Research in Social Science and Disability Volume 16
Disability and the Future of Work(ers)
Editors: Fitore Hyseni, Lisa Schur, Doug Kruse, and Peter Blanck
Call for book chapters: Abstracts due October 15, 2023
Call for book chapters on the future of work for workers with disabilities in the U.S., exploring challenges and possibilities in the changing workplace and employment landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted long standing uncertainties and disparities, with low employment rates, precarious jobs, and limited protections for people with disabilities. Recent changes in the workplace, such as remote / alternative work assignments and emerging technologies, have shown promise to benefit and/or harm workers with disabilities. Changing employment policies may exacerbate inequality and/or enhance worker's bargaining power, promoting more inclusive employment and employer policies. We invite theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers using social scientific approaches to examine trends, challenges and opportunities in the workplace and employment landscape.
Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Abstracts should be 500-1000 words and submitted as Word documents or PDFs. Abstracts should be organized in the following sections: Purpose, Approach, Findings (anticipated findings are sufficient at this stage), and Implications. All papers should adhere to the stylistic requirements of Emerald Publishing: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/ebooks/author_guideli nes.htm The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 October 2023, and for complete chapter submission 15 April 2024. Send inquiries and abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings, everyone! I'm just sharing a job posting of possible interest to
those with an interest in aging studies. This is not my institution, so please
contact the department chair, Dr. Sarah Connolly (email@example.com)
with any questions.
The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Science and Health at
DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track
position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2024. The
successful candidate will be broadly trained in gerontology, aging studies,
and/or related fields.
The Department of Health Sciences currently serves over 500 undergraduate
students pursuing a B.S. degree with concentrations in 'Bioscience' or
'Public Health Studies'. We are developing a new Master's degree in
Gerontology and offer minors in 'Public Health Studies' and 'Bioethics and
Society'. Our faculty train students to address individual and community
health using a collaborative approach that combines natural and social
Applicants must have a strong commitment to education in a diverse
environment and an interest in contributing to a multidisciplinary
department, including building a new graduate program. Our faculty
collaborate with external partners and other units within the University,
including the Master's in Public Health Program and the Center for
Community Health Equity.
Teaching responsibilities will include graduate courses in topics relevant
to gerontology, core undergraduate courses in the department, and new
courses aligned with the candidate’s expertise. DePaul faculty teach 6
courses per year across 3 quarters and are eligible for a pre-tenure
research leave. Applicants are expected to develop an active and productive
research program including publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Service to
the department, college and university also is expected.
About the College
The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul,
enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in
mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science
and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health
sciences, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, and nursing. The
College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized,
accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded
in the values of St. Vincent de Paul. Our teaching and research advance
knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s
Lincoln Park campus.
About the University
With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s
twelfth largest private non-profit university. While the university is
large, the class size in the department typically does not exceed 40
students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of effectiveness or
potential as an instructor for a variety of courses or teaching
environments, ability to teach graduate-level courses, and a demonstrated
commitment to continued development as an educator.
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its
student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience
working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can
contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their
experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups
are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have:
· Doctoral degree or equivalent;
· Demonstrated record of or potential for excellence in teaching;
· Demonstrated record of or potential for productive scholarship.
A complete application should include the following:
· A cover letter addressing interest in the position;
· Curriculum vitae;
· Teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page);
· Research plan, including details for student involvement (1-2
· Diversity statement (1 page);
· Three letters from professional references
· Apply at
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and continue until
the position is filled.
For further questions about this position please contact the department
chair, Dr. Sarah Connolly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental
disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other
legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and
local EEO laws.
Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:
A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and
Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes
statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property
immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies
concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also
includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the
institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime
Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety
website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu
Title IX Statement:
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make
known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating
its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. At DePaul
University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz. Her office is
located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N.
Sheffield Avenue. She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background
check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will
undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be
required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time
of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois
DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a
child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be
abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act