Call for Applications: 9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences - Linking Theory and Empirical Research
International Conference on “Solidarity at Work”
14-15 November 2019
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Call for Applications
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2019
Launched in 2018 by the Wissenschaftskolleg and the International Research Center Work and
Human Life Cycle in Global History (re:work), the transnational network Working Futures brings
together sociologists, historians, philosophers, economists, law experts and anthropologists to
discuss current transformations in the world of work and the epistemological challenges they
raise for the historical and social sciences. The goal of the network is to create a space for mutual
exchange and understanding with respect to the futures of work, as well as work of the future,
among scholars from different disciplines and countries while centered around a Franco-German
nucleus. It endorses the premise that thinking about the futures of work requires an in-depth
knowledge and analysis of its contemporary mutations (the concrete forms they take, their causes
and repercussions). To this end, the network has developed an approach which examines the
transformations of work at the intersection of four processes: siliconization, financialization,
ecologization and democratization.
The term “solidarity” seems to have fallen out of theoretical fashion despite the fact that it has a
long history of describing the shared struggles of those oppressed by economic or political power structures. This conference aims to explore the past, present and future of “solidarity at work” on both the conceptual and empirical level. Its focus is on the world of work, which it wants to investigate from a transnational perspective. How have the concepts, conceptions and categories
of solidarity shaped labor and the labor movements of different countries? What about the divergent conceptual meanings and practices in these assorted contexts? How have power relations as well as people’s everyday life been changed by the various practices related to
solidarity? How do technological and managerial changes help to shift ideas and practices of solidarity? Do we see new forms emerging? Who are the agents of “solidarity at work” and what are the concrete mechanisms involved? More broadly, what are the levers and brakes of solidarity in the workplace today?
We want to explore these themes along three axes:
1) The History of the Concepts, Conceptions and Categories of Solidarity from a Transnational Perspective“Solidarity” is a concept that is easy to caricature because of its abstractness. But there are also
more concrete conceptions and categories of solidarity that guide social practices and are embedded and expressed in them. Why has the concept of solidarity, narrowly defined as workplace solidarity, seemed to have lost its resonance? Has it been supplanted by other concepts such as “commons” or Gemeinwohlwirtschaft? Which actors are involved in the production of
categories of solidarity and in which social fields do these categorization processes take place? The first panel is interested in the genesis of such concepts, conceptions and categories and their long-term development in different countries. While the transnational network Working Futures focuses on a comparison between France and Germany, we also invite submissions that take into account other national traditions or transnational comparisons.
analyze whether these case studies can be understood by the traditional concepts, conceptions and categories of “solidarity” as well as just how theory and practice have influenced each other.
least because of new technologies which disrupt the traditional workplace and hence undermine
the social ties among co-workers. But we also see new forms of solidarity in play. Are these
merely new expressions of the old concept of solidarity, or do we need new certain conceptual
tools for grasping these phenomena? This third panel is interested in both descriptive and
normative accounts of new forms of solidarity and what “solidarity at work” could mean in the
Interested researchers are invited to send their proposals (800-1000 words) together with a CV,
contact information and a list of publications to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2019
Accommodation and travel costs will be covered for participants in the conference.
Sasha Disko (Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin)
Lisa Herzog (TU Munich)
Bénédicte Zimmermann (Centre Georg Simmel, EHESS & Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)
Call for Papers -Inequalities and Social Justice in the 21st Century CityASA pre-conference hosted by the Community and Urban Sociology Section
The ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section is pleased to announce a one-day conference on Inequalities and Social Justice in the 21st Century City to be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Researchers will present projects in different thematic panels throughout the day and the conference will also host graduate student roundtables, where graduate students get the chance to meet and receive feedback from more senior scholars.
Throughout the world, cities have become sites of the most extreme manifestations of social and economic polarization. In the United States, for example, as cities are experiencing “revitalization” in the forms of increased in-migration and investment, they are simultaneously setting records for unaffordability and homelessness, while racial segregation has remained stubbornly persistent. Similar dynamics are present in large cities throughout Europe. In some cities in the Global South, spectacular forms of wealth have come to coexist with stark poverty. In many cities, new and old inequalities have combined with vulnerability to climate events to produce new forms of environmental injustice. The mechanisms driving these new inequalities are myriad– from the growing interconnectedness of the global economy to the financialization of urban economies— even if their consequences are not well understood. Even less-well understood are the ways that cities can provide the staging grounds for alternatives that reduce or mitigate these inequalities, or produce social justice. Yet, across the political spectrum, city-based alternatives have captured the imagination as providing a meaningful sites for connection, integration, and democracy. Whether we are speaking of progressive administrations, social movements, innovative policies, pragmatic leadership, or action on climate change, cities have emerged for many authors as a privileged site for innovative action and emergent social justice.
