The Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar specializing in urban ethnography. They are particularly interested in individuals committed to building a deep scientific understanding of cities and processes of urbanization around the world, and researchers developing innovative methods and practices in urban contexts. They are looking for candidates with evidence of active and innovative scholarship as manifest in an ambitious research agenda and/or methodological innovation.

For more information on Appointments, Benefits and Expectations & Selection Criteria please visit the website of the Department for Sociology, University of Chicago: will be submitted to Meredith Clason, Faculty Affairs Administrator in the Department of Sociology at

Applications must include:
1) a cover letter;
2) a curriculum vitae
3) 3 letters of recommendation;
4) a research statement including concrete descriptions of future plans for research and teaching;
5) one or more recently published chapters, articles, or dissertation chapters.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled or the search has ended. Appointments will begin on June 1, 2019.

Information via:
University of Chicago, Urban Ethnography Postdoctoral Fellowship , 2019

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Posted by:Dr. Carolin Genz

Dr. Carolin Genz is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University and Research Associate in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces" in the project area "Knowledge of Space" at Technische Universtität Berlin. As an urban anthropologist in the intersecting fields of social anthropology, human geography, and urban studies, she constantly develops ethnographic methods to capture the socio-spatial constitution of urban practices. Her research focuses on spatial theory and practices of resistance, housing, and gender.

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