Call for Applicants: CURE Visiting Scholar (2013-2014)

The Rutgers University—Camden Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) seeks applications for a Visiting Scholar for AY2013-2014.  Rutgers University—Camden is located in Camden, NJ, directly east of Philadelphia. Its location serves as the perfect laboratory for anyone interested in scholarship addressing poverty, segregation, social isolation, community development, and related topics. The campus is also home to the first Ph.D. granting Department of Childhood Studies in the United States.

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Rutgers University—Camden is directed by Dr. Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy.  CURE encourages, facilitates, and promotes innovative research by scholars at Rutgers University on issues that face Camden, New Jersey, the Philadelphia metropolitan region, and other metropolitan areas in the U.S. and beyond.

The Visiting Scholar position supports an outstanding candidate with experience and expertise examining the relationships among poverty, race and class, ethnicity, age, regionalism and the impacts on individual, family, and community well-being.  Ideally, the candidate will be on sabbatical leave from another institution of higher learning, drawing full or partial salary.  CURE will provide an office, library access, a computer, and limited funding for travel and incidental expenses.

The position is open to researchers and/or practitioners with a Ph.D. and experience in the research fields listed above.  The visiting appointment will be for the 2013-2014 academic year (September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014) or for specific dates determined in consultation with the Center.  The successful applicant will be chosen for the originality and feasibility of the proposed research project.  Projects that combine research, practice, fieldwork, and policy recommendations are welcome. 

Applications should include:  1) a research/project description of no more than 5 pages including area(s) of focus, methodology, and work plan; 2) current CV; 3) names and contact information for two references, and 4) a budget.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2012.  Applications should be submitted electronically to Natasha Tursi, Associate Director of CURE ( 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.