June 2016 Issue of the NARSC Newsletter

We proudly present the June 2016 issue of the NARSCNews. This June 2016 edition of the newsletter celebrates 50 years of the Regional Research Institute.  In addition there is an announcement for AERUS 2016  and profiles for recent publications in the regional science community.

Any questions or comments concerning the newsletter can be directed to the editors, Liz Mack or Ran Wei.

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Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Seventeenth 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 dissertation 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 2017-2018 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Elena Irwin, and received by February 15, 2017.

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 dissertation 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 dissertation 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 Elena Irwin. 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 dissertation 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 Elena Irwin at irwin.78@osu.edu. Questions may also be sent to her at irwin.78@osu.edu. For information about NARSC, go to www.narsc.org/newsite/. For information about RSAI, go to www.regionalscience.org/.

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Last revised, November 18, 2016

Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas- Tenure Track (2 of 2)

The Department of Economics seeks applications to fill one tenure-track position at its campus in Aguascalientes starting August 2017. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in economics or agricultural and resource economics from an accredited institution by August 2017. Candidates are expected to provide evidence of potential to develop an outstanding record of scholarly research in Environmental Economics. Having the capacity to teach econometrics at the Master level is a plus.

The Department, with its two campuses, is the leading Mexican research institution in applied economics. A Master of Science in Environmental Economics started in Fall 2014. The campus Region Centro, where the position is based, offers excellent collaborative opportunities in research with colleagues in the other CIDE departments. Candidates are expected to provide quality teaching at the undergraduate and Master levels. Expected teaching load is two courses per year.

Knowledge of Spanish is not required, but we expect successful applicants to be able to teach in Spanish within two years following the appointment.

Candidates should include in their cover letter a brief statement of why they are interested in joining the faculty at CIDE. Candidates that do not include this statement will not be considered.

For questions email: alejandro.lopez@cide.edu



Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas- Tenure Track

The Department of Economics seeks applications to fill one tenure-track position at its campus in Mexico City starting August 2017. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in economics from an accredited institution by August 2017. Candidates are expected to provide evidence of potential to develop an outstanding record of scholarly research in Macroeconomics. We are particularly interested in candidates working in applied macroeconomics (including macroeconometrics).

The Department offers undergraduate and MSc programs in economics. Candidates are expected to provide quality teaching in Macroeconomics at these levels. Expected teaching load is two courses per year.

Knowledge of Spanish is not required, but we expect successful applicants to be able to teach in Spanish within two years following the appointment.

Candidates should include in their cover letter a brief statement of why they are interested in joining the faculty at CIDE. Candidates that do not include this statement will not be considered.


Portland State- Two Tenure Track Positions

The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning seeks two tenure-track faculty at the assistant or associate level. We are looking for colleagues who will contribute to PSU’s mission of “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” and our School’s mission: “to assist in the development of healthy communities through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, research and public service. Faculty and students engage the intellectual, policy and practice aspects of urban studies and planning from the local to the international levels and actively participate in the analysis, development and dissemination of the innovations for which Portland and the Northwest are known.” We seek colleagues who will engage with communities in scholarship and teaching to effect positive change, including improving social equity and justice, who will enthusiastically contribute to strengthening our academic programs and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following topical areas:

  • Energy & climate change, including behavioral and socio-cultural dimensions
  • Natural disaster and community resilience
  • Environmental justice, including a focus on political organizing and social movements
  • Smart cities, including a focus on behavior, policy, planning, and/or equity
  • Regional land use planning

Reflecting our interdisciplinary school, we welcome scholars studying these issues in urban and rapidly urbanizing contexts, including in Global South and transnational contexts, through a broad range of conceptual frameworks, and using a variety of research methods, including ‘big data’ approaches, ethnography, or community-based participatory research. Candidates should state their substantive areas of expertise along with their disciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches and their primary research methods as they describe their scholarly agenda in the cover letter.

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning offers five degrees: the B.A./B.S. in Community Development, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, the Master of Real Estate Development and the Master and Ph.D. in Urban Studies, along with graduate certificates in Energy Policy and Management, Transportation, Real Estate Development, Applied Social Demography, Urban Design, and Sustainable Food Systems.  Portland State University is a nationally acclaimed leader in community-based learning. Faculty work closely with several research and service units in the School and College, including the Center for Urban Studies (including Community Environmental Services and Planning Oregon), the Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, the Population Research Center, and the Institute on Aging.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach conventional, hybrid and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise graduate students, pursue an active research agenda, and obtain external funding.  Candidates should consider how they could contribute to the growth and continued improvement of our School, especially in the following strategic areas:

  • Community Development undergraduate program
  • Graduate certificates and Masters in Urban Studies
  • Campus-wide efforts related to sustainability, energy, climate change, and smart cities, including proposals for external funding
  • New degree program(s) related to resilience and disasters
  • Planning practice and research in the region and state
  • Research funding for Ph.D. students
  • On-line course offerings

Please note that the School is also conducting a search for a non-tenure track assistant professor. A single search committee will lead the search for all three positions. We will be reviewing candidates for all three positions simultaneously, with the aim of finding three colleagues who collectively will fill current and anticipated gaps. Candidates who want to be considered for the non-tenure track position, must apply to it separately.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in urban studies, urban and regional planning, community development, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, gender studies, ethnic studies, environmental or social psychology, or another related discipline, or be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. prior to appointment.  Candidates for associate professor who have tenure at their current institution may be considered for tenure as part of the review and hiring process.

