[URBANTH-L] POSTDOC: Arizona State research post, "Urban Organization through the Ages: Neighborhoods, Open Spaces, & Urban Life"

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 14 16:12:47 EDT 2009

Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
(formerly the Department of Anthropology) seeks a recent Ph.D. for a
Postdoctoral research position to begin in early 2010. The scholar
will assume a leadership role in a collaborative, transdisciplinary
research project on comparative urbanism titled "Urban Organization
through the Ages: Neighborhoods, Open Spaces, and Urban Life." The
project, which is currently in the second year of a five-year
operation, seeks to explain the origins of modern urban life through a
research project that is transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, global,
and deeply historical. The project directors, who are faculty members
in the fields of archaeology, geography, political science, and
sociology, are using comparative research methods to analyze ancient,
preindustrial, and modern cities on key issues concerning
neighborhoods and open spaces. The postdoctoral scholar will become a
member of the research team with a major role in research design, the
collection and analysis of data, and write-up. We expect this person
to make significant intellectual contributions to the project, to work
with the project directors on integrating disciplinary perspectives,
and to supervise a team of student assistants and volunteers. More
information about the project can be found at:

The ideal applicant will have a broad and creative intellectual
approach to social research, and a track record of publications and
grants. Applicants should have research experience in urbanism, and
training in a relevant discipline, such as archaeology, urban history,
human geography, sociology, or socio-cultural anthropology. Scholars
whose experience and skills combine more than one of the following
will be given preference: transdisciplinary research; comparative
methods; historical research; database construction and management;
statistics; GIS.

This position is funded through 2012. Applications will be considered
beginning immediately and continuing until the position is filled.
Applicants should email a cover letter explaining their qualifications
and interest along with a Curriculum Vitae and names/contact
information for three references to:

Lisa Meierotto

School of Human Evolution & Social Change

Arizona State University

PO Box 872402

Tempe, AZ 85287-2402

Lisa.Meierotto at asu.edu

(480) 965-0610

Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu.A
background check is required for employment. Arizona State University
is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to
excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to

Christopher G. Boone
Associate Professor
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University

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