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Portland State, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Assist/Assoc. Prof. in Transportation Plan., Reviews 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36881
Application deadline: 4 weeks 2 days 10 hours 47 minutes

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University

The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to contribute to our teaching and research in transportation planning.  Candidates must have a high level of skill and experience in transportation research and, ideally, some professional practice experience.  Areas of particular interest include transit planning, innovative mobility, local and regional transportation planning, transportation justice and equity, and transportation finance. We are looking for candidates whose work complements our existing faculty strengths in travel behavior, non-motorized transportation, transportation-land use modeling, and transportation economics. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach conventional, hybrid and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise graduate students, as well as pursue an active research agenda and obtain external funding.  

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, transportation, civil engineering, or other appropriate disciplines or be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. no later than September 15, 2015.  The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Jennifer Dill, Search Committee Chair, at jdill@pdx.edu.  Applications, consisting of a letter of interest, a c.v., and contact information for three references, should be submitted through the PSU Human Resources website: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/The appointment is scheduled to begin September 16, 2015.

Portland State University has a national reputation of excellence in the area of sustainable transportation and is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), one of five federally-funded national university transportation centers. Urban Studies and Planning faculty work closely with faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering, as well as other departments on campus. The campus is located along the tree-lined South Park Blocks of downtown Portland, and the School is in the Urban Center at the crossroads of the city’s light rail and streetcar lines.  Applicants who seek an engaged culture will find appealing the strong collaborative nature of our transportation agencies that are partners in the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. The Oregon approach to transportation and land use planning and environment protection has long been a model for the nation, providing ample opportunities for engaged research in our “living laboratory.”

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is one of three academic units in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. The School offers five degrees: the B.A./B.S. in Community Development, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, the Master of Real Estate Development and the Master and Ph.D. in Urban Studies, along with graduate certificates in Transportation, Real Estate Development, and Urban Design.  Portland State University is a nationally acclaimed leader in community-based learning.  )

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. In keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, we encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates especially those who are excellent at working cross-culturally or with diverse groups (students and publics). We recognize that diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the community. 

Portland St., Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Assist/Assoc. Professor position, deadline 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36880
Application deadline: 4 weeks 2 days 10 hours 47 minutes

LAND USE PLANNING
Assistant/Associate Professor
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning invites applicants for a tenure-line faculty position.  We seek an individual with expertise in land use planning, regional planning, growth management and related fields. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning or other appropriate disciplines at the time of application or be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. prior to appointment.

Successful candidates will have a high level of skill, interest, and experience in land use planning, plan making, methods, plan implementation and planning practice. We are especially interested in candidates whose current and/or proposed scholarship includes a focus on state-level land use systems, such as the Oregon Statewide Land Use Planning program. The new faculty member will be expected to play an active role in the development of a new Urban Planning Institute that will lead discussions about emerging and persistent challenges in urban planning in the city, region, and state. 

Teaching responsibilities may include conventional, online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to advise master and doctoral level students, to pursue an active research agenda and to attract external funding in areas related to land use planning. Candidates with substantial professional experience as planners are strongly encouraged to apply and to describe how that experience informs their scholarship, teaching, and engagement.

The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.  Applications should include a c.v. and a letter articulating the applicant’s research, teaching and engagement agenda. Materials should be submitted electronically on the PSU HR website: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/. We prefer PDF files, and filenames should begin with the applicant’s last name (e.g., Bates_application.pdf).  Inquiries (but not materials) can be directed to Professor Lisa Bates, Search Committee Chair, at lkbates@pdx.edu

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is one of three academic units in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. We offer a B.A./B.S. in Community Development, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master in Real Estate Development,  Master in Urban Studies and doctorates in Urban Studies and Regional Science, as well as graduate certificates in Transportation, Urban Design and Real Estate Development.  Finally, dual degree pathways for students interested in both MURP and either MPH or M. Eng. degrees are available. 

Portland State University is a nationally acclaimed leader in community-based learning.  The campus is located along the tree-lined South Park Blocks of downtown Portland.  The University enjoys close working relationships with state, regional, and local governments, private consultants, and progressive and innovative community-based groups.  The Portland region, the state of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest have received international recognition for their advances in planning and community livability.  Planning in and for this region is accessible and transparent to scholars hoping to make substantial contributions to the field through their work.

In keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, we encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates especially those who are excellent at working cross-culturally or with diverse groups (students and publics). We recognize that diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the community. Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Univ. of MI, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Faculty position in physical planning & design, Reviews 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36879
Application deadline: 6 weeks 2 days 9 hours 47 minutes

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Design

Position Description

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and urban design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to help us continue integrating physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development.

Taubman College and Urban Planning at Michigan

For over 100 years the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as the Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture.

The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan empowers faculty, students, and community partners to promote social justice and enhance sustainability through urban and regional planning. We pursue innovative and applied scholarship, multi-disciplinary and engaged learning, and meaningful public service. Leveraging location and resources, we engage today’s most challenging issues in the U.S. and around the world. We work to improve public decision-making and the physical design of urban spaces by promoting planning with a long-term, regional, and socially responsible perspective.

Qualifications

The following qualifications are required:

  • A graduate degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or related field

  • Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and design

  • The demonstrated ability and desire to teach physical planning and design methods courses and studio courses

  • A developing or established program of research, publication, and/or creative practice that cumulates to significant contributions to scholarship

The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level

  • A sustained interest in collaborating with disciplinary and interdisciplinary colleagues to design and engage in research projects

  • Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in a program with a diverse student body

  • Familiarity with and capacity for developing and securing grants to support research

How to Apply

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The letter of interest should explain the applicant’s qualifications and research and design interests. It should demonstrate how the applicant’s scholarly and creative pursuits would contribute to the study and instruction of physical planning and design in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan.

Submissions should be made in a single PDF file emailed to Taubman College Human Resources at taubmanhr@umich.edu, with the subject line noting “Faculty Search” and indicating the Job Posting number (102579). For questions or hardcopy materials, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Anya Istomina at the same email address.

Applications will be considered starting December 15, 2014, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information
This job posting is also available on the University of Michigan Careers website at www.umjobs.org, under the job opening ID 102579.

For more information about Taubman College, see http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu.

For more information about the Urban and Regional Planning program, see http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/urbanplanning.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of NY, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, Faculty Position in Env. Plann. Reviews immed.

Reference: JOB36878
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 16 hours 47 minutes

University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Architecture and Planning

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Faculty Position In Environmental Planning

Released October 21, 2014

The Position: The faculty of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites applicants for a visiting assistant professor for one year in the field of Environmental Planning.
Our faculty is part of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

The appointment is expected to commence in August, 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

We are searching for applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Environmental Planning, in any or any combination of the following emphasis areas or related areas:

• Climate change
• Ecosystem restoration
• Environmental issues in central-city regeneration
• Land use planning
• Natural environment systems
• Sustainable development

Though the selected candidate may be given responsibilities in both graduate and undergraduate instruction, we are especially interested in candidates who may become closely involved in the Environmental and Land Use Planning specialization in the Master of Urban Planning Program.

Applicants must have or be about to complete a Ph .D. in planning or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The duties of a faculty member involve a combination of research, teaching (two classes per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in the general curriculum as well as in his or her area of specialization), and service and student advising.

The faculty expects but cannot yet confirm that a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the same field will open up in fall 2016.

The University: With 30,000 students, the University at Buffalo is a Carnegie Class I research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The university offers 90 Ph.D. and 135 master's programs, and has outstanding supercomputing, library, and 114 Diefendorf Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8032.

Tel: (716) 829-3671 Fax: (716) 829-3256 Web: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/planning E-mail: ap-planning@buffalo.edu research facilities, including numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes for faculty collaboration.

With thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of two accredited departments in a professional school of about 700 full-time equivalent students. The Department offers five degree programs: the B.A. in Environmental Design with about 90 students; the accredited Master's of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree with about 90 students; joint master degrees with Architecture, Law, and soon Public Health; and a growing Ph.D. degree in Urban Planning currently with six students, the number expected to rise to at least nine by next academic year. Students at the master's level may concentrate in one of the department's six areas of specialization: Economic and International Development; Environmental and Land Use Planning; GIS and Spatial Analysis; Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development; and Urban Design and Physical Planning. There is also an interdisciplinary option.

