Post-Doc Application

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2014-2015

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, conducts research, teaches at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, contributing to academic programs in a specialized discipline.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.  This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a post-doctoral position for academic year 2014-2015, pending budgetary approval, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  We seek applicants who work on issues related to the theme “After Debt,” in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales.

The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues.  Each academic year, faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar.  The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work.  Over the past several years the Center has sought to work more closely with urban social movements in New York City and beyond on the theme of The Right to the City.

The role of the post-doctoral fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) is integral to the yearly running of the Center.  In addition to conducting their own research, the post-doc will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar at the Center and support other Center initiatives, such as promotion of conferences and symposia.  The duties of the post-doc will also include active involvement with the Right to the City initiative.  During the year the fellow may be invited to offer one graduate level course on a topic of their own choosing.

For further details on the work of our center, and of the theme “After Debt”, please visit


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

To be eligible, candidates should have their doctoral dissertations in hand and must have completed their dissertations within five years of taking up the Fellowship.




To apply please use the CUNYfirst portal and send a cover letter, a 1000 word research plan, a curriculum vitae, a representative article or dissertation chapter, and the names and contact information of three recommenders.  Please include all documents in one pdf file.

Apply through the CUNYfirst portal here.


March 22, 2014


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