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Master of Urban Design, University of Virginia, USA

UVA’s Master of Urban Design is a post-professional educational opportunity that gives students the ability to work closely with faculty and peers across interdisciplinary expertise to address the critical real-world urban challenges through innovative research and transformative design practices. The Master of Urban Design (MUD) is a new 3-semester, 45-credit hour, post-professional non-accredited degree program […]

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Three Tenure-Track/Tenured Positions: Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada

The School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia currently has three positions posted that may be of interest to members of this list: 1. Assistant Professor in the area of Climate Justice/Environmental Planning 2. Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in the area of Housing 3. Bombardier Foundation Chair in Regional Transportation Planning […]

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Five academic positions (interdisciplinary), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University, USA

Faculty Positions Available  Assistant/Associate Professor  Cohort Hire: Science-Based Solutions to Grand Challenges in Equity and Inclusion  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University   Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track. Apply via original listing Location: Ithaca, NY, USA. The academic home for these positions is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), housed on the […]

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Assistant/Associate Professor: Physical Geography, York University, Canada

Professorial Stream Cluster Hire in Physical Geography Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for one of two (2) professorial stream tenure-track appointments in Physical Geography at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence […]

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Assistant/Associate Professor: Planning, York University, Canada

Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream – Assistant/Associate Professor Discipline/Field: Planning Home Faculty: Environmental and Urban Change Home Department/Area/Division: Environmental and Urban Change Affiliation/Union: YUFA Position Start Date: July 1, 2022  Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change  The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC), York University, invites highly qualified candidates across career stages to apply for a professorial stream tenured […]

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PhD Scholarship: Energy affordability of vulnerable households, University of Sydney, Australia

This scholarship is part on an exciting political economy social justice project focused on the energy affordability of vulnerable households. The 3-year scholarship is to be awarded for a PhD project working in close collaboration with an ARC Linkage Project to develop solar solutions to improve energy affordability for low-income renters. More than 1 million […]

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2 PhD Opportunities; Histories of Science, Medicine, and Environment in the Global South, UC Santa Cruz, USA

Histories of Science, Medicine, and Environment in the Global South – PhD Opportunity Fellowship Date: December 10, 2021 The Department of History at UC Santa Cruz is recruiting two PhD students to begin in the fall of 2022 to pursue research on the histories of science, medicine, and/or the environment in the Global South. Applicants […]

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Funded PhD Positions: Critical Geographies of Post-Industrial Heritage, Michigan Tech, USA

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is now accepting applications for its MS, MS/PhD, and PhD Industrial Heritage and Archaeology programs. Our department is exceptionally interdisciplinary with core strengths in studying the processes, impacts, and heritage of industrial communities, deindustrialization and postindustrial landscapes. We draw from mixed-methods including landscape, ethnographic, heritage and […]

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Assistant/Associate Professorship: (1) Land and economic development OR (2) Mobilities and critical urban infrastructure, York University, Canada

Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream – Assistant/Associate Professor Discipline/Field: Planning Home Faculty: Environmental and Urban Change Home Department/Area/Division: Environmental and Urban Change Affiliation/Union: YUFA Position Start Date: July 1, 2022   Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC), York University, invites highly qualified candidates across career stages […]

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Assistant Professor: Action Research and Qualitative Methodologies, University of Cincinnati, USA

UC COMMITMENT TO HEALTH & SAFETY To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be […]

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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor: Sustainability Economics, University of Miami, USA

The University of Miami Department of Geography and Sustainable Development invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure track or tenure eligible position in Sustainability Economics, beginning August 15, 2022. Rank is open (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor); salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates must have a PhD in geography, […]

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Faculty Position: Asian American Studies and the Built Environment, UCLA, USA

UCLA Departments of Asian American Studies and Urban Planning are accepting applications Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Asian American Studies and the Built Environment The Departments of Asian American Studies and Urban Planning, in partnership with the Asian American Studies Center (AASC) at UCLA, invite applications from scholars in Asian American studies, ethnic studies, urban studies, […]

RSA Ambassador to USA Michael Glass

The RSA Ambassador to USA is Michael Glass, Director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.    “As the United States ambassador for the RSA, it’s my pleasure to assist anyone who wants to address the unruly, diverse, and essential set of regionalisms that exist across the country. I look forward to […]

Community benefits from affordable housing as a human right

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    The right to adequate housing is considered a controversial topic, with many people globally lacking this basic human right. In Canada, Bill-C-97 containing the “National Housing Strategy Act” […]

Beyond the Gini coefficient to understand income inequality within and between regions

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Inequality is a broad concept. Over the last few decades, different disciplines and research fields have come up with distinct interpretations and concepts to reveal, track, explain, and […]

"Underground Politics" in Canadian Transnational Mining & Human Rights in the Philippines

The Government of Canada claims that existing Canadian mining practices are global models for responsible and sustainable mining. But is this the reality in local mining communities in underdeveloped nations?   Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Negligence Canada is commonly known for its diplomacy. Yet not many know that Canada is the world’s global mining […]

Jessie P. Poon

Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Regional Science from 2002 to 2006. She has published over 100 papers on multinational firms’ locational strategies, foreign direct investment, trade, and […]

COVID-19 implications on regional engagement and making connections

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in Canada. Embedded in a rural region with diverse communities, individuals, organizations and industries, Grenfell Campus’ recently released strategic plan “Committing to Communities” responds to the special obligation that Memorial University has to the people of […]

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation gaining insight on COVID-19 impacts for rural Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic – and associated public health measures – continue to have unprecedented impacts on all communities and regions (rural and urban) across Canada. Community leaders, researchers, and agents of change have mobilized around resiliency, creativity, and compassion to address the local implications of this global health crisis. The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) […]

Brady Reid

Brady is working towards a Ph.D. in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His research interests intersect environmental stewardship, rural community development, and Indigenous self-determination in policy and development decision-making processes. As a settler (non-Indigenous) scholar with English/Mi’kmaw ancestry, Brady explores the roles and responsibilities of researchers engaging in community-based participatory […]

New blog editor explains why researchers should write blog posts - and not just to make his job easier.

First, I’d like to introduce myself…        …hi, I’m Brady – the new Blog Editor for the Regional Studies Association.   Get to know me I began to write about growing up in western Newfoundland, but figured it was easier to just share an image. My hometown, Corner Brook (below), is the regional […]

Welcome to our new Blog Editor

We would like to welcome our new Blog Editor, Brady Reid. Born and raised and currently living on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, Brady maintains a strong commitment to his hometown and the surrounding rural region. This connection to his community permeates his work as an emerging rural scholar to ensure that […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

Can oil development work for Indigenous Peoples? Views from Borneo and Alaska

Earlier this year, I carried out fieldwork with the support of the RSA in Malaysian Borneo and on Alaska’s North Slope as part of my project investigating the impacts of land tenure on Indigenous land use decisions. In Malaysia, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are largely customary, meaning they are not formally codified into law. […]

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