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University of North Carolina: Faculty Positions in the Organizational Behavior Area

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to fill one or more tenure-track, or tenured faculty positions in the Organizational Behavior area starting July 1, 2014. Successful candidates will have strong research skills and be expected to publish in top-tier academic journals. 

Positions require a Doctorate granted, or nearly completed, in the academic field identified, or in a related field. Hired candidates with a Doctorate can anticipate an initial appointment of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Hired candidates with a Doctorate nearly completed can anticipate an initial appointment of Instructor. 

The successful candidate will be both a productive researcher, and a creative and effective teacher capable of contributing to the School’s Undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Development Programs. 

Applicants may view the job posting and follow the application process to be considered at:http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/30477. Complete submissions should include the following: curriculum vitae, sample research papers, and example(s) of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, comments from students). Four letters of recommendation are needed and can be either submitted from the letter writer by electronic copy on official letterhead or by hard copy in the mail. Electronic copies on official letterhead can be emailed to OBRecruiting@kenan-flagler.unc.edu. Original materials should be addressed to Dr. David Hofmann, and mailed to: Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3490, McColl Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490, Attn: Organizational Behavior. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Indiana University: Tenure-Track Positions in Strategic Management, International Management, and OB/HRM

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Strategic Management, International Management, and Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management
Department of Management & Entrepreneurship
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University – Bloomington

The Management & Entrepreneurship Department at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business invites applications for tenure-track position appointments in the areas of strategic management, international management, and organizational behavior/human resource management. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants at other ranks may also be considered. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in the area of the appointment (i.e., strategic management, international management, or organizational behavior/human resource management) or in a related field. Additionally, applicants must have a strong research and teaching record in the area of the appointment, and preference will be given to applicants with strong secondary research and teaching interests in the entrepreneurship area. Research productivity is expected and supported.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/325. Applications must be received by October 1, 2013 to be assured of full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anderson School: Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior/HRM and Assistant Professor in Strategic Management

The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico has an opportunity to add two positions, one an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management and the other an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management to start in August 2014 pending budgetary approval.

The Anderson School is AACSB accredited. Its management programs enroll approximately 1000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. The School emphasizes collaborative student interaction, active adult learning, team experiences, and scholarship that draws upon a variety of methodologies and subject areas. New Mexico is an ethnically diverse state with a rich cultural heritage. The University of New Mexico seeks a diverse faculty who can contribute to the University’s mission and

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must: a) have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral student in the candidacy phase in Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, or Strategic Management or related fields by August 15, 2014; b) provide evidence or promise of a significant program of research and scholarship; c) teaching experience related to Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management or Strategic Management and/or in closely related fields.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A strong research record and research interests that are open to investigating academic questions that draw upon a variety of paradigms and methodologies;
  • Excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and in developing innovative learning methods;
  • Primary interest in teaching in organizational behavior, human resources management, or strategic management;
  • Compatibility with current departmental and interdisciplinary teaching and research needs; and
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in working with multicultural constituencies.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit:

1) a letter describing your interest in joining the Anderson School faculty and your qualifications for the position (see Minimum Qualifications and Preferences above);

2) a current vita;

3) evidence of research and teaching effectiveness including sample articles/publications and sample instructor evaluations; and

4) the contact information of at least three references – including phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses.

For best consideration, complete applications must be received by September 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. All applications will be taken online at http://unmjobs.unm.edu. For the Organizational Behavior/Human Resources position please refer to Posting No. 0817814. The Strategic Management position will be posted upon budgetary approval. If you need assistance with your application, please visit: http://hr.unm.edu/abouthr/unmjobs.php#2. For other inquiries, please contact Jaye Francis, Department Administrator, at (505) 277-8889 or francis@mgt.unm.edu.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

From Words to Networks – Information and Relation Extraction from Text Data and Network Analysis

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Jana Diesner, PhD, Assistant Professor at the iSchool/Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)


30.09.2013, 14:00 – 17:30
01.10.2013, 14:00 – 17:30
02.10.2013, 14:00 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 20

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


1. What is covered in the workshop? What will you learn?

This interdisciplinary workshop introduces you to selected fundamental theories, concepts, methods and applications for bringing together text analysis and network analysis. You will learn how to conduct data analysis at the nexus of these areas in an informed, systematic and efficient fashion, and how to:

  • Construct semantic networks and socio-technical networks from unstructured, natural language text data.
  • Visualize and analyze network data.
  • Interpret network analysis results.

