NARSC was the focus of a recent article in the publication International Innovation. Follow link below for the full article.
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Geography invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Economic Geography starting in Fall 2014. The department is seeking highly qualified candidates who show promise of establishing a strong research program, including extramural grants and publications in high quality refereed journals, through one or more specializations within the broader area of global economic processes and regional change. The individual hired will also have teaching and service responsibilities including but not limited to undergraduate and graduate instruction, and the supervision of graduate student research in the Department of Geography. Skills in statistical analysis and/or GIS are highly desirable. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline is required at the time of hiring.
Apply: only e-applications are accepted. Please go to
https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56321 or ubjobs.buffalo.edu, and search for posting #1300420. The search committee will begin to evaluate applications October 10, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact Jeanine McKeown, Assistant to the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-645-2722. The University at Buffalo is an EE/AA employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) invites regional scientists, policy makers and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 10th World Congress. The Congress will be hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Bangkok. It will be held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, May 27-29, 2014 on the theme of
Socioeconomic Integration and Transformation: Reshaping Local, Regional, and Global Spaces
The Congress will feature several world-renowned keynote speakers on cutting-edge urban and regional science and policy issues, expert panels, research presentations and posters. It will be attended by 500 delegates from the worldwide community of regional scientists.
Research topics related to the theme of the congress are particularly welcome, but the conference will be open to other topics within the broader contours of the regional science, urban and regional studies, geographical sciences and planning, and development. Anticipated sub-themes of the congress include the following:
• Emerging challenges for regional development
• Vision and management of sustainable cities
• Energy, development, and sustainability
• Rural and local development
• Accessibility, infrastructure and regional economic growth
• Social capital and regional development
• Agglomeration, clusters, congestion and policy
• Crisis of public finances, governance and regional evelopment
• Globalization and regional competitiveness
• Cross-border cooperation and development
• Migration, cultural networks and regional development
• Foreign direct investment
• Social segregation, poverty and social policy
• Spatial labor markets
• Climate change and sustainable regional development
• Entrepreneurship, networks and innovation
• Innovation, knowledge economy and regional development • Geographical information science and spatial analysis
• Spatial econometrics
• New frontiers in regional science: theory and methodology
• Infrastructure, transportation and communication
• Land use, real estate and housing markets
• Facility location modeling
• Tourism, cultural industries and regional development
• Urban governance and cities regeneration
• The computable city
• City systems and systems of cities
• Spatial organization and social media
• Territorial marketing
• Advances in I-O and CGE modeling
• Food security
• Global cities
• Southeast Asian regional economic integration
• Politics, ethnicity, and empowerment
The Congress web site will open at RegionalScience.org at the end of September 2013 with full information on the venue, abstract submission, registration, schedule of events, accommodation and travel information. The deadline for abstract and session submissions is December 1, 2013.
Stay tuned for a formal call for papers in the coming weeks. Feel free to contact the secretariat of the Congress at email@example.com for further information. We look forward to welcoming you in the dazzling city of Bangkok in May 2014.
Jean-Claude Thill, RSAI President
Tomaz Dentinho, RSAI Executive Director
Sad news: our friend and good colleague Denis Maillat passed away on September 7th, in Neuchatel (CH), after a fight against leukemia. Denis was 73 years old.
After his Ph.D. from the University of Neuchatel and post-graduate studies in England and France, he became in 1969 one of the youngest professor in Neuchâtel. Later Denis was elected as “Rector” of his University from 1991 to 1995. He was also the Director of the Institute for Economic and Regional Research.
Co-founder of the GREMI in 1986 (Groupe de Recherche Européen sur les Milieux Innovateurs), Denis was one of the most respected researcher on industrial districts, territorial dynamics, innovative and learning regions. His books and papers in french and english are basic references in this field.
Past-President of ASRDLF (Associations de Science Régionale de Langue Française), he was also active in ERSA and WRSA. He was the organizer of many regional science workshops and meetings, includins the world RSAI one in Lugano.
Always open for discussion, friendly, Denis took always time to share a drink or a lunch, or join colleagues on field trips. Thank you, Denis, for your smile and your guidance. You will stay in our memories.
The Department of Geography and the Environment and Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Economic Geography with a primary research focus on environmental resources, issues, or sustainability to begin August 16, 2014. The successful candidate, who will have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment, should have a research program that provides insights into the economic geographies of human-environment relations and actively engages with current theoretical discussions and debates within economic geography and across disciplines. The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Geography (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/geog/), which will serve as the tenure home, and the Environment and Sustainability Program (http://www.environ.sc.edu/), an interdisciplinary home for academic programs, research and scholarship, and community outreach activities that link environmental and sustainability initiatives at the University of South Carolina. The successful candidate will thus join an active, top-ranked geography program while also working and teaching within a dedicated, campus-wide community of scholars focused on developing and providing research- and policy-based solutions for the planet’s environmental and societal needs. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing strengths in human and physical geography and GIScience, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups both on and off campus.
Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kirstin Dow, Search Committee Chair (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Screening of applications will begin October 4 2013, though applications may be considered until the search is completed.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Doctoral Research Position at Department of Geography, University of Utah
Advisor: Dr. Steven Farber
External Co-Advisors: Harvey J. Miller and/or Morton O’Kelly
Start Date: January 1st 2014
Steven Farber is currently seeking a doctoral student for an NSF funded research position to investigate the social interaction potential of metropolitan regions. A project summary and several published articles in this research area can be found in the links below.
This is a 2-year position with a strong probability of continuation beyond the initial term for up to 4 years of total funding. The initial two year funding package includes salary, full tuition waiver, travel and limited fringe benefits.
The successful applicant must possess a Master’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning, or some other related discipline such as Economics, Regional Science or Civil Engineering. Candidates should have expertise in several of the following areas: GIScience, time geography, transportation, regional science and segregation. The research is computationally intensive and the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate competencies in scripting for GIS and data analysis, and be comfortable with learning how to modify and run C++ code in a cluster computing environment.
In order to meet the application deadline to our PhD program, interested candidates MUST APPLY TO THE PHD GEOGRAPHY PROGRAM BY OCTOBER 1st, 2013. Information about applying can be found at: http://www.geog.utah.edu/graduate-program.html. You may contact MaryAnn Golightly (mailto:email@example.com) with any additional questions concerning your PhD application.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the contact details for three references directly to Steven Farber (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 27th, 2013. Please feel free to contact Dr. Farber with any inquiries about the position.
Job Opportunity: Associate Analyst/Analyst (Specialising in Economics), Innovation and Technology Policy
RAND Europe is a leading independent not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. For more information, please see www.randeurope.org.
Job: Associate Analyst/Analyst (Specialising in Economics) Innovation and Technology Policy
Salary Band: £20,000 – £39,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Job reference: 1166
Date of 1st Interview: Mid-September, 2013
Close date: September 6th, 2013
Location of post: Cambridge, UK
RAND Europe’s fast growing and dynamic Innovation and Technology Policy team works with a broad range of public and private sector decision-makers to inform key decisions on science, technology, innovation, ICT and information policy in the UK, Europe and globally with objective research, advice and capacity building activities. Your primary role will be to undertake research and analysis on behalf of our clients. The ideal candidate has an outstanding academic record and, preferably, a PhD, proven methodological skills, writing skills and experience in policy research. Applicants will also have quantitative and qualitative skills broadly applicable to at least some of the following: innovation policy, the economics of innovation, industrial policy, economic analysis of growth and development and ICT policy. Fluency in English is essential. The post is based in our Cambridge office but may involve travel to Brussels and other locations nationally and internationally.
As a member of the team you will enjoy a competitive salary and additionally benefit from the following:
- Above average employer contribution pension
- Permanent health insurance
- Group life assurance
- Private medical insurance
- Generous holiday allowance
- Child friendly policies
- Employee well-being initiatives
- Opportunity to explore policy areas, learn business development skills
- A friendly and dynamic work environment
- International network of researchers and policy makers
How to Apply
If you feel that you have the qualities to be a part of our team please send us a covering letter, an up-to-date CV, a short writing sample (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience) and details of where you saw the vacancy by email to Recruitment@rand.org. For your information, we will only accept email applications. Please clearly state reference 1166 on all communications. Please note: all applicants will be asked for proof that they are eligible to work in the UK. RAND Europe is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Job Opportunity: Associate or Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning, University of California, Irvine
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine invites applications from productive Planning scholars to fill an Associate or Assistant Professor position. The topical focus is open but candidates with research interests in the areas of the legal aspects of land use and environmental planning, planning theory, sustainable development, transportation, environmental planning, and/or international development planning are of special interest in the search. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a Ph.D. in Planning and show clear evidence of strong ties to Planning scholarship and practice. A track record of external funding is desired.
Faculty members in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design have been ranked in the top ten in scholarly productivity among all U.S. planning programs and a recent survey of over 350 Planning educators ranked UC Irvine’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program as the second best graduate Planning program in the U.S. and Canada. We have research strengths in land use and transportation, housing and community development, environmental policy and planning, inequality and economic opportunity, urban design, and regional governance and the faculty conducts research in U.S. and international settings. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in Planning, Policy, and Design, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, a collaborative Master of Public Policy degree, and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies.
