The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. This is a twelve-month position that begins on August 11, 2017. For more details, including how to apply, click here.
The Executive Committee, after consultation with the LAWCHA Board of Directors, has approved the following statement encouraging ALL FACULTY to exercise their right to collective bargaining. The statement was drafted by the Contingent Faculty Committee in response to the recent statement by the Organization of American Historians recommending collective bargaining for adjunct and contingent faculty. The full LAWCHA statement with supporting appendices is here: http://lawcha.org/wordpress/2016/12/17/lawcha-statement-collective-bargaining-faculty/. Please circulate.
LAWCHA Statement on Collective Bargaining for All Faculty
The Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) applauds and endorses the Organization of American Historians (OAH) “Statement on Collective Bargaining and Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent History Faculty.”
According to the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and in the Professions, roughly 25 percent of all college and university faculty in the United States were represented by labor unions in 2011. Studies of faculty collective bargaining agreements, and testimony from faculty who belong to labor unions, indicate that both tenure track and non-tenure track faculty benefit from participating in collective bargaining.
Collective bargaining improves shared governance for all faculty by increasing budget transparency, and by creating agreements over faculty salaries and working conditions that tend to be more specific and legally binding than faculty codes. (See Appendix)
The material benefits of collective bargaining are also significant. A 2012 survey by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce found that contingent faculty represented by labor unions have a median wage that is 25 percent higher than their non-union peers, as well as substantially increased access to health benefits, retirement plans, seniority rights and paid service. In addition, a study of collective bargaining’s impact on part-time lecturers has shown that it creates “better working conditions that structurally support educational quality.”
THEREFORE LAWCHA strongly encourages all faculty to exercise their right to bargain collectively with their employers, encourages other professional associations to support this right, and encourages colleges and universities to remain neutral when faculty discuss whether to join labor unions and which unions to join.*
APPROVED by LAWCHA Executive Committee December 11, 2016 after consultation with the Board of Directors
James N. Gregory
Professor, Department of History
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3560
President, Labor and Working Class History Association http://lawcha.org/
For next year's ASA meetings in Montreal, the Labor and Labor Movements section will have two themed sessions on Canadian labour and global labor protest, respectively, as well as an open topic session and open topic round tables. All the sessions are open submission, and we encourage everyone to submit their research.
The deadline is JANUARY 11, 2017 at 3:00pm EST. You can submit through the ASA portal at:
1. THEME PANEL: “CHALLENGES FACING CANADIAN LABOUR”
The Canadian labor movement may seem relatively robust but it is not immune to the serious problems facing labor around the globe including hostile employers, neoliberal efforts to rollback government protections and entrenched racial and gender divisions. We invite scholars of Canadian labour and labour movements, broadly defined, to submit their current research. Papers could address formal labour movement organizations, such as unions, as well as informal and/or alternative forms of worker organizations. We also welcome a variety of methodological approaches, addressing historical or contemporary themes.
2. THEME PANEL: "GLOBAL LABOR PROTEST"
We invite submissions focused on diverse forms of labor protest beyond the U.S. These could include case studies or comparative work on Europe, East Asia, and/or the Global South focused on anti-austerity protests and mobilization in expanding manufacturing and service sectors. Additionally, papers could focus on the strategies and outcomes of transnational labor activism. We encourage submissions on formally employed, unionized workers and precarious workers mobilizing through formal organizations or informal networks. We welcome analyses of diverse institutional settings and innovative protest forms.
3. OPEN TOPIC PANEL: All subjects relating to Labor and Labor Movements are welcome.
4. OPEN TOPIC ROUND TABLES: All subjects relating to Labor and Labor Movements are welcome.
Call for 2016 Working-Class Studies Association Annual Award Submissions Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 20th, 2017
The Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2016. Award categories are:
To be eligible, works must have been published (in the case of books or articles) or completed (in the case of films and dissertations) between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
To nominate a work for consideration, please send three hard copies (submit books and dissertations on paper, other materials may be submitted on paper or in electronic form) with a cover letter, identifying the category in which you are nominating the work and a brief explanation of why you think the work deserves recognition.
