Assistant Professor of Urban Studies

Memphis, Tennessee
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


diversity employer

Rhodes College invites applications for a long-term renewable faculty appointment in Urban Studies, beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The position will contribute to the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies, with an emphasis on race, mobility, well-being, and place; and qualitative GIS, spatial analysis, and geovisualization. Research and/or teaching experience on urban segregation as well as transnationalism and international migration as they impact the mid-South and Delta region preferred. Second-language proficiency preferred. Qualifications: Ph.D. in related discipline in hand or expected by June 30, 2017. The candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS); international perspectives on urbanization; and advanced courses on the intersection of race/ethnicity and urban processes. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist within several interdisciplinary programs, including the Urban Studies concentration in Urban and Community Health, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. The position includes teaching six courses per year.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Please apply online at; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three references. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching and service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on March 30, and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Elizabeth Thomas,