We proudly present the December 2015 issue of the NARSCNews. This December 2015 edition of the newsletter contains a thought piece on Tobler’s Law from Mark Partridge along with. In addition 2015 award winners are announced. We continue to extend our congratulations to Rachel Franklin, Alan Murray, and Alessandra Faggian on their accomplishments.
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Urban Modelling, Spatial Economics and Regional Science in the Faculty of Architecture, to commence as soon as possible for three years.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in urban and regional economics, transportation, regional science, urban studies/urban planning, human geography or GIS and a track record in the following: cited publications in urban and regional econometrics, transportation modelling; advanced skills in GIS, spatial visualization and statistical analysis; and experience in co-authoring and managing competitive research grants. Evidence of an ability to apply urban science techniques to network connectivity and spatial economic analysis would be an advantage. This position is based in the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning under the HKUrbanLab. The appointee will report directly to the Dean of the Faculty. He/She is expected to work on developing an investment analytics tool to analyze Eurasian spatial economy, and applying urban science techniques such as network modeling to simulate economic growth potential of possible changes in infrastructure connectivity. He/She is also expected to start new projects on the basis of new funding.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to email@example.com. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes April 25, 2016.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
The Opportunity: Atlantic County Economic Development Corporation (“ACEDC”) is searching for an Executive Director. He or she will manage and lead Atlantic County’s economic development efforts to achieve the county’s economic aspirations and guide incentives to retain and attract businesses. Atlantic County is rich in existing and new business opportunities; a visionary will be able to attain career success and achieve professional recognition for realizing regional economic development and growth.
Salary & Benefits: Salary and benefits negotiable predicated on experience and demonstrated success.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: ACEDC is seeking an Executive Director to build, shape, develop and execute the county’s new “ground-up” ED program; implement its newly developed strategic plan (see here); and build Atlantic County, New Jersey into a premier business destination in the Northeast United States. The ideal candidate will have 5 – 7 years of sales/marketing experience in an ED organization. The position requires strong leadership, communications and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with local business leaders, community groups and development agencies, planning and zoning boards, regulatory agencies and government officials.
This Executive Director needs to be results-oriented, decisive, articulate, creative, tech savvy and aggressive. The individual chosen will reside in and take an integral leadership role in Atlantic County, and must have the will to take ongoing action to get the job done. The right candidate will need to be confident in his or her marketing and sales skills, respectful, organized, charismatic and a good listener. He or she will need to be outgoing and a spokesperson on business development issues.
The Executive Director will be responsible for planning, administration and operations of programs; developing and managing staff; and business and public affairs. In concert with ACEDC, the Executive Director will establish an economic development vision and determine what Atlantic County will be known for in the future. As a key player in all negotiations and marketing, the Executive Director should be a relationship builder and deal closer. The Executive Director will be directly and immediately responsible for recruiting public and private investors in support of Corporation activities, and identifying and securing resources from public, private and non-profit sources.
The Region: Over 275,000 people call Atlantic County home. The county is a popular tourist destination with some of the best beaches on the East Coast, and is known for its specialty agriculture, including blueberries, vegetables and shell fish. The county is home to two higher education institutions, Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College. These institutions help to train the future workforce and prepare them for innovative careers.
Strategically, the county has a number of leverageable assets, including: airport and airspace opportunities, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and UAV testing sites, other federal programs and facilities, Stockton University & Atlantic Cape Community College, Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park, proximity to major markets, development and redevelopment repurposing opportunities, affordable home prices, available workforce global connectivity, etc.
Based on these assets, as well as the fusion of innovation and historic industries, the county has a number of target industries such as tourism, hospitality, avionics, aerospace and aircraft maintenance, entrepreneurial business centers, specialty manufacturing, etc. Moving into the next decade, Atlantic County is poised to build on its historic roots and branch out as a leader in technology.
Atlantic County Economic Development Corporation: The ACEDC is a newly created 501(c) 3 economic development corporation located in Atlantic County, NJ. This organization is looking for an accomplished professional to make a difference in the county and to lead the county into the forefront of economic development opportunities as outlined in its recently completed strategic plan.
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Send resume, cover letter with compensation requirements and references to: Ms. Brett Matik, Search Committee Chairperson,ACEDAsearch@acbiz.org .
Deadline for submissions: April 22, 2016.
