A fully-funded PhD studentship has been offered by QUB as part of the successful application to the ESRC to fund the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Research Support Unit (NILS-RSU) from 2012 to 2017. It is focused around the general theme of ‘Northern Ireland in Transition 1991-2011′. This was a key part of the research and dissemination agenda described in the application. It is hoped to that the studentship will commence in Autumn 2014 to take advantage of the full linkage of the 1991 Census data to the NILS.
The NILS is a large-scale longitudinal data linkage study. It covers 28% of the Northern Ireland population (based on a sample of 104/365 birthdates drawn from health cards) and has approximately 500,000 members. It is a powerful resource for health, social, demographic and labour market research through time and can be used for finely-grained spatial analysis given its sample size. The linkage of 2011 Census data to the NILS was completed in Autumn 2013 and the linkage of the 1991 Census data will be finalised by Autumn 2014. Full details of the resource, its uses to date, and the routes to accessing it are available from the following website (http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/NILSResearchSupportUnit/).
The Application Process
The studentship is planned to complement a wider programme of research on change in Northern Ireland 1991-2011. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates with strong quantitative backgrounds from any social science discipline (for example, Human Geography, Sociology, Politics, and Public Health/Epidemiology). Applicants are encouraged to develop their own topic under the general rubric of ‘Northern Ireland in Transition’.
Applications should demonstrate an awareness of the research potential of longitudinal data, an understanding of suitable analytical approaches and statistical methods, and an awareness of how the NILS can be used to address the proposed research topic. In more detail, applications should contain the following elements:
1. A CV detailing qualifications and experience.
2. A 1000-word (maximum) statement that sets out the research question(s) and places it in its context, demonstrating an understanding of relevant literature.
3. A section on how data from the NILS can be used to deal with the research question(s).
4. A section outlining the likely methods to be used for analysis.
5. An outline of the expected timetable (including outputs) for the project.
The closing date for applications is June 1st, 2014 with interviews to take place within a month of this date. Dr Ian Shuttleworth (email@example.com), who will be the main supervisor, is available to answer informal queries. His research interests include residential segregation, labour market change, political demography, and migration at various spatial scales.
Suggested possible research topics include:
• The demographic bases of national identity (for example, what was the background of those in 2001 who declared themselves to be Northern Irish in the 2011 Census?);
• Young people and social disadvantage (for example, how did those young people aged 18-24 in 2001 with no qualifications fare by 2011?);
• Population dynamics and changing residential segregation (for example, how far was migration important in shaping the demographic profile of small areas in comparison with differentials in births and deaths);
• Occupational and labour market transitions between 2001 and 2011
This topic list is by no means exhaustive and applicants are therefore encouraged to develop their own ideas in consultation with Dr Shuttleworth and the staff of the NILS-RSU (firstname.lastname@example.org). Suitable second supervisors will be selected from relevant academic staff in QUB according to the research topics identified by the successful candidates.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Population Geographies of Childhood &Youth (Fourth Biannual British-Irish Population Conference), 12-13 May 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Population Geographies of Childhood and Youth
Fourth Biannual British-Irish Population Conference
12th-13th May 2014
Hosted by Department of Geography, Swansea University under the auspices of the Population Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG
Papers are invited for a forthcoming conference on any aspects of the Population Geographies of Childhood and Youth. Whilst there is a focus on the UK and Ireland, papers that address the broad conference theme in other geographical contexts will also be most welcome.
Population Geography, with its traditional focus on the spatial dimensions of fertility, migration and mortality, can be said to track, albeit implicitly and often in complex ways, the human life course. For example, births, deaths and even different expressions of migration tend to be associated with particular life course stages and transitions. And yet it may also be argued that Population Geography could do more to foreground the life course within its scholarship. In seeking to begin to promote this foregrounding, the present conference will focus on demographic geographical expressions involving one highly constitutive part of the life course: childhood and youth. Moreover, it seeks to do this within a broad interpretation of Population Geography that embraces more than the spatial actions of birth, death and residential relocation alone.
