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28

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

Geological Societies of America and China Conference

On 28, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

Roof of the World
Joint meeting of the Geological Society of China (GSC) and the Geological Society of America (GSA)
Brought together by the GSA International Section
Important Dates
10 April 2013:
New Deadline for abstract submission

15 April 2013:
Release of Fourth Circular (Technical Program for meeting)

30 April 2013:
Deadline for field-trip sign-ups and discount registration fee

17–19 June 2013  •  Chengdu, China
Jinjiang Hotel, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Please join us for the first Joint Scientific Meeting of GSC and GSA. The conference will be conducted in English and will include a three-day conference and post-meeting field trips investigating the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, intra-continental deformation and mineral resources, and unique sites for the end-of-Permian mass extinctions.
Preceding this meeting, the 7th World Chinese Conference on Geological Sciences (WCCOGS) will be held on June 14-15 at the same hotel, and Chinese will be the language for presentations. A tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Wenchuan Earthquake Site near Chengdu will be organized and a reception for these two meetings will be held in the evening of 16 June (Sunday).
For abstract submission, fees, program schedule, field trips, please visit:

28

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

CFP: Our Bodies, Our Spaces, Our Geographies

On 28, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

(CFP) Our Bodies, Our Spaces, Our Geographies

(re)thinking (auto)biographies in geographies of sexualities

(proposed session to the II  European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, September 5th-7th)

Convened by: Paulo Jorge Vieira (Center for Geographical Studies, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon)

ABSTRACT:

Anecdotal remarks on research about geographies of sexualities simplify the personal interests, desires and identities of the researcher and the themes that they study. Are all who study lesbian and gay geographies actually lesbian/gay? Do only lesbian (or bisexual) women do lesbian geographies? Is the “self-identified sexual orientation” of the researcher important in this research?

Different trends of critical geography (feminist, post-colonial, queer, etc) have been crucial in highlighting the importance of reflecting critically upon the multiple positionalities of the researcher, and at the same time, thinking through the ways in which various identities, practices and desires may influence and shape research encounters, processes and outcomes.

In this regard, this workshop will be questioning how “our body” is present in the different stages of research. Not just in a few paragraphs at the beginning of the paper or dissertation, but also on methodological choices, on the writing process, and on evaluation and devolution that we subsequently do at the end of the research process.

This workshop intends to reinforce a discussion in these “post times” when different theoretical threads, such as “queer theory”, “affect theory”, “actor-network theory”, “non-representational theory” are questioning and deconstructing our way of “doing science”, and “identity”. What, then, remains of positionality and of self-embodiment in research?

Workshop Proposal: Our proposal for this session is based on a small group address (5 to 7 min) of a diverse group of researchers discussing these different elements. So, if you want to be one of the active participants in this workshop send an email to pjovieira@gmail.com<mailto:pjovieira@gmail.com> with a small biography (100 words) and a small paragraph (100 words) explaining your interest in these issues.

Output: this proposal intends to after the conference develop a collaborative writing process that will end in a publication (a single paper, or a group of papers)

Deadline for declarations of interest is 18th April 2013 to the email pjovieira@gmail.com<mailto:pjovieira@gmail.com>

For more details about the conference, please visit the website: http://egsc2013.pt.to/

28

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

National University of Singapore Postdoctoral Fellowships

On 28, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (Teaching)

Invitation to Apply
The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore has launched a scheme called Postdoctoral Fellowships (Teaching) whereby appointees are required to provide teaching support for the department.  Part of the postdoctoral fellowship will also provide time for publishing and/or research.

Area of Expertise

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Teaching)
The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree or is awaiting conferment (the PhD must be awarded by the time that the post is taken up).  Candidates should be able to teach in the areas of urban and economic geography.
More information on the modules offered by the Department of Geography can be found at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/

Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) (Teaching) are as follows:
1.     Contract to be awarded for 24 months, starting no later than 1st August 2013.
2.     An Annual Base Salary of up to S$66,000 per year.
3.     An allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for non-citizens (i.e. non-Singaporeans) and their spouses who do not own any property in Singapore and whose spouses are not in receipt of any form of housing benefits from their Singapore employers.
4.     Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
5.     Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows.
·       $2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow
·       $2,000 for spouse
·       $1,000 for each eligible child, subject to a maximum of 3 children.  Children must be less than 18 years of age and receiving full-time education.
The above travel assistance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the appointee and his/her dependants in re-locating to Singapore. Such expenses refer to costs for travel, packing, transportation and insurance of personal and professional effects as well as settling-in expenses.
The travel allowance is contingent upon the Postdoctoral Fellow’s completion of his/her contract. In the event that the appointee does not fulfill the contract, the appointee shall be liable to refund the University a proportionate amount of the travel assistance granted to him/her and his/her dependants on appointment.
6.     Foreign PDFs who are granted Singapore Permanent Residence will continue to receive an allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses.  The allowance will cease if they acquire Singapore citizenship.
7.     Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.
8.     Formal vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.
9.     The balance of time spent between research and teaching for each PDF is about 50-50. The PDF can expect to teach up to 1.5 modules per academic year.

