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)

 

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; pfall@uncc.edu

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 http://jobs.uncc.edu: (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 pfall@unc.edu, and view our departmental website at geoearth.uncc.edu/.

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

 

Costs:

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.

Language:

All Workshop sessions will be held in English.

Submissions:

Prospective participants should submit a full version of the paper in English NLT August 15th, 2015 to: productivity.workshop@cide.edu  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 http://regionalproductivityworkshop.yolasite.com/

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 dboyce@uic.edu. 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.

Reference

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

 

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