Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CFP: Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Call For Papers
Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of Sociologists
Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
April 2-5, 2014 Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Marriott City Center

Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Program Chair
Daniel Buffington, University of North Carolina Wilmington

The theme for the 2014 meeting is “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of Sociologists.” The society president and program chair encourage thematic papers and thematic panels that address the many issues encompassed under this theme. See Leslie Hossfeld’s article in The Southern Sociologist (volume 45, issue 1) for more details on the conference theme. We look forward to a great meeting in Charlotte!

Submission Deadline: October 17, 2013

We are working to create a strong, intellectually stimulating program. To be considered for a place on the program, complete submissions with title, extended abstract, author names and contact information must be received by the above deadline.

Submission Types and Procedures
All proposed presentations or panels will be submitted online through the SSS online submission system at http://www.mymeetingsavvy.com/sss. The window for submission will be open from September 1 to October 17 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Five submission types are available: 1) Individual papers; 2) Complete paper sessions; 3) Thematic paper sessions; 4) Poster presentations; or 5) Research Incubators. At least one author for each submitted paper must be a current member of SSS at the time of submission. Please note that the structures of membership dues and conference registration fees have been revised and expanded, as outlined by David Brunsma in The Southern Sociologist (volume 45, issue 1). Of particular note is the alteration in conference registration procedures. Those who register on or before March 3, 2014 will pay the discounted Pre-Registration fees, while those who register after this date will pay On-Site Registration fees. So get your registration in early and pay less!

A description of each submission type appears below.

Individual Papers: Members may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a regular paper session. These papers will be organized into sessions by the program committee members on the basis of common themes. All submissions for a regular paper presentation should include: 1) the title of the paper; 2) authors’ names and affiliations and contact information for each author; and 3) an extended abstract. Extended abstracts should be approximately 450-550 words and must include the following sections:
         Objectives and theoretical framework
         Methods and data sources
We understand that theoretical and methodological papers may include other information in lieu of methods and findings. Individual paper submissions will be assigned to either a regular paper session or a roundtable, per the discretion of the program committee. Submitters have the option of opting out of having a paper forwarded to a roundtable.

Complete Paper Sessions: Members may submit proposals for complete sessions. These sessions may take the form of paper presentations that follow a single theme, featured panel discussions of a timely topic, sessions that honor a colleague, author-meets-critics sessions, etc. Generally, complete sessions should contain four presenters (e.g., 4 authors, 3 authors and 1 discussant, 1 book author and 3 critics, and so on). The following information must be provided in the online system for complete paper sessions: 1) a suggested title for the panel; 2) the titles of each paper/presentation; 3) extended abstracts (see guidelines above) for each paper/presentation; 4) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, critic, panelist, discussant, etc. An individual whose paper is part of a complete paper session will not need to submit that paper separately.

Thematic Paper Sessions: We encourage members to submit proposals for thematic paper sessions. Thematic sessions typically are identical in structure to complete paper sessions, but they are organized around a topic that fits closely with the theme of the 2014 conference: “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of Sociologists.” The following information must be provided in the online system for thematic paper sessions: 1) a suggested title for the panel; 2) the titles of each paper/presentation; 3) extended abstracts for each paper/presentation (see guidelines above); 4) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, critic, panelist, discussant, etc. An individual whose paper is part of a complete paper session will not need to submit that paper separately.

Poster Presentations: Members may submit abstracts for papers to be included in the poster session. Poster presentation submissions must include the name, affiliation, and contact information for all authors, as well as a title and brief abstract of the work to be presented. Posters should display data, policy analysis, or theoretical work in a visually appealing format that stimulates interaction with poster session attendees.

Research Incubator Submissions: Research incubators are designed as an opportunity for graduate students and junior faculty to receive focused feedback on an advanced research proposal or early project from a more senior faculty member. Authors are asked to designate that they are interested in participating in a research incubator session, then submit an extended abstract (see guidelines above). The research incubator sessions will have 3 presenters and 1 mentor. The presentations will be limited to 10 minutes each to permit time for feedback and discussion.

