University of Arizona – tenure-track Assistant Professor of urban geography

The School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of urban geography who can contribute diverse perspectives on cities to the School’s research, teaching, and engagement. The School of Geography and Development is among the top ranked geography departments in the United States and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. The University of Arizona is a Research One, land-grant university and is committed to enhancing its inclusive scholarship and impact. We welcome candidates whose experiences in research, teaching, and community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please note that if invited to a campus interview, candidates will be asked whether it is permissible to video or audio record their research talk and to post it on a limited-access account to ensure that voting eligible members of the relevant unit have access to information in the event they are unable to attend the presentation(s). Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention schedule and will be accessible only to authorized university personnel.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)<>.Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress!

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.  Please submit letter of application along with a CV, statement of teaching, statement of research interests, statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach, up to three sample publications as well as the names of three references into the UACareer Track system. For a full position description and application information, please visit (Posting # F20714).  Contact search chair:<>.

The Assistant Professor of Urban Geography will conduct research and provide teaching that would enhance our offerings and should address one of the following areas:

*        Urban development

*        The complexity of human lives within cities

*        City economies, cultures, or politics

Substantively, research and teaching might focus on (but is not limited to):

*        Social justice as related to transportation, food, housing, or environmental change

*        Processes of racialization or ethnicization and their effects

*        The implications of financial markets on urban growth and change; migration and acceptance of refugees

*        The role of religion and faith in cities; contentious politics

We seek a scholar with a strong research record and a promising agenda for future work. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department.

UCD- Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law is the leading centre for research and education in the social sciences and related disciplines in Ireland. The College has an unusually comprehensive range of disciplines, offering undergraduate, taught graduate and research degrees across eleven schools. The College has a diverse and internationalised faculty and student body and is highly ranked in the social sciences.

The College is seeking excellent academics for a range of appointments across the schools to strengthen our outstanding faculty. The posts, detailed below, are now open.

Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

  • UCD School of Education
  • UCD School of Information and Communication Studies

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

  • UCD School of Geography
  • UCD School of Economics
  • UCD School of Psychology
  • UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

The above vacancies will close to applicants at 5pm (local Irish Time) on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.
Application form and further information (including application procedures) can be obtained from:

Cornell University Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Cornell University
Department of City and Regional Planning
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July 2017. Cornell is a top-ranked planning department with 130 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 110 master’s degree students in programs in City and Regional Planning (accredited MRP), Historic Preservation Planning (MA), and Regional Science (MA and MS), and 35 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 15, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. The Department is in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, which is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate.
Our goal in teaching, research, and public engagement is to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity. Successful applicants for this position must demonstrate high quality research and creative practice through publishing, and grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional experience in the urban environment in the U.S. and internationally. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, regional science, geography, landscape architecture, architecture, or another relevant field.
We seek applicants with research, teaching and professional expertise in areas of planning that include community development and participatory action, disaster preparedness and resilience, and transportation and infrastructure systems.
We especially welcome applicants who study how issues that arise in these areas of planning impact individuals differently by race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, and social or economic class, and put in question or promote the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of our communities. We anticipate that candidates for this position will able to teach a combination of workshop, classroom, and seminar courses.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Please submit your curriculum vitae, letter of intent, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, and three letters of reference electronically to Academic Jobs Online at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016 until we identify a pool of qualified candidates for the position.

Further information about Cornell, the department, and CRP students, alumni, and faculty may be found at

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship: Michigan State University

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship: Michigan State University

A four-year Ph.D. graduate research assistantship that includes stipend, tuition, and health insurance is open in Economic Geography at Michigan State University. The assistantship is for work with Dr. Elizabeth Mack (, Google Scholar: ( starting Fall of 2017 on economic geography aspects of urban water systems including: geographic trends in water pricing, regional economic impacts of infrastructure investments and rising water prices, affordability and social equity.

Interested applicants must apply and be admitted to the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences ( The deadline for applications is December 31 to be considered for full funding and to be admitted Fall of 2017. Application instructions may be accessed via this link: ( Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Mack at with questions.

2017 ACS Data Users Conference

The 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA on May 11-12, 2017. The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is organizing next year’s conference in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with guidance from a new ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee.

The conference will bring together ACS data users and staff from the U.S. Census Bureau to increase understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to promote information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include:

  • Contributed presentations by ACS data users
  • Invited sessions
  • Hands-on training
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Opportunities for networking

Registration for the conference will be free for all participants. We are inviting abstracts on any topic relating to ACS data, but we are especially interested in presentations focused on:

  • Innovations in visualizing/ mapping ACS data
  • Combining ACS with administrative data
  • Measuring change over time with ACS data
  • Accuracy of ACS data: sampling and nonsampling issues
  • ACS estimates for small geographic areas or small population groups: challenges and solutions
  • ACS estimates for rural areas: challenges and solutions
  • Aggregating ACS data for user-defined estimates and areas
  • Utility of the ACS for private-sector applications
  • ACS methods and survey design
  • Presenting ACS data: practical guidelines for data users
  • Using ACS data in population estimates and projections

To submit an abstract please fill out an abstract submission form and email your completed form to by Thursday, December 15, 2016. For more information, please contact Linda Jacobsen ( Mark Mather ( at PRB.

