The future Center for the study of “Business in the Capital” is seeking a Chaired Professor or Director  at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington D.C.

KSB has just been endowed with a multi-million gift to hire a leader in the study of Business in the Capital with a focus on the Greater Washington D.C. region. The candidate shall have research and/or experience in some of these areas: regional business, regional innovation, regional economy, the geography of innovation, industry studies, or clusters. The candidate will be expected to provide thought leadership on regional and policy issues in the region.  The search is open rank and open position. The candidate may be hired as a chaired associate/full professor, or as Director of the center on a multi-year contract. Read More

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Director, Service-Learning and Partnerships in the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain. The Center opened in August 2015 to launch and facilitate the Institute’s Quality Enhancement Plan, titled “Serve-Learn-Sustain.” The QEP is a component of our reaffirmation of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This campus-wide academic initiative aims to provide students with a multitude of curricular and co-curricular opportunities focused on the theme, “creating sustainable communities.”

Serve-Learn- Sustain is designed to help students combine their academic and career interests with their desire to make worthwhile contributions to the world. We do this by facilitating broad-based, interdisciplinary efforts linking teaching and research to action, in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe. More information about the Center and the QEP can be found on the Center’s (temporary) website at: http://serve-learn-sustain.gatech.edu/.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and entrepreneurial service learning professional to help shape the direction of an initiative that aims to transform the culture of a major technological institute and establish best practices for university engagement in some of the most challenging issues of our time. The position is a non-tenure track, academic faculty position at the level of academic professional. The exact title (Assistant or Associate Director) will be determined by the selected candidate’s experience and academic qualifications.

Primary Responsibilities

The Associate or Assistant Director will work closely with the Center Director to set strategic direction, facilitate campuswide participation in Serve-Learn-Sustain, evaluate progress, identify and pursue external funding opportunities, and supervise, engage, and evaluate administrative and program staff. This position will assume the lead in the following areas:

1. Service Learning

Develop and oversee the process of incorporating service learning and community engagement into courses at all levels of
the curriculum, as well as some co-curricular programs. Specifically:

  • Recruit and train faculty from all six Colleges, as well as some staff and students, to incorporate service learning and community engagement around sustainable communities into their courses and programs;
  • In collaboration with the Center’s Program Manager, develop and maintain systems for matching on-campus courses and projects with partners for community engagement and service learning;
  • Identify, curate, and develop new resources and tools to help with course revision and development;
  • Work closely with the Center for Career Discovery and Development to develop and execute SLS-related internships and co-ops;
  • In collaboration with Center staff, develop public programs and materials that further education around sustainability and community-engagement and draw in new participants;
  • Working with the Office of Assessment, establish systems to assess service learning and community engagement learning outcomes and assist with assessment activities;
  • Actively participate in and contribute to national and international service learning networks.

2. Partnership Development

Supervise and work closely with two Partnership staff—a full-time Community Relations Specialist and full-time Industry
Relations Specialist (shared with the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in the Scheller College of
Business)—to:

  • Identify, develop and maintain partnerships with nonprofit, municipal, school, campus, and industry partners, in Atlanta, across the country, and around the world, to engage in and advance learning and action related to curricular and non-curricular activities at Georgia Tech;
  • Collaborate closely with and serve as a connector among three of Tech’s other key community-related initiatives and offices: the Westside Communities Alliance, the Office of Government and Community Relations, and the
  • Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement;
  • Help establish, and then facilitate, the Partnership Working Group, comprising key campus stakeholders and strategic off-campus partners, as part of the Center’s governance structure;
  • Identify and develop resources and initiatives for growth and collaborative learning between Georgia Tech and offcampus
    partners, and among partners themselves, that build mutual capacity to work together productively and with joy;
  • Establish systems to assess partner relationships and conduct formative assessment throughout the year;
  • Engage Partnership staff in service learning activities as appropriate;
  • Proactively support the Partnership staff’s professional development.

3. Credentials and Experience
We seek a creative leader committed to collaborative learning and engagement and excited to help lead and shape a new initiative from the ground up, focused on sustainable communities. Minimum requirements include:

  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree
  • Strong background in service learning pedagogy and active engagement in the service learning field
  • Experience working in engineering, computing, or other STEM-related settings

Preferred requirements include:

  • Managerial experience supervising professional staff
  • Undergraduate teaching experience and ability to teach an undergraduate course at Tech
  • Experience with assessment related to service learning and community engagement
  • Exposure to sustainability

About Georgia Tech and the Office of Undergraduate Education
Georgia Tech (www.gatech.edu/) is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Ten public universities and dedicated to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. The campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Students receive a rigorous education to prepare them to influence the technological, social and policy decisions that address the pressing challenges of our time.

Georgia Tech enrolls approximately 21,000 students (66% undergraduate) every year through its Colleges of Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Architecture; Scheller College of Business; and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. At the core of Georgia Tech’s educational philosophy is academic rigor combined with experiential education. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia and the Association of American Universities. Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Undergraduate Education is charged with maintaining the quality of undergraduate education and the academic success of undergraduate students. In addition to the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, reporting units include Center for Career Discovery and Development, Center for Academic Enrichment, Center for Academic Success, and Honors Program.

To Apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please apply by March 1, 2016. The desired start date is beginning- to mid-summer 2016. Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for three professional references, including a mix of academic and non-academic supervisors and partners (references will not be contacted without prior notification) in a single PDF file to provost-hr@gatech.edu. Please reference the position title in your email’s subject line. Selection process will include passing a pre?employment background screening. AN EQUAL EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION

The Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) at Wheaton College invites applications for a half-time appointment as Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Studies for 2016-2017, with possible extension for 2017-2018.