All paper and poster presentations should be original work that has not been published or presented elsewhere. Noted exceptions may include presentation of material from books included in author-meets-critics sessions.

Program Policies
Meeting Participation: The 2014 meetings are held from Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 5, 2014. Participants should plan to attend for the duration of the meeting. The Southern Sociological Society is unable to honor special requests for dates or times of presentations. All program participants (i.e., those presenting papers, presiding at sessions, serving as discussants, panelists, etc.) must be registered for the annual meeting.

Limitations on Program Appearances: Because meeting rooms and time slots are limited, an individual may serve in no more than two presentation roles (i.e., author of a paper, panel participant, workshop leader, poster presenter, etc.) in the program. There are no limitations on the number of times a person may serve as a session presider or discussant. The maximum number of sessions that any person may organize for the annual meeting is two.

LCD projectors will be available for all panel and paper presentations to facilitate computer-based presentations. However, presenters or panel organizers will need to bring their own computers. Please keep in mind that only a limited number of our LCD projectors have HDMI inputs, therefore organizers and presenters will also need supply their own video adapter.

For more information, please go to the Southern Sociological Society Meeting page:

Please direct any additional questions about the conference program to:

We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!

CFP: Time and Sports

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Time and Sports

"The concept of time is not just involved in making a distinction between work and leisure, it is equally critical and important in the performance, celebration, and representation of recreational and leisure activities. Time is related with sports in various ways. Various notions of time such as timing, temporality, tempo, and time allocation are basic to any sport activity. Recreational and leisure activities are now part of global economy and sports has become a business which involves economics as well as political dimensions of time associated with sports as an institution. This special issue of RASAALA: Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America (an open access, e-journal) invites papers on studying the correlation of time and sports."


Monday, September 16, 2013

JOB: California State University


Sociocultural Aspects of Sport/Physical Activity
Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate Professor)

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton seeks to hire tenure-track faculty in the Sociocultural aspects of Sport and Physical Activity. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate classes in the history of sport, games, and culture, philosophy of human movement, and sport sociology. In addition, areas of teaching responsibility may include gender and sport, introduction to kinesiology, Olympic studies, and/or research methods. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research and engage in other scholarly activities; participate in curriculum development; advise and direct student research and graduate theses/ projects/exams; provide Department, College, and University service; and provide academic advisement. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, high quality research, and participation in university and professional activities.

Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or relevant subdiscipline with a focus on kinesiology subject matter; focused ongoing scholarly/creative activity with a record of peer-reviewed publications and potential to attract external funding; successful teaching performance in relevant courses; evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; and ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse university and community.

The Department offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology, providing students with several concentrations related to specific career objectives and sub-disciplinary specializations.  The Department houses several laboratories and offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for Successful Aging, the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, the Lifespan Wellness Center, the Center for Sport Performance, and the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sports. Visit the departmental and University websites for additional information about our offerings and faculty: http://hhd.fullerton.edu/knes/.

Rank & Salary

Position is at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, depending on experience. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits visit:  http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf.

Job Control Number:  23603G-14-028                           Appointment Date:  August 2014

Application Procedures

Send letter of application, curriculum vita, a brief narrative (2 pages) regarding your views on trends and future directions in main area of research, transcripts of graduate work, up to three examples of scholarly work, copies of teaching evaluation summaries for all courses taught over the past two years, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:

Sociocultural Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA  92834-6870

Application Deadline:  To be assured full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

Note:  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

Achieving a Climate of Success through Diversity & Equity

CFP: 3rd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport

3rd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport
Cross-pollinating the field: Pluralistic approaches to the study of sport
Call for Papers
March, 21-22, 2014
Western University
London, Ontario

This conference is a collaborative effort designed to promote scholarship in the historical,
philosophical and sociocultural study of sport. A student-led initiative, the annual gathering aims to
strengthen academic community and foster intellectual development in sport studies.

