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Graduate Fellowships

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

University of Rhode Island

 

Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year, subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months.

 

This position is part of a Social Science Diversity & Justice cluster hire and a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Provost's office (https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-MuChange-2021.Final_.pdf). The goal of the fellowship is to support emerging outstanding scholars from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position. The cluster hire includes three postdoctoral positions:

 

-A sociologist specializing in race/ethnicity studies, racialization, and/or racial inequality (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department).

-An anthropologist specializing in the Indigenous peoples of the Americas (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department; this position was filled in July 2021).

-A scholar of crime/criminal justice (housed in the interdisciplinary Criminology and Criminal Justice Program).

 

We aim to hire a cohort of scholar-teachers that excel in academic and/or public scholarship and to facilitate mentorship and professional development towards a tenure track position. We view mentorship as a multidimensional and reciprocal process. As such, the three postdoctoral fellows will be able to form a peer mentoring group, will have campus offices in the same building, and will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in home and other departments, such as Africana Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. The cluster hire's focus on diversity and justice relates directly to the goals of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the wider University. For more information, see: https://web.uri.edu/artsci/news/uri-to-hire-three-distinguished-multicultural-postdoctoral-fellows/.

 

The University of Rhode Island is a Land & Sea-Grant University which sits on/occupies Narragansett land, part of Rhode Island's long, complicated history of intertwined settlers and Indigenous peoples. Rhode Island has a deep and rich history of critical freedom struggles borne of the state's involvement in enslaving African and Indigenous peoples, and subsequent multi-century civil rights movements. The state is home to vibrant communities of the African diaspora, with significant populations of people from Cabo Verde, Liberia, and the Caribbean, Latinx and Indigenous populations from the Caribbean and Central America, and Southeast Asian populations from Laos and Cambodia. As the state's flagship university, our students increasingly come from these diverse communities. The University will be the new home to the Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island's only Indigenous museum, expected to open in 2023.

 

While the area of expertise is open, candidates whose research show promise in engaging with one of the following subfields will be given priority: carceral studies; comparative criminology; crimmingration; criminological theory; juvenile justice; program evaluation; queer criminology; transformative justice; and victimology. As an interdisciplinary program that offers our majors elective options from across the College of Arts and Sciences, candidates from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives will be considered.

 

We seek a scholar-teacher who is committed to the University of Rhode Island's mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The ideal candidate would be adept at engaging and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow would be expected to teach courses on criminology and/or criminal justice topics, advance their research agenda and contribute to program, college, and university service. The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The transition to a tenure-track faculty position will be based on continued interest on the part of the Fellow as well as the potential of the Fellow to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service needs and goals of the department as judged by the departmental faculty and Dean of the College. If the Fellow does not transition to a tenure-track position, the University is committed to providing a second year of support in the postdoctoral fellowship position.

 

Required Qualifications

1.   Ph.D  in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field with a specialty oriented towards criminology or criminal justice or ABD with degree conferred by September 1, 2022.

2.   Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching criminology and/or criminal justice topics.

3.   Evidence of, or potential for research excellence, as shown by publications, works in progress, and/or presentations, engaged with criminological- and/or criminal justice- oriented questions.

4.   Demonstrated engagement with the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

5.   Demonstrated potential in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

6.   Demonstrated alignment with the goals of the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

7.   Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

8.   Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9.   Currently eligible to work in the US.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

1.   Evidence of, or demonstrated potential, for specialization in one or more of the following areas: carceral studies; comparative criminology; crimmingration; criminological theory; juvenile justice; program evaluation; queer criminology; transformative justice; and victimology.

2.   Demonstrated experience teaching, advising, and/or working with people from diverse backgrounds.

3.   Successful engagement with the broader academic and non-academic  community.

4.   Evident potential to develop an independently-funded research program.

 

Application

To apply please visit https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/8533. The application requests the following materials:

 

 

1.   Letter of application that describes your qualifications and interest in the position.

2.   Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three professional references.  (As one complete document).

3.   A brief teaching portfolio (e.g., 1 page teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of a course you would teach, and teaching evaluations, if available). (As one complete document)

4.    "Other Document" - A 1-page statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students by embodying the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

5.    "Other Document" - A sample of your scholarly work of no more than 30 pages (as one complete document).

   

Study Abroad:

TBA

 

PhD Programs:

  

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo.

 

The PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities.

 

Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of planning scholarship. These include the UB Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Global Health Equity Community of Excellence. These research centers and labs connect students with faculty with research interests similar to their own and unique opportunities to pursue focused research at an advanced level. The program also encourages students to explore other research centers and interdisciplinary studies across the University at Buffalo, one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and the most comprehensive, research-intensive university within the 64-campus SUNY system.

