The Urban Studies Institute is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year period to begin in the fall of 2020. Area of specialization is open but should align with one or more themes of the Institute’s research agenda on urban inclusive development, economic resilience and environmental sustainability. The candidate should also have the required skills and experience to teach a course in statistics and/or GIS. Willingness and ability to engage with developments and stakeholders in the Atlanta region is a plus. Postdocs at USI work collaboratively with USI faculty while also developing independent research projects based on their interests. They are expected to teach one course per year.

This position is open to early-stage scholars in urban studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. Applicants must have completed their PhD in urban studies or a closely related discipline by August 1 of 2020. The applicant must show evidence of interest in interdisciplinary research; have teaching experience; have the ability to conduct independent as well as collaborative research; and should have a minimum of two refereed journal articles.

Instructions to Apply
Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter explaining relevant prior experience and qualifications;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of research accomplishments and plans;
  4. Name, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of two referees.

To apply, please submit items 1–4 as a single PDF document (saved with Last Name) by email to urban@gsu.edu using Postdoctoral Research Application in the subject line of your email. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by May 31, 2020 will be guaranteed full consideration. Multiple hires may be considered.

About the Institute
The Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University conducts top-level urban research, offers an innovative Ph.D. and masters curriculum, and engages with stakeholders in metropolitan Atlanta and other cities around the world. The Institute’s research agenda ranges from local to global, from urban theory to policy research. The Institute was founded in 2017. It is housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and its research and teaching engagements reach across the university. It is presently composed of seven tenured or tenure track faculty, four postdoctoral researchers, and over 25 affiliate faculty from a range of schools and disciplines.

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is ranked among the top 20 Best Graduate Schools for Public Affairs in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report, and Urban Policy at GSU is ranked 8th in the country. Georgia State University is a major urban institution with more than 50,000 students. GSU is recognized as a national leader in student success and in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked GSU as the 2nd most innovative school in the nation.

Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.