Urban Studies Foundation*
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Applications are invited for an early career Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to undertake up to 3 years dedicated Urban Studies research, following a programme of research designed and executed by the Fellow at any eligible institution of higher education across the globe. This programme would be expected to involve original empirical inquiry, methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, set within a detailed knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation is that a Fellow will publish outputs from this research in the international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as seeking additional research grant funding, and taking seriously possibilities for achieving ‘impact’ beyond the academy.
Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the preceding 5 years; they must normally be prepared to move from their present place of academic employment/activity to another one elsewhere1; and they must be demonstrably involved in Urban Studies research, with a credible programme of future Urban Studies research and scholarship.
Requirements: Applicants must have developed their application in close association with a mentor from the potential ‘host’ institution, and the application form requires input from the applicant, the mentor and the host institution.
Terms: The Urban Studies Foundation will undertake to pay an annual award to the host institution of successful applicants, which should meet both the salary agreed between the applicant and the host institution and additional research expenses.
Submission: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to Ruth Harkin at email@example.com, no later than 14th June, 2013. The application must include:
• Completed application form: a WORD version of this application form will be available on the USF website, containing a number of fields to be completed by the applicant, by the mentor and by the proposed host institution.
• Outline of proposed programme of Urban Studies research to be undertaken by the Fellow: the last part of the application form is given over to up to 5 pages for the applicant to elaborate on their contribution/commitment to Urban Studies, and to provide details of their proposed research programme
• 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
• Copy of PhD award letter or some equivalent document that can confirm the veracity and date of the applicant’s PhD award
• Two academic references: it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their two referees (at least one of whom should have acted as their PhD supervisor) send their references directly to the above e-mail addresses by the specified deadline of 14th June, 2013.
Further particulars and the application form are available to download at the Urban Studies Foundation website at: www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org.
1 The one key exception here is that the applicant cannot currently be a salaried employee of the University of Glasgow or be applying to hold a Fellowship at the University of Glasgow.
*Urban Studies Foundation is a charity registered in Scotland, Reference SC039937
The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) is accepting applications for 2 PhD scholarships for 3 years, for classes starting September 2013. The yearly amount of the stipend is 15.000€. The scholarships are funded by the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and the University of Barcelona (UB).
We are looking for students who have graduated after 2009 and who aim at enrolling on the PhD program
in Economics (University of Barcelona). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed
by summer 2013 and fulfill the admission requirements of the PhD program in Economics, University of
Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/phd-in-economics/). A very good academic record and good
English are also required for the position.
The successful candidates will develop their research under the supervision of IEB researchers belonging
to the Research Programs “Fiscal Federalism”, “Cities and Innovation” and “Infrastructure and Transport”
(www.ieb.ub.edu). We expect candidates to be interested in the research topics covered by these
programs: Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Economics of Taxation, Public Economics, Urban
Economics, Economics of Innovation, Economics of Infrastructures and Transport Economics. Successful
candidates will have teaching duties in applied economics at either undergraduate or graduate level within
the department of Public Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business (UB).
Only complete applications will be considered. Candidates must provide the following attachments:
1. Academic transcript
2. Statement of purpose
3. Curriculum vitae
4. 2 letters of reference
Applications should be submitted to the following address before May 30th (at the latest) to
firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the title of the message ‘Application to PhD Scholarship’. You will be
informed of the committee’s decision by the end of the second week of June.
Lecturer in Transportation Planning
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
College of Social Sciences, School of Social and Political Sciences
Funded for 3 years
The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.
The Urban Studies subject area in the university is seeking outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to contribute to teaching and research in urban transportation planning. Urban Studies in Glasgow is widely recognised as a world-leading centre for innovative, interdisciplinary urban research with significant impact. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2013.
