family members, and discounted benefits to many of the events in the city.

To apply, send a letter of interest, vitae/resume, a research statement and sample research paper(s), a teaching statement (and any other evidence of your teaching effectiveness, such as a digital teaching portfolio), and three letters of reference. Please direct any questions related to the search to oelatinxfacultysearch@katz.pitt.edu.  Applications should be submitted online via the Application Link. We will be attending the virtual Academy of Management meeting this summer, and will be meeting with prospective candidates. If you are interested in meeting us at the Academy meeting, please submit a letter of interest and your current vita to the web link provided above (in addition to the AOM website) by Friday July 16, 2021. The deadline to submit a completed application is September 1, 2021, or until the position is filled.  We are interested in reviewing applications and inviting candidates to campus in an effort to complete hiring by late 2021.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

https://career-center.aom.org/jobs/14971291/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-organizations-and-entrepreneurship

Job Posting: Research Director of the Equitable Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future

Research Director, Equitable Futures Lab
Institute for the Future (Palo Alto, CA)

Institute for the Future (IFTF) is a 53-year old nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping organizations and communities systematically think about the future in order to make better choices today. We produce research, tools, and experiences that equip people with a foresight mindset and the capacity to envision the future and inspire strategic action. We use a variety of analytical and creative techniques to provoke imagination and invite everyone to consider new possibilities. We work in a wide range of domains–work, education, food, health, technology, and others. We collaborate globally with academics, tech innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, and
leaders that inspire new possibilities and collaborative action.

We’re seeking a dynamic and experienced senior research leader with a depth of content knowledge, analytical skills and expertise in one of the domains at the intersection of work, equity, and economics. A successful candidate may have relevant background in such fields as economics, labor, wealth and racial equity, sociology, urban planning, etc. but with an ability to work across multiple domains to help catalyze long-term futures thinking. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and lead projects and initiatives that support the success of IFTF’s Equitable Futures Lab dedicated to anticipating and providing innovative solutions to the complex
problems of economic inequality.

IFTF offers a creative environment and the opportunity to work with partners and stakeholders of all kinds, including philanthropy, education, government, academia, civic society, and multinational corporations. Think of this position as your opportunity to actively shape the future!

The IFTF Research Director will:

  • Demonstrate content expertise and leadership in one or more areas as described above
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to translate ideas in ways that inspire and facilitate action
  • Design experiences and group processes with an eye toward strategic outcomes
  • Be entrepreneurial and self-directed
  • Bring leadership to the mission of catalyzing change with foresight and having real-world impact
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with distributed colleagues on ongoing research and a diverse set of projects.

EDUCATION + DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a related field plus 3-5 years of work experience
  • Deep knowledge of a content area
  • Innovative thinking and ability to approach issues creatively
  • Skilled writer and communicator (required)
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the future
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to work across multiple projects
  • Ability to learn fast, listen, accept feedback, and work with diverse teams
  • Comfortable in a creative, experimental, distributed work environment
  • Self-starter with flexibility and openness to new ideas and methods

TERMS OF POSITION

This position is open until filled and is full-time, based in Palo Alto, California, and includes domestic and some international travel. IFTF is currently working in a distributed virtual environment. The position requires communicating presence and the ability to collaborate remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume to iftfjobs@iftf.org. Please submit a two-page writing sample of your work.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications without a cover letter, resume, and writing sample will not be considered.

Institute for the Future values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, LGBT individuals, women, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. IFTF is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Institute for the Future is the world’s leading futures thinking organization. For over 50 years, businesses, governments, and social impact organizations have depended upon IFTF global forecasts, custom research, and foresight training to navigate complex change and develop worldready strategies. IFTF methodologies and toolsets yield uncommonly coherent views of transformative possibilities across all sectors that together support a more sustainable future. Institute for the Future is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, California.

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 https://lnkd.in/eW37SMf 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 (fv.mpp@cbs.dk) 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

Exempt

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.

Compensation

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 nkidd@asanet.org. 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.)

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/join-us/outstanding/london/

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.

https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/institutes/institute-for-international-management/our-staff/

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.  

Responsibilities

  • 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 (https://www.business.pitt.edu/people/cb-bhattacharya) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow based in Pittsburgh to serve as a key member of his research team.

DESCRIPTION

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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 (JEM344@pitt.edu), 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.  

Timeline

  • 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 https://bit.ly/3cmpdS4 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 https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85506). 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.