Call for Papers- World Society for Transport and Land Use Research

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Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Sixteenth Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, administered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI). This Fellowship, in support of thesis research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field. Regional Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the theory and method of urban and regional phenomena. Regional Scientists apply theoretical and empirical frameworks and methods of the social and other sciences, as well as develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and policy.

Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.

The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Laurie A. Schintler, and received by April 15, 2016. (Although the normal application deadline is February 15, in 2016 the application deadline was extended.)

An application consists of the following materials:

1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.

2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the thesis research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12 point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.

3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

In addition, the thesis supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Laurie A. Schintler. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the thesis supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Laurie A. Schintler at Questions may also be sent to her at For information about NARSC, go to For information about RSAI, go to

May 13, 2015
Revised, January 25, 2016

Assistant Professor for Public Sector/Local Government Financial Planning University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension

The University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension is looking an assistant professor in local government finance.  The person filling the position is expected to conduct applied research in local government finance and work with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center in conducting outreach educational programs.  The position is tenure tract with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison.

Assistant Professor for Public Sector/Local Government Financial Planning Official Title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. required in Urban Planning, Administration, or related area.
  Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Teaching experience in non-formal and formal settings and scholarly research required.

Principal duties: Successful candidate for this tenure track faculty position will be expected to develop and lead a statewide Extension program of research and teaching in the area of public sector financial planning, fiscal impacts of development, and local government budgeting. This is a UW-Madison faculty position with a tenure home in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The successful candidate will be expected to establish partnerships and relationships for identifying and conducting applied research as a foundation for long-term programming with UW-Extension. Areas of interest include local government finance associated with a breadth of planning and community development issues which could include sustainable development of the built environment, downtown revitalization, gentrification and displacement, public health initiatives, community food systems, and civic engagement through public-private partnerships, among others. Scholarly research is expected and should lead to a record of excellence which will meet the University of Wisconsin-Madison guidelines for achieving tenure . Professional, university, and UW-Extension service is required.

University of Idaho – Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Human or Physical Dimensions of Climate Change

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Ph.D. required) with research focus on quantitative approaches to either human or physical aspects of climate change. This hire will further contribute expertise to transdisciplinary research at the University of Idaho in climate change science, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. Relevant theme areas would include (but are not limited to) climate change impacts to water, energy and food resources, or human health; societal adaptation to climate change impacts; mitigation of future climate change. The position will have responsibilities in research, teaching, service, and undergraduate and graduate advising.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic department with GIS Certificate, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs and department research expenditures over $1M per year.  The new hire will is encouraged to contribute to an active community of transdisciplinary climate-related research at the University of Idaho.  Our location in the small town of Moscow, Idaho, in the beautiful Inland Northwest provides for high quality of life and was recently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the U.S.  Washington State University is eight miles away and provides additional opportunities for collaboration.

Review of applications for this position will begin on January 6, 2016.  For more detail on required and desired qualifications and procedures for application, please see:  For questions, please contact Search Chair Dr. John Abatzoglou(


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

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


The 10th Annual Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association will be held in Rome from June 13th to June 15th at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. All details can be found at the website of the Association  or directly at the website of the Conference at:

Special features of the conference this year:

-          Two special “Decennial” lectures by Jean Paelinck and Luc Anselin

-          Two invited speakers: Dan Griffith and second name to be confirmed

-          A special issue of the journal “Econometrics”  (

-          A round table on software for spatial econometrics with R, STATA, GeoDa and SAS

-          The first meeting of the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute Alumni on June 12nd

-          A crash introductory 2-days course on Spatial Econometrics and application in R will be held on June 10th and 11th


The deadline for submitting an abstract is April, 16th 2016

Notification of acceptance will be sent by April, 30th, 2016

The deadline for the Early Bird registration is May 14th, 2016


Let me point out the fact that, due to the coincidence with the Jubilee in Rome, it is important to book the hotel well in advance. The website reports a large number of alternative accommodations.

Immediately before the conference there will be the 9th edition of the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute starting from May 16th and finishing on June 10th.

The deadline for applying to the summer school  is February 20th, 2016 (applications at )

 Notification of acceptance will be sent by March, 1st, 2016

Position Announcement University of Toledo


The University of Toledo Intermodal Transportation Institute 

Applications and nominations are sought for the position of Director of the University of Toledo’s Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI).  The Intermodal Transportation Institute, established in 2004, is an interdisciplinary Institute developed to promote and coordinate UT’s research, education and community engagement relating to transportation and to serve as a portal for external constituencies to access UT’s transportation-related talent and resources.  The ITI has a broad agenda of interdisciplinary activities relating to the full spectrum of transportation-related topics of academic interest and of interest to the local community.  These include supply chain management and business logistics, the design and planning of intermodal transportation systems, transportation data resources, transportation infrastructure improvements, alternative energy sources for transportation, and land-use planning and transportation needs projections.  In addition to research activities, the Institute organizes events and seminars to advance understanding of transportation research in Northwest Ohio and the Great Lakes Region.


The Institute is overseen by a governing board chaired by the Vice President for Government Relations that includes the deans of the colleges of Business and Innovation, Engineering, Language Literature and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  The Institute is also supported by an external Advisory Board composed of local business and government leaders.


Applications and nominations are encouraged for exceptional candidates who may come from either an academic or non-academic background.  Depending upon the academic qualifications of the successful candidate, the position may carry academic rank in an appropriate department.  The Director will be expected to generate external funding to support the Institute, develop external funding opportunities for other faculty members, coordinate research activities with other universities and governmental agencies, and organize and lead proposal development activities.  The successful candidate will be recognized on and off campus as a leader in transportation and should bring the following qualifications:


  • A record of high quality transportation-related research publications.
  • A record of winning and directing funded transportation related research projects.
  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a discipline related to transportation or at least five years of senior-level administrative experience in a non-academic transportation related organization such as industry or a federal or state agency.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on interdisciplinary transportation- related research projects.
  • A record of working with external constituencies, including transportation-related businesses, universities, and other community leaders.
  • A thorough knowledge of current issues and trends relating to transportation as well as federal initiatives and funding underway relating to transportation.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate support for the Institute both across the University and from outside the University.
  • A passion for transportation that can motivate students, faculty and others.


This is a full-time 12 month position that includes summer support and an administrative stipend.  If the Director has academic rank, he or she will maintain a portion of his or her duties and responsibilities to the Director’s home department including some teaching and graduate program responsibilities.


Letters of nomination should be submitted no later than Friday, January 29, 2016.  Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their interest and qualifications for the position along with a current curriculum vita and the names, titles and contact information for three references (who will be contacted after approval of the candidate) no later than Monday, February 15, 2016.  Application packets and letters or nominations should be sent to  Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Neil Reid, Ph.D., Department of Geography & Planning, MS 140, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA.



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

RSAI Young Researchers Prize

RSAI Young Researchers Prize

Post-doc Opportunity at Michigan State

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

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

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

 Please contact Dr. Jiquan Chen for more questions at:

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
Phone:            517-884-1884
Fax:                 517-353-2932

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:

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:  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

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 / +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.


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