Papers are invited on any aspect of the Population Geographies of Childhood and Youth, rooted within any conceptual approach, and engaging quantitative and/or qualitative methods and material. Such papers may address aspects of the following interlinked themes:
i. Population Geography as an adultist construct;
ii. Spaces of fertility and early years’ care;
iii. Geographies of youth fertilities;
iv. Migration and mobilities of children and youth;
v. Geographies of infant and child mortality;
vi. Young people and the recession.
Abstracts (max. 250 words) are invited by 31st March 2014. These should be submitted to email@example.com include full contact details for the corresponding author.
Keynote Address: Professor Peter Kraftl, Leicester University
The conference opens with registration accompanied by tea/coffee on Monday 12th May 2014 at 10.30 in the Foyer of the Wallace Building (Swansea University). This will be followed by the keynote address at 11.30. The conference closes mid-afternoon on Tuesday 13th May.
Conference Fee: £75 (includes conference dinner on Monday evening and lunch and tea/coffee on both Monday and Tuesday).
Keith Halfacree, British-Irish Population Conference (BIP) Organising Committee (Wales), Department of Geography, Swansea University & RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Shuttleworth, Chair of RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group & School of Planning, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast
Mary Cawley, BIP Organising Committee (Ireland) & Department of Geography, National University of Ireland (Galway)
Allan Findlay, BIP Organising Committee (Scotland) & Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, St Andrews University
Darren Smith, BIP Organising Committee (England) & Department of Geography, Loughborough University
Aileen Stockdale, BIP Organising Committee (Northern Ireland) & School of Planning, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast
The University of Edinburgh are advertising for up to 50 ‘Chancellor’s fellowships’. These are ‘tenure track’ fellowships with very low teaching loads for the first three years and then progressively acquiring the full duties of University Lecturer across the 5 year period of the Fellowship.
The School of Geoscience are looking for applications in various areas, but relevant to population geographers are those concerned with: Big Data, GIS and quantitative social science, Urban Political geography, Securitization and critical geopolitics, Economic geography and Socio-ecological systems.
Relevant information here:
The PopGRG are delighted to issue our call for papers for the annual conference of the RGS-IBG, for sessions sponsored by the research group. The conference will take place on Wednesday 27th August to Friday 29th August, at the RGS-IBG in London.
If you are interested in presenting a paper in one of these sessions, please email a paper abstract of around 200 words to the session convenor(s) listed underneath the session titles below. Abstracts must be with session convenors no later than Tuesday 4th February.
Specific session-related queries should be directed to the session convenor(s). Please feel free to email Catney, Gemma (G.Catney@liverpool.ac.uk) with more general queries regarding PopGRG sessions.
To see the list of sessions, click on the ‘more’ link below
An international conference to be hosted by the Migration and Integration Research Cluster at the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21)
University College Cork, 2nd-4th September 2014
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Sarah Spencer (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford)
Dr. Piaras Mac Éinrí (School of Geography & Archaeology and ISS21, University College Cork)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Since its beginning in 2008, Europe’s economic crisis has had a profound impact on societies across Europe and beyond its borders, with significant implications for migration and integration. In October 2010 Angela Merkel announced that attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany had ‘utterly failed’. In February 2011 David Cameron declared that state multiculturalism in Britain had failed.
