[URBANTH-L]POSTDOC: Space, the city and organization

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Jun 10 23:02:29 EDT 2008

Postdoctoral Scholarship: Space, the city and organization

The Haniel Foundation (Germany), the University of St. Gallen 
(Switzerland) and the Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany) invite 
applications to a 12 months-Postdoctoral program dedicated to "Space, the 
city and organization". The scholarship is scheduled for the academic year 
of 2008/09, to start on October 1, 2008.

The last years brought a renaissance of "space" as conceptual and 
analytical category as well as renewed attention to the spatiality of 
human life. Viewing space as an ongoing area of activity, the city as 
organizing platform is now (again) at the forefront of debate in the 
social and human sciences.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Scholarship must hold a PhD in the Social 
Sciences or the Humanities and should have a number of publications in 
either of these fields. The ideal candidate should have a strong 
interdisciplinary interest in the issues outlined above. Furthermore, the 
candidate would be a productive and independent person preparing for an 
international academic career. The successful applicant will be based at 
the University of St. Gallen's Center for Social Enterprise. The duration 
of the PostDoc-Scholarship is for a minimum of one year with the 
posssibility for extension. The salary is 2500 EUR per month and also 
covers travel expenses.

Furthermore, the prospective scholar will be involved in setting up a 
seminar series at the universities in St. Gallen and Lueneburg, bringing 
together an international group of leading researchers in the field of 
spatial and urban theory to share their insights and ideas.
Interested candidates should electronically submit application documents 
along with a brief outline of research interests - and the corresponding 
research intentions as regards the scholarship - to Dr. Timon Beyes 
(timon.beyes at unisg.ch). Please send pdf-files only. Applications must be 
received no later than June 20, 2007.

Both Universities are committed to increase the number of women in science 
and therefore encourage women to apply for this PostDoc position.
Dr Richard G. Smith,
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography,
Centre for Urban Theory,
Department of Geography,
School of Environment & Society
Swansea University,
Singleton Park,
Email: r.g.smith at swan.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1792 602558
Fax: +44(0)1792 295955
Web Page:

Forthcoming Book, Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories:

Forthcoming Event (welcoming Paper & Poster Submissions), UGRG Annual 
Conference "Urban MultipliCITIES":

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