The department is expected to re-enter its nineteenth-century building-currently undergoing full renovation-on the university's historic urban campus, in late 2015. The department benefits from an on-site architecture and planning library. The School of Architecture and Planning has excellent computing facilities, with over 160 systems available to students in labs and studios.

The Community: Near our campus is the University Heights neighborhood, with a full array of commercial outlets and services, in proximity to Buffalo's many diverse neighborhoods. The campus is highly accessible, situated on a subway and other transit lines. Housing opportunities are abundant and affordable.

The U.S. Buffalo-Niagara MSA has a population of over 1 million; extended to the Greater Toronto Area, the bi-national region has population exceeding 6.5 million, and offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. The region spans an international border and parts of the Great Lakes, and includes large cities, varied suburbs, wilderness and waterfront areas, dramatic landscapes, and quiet villages.

Application: Inquiries and/or nominations should be made as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three academic references to: ap-plandept-chair@buffalo.edu Address your letter to:
Professor Ernest Sternberg, Chair
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

University at Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter. As such it does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status. Candidates with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Univ. of AZ, College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, Assist. Prof. in Planning, Reviews begin immed.

Reference: JOB36877
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 15 hours 47 minutes

The University of Arizona
Assistant Professor in Planning - Water and Climate Focus, Tenure-track
Position Summary

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at the University of Arizona is in the process of hiring multiple positions in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and real estate development.  It is an exciting expansion of the College positioning it as one of the leaders in collaborative and interdisciplinary environmental design and planning in the American Southwest.

As a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management for challenging climates, CAPLA advances the University as a premier institution devoted to environmental sustainability, entrepreneurialism, and health and well-being. As a professional college, CAPLA's Core Mission and strengths are training urban planners, landscape architects, and architects to work effectively in our local conditions and to easily transfer this knowledge to less extreme environments. As a campus leader in community engagement, CAPLA continues to advance the University's historic land-grant mission through design and planning assistance to diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona and the world.

Our facilities are considered extraordinary; studios are bright and airy, computer labs are spacious and up-to-date and we have a state-of-the-art GeoDesign lab. We enjoy our multiple award-winning Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory and building with spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Tucson is a welcoming, diverse, and family friendly community. Surrounded by five majestic mountain ranges, you will enjoy the beautiful weather, rich cultural heritage, and southwest lifestyle. While over half a million people now reside in Tucson, bringing businesses, attractions, and tourism, it also still has a familiar sense of local community. The University of Arizona is the second largest employer in Tucson, and is located in the heart of the city.

We take particular pride in our friendly collegial atmosphere and our extraordinary community of designers and planners working in one of the most inspirational environments in the world; the Sonoran Desert.

CAPLA is comprised of two academic departments:  The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, and The School of Architecture. In addition the nationally renowned Drachman Institute serves as the College's primary research, service and outreach center.

The Master of Science in Planning (MSP) Program in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is seeking to fill one tenure-track faculty teaching/research/service position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2015 academic year. We seek individuals with a PhD in Urban Planning or a closely related field.  

As a fully accredited graduate Master of Science in Planning Program we believe that our rich cultural heritage and physical environment of the Southwest provides us with an invaluable resource for the study and practice of the planning profession. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students for practice by engaging them with real-world challenges that face society and the environment.

The successful candidate will align their professional direction with the University's “Never Settle” Strategic Priorities through:

Engaging:  Engage students in professionally-based practice teaching and graduate individuals who will be sought out by top environmental design firms and public agencies.  Assist in the development of new and on-line courses in sustainable practice.

Innovating:  Promote strengths in sustainable urban design, planning and engineering: site performance monitoring; and the development of new materials, techniques, infrastructure, products and technologies to address climate change, carbon reduction, and water sustainability.  Expand interdisciplinary collaboration and the number of externally funded projects involving extra-college partners.

Partnering: Strengthen strategic partnerships with environmentally-oriented agencies, foundations and industry partners at a local, regional, and national level. 

