Open Rank Faculty – Public Policy (Hobby School of Public Affairs) – (FAC001590)

first_imgA Curriculum VitaA Letter of InterestEvidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to mentoringstudentsA statement of research specialization and interestsUp to three representative papersThree names and email addresses of prospective writers ofletters of recommendation. Upon receiving applications, referencesmay be contacted via the online application system to submitletters directly for junior applicants, but not for seniorapplicants (we will inform applicants prior to asking for lettersin that case). The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples and able to provide access to high-quality childcare spotsat the University’s Children’s Learning Centers. The University ofHouston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, andencourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities to apply.Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continueuntil the position is filled. Questions may be directed to thesearch committee chair, James Granato, [email protected] :A Ph.D. in the discipline and a scholarly record consistent withthe rank is required.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incompleteapplications may not be considered. The Hobby School of PublicAffairs at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire threetenured or tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2021. Ourschool is new and we are growing. We are well-supported by UH andwe are interested in applicants who will help chart the future ofour school with fresh ideas, practical experience, and aninterdisciplinary mindset. Our faculty include experts intheoretical, practical, and analytical disciplines associated withpublic policy and we seek to complement that collective expertisewith the three new hires. The University of Houston is a CarnegieDesignated Tier One Research University and is one of the mostracially and ethnically diverse institutions in the nation.Competitive candidates may have expertise in one or more of thefollowing areas or in another foundational area of public policy orpolicymaking:Philosophy or ethics of some area of public policy,including, but not limited to, education, energy, the environment,health, housing, immigration, or in a theoretical perspective suchas race, gender, governance, or markets that cuts across andinforms diverse policy areas.Policy data formulation and analysis – Individuals withcross-cutting disciplinary and/or methodological interests areencouraged to apply. Candidates with strong formal andmethodological skill sets in areas including, but not limited to,data visualization, decision algorithms, GIS, natural languageprocessing, network analysis, small area models, survey researchmethods, laboratory and/or field experiments, and probabilisticforecasts are of high interest.Some core area of public policy and policymaking, including,but not limited to, education, energy, the environment, foreigneconomic policy, health, housing, immigration, public finance,voting, political institutions, political economy, social mobility,urban and community development, or other significant public policyareas.In the selection process, the Hobby School will prioritizecollaborative scholars who demonstrate their experience and desireto: (1) engage in nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary work onsignificant public policy issues, (2) are interested in workingwith diverse populations, and (3) demonstrate an eagerness tocontribute to undergraduate and graduate education and studentsuccess.To apply, please provide the following:last_img read more

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Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_imgPolish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on May 16 at the base of a statue memorializing the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers, while protestors in the background, despite being restrained by security forces and the U.S. Secret Service, shouted “Shame! Shame!” in opposition to the statue’s pending removal from Exchange Place.The memorial commemorates the 1940 Soviet murder of 22,000 Polish officers in Katyn Forest in the western Soviet Union. Although Duda was in the United States on official United Nations business, he met briefly at the site with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop in an attempt to play down what has become an international conflict. Created by Polish-American monument sculptor Andrzej Pitynski, the statue was moved to Exchange Place in 1991. Jersey City, along with officials of the Exchange Place Special Improvement District, have proposed moving the statue to a new location one block away on York Street. The city intends to create a park at the statue’s current location.While this started out as a local issue, the incident escalated into an international conflict when Fulop exchanged angry Tweets with the head of the Polish Senate, in which Fulop accused the senate leader of being a Holocaust denier. Click here for more.In May and June, college graduates move to Hoboken to start a job, and families move to town before the new school year. Last week, several Hoboken residents offered tips to recent grads and young families who are starting life in the mile-square city.Their tips covered restaurants, bars for different age groups, getting a dog, using public transportation, and even joining a gym or sports league.Resident of two years Michelle Ciancimino, 24, suggested new residents join a local gym to meet their neighbors. She goes to a CrossFit gym and it’s a “tight knit community,” she said.CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program that incorporates elements from several sports and types of exercise.Similarly, Megan Pijanowski, 25, suggested joining one of the adult athletic leagues such a ZogSports. (www.zogsports.com). Through ZogSports, participants can play basketball, hockey, dodge ball, touch football, and volleyball with other adults. Click here for more.The Act Now Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, opened its third dementia center on the Hudson Hills Senior Living campus on May 16. The group had opened its first such operation in Jersey City in 2015, and another one in Bergen County followed. The North Bergen location will serve as its official headquarters, officials say. It will offer services for Alzheimer’s patients such as cognitive rehabilitation, music and art therapy, and caregiver training. Ten people will be staffed at the center full time, including interns, regular Act Now staff, and certified dementia professionals. Different organizations have also sponsored rooms in the center. United Healthcare is sponsoring an education room that will feature training for professionals and caregivers on how to help Alzheimer’s patients. Click here for more.last_img read more

