Spatial Econometrics Association annual conference, Rome 13-15 June 2016

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:

www.spatialeconometricsassociation.it

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

Position Announcement University of Toledo

Director

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.reid@utoledo.edu.

 

 

The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.


RSAI Young Researchers Prize

RSAI Young Researchers Prize

Post-doc Opportunity at Michigan State

As part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, we are seeking to hire a full-time research associate to work within the Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) Lab and to be a part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. The initial appointment will be for one year, with an option for reappointment on a year-to-year basis for up to three years, based on performance.

 We seek applicants that use data science tools to answer social science-relevant questions. We are particularly interested in candidates that can strengthen the University’s research in Bayesian data analysis, machine learning approaches to prediction, text as data, and the analysis and visualization of complex multi-scale data. The successful candidate will be expected to work under the direction of the LEES Lab and actively contribute to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative at MSU.

 The successful candidate will join other research associates and faculty as members of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. There is no teaching obligation for this position, but the successful candidate is welcome to contribute to the growing curricular and training options on Social Science Data Analytics at MSU.

 Please contact Dr. Jiquan Chen for more questions at:

Professor
Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) Lab
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO), and
Department of Geography
1405 S. Harrison Road, Manly Miles Building, Room 218
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
Email:              jqchen@msu.edu
Phone:            517-884-1884
Fax:                 517-353-2932
Web:               http://lees.geo.msu.edu/

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares Masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

 Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
 
Dates: All sections will be from 2016-01-04 to 2016-02-26
 
Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
 
Learn more about Data Science: Sign-up for our Free Online Miniclass, Data Science in 30, Minutes. We’ll demo some of the most common techniques used in industry from clustering to streaming on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  RSVP here to receive a free invite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-in-thirty-minutes-tickets-18522374922.  Space is limited.
 
For additional information, checkout our blogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.
 

Faculty Position at the University of Glasgow (2 of 2)

University of Glasgow

School of Social & Political Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Social Science Research Methods (Ref: S40160)

The University’s College of Social Sciences is undertaking a major initiative to redevelop our postgraduate research methods training provision. As part of this exciting initiative the School of Social & Political Sciences is looking to appoint an active, engaged scholar to lead on the design and delivery of postgraduate research methods training across the College. In conjunction with colleagues working to embed quantitative literacy in our undergraduate programmes through our Q-Step Centre, the post-holder will lead the development and delivery of a new postgraduate research methods training strategy, which will ensure that Glasgow is at the forefront of innovative, rigorous training in social science research methods.

Whilst the substantive area of disciplinary expertise is open across Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Criminology, Public Policy and Urban Studies, applicant must be a specialist in social science research methods. The post-holder will be expected to maintain a high-quality research profile, securing research funding and publishing in leading international journals. You will also actively contribute to teaching and related support at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engage in knowledge exchange and impact activities, and undertake other management and administrative duties as required by the Head of Subject/School.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English­speaking world. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

The School of Social & Political Sciences is one of the University’s largest and most diverse, which saw major success in REF 2014, with Urban Studies ranked 1st in the UK and Social Policy 5th in the Russell Group. The School is a major recipient of research funding and recent substantial awards include an ESRC Urban Big Data Centre and a Nuffield Foundation Q-Step Centre, amongst others.

For more information and the job descriptions of these positions, please go to www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for applications is 28 October 2015 and interviews are anticipated to take place in early/mid December 2015.

For informal questions about these opportunities, please contact Professor Michele Burman, Head of School, at head-socpol-school@glasgow.ac.uk / +44 (0) 141 330 6983.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow is a registered Scottish charity, number SC004401.

 

Faculty Position at the University of Glasgow (1 of 2)

University of Glasgow

School of Social & Political Sciences

Professor of Quantitative Social Sciences (Ref: S40159)

Salary negotiable

The School of Social & Political Sciences is seeking to recruit a scholar with an international reputation to assume a leading role in capitalising on our significant investments in innovative quantitative and computational social science research and to support the realization of the University’s vision of becoming one of the leading institutions in quantitative social science research. The successful candidate will spearhead initiatives across the School in developing research and expertise in the application of quantitative methodologies to the analysis of social phenomena.