The review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and the positions will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Connie Ozawa, Search Committee Chair, at ozawac@pdx.edu.  Applications, consisting of a letter of interest, a c.v., one writing sample, and contact information for three references, should be submitted through the PSU Human Resources website: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/ The letter of interest should cover the applicant’s research and teaching interests, as well as how you will contribute to our School.

The appointment is scheduled to begin September 16, 2017.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. In keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, we encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates especially those who are excellent at working cross-culturally or with diverse groups (students and publics). We recognize that diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the community.

Director of Public Policy Program- Position Opening

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications from outstanding senior scholars to serve as Director of the Public Policy Program, and interdisciplinary Ph.D. granting program that draws upon faculty and resources from three colleges.  The term of the position begins on July 1, 2017.  The Program Director reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the tenure home for the Director will be in a department in the College that is affiliated with the Public Policy Program.

See attached: DirectorPublicPolicyUNCC

University of North Texas- Faculty Position

University of North Texas

College of Arts and Sciences


Associate Professor/ Professor


JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111457125

Date Posted: 11/15/2016

Position Title/Short Description

Title: Associate Professor/ Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Denton, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: R1 — General Regional Economics

applied regional development, regional theory, urban development, transportation, energy economics, spatial modeling or spatial econometrics.

Salary Range: Competitive


Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics at the University of North Texas invites applicants for an associate professor/ professor position in Economics beginning in Fall 2017. Desired fields are in applied regional development, regional theory, urban development, transportation, energy economics, spatial modeling or spatial econometrics. Applicants must have a desire for research and a proven funding record. The person hired will be an associate director of the Economic Research Group. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and degree held. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Carroll, Department of Economics, michael.carroll@unt.edu, 940-565-4049. The University of North Texas, located in Denton, Texas (in the Dallas – Fort Worth area) has an enrollment of over 38,000 students.

Applicants must apply on-line at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu, and submit the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative describing scholarly research, and a list of names and contact Information of three (3) references. (Letters of reference may be requested after initial review of candidates.) Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Application Requirements

  • Letters of Reference Link
  • External Application Link

Application deadline: 01/31/2017

Bucknell University- Tenure Track Position

The Department of economics at Bucknell University invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position in public or urban/regional economics to begin in August 2017. Exceptional non-entry candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will teach courses in public economics, economics principles, and elective courses related to public economics and/or urban and regional economics depending upon each candidate’s areas of interest and expertise. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to academic excellence and diversity. Candidates are expected to have a PhD or advanced ABD by start date.

Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio, a scholarly statement and a sample of recent scholarship, a diversity statement, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The teaching portfolio should include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and student evaluations (if available). The diversity statement should reflect the candidate’s awareness of the challenges facing the many student groups traditionally under-represented in higher education and discuss strategies for addressing these challenges. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/38114 Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until November 30, 2016.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. The Department of Economics has 17 full-time faculty members and about 140 economics BA and BS majors each year. Located in Lewisburg Borough in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/ryb6b7gptk

Assistant Professor of Geography, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Geography with expertise in one of the following areas at the intra-urban/suburban scale: (1) population and immigration, (2) ethnicity and race, and/or (3) health geography. The position will begin August 2017. Required qualifications include: (1) PhD in Geography or related field; (2) the ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program; (3) the ability to contribute to undergraduate and graduate programming consistent with departmental needs; (4) ability to contribute to the department’s interdisciplinary teaching and research missions. Because we embrace diversity, evidence of cultural competency is highly desired. We encourage applications from candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to learning across difference, active student support and academic excellence. UNC Charlotte is an AA/EOE and ADVANCE institution. Applications from minorities, women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. A full description of the position and application details can be found at http://jobs.uncc.edu.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Harrison Campbell at 704-687-5997 or hscampbe@uncc.edu or view our department website at http://www.geoearth.uncc.edu/.

University of Hawaii – professorship in Housing Policy and Affordability in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Associate or Full Professor

The University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a distinguished professorship in Housing Policy and Affordability in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning (DURP) (.75 FTE) and the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) (.25 FTE), both of which are housed in College of Social Sciences with tenure based in DURP. The opening is at the Associate or Full Professor rank, full-time, 9-month, permanent, tenure track, beginning August 1, 2017, contingent on position clearance and availability of funds.


·         Teach undergraduate and graduate courses on housing policy and planning in DURP.

·         Supervise and mentor MA and PhD students, publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in areas of expertise, and provide service to the department, research unit, and the university.

·         As the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) Chair in Housing Policy and Affordability, develop a research agenda in the area of housing policy with a focus on affordability and needs.

·         Seek extramural funding to support this research agenda. Deliver research results and policy implications for Hawaii to stakeholders, the broader community, policy makers and planners through targeted consultation and outreach consistent with the DURP and UHERO missions.

To apply: Visit http://uhero.hawaii.edu/168/ for the full job advertisement and application instructions.

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