Nominations are due by January 20th 2017. Submit electronic nominations to: Tim Strangleman: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF, UK
Books nominations should be sent to: c/o Dr. Christie Launius, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sage Hall 3457, UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901
For more information on the awards, contact Tim Strangleman, WCSA Past-President, at email@example.com
Winners will be announced at the 2017 Working Class Studies Association conference at, May 31 to June 3, 2017, on the campus of Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. Winners will receive free conference registration and a plaque.
Details of the awards and past winners can be found on the WCSA website: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/
Job Posting - Assistant Professor, Employment Relations and/or Human Resource Management. London School of Economics - Deadline Sunday 11 December 2016.
The Department of Management at LSE seeks to hire one or two Assistant Professors who will strengthen our internationally renowned, innovative and publicly engaged faculty. Applications will be considered from candidates with research interests in the areas of employment relations and human resource management. You would be joining a group of scholars with a strong interest across the field, including international and comparative employment relations and HRM, innovative labour and HR practices, workplace governance, work in global value chains, migration, work/family balance, discrimination at work, motivation and rewards.
The Department of Management plays a central role in the LSE, a global, single-faculty, social science university located in the heart of London. The Department’s faculty and research strength is centred in employment relations and human resource management, organisational behaviour, managerial economics and strategy, information systems and innovation, marketing, public management and governance, and operational research. The Department’s faculty members are engaged in research and scholarly activity across LSE, through research centres such as the Centre for Economic Performance, the Behavioural Research Lab, and interdisciplinary Institutes. The Department’s own portfolio of degrees includes the BSc Management, a two-year Masters in Management, and specialist one-year masters programmes. The aim of management education offered by LSE and the Department is to enable academically gifted students to boost their social science knowledge and managerial problem-solving talents so that they are well prepared to contribute to organisational success and social betterment in any place, within any sector, and at any scale.
Successful applicants will have a PhD or be close to completing a PhD by the post start date in a social science discipline and/or an interdisciplinary field relevant to employment relations and human resource management. They will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, or a trajectory for achieving this, as well as a well-developed strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications in top journals. They will also have a demonstrable ability to teach on undergraduate, postgraduate, or executive programmes in management.
The criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.
Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Nenna Opara, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: email@example.com quoting reference 53419.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 11 December 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.
Dear ASA member,
The Political Economy of the World-System section (PEWS) is conducting a study to help us improve our section. As a part of that, we are distributing a survey to ASA members who may have substantive interests that are congruent with those of our section. We would appreciate and value your honest evaluation of our section. The survey is brief and should only take you about 5 minutes to complete. Your answers will be strictly anonymous and confidential. Please respond by December 15. Here is the link to the survey:
Thank you in advance for your time and attention. I apologize for any cross-postings.
John M. Talbot
Chair, Political Economy of the World System section
of the American Sociological Association
Beverly Silver has kindly accepted our invitation to attend the P&L October Workshop of 2017 as our keynote speaker (remember that we are not having a workshop this year). The workshop will be held in Naples at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, and Friday 20th October.
The local organisers are Enrica Morlicchio and Fortunato Musella, who have busied themselves (bless them) with booking rooms, findings funds to cover Beverly’s plane and accommodation and some accommodation for the out-of-towners. With luck we might find a tad more money -- and if you know where, let me know. They are also organising a visit to the Officina Gomitoli, a local intercultural centre that has been occupied with newly arriving refugees.
The broad and tentative outline of the workshop program is:
Tuesday (17th): Arrival.
Wednesday: Keynote session with Silver; “P&L chats with Silver;” Visit to the Officina Gomitoli.
Thursday: All day session: “War, Migrations, & Labour.”
Friday: All day session: “Mezzogiorni”
Saturday (21st): Departure.
