Visiting Fellows and Scholars Programs

Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies has been honored to host visiting scholars from around the nation and around the world.  These programs would not have been possible without the generosity of the Trustees of Trinity College. 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies

Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) is one of the recipients to benefit from an endowment meant to advance the urban educational mission at Trinity College.  The endowed funds will support a postdoctoral fellow in Urban Studies.  The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have a Ph.D. in urban planning and design, geography, sociology, anthropology, public policy, or any other urban studies related discipline. The 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. The fellow will also contribute to the advising of Urban Studies majors and the Cities Program students. 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 carries a competitive salary and benefits with a small research fund, and could be renewed for a second year.  Click to learn more about the Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies. 

Visiting Rescue Scholar

Trinity College’s Scholar Rescue Program is a one-year fellowship supported by the International Institute of Education’s (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund and the Scott Michael Johnson ’97 Memorial Fund, which was established by a former chairman of Trinity’s Board of Trustees, Tom Johnson ’62, Hon. ’05, P ’97, and his wife, Ann. They initiated the fund in honor of their son Scott, a member of the Trinity College Class of 1997 who lost his life in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The Johnson Fund supports rescue scholars while they are in residence at Trinity.   The IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund supports scholars who are suffering severe and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers because of their academic work in their home countries. Scholars are brought to host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their academic work in safety.  Click to learn more about the Visiting Rescue Scholar

Raether Postdoctoral Fellow

From 2008 through the end of 2011, Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) hosted three recent humanity or social science Ph.D. graduates as the Paul E. Raether Postdoctoral Fellow. Supported by endowed funds for the center, the postdoctoral fellow taught one undergraduate course in each semester on the comparative issues and challenges facing American and world cities, with a comparative focus on cities of the global South. These courses helped to meet the teaching needs in Trinity’s growing urban studies curriculum and were cross-listed between the department of the fellow’s discipline and another department/program. The successful fellow has a Ph.D. and demonstrated strong evidence of published or publishable scholarship in his/her urban field.  Click here to learn more about the Raether Postdoctoral Fellows.