Apply for the Community Engaged Research Institute at the UC Santa Cruz

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

Director of Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship


Please share with qualified candidates

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

Assistant/Associate Professor, Leadership in Education

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

Call for Papers for Community-Engaged Research

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.

Tenure-Track Position in Educational Administration at University of MA Boston

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.

Policy Review Document for Black Civil Rights Organizations

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

Request for Presenters at the John Dewey Democracy and Education Centennial Conference

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 (jerusha.conner@villanova.edu) with your name and a rough idea of what you might present by October 27th. Continue reading

Youth Hub and URBAN Boston Event

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

2016 Dale Prize Call for Nominations

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2016 Dale Prize. The Dale Prize pairs a scholar and a practitioner for dialogues on a focused planning topic, with a goal of linking theory and practice.  Awardees participate in a colloquium, visit classes, and meet with students and alumni.  A $5,000 honorarium accompanies each award.  Nominations are sought by December 4, 2015.

This topic for this year’s Dale Prize colloquium is Planning for Community Self Determination and Racial Justice.  The event will be held February 10-11, 2016 on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.  Please view the official page of the Dale Prize for more details.

Nomination procedures and background on the Dale Prize are available here