This international conference will explore the multiple ways in which contemporary economic, social and political crises in Europe (and globally) intersect with new and old patterns of migration-related mobility. The role of transnational migration in constructing identities, in cultural representations and the re-drawing of centre and margin in Europe will be central themes. Mobility and immobility provide a valuable lens through which to explore some of the ways in which inequalities and borders are produced, reproduced, experienced and re-created in European and global contexts. Diverse forms of spatial mobility such as short-term and circular migrations, returns and re-migrations, transnational family arrangements and long-distance commuting have become important livelihood strategies for people within and outside Europe in dealing with current economic and political realities. States respond to mobility and crisis through deepening and diversifying mechanisms of regulation and social control of mobility and of migrants. Non-state actors and institutions, such as religious organisations, play an increasingly important role in mediating the migration context. These processes give rise to ongoing questions surrounding contested concepts such as identity, integration, diversity, human rights and equality as they relate to migrants, non-migrants and diasporas. They also provide methodological challenges to researchers seeking to make sense of rapidly changing social, demographic and political realities.
The current economic crisis within Europe has contributed to something of a shift in migration patterns, as many western and southern European states, such as Ireland and Portugal, have re-emerged as sources of labour migration and have become re-imagined as European peripheries. To what extent does this involve a re-drawing of centre and margin in Europe and a re-racialization of Europe’s peripheries? Does the concept of ‘free internal movement’ make sense in understanding the dynamics of crisis outmigration from peripheral Europe? And how does immobility relate to mobility in the context of regulation, social control and crisis? This is also an interesting moment at which to assess Europe’s place in a globalized world, the relationship between global centers and peripheries, and how the intersections between crisis, global migration, gender, family and postcolonial ties are being re-shaped. Migration, mobility and immobility are key aspects of Europe’s relationships with other global regions and also in the ways in which Europe and its borders are imagined and constructed.
We welcome empirical, theoretical, methodological and policy-focused papers that address these issues, including, but not limited to any of the following themes:
- Economic crisis and affluent mobilities
- New/old mobilities and youth migration to and from European states at a time of austerity
- State and EU responses to and shapings of migrations
- Migrant religions in Europe
- Across the Mediterranean: cultural representations of migration as seen from the South
- Transnational families, children and new mobilities
- Creativity, mobility and transcultural capital
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by 21st February 2014.
If you would like your paper to be considered for any of the thematic panels listed below, please email your abstract to the Panel Convenor as indicated below.
All other abstracts should be sent to email@example.com.
Migrant Religions in Europe
The religious landscape of Western European countries has changed rapidly in the last two decades particularly due to the large influx of migrants coming from outside of Europe but also because of intra-European migration following the fall of the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the enlargement of the European Union. This panel focuses on mobility, migration and religion and investigates how through the process of migration religious identities are affected and new religious forms are generated. (Panel Convenor: Dr. Yafa Shanneik, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Economic Crisis and Affluent Mobilities
The current economic crisis has not only impacted on migration patterns of under-privileged migrants groups. It has also had an influence on the directions and routes taken by more relatively privileged migrant groups – or, what may be broadly termed “affluent mobilities”. This panel seeks to explore novel configurations of affluent mobilities that have arisen, or become more pronounced, in the wake of the 2007 global economic downturn. Contributions are welcomed on papers broadly addressing issues of lifestyle migration, business travel, the transnational capitalist class, elite migrants, middle class migrations, migration between developed countries, intra-European migration. (Panel Convenor: Dr. David Ralph, email@example.com).