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New China law a ‘serious risk’ to Hong Kong’s freedoms: UN experts

first_imgIn a letter made public Friday, the UN advisers warned parts of the legislation “appear to criminalize freedom of expression or any form of criticism” of China.”The National Security Law… poses a serious risk that those fundamental freedoms and due process protections may be infringed upon,” the rapporteurs said.The letter warned the legislation may “impinge impermisibly on the rights to freedom of opinion, expression and of peaceful assembly.”The rapporteurs urged China’s “reconsideration” of the legislation and for a fully independent reviewer to be appointed to ensure it complies with China’s international human rights obligations. They also expressed concern over one of the most controversial points of the law – which allows cases can be transferred from the jurisdiction of Hong Kong to mainland China – and warned it could undermine the right to a fair trial.Critics believe the security law has ended the liberties and autonomy that Beijing promised Hong Kong could keep after its 1997 handover by Britain – freedoms unique within China.The broadly worded law criminalized certain political speech overnight, such as advocating sanctions, and greater autonomy or independence for Hong Kong.Lawyers acting for some of the more than 20 people arrested under the law so far say police are trawling through historic actions of pro-democracy activists to beef-up their cases.The UN experts also raised concerns over the definition of terrorism under the national security law.They warned it extends to damage of physical property such as transport facilities – which goes well beyond the UN Security Council’s definition of terrorist conduct as aiming to cause death or serious bodily harm.Since the law was imposed on Hong Kong, a raft of nations have ended bilateral deals with the city, including extradition treaties with the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, France and Germany.The law has also sparked fears over plunging press freedoms, particularly after the arrest of a pro-democracy media tycoon under the new law last month. China’s national security law for Hong Kong poses a serious risk to the city’s freedoms and breaches international legal obligations, UN special rapporteurs on human rights have warned.Beijing has faced a barrage of criticism over the law, which was imposed in late June after pro-democracy protests rocked the semi-autonomous city last year.The law, which criminalizes secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces, carries a maximum life sentence and has intimidated many protesters into silence.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Joe Buck turned down $1 million to call porn and Twitter reacted accordingly

first_img“If all those guys will do an audition, we’ll give $1 million to the winner,” Adrian Stoneman, the site’s vice president of business, told Rovell in a follow-up interview.Some might think that Buck, a married man, might have only turned down the offer because his wife made him. But Michelle Beisner-Buck made it quite clear that wasn’t the case.Of all the offers you’ve turned down to keep your day job @Buck – this one not only hurts the most, but also had the most potential. Epic fail. https://t.co/tz5fquc3nf— MichelleBeisnerBuck (@MichelleBeisner) April 17, 2020Buck’s public rejection of the offer got a lot of attention from fans on Twitter, for obvious reasons. Here are some of the best reactions.pic.twitter.com/ynxh21rfwi— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 17, 2020pic.twitter.com/pCwo3I41j6— Tuna Miller (@BigTunaBro) April 17, 2020pic.twitter.com/D1GboMOBIu— Rich Ryan (@RichTRyan) April 17, 2020Joe Buck knowing he has a job in his back pocket if fox starts feelin themselves too much…🤣 pic.twitter.com/caqNYXr9hu— Jay (@jfraze123) April 17, 2020Porn site: We’ll pay you $1,000,000 to call play-by-play for our live cam shows!Joe @Buck: hmmCris @CollinsworthPFF: pic.twitter.com/iG79wMB1c9— E Samuel (@Cuhzzzzz) April 17, 2020I’m thankful Joe Buck is paying so much toward porn sites that he balks at a $1M contract; LEGEND. https://t.co/4RcCCucXC5— FoxyIrony 🦋…Just Keep Swimming (@FoxyIrony) April 17, 2020 Sports commentators are constantly being wooed by other networks with lucrative deals, but Fox Sports’ Joe Buck got a rather interesting offer this week from outside the sports world.Darren Rovell of The Action Network reported that a pornography website dangled $1 million to get Buck to do play-by-play commentary of live webcam sessions. Because who doesn’t think, “Hey, I wish I could hear Joe Buck right now” while they’re watching porn during a quarantine? Buck could have tried to avoid any controversy that would arise from such an offer, but instead he opted to steer into the skid and crack a joke.Depending on the site they could just be handing some of my money back to me. So I’ll hold out for a better offer and try to hold on to my day job. But I have to say I’m flattered. https://t.co/wBgkwnHyrA— Joe Buck (@Buck) April 17, 2020Confirmed: Joe Buck pays for porn.MORE: Buck was already turning down offers to narrate sex tapes”I am highly qualified as I have been practicing these calls most of my life,” Buck said of the offer in an interview with Sports Illustrated, “but I don’t want to just take that job without a proper, open audition. So if they get Jim [Nantz] and Al [Michaels] and Mike [Tirico] and all the others who do what I do to audition, I’m in. If any one of them say no, I’m out. That’s all I can commit to at this time. I can say I have NEVER been more flattered. And I know my dad [legendary announcer Jack Buck] would be proud.”Well, that quote got back to the porn site, and now there’s an open call.last_img read more

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