 

Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Selected candidates will be considered for tuition remission and a competitive stipend. Admitted PhD students may also be considered for competitive financial awards available through sponsored research projects. Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills. Additional information about the program is available at:

 

http://ap.buffalo.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/phd.html  

 


Call for Manuscripts and Papers: 

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Housing Sustainability" Abstracts due: December 22, 2021 We are pleased to announce the journal Sustainability is devoting a Special Issue to the analysis of sustainability in the housing sector. Please consider submitting your work and sharing this opportunity with other colleagues who might be interested in contributing. The description of the issue and instructions are available below. This issue conceptualizes sustainability as maximizing the positive impact and minimizing the negative impact of environmental, social, ethical, and economic undertakings. The aims of this Special Issue are (1) to provide practical, conceptual, and/or theoretical insights into the field of housing sustainability through different lenses—social, cultural, ethical, environmental, psychological, etc.; (2) to gain a deeper understanding of sustainable housing policies and practices from different perspectives; and (3) to expand and challenge the frontier of housing sustainability research by generating new knowledge, sharing innovative ideas, and identifying a new direction for future research. Submissions should explicitly speak to one or more of the following themes*: • Research of sustainable policies or practices in the field of housing; • Opportunities and challenges in sustainable housing design; • Housing sustainability policy, regulation, and governance; • Energy efficient building standards and regulations; • Green production methods and technologies; • Housing and the environment • Housing culture and sustainable consumption; • Sustainable housing lifestyles and practices; • Sustainability and millennials' housing practices; • Sustainability and aging population's housing trends; • Other topics related to sustainable production and consumption of housing. Keywords: housing, energy efficient design, green building, sustainability, housing policies * If your housing sustainability research falls within a theme not listed above, please reach out to the editors with a 100-word (approx.) description of your work, we will respond to these messages every Monday morning between today and December 22. INSTRUCTIONS Interested authors should submit an abstract to the guest editors: Anaid Yerena, PhD ([email protected]) and Victoria Basolo, PhD ([email protected] ) by December 22, 2021. Abstracts: should include a title and be no more than 1,000 words (including the research description, research question, methods and data) plus references. Please include the phrase "Sustainability Special Issue" in the subject line. Following their review, a subset of authors will be invited by January 22, 2022, to submit full papers before May 15, 2022 which will be subject to the customary Sustainability peer review. As an open access journal, Sustainability charges 1900.00 CHF (equal to approximately $2,018.56 USD currently). In special cases of need, authors that are invited to submit full papers can request a voucher of up to 50% the value of the journal's open access fees. Please reach out to the guest editors to request consideration for a voucher. www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Housing_Sustainability

 
 
Deadline for submissions, 1-1-22
 
 
 

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) invites proposal submissions for the UAA 2022 Conference, "Shaping the Future of Urban Research," to be held April 12-14, 2022, in Washington, DC. 

 

UAA returns to Washington, D.C. to celebrate its 50th anniversary of annual meetings. The Opening Plenary of the 2022 conference will address the theme, "The State of Urban Affairs and the State of Urban Affairs Research." This theme sets the stage for the overarching goals of the conference, which are: (1) to better understand our past, (2) to assess current realities, and (3) to create visions for the future that support a global urban research agenda.  The conference will provide opportunities to assess urban affairs as a field, and to develop ideas for enhancing its long-term prospects and impacts. 

 

UAA encourages proposals for paper, panel, colloquy, and roundtable sessions to stimulate thinking and re-thinking of urban affairs, and to widen intellectual and professional networks.  

 

UAA 2022 will feature approximately 200 interdisciplinary sessions, a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, book exhibits, and more. Over 1000 international researchers and doctoral students attend the conference each year. Complete details about UAA 2022, including the full call for participation, are available on the conference website. https://tinyurl.com/UAA2022

 

Proposal submissions are due December 1, 2021. 

 

In addition to the conference theme, UAA encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics including:

-Activist Scholarship

-Arts, Culture in Urban Contexts

-Disaster Planning/Management 

-Economic Development, Redevelopment, Tourism

-Education Policy in Urban Contexts, Educational Institutions & Urban Inequalities

-Environmental Issues, Sustainability

-Gender, Identity, Diversity

-Globalization, Multi-national Urban Issues

-Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Regionalism, Urban Management

-Health and Urban Populations

-Historic Preservation, Space and Place

-Historical Perspectives on Cities, Urban Areas

-Housing, Neighborhoods, Community Development

-Human Services & Urban Populations, Nonprofit Sector in Urban Contexts

-Immigration, Population and Demographic Trends in Urban Areas

-Infrastructure, Capital Projects, Networks, Transport,

-Labor, Employment, Wages, Training

-Land Use, Growth Management, Urban Development, Urban Planning

-Poverty, Welfare, Income Inequality

-Professional Development, The Field of Urban Affairs

-Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Household Violence in Urban Contexts

-Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Urban and Metropolitan Contexts

-Social Capital, Democracy and Civil Society, Social Theory, Religion and the City

-Special Conference Topic:  Shaping the Future of Urban Research

-Special Track on Urban Entrepreneurship (Sponsored by Kauffman Foundation)

-Urban Communication (Urban Media Roles, Journalism, Social Media/Technology)

-Urban Design, Urban Architecture

-Urban Indicators, Data/Methods, Satisfaction/Quality of Life Surveys

-Urban Politics, Elections, Citizen Participation

-Urban Theory, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Urban Affairs

-Urban Issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim

-Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean

Award Nominations:

 

TBA

 

Position Announcements:

University of Rhode Island

 

Social Science, Diversity & Justice Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Race

 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months, the fellow will transition into a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year. We seek a sociologist who specializes in race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality.

 

This position is part of a Social Science Diversity & Justice cluster hire and a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Provost's office (https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-Change-2021.Final_.pdf). The goal of the fellowship is to support emerging outstanding scholars from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position. The cluster hire includes three postdoctoral positions:

 

-A sociologist specializing in race/ethnicity studies, racialization, and/or racial inequality (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department)

-An anthropologist specializing in the Indigenous peoples of the Americas (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department; this position was filled in July 2021)

-A scholar of crime/criminal justice who addresses race in their research or pedagogy (housed in the interdisciplinary Criminology and Criminal Justice Program)

 

We aim to hire a cohort of scholar-teachers that excel in academic and/or public scholarship and to facilitate mentorship and professional development towards a tenure-track position. We view mentorship as a multidimensional and reciprocal process. As such, the three postdoctoral fellows will be able to form a peer mentoring group, will have campus offices in the same building, and will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in home and other departments, such as Africana Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. The cluster hire's focus on diversity and justice relates directly to the goals of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the wider University. For more information, see: https://web.uri.edu/artsci/news/uri-to-hire-three-distinguished-multicultural-postdoctoral-fellows/

 

The University of Rhode Island is a Land & Sea-Grant University which sits on/occupies Narragansett land, part of Rhode Island's long, complicated history of intertwined settlers and Indigenous peoples. Rhode Island has a deep and rich history of critical freedom struggles borne of the state's involvement in enslaving African and Indigenous peoples, and subsequent multi-century civil rights movements. The state is home to vibrant communities of the African diaspora, with significant populations of people from Cabo Verde, Liberia, and the Caribbean, Latinx and Indigenous populations from the Caribbean and Central America, and Southeast Asian populations from Laos and Cambodia. As the state's flagship university, our students increasingly come from these diverse communities. The University will be the new home to the Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island's only Indigenous museum, expected to open in 2023.

 

We seek a scholar-teacher who is committed to the University of Rhode Island's mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The ideal candidate would be adept at engaging and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.

 

The postdoctoral fellow would be expected to teach courses in the sociology of race/ethnicity, advance their research agenda and contribute to department, college, and university service. The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The transition to a tenure-track faculty position will be based on continued interest on the part of the fellow as well as the potential of the fellow to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service needs and goals of the department as judged by the departmental faculty and Dean of the College. If the fellow does not transition to a tenure-track position, the University is committed to providing a second year of support in the postdoctoral fellowship position.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  1. Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD with PhD  in Sociology by September 1, 2022.
  2. Specialty in the sociology of race (broadly defined).
  3. Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching in the sociology of race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality. 
  4. Evidence of, or potential for research excellence, as shown by publications, works in progress and/or presentations.
  5. Demonstrated engagement with the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. Demonstrated potential in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. 
  7. Demonstrated alignment with the goals of the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication.
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication.
  10. Currently eligible to work in the U.S.

 

PREFERRED

 

  1. Demonstrated experience teaching, advising, and/or working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  2. Successful engagement with the broader academic and non-academic community.
  3. Evident potential to develop an independently-funded research program
  4. Experience and ability to teach using inclusive, antiracist, and postcolonial/decolonial perspectives
  5. Focus on race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality within the U.S. context

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Apply at this link: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/8566

 

Required Documents: Please attach documents to your online application: 

●    Letter of application that describes your qualifications and interest in the position.

●    Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three references.

●    A brief teaching portfolio (e.g., 1 page teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of a course you would teach, and teaching evaluations, if available).

●    A 1-page statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students by embodying the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

●    A sample of your scholarly work of no more than 30 pages.

 

 

Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

 

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