Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies

The application deadline is March 1, 2018

The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies beginning in Fall 2018. Supported by  endowed funds, this position seeks an outstanding recent Ph.D. to teach and conduct research at a highly-ranked liberal arts college in a city. This postdoctoral fellow will teach three undergraduate courses during two semesters that pertain to American cities with a comparative perspective, urban planning, land use, real estate, and/or spatial analysis using GIS. These courses are integral to the growing Urban Studies program/major and the Cities Program for first-year students, and can be cross-listed with the department or program of the fellow’s discipline.  In addition, the fellow is expected to carry out his or her research while participating in and assisting CUGS’ research projects and activities. The position could be renewed for a second year.

Qualifications:   The candidate should have a Ph.D. in urban planning and design, geography, sociology, anthropology, public policy, or any other urban studies related discipline.

All applications must include the following.

  • A detailed application letter describing the teaching expertise as stated above, and research interests
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample, preferably a published or forthcoming journal article, or a crucial chapter of the dissertation
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the primary dissertation adviser
  • Sample syllabi for two or three undergraduate courses that are focused on American cities, urban planning, and/or spatial analysis using GIS.

Faculty Selection Committee

  • Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director, Center for Urban and Global Studies, Paul Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology
  • Garth Myers, Director, Urban Studies Program, Paul Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies
  • Luis Figueroa, Associate Professor of History
  • Megan Brown, Director, Liberal Arts Action Lab

Questions about this position should be directed to

To learn about our first fellow, please click here

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process. ​​