In keeping with the 2019 ASA Theme, Engaging Social Justice, we invite urban scholars to critically reflect on new and old urban inequalities and also on their alternatives. Seldom does the scholarship on inequalities interact with the literature on alternatives, and here we invite that dialogue. Is a socially-just city possible? We welcome scholars engaging mainly with research on inequality as well as those principally focused on alternatives, with the aim of developing conversation across and within these scholarly communities. This one-day conference will bring together members of the ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section as well as other scholars studying these--andmany other—compounding urban issues. New York City is a particularly interesting context in which to have these conversations, given its diversity, inequality, and history of social justice politics. We encourage papers that focus on:
Extended abstracts should be submitted to email@example.com by March 30, 2019, with the subject line “Abstract submissions.” Participants will be asked to register and pay an onsite registration fee of $20 for faculty and $10 for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Lunch will be provided.
Organizing Committee: Gianpaolo Baiocchi (NYU), Kiara Douds (NYU), Rachel Dwyer (OSU), Jacob Faber (NYU), Davon Norris (OSU), and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa (NYU).
Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 15 - 25, 2019
We are delighted to announce the 9th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.
In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines. In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topic. The thematic areas covered are: "External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change", "Citizenship, Migration, and Identities", "Social Struggle and Globalization", and "Democracy at the Crossroads".
The program is characterized by a varied format comprised of lectures, workshops, seminars, and a one-to-one consultation. During the summer school, participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work extensively. Participants will be provided with hands-on advice for their research designs.
The school brings together a faculty of renowned international and Berlin-based scholars. Among the confirmed international lecturers are Phillip M. Ayoub (Occidental College), John Gerring (The University of Texas at Austin), Hendrik Wagenaar (University of Sheffield), Anita Gohdes (Hertie School of Governance), Felix Berenskoetter (SOAS University of London) and Peter Hedström (Linköping University).
The Berlin Summer School was co-funded by the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Details on the location and tuition fees can be found on our webpage www.berlinsummerschool.de.
The international summer school is open to up to 60 PhD candidates, advanced master students, and young postdocs. The call for applications is currently open. Applications can be submitted online via the application form on the summer school webpage until April 15, 2019.
The decisions of the selection committee will be announced to the applicants in April. If you have any further questions, please contact the organizing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking to recruit a Research Associate to join the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC). You will join a vibrant and growing group of work and employment researchers and be a full and active participant in WOERRC’s research activities. In particular, you will assist with the preparation of funding applications and work closely with group members in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and writing high-quality papers, reports and other appropriate outputs. The specific programme of work to be undertaken will be agreed once you are appointed. However it is likely to include assisting in the interrogation of largescale official datasets (e.g. the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey and the UK’s Understanding Society Survey) to examine a number of inter-related issues related to job quality and working conditions, which might include: (a) the consequences of different national employment and welfare regimes for job quality; (b) relationships between job quality, innovation and performance outcomes at the individual and organisational levels; and (c) the consequences of good and bad jobs for ‘healthy ageing’
Friendly reminder that Friday is the last day to submit nominations or self nominations for the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.
Step one: Send a nomination email to the committee chair, Dr. Penny Lewis at Penny.Lewis@cuny.edu.
Step two: After receiving nomination emails, Dr. Lewis will provide you with information of where to send hard copies of the book. All books must be received by the committee members by March 1st 2019.
Here is the original call:
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award DEADLINE: 2/1/2019
The LLM’s section Distinguished Scholarly Book Award goes to what is judged by the award committee to be the best book based on original research published in the sociology of work, the labor process, the working class, labor unions, or working class movements. To qualify, the book must have been published between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. No more than one book nomination per person is allowed. Section members are strongly urged to nominate books for the prize. Self- nominations are welcome. In order to be considered by the committee, the author (or authors) must join or be members of the Labor section. Please send your nomination to the committee chair, Penny Lewis (Penny.Lewis@cuny.edu), no later than February 1, 2019. Upon receipt of your email nomination, you will be provided with the mailing addresses of the award committee members.
Nominators/Nominees/Publishers will have until March 1, 2019 to send hard-copies to the committee members.
Now Accepting Applications:
Post-Doctoral Scholar position, Center for Global Workers' Rights
School of Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State UniversityJob Website: https://psu.jobs/job/84924; Deadline: March 16, 2019.
