Visiting Appointments

The Initiative on Cities welcomes academics and practitioners of urban studies and policy as a visiting appointment! Visiting scholars can use IOC facilities and connect with researchers in Boston and the BU community. Please get in touch with Associate Director Stacy Fox if you are interested in visiting!

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

The Initiative on Cities welcomes self-funded postdoctoral scholars to pursue research, utilize our facilities, and receive mentorship from urban geographer and IOC Director Loretta Lees. We are currently hiring a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for our institute!

Apply to be our Post-Doctoral Research Associate!

Visiting Urban Scholar

We are proud to host U.S. and international academics passionate about cities. These visiting scholars focus on studies ranging from urban governance to local capacity building. Visiting scholars are self-funded and may be in residence anywhere from one month to one year.

Apply to be an Urban Scholar!

Visiting Urban Fellow

Visiting Urban Fellows from academia and practice can visit to lend expertise to the BU community.