Visiting Scholars for MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP)

February 17, 2017

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP), a five-year collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, seeks Visiting Scholars to spend the 2017–2018 academic year at MIT and UTM documenting sustainable development efforts in Malaysian cities. Faculty at colleges and universities in the developing world (G-77 countries) who teach in a field related to urban planning or urban development are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2017, at http://malaysiacities.mit.edu/apply-scholars.

As MSCP Visiting Scholars, participants extend their own research agendas by contributing to ongoing research initiated by MSCP partners, focusing on Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Pahang, and George Town. During their appointments, they create video-based teaching materials intended for global distribution and a publishable research paper. Appointed Visiting Scholars are eligible to receive salaries, living stipends, and travel allowances.

Areas of inquiry include:

  • socially and environmentally sustainable infrastructure development
  • governance and strategies for public engagement
  • indicators for measuring sustainability
  • historic preservation and urban design
  • coastal and marine resource management
  • resilience of environmentally protected areas
  • eco-tourism
  • affordable housing
  • public transportation
  • high-tech job creation

Complete the online application form at http://malaysiacities.mit.edu/apply-scholars. The application requires submission of a CV or resume, one writing sample, and two reference letters. Applications are due by March 1, 2017. Appointments will be announced on or before May 31, 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT: susskind@mit.edu.

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