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.
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.
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
Job Announcement: UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment - 2 Full Time Policy Analyst Positions
ASA Job ID: 12603
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Center for Labor Research and Education
Title: Associate/Full Specialist (2 positions)
The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UC Berkeley, has openings for two full-time policy analysts. The policy analysts will conduct policy-relevant research on labor and employment issues as well as provide technical assistance to stakeholders on public policies in California and across the country. One position will be a senior position (Full Specialist) focusing generally on low-wage work and a diverse set of policies that affect working families and communities of color. The Associate Specialist will work with public datasets sets to carry out quantitative analyses on selected issues related to low-wage work. These positions offer an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-impact, high-visibility organization and to work with a nationally-recognized team of researchers, policy analysts, and academics.
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Parsons
For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (Anticipated)
The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois anticipates inviting applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal. This is a 24-month position that begins on August 24, 2016. The Project for Middle Class Renewal was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project’s focus is broadly on employment policy, including the labor market, precarious work, industry studies, labor unions, training, education, and collective bargaining. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last three years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Project‘s interests. Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work.
Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester in the Global Labor Studies Program. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-2491
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Policy Analyst
Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and Project Management
Teaching and Education
Policy Analyst/Director Job Qualifications: PhD with coursework in economics, political science, public policy, labor relations, sociology, or related field. Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining, labor market public policy and economic trends. Ability to analyze and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, labor unions, employment related policy, and the collective bargaining process. Capacity to work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools. Ability to work independently and collaboratively to initiate and execute projects. Effective communications skills, both orally and in writing, so that complex technical information is translated into understandable formats. Excellent quantitative skills and advanced use of personal computers and database software needed. Some travel required.
For more information contact Professor Robert Bruno, email@example.com or 312-996-2491
Brandworkers has an opening in our Program Department for a full-time Organizer
The Organization Brandworkers is a membership organization of local food production workers organizing for dignified jobs and a just food system. The popularity of local food is soaring, but the workers employed behind the scenes in food production factories are facing deplorable conditions: wage theft, discrimination, workplace injuries, and much more.
Brandworkers' mostly immigrant membership produces specialty foods, bakes artisanal bread, processes seafood, and many other products in a sprawling sector of food manufacturing companies in Brooklyn and Queens. We help members develop as social change leaders and attain the know-how to build their own life-changing campaigns for workplace justice. Our organization is developing a new model of workplace organizing based on rank & file leadership and direct action to win dignified jobs and inspire workers everywhere.
We were founded in 2007 based on the principle that workers themselves are uniquely positioned to lead dramatic change in an industry and in society.
Do you have conviction for helping workers lead together? Is a commitment to racial, gender, and immigrant justice central to your life?
This position is for someone who will thrive in a culture defined by accountability to workers and commitment to helping workers win. You challenge the ways things have been done before, think deeply about how the world is changing, speak up with dissenting views, and practice candor always. You relish the opportunity to build something new and substantially different than the status quo.
The Organizer will help food-making workers build solidarity with their co-workers and workers across the local food-making industry. This position centers on connecting workers with intensive leadership development opportunities and providing them with comprehensive trainings. The key is to help workers lead together to a better job and a better food system.
• Engage mostly immigrant food-making workers in dialogue around problems they face and aspirations for the future.
• Share Brandworkers' track record for helping members achieve dramatic job improvements
and life-enhancing leadership development experiences.
• Visit with workers at their homes, on the job, and on the street to build relationships and unpack obstacles to collective action.
• Develop and deliver high-quality trainings to members with an emphasis on “train the
trainer” opportunities for members.
• Identify workers with high-leadership capacity and help workers create organizing committees.
• Track your work using Brandworkers' digital tools.
• Partner with members as they iterate toward a new and scalable model of worker organizing.
• You have experience in or a demonstrable interest in workplace organizing. A specific, proven alignment with working class people, people of color, indigenous people, women, LGBT people, and immigrants is a must.
• You are fluent in Spanish, and preferably in English as well.
• You are fearless, persistent, and relentless in pursuit of truth and justice.
• You've heard from others that you're a very good listener.
• You're comfortable and relish initiating conversations with total strangers.
• You get a lot of stuff done and have the mindfulness to make sure you're working on what matters most to the mission.
• You understand that workers lead at Brandworkers and that the organizer's role is to facilitate
• You have an essential commitment to anti-racism, anti-sexism, and anti-hetero sexism, among other commitments to justice and equality.
• You are comfortable setting goals, making plans, and reporting on results vs. goals.
• You are committed to experimentation and diligent about documenting lessons learned.
• You actively seek out candid feedback and actively give candid feedback to achieve excellence.
• You are comfortable using data and metrics to measure results and learn.
• You think big, you take risks, and are not afraid to fail. You actively identify problems and generate ideas especially around the disruptive force of technology.
• You are a builder, embrace opportunities to think creatively, and enjoy taking a fresh look at
problems to solve.
Send your resume and a meaningful cover letter to Brandworkers Lead Organizer, Diana Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandworkers strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBT people, and other traditionally oppressed communities.
