The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recruiting an Associate Director in order to deepen the impact and catalyze the growth of this cutting edge center dedicated to producing research to inform building healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable communities and regions in California and beyond. (http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu)
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The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, an interdisciplinary academic department undertaking socially minded teaching, research, and action, will hire an Assistant Professor to begin in Fall semester, 2016. Please see the full posting here.
Community Engaged Research Institute (CERI)
June 26 – 30, 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz
Please join UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), Everett Program, Center for Labor Studies, and The Blum Center for a four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute.
We will introduce graduate students, early career scholars, and community members to the foundations, ethics, methods, tools and democratic aspects of collaborative research.
Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, participants will develop skills and knowledge to begin engaging in equity-oriented community-based collaborative research. All sessions will be facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based).
The Institute will be highly participatory, rooted in case studies, and work with community partners. Continue reading
APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED
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Harvard College is currently seeking applications for the newly established Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship position. This position will assume primary responsibility for the implementation of an exciting new initiative connecting public service to academic coursework at Harvard College. Continue reading
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies in the Leadership in Education Department to begin September 1, 2016. The successful candidate’s research and teaching expertise will be in pre-K to 12 urban education in leadership or policy studies, with a specialization in the ways race, class, gender, ability, and language intersect with leadership and/or policy related to urban schools. Continue reading
The Community Research and Development Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems has a special call for papers co-authored with community partners. Spread the word to your colleagues and consider submitting a paper for this award. Additionally, help us advertise our student paper competition award. You can find descriptions for both the Community Partner Paper Award and Student Paper Competition Award here: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1703
Here is the link for SSSP’s 2016 Call for Papers:
Finally, please do remember to send any updates, announcements, work, or accomplishments to our Newsletter Editor, Rahim. You can email him at SSSP_community_research@yahoo.com.
A new tenure-track position in Educational Administration os open at the University of MA Boston.
Please share this opportunity with any recent doctoral graduates, K-12 school leaders or new faculty who might be interested.
A request from Dr. J. Philip Thompson of MIT for critique, recommendations, and contributions to a policy review he is crafting, which aims to identify commonalities and differences in policy positions amongst Black organizations and to stimulate conversations that may develop into a unified agenda as we move into the 2016 election year. Continue reading
Democracy and Education Centennial Conference
The John Dewey Democracy and Education Centennial Conference will take place just before the AERA 2016 meeting in Washington DC — April 7-8, 2016 at the Thurgood Marshall Center. The John Dewey Society is very interested in having scholars from URBAN participate in the Centennial conference. If you are interested in presenting or putting together an URBAN session (panel, symposium, something more creative, etc.), please email Jerusha Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and a rough idea of what you might present by October 27th. Continue reading
Join us to learn about how Youth Hub is engaging youth to improve local youth employment outcomes!
URBAN Boston and Youth Hub in Dorchester invite you to learn more about participatory action research in Boston communities!
Youth Hub utilizes a youth-led participatory action research and innovation model in Codman Square, Dorchester, to identify challenges and opportunities, implement interventions, and measure results related to youth employment. Come for an interactive evening of learning, discussing, and experiencing the work of Youth Hub in Codman Square and its potential application to other neighborhoods. Continue reading