Synergy:  Advance collaboration and relationships within CAPLA Programs and across the vast array of extraordinary university colleagues and departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek individuals who have a record of excellence in teaching, demonstrate technical proficiency in their area of expertise, and possess the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative research environment. We value collegiality and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams that advance practice, scholarship, and community engagement. Although experience in arid climates is desirable, candidates who have experience in other bio-climatic regions are encouraged to apply but should articulate an ability to adapt to a desert city/environment focus.

Water and Climate Teaching Focus

The successful candidate will support CAPLA Focus Areas of Climate, Water, Habitat and Energy specifically via their strong emphasis in urban physical planning. Teaching may include courses in the areas of water, energy, climate adaption and urban and regional habitats. Candidates with skills in GIS, geospatial analysis, geoinfomatics, visualization, and other enabling technologies are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be poised to engage, partner, and collaborate with colleagues in CAPLA and beyond to further innovate and synergistically compliment the Programs core strengths and applications in GeoDesign.

Applicants should be willing and able to mentor planning graduate students geared towards professional practice but also serve on thesis committees in planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. The best candidates will be highly motivated and organized individuals with exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

Candidates should submit letter of interest including a statement of qualifications and intellectual/professional interests, complete curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to the search committee chair, Gary Pivo PhD, gpivo@email.arizona.edu. Reviews are to begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. 

Immediate Supervisor
Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Lauri Macmillan Johnson, ljohnson@email.arizona.edu 520-621-8790

Minimum Qualifications
Master of Science in Urban Planning, Master in Real Estate Development or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in Urban Planning, Real Estate or a closely related field.  

For more information about CAPLA, the University of Arizona and Tucson please go to
http://capla.arizona.edu/share-our-passion

 

Iowa St. Univ., Dept. of Community & Regional Planning, Assistant Prof. -community & Regl Planning, reviews begin 1/1/15

Reference: JOB36876
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 16 hours 47 minutes

Iowa State University
Department of Community and Regional Planning
Colleg of Design
Ames, Iowa
http://design.iastate.edu

Assistant Professor - Community and Regional Planning
Position Number: 400057

Position Responsibilities: The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the department and the College of Design through teaching core planning courses and electives at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are seeking an individual who will contribute to research and teaching in environmental planning and practice, broadly defined. Areas of research and teaching of interest include (but are not limited to) environmental sustainability, food systems, renewable energy, natural resource management, environmental dispute resolution, environmental policy, environmental law, climate change, hazard management, and environmental economics. The planning department is a key component of a university-wide graduate program in sustainable agriculture, as well as a college-wide graduate program in sustainable environments. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen connections between CRP, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable environments. Teaching quality is of particular importance to the search committee, as the successful candidate will be responsible for developing successful courses with large enrollments.

The CRP department integrates research, teaching and outreach consistent with the tenets of Iowa State’s land grant mission. Planning at Iowa State is known for strong community-based learning and scholarship and a close relationship with the University’s Extension and Outreach program. The Department prizes its multicultural faculty and seeks future colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The department resides within the College of Design, one of the largest colleges of its kind in the United States. Nearly 100 faculty members serve 2000 students in 7 academic departments. These cover the entire spectrum of professional and academic disciplines connected to the production of the built environment. Opportunities for trans-disciplinary work are readily available.

The department offers two accredited degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Community and Regional Planning. The department also offers joint graduate degrees with Sustainable Agriculture, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Business Administration. In addition, the department co-sponsors a Master of Science in Transportation with the departments of Civil and Construction Engineering and Transportation and Logistics, and administers a university-wide GIS certificate. For more information, visit http://www.design.iastate.edu/CRP.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (seewww.amescvb.com).

