[URBANTH-L]Post-doctoral position in comparative urbanism

Michael Smith Michael.E.Smith.2 at asu.edu
Thu Sep 10 13:38:39 EDT 2009

Arizona State University

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Postdoctoral research position in comparative urbanism

Job Vacancy Announcement


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: http://latelessons.asu.edu/urban. 


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;


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 <mailto: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 apply.


submitted by:

Dr. Michael E. Smith

Professor of Anthropology

School of Human Evolution & Social Change

Arizona State University



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