Application
All applications, including a covering letter detailing research interests, publication track record and plans, and areas of teaching expertise, as well a CV and the names of two academic referees, should be submitted by 15th April 2013. The search will continue until an appointment is made. Please address and submit documents to:

Search Committee
Postdoctoral Fellowships (Teaching)
Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link
Singapore 117570

Email correspondence and attachments should be sent to: geowlw@nus.edu.sg<mailto:geowlw@nus.edu.sg>. Informal enquiries to: Associate Professor Tim Bunnell (Chair of Search Committee: geojds@nus.edu.sg<mailto:geojds@nus.edu.sg>) or Professor Neil Coe (Head of Dept.: geohead@nus.edu.sg<mailto:geohead@nus.edu.sg>).
Visit our websites at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ for information on the Faculty, and http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/ for information on the Department of Geography and the undergraduate modules on offer.

28

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

Geography Assistant Professor Position at Temple University

On 28, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for three full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor positions for academic year 2013-2014. The initial appointment will be for one year only, but may be renewable, pending continued college-level funding and satisfactory performance. GUS (http://www.temple.edu/gus <http://www.temple.edu/gus> ) offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies with approximately 250 majors. GUS also offers two graduate programs – an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies. The positions are teaching intensive.

We seek instructors committed to undergraduate education who will be able to teach a combination of introductory and mid-level courses connected with a university-wide general education program and the two majors offered in our department. The successful candidates will be able to teach some combination of courses including: Digital Mapping, Introduction to Physical Geography, Sustainable Environments, Environment and Society, Geography of Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, Development and Globalization, Global Cities, and Introduction to Human
Geography, and coordinate an internship program. A Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies/Policy/Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies or a related field is required by the start of employment.

Please send a letter that addresses teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references to Tycina Cousin, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA  19122.  Electronic applications are required and should be sent to: tcousin@temple.edu <mailto:tcousin@temple.edu> . Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

28

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

Postdoctoral Position Involving Geo-Ecological Modeling

On 28, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

Postdoctoral Position Involving Geo-Ecological Modeling

A multi-investigator team comprised of faculty from the Biological Sciences
and Geography Departments at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, is
seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator for a two (2) year project on
geo-ecological modeling of rivers. Applicants should have a Ph.D. focused in
Physical Geography, Environmental Science, or Ecology.  The ideal candidate
will have well-developed skills in GIS modeling with a background in either
fluvial geomorphology, river ecology, or biogeochemistry.  Competitive
candidates should have a strong publication record and a desire to work in a
highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.  Time will be spent
working both with researchers in Tuscaloosa and at Dauphin Island Sea Lab
(http://www.disl.org/). This is a non-tenure track position on a 12-month
appointment and renewable based on availability, funding, and performance.

The overarching goal of this research project is to use GIS-based spatial
modeling to identify fluvial geomorphic features in rivers of the Eastern
U.S. that may be creating ecological hotspots of nutrient retention.  Focus
will be on broad-scale transitions in channel morphology and habitat
structure in large rivers crossing from one physiographic province into
another. In addition to modeling efforts associated with this project,
applicants should have a strong interest in learning to utilize membrane
inlet mass spectrometry to measure microbial activity.

TO APPLY: Apply online at the UA staff job application site:
http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/. The specific job is Requisition # 0806972 (a
general postdoc application pool, create a logon ID, and submit
documentation). Applicants should submit a current CV, a statement of
research interests, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three
references.  Upload all required materials to the UA staff job site. Review
of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position
is filled (latest possible start date is October 1, 2013).  The University
of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please send an email to GEM.aquatic@gmail.com to
contact the faculty collaborators (Drs. Jennifer Edmonds, Sagy Cohen, Lisa
Davis, and Behzad Mortazavi).