State and EU responses to and shapings of migrations
We are interested in papers that examine diverse areas of state policy, including employment, adoption, trafficking, political representation, access to state services (e.g. education, health, social services, social welfare, housing) and outcomes of those services. Specifically, we would like papers to address one or more of the following themes: how transnational securitisation, marketisation and bureaucratisation have become embedded in state policies, rolling back certain supports, mobilising some peoples and immobilising others; how states make efforts to ‘attract’ certain migrants, keep others out, and how they justify emigration; the role of internal state institutions regarding migrations, and the contradictions between them; state engagement in distributing ‘voice’: Decision making processes – who gets heard and who decides. (Panel Convenors: Dr. Karl Kitching, Claire Dorrity and Prof. Alastair Christie; contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Across the Mediterranean: Cultural Representations of Migration as seen from the South
The experience of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa who have attempted to cross the Mediterranean has become a recurring theme within cultural production across the region. Indeed, the figure of the harraga who burns his or her identity papers before attempting the crossing, has figured in films, novels, installations, photographs and a range of art forms. What can be learned from these representations produced by artists and writers from the South but, often, promoted and distributed within Europe? This panel seeks to explore the relationship between the aestheticisation of migrant experience and its funding and distribution and invites reflection on the ethics of such forms of representation. (Panel Convenor: Dr. Patrick Crowley, email@example.com)
Creativity, mobility and transcultural capital
The ‘cultural turn’ in academic literature on post-industrial, post-Fordist global capitalism stresses the power of creativity to transform the identity of place. The growing interest of policy makers in cultural production and consumption is related to the spiralling popularity of the ‘creative city’ rhetoric (Florida 2002, 2005) which argues that that a city’s social and economic health, its sustainability, and the quality of life of its inhabitants are promoted through cultural activity and engagement with ‘the arts’. Furthermore, the presence of migrants, Florida (2002) argues, contributes to the attractiveness of the city for creative entrepreneurs. This panel explores the positioning of migrants and ethnic minorities within this doctrine of creativity. What assumptions are made about migrants’ contributions to the ‘new cultural economy’? What are the implications for transnational mobility? Which migrants are discursively privileged? How does this renewed interest in creativity value the transcultural capital of professional ‘creatives’ – artists, musicians, writers, actors, film-makers, dancers, etc – and might it offer more flexible opportunities for migration to, and within, Europe? (Panel Convenor: Eileen Hogan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
New/old mobilities and youth migration to and from European states at a time of austerity
The current economic crisis within Europe has contributed to something of a shift in migration patterns, as many western and southern European states, (some, such as Ireland and Portugal, more than others, such as Spain and Greece) have re-emerged as sources of labour migration and have become re-imagined as European peripheries, even as their own internal labour markets remain or become increasingly segmented.
At the same time the phenomenon of increasing globalisation in the EU and beyond may also mean that those without the requisite educational, social and cultural capital may find it more difficult than ever to migrate and prosper. A related issue is the question of ‘crisis migrants’ who are still leaving peripheral Europe and the ‘peripheral world’ more generally and who end up at the sharp end of life in core economies where social protection and decent working conditions are breaking down in an era of zero-hour contracts. These phenomenona raise questions concerning issues such as a European ‘brain drain’, the nature of internal EU mobility, relationships between peripherality, mobility, immobility and exclusion and the impact of EU policies in such fields as regional and rural development, youth policy, labour policy and migration. (Panel Convenor: Dr. Piaras Mac Éinrí; email@example.com)
Transnational families, children and new mobilities
We invite original empirical papers which explore the position of children within transnational families including child agency in negotiating transnational intimacy; children, technology, and transnationalism; children left-behind and child circulation between transnational contexts; child imaginings and transnational lives; and how children are positioned within the collective family transnational agendas. (Panel Convenor: Dr. Angela Veale; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Follow @ISS21UCC and http://migration2014.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Contact email@example.com with any queries.
Conference Organising Committee: Alastair Christie, Linda Connolly, Pat Crowley, Claire Dorrity, Kathy Glavanis, Eileen Hogan, Tomás Kelly, Karl Kitching, Piaras Mac Éinrí, Caitríona Ní Laoire, David Ralph, Yafa Shanneik, Angela Veale, Allen White
This conference is supported by the UCC Strategic Research Fund.
Researchers in the Centre for GeoInformatics in the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews have been selected for a prestigious award under the Q-Step Quantitative Methods Programme funded by a combination of the Nuffield Foundation and the ESRC. This programme will employ two new lecturers: in GeoInformatics, specialisation Remote Sensing (post A) and in Spatio-temporal analysis, specialization Spatial statistics (post B) to add substantial new courses to our existing undergraduate curriculum and help deliver a new MSc in GeoInformatics. The successful candidates will also contribute to the successful development of the Centre for GeoInformatics; to seek external funding for research and to engage in the recruitment and supervision of research postgraduates; to contribute effectively to the intellectual environment of the School; to engage in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed publication of original research; and to work closely with Professor Stewart Fotheringham and other CGI members.
