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Washington University’s School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Urban Humanities beginning Fall, 2018. The search is at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor and the appointment will be located in the Department of African and African American Studies. We seek scholars from within a broad range of humanities and humanistic social science disciplines (for example, art history, film and media, gender and women’s studies, history, languages, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology) with research interests in urbanism, race, and the built environment in Africa and/or the African diaspora (North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia). We are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in or familiarity with architecture, the built environment, and urban design. The successful applicant will be appointed in the Department of African and African American Studies.
Through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation’s Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities initiative, Washington University is in the midst of a four-year effort aimed at bringing humanities scholars into productive dialogue with architects, urban designers, and landscape architects. This hire, along with a parallel appointment in Architecture and Urban Design, is aimed at building upon these efforts by forging sustainable and permanent connections between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design.
The successful candidate will teach classes in her/his areas of specialization, assist in the advising of AFAS majors, be active in research and publication, participate in departmental and university service and governance, and contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of African and African American Studies and to the ongoing collaboration between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University.
To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, all materials should be submitted electronically through the Washington University jobs site (http://jobs.wustl.edu). The job posting number for this position is 37381. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement detailing their approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments; and three (3) letters of recommendation on your behalf sent by the reviewer (or assistant) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will review applications until the search is concluded, but applications should be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration.
Additional application instructions:
To apply, please go to http://jobs.wustl.edu and search for job posting # 37381 and click the “apply” button at the bottom of the page. After submission of the application, you must EXIT the Wash U jobs site then log back in with your established username and password. Click on “Applications” then “Add Attachment” to upload your letter of interest; current curriculum vitae; and teaching statement.
The three (3) letters of recommendation written on your behalf should be sent by the reviewer (or assistant) to email@example.com. Please include the applicant’s name in the subject line.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Requests for additional information about the position may be directed to Tila Neguse, Project Director, The Divided City Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Allman, Director, Center for the Humanities at email@example.com.
date, September 1, 2018.
Princeton University’s Department of English and Program in American Studies invite
applications for a joint appointment at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in
Asian American literature and culture. We welcome applicants working in all areas, periods, and
critical approaches, particularly those addressing issues related to race and ethnicity using a
multidisciplinary lens. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate
teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral
Please apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages),
and a statement of teaching philosophy. Consideration of applications will begin on October 5,
2017; the application deadline is October 15, 2017. Interviews will be conducted at the American
Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago, November 9-12, 2017. Alternative arrangements
will be made for candidates who are unable to attend the ASA meeting.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background
Academics and practitioners with an interest in urban issues in Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for both research excellence and high-quality instruction in the classroom.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of their current research and future research plans (3 pages maximum), their teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to three recent relevant publications. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will then be contacted by NYU and asked to upload their reference letter. Senior candidates are not required to provide references at this time.
Review of applications will begin on October 16 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply visit this link http://apply.interfolio.com/44468. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.
NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
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The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Post-1945 U.S. History. We are particularly interested in scholars specializing in urban and/or political history as well as race, ethnicity, and immigration. The candidate will participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1183. Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. If the writing sample is part of a dissertation or other major project, include an abstract explaining the sample’s relationship to the larger work. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of the Art of the Americas with an emphasis on African-American art, architecture and/or visual culture and new media studies. Candidates would have the opportunity to engage with the department’s programs in cultural heritage and preservation studies (CHAPS) and/or museum and curatorial studies.
PhD in Art History, American Studies, or a closely-related field required by the start of the
Applicants should have an outstanding research program and proven dedication to teaching. The successful applicant will help to enhance departmental collaboration with other units across the University. Job duties include research and teaching both in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Art History.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three referees via Interfolio to Professor Erik Thuno, Chair, Department of Art History, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Priority given to complete applications on file by November 1, 2017.”
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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
The Department of Urban Planning and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Justice and the Environment. We understand justice in the environment broadly and welcome applicants with research interests in institutions, policies, social and cultural practices, and economies that influence the equity of environmental outcomes with respect to social, racial and cultural divisions. Research focus areas might include analysis of risk and vulnerability; urban environmental governance, institutions, and justice; the intersection of urban environmental justice with human rights, migration, labor, or technology; environmental justice in relaton to class, gender, and race; environmental justice in relation to formal and informal urbanism; and climate justice.We are open to scholars with domestic and global perspectives in environmental planning, and with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. Relevant disciplinary backgrounds include but are not limited to anthropology, economics, environmental science, ethnic studies, geography, history, planning, political science, and sociology. We expect the new colleague in this joint position to help advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
The Department of Urban Planning, in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, seven affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, four visiting practice faculty, five active professors emeriti, 38 Ph.D. students, 148 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective Ph.D., master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban and regional studies and design, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals. The Department of Urban Planning has the unique advantage of being situated in an interdisciplinary school of public affairs along with highly ranked departments of Social Welfare and Public Policy. All faculty in the Luskin School of Public Affairs (including the departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy) have opportunities to participate in current initiatives in global affairs, digital technologies, the environment, democracy and inequality, and social justice, equity, and opportunity.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s (IoES) primary mission is to identify, study and provide solutions for regional and global environmental problems, and to educate the next generation of scholars and leaders. The Institute achieves this mission though its 12 core faculty, over 60 affiliated faculty from across UCLA, an undergraduate B.S. in Environmental Science program, an interdisciplianry Ph.D. program, and a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering program. The IoES emphasizes community engagement, practical experience, and a commitment to science communication. Through its eight centers, the institute supports a wide range of research, education, and outreach activities that span the breadth of academic disciplines at UCLA, with the important goal of encouraging interdisciplinary research and policy.
Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, ecological diversity and new approaches to solving environmental challenges. UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Urban Planning and the IoES are committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship, and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in urban planning or a related discipline at the time of appointment. The expected start date is July 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by Monday, November 13, 2017, to be guaranteed full consideration.
Please visit the IoES (https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/) and Luskin School (http://luskin.ucla.edu/) websites for other related academic opportunities. You are welcome to apply for multiple positions, but you must submit your applications separately for each position of interest.
The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
We seek a dynamic Department Head with intellectual leadership and a vision for planning education, scholarship, and practice. The ideal candidate will bring a history of facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, practice, and research, and a record of establishing partnerships with communities and other academic units at home and abroad.
The Department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and is recognized for its interdisciplinary approach and leadership in community development for social justice, land use and transportation, sustainable development, economic development, transnational planning, and geographic information system and planning analysis. The department and its diverse faculty are committed to the profession and to research that advances the practice of planning. The Department currently has 11 permanent faculty members, 9 affiliated faculty, 3 lecturers, 83 students in the BAUSP program, 65 students in the MUP program, and 19 Ph.D. students. The Department is one of seven academic units within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, with peer units in the performing arts, visual art, and environmental design. The Head reports to the Dean of this College, and oversees the administration of courses, budget, and personnel policy, in collaboration with department faculty and staff and subject to College and University policies.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the flagship university of the state of Illinois and one of the nation’s leading public research institutions, with an enrollment of approximately 45,000 students. The University was first in the nation to appoint a planning faculty and has been offering courses in planning for over 100 years; the University Library includes a city planning collection that is one of the oldest and largest collections of its kind. Further information about the College and Department may be found at: http://faa.illinois.edu and http://urban.illinois.edu.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Urban Planning or closely related field is required, with professional experience preferred. The successful candidate will have an established record of research, teaching, and service and have scholarly achievement sufficient to gain appointment as a full professor with tenure. Experience in academic administration and budgeting is desirable, with a commitment to collegial decision-making and shared governance expected. An effective record of advancing diversity-related goals in work with faculty, students, and other constituencies is important to supporting the work of the department and college in this area. The Head must demonstrate effective communication skills; ability to represent the department’s programs and accomplishments to the university, the general public, and the profession; and willingness to participate in advancement and fundraising.
The salary for this full-time position is commensurate with experience; the proposed start date is 16 August 2018. This appointment will be a full-time (100%), nine-month position with negotiated summer salary support and an administrative increment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 17 November 2017. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a resume, cover letter, and the names, and complete contact information of three references. For further information about the position, please contact the search chair, Professor Sara McLafferty, at email@example.com or 217-333-1660.
For further information about application procedures, please contact Melissa Madsen, Associate Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and
other designated classes are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit
http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2018-19 to a distinguished writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate’s teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course. The Anschutz Fellow is expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program either in the fall or the spring semester. The seminar will be composed of not more than 15 students, and it will meet for three hours weekly over a 12 week teaching semester.
The Fellow will also deliver one public lecture to the University. The Fellow will enjoy full access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. A computer-equipped office on campus will be provided for the semester. A Fellow who elects to reside on campus will receive a salary of $90,000, plus benefits. A Fellow who elects to commute from elsewhere will receive $60,000, plus benefits. To apply: An applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing her or his proposed seminar and public lecture by midnight, e.s.t. on December 1, 2017. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials. Please submit all materials online at https://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs
Once at the site, search for “Anschutz.”
For additional information, please see our web page, http://princeton.edu/ams/, or call (609) 258-6771.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the university’s background check policy.
The Department of Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, beginning or advanced Assistant Professor position to start August 1, 2018. We seek a social scientist specializing in urban society and culture, with a preference for Africa, Asia or Latin America. The successful applicant should be a committed teacher and scholar to join our multidisciplinary exploration of social and formal cities around the globe and through history, teach core introductory courses, work with quantitative methods, and participate in our senior seminar. The candidate should have expertise in such areas as political economy, transnational flows, social movements and social change, housing, social justice and/or urban policy. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start date in one of the following areas: economics, geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, planning, or a related social science field.
To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement by December 5, 2017 to Growth and Structure of Cities Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Growth and Structure of Cities Department Search Committee. Applications received by December 5, 2017 will receive full consideration.
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Assistant or Associate Professor – Urban Studies
Job ID: 17520
Location: Baruch College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Review of resumes will begin on October 25, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 10, 2017.
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology and Anthropology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin in August 2018. The department seeks applicants specializing in either religion and globalization in urban environments or the cultural impact of climate change in urban environments. Teaching responsibilities will include developing courses on religion in New York City or on the cultural impact of climate change on New York City, and candidates are encouraged to describe potential NYC-based research projects and /or courses in their application materials.
Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, or Religious Studies required.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY:
STEP ONE –
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” through this link https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17520&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and three letters of reference.
STEP TWO – Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.
Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.
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