[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, Mar. 1-3, 2006

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Fri Mar 3 13:34:59 EST 2006

1. Qualitative Research, Education and Information Studies, Visiting Professor, UCLA

2. Migration, Senior Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo
[please note early deadline - ed.]

1. Qualitative Research, Education and Information Studies, Visiting Professor, UCLA
            The Social Research Methodology Division at the Graduate School
of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
invites an experienced practitioner and teacher of qualitative research
methods as a visiting professor for the academic year  2006-2007.  GSE&IS is
a vibrant intellectual community with an emphasis on issues of urban
education and equity in education.  The visiting professor will teach one
course each term in a sequence of qualitative research methods in education,
a sequence in which doctoral students are primarily enrolled.   (Fall
Quarter,  Introduction;  Winter Quarter, Fieldwork Practicum;  Spring
Quarter,  Data Analysis and Reporting) and will also be available to
students for research mentoring.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in
education or in a social science discipline and must have research methods
teaching experience at the associate or full professor level  (or at an
equivalent level in a research agency or firm,  with experience in teaching
graduate students).

The candidate will be affiliated with the Division of Social Research
Methodology.  The division honors a wide range of methodologies and
interests, and strives to incorporate multiple methodological perspectives
into research and teaching. The  Division of Social Research Methodology
supports mixed methods and has a strong commitment to qualitative work.
TO APPLY:   Send an application letter describing your research and teaching
interests, along with a vitae, sample syllabi, and the names of three
references to the address below:

Sandra Graham, Chair
Department of Education
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1521

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE:  September 2006

FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Marilyn Salinger,
staff assistant (salinger at gseis.ucla.edu), Professor Frederick Erickson
(ferickson at ucla.edu) or Professor Kris Gutierrez (gutierrez at gseis.ucla.edu).
Please include "SRM Visiting Prof Search" in the subject line.

2. Migration, Senior Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) is seeking to hire an
experienced researcher in migration issues.

International migration is an increasingly important aspect of international
relations and has implications for the dynamics of armed conflict and
peacebuilding. Furthermore, migration management is in itself increasingly
conflict-ridden. Growing tensions between migration control measures and desires
for migration has grave humanitarian consequences. Existing migration expertise
at PRIO is in high demand, and the institute is seeking to further develop this
area of research.
PRIO was one of the first centres of peace research in the world when it was
founded in 1959. Today it is an independent multi-disciplinary research
institute with approximately 50 researchers. PRIO hosts the Centre for the Study
of Civil War (CSCW), Norway's only Centre of Excellence in the social sciences.
Two international peer-reviewed journals are edited at PRIO (Journal of Peace
Research and Security Dialogue). The institute is located in attractive premises
in central Oslo. For more information about the institute, see www.prio.no
<http://www.prio.no/> .

The candidate would have a key role in developing PRIO's research in the area of

Research at PRIO is funded by external grants on a project basis. Candidates
must therefore have the ability and willingness to actively develop research
projects and secure funding. Projects in the area of migration will ideally be a
combination of long-term academically oriented projects and short-term
policy-oriented projects. PRIO encourages publishing of research results at the
highest international level.

Candidates should have research experience in some or all of the following areas:

-- Transnationalism and migration-development linkages

-- Conflict-related aspects of migration management (human smuggling, control
measures, migration pressure, migration and security)

-- Linkages between migration, armed conflict and peacebuilding

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

-- Proven ability to develop and achieve funding for research projects

-- A track record of publishing in international peer-reviewed journals

-- Written and spoken fluency in English

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a social-science discipline. Highly
qualified candidates without a PhD may be considered if the above requirements
are clearly met. Familiarity with Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is
an advantage but not a requirement. Skills in non-European languages which
facilitate communication with migrant groups are an asset.

Deadline: 10 March 2006

Contact person: Assistant to the Director, Damian Laws (Damian at prio.no)

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