[URBANTH-L]JOB: Global Urban Studies at Michigan State U

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Sep 25 15:39:46 EDT 2007

[forwarded from Comurb_r21 at email.rutgers.edu]

Global Urban Studies Program
Job Posting 2007-2008

The Global Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University invites
applications for up to two tenure track, academic-year positions at the rank
of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning 8-16-2008.  To meet its
education and research missions, the GUSP is seeking faculty who bring
particular approaches to the study of the political, historical, cultural,
and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the US and the
world.  Any one or combination of the following desired methodological areas

        I.            US Cities in Comparative Context:  Comparative urban
analysis focusing on points of similarity or difference in the nature of
urban conditions, challenges, and historical and future trends.
      II.            Qualitative/Ethnographic Methods:  Research
methodologies encompassing traditional case studies as well as quantitative
approaches such as content analysis, meta-analysis, and q-sort techniques.
     III.            Policy Focus:  Comparative policy solutions to common
urban problems based on empirical evaluative and analytical assessment.

A comparative urban agenda is highly desirable.  The GUSP is interested in
enthusiastic and creative scholars capable of working independently and
collaboratively with other faculty members to conduct research and to obtain
external research funding.

The Global Urban Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program in the
College of Social Science supporting and specializing in urban research and
offering a PhD specialization in combination with a disciplinary PhD.  The
program works with an advisory council of senior faculty from a variety of
disciplines and professions within the University including political
science, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, and social work to
cultivate education and research on urban issues.  Successful applicants
will join core faculty hired last year in defining a premier program widely
recognized for fostering innovative approaches to education and research on
urban and global urban issues.  These positions will be tenure track in the
disciplinary departments appropriate to the credentials of successful
candidates; faculty will meet the tenure and promotion standards of their
disciplinary department, with input from the GUSP.  More information on the
GUSP can be obtained at http://www.gusp.msu.edu or from the program
Director, Laura A. Reese at reesela at msu.edu or by calling 517.353.5942.

The PhD is required prior to appointment.  Applications from exceptional
candidates who are very near degree completion will be considered with
verification of the candidate committee.  Salary is competitive and
commensurate with experience.  Applicants should submit a current curriculum
vitae, a letter of interest, no more than two sample publications, a
transcript, and the names and contact information for three references.  To
apply, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Richard Hula, 304 S.
Kedzie, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823.  Email:
rhula at msu.edu  Phone 517.355.6592 Review of applications will begin October
15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer and strongly encourages applications from women and persons of
color.  Approval Pending.

Xuefei Ren
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Global Urban Studies Program
Michigan State University

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