Applicants should have training in the social sciences as well as research and teaching interests in cities and urban life. A Ph.D. in a related field is preferred; ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching experience is strongly preferred, and the successful applicant must be able to teach an interdisciplinary course on Chicago. Read More

The University of Maryland invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The University is an 1862 Land-Grant institution, a Carnegie Research Extensive University, and flagship of the state university system. Read More

New York University seeks a post-doctoral fellow specializing in the cities of the Caribbean, Latin America, and/or Atlantic Africa (post-1850) for the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellow will work alongside NYU faculty whose interests include political economy, racism and inequality, and the politics of sustainability and development.

Responsibilities for the fellow will include helping convene a Global Cities conference to be held in the Spring of 2017. The fellow will also teach one undergraduate course in the Fall and Spring of his or her fellowship year. Applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds are welcomed, including but not limited to history, art history, literature, and cultural anthropology.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a 2-page statement of research interests, and a list of three references. To apply, please visit: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52782 and follow the application instructions. Review of applications will begin February 12, 2016. Letters of recommendation shall be solicited for finalists at a later date.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

The Department of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Head. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the growth of the department and a vision for the department’s continued excellence in research, teaching, and service. They will have a visible presence in the Chicago metropolitan region, throughout Illinois, and globally. The department offers a highly-regarded professional degree program, the Masters in Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP), which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. It also hosts a new and rapidly growing Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and a small but selective doctoral program, and the Urban Data Visualization Lab. The department has 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and currently 160 MUPP students, 80 undergraduate majors, and 25 Ph.D. students are enrolled. Read More

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Salary: AUD$176,027 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

Research Support: Additional research establishment funds will be made available to the incumbent in their first year to appoint an aligned Postdoctoral Research Fellow (for up to 2 years) or a PhD scholar (for up to 3.5 years). AUD$10,000 p.a. research support funds. Read More

Job ID: 305665

Apply online at http://z.umn.edu/curajob

About the Job
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is hiring to fill a full-time Research Associate position. The Research Associate will conduct research on a range of issues and programs related to urban and regional affairs of interest to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and the upper Midwest region. The Research Associate will pursue research projects that are generated in any of the following ways: 1) an issue of importance in the region decided upon by the leadership of CURA in consultation with program staff, 2) Requests for Proposals that are offered by local organizations and agencies, and 3) the Associate’s own interests as they relate to the mission of CURA.

CURA is an all-University applied research and technical assistance center that helps the University of Minnesota fulfill its land grant and urban missions by connecting faculty and student resources with nonprofit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local governments, and state agencies in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota. CURA supports research and publishes policy-oriented reports on a wide range of urban and regional issues. The Research Associate will work with other program leaders to develop and carry out CURA’s research agenda.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial social researcher. The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize a research project, define research questions, create appropriate research designs to address those questions, have a familiarity and competence with a range of research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative), and have experience writing up research reports and presenting research results. The ideal candidate should have experience with producing research for a public audience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with community-based research methods, working with community members as partners or sometimes as co-producers of research.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in urban planning, public policy, sociology, political science, economics, or a related social science field.
• Experience conducting social science research.
• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize a research project, including the construction of research designs and the development of research questions
• Demonstrated familiarity and competence with a range of research methodologies.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies, including academic, public policy, and community/nonprofit organizations
• Experience in writing up research results.
• Experience constructing and maintaining research databases.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
• Previous experience providing communications leadership for an organization, preferably as director of communications or similar position
• Experience producing research for a public audience.
• Experience with community-based research methods (working with community members as partners or sometimes as co-producers of research).
• Experience or familiarity with research and public policy related to one or more of the following: communities and neighborhoods; economic development and employment; education; state or local government and policy; environment and energy; program evaluation and assessment; arts and culture; geographic information systems (GIS); health, human, and social services; housing; land use and population; sustainability; transportation; underserved and underrepresented groups
• Experience with grant writing.
• Experience translating research to inform policy and practice.
• Experience presenting research results – either in a public venue or to stakeholder groups.

Principal Duties and responsibilities
1. Conduct community based research (80%);
a. originate research ideas
b. develop research questions
c. create research designs
d. collect data
e. analyze data
f. write up findings (including reports to funders)
g. work with CURA communications staff to disseminate findings
h. supervise, as needed, graduate research assistants working on individual research projects.

2. Pursue funding opportunities for research projects (20%):
a. respond to RFPs for projects of relevance to CURA and the region
b. monitor the availability of RFPs from a range of local organizations and agencies
c. work with the Executive Director to decide which opportunities to pursue
d. work with CURA program staff to identify and develop research ideas
e. create and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty and research staff across the University
f. work with other researchers across the University – as appropriate – on research projects.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references who are able to comment on your skills and experience. Please DO NOT submit the information in the system, attach as separate documents.

Additional documents may be attached after submitting your application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

This position will remain open until filled.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, including documentation of degrees held. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of MThe University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Responsibilities

The Department of Political Science (http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/polisci/) at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications from leading scholars in political science or related fields to lead the Department as Chair at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record of publication and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership. The candidate’s field of expertise is open. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. Read More

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire a faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level in the field of international development. We seek someone with a comprehensive understanding of development processes and issues around the world, and linkages to one or more of the other academic concentrations in the School (including social policy, governance, sustainable development, security, and nonprofit and NGO management). The successful candidate would teach students in our graduate and undergraduate programs, advise doctoral candidates working in this field, and help to build the development concentration at the School. We also have a general interest in candidates who can contribute to both the school’s core curriculum and to multiple specializations within the school. Those applying should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline, such as development studies, economics, political science or public policy. Read More