More information about the conference, including registration information and a preliminary program, will be available in February 2017.

Assistant Professor Position, University of Wisconsin-Madison, focus on the Russian economy

Title: Assistant Professor

Section: US Fulltime academic (permanent tenure track)

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

JEL Classification: F, I, O, Q

Keywords: applied economics, Russian area studies

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a fulltime, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with teaching and research interests in any field of applied economics related to Russian-area themes. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (current teaching load is two courses per year), and serve as an advisor to graduate and undergraduate students. Specifically, we seek an applied economist with the quantitative and empirical skills needed to contribute to the Department’s core missions, who also has interest in pursuing research topics that add to the University’s capacity for Russian-area studies. Expertise can be in any suitable field of economics, including but not limited to agricultural, development, energy, environmental, health, international, and resource economics. Applicants with existing Russian-area research are preferred, but we will also consider promising candidates with plans to initiate research on Russian-area themes in the near future.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2016. Candidates should apply to position 88412-FA using the Jobs-at-UW portal, or by clicking below. Please upload an application letter describing research and teaching interests, a CV, graduate transcripts, and one to three writing samples. Contact information for three references will be requested at the time of application. Please contact Prof. Daniel Phaneuf at with position-related questions.

Vacancy for a full professor of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen

The vacancy is positioned within the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG). The Faculty focuses on high quality teaching and research in the fields of economic geography, spatial planning, cultural geography, and demography. The Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI) is the Faculty’s research institute, and tWIST (towards Well-being, Innovation and Spatial Transformation) the Faculty’s research agenda. The Faculty consists of 95 members of staff and around 900 students. The chair is located in the Department of Economic Geography, one of the four Departments in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.

For more details see attachment: Prof in Economic Geography Vacancy

Post Doc in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Regional Development- Central Michigan University

The Central Michigan University has an exciting new post-doc position on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Regional Development

If you are interested please see the following link;

Tenure Track Instructional Faculty – Economics (Public/Regional) California State University

Campus Information California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers. Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment. Hiring Dept. Information The Department of Economics is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 10 academic departments, four independent & interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit academically and administratively. A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population. Duties/Responsibilities – Instruction in Economics core and elective courses. – Dissemination of research agenda through publication activity and/or conference activity. – Participation in service endeavors within the Department, on campus, and in the community. Qualifications REQUIRED: – Ph.D. in Economics. If ABD, preference will be given to those completing the doctorate by August 2017. Required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2018. – Candidates with specializations in Public Economics or General Regional Economics. – Interest and the ability to teach both core and elective classes, including principles of microeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, quantitative methods, and upper division and graduate courses appropriate to the candidates’ field of specialization. – Ability to work with a diverse student population. – Demonstrated teaching effectiveness. PREFERRED: – Teaching and research interests are in the areas of Microeconomics and upper division electives. – Teaching experience as either a teaching assistant or instructor. – Completion of one or more research papers in the field. – Recommendation letters indicate the candidate has ability to conduct scholarship for publication in peer-reviewed journals Appointment This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Application Review To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Interviews will be conducted at the Allied Social Science Association meetings or at an alternative location; position open until filled. Application Procedures Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State. Applicants must include the following attachments in the order specified: 1. Cover letter. 2. Current curriculum vita. 3. Recent research paper(s). 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations (if available). 5. Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if invited for an interview). In addition, please e-mail three (3)letters of recommendation DIRECTLY TO: and include in the SUBJECT LINE: Public/Regional Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit Background Check A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. Child Abuse and Neglect Report The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101795, please send an email to Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email. For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

Chicago Harris Center for Municipal Finance Research Grants

The Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago announces a Request for Proposals (RFP). The Center will fund academic research projects that bring innovative ideas and approaches to state and local government finance. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: state and local taxation, public sector pensions, the municipal bond market, infrastructure, and the politics of public finance. Preference will be given to projects with the potential to influence public policy.

Grant Awards

Two to three grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded in 2016. Funding is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.


The RFP is open to researchers in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law, and related disciplines.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or J.D. and hold an academic appointment at a U.S. college or university.


Applicants should submit the following: (a) one- to two-page proposal summarizing the project idea, methodology, outputs, and impact; (b) budget; and (c) current C.V. of the principal investigator(s). Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2016. Finalists will be asked for an expanded proposal of not more than 5 pages.

Contact for Submissions and Questions and check out the website

Amanda Kass
Assistant Director, Center for Municipal Finance
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
773.834.1468 (o)

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