The California Federation of Teachers is hiring a research director. Salary range is $83,672-$116,921 and is based in Sacramento. January 15th Application Deadline.
Call for Participation: All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice Conference - Call for Participation deadline Jan 6th
We at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) would be grateful if you would kindly distribute our call for submissions to our 32nd Annual Conference, Development Today: Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution, to members of the ASA section Labor and Labor Markets. This year's conference will be held at the University of Amsterdam (Roeterseiland Campus) from 18-20 July 2020. We believe that you and members of your section would find SASE's international and interdisciplinary conferences to be a promising venue for fruitful exchange. If you would like to know more about SASE, please visitsase.org. We would also be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Thank you very much for your help. We hope to see you in Amsterdam, or at another SASE conference in the near future.
SASE’s 32nd Annual Meeting
Development Today: Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution
University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 18-20, 2020
Submissions and registration are now open for SASE's 32nd Annual Conference,Development Today; Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution, hosted byThe University of Amsterdam from 18-20 July 2020.
Once logged into sase.org, simply click on the green "Submit A Paper" button in the top right-hand corner of the SASE website to begin the submission process. If you need tocreate an online profile for the first time, click the Join SASE Now button. Detailed submission instructions here.
Early Bird registration fees will be available until 1 April 2020, but:
The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2020
In the meantime, be sure to renew your membership to stay up-to-date with Socio-Economic Review (now with an online-only option)
We hope you'll join us in Amsterdam!
Very best wishes,
The SASE Team
SASE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized under US law domiciled in Maryland, USA.
Dear Labor and Labor Movement section members:
We are beginning to assemble our December newsletter. If you have any of the following items to share, please send them to the section's wonderful newsletter editor, Joseph van der Naald, firstname.lastname@example.org, before the December 1st deadline.
The ASA has opened the 'submission' links for next summer's meeting. LLM will host two open panels, plus roundtables. Please note that the session themes parallel the themes for the LLM miniconference. We hope that any papers that aren't accommodated in the regular section panels will be submitted for the miniconference, planned for August 7th in the Bay Area (the day before the ASA conference opens in San Francisco)..More details coming soon.
“New Challenges for Labor”
Organizer: Barry Eidlin, McGill University
As most labor scholars today acknowledge, the past three decades have posed stark new challenges for labor movements; deregulation combined with changing labor processes and an increasingly global economy have weakened unions in much of the world, both in terms of protecting union members and representing broader community interests. This panel invites papers that examine labor’s new challenges across sectors and contexts, and discussing activists’ varied responses to those challenges.
“New Strategies for Labor”
Organizer: Jeff Rothstein, Grand Valley State University
Over the past decade, labor activists around the world have pursued new strategies for mobilizing and representing workers. This panel seeks papers that describe new organizing strategies for labor, whether in sectors or communities lacking well-established unions, where previously-established unions have been prompted to explore new strategies, or in places where workers lack the right to form their own unions. From workers’ centers and minimum wage campaigns, to efforts to mobilize broad community support “for the common good” and to otherwise gain a voice for workers in the workplace and the economy, the panel will highlight and explore innovative labor strategies in the 21st century.
Organizer: Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Sociology at the University of California, Santa BarbaraThe Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Sociology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Sociology or related field; an active research agenda related to one or more of the following areas: environmental and climate justice movements, environmental and climate policy, sociology of climate change, and/or global and national environmental inequalities; and a strong commitment to quality teaching that complements one or more of the Department’s core areas of strength. Scholars using all methodological approaches are welcome to apply.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements on research and on teaching, and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Sociology or a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the primary consideration date of December 1, 2019 via; UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01628. The position is open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Last month, many of us received an e-mail soliciting input about how to select locations for future ASA meetings. Several LLM members have expressed concern that the survey's wording could undermine the ASA's historic commitment to seeking unionized venues for its events.
Barry Eidlin, Katy Fox-Hodes and Zachary Levenson have launched a petition calling on the ASA to affirm its commitment to upholding labor rights. If you would like to support this initiative, you can read the petition and sign on here:
Please feel free to forward this message to any ASA members who might be interested, including section distribution lists.
Topic Title: LRAN 2020 Conference Call for Proposals
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The 2020 Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) National Conference will be held March 12th at Morehouse College, co-hosted by the Morehouse College International Comparative Labor Studies Department. On March 13th, the Jobs With Justice National Conference, located at the Atlanta Convention Center, will include an LRAN track of workshops. Scholars, labor practitioners, and activists from across the country will converge in Atlanta, GA to share new ideas and lessons learned, and connect around research and campaign work. As we gather in the space of an historically black college and university in the South, we hope this conference is an opportunity to develop a proactive strategy that amplifies voices that have historically not had a place or priority at the table. We hope to learn from the unique challenges faced by organizers and researchers in the South and in Right-to-Work states, including from active campaigns in the Atlanta area.
In light of the 100th Anniversary of industrial labor relations in the United States, LRAN invites participants from universities, unions, worker centers, and policy centers across the U.S. to submit workshop proposals that focus especially on:
Workshop submissions are due by January 3rd, 2020. Proposals are being collected through this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ETIC-YhCO-H3JlHE-UHR0jYG0_Aasjcc23v5LMbyEZ0/viewform?edit_requested=true
LRAN conference attendees are encouraged to join the Jobs With Justice National Conference, which will be held March 13th-15th at the Atlanta Convention Center. The 13th will include LRAN workshops. Registration for the JWJ conference requires an additional fee. Please indicate in the form if you are only able to attend the LRAN conference on the 12th.
Capitalism and Contention
Keynote speaker: Vivek Chibber (New York University), "Movements and the Many Lives of Capitalism"
Where: New York University, Department of Sociology, New York City (in the historic Puck Building, Houston Street @ Lafayette)
When: March 13-15 (Friday, March 13, 5 to 7 pm; Saturday, March 14, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, March 15, 9 am to 1 pm)
Conference organizers: Jeff Goodwin (NYU) and Nada Matta(Drexel)
The goal of this conference is to facilitate dialogue and debate among scholars and students who are working at the intersection of political economy and social movement studies.
We are calling for papers which address the following questions: How have capitalism and capitalist states catalyzed, but also constrained, workplace resistance, labor movements, "identity movements," environmental movements, rebellions, revolutions, and other forms of political contention around the globe over the past century? How and to what extent have these various forms ofcontention shaped capitalism and capitalist states in turn? Also, how have recent transformations of capitalism, and of class relations, altered the possibilities for and the nature of contentious collective action in the contemporary period? How have, and should, social movements relate to political parties and elections in pursuit of their goals? What are the prospects for radical change in contemporary capitalist societies? To what extent does social movement theory help us answer these questions, and to what extent does it need to be recast, perhaps radically?
Abstracts (300-400 words) are due on December 31, 2019. They should be sent to email@example.com. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will by notified by January 7. Conference papers are due on March 1.
Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Search University of Kansas
ASA Job Bank ID: 15913
The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically.
This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience. We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. A complete online application for this position will include the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitæ, research and teaching statements, documentation of teaching experience (such as student course evaluations), and names, emails and contact information for three (3) references. Application review will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained. Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15598BR. Contact for questions is the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David N. Smith, Department of Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete applications will be considered.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
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