Throughout the workshop, we will discuss practical applications from the academic, administrative and business domain. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to design and conduct research projects for scholarly and commercial use in these fields.

Semantic networks are structured representations of information and knowledge. Socio-technical networks represent interactions between social agents, infrastructures and information. The functioning and dynamics of these networks involve the continuous production, processing and flow of information. This information is often available as text data, and can serve as a single or complementary source of information about networks. Examples for data sources include news wire data, scientific information such as publications and patents, communication data such as conversations transcripts and emails, self-presentations such as mission statements and annual reports, and social media data such as tweets and wikis. Using text data to construct or enhance network data has been used to answer questions such as:

  • Who is talking to whom, and about what?
  • What are the mental models of individuals or groups about certain topics?
  • How do memes and innovations emerge and spread in society and online?
  • Who are the key entities in a network?
  • What benefits and risks result from an observed network structure for an organization and its wider context?

The main component of this workshop is to teach to you practical, hands-on skills in working with text analysis and network analysis tools. You will perform basic natural language processing techniques on the lexical, syntactic and semantic level including:

  • Pre-process texts with techniques such as reference resolution, stemming and parts of speech tagging.
  • Identify salient concepts and themes from single documents and entire text collections.
  • Create and apply codebooks, which are also known as dictionaries or thesauri.
  • Locate and classify entities that can serve as nodes for networks. We will move beyond the classic set of entity classes (people, organizations, locations) to also consider other classes that relevant for studying social processes and culture, e.g. tasks, resources and knowledge.
  • Relation Extraction, linking entities into edges based on various criteria.

You will also perform basic network analysis techniques, including:

  • Manipulate and visualize network data.
  • Compute basic network metrics on the graph and node level.
  • Identify meaningful groups and clusters of nodes.

Going from texts to networks involves some principles and strategies originating from computer science that are not only applicable to the task at hand, but to a wide range of problems. These principles and strategies are referred to as “Computational Thinking” – a basic skill like reading, writing and arithmetic that is crucial for solving problems and understanding human behavior across fields (Wing 2006). In this workshop, you are introduced to Computational Thinking and practice applying this way of thinking.

3. Who should attend?

This is an interdisciplinary and interactive workshop designed to benefit from the participation of attendants from different backgrounds. The material, exercises and mode of delivery are suitable for researchers and practitioners alike. No specific prior knowledge or computational skills are required. The delivery is driven towards forming an understanding of fundamental concepts and gaining hands-on experience with text analysis and network analysis methods and tools.

4. What to bring to the workshop?

Software: Prior to the workshop, we will send an email to confirmed participants with links to the software tools that we will use for the workshop. You are invited to bring a laptop to the workshop. If you cannot bring a laptop you will still fully benefit from the workshop as we screen-project all live walk-through exercises. At the workshop, we will provide you with a tutorial document and further learning resources.

Data: You can work with the sample data that we provide you with and/ or bring your own data. If you bring your own text data, we recommend a sample of not more than 20 text documents of less than two pages in length, and network data with not more than 200 nodes. The tools we use scale up to larger data sets, but large-scale data might not be practical for training purposes.

5. Readings

Prior to the workshop, we ask people to go read the following overviews on the concepts and methods addressed in the workshop (copies of both papers will be emailed to confirmed participants prior to the workshop):

  • Diesner, J., Carley, K. M. (2011): Semantic Networks. In G. Barnett (Ed), Encyclopedia of Social Networking, (pp. 595-598). Sage Publications.
  • Diesner, J., Carley, K. M. (2011): Words and Networks. In G. Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networking, (pp. 958-961). Sage Publications.