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications:  Completed PhD by the start of employment in urban planning, geography, economics, environmental studies, natural resource management, public policy, public health, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) Extensive teaching experience (2) Evidence/promise of a strong publication record (3) Evidence/potential for externally-funded research (4) Demonstrable experience with environmental planning, agricultural issues, and/or natural resource management (5) Extensive government, non-governmental organization, or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Applications Instructions: To apply for this position, go to http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/7952 and click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter, addressing qualifications, research agenda/interest, teaching philosophy, and courses the applicant is prepared to teach
3) Contact information for three professional references
4) One writing sample (working paper, journal article, dissertation chapter, etc.), attached as ‘Other Documents 1’
5) Teaching evaluations (if available), attached as ‘Other Documents 2’

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 with applications be accepted until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Univ. of Buffalo, Dept. of Urban & Regl Planning, faculty position in Environmental Planning, reviews start immediately

Reference: JOB36875
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 15 hours 47 minutes

University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Architecture and Planning

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Faculty Position In Environmental Planning

Released October 21, 2014

The Position: The faculty of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites applicants
for a visiting assistant professor for one year in the field of Environmental Planning. Our faculty
is part of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New
York. The appointment is expected to commence in August, 2015.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  We are searching for applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Environmental Planning, in any or any combination of the following emphasis areas or related areas:

• Climate change
• Ecosystem restoration
• Environmental issues in central-city regeneration
• Land use planning
• Natural environment systems
• Sustainable development

Though the selected candidate may be given responsibilities in both graduate and undergraduate instruction, we are especially interested in candidates who may become closely involved in the Environmental and Land Use Planning specialization in the Master of Urban Planning Program.

Applicants must have or be about to complete a Ph .D. in planning or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The duties of a faculty member involve a combination of research, teaching (two classes per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in the general curriculum as well as in his or her area of specialization), and service and student advising.

The faculty expects but cannot yet confirm that a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the same field will open up in fall 2016.

The University: With 30,000 students, the University at Buffalo is a Carnegie Class I research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The university offers 90 Ph.D. and 135 master's programs, and has outstanding supercomputing, library, and 114 Diefendorf Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8032, Tel: (716) 829-3671 Fax: (716) 829-3256 Web: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/planning E-mail: ap-planning@buffalo.edu research facilities, including numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes for faculty collaboration.

With thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of two accredited departments in a professional school of about 700 full-time equivalent students. The Department offers five degree programs: the B.A. in Environmental Design with about 90 students; the accredited Master's of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree with about 90 students; joint master degrees with Architecture, Law, and soon Public Health; and a

growing Ph.D. degree in Urban Planning currently with six students, the number expected to rise to at least nine by next academic year. Students at the master's level may concentrate in one of the department's six areas of specialization: Economic and International Development; Environmental and Land Use Planning; GIS and Spatial Analysis; Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development; and Urban Design and Physical Planning. There is also an interdisciplinary option.

The department is expected to re-enter its nineteenth-century building-currently undergoing full renovation-on the university's historic urban campus, in late 2015. The department benefits from an on-site architecture and planning library. The School of Architecture and Planning has excellent computing facilities, with over 160 systems available to students in labs and studios.

The Community: Near our campus is the University Heights neighborhood, with a full array of commercial outlets and services, in proximity to Buffalo's many diverse neighborhoods. The campus is highly accessible, situated on a subway and other transit lines. Housing opportunities are abundant and affordable.

The U.S. Buffalo-Niagara MSA has a population of over 1 million; extended to the Greater Toronto Area, the bi-national region has population exceeding 6.5 million, and offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. The region spans an international border and parts of the Great Lakes, and includes large cities, varied suburbs, wilderness and waterfront areas, dramatic landscapes, and quiet villages.

Application: Inquiries and/or nominations should be made as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three academic references to: ap-plandept-chair@buffalo.edu Address your letter to:
Professor Ernest Sternberg, Chair,
Department of Urban and Regional Planning,

University at Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter. As such it does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status. Candidates with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Univ. of MI, Taubman Coll. of Arch. & Urban Plan., Tenure track faculty position-Physical Plan & Urb. Design, deadline 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36874
Application deadline: 6 weeks 2 days 12 hours 47 minutes

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Urban Design
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For over 100 years the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as the Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture.

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and urban design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to continue helping us integrate physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program.  The ability to teach methods and studio courses is required. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development.

Applicants should explain their qualification, research and design interests and how these scholarly and creative pursuits will contribute to the program in their cover letter. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be emailed electronically in a single PDF file to Taubman College Human Resources at taubmanhr@umich.edu, indicating the Job Posting number in the subject line.