Informal enquiries only to Professor Stewart Fotheringham, Director of the Centre for GeoInformatics, Tel: 01334 463934; email:firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Urška Demšar, lecturer of the Centre for GeoInformatics, Tel: 01334 463980; email: email@example.com.
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Closing Date: 17 January 2014
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School of Geography & Geosciences
Department of Geography & Sustainable Development
Salary: £37,382 – £45,941 per annum
Start: 1 June 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014
Geographies of co-production
26 to 29 August 2014, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London
CALL FOR SESSIONS, PAPERS AND POSTERS
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is pleased to announce that the Call
for Sessions and Papers has opened for its Annual International Conference 2014
(AC2014). The conference, which will be chaired by Professor Wendy Larner
(University of Bristol), will have as its theme Geographies of co-production.
The conference is taking place in London in late August:
Date: Wednesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2014, with opening events on Tuesday 26
Location: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London
Members of the geographical and related communities are invited to propose
sessions and papers for the conference.
If you have any questions, please start by checking the conference website,
www.rgs.org/AC2014. Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to get in contact by
Professional Officer, Conference & Research Groups
The conference has a theme of ‘Geographies of co-production’, which welcomes
an exploration of the new encounters universities and researchers are having
with commercialisation, open innovation, participatory social science, engaged
arts, and public engagement, and how these are shaping research and funding
agendas, institutional practices, and academic identities.
In this exploration, delegates are encouraged to reflect on: the challenges and
new opportunities that arise when geographers reflect what we think we know
against those who start from a different entry point and bring different
perspectives to our field of knowledge; the challenges of multi-disciplinarity;
how different communities might deploy each other’s perspectives to create new
understandings; collaborative knowledge making; dynamic locations for knowledge
formation, novel forms of exchange and dissemination, and innovative methods for
geographical research and teaching.
Prospective delegates are asked to take note of the following key dates and
* Friday 21 February 2014 – Deadline for submitting sessions (with paper and
author information, including abstracts), and paper or poster proposals for open
* End of March 2014 – Conference organisers confirm acceptance of sessions for
the conference programme and commence scheduling. Registration opens.
* Early May 2014 – Conference organisers publish the provisional programme and
timetable for feedback. The programme is expected to reach “final” status by
early July 2013.
* 13 June 2014 – Early-bird registration deadline, by which date all those
listed on the conference programme (convenors, chairs, presenting authors)
should be registered to attend.
The AC2014 conference website has a full timeline of conference activities.
Guidelines for participation
The conference accepts proposals for organised sessions as well as individual
papers and posters. Individuals may submit a paper/poster proposal to either of
a) the Call for Papers for an organised session, or b) the Call for Papers for
the conference ‘open’ sessions.
A list of Calls for Papers inviting contributions to organised sessions will be
updated regularly on the conference website from later in November (as they are
advertised by session organisers).
Prospective delegates are asked to take note of the guidelines for participation
before proposing a session or paper, which include:
* Session timeslots are 1 hour 40 minutes long. Sessions using alternative
formats that encourage greater interaction and discussion are encouraged.
* Session organisers are responsible for deciding the timing of presentations
within their own session, e.g. four 20min presentations with a 20min discussion,
or five 15min presentations with 5min questions for each. Timing should be
clearly communicated to contributors in advance.
* A session may not normally occupy more than two timeslots in the programme
– requests for additional timeslots should be made before the 21 February
submission deadline, by contacting AC2014@rgs.org.
