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Post-Doctoral Fellowships





Study Abroad:




PhD Programs:


Doctoral Assistantships in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment at Clemson University


The College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson

University is accepting applications for five assistantships for 

the pursuit of the Ph.D. degree in Planning, Design, and the

Built Environment.  The assistantship provides a stipend of $18,800

payable per year plus tuition remission, and may be renewed 

for up to two years.

Our faculty have advanced degrees in
applied economics, architecture, construction management, civil
engineering, history, landscape architecture, parks, recreation and
tourism, planning, political science and geography. This diversity allows
students to pursue a variety of research interests.

The objective of the program is to prepare a new generation of
academics and professionals to deal with the diverse and complex
issues relating the future of our built environment. The program
is interdisciplinary drawing a core from the fields of architecture,
landscape architecture, planning, real estate development, 

historic preservation and construction science. We have identified

focus areas of: Regional/Community Development and Design; Built 

Environment and Health; Restoration, Sustainability and Land Ecology;  

and Architectural Design, Technology and Construction Processes.  

It is expected that graduates of this program will be well prepared to

address increasingly complex issues relating to human settlement
patterns and the built environment.

We have a rolling admissions process, but will begin reviewing applications in January

Clemson University, the land grant University of South Carolina and a

Top 25 US Public University, has an enrollment of over 25,000 students 

of whom over 5,000 pursue advanced degrees in 74 different areas of 

graduate studies. Strategically located within a few miles of Interstate 85, 

mid-way between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Clemson

offers easy access to major urban centers, coastal areas and the

Appalachian mountains.

More information about the University can be found at our web site at 


and details about the PhD program at 


Contact Professor Mickey Lauria for additional information on the program.

Mickey Lauria, Ph.D.
Director of Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Professor of City and Regional Planning
Lee Hall 2-315
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
[email protected]



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:




 Call for Manuscripts and Papers: 



Call for Book Proposals


Community Quality of Life and Well-Being


Aims and Scope of the Series


Series Editor: Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, US

Editorial Board: Meg Holden, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Charlotte Khan, The Boston Foundation, US; Youngwha Kee, Soongsil University, Korea; Alex Michalos, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; Don Rahtz, College of William and Mary, US; Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, US


Community Quality of Life and Well-being is a book series comprised of volumes related to local and regional level research, providing current and leading edge information to planners, policy makers, and quality of life researchers involved in community and regional well-being research and application. Formerly entitled Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Practices, the series reflects the broad scope of well-being. In addition to best practices of community quality-of-life indicators projects the series welcomes a variety of research and practice topics as related to overall community well-being and quality of life dimensions, relating to policy, application, research, and/or practice. Research on issues such as societal happiness, quality of life domains in the policy construct, measuring and gauging progress, dimensions of urban and regional planning and community development, and related topics are anticipated.

This series is published by Springer in partnership with the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), a global society with the purpose of promoting and encouraging research and collaboration in quality of life and well-being theory and applications. More information about ISQOLS can be found at
www.isqols.org. The Editor welcomes proposals for both edited volumes and authored monographs contributions on topics such as:


· Quality of Life in Communities
· Societal Happiness
· Social Health and Well-Being
· Life Satisfaction in various life domains
· Well-Being Theories and Applications
· Quality of Life for Policy Development

· Measuring and Gauging Quality of Life
· Dimensions of Planning  and Community Development
· Indicators of Well-Being
· Overall Community Well-Being


Please direct your inquiries or send your proposal to:Rhonda Phillips, [email protected]



For more information about the series: http://www.springer.com/series/13761



Submit your article today!
International Journal of Community Well-Being
Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, USA
Seung Jong Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
This journal advances the knowledge and practice of
community well-being as an interdisciplinary broad
conception of human and societal well-being. The focus is
predominately on communities of place and interest within
geographic or societal spaces concerning social, economic,
cultural/social, environmental or political conditions and
impacts on societal and social well-being.
It provides an outlet for excellent scholarship from a
multitude of disciplines - including but not limited to
community development, geography, urban and regional
planning, economic development, public administration,
regional studies, sociology, community learning and
education, psychology and health - concerned with
community well-being that promotes understanding of its
multidimensional aspects.
ISSN: 2424-5295 (print version)
ISSN: 2524-5309 (electronic version)
2 issues/year
Subscription information
▶ springer.com/librarians


For more information on the International Journal of
Community Well-Being, please visit



Housing and Society, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis welcomes manuscripts on topics in housing such as policy, design, social aspects, gerontology, behavioral aspects, energy/environment, equipment, interiors, economics, theory/model development, education, and program development or evaluation. https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rhas20




Routledge Contemporary Perspectives on Urban Growth, Innovation and Change (see the link for information about this book series and submissions)


Award Nominations:




Position Announcements:

