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

The University of Toledo

College of Language, Literature and Social Sciences


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

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 ( 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 For further information please contact:

Dr. Oleg Smirnov
Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606

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

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 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:

If you want to submit a book proposal please contact: Hans Westlund ( or Jean-Claude Thill (


Call for Applications- Assistant Professor of Geography Position

Department of Geography & Earth Sciences

9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 Phone: 704-687-5944; Fax: 704-687-5966;

Economic Geographer
Assistant Professor of Geography Department of Geography and Earth Sciences University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography in Economic Geography with a specialization in Globalization. We seek a dynamic scholar with research and teaching interests in global dimensions of the new economy and its embeddedness in metropolitan contexts who will complement the department’s strengths in urban and economic geography, support the College’s initiative on Globalization, and interact broadly with scholars within the Department and across the University. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The position will begin August 15, 2016.

Required Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in geography or related field at the time of appointment; (2) demonstrated excellence in scholarship; (3) expertise in Geographic Information Science, spatial data analytics and/or spatial modeling; (4) prior success in obtaining, or the demonstrated potential to obtain, external funding; (5) effective communication skills; (6) a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Desired Qualifications include: (1) evidence based scholarship on global processes in urban settings; (2) ability to teach in a diverse classroom setting; and (3) an understanding of the funding landscape of their disciplinary field and of interdisciplinary initiatives.

Applicants should explain how their research can be generalized across multiple geographic regions and demonstrate their potential to contribute to Project Mosaic, an initiative to enhance interdisciplinary social and behavioral science analytics across the University.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust and sustainable externally funded research program and to teach courses in economic geography at the M. A. and Ph.D. levels, as well as appropriate undergraduate courses as needed. The successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the academic community of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate leadership through advising and mentoring students, and contribute service at the Departmental, College, University, community and professional levels.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of social and physical scientists comprised of over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.A. in Geography, a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD). The Department houses the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Project Mosaic, and a Cartography Lab, as well as many Earth Science Labs.

As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Candidates should submit the following to (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a statement of current and future research and teaching interests and experience; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) one to three representative writing examples or publications; (5) three letters of reference; and (6) unofficial graduate level transcripts. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Professor Patricia Fall, Search Committee Chair at, and view our departmental website at

UNCC Economic GEOG Asst Prof Job Ad

Call for Papers: Regional Productivity Workshop

Call for Papers

Regional Productivity Workshop

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Sede Región Centro

Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico, October 16-17, 2015


The Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) invites research paper submissions for the “Regional Productivity Workshop”.

The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2015.

The workshop will be held on October 16-17, 2015, at the CIDE Aguascalientes.

This workshop seeks to gather a group of researchers, teachers, students and practitioners of regional policy working in regional economy productivity topics to discuss research done in the field and to build a network of Latin American economics interested in regional productivity.

Scholarly articles with a focus on policy issues in Latin America are especially encourage, but any work with focus on productivity is welcome. Papers can present the results of research, discuss conceptual approaches to policy implications, describe work in progress or raise issues for debate.

Structure of the sessions:

The Workshop includes two invited speakers who will open the session of each day and one invited speaker to talk during the Young Researchers Session.

Presenters of selected papers will have30 minutes to discuss their work and take questions. Presentations are intended to identify pressing public policy issues and emerging research themes in regional economic productivity.

At the Young Researchers Session (YRS) (October 16th) new entrants in the field will have their papers discussed by senior colleagues.  The papers in the YRS will be assigned extra time (45 minutes including discussion). PhD students or recent PhD holding their degree for at most 3 years may qualify as Young Researchers. Full Papers should be submitted via the conference’s website, choosing the Young Researchers’ option.

The workshop will also provide networking and professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in Latin America´s regional economic issues.


Keynote Speakers:

In addition to selected paper presentations there will be three keynote speeches by:

Antonio Álvarez Pinilla                                 Universidad de Oviedo

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings                                   University of Illinois

Mark Partridge                                              University of Ohio

Tentative Program:

1st Day

1.- Opening Ceremony: Dr. Geoff Hewings (University of Illinois)

Title: “Enhancing productivity: a solution to the problem of ageing population

2.- Young Researchers Session:  Dr. Antonio Álvarez Pinilla (Universidad de Oviedo)

Title: “Modelling Challenges in Regional Productivity

3.- Lunch

4.- 1st group of sessions

2nd day

5.- Opening Session: Dr Mark Partridge (University of Ohio)

Title: “Are the Most Productive Regions Necessarily the Most Successful?

