Call for Papers: Journal of Sociology special issue on inequalities in the gig economy

Special edition of the Journal of Sociology 2019 on inequalities in the gig economy era: gender and generation challenges edited by Brendan Churchill, Signe Ravn and Lyn Craig, University of Melbourne. The special edition will focus on the intersecting implications for gender and generational inequalities in the ‘gig economy’ era, a term which we use to describe the contemporary labour market characterised by precarious employment and new (digital) forms of job seeking and entrepreneurship that expose workers to greater financial risks, social insecurities and inequalities. It will also consider the gendered dimensions of educational participation outcomes in the light of these changed labour market conditions. Deadline for submission of a 300-word abstract for consideration: 8 April 2018. More details: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/e/gig-economy

Job Posting: Cluster Hire in Inequality, Power and Social Justice at University of California, Merced

The University of California, Merced is recruiting between one and four Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors as part of a cluster hire in the area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice focused on issues related to 1) Identity, Experience, and Representation and 2) Structural and Institutional Inequality.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how their empirical work examines issues of inequality, power and social justice, with the potential to build upon the Sociology Department’s strengths in social inequality, immigration, race, gender, education, political sociology and globalization, or to complement these strengths in related areas with an innovative research focus.  Full details are available at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389