We invite paper proposals for the 3rd annual Tri-University Conference to be held in 2014 at Western
University. Not restricted to any particular theme, paper proposals may relate to any issue within sport
researched from an historical, philosophical, or sociocultural perspective. This conference aims at
promoting the scholarly growth and academic networking of emerging scholars. However, faculty
members and other qualified scholars are strongly encouraged to attend in order to contribute to and
support these goals through providing constructive feedback and skilled appraisals of the conference’s
student generated scholarship. Please submit only original research for consideration.

Authors must send their abstract in an email attachment (as a .doc or .pdf) and include the following
1. Title of the paper
2. Name(s), affiliation (university or institution), email address of each author, and general
area of study (e.g., philosophy, history, etc)
3. Abstracts should include research questions, methodology, a statement of argument, and the
paper’s significance to the study of sport in the humanities, and should be a maximum of
300 words.

Notification: Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process by January 17, 2014.
Submissions should be sent to: triuniversityconference@gmail.com
Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter’s intent to attend the conference.

To alleviate costs, billeting will be available to conference participants. Details for billeting and other
accommodations will be provided for upon acceptance.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the conference organizers at

Friday, September 13, 2013

JOB: Researcher ICSSPE

Job Vacancy

The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) seeks applications for the position of "Research Assistant" to be based in the Executive Office in Berlin, Germany.
The position is part of ICSSPE’s scientific support for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. In collaboration with the German Sport University Cologne, ICSSPE provides expertise and advice with regard to the utilisation of sport for development purposes in the context of a pilot programme initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.    


University degree in sport science, political science, development studies, social work or similar qualification;
Excellent oral/written German and English skills;
Experience in and knowledge of
             - the area of sport for development;
             - the development and implementation of scientific projects;
             - monitoring and policy evaluation;
             - strategic and political communication;
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office.

 Tasks and areas:

Support for planning, implementation and evaluation of pilot projects;
Analysis of completed and existing projects;
Analysis of international actors and structures;
Development of policy documents;
Advice and consultancy;
Reporting and documentation.

This position is advertised as a 50% vacancy to be filled immediately and it runs for a period of 24 months. The salary is oriented at the civil service pay grade E13 under consideration of regulations for civil servants in the state of Berlin.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Ben Weinberg (bweinberg@icsspe.org).

Please send online applications until 15 October 2013 to:

Detlef Dumon
Executive Director
Friesenhaus II
14053 Berlin

JOB: The University of Texas at Austin

Physical Culture and Sport Studies Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Job Description
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time (nine-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2014 to teach in the department’s aligned academic programs in Physical Culture and Sport Studies (Ph.D. and Undergraduate) and Sport Management (Master’s and Undergraduate).

All candidates are expected to have:
 1) A doctoral degree in either Sport History, Sport Philosophy, Sport Sociology, Sport Management, or other areas of the Sport Humanities or an aligned field.
2) An established record of scholarly publication in Physical Culture and Sport Studies, Sport Management, or an area in the Sport Humanities. We are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated interdisciplinary work between the Sport Humanities and Sport Management.
3) Extramural funding or demonstrated potential for extramural funding.
4) Ability to teach classes in areas such as Physical Culture and Sport Studies ( Sport History, Sport Sociology, Sport Philosophy, etc.);  Sport Management (Sport Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Sport Development, Facility and Event Management, Sport Policy, etc.);  Qualitative Research Methods;  and/or other courses in the Sport Humanities.
The successful candidate will be asked to:  a) actively engage in scholarly research and publication;  b) recruit graduate students and supervise theses and dissertations;  c) teach courses in the department’s undergraduate major in  Physical Culture and Sports, and teach courses and work with doctoral students in the Ph.D. program in Physical Culture and Sports Studies; d)  teach courses in the department to graduate and undergraduate majors in  Sport Management;  e) write grants and seek extramural funding;  and, f) participate in the advising of Sport Management interns.