6.- 2nd group of sessions

7.- Lunch

8.- Round table discussion and closure of the Workshop ( with the 3 speakers)

Title: “Regional Productivity: Going Forward



There is no fee, but registration to the workshop is required by September 10, 2015.

CIDE will offer a limited number of full grants to cover travel expenses. Those interested in a full grant should mention it when sending the paper and a current CV.


All Workshop sessions will be held in English.


Prospective participants should submit a full version of the paper in English NLT August 15th, 2015 to:  Authors will be notified of the final decision by August 31st, 2015.

Please feel free to make any inquiries about the event at the above email address or visit our website

Organizing Committee:

Rafael Garduño                                                         CIDE-RC

Pedro Hancevic                                                         CIDE-RC

Héctor Núñez                                                            CIDE-RC


The Stan Czamanski Prize

The Stan Czamanski Prize

This statement invites submissions for consideration of the Stan Czamanski Prize recently established by the RSAI. The Prize is awarded every year at the North American Meetings beginning in 2015 based on submissions by June 30. However, in 2015 an extension to September 30, 2015 has been agreed to.

 Ph.D. students whose dissertation proposals were “defended and approved” during the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply for this award. Submissions may be sent to Submissions received after September 30, 2015 will be returned.

The Stan Czamanski Prize is awarded by the Regional Science Association International in memory of Professor Stan Czamanski, an early recipient of a Ph.D. in regional science (1963), a member of theUniversityofPennsylvaniaregional science faculty (1963-1966), a member of the regional science faculty ofCornellUniversity(1966-1988), and a past-president of the Regional Science Association (1975-1976).

  1. The annual prize is awarded to author of the best Ph.D. dissertation proposal judged to exemplify the philosophy and approach of Professor Czamanski, as described below.
  2. The US$1,000 prize is awarded to the student and a plaque to the student’s advisor.
  3. The selection will be made by a panel of three persons: a senior and long-standing member of the regional science community, a representative of the field of Regional Science at Cornell and a member of the RSAI Council.
  4. Students writing dissertations on problems in regional science from around the world are invited to enter the competition, in the spirit of Stan’s all-embracing philosophy.
  5. The award is presented at the North American Regional Science Meetings.

Rules of the competition

Applications are to be submitted by June 30 of each year. To be eligible, the dissertation proposal must have been defended and approved during the past 12 months.

Each applicant will submit the following:

  1. A statement in six pages or less that clearly sets out the research question(s) and issues to be addressed, approach to be used, and product expected from the dissertation research. The six-page limit is exclusive of references, tables and figures. This text and references should be in 12 point or larger font and single-spaced. In addition, a summary (maximum one page) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research and why the proposed approach may be regarded as implementing Professor Czamanski’s philosophy and approach, as described below.
  2. A curriculum vita of no more than two pages.
  3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  4. A separate, confidential letter from the dissertation supervisor assessing the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research.

Philosophy and Research Approach of Professor Stan Czamanski

In his Introduction to Regional Science (Prentice-Hall, 1975, p. 2), Walter Isard wrote:

“In brief, regional science as a discipline concerns the careful and patient study of social (science) problems with regional or spatial dimensions, employing diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research.”

Professor Czamanski’s research exemplified the analysis of social problems with regional and spatial dimensions. In doing so, he chose judiciously the right combination of analytical and empirical research methods from his tool box to address the specific issue at hand. Many of his papers illustrated how particular combinations of methods could be used most aptly to study particular problems.

Dissertation proposals submitted for the Stan Czamanski Prize will be judged with regard to how the student proposes to bring an appropriate combination of analytical and empirical methods to bear on a social problem with spatial or regional dimensions, and how this combination of methods is expected to deliver greater insights into the problem in question.


Czamanski, S. (1976) The evolving epistemology of regional science, Presidential address, Papers, Regional Science Association, 37, 7-17.


Call For Papers: Regional Productivity Workshop

The Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) invites research paper submissions for the “Regional Productivity Workshop”.
The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2015.
The workshop will be held on October 16-17, 2015, at the CIDE Aguascalientes.

See attachment for details.

Call for Papers-Regional Productivity Workshop

Forecasting Urban Travel

Announcing the publication of a new book, Forecasting Urban Travel, by Huw Williams and David Boyce. A brochure is attached here: Boyce and Williams, Forecasting Urban Travel
Edward Elgar Publishing has provided us with a special 35% discount code for our personal contacts and society members. The offer is valid on the Edward Elgar website until the end of July, 2015, and is for purchases for personal use only (not for resale). The US list price of our hardback book is $205; therefore, the discounted price is $133.25 USD.

To obtain the discount, place ‘VIP35’ in the discount box at checkout.