Community Food Systems Faculty Position, University of Florida


This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% Cooperative Extension, 30% research (Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department
(FYCS), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. This position,
housed at the Mid Florida Research and Extension Center (MREC) in Apopka (near Orlando), will work
closely with colleagues, clientele and stakeholders to conduct programs in community/urban food systems.
The nature of the assignment may change in accordance with evolving needs of MREC and IFAS. Tenure
will accrue in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS).
FYCS is seeking a well-qualified candidate to support Extension and research activities that focus on
enhancing opportunities for Florida's family and youth to engage in and benefit from evolving
urban/community food systems programs and activities. The successful candidate is expected to have
expertise in youth development, family science and/or family and consumer sciences. They will have
opportunity to use their expertise to build Extension education/research programs that raise awareness of
and connect youth, families, consumers and communities to agricultural producers, processors, and other
stakeholders involved in sustainable community food systems. The Extension assignment for this position
has two dimensions. One will be to work collaboratively with state and local governments, civil society, and
the private sector to model from nationally-tested programs in evaluating local regulatory and tax policies
that increase incentives while reducing barriers and risk to community food production. The other
dimension is the opportunity to develop and implement programs to educate county faculty and community
leaders on incentives and reduced barriers to entrepreneurial, profitable, reliably healthy,safe and local
food production and consumption that builds communities. This opportunity involves collaborating with
other state and county extension faculty, conduct in-service trainings and participate in field days and other
client-focused Extension programs, workshops and events.
The research assignment for this position will be integrated closely with the Extension appointment to

develop a systems approach to examine application of theoretical models to complex community food
networks. Opportunities exist to study how government, the private sector, and civil society interact with
production motivation (i.e. commercial hydroponics to community gardens), distribution venue (i.e. food
hubs to farmers markets),and demand drivers (i.e. organic certified to price). The research assignment will
require the successful candidate to to create an innovative applied research program that will lead to
extramural funding for research and Extension activities, to participate in graduate education through
chairing and serving on student committees and to publish results with his/her graduate students in
appropriate leading journals in the field.
Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all
three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in
the position description.

Background Information:

The Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (http://www.fycs.ufl.edu) is an academic unit in
the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at
the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research and Extension education programs.
Additionally, this position will complete a two-person food systems team at MREC, will be a member of the
Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (https://clce.ifas.ufl.edu/) in their mission to increase
sustainability of urban plant systems, and will interact closely with other organic/food system specialists in




The candidate must have a doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in human and social science with
required human health and nutrition background and food systems expertise. ABD candidates that will
have defended their dissertation by September 30, 2019 are also welcome to apply. The candidate will be
expected to provide statewide leadership for research in community food systems. The successful
candidate will collaborate with Extension and research faculty from numerous departments and centers in
IFAS representing the range of disciplines and subject matter areas in the Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, as well as faculty members in other colleges and units of the University of Florida engaged in
community food systems research. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written
communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be
supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS
core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.


Postdoctoral experience; record of extramural funding; experience developing, implementing, and
evaluating food systems programs

Application Instructions


For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 22 March
2019. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee.
This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 43699

Dr. M. E. Swisher
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Family, Youth & Community Sciences
3025 McCarty Hall
Phone 352-273-3538
Fax 352-392-8196
[email protected]

Application Information

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/60264 and submit:
Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials
listed above

Curriculum vitae
Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of
Unofficial transcripts

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A
transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned
from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the
Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.
Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and
inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an

environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race,
gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an
environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The University and
greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor
recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Other Announcements:


Special Announcement


A New Student Recognition and
Professional Development Opportunity

The Urban Affairs Association has established the first international honor society to recognize the academic achievements of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in urban studies and related fields.
Urban Studies is a broad umbrella term for academic programs and research that focus on the social, political, economic, spatial, physical, historical, cultural, and environmental dynamics of urban contexts. Elements of urban studies can be found in several different disciplines, as well as within explicitly interdisciplinary fields such as urban affairs and urban planning. Given the varied academic homes for urban studies, eligibility for participation in the Society will be judged on the basis of individual program attributes.
We invite applications from academic units to establish chapters of Upsilon Sigma. Each year, there will be two application periods, one in the Fall, and the second in the Spring. For the 2018 calendar year, we have established the following application periods:
Spring 2018 Application Period

  • April 2—Application due to the UAA Executive Office
  • May 15—Application review decisions completed

Fall 2018 Application Period

  • November 1—Application due to the UAA Executive Office
  • December 15—Application review decisions completed

Basic Requirements to Establish an Upsilon Sigma Chapter

  • Successful chapter application
  • Annual UAA Institutional Membership (dues are $345 per year)
  • Student induction fees (one-time induction fee of $35 per student)

Full details on the application process and requirements are now available on the UAA website:


For more information about Upsilon Sigma visit this link





Urban Affairs Association (UAA)




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