[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, October 21-28, 2005

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Fri Oct 28 23:15:17 EDT 2005

URBANTH-L Job Postings, October 21-28, 2005
1. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Researcher
2. University of Toledo, Sociology and Anthropology, Assistant Professor
3. University of Liverpool, Migration and Post-Colonial Studies

1. Researcher A post, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam

Due to staff research leave an opportunity exists for a dynamic and motivated
person with proven research abilities and demonstrable organisational skills to
work (1 year fixed term, December 2005-November
2006) with the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change in managing and delivering
its range of research, consultancy and conference projects. In addition to
supporting the CTCC's research team on a day to day basis, the successful
candidate will be expected to take a lead role in assisting in the organisation
of international conferences and related publications. The researcher will
further assist in the organisation and management of ongoing research programmes
and events and contribute to the preparation of cutting edge research outputs
(publications, exhibitions, visual outputs, etc.). The Centre for Tourism and
Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University, is an international research and
development organisation pursuing both fundamental and applied research in the
field of tourism studies and theory.

Candidates should have a research Masters degree in tourism or related to
tourism (e.g. in anthropology, sociology, cultural geography etc), proven
research experience and enthusiasm to further develop the international work of
the CTCC. A completed PhD would be desirable. Candidates should have experience
in working on research projects and in project management. The contributing to
and developing of funding bids and the ability to produce published outputs
would be desirable. Candidates should have good organisational and communication
skills and be able to work with databases (excel and access), spreadsheets and
websites. Fluency in one or more European languages is desirable. For further
information on the CTCC please
visit: www.tourism-culture.com

There is no formal application form, although you can use the form provided
through the Human Resources section of Sheffield Hallam University
.asp). Please send a detailed CV, a cover letter and a page with the names and
full addresses of two academic / professional referees in a single electronic
file attachment to David Picard (d.picard at shu.ac.uk) and Mike Robinson
(mike.robinson at shu.ac.uk) or by post to David Picard, CTCC, SHU, Owen Building,
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK. Closing date 28 Oct 2005. A shortlist of
candidates will be compiled on 31st Oct. Interviews with short-listed candidates
will take place on 7th and 8th November. For shortlisted candidates living
outside the UK, telephone interviews can be arranged.


2. Spatially Integrated Social Science

The University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in
either economics, political science, sociology or anthropology at the rank of
Assistant Professor, beginning August, 2006. Ph.D. (or equivalent) in economics,
political science, sociology or anthropology required at the time of appointment
(August, 2006). The successful candidate will play a critical role as one of
several new faculty appointments involved in the planning, implementation,
research and teaching within a new Ph.D. program in the spatial social sciences;
expertise in analysis and modeling of spatial social science issues and
expertise in the processing of spatial data is required. The program will focus
on the spatial dimension of human and social dynamics. This position will be
housed in one of three departments (Economics, Political Science and Public
Administration, or Sociology and Anthropology) that will maintain responsibility
for evaluation of research, teaching and service. In addition, this position
will involve active collaboration in funded research at the university's
Geographic Information Science and Applied Geographics Center in partnership
with an interdisciplinary team from the departments of Geography & Planning,
Economics, Political Science & Public Administration, and Sociology & Anthropology.

Candidates with expertise in spatial analysis along with additional substantive
expertise in (but not limited to) demography, geographic information sciences,
local government interaction, public policy, social informatics, urban
sociology, social capital, spatial econometrics or statistics, urban economics,
or regional science are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates
would have a commitment to an active research program, publishing research in
internationally recognized journals, attracting external research funding,
research supervision of graduate students, and developing effective university
teaching at all levels which includes directing undergraduate research. Please
send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of teaching
effectiveness, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent.
The letter of application should outline candidate's interest in spatially
integrated social science and potential contributions to proposed Ph.D.
program. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005, and continue
until position is filled. EOE. CONTACT: Chair, Social Science Cluster Search
Committee, C/O Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo, Mail
Stop 932, Toledo, OH 43606-3390. Fax 419-530-7919. For further information
consult http://spatialsocialscience.utoledo.edu.


3. University of Liverpool, Liverpool

What we are looking for
The University wishes to appoint to academic positions outstanding
individuals with the potential to become future world-class academic
leaders and the capacity to conduct research across traditional
departmental and Faculty boundaries.

You are likely to have four to ten years post-doctoral experience and to
be holding a prestigious research fellowship.

If your application is successful the University will appoint you to a
full academic position in the appropriate department at the completion
of your fellowship.

The University wishes to appoint individuals with the capacity for
interdisciplinary research in the following areas:
Migration, Reception, Integration and Post-colonial Studies 

The University of Liverpool has long been a major centre for
inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in the areas of
migration and post-colonial studies, as recently acknowledged by the
AHRC when the University was asked to host one of the research seminars
launching the AHRC's new 'Diasporas, Migrations and Identities'

One of the distinctive elements is broad range of expertise, a range not
available at many universities, with staff able to bring particular
research perspectives from the areas of, for example, Modern Languages,
Latin American Studies, History, English, Irish Studies, Archaeology,
Classics, Geography, Architecture, Sociology and Politics - plus the
opportunities generated by strong links with the national museums based
in Liverpool. 

Further impetus has been provided by Liverpool's designation as
'European Capital of Culture' in 2008 and the 800th anniversary of the
city in 2007, with major research projects linked to these events, as
well as new Research Investment appointments in areas such as 18th &
19th cultural history, ancient travel writing, Classical reception and
cultural aspects of film studies. 

Major current projects include the production of an Historical Companion
to Postcolonial Literature, study of the Representation of India in
French Texts, Africans in Germany in the 20th century, the Role of
Politics and Political Institutions in Cultural Change, the Mercantile
Liverpool project and Liverpool 800.

To promote inter-disciplinary developments there is an extensive
programme of research seminars and several active research groups,
including the Post-colonial and Transnational Research Group, Centre for
Central & Eastern European Studies, Centre for Port & Maritime History,
the Centre for Latin American Health Studies, and an Interdisciplinary
Forum developed and organized by postgraduate students.
Further information:

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