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August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Occidental College

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Urban & Environmental Policy
Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460433
Date Posted: 08/23/2018
Date Inactive: 10/22/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a teacher and scholar at the Assistant Professor level in Urban Data Analysis and Applied Methods. The position will begin August 2019.

We are interested in candidates who understand urban and environmental problems as deeply linked with increased inequality and place and how these stresses exacerbate existing social, economic, and political divisions. We seek candidates who bring experience and commitment to creative and applied methods, particularly quantitative approaches, in teaching and in research. Our ideal candidate will be an effective and engaged teacher scholar able to teach our students to understand and use quantitative as well as spatial methods to understand race, place, poverty, and inequality in the context of a global political economy and inform practical solutions at the community, local, state, national, and global levels. Specifically, our new hire will be expected to teach Urban Data Analysis course (UEP 305) that satisfies the major’s methods requirement as well as a College math-science requirement. The syllabus for this course as well as other course descriptions are available on our department website. The successful candidate will also teach our required intro course Environment and Society (UEP 101) and participate in team-teaching the Senior Policy Seminar (UEP 410/UEP 411), a year-long capstone senior research project and have the freedom to design and revise his/her/their own courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who can help us develop programs and initiatives that contribute to applied quantitative and spatial methods as part of the College’s effort to build quantitative literacy as part of the College’s core curriculum and contribute to the Department and College’s goals related to community-based learning and research and community-engaged efforts on and off-campus.

Please see our website – - for a full position description and information about our department and our courses.

We strongly urge underrepresented candidates, particularly women andpersons of color to apply.

Inquiries about the position or the department can be directed to Martha Matsuoka, Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy Department at

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 10/19/2018
Application Instructions:
All materials are due by 5:00 on Friday, October 19, 2018. Applicants should submit their application as an electronic file to Sylvia Chico at We will contact semi-finalists in early November for interviews in late November. Finalists will be invited in mid-December for an on campus interview during late January – early February 2019.