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 (http://ler.la.psu.edu/gwr). This is a twelve-month position that begins on August 11, 2019. 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 workers’ rights in global supply chains. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last five 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 mentor students on their summer capstone project and to teach one course. This may include teaching for the School’s Labor and Global Workers’ Right MPS program, which is part of the Global Labour University network (http://www.global-labour-university.org/). Teaching obligations could include a course in one of the School’s other residential or online programs. Candidates also are expected to actively participate in School activities. The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary department with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Masters of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The School has existing strengths in workers’ rights, labor relations, human resources, and international and comparative employment relations. Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample via: https://psu.jobs/job/84924. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly by letter writers to Mark Ivicic, email@example.com. If you have additional questions, please contact the Center at 814-865-0751 or write Center Director, Dr. Mark Anner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit paper proposals is today at 11:59pm EST.
The Labor and Labor Movements Section has 4 regular sessions, and Round Tables. Please make sure to submit your proposals.
Assistant Professor – Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations - 1803872 Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science Department: Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) Job Posting: Sep 18, 2018 Job Closing: Nov 19, 2018, 11:59pm EST
: The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.
Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Industrial Relations or a cognate Social Science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and teach a selection of courses in industrial relations/human resources. The successful candidate must also have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. Our PhD program is quantitatively and analytically oriented, and as such these skills will be expected for involvement in the program, including supervision of students.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence at an internationally competitive caliber, demonstrated by a research statement, a record of publications meeting high international standards in top-ranked, field-relevant scholarly journals, high quality working papers, presentations at internationally recognized conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsement from referees of high academic standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and course syllabi submitted as part of the application.
Research and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: human resource management, labour relations, the sociology of work, labour market policy, labour and employment standards, corporate responsibility and compliance, trade and labour, performance management systems, quantitative methods for labour/HR or another related employment relations field.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is internationally renowned for the study of work and employment relations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches. Historically, faculty with strong empirical methods and training in economics, management, sociology, history, law, psychology and political science have been actively engaged in employment/industrial relations research and teaching. We therefore welcome applications from scholars interested in employment relations from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.
The Centre is located in Toronto, Canada, one of North America’s largest cities and among the world’s most livable cities according to The Economist and other leading indices. Toronto’s 51% foreign-born population also makes it among the most diverse cities in the world.
For more information about the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at UofT please visit:http://www.cirhr.utoronto.ca/.
For information about the University of Toronto visit: https://www.utoronto.ca/.
If you have any further questions about this position, please email Prof. Rafael Gomez at:email@example.com.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications and working papers, up to three sample working papers, a research statement and a teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 19, 2018.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY [ASA Job Listing 15078]
Arizona State University
Starting Fall, 2019
ASU Job #12556
The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD) at Arizona State University (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu) invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning Fall 2019. We seek a community-engaged scholar with a Latinx focus. Areas of expertise are open but preferred areas of specialization include immigration, education, social movements, labor, environment/sustainability, and health. We are especially interested in scholars who take an intersectional approach or whose research reflects the diversity within the Latinx population (such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origins, indigeneity, or legal status). This position is part of an effort to build a 21st-century sociology program with new and existing resources in the well-established and successful School of Social and Family Dynamics.
For this position, candidates must have a PhD in sociology by time of appointment and show evidence of, or potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate must also demonstrate sustained and significant engagement in Latinx communities. The candidate will be expected to teach sociology courses including a course on community-based research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop a vigorous research program, maintain an active agenda of peer-reviewed publications, participate in service to the university and profession, and contribute to the growth of the sociology program. Preference will be given to candidates who use qualitative methods, have experience in interdisciplinary settings and have demonstrated success in meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or diverse communities.
SSFD is an innovative interdisciplinary academic unit focused on the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. SSFD has launched a multi-pronged program of scholarship, translation, and impact focused on Diversity and Inclusion Science (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/disi). With 50+ full-time faculty, 500+ graduate students, and 3,000+ undergraduate majors/minors, SSFD has a doctoral and online master’s degree in sociology as well as doctoral and online master’s degrees in family and human development. SSFD takes pride in having a collegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among its faculty and its ties to many other units. The School’s program in sociology is targeted for growth. ASU’s location within the Phoenix metropolitan region (the nation’s 5th most populous city) with a large Latinx population provides a rich context for basic and applied research and community engagement in many areas related to sociology.
Initial receipt of complete applications is Nov 12, 2018; if not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please send the following materials electronically to Professor Nilda Flores-Gonzalez email@example.com: (1) a cover letter describing your research, teaching and community-engagement qualifications and fit with this position, and that includes contact
information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication and funding record, and (3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed two pages). Background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found athttps://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
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