ERN Professional Announcements and Job Openings, 06/02/2005


June 03, 2005.  

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CON/TEXTS OF INVENTION * Conference and

Call For Papers

 

WATSON WYATT LLP * Economist

 

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN * Positions in

Finance & Economics

 

CARLETON UNIVERSITY * Visiting Professorship

 

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CON/TEXTS OF INVENTION

 

A working conference of the Society for Critical Exchange

 

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio

 

April 20-22, 2006

 

With support from the Center for Law, Technology,

and the Arts at Case Western Reserve University

School of Law; the History of Science Department

at Harvard University; the Washington College of

Law at American University; and the Morris Fishbein

Center for the History of Science and Medicine

at the University of Chicago

 

 

This conference interrogates the social and cultural

construction of invention - the diverse ways in which

invention has been conceptualized in the arts and sciences

in the broadest sense, including literature, the fine arts,

entertainment, the physical and life sciences, law,

economics, medicine, engineering, agriculture, education,

communications, computation, finance, and business.

Emphasis will be on the institutional cultures, rhetorics,

and histories of invention across these fields. In this way

the Society seeks to extend and deepen the inquiry of its

long-standing project on "Intellectual Property and the

Construction of Authorship". See:

 

www.cwru.edu/affil/sce/IPCA_main.html

 

Papers reflecting upon the impact of the "critique of

authorship" will thus be especially welcome. The conference

will include lectures and panel discussions; to facilitate

discussion, papers selected for panels will circulate in

advance of the conference.

 

 

TOPICS:

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

 

- the author as inventor

- the inventor as author

- imitation and originality

- psychologies of creativity

- pathologies such as writer's (or inventor's) block

- genius

- hack(ing)

- tradition and the individual talent, including the

anxiety of influence

- forgery

- crimes such as plagiarism and piracy

- the inventor as hero

- invention vs. discovery

- simultaneous discovery

- joint/collective invention

- useful and useless knowledge

- the idea/expression distinction

- invention vs. innovation

- material and social inputs to invention

- invention policy

- narratives of invention

- depictions of invention, including patent drawings

- invisible invention

- inventing organisms

- invention in rhetorical theory

- genre and invention

- invention and memory

- invention in popular and children's literature

- pedagogies of invention

- invention and self-help, including creativity

workshops and invention promotion services

- cross-cultural perspectives on invention

- invention and power

- imperialism and invention

- universities and invention

- rhetorics of entrepreneurship

- representations of collaboration

- corporate authorship/invention

- economies of invention

- legal incentives and disincentives

- private and public domains

- discourses of intellectual commons, including free

software and open source

- collage and sampling

- geographies of invention

- ethnography of invention

- gender and invention

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Please send paper abstracts (no full papers please), a CV

of no more than three pages, and any suggestions for panel

topics by October 5 to:

 

Email: MAILTO:dar29@case.edu

 

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:

 

Olufunmilayo Arewa, Law, Case Western Reserve University

Mario Biagioli, History of Science, Harvard University

Peter Jaszi, Law, American University

Adrian Johns, History of Science, University of Chicago

Martha Woodmansee, English and Law, Case Western Reserve

University

 

 

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WATSON WYATT LLP

 

Economist, Pensions & Benefits, Benefits Practice

Excellent package

 

 

Watson Wyatt is a global consulting firm focused on human

capital and financial management. We specialize in four

areas: employee benefits, human capital strategies,

investment, and insurance and financial services. We

combine human capital and financial expertise to deliver

business solutions that drive shareholder value.

 

Watson Wyatt's industry-leading research is the basis for

our innovative consulting tools, which allow us to identify

the best solutions for our clients. We seek to recruit an

economist to contribute to our research on pensions and

benefits. The economist will work closely with research

groups in the Benefits practice as well as our R&D and

Research Services teams both in the UK and globally. There

will be potential for career progression to Senior

Economist as the position develops.

 

 

KEY RESULT AREAS:

 

Research thoughtpieces and papers

- Writes and edits research thoughtpieces for clients.

 

Research coordination

- Coordinates aspects of Benefits Practice research,

including project management of high profile projects.

 

Benefits information and knowledge management

- Helps manage and develop our benefits information

and communicates new developments internally within the

firm.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

With an MSc, or ideally PhD, in economics or finance you

are likely to have some grounding in labour economics,

coupled with a good knowledge of pension issues and pension

economics. You have excellent econometric skills (including

panel data and time series) and a good current knowledge of

business information sources. You will also have experience

of Stata.

 

We seek an excellent presenter with the ability to

communicate information concisely and professionally. You

are a good team player, a lateral thinker, with a flexible

approach and possess good organisational skills. You are

familiar with working under pressure and to tight

deadlines.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

To apply please write to:

 

CONTACT: Simon Earnshaw

Email: MAILTO:simon.earnshaw@eu.watsonwyatt.com

 

www.watsonwyatt.com

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

 

Positions in Finance and Economics

 

 

Positions are available in Finance and Economics at the

University of Copenhagen. The Institute of Economics

invites applications by economists with distinguished

research records for the following positions:

 

- Professorship in Finance

- Assistant/Associate professor in Finance

- Professorship in Development Economics

- Fixed term professorship in Economics

 

Closing date: September 16, 2005

 

 

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE:

 

Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Institute of

Economics at the University of Copenhagen is a highly

research-oriented department within Denmark's premier

university. The Institute aims at being one of the leading

economics departments in continental Europe and offers

courses at Bachelor, Master's and PhD levels. The Institute

is well resourced and offers excellent faculty support

including conference funding, outstanding library

facilities and research assistance.

 

 

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

For further details and application information, please

see:

 

www.econ.ku.dk/Institute/jobs

 

 

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CARLETON UNIVERSITY

 

Department of Economics

 

Visiting Professorship

 

 

Applications are invited for a one-year Visiting

Professorship, subject to budgetary approval, to commence

in the 2005-2006 academic year. The rank and salary of this

position will be dependent upon the qualifications of the

successful candidate.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The position involves teaching 2.5 credits over the year (5

half courses) with some flexibility of subjects. We are

looking for candidates who already have tenure at their

home university and who have demonstrated excellence in

teaching. The position is ideally suited for an individual

who would like to spend a year in the National Capital

region with its rich cultural and recreational

possibilities. The location also provides unusual research

opportunities and the possibility for extended personal

interaction with researchers and policy makers at the Bank

of Canada, Department of Finance, Statistics Canada, CIDA,

HRDC, Foreign Affairs, and other institutions.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Applications should include the candidate's Curriculum

Vitae and teaching evaluations or other evidence of

teaching excellence. Applicants should also request that

one letter of reference be sent directly to the Chair of

the Appointments Committee. Applications should be

submitted by regular mail and not by electronic mail. The

competition will remain open until June 30, 2005 or until

the position has been filled.

 

Please send applications and reference letters to:

 

CONTACT: Chair, Appointments Committee

Department of Economics

Re: Visiting Professorship

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada, K1S 5B6

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The

applications of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to

equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples,

visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons

from these groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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