Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:44

Position Announcements University of Arizona and UC Dublin

1)      The School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, tenure-  track Assistant Professor of urban geography

The School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of urban geography who can contribute diverse perspectives on cities to the School’s research, teaching, and engagement. The School of Geography and Development is among the top ranked geography departments in the United States and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. The University of Arizona is a Research One, land-grant university and is committed to enhancing its inclusive scholarship and impact. We welcome candidates whose experiences in research, teaching, and community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please note that if invited to a campus interview, candidates will be asked whether it is permissible to video or audio record their research talk and to post it on a limited-access account to ensure that voting eligible members of the relevant unit have access to information in the event they are unable to attend the presentation(s). Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention schedule and will be accessible only to authorized university personnel.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)<>.Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress!

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.  Please submit letter of application along with a CV, statement of teaching, statement of research interests, statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach, up to three sample publications as well as the names of three references into the UACareer Track system. For a full position description and application information, please visit (Posting # F20714).  Contact search chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.


The Assistant Professor of Urban Geography will conduct research and provide teaching that would enhance our offerings and should address one of the following areas:

•        Urban development

•        The complexity of human lives within cities

•        City economies, cultures, or politics

Substantively, research and teaching might focus on (but is not limited to):

•        Social justice as related to transportation, food, housing, or environmental change

•        Processes of racialization or ethnicization and their effects

•        The implications of financial markets on urban growth and change; migration and acceptance of refugees

•        The role of religion and faith in cities; contentious politics

We seek a scholar with a strong research record and a promising agenda for future work. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department.


2)      University College Dublin – Various positions in Economics and Geography

UCD are advertising a number of posts in Economics and in Geography that may be of interest to the forum. Please see the link below for further details.

Closing dates for applications is 5pm (local Irish Time) on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

Application form and further information (including application procedures) can be obtained from:

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