 The Ph.D. Program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies enjoys an excellent relationship with the American Studies Program, the Department of History, and many other departments on campus which provide opportunities for collaborative research and interaction.  The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports also provides a variety of resources for scholars in these areas not available at other universities (www.starkcenter.org).

Applicants are encouraged to visit www.edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/khe for additional information about the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Applicant Instructions
Review of Applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.   Those interested should send a letter of application that includes a detailed discussion of research, funding, and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae;  contact information for three professional references;  reprints/preprints of published articles; and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available; to:  Adrienne Horton, Physical Culture and Sports Search, Bellmont Hall 718, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, 1 University Station, D3700, Austin, Texas 78712-0360.  To submit information electronically please send PDF copies of the documents to: adriennehorton@austin.utexas.edu.
For additional information please contact the search committee chair:  Jan Todd, Ph.D., at 512-471-0993; or by email at: j.todd@austin.utexas.edu.
The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

JOB: The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Kinesiology – Sport Management

Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology – Sport Management (Tenure Track)

*      Earned doctorate in sport management or related discipline
*      Previous teaching experience and knowledge of sport management
*      Evidence of scholarly potential for assistant professor level
*      Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and related areas
*      Ability to pursue a defined research agenda in sport management
*      Ability to collaborate with other units

*      Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and related areas
*      Supervise sport management internship experiences
*      Maintain an active research/publication record
*      Pursue external funding
*      Direct graduate student theses, capstone projects, and research
*      Participate in school/university partnerships, state and local educational agencies, and related professional organizations
*      Advise sport management students
*      Participate in academic citizenship

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. John Vincent, jvincent@bamaed.ua.edu.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date:  August 15, 2014

*      Health and Life Insurance
*      TIAA-CREF Available
*      Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
*      Summer employment available on an as needed basis

Application Deadline:  The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.  A letter of application, vita, samples of professional writing, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer.

JOB: University of Waikato (NZ)

University of Waikato
Department of Sport and Leisure Studies
Faculty of Education
The Department of Sport and Leisure Studies consists of sixteen full-time academic staff who teach both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in sport, recreation, leisure studies, health and physical
The Department is seeking an established researcher to add to the department's expertise in critical, qualitative, socio-cultural research and teaching in the areas of performance and participation in community and/or high performance sport, recreation and leisure. Potential specialist areas of interest may include sport development, support services for sport, and talent identification and development.
Suitable applicants will have the ability to provide leadership as part of a faculty-wide focus on building capacity for undertaking high quality research and attracting external research funding, as well as mentoring a team of dynamic emerging scholars in the Department. Central to this will be leadership of the of the Faculty's research and teaching interests in sport as part of the University's investment in partnerships with national and regional sport organisations.
Applicants are expected to have demonstrated their expertise through their scholarship and publications and should be committed to giving impetus to the development of research, postgraduate programmes, consultancy and the establishment of research teams as well as contributing to teaching at all levels. The appointee will be expected to develop links and strengthen working relationships with related departments across the university, as well as community and national organisations. A PhD in a relevant discipline is
The current salary range for a Professor is NZ$128,461 minimum per annum.
Enquiries of an academic nature can be made to Dr Kirsten Petrie, telephone +64 7 8384466 ext 6544 or email kpetrie@waikato.ac.nz
Closing date: 31 October 2013 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 330223
For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz

JOB&PHD: Massey University

Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise is currently seeking two qualified candidates to enrol in our PhD programme in the area of sport management or sport sociology, while also working as a part-time Assistant Lecturer to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate papers in the Sport Management and Coaching major. These positions offer a unique opportunity to complete a PhD programme while gaining valuable teaching experience.

These four-year fixed term positions include an annual salary of approximately $26,000 NZD as well as PhD tuition fees remuneration.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact potential PhD supervisors within the School of Sport and Exercise: Dr Andrea Eagleman (a.eagleman@massey.ac.nz), who specialises in sport communication and marketing; Dr Sarah Gee (s.gee@massey.ac.nz), who specialises in sport sociology; or A/Pro Andy Martin (a.j.martin@massey.ac.nz), who specialises in sport organisational management.