We seek a dynamic and active research leader to further develop quantitative expertise within the School, lead major funding bids, particularly in the area of Quantitative Social Science, Computational Social Science and/or Big Data, and conduct knowledge exchange and impact activities that engages non-academic audiences with Quantitative Social Science. Whilst the substantive area of expertise is open across Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Criminology, Public Policy and Urban Studies, we would ideally look to appoint a vibrant scholar with interests that span the social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic leadership by conducting world-leading research, deliver research-led education, and to contribute to the School’s management as required by the Head of School.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English­speaking world. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

The School of Social & Political Sciences is one of the University’s largest and most diverse, which saw major success in REF 2014, with Urban Studies ranked 1st in the UK and Social Policy 5th in the Russell Group. The School is a major recipient of research funding and recent substantial awards include an ESRC Urban Big Data Centre and a Nuffield Foundation Q-Step Centre, amongst others.

For more information and the job descriptions of these positions, please go to www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for applications is 28 October 2015 and interviews are anticipated to take place in early/mid December 2015.

For informal questions about these opportunities, please contact Professor Michele Burman, Head of School, at head-socpol-school@glasgow.ac.uk / +44 (0) 141 330 6983.

 

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow is a registered Scottish charity, number SC004401.

 

Assistant Professor Opening at the University of Toledo (2 of 2)

University of Toledo

Languages, Literature and Social Sciences

Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453495

Date Posted: 09/08/2015

Position Title/Short Description

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Toledo, Ohio, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F1 — Trade
I1 — Health
O1 — Economic Development
Q5 — Environmental Economics
Keywords:

Health Economics,
International Trade,
Economic Development,
Environmental Economics

 

Full Text of JOE Listing:

We seek an energetic and innovative scholar to join our faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall 2016 semester. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a record of scholarly achievement in their field and actively supervise applied economic research by both graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include both B.A. and M.A. level courses, including field courses that reflect the candidate’s research and teaching interests.

Our department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics, and is a partner in a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program. An earned Ph.D. in Economics by date of appointment is required. Individuals interested in this position must submit a letter of application, graduate transcripts, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations, a writing sample, a concise statement on current and potential research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness via student evaluations. Applications must be submitted through The University of Toledo application website (https://jobs.utoledo.edu) in order to be considered for this position. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin or sexual orientation. For further information please contact:

Dr. Oleg Smirnov
Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
University of Toledo

 

Application Requirements

  • External Application Link

Application deadline: 12/31/2015

Assistant Professor Opening at the University of Toledo (1 of 2)

The University of Toledo

College of Language, Literature and Social Sciences

Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Position Title/Short Description

Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Toledo, Ohio, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: C1 — Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
Keywords:

Econometrics and Econometric Modeling

Full Text of JOE Listing:

We seek an energetic and innovative applied econometrician to join our faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall 2016 semester. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a record of scholarly achievement in applied econometrics and other fields, and actively supervise applied economic research by both graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include both B.A. and M.A. level econometric courses, along with field courses that reflect the candidate’s research and teaching interests.

Our department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics, and is a partner in a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program. An earned Ph.D. in Economics by date of appointment is required. Individuals interested in this position must submit a letter of application, graduate transcripts, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a concise statement on current and potential research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness via student evaluations. Applications must be submitted through The University of Toledo application website (https://jobs.utoledo.edu) in order to be considered for this position. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin or sexual orientation. Three letters of recommendations are required and must be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair ateconomics@utoledo.edu. For further information please contact:

Dr. Oleg Smirnov
Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606
economics@utoledo.edu

Application Requirements

  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
  • External Application Link

Reference Instructions:

Three letters of recommendations are required and must be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair at economics@utoledo.edu.

Call for Book Proposals- Book Series Advances in Spatial Science

 

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the book series Advances in Spatial Science, we would like to invite scholars in the fields of regional and spatial science to submit book proposals for consideration in the series.

This series contains scientific studies focusing on spatial phenomena, utilising theoretical frameworks, analytical methods, and empirical procedures specifically designed for spatial analysis. Advances in Spatial Science brings together innovative spatial research utilising concepts, perspectives, and methods relevant to both basic science and policy making. The aim is to present advances in spatial science to an informed readership in universities, research organisations, and policy-making institutions throughout the world.

Over the last two decades, the series has published a steady flow of four books per year contributed by some of the best known and most influential regional scientists from around the world. In 2015 alone, the books in this series have had more than 70.000 digital downloads on Springerlink.com. It has become a lighthouse of thought and the most comprehensive collection of published books in the field.

The book series publishes monographs and contributed volumes of theoretical and applied research in Regional and Spatial Science, as well as edited handbooks covering fundamental research. The series encourages new volumes on innovative theories and methods in Regional Science, and also edited books from specially organized research seminars and workshops.

For more information on the series please visit: http://www.springer.com/series/3302

If you want to submit a book proposal please contact: Hans Westlund (Hans.Westlund@abe.kth.se) or Jean-Claude Thill (Jean-Claude.Thill@uncc.edu)

 

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