The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University seeks to fill a tenure-track, full-time, and benefited position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall Semester of 2022. We are particularly interested in scholars whose teaching and research interests are in the areas of: quantitative policy analysis, urban environmental policy, urban economics, community-engaged planning, urban education, and public health.
The ideal candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar who is able to teach quantitative research methods, and who can demonstrate an ability to situate these methods in a socio-cultural context. They will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Courses involving policy analysis and quantitative methods may cover a number of different topics, including:
A Ph.D., conferred by September 1, 2022.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.
In Urban Studies, an interdisciplinary academic department, we recognize that in a globalized world, power on individual, community, and systemic levels are interconnected. With that in mind, we teach critical thinking, cultivate leaders, and engage in purposeful research and action in urban communities. Urban Studies' approach to teaching, research, action, and personal development takes shape in the following ways:
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: www.worcester.interviewexchange.com.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.
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WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.