* Individuals may not make more than two substantive contributions to the
conference (where a substantive contribution is a paper/poster presentation of
any length; panel discussion; discussant or other session contribution). Acting
as session organiser, chair or facilitator , and being a non-presenting
co-author is excluded from this limit.
* Distance presentations (by video-conference or other format) are possible
for a limited number of sessions.
Session organisers are asked to remind contributors of the limit on
contributions when accepting paper proposals for a session. The conference
organisers will also contact individuals making multiple programme contributions
once all session proposals have been received.
Read more about the guidelines for participation:
Read more about suggested session formats, including some alternative formats
that encourage interaction and discussion:
About proposing sessions
Members of the geographical and related communities are invited to propose
sessions for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013. Sessions may be
proposed independently, or with the support of one of the Society’s Research
Groups (which allows the session to be “badged” in the conference programme).
To seek Research Group support for a proposed session, contact the Chair of the
Research Group directly for more information:
Session organisers are encouraged to send a copy of their Call for Papers to the
conference organisers as soon as possible, in addition to ditributing it widely.
Email your Call for Papers to AC2014@rgs.org.
Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums,
discussions or workshops. Innovative sessions and formats are especially
encouraged. Session organisers may wish to read some short guides on
alternative session formats:
Session organisers should read the guidelines for participation before proposing
a session for the conference, as they contain key information about session
organisation and scheduling. All sessions will be reviewed and approved by the
Conference Planning Committee.
Session organisers are asked to set their deadline for CfP contributions far
enough ahead of the 21 February 2014 programme submission deadline to allow
unsuccessful contributors time to re-submit their paper for an open session by
More information about sessions, advice on how to advertise a Call for Papers on
the conference website, information about arranging Research Group session
sponsorship, and a form for submitting your session proposal to the conference
organisers may be found on the conference website.
About proposing papers and posters
Members of the geographical and related communities are invited
to submit a paper or poster proposal to the ‘open’ call for papers
and posters (announced by the conference organisers) or to respond
to Calls for Papers announced by Research Groups and other session
Both routes are open to all prospective delegates. You do not need to be a
member of a Research Group to propose a paper for a Research Group sponsored
Find out more about the Call for Papers, including how to submit a paper
‘Organised’ sessions (Research Group sponsored or other independent sessions)
Prospective delegates may choose to submit their papers to sessions organised by
or sponsored by Research Groups or other (independent) session organisers.
Calls for papers will be announced on relevant mailing lists, and also
advertised on the conference website as soon as possible.
Please note that the deadline for submitting a paper to an organised session
will be earlier than the 21 February programme submission deadline, to allow
session organisers time to decide which papers to accept.
‘Open’ calls for papers and posters
Prospective delegates are also invited to submit paper or poster proposals
to ‘open’ sessions organised by the RGS-IBG conference organisers.
The organisers and Conference Planning Committee will use the titles, abstracts
and keywords to review the contributions, group them into themed sessions and
arrange a Chair for the session.
Papers should not be submitted for consideration in both ‘organised’ and ‘open’
sessions at the same time. Papers submitted for consideration in organised
sessions at AC2014 should receive a decision from session convenors by early to
Details of accepted papers for organised sessions will then be sent to the
conference organisers by the session convenors before the 21st February 2014
deadline. Prospective delegates who are unsuccessful in their paper proposal to
an organised session are encouraged to re-submit their paper proposal for an
‘open’ session before the 21 February 2014 deadline.
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Applications are welcomed from any area of quantitative geography, but we are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the fields of economic geography, GIS, population geography, geodemographics, migration research. The lecturer will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within his or her own specialist field which will add to the research standing and culture of the Department.
The new lecturer will be a core member of the UCL-Institute of Education ‘Q-Step Centre’, one of 15 new Centres established as part of a multi-million pound, innovative new programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training for undergraduates, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (http://goo.gl/wnxRlT). This is one of the largest partnerships in recent times – between a research council, a funding council and a private foundation – focussed on undergraduate social science education in the UK.
