[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Guide, July 17-22, 2006

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Fri Jul 21 10:45:51 EDT 2006


1.       Researcher, Immigrant Communities, Lowell (Mass.) National
Historical Park

2.       Project Implementation Director, The Field Museum (Chicago)

3.       Research Professor, Migration / Globalization / Urban Spaces,
Macquarie U.

4.       Research Scholar, Ecologies of Learning, NY Theological Seminary



1. Lowell National Historical Park is currently seeking proposals from
qualified researchers to conduct an ethnographic study of immigrant
communities in Lowell, Massachusetts.  The overall goal of the project is to
develop a conceptual framework for understanding the historic and more
recent migrations to the city of Lowell, and to conduct a comprehensive
ethnographic and ethnohistorical documention of immigrant communities in a
specific study area.


Proposals are due by August 14, 2006.


Specific information about the scope of work is available at

www.fedbizopps.gov.   Click on "Find Business Opportunities" and search by

solicitation/award number for # N1780060011 to access the project documents.


If you have any questions about this contract, please contact Marcia Dolce
at (978) 275-1713.



2. Project Implementation Director

Center for Cultural Understanding and Change



The Center for Cultural Understanding and Change at The Field Museum seeks
an applied anthropologist with experience in either community or grassroots
development to join the Center in a senior administrative/research position.
Duties will include assisting in the design, management and implementation
of participatory action research projects, public programs, and training
programs for community organizations.  The successful candidate will be
expected to supervise staff, write grants and develop partnerships with
other institutions and community organizations.  The Assistant Director will
report to the Director and also work closely with senior leadership in the
Environment, Culture and Conservation Division.   


The qualifications for this position are Ph.D. in anthropology, significant
experience in applied work or project administration, and fluency in
Spanish. Regional specialization is open, but candidates should have
experience working in either U.S. urban settings or in the Latin American
neotropics (or both).  We look for someone who can build and maintain
collaborations, work in team settings, and promote staff capacity and


The Center for Cultural Understanding and Change (www.fieldmuseum.org/ccuc)
was created in 1993 to connect The Field Museum to communities in Chicago
and beyond. As a unit within the Environment, Culture and Conservation
Division (ECCo), CCUC directs its efforts to catalyze the intrinsic
capacities of human communities to achieve positive change.  We are engaged
in integrating environmental conservation efforts and efforts to promote
sustainable livelihoods and cultural diversity.  Our work is primarily
focused in the Chicago Metropolitan Region and in the Andean foothills and
Amazonian lowlands of South America.  We have close collaborations with the
Anthropology Department of the Museum, with area University Departments,
with Chicago community organizations and Non-governmental Organizations in
Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.    


The Field Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all


Please send cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the
position, CV and names of references to: awali at fieldmuseum.org or apply
on-line through the Museum's website: www.fieldmuseum.org


Alaka Wali

John Nuveen Curator in Anthropology

Director, Center for Cultural Understanding and Change

The Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL  60605

312-665-7472 Voice

312/665-7193 Fax






Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University


New academic positions in Concentrations Of Research Excellence (COREs)


    * Level E (1 position) Ref. 20587


At the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (CRSI), scholars engaged in
philosophical, social and cultural inquiry collaborate in interdisciplinary
research on key social issues such as work reform, globalisation, cities,
migration, multiculturalism, racism and welfare. A distinctive feature of
the Centre is its commitment to research that is both socially relevant and
theoretically innovative. Our researchers come from a range of disciplines,
including philosophy, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography and


The centre has five research clusters:


o Migration, Multiculturalism and Nation o Critical Theory and Social Hope o
Welfare, Care and Social Policy o The Postcolonial World and Globalisation o
Inclusion and Exclusion in Urban Spaces


The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion is part of an active
international research network and has ongoing partnerships with the local
community and government sectors. The Centre is now looking to increase its
capacity for philosophically informed, practically engaged social and
cultural research.


For more information on the position go to:




New York Theological Seminary offers a three-year appointment as Research
Scholar in the Ecologies of Learning Project, which is its research unit on
urban religion. The position could also include a visiting faculty
appointment, and could begin as early as September 2006 (or as late as
September 2007, depending on availability of the successful candidate).

NYTS is an independent, non-denominational, fully accredited graduate
theological institution with more than 400 students.  The Ecologies of
Learning Project, funded for five years by the Lilly Endowment, examines the
mutual impact of religion, religious organizations, and urban structures.
While using conventional social science and religious studies methods, the
research team also engages the subjects of study in

the research through interactive forums and consultations.   EOL is in

its second year and has generated ethnographic data from nearly 100
congregational and neighborhood studies in New York and adjacent cities,
suburbs, and exurbs.  The Research Scholar will work with the project
director, staff, and students to extend the research, analyze the data,
interact with the congregations and communities we study, and publish our

The Research Scholar should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, training
and experience in ethnographic and quantitative research methods (preferably
including mapping/GIS), and knowledge of urban and cultural sociology and
religious studies.  Ability to work with minority and/or immigrant people
and organizations is important.  Candidates should send a letter of interest
with CV and contact information for three references to Professor Lowell W.
Livezey, Director, Ecologies of Learning Project, New York Theological
Seminary, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500, New York, NY 10115 USA, or to
llivezey at nyts.edu.



Shirvahna Gobin

NYTS - Ecologies Of Learning Project

Project Coordinator

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500

New York, NY 10115

Phone: 212-870-1208

Fax: 212-870-1236

Email: Sgobin at nyts.edu


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