All further readings are optional:

The instructor is available for pointing participants to further readings in their areas of interest.

6. Information about the instructor

Jana Diesner is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool (a.k.a. Graduate School of Library and Information Science) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jana conducts research at the nexus of network science, natural language processing and machine learning. With her work, she aims to advance the understanding and computational analysis of the interplay and co-evolution of information and socio-technical networks. She develops and analyzes methods and technologies for extracting information about networks from text data and considering the substance of information for network analysis. In her empirical work, she studies networks from the business, science and geopolitical domain. She is particularly interested in covert information and covert networks. Jana obtained her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. She has taught the “Words to Networks” workshop 24 times before at various institutions, and also teaches courses on Social Computing, Network Analysis and Digital Humanities. For more information about Jana see http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~jdiesner/.

7. Questions?

Contact Jana with any questions about the workshop.

You have to register for the 7th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.

VHB-ProDok: Marketing & Management Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Methodologies (22-25 April 2013)

Date of event: 22 – 25 of Apri 2013

Location: Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich


Prof. Dr. Xueming Luo
James & Unice West Distinguished Professor
Department of Marketing
College of Business
The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Sascha Raithel
Assistant Professor
Institute for Market-based Management
Munich School of Management
Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich


Please send your registration by Email until 25 March 2013 to



SOEP2012 – Call for Papers

10th International German Socio- Economic Panel User Conference 2012 to be held in Berlin on June 28–29, 2012

The 10th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2012) will be held in Berlin on June 28–29, 2012.

In 1993, Richard V. Burkhauser and Gert G. Wagner launched the first in a series of bi-annual international SOEP conferences. They started on a very small scale and have grown over the last 20 years to become a major success in terms of the quality of papers, the number of submissions, and the level of participation. Today, SOEP User Conferences bring together respected scholars from around the world. SOEP currently has over 2,000 users in more than 44 countries and the user community is still growing. The SOEP2012 will mark the tenth anniversary of the International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference.

The event provides SOEP users an opportunity to present and discuss their work with fellow researchers who are familiar with the SOEP data. Scholars from all disciplines (economics, demography, geography, political sciences, public health, psychology, sociology, and others) who use the SOEP or the SOEP component of the Cross- National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We especially encourage sub- missions using the longitudinal features of SOEP, as well as those dealing with survey methodology or cross-national comparative analysis.

The SOEP2012 will begin on June 28, 2012 at DIW Berlin and the Hertie School of Governance, both located in the building Q 110 on Friedrichstrasse. The conference will continue on June 29 at the headquarters of Leibniz Association (WGL), where the closing session with the award ceremony, followed by a farewell dinner will also take place.

Keynote speakers
We are happy to announce as keynote speakers:
Shelly Lundberg, Professor of Economics at the University of Washington and Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Janet Gornick, Director of the Luxembourg In- come Study (LIS), and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Scientific committee
Jürgen Schupp and C. Katharina Spieß form the core scientific committee of the conference. Former SOEP Research Associate Nicolas Ziebarth, who has recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, will join the Scientific Committee in 2012 as a young scholar representing the longstanding relationship between SOEP and Cornell. We are pleased that Janet Gor- nick has also agreed to join the scientific committee.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2012
Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) to soep2012@diw.de no later than February 15, 2012. Notification as to whether pa- pers have been accepted will be given by April 6, 2012.

Shorter versions of selected conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 2013 [Schmollers Jahrbuch]) with the understanding that a full version of the paper may be submitted to another professional journal.

Award for best presentations
The Society of Friends of DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers and the best poster presented at the conference. The SOEP2012 scientific committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.

Financial support
We ask attendees to pay their own travel expenses. If this is not possible, partial reimbursement may be provided to presenters (one grant per paper) at the following rates, depending on which country they are traveling from: up to €125 (Germany), up to €500 (other countries in Europe), up to €750 (overseas).

Local organizers
Jürgen Schupp and C. Katharina Spieß
Christine Kurka (conference management)

If you have any further questions concerning the submissions of abstracts, please contact the local organizers at: soep2012@diw.de.