Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Studies

Trinity College Published: January 2, 2019
Hartford, Connecticut
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The Urban Studies Program (URST) at Trinity College announces a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position beginning in August 2019 with a focus on urban policy analysis and research methods. We encourage applications from candidates with some range of the following preferred qualifications and expertise: qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ethnography, policy analysis, participatory action research, or ideally a combination of more than one of these methods; with a substantive interest in research on empirical dimensions of urban socio-spatial change (gentrification, segregation, diversity, and/or community development strategies in US and/or international contexts, for example). Interests in urban GIS, spatial statistics and data visualization applications will be considered a strength, but are not required. The geographical regions of specialization are open.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach five courses for the year, including Introduction to Urban Studies each semester, a core course entitled, “From Hartford to World Cities,” and two courses from among the following: Urban GIS, Urban Research Practicum, Introduction to Urban Planning, or Community Development Strategies. URST is an interdisciplinary program, and thus we welcome applicants from a number of disciplines. Candidates should hold a PhD or have a completed PhD by the time of appointment in a relevant field such as urban planning, urban studies, urban policy, geography, sociology, or anthropology. The teaching load is two courses in Fall and three in Spring. A successful candidate will also be able to enjoy the collegial research environment of the Center for Urban and Global Studies with which the Urban Studies Program is affiliated.

The successful candidate will be housed in the Urban Studies Program.

Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.

Candidates should hold a PhD or have a completed PhD by the time of appointment in a relevant field such as urban planning, urban studies, environmental studies, public policy, geography, sociology, or anthropology.

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