[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, Jan. 13 - 20, 2006

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Fri Jan 20 08:30:09 EST 2006

URBANTH-L Job Postings, Jan. 13 - 20, 2006
1. Stanford University, Urban Education, Tenure Track / Open Rank Position
2. State University of New York College at Cortland, Urban Sociology, 
Assistant Professor
3. International Honors Program, Boston University, Urban Ecology

1. Stanford University, Urban Education, Tenure Track / Open Rank Position


The Stanford University School of Education seeks to hire a scholar who 
examines the cultural contexts of urban education. A focus on urban 
communities and their institutions is necessary. Disciplinary background 
is open, but expertise in anthropology and in qualitative research 
methods is especially welcome. Experience with field work in schools or 
other educational settings is necessary. The appointment will be for a 
tenure track, open rank position.

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter describing their 
research agenda and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, 
and a list of three references with complete addresses and phone 
numbers. The committee will request letters of recommendation and 
samples of publications from a small group of finalists.

On line applications are available and are highly recommended. Please 
visit the Stanford School of Education faculty search on line 
application system at:


A less desirable alternate is to mail application materials to the 
address below. Processing of applications received via the US Post 
Office or any overnight mail delivery service may be delayed.

Prof. Milbrey W. McLaughlin
Search Committee Chair
c/o Javier Illueca
Faculty Affairs Office
Stanford University
School of Education
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305.3096

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2006 and will continue until 
the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes 
nominations and applications from women and minority groups.


2. State University of New York College at Cortland, Urban Sociology, 
Assistant Professor

State University of New York - Cortland. The Department of 
Sociology/Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences invites 
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in 
the fall of 2006. The department seeks candidates with a specialization 
in social or public policy and interests in one or more of the following 
areas: stratification, community development, urban sociology, and 
aging. The successful candidate will be able to teach the following 
courses in our department: Social Stratification, The Community, Urban 
Sociology, and Introduction to Social Gerontology. Preference will be 
given to candidates who also have the ability to teach our research 
methods courses and Introduction to Sociology. We seek candidates who 
demonstrate excellence in teaching while maintaining a record of active 
scholarship and service. Our teaching load is three courses per 
semester. Applicants should have or be near completion of the Ph.D. 
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2006, and will continue 
until the position is filled. Please apply online at 
http://jobs.cortland.edu and attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, 
and the names, addressees, and phone numbers of three professional 
references. SUNY Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. We have a strong 
commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary 
degree programs in the areas of multicultural studies.

3.  International Honors Program
Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics

The International Honors Program in affiliation with Boston University,
offers a series of independent study abroad programs utilizing comparative
study around the world to multiple countries. We are currently seeking an
individual to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and host city
coordinators for "Cities in the 21st Century," a four month long course that
will take 30 students from upper tier liberal arts colleges and universities
to one of two trajectories. The first is for the fall semester of 2005 - New
York, U.S.; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Beijing & Shanghai, China; and
Bangalore, India. The second is the spring semester of 2006 - Washington,
D.C.; Rio de Janeiro & Curitiba, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; and Paris,

The mission of the program is to provide students with first hand experience
in the challenges of urbanization throughout the world and provide the tools
to learn how to "read a city" through a series of formal courses, homestays,
guest lectures by local academics, politicians, and policy makers, site
visits, and meetings with NGOs, neighborhood organizations and community

The ideal candidate should: a.) have a M.A. or Ph.D. or be a Ph.D. candidate
in urban planning and have expertise in urban ecology, the urban
environmental sciences, and/or urban geography, and teaching experience at
the college level; b.) be able to develop a syllabus and teach an
introductory course in urban ecology called Urban Ecology and Sustainable
Environments and contribute to a team-taught course on Urban Planning and
Urbanization in a Global Context; c.) possess not only the appropriate
technical skills to manage a field course, but the sensibilities
(flexibility, adaptability, collegiality, cultural sensitivity, etc.)
necessary for such an endeavor.

Expertise/field experience in one or more of the countries on the itinerary
is preferred, but not essential. Preference will be given to candidates with
experience leading or teaching on field-based courses, and those who have
traveled extensively and/or lived in another culture for an extended period.
Class size is 30 students with undergraduate level course work. There are
3-4 faculty members in each country plus local experts. Faculty and students
live with host families in each country.

More information about IHP is available on our Web Site: http://www.ihp.edu
. Electronic versions of all application materials are required. Please
email a letter of interest, along with vita, and names/email contact
information of at least 3 academic references, to: info at ihp.edu
(mailto:info at ihp.edu). Materials need to be received by February 1st.

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