This job posting is also available on the University of Michigan Careers website at www.umjobs.org, under the job opening ID 102579.

Applications will be considered starting December 15, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about Taubman College, see http://www.tcaup.umich.edu. For more information about the Urban and Regional Planning program, see http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/urbanplanning

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

McGill University, School of Urban Planning, Tenure track position at the Assist/Assoc. level, Reviews begin 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36872
Application deadline: 6 weeks 2 days 7 hours 47 minutes

Position in the School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Montréal, Canada

The School of Urban Planning at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate level, to being in August 2015.  McGill University is among the top research intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over one-half billion dollars in competitive research funding each year.  It has been consistently ranked in the top 25 universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys.  Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching and service.

The new hire will be expected to develop an innovative research program in one or more of the following areas: (a) urban design and landscape planning, (b) land-use, transportation, and infrastructure planning, (c) international development planning, (d) urban governance.  Special interest in environmental and/or equity issues in these fields would be welcome.

The new hire will also be expected to contribute to the core curriculum which is made up of professional studios and courses such as planning methods and geographic information systems.

The School is committed to excellence in teaching in its professionally accredited Master of Urban Planning program, its Ad-Hoc PhD program in Urban Planning, Policy and Design, as well as in several courses that are open to undergraduate students.  It has built a strong reputation in project-based teaching, policy-relevant research, and community engagement (see www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning).  The School is part of the Faculty of Engineering, which has a strong commitment to sustainability in engineering and design (see www.mcgill.ca/tised).  The School values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession and society at large.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., and preferably have at least one degree in urban planning. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable.  Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service.  Knowledge of French is an asset.  Professional accreditation or eligibility for professional accreditation will be considered in the review of applications and in the hiring decision.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications packages must include the following:

  1. a PDF document containing a cover letter (2-3 pages), a research statement (1-2 page), a teaching statement (1-2 page), and a CV

  2. a PDF document containing two writing samples (maximum 50 pages each)

  3. letters of recommendation sent by three referees, of which at least two must be professors with close knowledge of the candidate’s work

The cover letter and letters of recommendation must be addressed to:
Raphaël Fischler, Director
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
815 Sherbrooke Street West, #400
Montréal, Québec
Canada  H3A 0C2

Application documents must be sent in PDF format to jobapplications.planning@mcgill.ca. Referees must email their letters of recommendation directly from their professional email address or mail a hard copy to the address given above.

Review of application will begin on December 15th, 2014

Enquiries about the position can be addressed to raphael.fischler@mcgill.ca.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Alabama A & M Univ., Dept. of Community & Regional Planning, Chairperson, Deadline 1/15/15

Reference: JOB36871
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 18 hours 47 minutes
 

Alabama A&M University - Chairperson of Department of Community and Regional Planning (DCRP)

 
 

About Alabama A&M University: Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for Chair of the Department of Community & Regional Planning. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

About the Department: DCRP, which is located in the College of Agricultural, Life & Natural Sciences, has a staff of seven full-time faculty members and offers two Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredited degrees, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree and a Bachelor’s in Urban Planning (BUP). Also, DCRP administers the University’s bachelor programs in Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies and manages the Center for Urban & Rural Research, which is an Alabama State Data Center Affiliate. The chair reports directly to the dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, and exercises supervision of the faculty and staff in the Department.

Job Description (Essential Duties and Responsibilities): As a chief administrative officer of the Department, the chair is expected to direct the visioning and strategic planning process; provide professional, intellectual and administrative leadership, and steward the day to day operations of the Department.

Major Responsibilities:
• Provides effective leadership for teaching, research, and outreach programs consistent with the mission and goals of the Department, College, and the University.
• Responsible for the over-all supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff.
• Coordinates the preparation and management of annual budgets, demonstrating sound fiscal management principles.
• Develops effective student recruitment, retention, advisement, completion, placement, and outcome assessment programs, and curricula revision and development.
• Actively seeks and develops new resources of funding for Departmental programs and takes an active role in developing strong relations with state and national agencies and organizations.
• Teaches graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and advises students in area of specialization.
• Serves as liaison between the DCRP and other departments/programs at the University, and interacts with various publics in order to promote the department.