For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 11, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start July 1, 2014. Candidates should apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02087 by submitting a cover letter, c.v., three letters of reference, publications or writing samples, and a brief statement of teaching interests and capabilities. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Victoria Basolo (email@example.com).
UC Irvine, with over 28,000 students, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. The campus is located five miles from the Pacific Ocean and forty miles south of Los Angeles, in a dynamic region at the heart of the diverse Southern California metropolis. UC Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Irvine is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.
Geographical Analysis is currently looking for a new editor. The 2014 volume will be the sixth of current Editor Dan Griffith’s term. The board thanks him for his diligent and successful leadership. The expected transition will occur on or about July 1, 2014, and the new editor’s first named issue will be the 2015 volume. As well as having all the usual markers of excellence in academic judgment and endeavors, the prospective editor’s home institution is expected to be supportive. The appointment is initially for a three year term, with the possibility of renewal.
Contact for information: Morton O’Kelly, Chair, GA Executive Committee. firstname.lastname@example.org
The target date for receipt of expressions of interest is November 15, 2013.
Environics Analytics is currently seeking a Senior Research Associate/Economist to join the Custom Research team. The Custom Research team is responsible for the development and updating of most of Environics Analytics’ core products including DemoStats, LiquidAssets and WealthScapes. The Custom Research team is comprised of a group of multidisciplinary researchers headed by Dr. Tony Lea (Senior Vice President and Chief Methodologist) and Danny Heuman (Vice President of Custom Research). The successful applicant will be involved in a variety of projects including research and development and analytical research projects. The successful applicant will also have a multidisciplinary background in quantitative social science or regional science with experience in economics, demography, geography, and/or sociology.
The successful applicant will be involved in research involving regional and neighbourhood level models, generally with an economic flavour. Experience with applied microeconomic and econometric models is a definite advantage as well as experience with practical estimation and projection methods and technology. The role will involve modelling both pure economic and demographic variables such as populations, households, average household incomes, income distributions, etc. and any prior experience in this is a definite advantage. Some knowledge of demographic models and of operations research and both linear and non-linear optimization methods would also be helpful.
The role will have the following responsibilities:
- The most important aspect of the role (likely 60-75% of the time) is to theorize, design and build economic and demographic estimation and projection models for Canada – at all levels of geography from the nation down to the neighbourhood level (Dissemination Areas). The three key products involved here are DemoStats, LiquidAssets and WealthScapes (all three are described on our web site).
- The second aspect of the role (likely 25-40% of the time) is to design and build (or assist in these tasks), behavioural and/or predictive analytical models. These models are mostly statistical, related to marketing, CRM, shopping behaviour, subscribing, donating, dwelling selection, and the like.
Generally, the successful applicants will thrive in a highly quantitative role, developing and refining state-of-the-art geodemographic and geoeconomic methods and models in a dynamic environment.
This position is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Applicants outside of the Toronto area must be willing to relocate to the Toronto area. This position will report either to the Senior Vice President and Chief Methodologist and/or the Vice President of Custom Research.
It is our desire to select a candidate before the end of the summer of 2013.
Salary will be commensurate with background, skills and experience.
Web site: http://www.environicsanalytics.ca
- An undergraduate degree is required (preferably in business, engineering or quantitative social science)
- A Master’s degree or higher and 5 or more years of relevant experience in academia, government or the private sector would be ideal
- A quantitative analytical skill set in economic spatial analysis and statistics are key
- Superb oral and written communication skills are essential along with the ability to write formal technical papers
- Experience with manipulating data in and retrieving data from large relational databases is preferred especially in an analytical setting
- The successful applicant should be comfortable working with large datasets (up to millions of rows and dozens of tables) and using linear and non-linear statistics (linear and non-linear regression, CHAID, etc.)
- Monte Carlo simulation and data mining techniques, while optional, would be useful
- Experience with ArcGIS (or similar GIS systems) would be ideal but optional
- Knowledge of Statistics Canada data programs is an asset
- We prefer someone who excels at and enjoys programming applied applications and models in some industry standard language (Alteryx, C#, MatLab and T-SQL) and the skill to use it in research practice
- A background using statistical software is a requirement with knowledge of SPSS and SAS JMP preferred
- Experience in goal-oriented applied research projects and models building, preferably with a geographical dimension, is desired
- Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
- A strong work ethic, a passion for analytics, and a drive to succeed
- Proven ability to gather data, analyze and make recommendations
- A self-starter with the ability to work independently
- Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
- Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving
Apply with detailed resumé or CV in confidence to email@example.com
We monitor the web site regularly and will contact those persons of interest; please do not call.