The full job description can be found at http://jobs.massey.ac.nz/PositionDetail.aspx?p=7929

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2013.

AWARD: Barbara Brown Student Paper

Submissions for the Barbara Brown Student Paper Award are due at the end of this week, September 15th. If you are planning to submit, or have a student planning to submit, please send those submissions directly to me at twalton1@kent.edu .

For more information, you can go to the NASSS website: http://www.nasss.org/grads/2013-barbara-brown-student-paper-award/

Also, for those who have submitted papers, please be certain that you have also become a member. You can do so here: http://www.nasss.org/membership/

Friday, September 06, 2013

CFP: Embodiment and Social Difference - Qualitative Inquiry

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Qualitative Inquiry on "Embodiment and Social Difference: A Tribute to Laurel Richardson"
Renowned sociologist and writer Laurel Richardson experiments with creative interdisciplinary qualitative inquiry, with a sensitivity to the lived experience of embodied social difference. Well known for her work on gender, Richardson’s recent book After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn focuses on issues of disability, aging, and ableism. In the spirit and practice of Laurel Richardson, we invite you to submit essays and research articles on the embodied axes of social difference—disability/ableism, gender/sexism, age/ageism, sexuality/heterosexism, race/racism, and the intersectionalities of these social experiences.
Papers, proposals, and queries should be sent to Ronald Berger (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, bergerr@uww.edu), Carla Corroto (Radford University, ccorroto@radford.edu), or Julie White (The Victoria Institute, julie.white@vu.edu.au).
The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is February 1, 2014.

CFP: Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain

Call for Papers
INTERSECT: Network for Neuro-Cultures Graduate Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 21-23, 2014

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain

Keynote Speaker
Jenell Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Director of the Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
In April 2013, President Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN Initiative as part of his administration’s commitment to supporting and encouraging groundbreaking projects in science and technology. Likened to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Initiative seeks to accelerate the “development and application of innovative technologies” so that “researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space” (http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/). The hope is that mapping out the entire activity of the human brain will inspire new understandings of complex neural processes, such as decision making and information processing and storage, as well as new methods for treating, curing, and preventing brain disease.
This large-scale initiative to develop new technologies for investigating how the brain changes and functions raises critical questions about agency, embodiment, gender, disability, bioethics and biopolitics, and other issues concerning identity and selfhood that are core areas of inquiry for the sciences and humanities alike. What are the sociopolitical, economic, technoscientific, and biochemical forces motivating studies, representations, and enactments of neural processes? In what ways can we historically situate the BRAIN Initiative in relation to past projects that have revolutionized popular and scientific discourses on brain dynamics? How can we reimagine and reconfigure the communities and tools that are granted access to the study of brain dynamics such that it remains a fruitful epistemological endeavor but expands its ethical, cultural, and historical consciousness?
Presentation topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Neuroplasticity and Neurodynamics
- (Epi)Genetics
- Cognitive Disability, Mental Illness, and Neuropharmaceuticals
- Memory, Perception, and Information Processing
- Affect and Emotion
- Agency, Free Will, and Determinism
- Neurotechnologies and Technoscience
- The Neurodisciplines (e.g., neurotheology, neuroethics, neuropolitics, neuroeconomics)
- Transdisciplinary Research Designs
We will be accepting submissions for individual papers, pre-formed panels, roundtables, posters, and alternative presentation formats. For individual paper or poster contributions, submit a 250-500 word abstract with title. For pre-formed panels, roundtables, or alternative presentation formats, please submit individual abstracts as well as a summary paragraph. Send all submissions to arpolk2@illinois.edu by October 15, 2013. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on November 15, 2013. For more information, visit our website at http://mml241.wix.com/neuro-cultures.