Please contact (UK & ROW) or (N & S America) if you have any difficulty or need any further information.

Position Announcement: Research Assistant Professor, Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University

Position Announcement: Research Assistant Professor, Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University

The Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University is dedicated to multidisciplinary research on the economic and social development of lagging regions. Its focus is on theories and methods for studying regions, and policies for stimulating their development. Ongoing research projects deal with rural economic growth and job creation, environmental analysis, energy policy and technology, and methods for regional policy analysis. RRI projects have been funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the USDA, the Economic Development Administration, the National Energy and Technology Laboratory, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The person in this position will be expected to play an important role in the Institute’s ongoing projects in regional economic analysis and to pursue and participate actively in externally funded research, from project design through project development and implementation to documentation and reporting. This is a non-tenure track, benefits eligible, full-time, 11-month position with appointment starting on or after August 16, 2015. The appointment is renewable, with the expectation of at least a three-year term.

Research projects in which this person will participate will include those that use and extend the hybrid econometric/input-output (ECIO) forecasting model, those that involve integrating various modeling frameworks to model linkages among environmental, economic, and energy systems, and projects that are initiated during the term of appointment.

Consistent with the theories and principles of economics, the person in this position investigates, studies, evaluates, and conducts analyses related to regional economic development, which can involve impacts of and/or reactions to structural changes; creates reports and predictions; determines effective resolutions and/or develops new products or knowledge. This person uses professional concepts and organizational policies independently and in collaboration to solve a wide range of moderate to complex problems in imaginative and practical ways. Depth of skills, knowledge, and interpretive abilities, as well as some creativity, are required to successfully perform duties. Work effort often addresses non-routine matters within established protocol, guidelines, and/or policies. Position duties may require oversight of projects or programs, including coordination of work by others providing support of basic science objectives.

At the Research Assistant Professor level: (Masters degree plus) 3 years of work experience in a research, policy analysis, or planning environment, applying skills and analytical methods and techniques related to those required for the position; or an earned doctorate, or equivalent

At the Research Associate Professor level: (PhD plus) 3 years of work experience in a research, policy analysis, or planning environment, applying skills and analytical methods and techniques related to those required for the position.  Appointment at this level requires demonstrated ability to obtain external funding.

Degrees should be in economics, geography, urban and regional planning, policy analysis, or related discipline. Applicants should have a strong background in regional economic modeling theory and methods; familiarity with sources of related economic data for model estimation; and familiarity with supporting analytical software including but not limited to some experience with Python or similar scripting or programming languages.

The WVU campus is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU is the state’s major research, doctoral degree-granting, and land-grant institution. We serve over 29,000 student in 191 degree programs offered by 15 academic schools and colleges. Designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is situated 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC.

Qualified applicants should submit an application cover letter, a statement of research interests, a CV, and names and contact information for at least three professional references at the website under faculty.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.  Under represented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Call for participation: Special Sessions on Spatial Econometrics

Call for participation

Special Sessions on Spatial Econometrics

62nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International NARSC – RSAI

November 11-14, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA

With the increased collection and the diffusion of geo-located spatial data, spatial econometrics has become a pervasive topic in many disciplines. This special session aims at bringing together researchers participating at the NARSC meeting with different substantive research focuses, but that share a common interest in spatial econometric methods and applications. Both theoretical and applied papers will find place in this special session.

If you are interested in contributing a paper to this Special Session, please follow the usual abstract submission procedure at and then send the ID of the submitted paper


Call for Participation: Special Sessions on GeoComputation

Call for participation

Special Sessions on GeoComputation 

62nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International NARSC – RSAI

November 11-14, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA


The special sessions on various aspects of GeoComputation are planned for the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC) to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, November 11-14, 2015. Suitable topics for the session presentations are theoretical, methodological and applied issues related to GeoComputation – spatial analysis and modeling, and in the context of regional science.


Please let us know if you are interested to contribute to the special session(s) by sending an email at <> with the title, abstract, name of author(s), affiliations, contact details and the unique ID number at your earliest but not later than June 25th, 2015. The abstract should be 2,000 to 5,500 characters and spaces.


Please note that in order to have your presentation included to the special session we do need the unique identification number (ID). The ID, or PIN, is a number included at the bottom of the confirmation email received following the submission of an abstract.


Detailed information about the NARSC conference can be found at < >. Information about the submission process can be found at <>. Conference abstract submission deadline is July 1st, 2015.


Looking forward to seeing you in Portland.


The organizers:


Prof. Suzana Dragićević

Department of Geography

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Email: <>



Prof. Jean-Claude Thill

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Email: <>


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