Institute for Social Science Research
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: Research Methodologist
Appointment: Academic Year (9-month), renewable term appointment
Earliest appointment: September 1, 2016
Application: Review of applications begins March 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled
The Position: The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for qualified candidates to serve as our Research Methodologist. The primary job responsibilities are developing and leading programs to support methodological skills and tools for social scientists. The Research Methodologist is expected to conduct innovative social science research, provide direct research and methodological advising to other researchers at UMass-Amherst, offer periodic instructional workshops on topics of broad interest to social science researchers, and manage and supervise a small team of graduate research consultants. The Research Methodologist will also work closely with the ISSR Director and staff to help design new initiatives to advance the service and research mission of the Institute. The successful candidate will pursue her or his own research interests, actively pursue externally funded research opportunities, and collaborate on interdisciplinary research with others in the UMass research community.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree in a social science discipline such as sociology, political science, economics, and psychology, or related fields like public policy, planning or public health. The candidate must have a deep background in quantitative social science methods and analytical techniques; strong organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills; experience mentoring and instructing others in research methods; and a genuine interest in collaboration and in facilitating research projects by students and colleagues.
This is a non-tenure track position, but with considerable promise for advancement. The initial appointment will be for two years with possibility for renewal contingent on performance and success in procuring external funding.
Setting: ISSR is a young initiative at UMass, and the Research Methodologist will have the opportunity to support the development of the Institute and its programs. The mission of the Institute is to promote excellence in social science research. We approach that goal with a variety of programs that are designed to: 1) support the development of methodological skills and tools for social scientists, 2) advance the meaningful participation of social scientists in interdisciplinary collaboration, 3) assist in the development of proposals and administration of funded research projects, and 4) promote the visibility of cutting-edge social science research.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system and is part of the Five-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities. We are two hours from Boston and three hours from New York City.
To Apply: Applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=68995. Applications must include: 1) cover letter describing interest in this position and funded research plans, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) short writing sample, such as a published article or research grant proposal; Interview Exchange accepts these as uploads. In addition, three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with your research and mentoring capabilities must be submitted via email or U.S. mail to Karen Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Attn: Research Methodologist Search, ISSR, 108 Bartlett Hall, University of Massachusetts, 130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003.
For further information on ISSR, visit our website: www.umass.edu/issr. Please direct questions to Dr. Henry Renski (email@example.com).
The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity, including mentoring programs for faculty. The College and Institute are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.
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Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Sixteenth Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, administered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI). This Fellowship, in support of thesis research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field. Regional Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the theory and method of urban and regional phenomena. Regional Scientists apply theoretical and empirical frameworks and methods of the social and other sciences, as well as develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and policy.
Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.
The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Laurie A. Schintler, and received by April 15, 2016. (Although the normal application deadline is February 15, in 2016 the application deadline was extended.)
An application consists of the following materials:
1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.
2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the thesis research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12 point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.
3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
In addition, the thesis supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Laurie A. Schintler. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the thesis supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.
Applications should be emailed to Professor Laurie A. Schintler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be sent to her at email@example.com. For information about NARSC, go to www.narsc.org/newsite/. For information about RSAI, go to www.rsai.org.
May 13, 2015
Revised, January 25, 2016
Assistant Professor for Public Sector/Local Government Financial Planning University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
The University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension is looking an assistant professor in local government finance. The person filling the position is expected to conduct applied research in local government finance and work with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center in conducting outreach educational programs. The position is tenure tract with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison.
Assistant Professor for Public Sector/Local Government Financial Planning Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
|Ph.D. required in Urban Planning, Administration, or related area.|
|Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:|
|Teaching experience in non-formal and formal settings and scholarly research required.|
Principal duties: Successful candidate for this tenure track faculty position will be expected to develop and lead a statewide Extension program of research and teaching in the area of public sector financial planning, fiscal impacts of development, and local government budgeting. This is a UW-Madison faculty position with a tenure home in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The successful candidate will be expected to establish partnerships and relationships for identifying and conducting applied research as a foundation for long-term programming with UW-Extension. Areas of interest include local government finance associated with a breadth of planning and community development issues which could include sustainable development of the built environment, downtown revitalization, gentrification and displacement, public health initiatives, community food systems, and civic engagement through public-private partnerships, among others. Scholarly research is expected and should lead to a record of excellence which will meet the University of Wisconsin-Madison guidelines for achieving tenure . Professional, university, and UW-Extension service is required.
University of Idaho – Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Human or Physical Dimensions of Climate Change
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Ph.D. required) with research focus on quantitative approaches to either human or physical aspects of climate change. This hire will further contribute expertise to transdisciplinary research at the University of Idaho in climate change science, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. Relevant theme areas would include (but are not limited to) climate change impacts to water, energy and food resources, or human health; societal adaptation to climate change impacts; mitigation of future climate change. The position will have responsibilities in research, teaching, service, and undergraduate and graduate advising.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic department with GIS Certificate, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs and department research expenditures over $1M per year. The new hire will is encouraged to contribute to an active community of transdisciplinary climate-related research at the University of Idaho. Our location in the small town of Moscow, Idaho, in the beautiful Inland Northwest provides for high quality of life and was recently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the U.S. Washington State University is eight miles away and provides additional opportunities for collaboration.