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 14, 2015. The Center for Global Workers’ Rights was established in the fall of 2012 with the goal of promoting scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on issues related to workers’ rights. It has a broad focus that includes, but is not limited to, sweatshops, precarious work, labor standards, international labor and employment law, worker organizing, and strategic corporate research and campaigns. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last three years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Center’s interests. Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work. Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester. This may include teaching for a new Labor and Global Workers’ Right MPS program, which is part of the Global Labour University network.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
For more information, see: http://lser.la.psu.edu/gwr
Job ID: 10951
The Department of Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Sciences at National University in San Diego, CA invites applications for a FULL-TIME Sociology position at OPEN RANK (Assistant/Associate/Professor) determined by experience. Initial full-time appointment with benefits is for two years, renewable for longer-term contracts. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in sociology, university-level teaching experience, and evidence of an active research agenda. While areas of specialization are open, we have particular interest in science/technology/medicine, sustainability/environment, and/or globalization. To apply, please send as attachments a current CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Margaret Greer (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>). Application deadline: February 28, 2015. Applications considered until position is filled. National University is a private, non-profit university accredited by WASC and an equal opportunity employer.
Lorna Lueker Zukas, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Senate
Professor of Sociology
Lead Faculty Global Studies BA
College of Letters and Sciences
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
858/642-8437 . email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGIST ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - at THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a social scientist as a strategic hire in the area of quantitative methodology at the rank of Associate Professor (higher rank considered). A scholar capable of catalyzing funded collaborative research on campus is desired. Potential substantive research areas could include health and well-being, environment, social networks, borders, migration, Latinas/os, work/poverty/economic development, human security, and human rights. Quantitative methods of particular interest are (a) demography, (b) network analysis, (c) multilevel or hierarchical linear modeling, (d) structural equation modeling, (e) event history or longitudinal analysis, and/or (f) systems dynamic modeling. The candidate must have demonstrated success in publication and external funding and will be appointed in the appropriate academic department. Responsibilities also include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP ’s nearly $80 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation, and its more than $40 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2013, UTEP was ranked #7 in the nation by theWashington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.” UTEP enrolls more than 23,000 students – about 78 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 71 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 20 doctoral programs – with more in development. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.
El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods; El Paso is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Social Sciences with demonstrated success in research (publication and funding), and experience teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
APPOINTMENT DATE AND SALARY: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2014. Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience. The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will beginimmediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, sent to email@example.com. Please submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita with full and accurate citation of publications and funded research projects, (3) complete contact information for three references, and (4) one sample of scholarly work.
FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sara Grineski, Associate Professor of Sociology and Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.
Texas A&M Sociology has THREE attractive jobs that could be potentially filled by labor sociologists.
NOTE: there are attached documents in the header for each specific job which five some additional information.
There is one each in political/economic with an emphasis in social movements, gender and social movements, and public policy.
Here are the details:
1) The Political Economic Opening
The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for an open rank position in the broadly defined area of Political and Economic Sociology. We seek candidates who have a record of notable accomplishments in research and scholarship appropriate to their rank and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates are encouraged to apply in all research areas relevant to Political and Economic Sociology including class, development, economic, environmental, work, labor, and political, but we have particular needs in complex organizations and social movements. Candidates with research expertise that complements one of our other five specialty areas (Crime, Law, and Deviance; Culture; Demography; Race and Ethnicity; and Social Psychology) are encouraged to apply. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.
Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vita, and examples of their publications of scholarly works. A PhD is required for this position. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in service activities. Address correspondence to: Dr. Harland Prechel, Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 77843-4351. Review of applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position is filled.
2) The Gender and Social Movements Opening
The Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenure-track position in SOCIOLOGY AND WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES, at the rank of assistant or beginning associate professor, starting September 1, 2014. The appointment will be 50% in each unit. We seek candidates with research and teaching interests involving the intersection of gender and racial/ethnic diversity, and we especially encourage applicants with a focus on social movements. In addition to developing courses both in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, the candidate will teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies on a regular basis. Applicants should have a PhD. in Sociology or a closely related field, a demonstrated commitment to Women’s and Gender Studies as a discipline, and a record of scholarly publication and successful teaching. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome.
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies/Sociology Position, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in service activities.
3) The Public Policy Opening
The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University invites applications for the newly established PPRI Professorships (2). The college is hiring two faculty at the rank of Full or Associate professor with established, well-funded translational research backgrounds. These positions are being made possible by a TAMU commitment to strengthening democracy through social research that informs the policymaking process.
The nationally prominent candidates will evidence an active research agenda that fosters informed decision-making within the public sector. In addition, the scholars will serve as prominent members of the faculty within one of the TAMU College of Liberal Art’s listed departments where active mentorship of graduate students is encouraged.
• International Studies
• Political Science
• Other social / behavioral sciences
Desired Candidate Qualifications
• Distinguished academic record as evidenced by Full Professorship (PhD) at a major university; exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank may be considered
• $1 million in prior extramural funded research
• Established record of working collaboratively with research teams and a reputation of working well with others; has been both a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator during research career
• Survey research and/or program evaluation experience considered a plus
• Works cooperatively with scholars from a variety of disciplines on large projects of social importance
• Research agenda that fosters democracy by benefiting the public and policymakers through the provision of timely information
• Strong record of graduate student mentorship
• Has a strong published record for appointment as a Full or Associate Professor
The search will remain open until the positions are filled with a preferred start date on or before August 31, 2014. Nominations and expressions of interest will be kept confidential.
Applicants interested in any of the three jobs can find more details in the ASA Job Bank.
Professor of Sociology
Texas A and M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4351
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