[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, Dec. 5-13, 2005

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Tue Dec 13 23:42:55 EST 2005

URBANTH-L Job Postings, Dec. 5-12, 2005
1. Arizona State University, Southwest Borderlands Initiative, Open Rank (note
deadline: 12/19)
2. University of Tennessee, Urban or Economic Geography, Assistant Professor
3. University of California at Los Angeles, Immigration Law, Open Rank

1.  Call for Names of Potential Applicants

Southwest Borderlands Initiative
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Arizona State University
at the West Campus

Latino Political Representation, Participation, and Public Policy

The Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State
University at the West Campus seeks names of potential applicants for
a Southwest Borderlands Initiative hire to join the faculty beginning
fall semester 2006.  The Department wishes to hire in the areas of
Latino political representation, participation, and public policy
formation-three areas that represent crucial research and teaching
gaps at ASU at the West Campus.  The hire's Latino policy focus may
include but is not limited to Latino public health policy,
immigration policy, and the study of decades-old efforts to close
gaps between Latino population and political representation and
participation. The hire could complement existing research and
teaching strengths in the New College on public health policy, or on
immigration broadly considered, including the global economic forces
that push and pull immigrants to the United States. The Department
anticipates that the candidate will strengthen the overall campus
emphases on social justice and social embeddedness.

The hire is open with respect to rank, including to ABD candidates
who are nearing completion of the PhD.  The hire should demonstrate
high scholarly productivity or promise of such productivity
commensurate with rank.

Please email the names of potential applicants (and, if possible,
their institutional affiliations) to Julie Murphy Erfani, Chair,
Southwest Borderlands Initiative Search Committee, by 12:00 noon on
Monday, December 19, 2005:

Email:  Julie.murphy.erfani at asu.edu

Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Arizona State University—West
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100

2. TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE 37996-0925. The University of Tennessee Department of
Geography invites applications for a new tenure-track position for an Assistant
Professor in urban or economic geography with a focus on the developing world,
beginning in August 2006. Knowledge of quantitative methods desirable. Our new
colleague will augment the department's strength in urban and/or
economic geography and will further the university's effort to internationalize its
curriculum. Teaching duties will include courses in our urban or economic geography
sequences as well as the development of specialized courses in the candidate's
area of
expertise. The candidate will be expected to sustain an active, funded research
Our department is characterized by growth, amity, many shared interests, and
facilities. It provides a supportive and nurturing environment for students and
Ph.D. in geography or closely allied field required at the time of appointment. For
general information about the department, see http://web.utk.edu/~utkgeog/. 
Apply: Dr. Ronald Foresta, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography,
304 Burchfiel Geography Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
37996-0925. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter
highlighting the applicant's qualifications for the position. Applicants should also
have three referees send supporting letters to the search committee chair. Review
of applications will begin February 1, 2006 and continue until the position is
The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in
provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities
and benefits. 


3. Migration/Immigration Scholar
 UCLA seeks a scholar of migration/immigration for a joint tenure-track
appointment between the Law School and UCLA’s International Institute. This
appointment can be at any rank. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or J.D.
(preferably both), should be comfortable working across disciplines, and should
be able to teach courses on (a) U.S. immigration law, (b) asylum and refugee law
and policy (preferably in a comparative context), and (c) the political, social,
cultural, or economic dynamics of migration. Applications, to include a c.v.,
representative recent paper or article, and three references, should be
submitted on-line via the appropriate link at:
http://www.international.ucla.edu/ or directed in hard copy to Ms. Tara Wake
Joint Law Search Committee International Institute 11266 Bunche Hall UCLA Los
Angeles, CA 90095-1487;

and, to assure full consideration, should be received by 15 February 2006. UCLA
is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. 

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