5 Full Scholarship (& 2 additional Positions) in the Urban Planning, Design and Policy PhD Programme at Politecnico di Milano (UPDP)

The UPDP Programme focuses on urban, social, economic and institutional transformations in contemporary cities and it aims at fostering innovative and interdisciplinary research. Applicants are requested to submit a research proposal with reference to topics of their interest. We encourage proposals covering topics such as :
• Multi-scalar regional urbanization processes
• Advances and challenges in contemporary planning theory and practice
• Urban transitions towards sustainability
order drugs Social and economic changes and their effects on spatial development processes
• Tools for the evaluation and management of urban projects
• European cities, urban policies in Europe, the EU urban policy agenda.

PhD Call for Application is closed

Applicants must fill out the online application form and attach the required documents by May 29th 2015, 2 pm (Italian time zone).
Further details and additional information here.

Job announcement: Scientific Assistant – Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Technische Universität Dortmund

Faculty of Spatial Planning, Chair of European Planning Cultures

Scientific Assistant

starting in April 2014 for three years.

Applications until 31.10.2013

Find the announcement here as pdf.

The TU Dortmund Technical University’s Faculty of Spatial Planning is the largest educational institute of its kind in Europe. The faculty is specialized in multi-thematic spatial planning for cities, urban landscapes and regions. We offer students and scientists to visit our institute and join our research teams to take part in joint research projects. www.raumplanung.tu-dortmund.de


  • Msc or Diploma in one of the relevant disciplines (Human Geography, Planning,

  • Political Science, Sociology)

  • Good knowledge of European planning systems

  • Experience in more than one national planning system is of advantage

Area of responsibility:

Teaching (BA and Msc):

  • European Planning Systems

  • Metropolitan governance and planning in Europe
  • (Teaching can be done in English)


  • Comparative empirical research of planning practices in Europe

  • Aspects of European spatial buy generic medications online development (migration, transport, etc.)

  • Comparative urban research in Europe

The salary is according to German legislation in public service and depending upon the education degree up to the level 13 TV-L, respectively according to TVÜ-L. The position is a part-time job (50%).

The opportunity to do a PhD is given. An exposé of 2-3 pages describing the topic of the PhD-thesis should be part of the application.

The Technische Universität Dortmund wants to rise the percentage of women in science and therefore is explicitly asking women to apply.

It should be noted that applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome.

Please send your applicationwith the usual documents until 31.10.2013or within four weeks after publication to:

Technische Universität Dortmund

Fakultät Raumplanung

Fachgebiet Europäische Planungskulturen

August-Schmidt-Str. 6

44227 Dortmund

or E-Mail: karsten.zimmermann@tu-dortmund.de

For further questions please contact:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Zimmermann

Tel. +49 (0)231 755 2426

Job announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor in History of Architecture and Urbanism

Cornell University


Assistant/Associate Professor in History of Architecture and Urbanism

The Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a full time tenure-track or tenured position in the History of Architecture and Urbanism at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an innovative scholar and teacher with expertise in modernisms within a global context. The successful candidate will participate in and contribute to an architectural curriculum that offers B.Arch., M.Arch., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand, scholarly publications, and teaching experience. Responsibilities will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, research, advising, and administration. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Application Materials:
  1. a one-page letter of application
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a one- to two-page statement outlining teaching and scholarship objectives
  4. examples of scholarly and/or professional work
  5. a list of three references with telephone and fax numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses

All applicants should submit these materials in both hard-copy and digital format (see postal and e-mail addresses below). Please note that hard-copy application materials will not be returned.

HAU Search Committee
Cornell University, Department of Architecture
139 East Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-6701
Phone: (607) 255-7612
Email: arch_chair@cornell.edu


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2014.

Find the announcement here as pdf.

For more information about the Department, the College of AAP, and Cornell University, please visit: http://aap.cornell.edu/arch/  http://aap.cornell.edu/  http://cornell.edu/ .

City of Vienna Visiting Professorship 2014

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space/SKuOR (http://skuor.tuwien.ac.at) at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, of Vienna University of Technology, Austria, has opened a Call for Expressions of Interest for a short-term position of the City of Vienna Visiting Professorship 2014, appointed for a period of one year.

The candidate appointed to the annual theme of 2014 “Urban culture, public space and ways of life – Everyday life and insights”, will engage in teaching and research on various aspects of the social production of lived spaces.

For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr.-Ing. Anja Steglich at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Vienna University of Technology via e-mail. Expression of Interest can be submitted via e-mail until 30th of August 2013.

Email: steglich@skuor.tuwien.ac.at

Further Links:

Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space

URL: http://skuor.tuwien.ac.at/

City of Vienna Visiting Professorship

URL: http://skuor.tuwien.ac.at/en/professors

Annual Issue 2014 – Urban Culture, public space and ways of life – Everyday life and insights

URL: http://skuor.tuwien.ac.at/en/about/programm/jahresthemen/phase-ii-2014

City of Vienna Visiting Professorship 2014



Post-Doc Fellowship (12 Months) at CESNOVA, Centre for Sociological Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa

The Centre for Sociological Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invites applications for 1 (one) postdoctoral researcher fellowship in the framework of the Strategic Project of this research Centre (PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011), funded by national funds through FCT/MCTES.

Please find all the information in: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=34334&lang=pt

Applications can be submitted in the period from 26th February to 15th March 2013.

Work plan: The work should be developed at CESNOVA (Lisbon) and the researcher must develop her/his own research project under the umbrella of the larger Research Group. The research areas admitted are: 1) Waterfront redevelopment; 2) Culture and leisure in cities; 3) Gentrification; 4) Metropolisation. The Postdoctoral Researcher will carry out his/her research in order to produce publications and propose new and relevant projects to national and international funding institutions. S/he will also take part in common projects, take part and organize workshops and/or conferences. There are no teaching obligations, but there are opportunities available.

Main outputs: To produce and adequately disseminate relevant scientific research in the area of Urban Sociology/Urban Studies. To contribute to the scientific quality and internationalisation the research group.

Requirements: The candidates for the post-doctoral fellowship should have:

  • A Ph.D in Sociology or other Social Science with specialisation in urban issues
  • A track record of relevant cheap medications research in Urban Sociology or other social science with focus on one of the following areas: 1) Waterfront redevelopment; 2) Culture and leisure in cities 3) Gentrification
  • An excellent track record of publications, namely in relevant international peer reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in English
  • Presentation of a brief research proposal (maximum 5 pages, in English) explaining the main objective, methodology and motivation for a one year research project in one of the above mentioned areas)

Scientific supervision: Professor Doutor Luís Baptista

Starting date of the contract (prevision): April 2013

Value of grant: 1495€

 Application Process: Candidates should send the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae with list of scientific publications
  • Research proposal (max 5 pages in English explaining the main objective, methodology and motivation for a one year research project in one of the above mentioned areas)
  • Writing sample (most relevant publication in English)
  • Copies of all relevant certificates (academic certificates/diplomas, etc.)
  • Reference letters (optional)

Application can be send by:

1)      Email, to cesnova@fcsh.unl.pt (only emails that received a notification email are validated), with the email subject: PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011

2)      Or by post, to:

CESNOVA – Centro de Sociologia da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Att. Professor Doutor Luís António Vicente Baptista
Edifício FCSH-ID
Av. de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa – Portugal