Review of applications for this position will begin on January 6, 2016. For more detail on required and desired qualifications and procedures for application, please see: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/11655. For questions, please contact Search Chair Dr. John Abatzoglou(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spatial Econometrics Association annual conference, Rome 13-15 June 2016
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPER
The 10th Annual Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association will be held in Rome from June 13th to June 15th at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. All details can be found at the website of the Association or directly at the website of the Conference at:
Special features of the conference this year:
- Two special “Decennial” lectures by Jean Paelinck and Luc Anselin
- Two invited speakers: Dan Griffith and second name to be confirmed
- A special issue of the journal “Econometrics” (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/econometrics)
- A round table on software for spatial econometrics with R, STATA, GeoDa and SAS
- The first meeting of the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute Alumni on June 12nd
- A crash introductory 2-days course on Spatial Econometrics and application in R will be held on June 10th and 11th
The deadline for submitting an abstract is April, 16th 2016
Notification of acceptance will be sent by April, 30th, 2016
The deadline for the Early Bird registration is May 14th, 2016
Let me point out the fact that, due to the coincidence with the Jubilee in Rome, it is important to book the hotel well in advance. The website reports a large number of alternative accommodations.
Immediately before the conference there will be the 9th edition of the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute starting from May 16th and finishing on June 10th.
The deadline for applying to the summer school is February 20th, 2016 (applications at www.spatialeconometricsassociation.org )
Notification of acceptance will be sent by March, 1st, 2016
The University of Toledo Intermodal Transportation Institute
Applications and nominations are sought for the position of Director of the University of Toledo’s Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI). The Intermodal Transportation Institute, established in 2004, is an interdisciplinary Institute developed to promote and coordinate UT’s research, education and community engagement relating to transportation and to serve as a portal for external constituencies to access UT’s transportation-related talent and resources. The ITI has a broad agenda of interdisciplinary activities relating to the full spectrum of transportation-related topics of academic interest and of interest to the local community. These include supply chain management and business logistics, the design and planning of intermodal transportation systems, transportation data resources, transportation infrastructure improvements, alternative energy sources for transportation, and land-use planning and transportation needs projections. In addition to research activities, the Institute organizes events and seminars to advance understanding of transportation research in Northwest Ohio and the Great Lakes Region.
The Institute is overseen by a governing board chaired by the Vice President for Government Relations that includes the deans of the colleges of Business and Innovation, Engineering, Language Literature and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Institute is also supported by an external Advisory Board composed of local business and government leaders.
Applications and nominations are encouraged for exceptional candidates who may come from either an academic or non-academic background. Depending upon the academic qualifications of the successful candidate, the position may carry academic rank in an appropriate department. The Director will be expected to generate external funding to support the Institute, develop external funding opportunities for other faculty members, coordinate research activities with other universities and governmental agencies, and organize and lead proposal development activities. The successful candidate will be recognized on and off campus as a leader in transportation and should bring the following qualifications:
- A record of high quality transportation-related research publications.
- A record of winning and directing funded transportation related research projects.
- A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a discipline related to transportation or at least five years of senior-level administrative experience in a non-academic transportation related organization such as industry or a federal or state agency.
- Demonstrated experience in working on interdisciplinary transportation- related research projects.
- A record of working with external constituencies, including transportation-related businesses, universities, and other community leaders.
- A thorough knowledge of current issues and trends relating to transportation as well as federal initiatives and funding underway relating to transportation.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate support for the Institute both across the University and from outside the University.
- A passion for transportation that can motivate students, faculty and others.
This is a full-time 12 month position that includes summer support and an administrative stipend. If the Director has academic rank, he or she will maintain a portion of his or her duties and responsibilities to the Director’s home department including some teaching and graduate program responsibilities.
Letters of nomination should be submitted no later than Friday, January 29, 2016. Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their interest and qualifications for the position along with a current curriculum vita and the names, titles and contact information for three references (who will be contacted after approval of the candidate) no later than Monday, February 15, 2016. Application packets and letters or nominations should be sent to https://jobs.utoledo.edu. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Neil Reid, Ph.D., Department of Geography & Planning, MS 140, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA. Neil.email@example.com.
The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.