Paul Adler and colleagues have recently published a handbook that may be of interest to OOW members.  Additionally, an earlier handbook edited by Adler is now available in paperback. Both handbooks are listed below:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents, edited by Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Michael Reed
  • The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations, edited by Paul S. Adler

The table of contents for each handbook can be found below:

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Tenure-track Organizational Behavior & Theory faculty positions opening at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University for appointment at the untenured (Assistant/Associate) level.  Applicants should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in research and in teaching MBA, doctoral, and undergraduate students.  Accomplished academic training in organizational behavior or theory, strategy, sociology, psychology, or related fields is required, as well as a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (Fall 2017).  The OBT faculty at the Tepper School specialize in the areas of inter- and intra-group behavior, social networks, and organizational learning with a specific focus on inter-disciplinary and cross-level research. Priority will be given to candidates whose research enhances any of these areas and also considers organizational level phenomena.

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Register now for mini-conference on “Precarious Work: Domination and Resistance in the US, China, and the World,” in Seattle   

The deadline is approaching! We invite you to register by FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, for our conference on “Precarious Work: Domination and Resistance in the US, China, and the World,” to take place on August 19, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The conference will bring together large groups of researchers from the USA, China, and Canada, as well as scholars from 12 other countries, to present research on a wide range of topics related to precarious work.  Plenary sessions will feature local Seattle activists as well as globally noted scholars.

The complete program is online at http://irle.ucla.edu/events/PrecariousWork.php. You can also register at: http://www.irle.ucla.edu/events/2014/PrecariousWorkRegistration.php, and the deadline is FRIDAY, AUGUST 5. The conference is free to all, but there is a small charge if you wish to receive a box lunch.

The conference will take place Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle Central College, in downtown Seattle, Washington, from 9am-6pm, followed by a gala reception in the same location hosted by the ASA section on Labor and Labor Movements. We hope you can plan to be present for the full conference, which will bring together a remarkable set of discussions on precarious work, and stay to enjoy our hospitality after. Please also forward this message to any and all persons you think might be interested. See http://irle.ucla.edu/events/PrecariousWork.php for additional information. If you have any questions, please send them to Brittney Lee at <blee@irle.ucla.edu>.

Please join the Sociology of Medical Education Interest Group for an informal gathering at ASA! We will meet on Saturday, August 20th from 7:30-9:00pm in the Sheraton Hotel Bar.

Our group members conduct research on health professions and medical education (training, socialization, or professionalization, broadly defined). For more information or to be added to the Google group, please contact Kelly Underman (UIC), Laura Hirshfield (UIC) or Alexandra Vinson (Northwestern).

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2017 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold the PhD in sociology at the time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and quantitative research methods. Additional preferred areas of expertise include one or some combination of: sociology of aging, health policy, global health, HIV/AIDS, sociological theory, and/or organizational theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research that is synergistic with and contributes to departmental teaching and research directions. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by September 15, 2016. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Chair.

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Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World invites papers for a special issue on gender in the 2016 elections. We invite contributions on all topics relevant to gender and politics. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to): gender and the executive; women, social policy, and state legislative elections; intersectionality and the media; gender and public opinion; and women in changing political institutions. Informative papers on trends or cross-national comparisons are welcome as long as they are framed in relation to the 2016 U.S. election.

The issue is scheduled to be published Spring 2017. The deadline for manuscript submissions is January 15, 2017. To submit a manuscript, go to http://srd.sagepub.com/ and follow the instructions provided. Clearly state in your cover letter that the manuscript is for consideration in the 2016 election special issue. All submissions will be peer reviewed per normal Socius practice. Questions about the special issue can be directed to the guest editors, Pam Paxton, at ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu or Melanie Hughes, at hughesm@pitt.edu.

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by Donald Tomaskovic-Devey

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has opened with the Federal Register a second and final 20 day comment period on the expansion of private sector employer data collection to include pay data. These pay data will make it possible for social scientists, the EEOC and other regulators to observe workplace specific gender and racial pay gaps.

Please go to the Federal Register and submit your recommendations.

In the first comment period social scientists were almost entirely absent. The business community, however, were quite active arguing that these data were not needed, overly burdensome, or with little value. In fact, there are no alternative general population workplace level sources of data on earnings inequalities for the U.S., the burden is light because most employers have digitized personnel systems already capable of producing these data, and the value to the regulatory and scientific community are immense.

I am asking all social scientists who understand the importance of identifying the organizational sources of pay inequalities to weigh in during this second and last comment period. You can read the proposed data collection, previous comments and weigh in with your expert opinion here:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/14/2016-16692/agency-information-collection-activities-notice-of-submission-for-omb-review-final-comment-request

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