Q-Step aims to promote quantitative skills training across the course of the education system, from recruitment of school students to specialist training for those going on to postgraduate work. Expertise and resources will be shared across the higher education sector through an accompanying support programme, which will also forge links with schools and employers. The position offers the post-holder the opportunity to contribute to the development of this exciting new initiative.
Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography Further Particulars
DEPARTMENT: Department of Geography
POST: 1.0 fte
REPORTS TO: Head of Department
GRADE: Grade 7 or Grade 8
SALARY RANGE: Grade 7 £36,064 – £39,132; Grade 8 £40,216-£42,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
In addition to removal expenses a relocation supplement of £9,000 may be payable where it is necessary to relocate to take up an appointment at UCL.
Applications for this position should be submitted online at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/adverts/job-list.html
Your application should include:
a UCL application form;
a curriculum vitae (including list of publications);
a cover letter which should include a statement of research and teaching interests details of three referees including names, contact details.
Please note that referees will only be contacted if you are long listed. Please indicate whether we can contact your referees without further permission from you
The closing date for applications is 3 December 2013
It is anticipated that a long list will be generated in December when successful candidates will be contacted to provide additional information in support of their application. A final short list of candidates will be made in December and successful candidates will be invited to attend a formal interview to give a presentation to the department on a topic relating to their area of research and a teaching presentation. Both presentations and interview will be held on the same day and it is anticipated that they will be held in January 2014.
It is expected that the successful candidate would be able to take up the post on 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jon French (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Jurgen Essletzbichler (email@example.com) or Professor Paul Longley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any queries about the application process please contact Suse Keay, Administrator to the Department of Geography, (email@example.com).
Call for Papers - Association of American Geographers (AAG) Meeting - April 8th -12th, 2014: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.
Session title: “PASSPORT GEOGRAPHIES”
Sponsored by the Population Specialty Group (PSP) at AAG
- Pablo Mateos, CIESAS, Mexico / University College London, UK
- Adam Dennett, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK
- Fernando Riosmena, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION
Scholarly attention in migration studies has tended to sideline the question of migrant citizenship as a binary condition given by the migrant’s position in an ‘integration continuum’ between an origin and a destination country. This has meant that nationality, understood as formal membership in one or more States, is generally treated as a rather secondary factor in explaining various migrants outcomes. However, which passport/s a person is entitled to do actually determine many of his/her life chances and those of his/her family and descendants, mediated in terms of their associated mobility rights. A world hierarchy of passports (Castles, 2005) is emerging that determines people chances in life through a system that Dorling (2011) has termed ‘global apartheid’ ultimately based on race, social class and education, and disguised under a ‘geography of passports’. Such system is governed by immigration legislation that permits visa-free travel for a privileged minority with certain passports, while imposing a host of increasing mobility restrictions and life threatening situations to others with the wrong kind of passports. Some of these marginalized nationals can circumvent these immigration restrictions by benefiting from asymmetric legislation on naturalization – including language and citizenship tests and reduced residency exceptions for kin states and ex-colonies-, ius sanginis provisions for ancestry-based transmission of citizenship, family reunion, mixed marriages, and some other routes to citizenship that privilege a few deemed to fit well into the nation. In this view, as opposed to the binary origin-destination perspective, migrants take pragmatic citizenship practices within a complex system of ‘citizenship constellations’ (Bauböck, 2010) maximizing their chances in such global hierarchy of passports. Geographers are well positioned to study how such global hierarchy of passports is enabling or restricting pragmatic citizenship practices and how these in turn are introducing complex spatialities of national state membership; new ‘passport geographies’.