12

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

Assistant Professor Position at Norfolk State University

On 12, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

This position opening was submitted to the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies for posting on its website http://www.units.muohio.edu/aisorg/
Date: 3/8/13
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Institution: Norfolk State University
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies
Job Description: Norfolk State University seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies to begin during fall semester, August 2013. The position requires teaching at the undergraduate level with a full teaching load of 12 semester hours per semester to include evening, weekend, off-site and online courses. Additional duties are serving on committees at the department, school, and university levels, academic advisement of majors, and scholarly activities including research, grantsmanship, and publications. A strong commitment to academic advising is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications: A terminal degree is required; preferred disciplines include Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, Global Studies, Political Science, & History. Preference will be given to those with specializations in sociolinguistics, globalization and internationalism. Proficiency in and commitment to online/distance learning are desired.
Materials Needed: Candidates are to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching to: Khadijah O. Miller, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504. E-mail: komiller@nsu.edu<mailto:komiller@nsu.edu> The position will be open until filled.
Contact Information:
Name: Khadijah O. Miller, PhD
E-mail: komiller@nsu.edu<mailto:komiller@nsu.edu>
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Street Address: 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk State University
City: Norfolk
State: VA
Zip: 23504.

05

Mar
2013

In Funding and Resources

By Jessica Ty Miller

CFP: Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century

On 05, Mar 2013 | In Funding and Resources | By Jessica Ty Miller

CALL FOR PAPERS
Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century

A SUBURBAN REVOLUTION?

An international conference on bringing the fringe to the centre of global urban research and practice

The City Institute at York University (CITY)

York University | Keele Campus | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 26-28, 2013

We invite abstract submissions for panels and papers by scholars and urban practitioners for a major international, interdisciplinary conference on Global Suburbanisms. The conference marks the midterm of the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). While the conference is themed according to work done by our 50 researchers to date, we explicitly encourage submissions by researchers and practitioners not linked to the MCRI. This event will be presented in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Institute and sponsored by SSHRC and York University.

Global Suburbanisms
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. While the impact and meaning of this fact is up for debate, it is clear that it has shifted the discussion from development as a rural to urban imperative to urbanization as a multi-faceted process, which includes all manner of contradictory aspects: continued domestic and international migration from the land to urban settlements, growth and shrinkage, urban metabolic shifts, infrastructure investments, labour markets, spectacular urbanism, social revolutions, changes in gender roles, creative cities and so forth. (Sub)Urbanization marks the moment of our shared experience as planetary citizens.

A Suburban Revolution
While often referred to as an ‘urban revolution,’ most urban growth worldwide in the 21st century takes the form of peripheral or suburban development. Much of what counts as “urbanization” today is generalized suburbanization. Despite widespread normative preferences in planning and city building for a dense and centralized urban form, suburbanization remains the dominant mode in which cities are built. Whether by choice or by force, builders, residents and workers, rich and poor, construct, live and work in urban peripheries around the world. The universality of the suburban experience and the boundless divergence in its real processes and outcomes are on the agenda of urban scholars and activists today.

THEME AREAS
The conference will be structured in four interlocking theme areas and we seek submission of panel and paper proposals in all four areas. Panels will typically have four papers and a discussant. Several panels will be running simultaneously in the following theme areas:

A.    Understanding suburbanization: an exploration of the ways of knowing the suburbs, suburbanization and suburbanism; methodology; tools; naming; benchmarking; mapping; comparativity, etc. Track chair: Markus Moos, University of Waterloo

B.    Governance: the way states, capital and private households build and maintain suburbanization as a process; suburbs as places and suburbanisms as ways of life; planning and urban policy. Track chair: Pierre Hamel, Université de Montreal

C.    Land: the development and redevelopment of suburban land; densities; core-periphery; formal and informal land markets; polynuclearity; growth machines; shrinkage, etc.Track chair: Richard Harris, McMaster University

D.    Infrastructure: the ways in which hard and soft infrastructures enable the building of suburban landscapes; splintering; mobility; flows and places, etc. Track chair: Pierre Filion, University of Waterloo

DETAILS
Requirements:

1) Author or panel organizer name(s), and contact information
2) Title of paper or panel
3) 250-word abstract (Word doc. format)

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 31, 2013
Notification to authors: May 1, 2013
Presentation Dates: Sept. 26-28, 2013
Location: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please send proposals to the email address suburban@yorku.ca<mailto:suburban@yorku.ca>
The organizers will update information on the conference (registration, fees, accommodation, travel and format etc.) at our website www.yorku.ca/suburbs<http://www.yorku.ca/suburbs> when it becomes available.
The conference will also feature keynote presentations, media and art presentations, tours and public events.
Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto in September 2013.
Roger Keil for the organizing committee:
Lisa Drummond, York University
Pierre Filion, University of Waterloo
Pierre Hamel, Université de Montreal
Shubhra Gururani, York University
Richard Harris, McMaster University
Ute Lehrer, York University
Sara Macdonald, York University
Markus Moos, University of Waterloo
Douglas Young, York University

For more information, please contact suburban@yorku.ca<mailto:suburban@yorku.ca>
www.yorku.ca/suburbs<http://www.yorku.ca/suburbs>

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