Please note that some members from outside Italy have already expressed their intention to come. They include Roland Erne, Doro Bohle, Johan De Deken, Alan Stoleroff, Marco Lisi.
I ask you to please continue to let me know if you are hoping to come (whether from Italy or outside), as this will help us estimate the accommodation costs. Please also remember that we cannot cover travel costs.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Junior Theorists Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 11, 2017SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
2017 Junior Theorists Symposium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017
We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career-stage sociologists who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined.
It is our honour to announce that Richard Biernacki (University of California - San Diego), Julian Go (Boston University), and Joey Sprague (University of Kansas) will serve as discussants for this year’s symposium. We are also pleased to hold an after-panel entitled, “Theory, the Good Society, and Positionality.” The panel will feature Gabriel Abend (New York University), Seth Abrutyn (University of Memphis), Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto), and Claire Decoteau (University of Illinois at Chicago).
We invite all ABD graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2013 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument. Successful précis from last year’s symposium can be viewed here. Please note that the précis must be for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal.
As in previous years, in order to encourage a wide range of submissions, we do not have a pre-specified theme for the conference. Instead, papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants’ areas of interest and expertise.
Please remove all identifying information from your précis and submit it via this Google form. Shai Dromi (Harvard University) and katrina quisumbing king (University of Wisconsin - Madison) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The deadline is February 20. By mid-March we will extend up to 12 invitations to present at JTS 2016. Please plan to share a full paper by July 21, 2017. Presenters will be asked to attend the entire symposium and should plan accordingly.
Finally, for friends and supporters of JTS, we ask if you might consider donating either on-site, or through PayPal at this link or to the email@example.com account. If you are submitting a proposal to JTS 2017, we kindly ask that should you wish to donate, you only do so after the final schedule has been announced.
POSITION: ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
STARTING DATE: August 2017 (nine-month appointment)
A doctoral degree is required in social work or related social science. Applicants must show evidence of strong research skills and an active research agenda relevant to social work in an urban environment, such as: economic and social disparities, poverty, race, health, violence prevention and criminal justice. A strong record of publication, a portfolio of past and current substantial grant funding, and experience leading and mentoring a research team.
Applicants at the Associate Professor and Professor levels must have research activity commensurate with their academic rank. Demonstrated potential for/evidence of excellence in teaching. A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement to achieve human rights and social justice.
Demonstrated expertise in areas of relevance to an urban environment, such as: social and economic disparities, poverty, race, health, mental health, trauma, child welfare, aging, substance use, violence prevention and criminal justice. Professional experience related to one of these identified areas of interest. Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the school and across the university on multidisciplinary or inter- professional research initiatives. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to translate research from social work and related fields into teaching. Ability/interest in attracting, mentoring and funding doctoral students through funded research. A social work degree at either the master or doctoral level.
In 2017, the UConn School of Social Work will move to our new location in downtown Hartford. This will create a neighborhood campus including other UConn academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions and state and city government offices. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and expanding to new ones.
This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2017. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.
Interested applicants should apply online through UConn Careers www.jobs.uconn.edu (Select the link for “Faculty Openings” and click on the link for School of Social Work to locate job opening), and upload:
References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Potential candidates can address questions to:
Dr. Edna Comer, Search Committee Chair
University of Connecticut School of Social Work
1798 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Conference: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, City University of New York
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, City University of New York Conference Registration
March 26-28, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
Registration has begun for the National Center's 44th annual conference on collective bargaining and unionization in higher education and the professions. The conference will be held on March 26-28, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The keynote speaker will be NLRB Chairman Mark G. Pearce. You can register online or register by mail for the conference.Special Panel on Anti-Intellectualism and the State of Higher Education with Susan Jacoby, the best-selling author of The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism will be joining Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities and Hank Reichman, AAUP Vice President. The panel with be moderated by Frederick P. Schaffer, General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, City University of New York.
There will be many additional conference panels and workshops on other important subjects including:
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