Applicants must demonstrate expertise and a strong commitment to undertake research in the theory, practice, methods and applications in transportation planning, and should be familiar with urban transportation modelling and/or policy analysis, and have a demonstrable interest in one or more of the following areas: socially-just, smart/intelligent, active and sustainable transportation systems. Attractive candidates would have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, presentations in international academic conferences, research funding, and teaching experience, or show great potential to excel in these areas.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a minimum of 2 years’ research experience at postdoctoral level or equivalent research profile (and expect PhD conferral by September 2013), in terms of publications and presentations, in the fields of urban studies, planning, geography, management, public administration, economics, or a related field.
For further information and to apply, please visit:
Closing date: 12 May 2013.
Interview date: 30 May 2013
Morgan State University seeks an Assistant Professor to teach courses in Geography to undergraduate students. Area of specialization is open. Teaching experience, potential for scholarship, and ability to develop the undergraduate minor in geography are all desirable. Ph.D. in Geography at time of hire is required. For best consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2013 and should include a letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, and an unofficial transcript and should be sent to:
Dr. Annette Palmer,Chairperson, Department of History and Geography, Holmes Hall 326, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251
Morgan State University, a Ph.D. granting HBCU, is an EE/OO employer.
NARSC would like to extend its congratulations to Professor Luc Anselin of Arizona State University in being awarded The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) 2013 Research Award.
The Research Award is given to the creator(s) of a particularly outstanding research contribution to geographic information science. The main criterion for choosing the awardee(s) is impact of the research achievement on the theory and/or practice of GIScience, or on research using GIS, or on geographic information technology.
Luc Anselin, the Walter Isard Chair and Director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University (ASU), is one of the world’s leading scholars in spatial econometrics. Amongst a stream of influential articles, his book “Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Models” first published 20 years ago has been cited over 6,000 times. Almost single-handedly he has blazed the path of spatial econometrics through a succession of highly cited articles which deal with both theory and method and with relevant and timely applications to public policy such as crime, health care, pollution, economic development, and demography. Not only have his writings had made a major impact on the geographical sciences, the research groups which he has built up from his time at Santa Barbara to his current position in ASU have sustained this impact and have focused his research on the very best blend of theory and practice that exists in the social sciences. One of his principal academic achievements has been his contributions to moving the discipline of spatial econometrics which was marginal in 1988 to current acceptance in mainstream econometrics, thereby advancing the economic foundations of the geographic information sciences. The impact of his work is seen in his H index which is 64, the highest by far of any scholar in the geographical information sciences. He also founded and directs the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation at ASU which develops, implements, applies, and disseminates spatial analysis methods.
The University of Missouri has an opening for an Associate or Assistant Professor in Regional Economics.
To access the job description: http://dass.missouri.edu/regionaljob/
If you have questions contact:
Judith I. Stallmann, Professor
Community Development Extension,
Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Rural Sociology and Public Affairs
231 Gentry Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-7040
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Senior Economist.
Three key elements affecting regional prosperity are the economy, the environment, and social equity. Each of these elements is essential to sustaining the vitality of the San Diego region. The Regional Economic Prosperity Strategy identifies the demographic and economic challenges facing the San Diego region and promotes a set of strategic goals and recommendations to meet these challenges and improve the competitiveness of our local economy. SANDAG is working with a coalition of local leaders to implement policies that foster economic growth and provide capital outlays to sustain the environment and promote equity.
With the Prosperity Strategy as a framework, SANDAG’s Economic Research team periodically compares the San Diego region to other similar metropolitan areas using economic, environmental, and equity indicators, and conducts complex benefit-cost analyses, economic impact analyses, and other technical research projects related to regional plans, programs, and projects that lead to recommendations for policy-makers regarding infrastructure investments in the region.
The Senior Economist will lead the development of complex long-range regional economic studies and programs, and will serve as project manager for economic research studies for public and private organizations through SANDAG’s Service Bureau. Responsibilities include managing project teams and supervising staff, overseeing project budgets and contracts, writing and responding to Requests for Proposals, and full project responsibility for economic and fiscal impact studies.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional economics, economics, public finance, demography, statistics, or a related field, and five years of recent, relevant experience in an economics or related research field. A master’s degree is desirable.