Papers in this session may discuss issues relating to:
- Multiple citizenship and migration
- Ancestry-based access to citizenship
- Race and citizenship
- The geography of visa-free travel
- Integrated spaces of free mobility (Schengen, Mercosur, ASEAN, others)
- Exceptions in naturalization rules
- Citizenship and language tests
- Network analysis of country-to-country travel restrictions (visas, naturalization, stocks, etc)
- The geography of naturalization rates
- European Union citizenship and mobility of third country nationals
- Return migration and dual citizenship
- Pathways to widen mobility rights
- Hierarchies of citizens
- Postnational citizenship
- Citizens of convenience
- Passport discrimination
- Border control technologies and global apartheid
PAPER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please e-mail the abstract and key words with your expression of intent to Pablo Mateos (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before November 19th, 2013. Please make sure that your abstract conforms to the AAG guidelines in relation to title, word limit and key words and as specified at <http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers>. An abstract should be no more than 250 words that describes the paper’s purpose, methods, and conclusions as well as to include keywords..
Sept. 30th, 2013: Call for papers published.
Oct. 23rd, 2013: Deadline AAG Early bird registration rate. If interested please submit your paper by this date via www.aag.org. Upon registration you will be given a participant number (PIN). Send the PIN and a copy of your final abstract to email@example.com
Nov. 19th, 2013: Deadline abstract submission to session convenors. Please submit an abstract and keywords with your expression of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 22nd, 2013: Session finalization. Session organizers determine papers accepted for the session and notify authors.
Dec. 1st, 2013: Deadline final abstract submission to AAG, via www.aag.org. All participants must register individually via this site, paying the registration fees. Upon registration you will be given a participant number (PIN). Send the PIN and a copy of your final abstract to email@example.com . Please be aware that neither the organizers nor the AAG will edit the abstracts.
Dec. 3rd, 2013: AAG session registration deadline. Sessions submitted to AAG for approval.
Apr. 8th -12th, 2014: AAG meeting, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.
Bauböck, R. (2010). Studying Citizenship Constellations. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36(5), 847–859.
Castles, S. (2005). Nation and Empire: Hierarchies of Citizenship in the New Global Order. International Politics, 42(2), 203–224.
Dorling, D. (2011). Possible “peak population”: a world without borders? Open Democracy. Oct 18th.
For additional details on the session, please visit: http://pablomateos.com/passport-geographies-call-for-papers-aag-2014/
The University of Southampton ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is pleased to announce TWO collaborative PhD studentships, jointly funded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the DTC. Successful applicants will usually be expected to have already obtained an average of 60% of more in an ESRC recognised Masters; in exceptional circumstances, high quality applicants without an ESRC recognised MSc will need to be prepared to undertake training in appropriate research methods as part of their first year of study. The studentships will provide three years funding including fees, Standard Maintenance Grant (currently £13,726 pa) and Research Training Support Grant (£750 pa).
Studentship A: Migration
The student will undertake a PhD in one of the following areas, to be agreed with their supervisors at Southampton and ONS.
- Improving the measurement of internal migration in the UK.
- Understanding who migrates to the UK and how long they stay.
- Improving the estimation of emigration from the UK.
Studentship B: Ageing
The student will undertake a PhD in one of the following areas, to be agreed with their supervisors at Southampton and ONS.
- Investigating the impact of changes to State Pension Age: which groups will be most affected and how?
- The Ageing of the Black and Minority Ethnic population: understanding differentials in later life amongst ethnic elders.
- Changing family lives: how have the living arrangements of older people changed across the last three decades? What are the likely implications for inter-generational relationships and transfers, including the availability of informal and formal care?
Applications, including a one page expression of interest in the chosen topic together with an up to date CV, should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17.00 Monday 14th October 2013 and interviews will be arranged with the short-listed applicants soon after this closing date.
It is expected that the successful candidates will then apply to the University through the usual process and start their PhD study as soon as possible thereafter.
Informal enquiries: Prof Jane Falkingham (email@example.com), Director, ESRC Centre for Population Change; or Prof Maria Evandrou (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, Centre for Research on Ageing.