Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Studies Program, Trinity College

The Urban Studies Program (URST) at Trinity College announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level focused on Sustainable Urban Development, with a comparative global perspective. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with some range of the following preferred qualifications and expertise: sustainable urban development and environmental policy, international comparative urban environmental policy, urban environmental health and policy, sustainable urban design, sustainable urban transportation and infrastructure, global climate change’s impacts in urban development, urban sustainability and environmental justice, or intersections between social and environmental movements and urban sustainability dynamics. Interests in urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics and data visualization applications to sustainable urban development will be considered, but are not required. The geographical regions of specialization are open, although primary research in regions other than North America is preferred; an international and comparative perspective on sustainable urban development and environmental policy is imperative.

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Job Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor, The Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

The Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford Ohio is posting the following position to begin in August 2017:

Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in leadership with a focus on teachers and grassroots or community-based strategies; may also be asked to teach graduate courses in school administration and/or organizational leadership, and other courses as needed.  The position also entails other professional service and participation in program administration.

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Metropolitics Call for Papers

On Our Own: Protecting and Developing Social Housing in the Trump Era

In response to a tense post-election moment in the US, the Metropolitics editorial committee has initiated Rapid-Response Peer Review, with a commitment to quickly reviewing and publishing articles that examine organizing and activism around crucial urban issues. Our second call was for papers related to housing policy. John Krinsky argues for a sustained public commitment to housing at the state and local level—a “progressive federalism”—in order to prevent the worsening of New York City’s current housing crisis. Joshua Akers profiles Detroit Eviction Defense, a coalition that has successfully combined a judicial strategy with direct protest. And Elora Raymond deploys unique research on the location of underwater mortgages to suggest that housing, not jobs, may hold the key to reigniting progressive politics in the Rust Belt.

Dissertation Fellowship Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES)

The Center for Engaged Scholarship is accepting applications from Ph.D students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation.

Learn more about the Dissertation Fellowship here.

2017 CRITICAL PAR INSTITUTE

Join us for OUR 7th Season of Critical PAR Institutes!
The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

Learn more here!

OPENING FOR A NEW IMAGINING AMERICA FACULTY DIRECTOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Greetings,

Today begins the national search for a new Imagining America Faculty Director at the University of California, Davis. As an Imagining America Campus Representative, we want to bring the position to your attention to build the strongest possible pool of candidates. Please forward the information below to your networks and encourage anyone you believe to be an excellent candidate to apply.

David Scobey and Lisa Lee, cc’ed here, are representing Imagining America’s National Advisory Board on the Search Committee, and would welcome follow-up conversation.

Many thanks,
Jamie Haft

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