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
How to Apply
A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to
500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
1. Describe your experience presenting technical information to a non-technical audience. What strategies do you use to ensure a successful presentation when highlighting unpopular (or controversial) information?
2. Describe your experience developing a benefit-cost and/or economic impact analysis in support of a project. How did your analysis influence acceptance/approval of the project?
Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See the How to Apply page on our careers Web site for additional information.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.
This position is Open until filled. The first review of applications for the Senior Economist position will begin on Monday, April 8, 2013.
More information pertaining to this position can be found here.
NARSC was saddened to hear of the passing of George I Treyz. George died at his home in Amherst on Feb. 14, 2013. George, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachussets, was an active member of the North American regional science community. He was a pioneer in the field of computerized macroeconomic modeling, and in 1980 founded Regional Economic Models, Inc., with a vision of improving government policy through economic analysis. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sidney; his son Victor and daughter-in-law Susan of San Francisco; his son Frederick and daughter-in-law Enhua of Amherst; his brother Russell and sister-in-law Alice of New York; and six grandchildren, Claire, Henry, Peter, Eric, Justin and Athena.
Donations may be made to UMass Amherst Friends of the Libraries, For: George I Treyz Fund for Economic Reference Materials, Friends of the Libraries, UMass Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9275.
A full obituary is available here
3rd Regional Science Association of the Americas and the 5th SOCHER Annual Conference
The Regional Science Association of the Americas (RSAMERICAS) and the Sociedad Chilena de Estudios Regionales (SOCHER) invites researchers to send abstracts for contributed sessions and posters sessions at the 3rd Regional Science Association of the Americas (RSAMERICAS) and the 5th SOCHER annual conference to be held in Arica, Chile, 26-27-28 September 2013. The organizations committee also invites researchers, relevant institutions and organizations to organize special sessions at the conference.
We invite participants to submit contributions on all areas of regional science including any areas in the social science that has a spatial or regional dimension. The topics of the special sessions may include regional development issues in America, natural resources and regional development, trade and regional integration, regional labor market dynamics, inter-regional disparity, disaster management, the economics of border, methods and models in regional sciences, regional housing price, spatial econometrics and new perspectives of regional science.
11 February 2013: Abstract Submission and Special Session Proposal Open
01 April 2013: Special Session Proposal Due
15 April 2013: Notification of Special Session Acceptance
01 May 2013: Early Bird Registration Open
15 May 2013: Abstract Submission Due
15 June 2013: Notification of Abstract Acceptance
30 June 2013: Early Bird Registration Due
15 July 2013: Full Paper Submission Due
30 July 2013: Paper Presenter Registration Due
26-28 September 2013: Conference Dates
President of RSAmericas
President of SOCHER
For more information and abstract/paper submissions, visit http://www.socher.cl/.
6th edition of the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute (SEAI13), the summer school organized yearly by the Spatial Econometrics Association.
As usual the school will take place in Rome in the splendid new location of the Catholic University Campus near San Peter basilica. ( http://roma.unicatt.it/home?rdeLocaleAttr=en).
The instructors of this year’s edition are: Jean Paelinck and Giuseppe Arbia (week 1), Anil Bera (week 2), Ingmar Prucha (week 3), Badi Baltagi (week 4). The computer lab sessions on the software language R will be lead by Gianfranco Piras, Diego Giuliani and Giovanni Millo.
Here below please find the deadlines and timetable:
March 20th, 2013 – Deadline for formal applications
March 25th, 2013 – Notification of acceptance
April 15th, 2013 – Deadline for the first half of the payment
May 10th 2013 – Deadline for final payments
May 13th- June 7th, 2013 – Courses
June 8th 2013 – Final exam (optional)
All details may be found at the web page: http://www.spatialeconometricsassociation.org/advanced/index-2.html
Send the applications forms to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of the Spatial Econometrics Association