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
• Ph.D. in an area of specialization in Planning.
• A demonstrated record of cumulative accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly productivity and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
• Experience in administering programs in Planning at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Evidence of the ability to work harmoniously with students, faculty, staff and various publics.
• Demonstrated record of scholarly publications and other professional accomplishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Effective leadership and team building skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to organize, manage and provide leadership for the Department.
• Demonstrable experience with the PAB accreditation process and knowledge of the re-affirmation process.

Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.

Interested parties should visit the Alabama A&M University’s Human Resources website or call the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5836 for information regarding the application process.

 

 

Rutgers, The State Univ. of NJ, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Pol, visiting faculty position, reviews 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36870
Application deadline: 2 weeks 12 hours 47 minutes

Visiting Professor of Urban Design and Urban Planning

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking to fill a visiting faculty position in urban design and urban planning (urban design, sustainable design, sustainable development and redevelopment, smart growth, healthy cities, and resilient neighborhoods). The position is at the assistant professor level or higher, and it is a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an initial period of two years,
potentially renewable. The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants must have a terminal professional degree or a doctorate from an accredited school and we prefer that they have their degree by January 1, 2015. The professional degree or Ph.D. may be in any field relevant to design and urban planning (e.g., architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, or urban planning). Applicants must have at least five years of experience working on urban design projects as designer or project manager.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers undergraduate degrees in Planning and Public Policy, Public Policy, Public Health, and anticipates soon having three additional undergraduate degrees in Public Health Administration, City Planning and Design, and Urban Studies; master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Policy Development and in Public Policy; the Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy; and joint degrees in public health with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The Bloustein School has 18 research centers and institutes and annually attracts approximately $20 million in external funding. For further information, visit the Bloustein School web site at http://www.policy.rutgers.edu.

Please apply to designsearch@ejb.rutgers.edu. Please put Design Faculty in the subject line of the email. Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. If a portfolio is too large to email, provide a pointer to an online version or a DropBox account. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates.

State Univ. of NY, College at Plattsburgh, Cntr for Earth & Environmental Sciences, Assist Prof in Env. Plan., Deadline 11/21/14

Reference: JOB36869
Application deadline: 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours 47 minutes

State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Center for Earth and Environmental Science

Assistant Professor, Environmental Planning


The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks to fill a 10-month, tenure track position in Environmental Planning at the assistant professor level beginning August 2015.  Applicants should be broadly trained in environmental planning practices and possess an understanding of the ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of planning.  We seek candidates dedicated to teaching undergraduate students and committed to engaging them in applied research.  The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education.  Candidates with expertise in natural hazard planning, environmental economics, water resource planning, energy planning or planning for resilient communities are of particular interest, and those skilled in geospatial communication and analysis are encouraged to apply.

SUNY Plattsburgh is on Lake Champlain; an hour’s drive from Montreal, QC and Burlington, VT; and is a gateway to the six-million acre Adirondack Park, the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.  Several government planning agencies such as the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation; non-governmental organizations including the Lake Champlain Basin Program and Olympic Regional Development Authority; and local natural resource dependent industries related to mining, timber and recreation interact to create a unique and vibrant context for collaborative research and education in the environmental planning arena.  The college is in an ideal location for planners interested in water resource management; rural, regional and cross-border planning; park and protected area management; and other topics commonly found along wilderness-rural-urban interfaces. 

CEES is widely recognized in the region for its applied and community-based research initiatives.  We are an interdisciplinary department with faculty trained in the natural and social aspects of environmental science. We seek a colleague that is interested in collaborating with our faculty and complements our current areas of planning scholarship in urban and transportation planning, environmental policy and decision making, sustainable communities, food systems, habitat conservation planning, ecological restoration, forest management and cultural geography.  We pride ourselves on providing students with rigorous experiential learning and community-based research opportunities as well as opportunities to present their work at regional and national conferences and in scholarly publications.

Responsibilities Include: The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in environmental planning and relevant upper-division courses in her or his area of specialization. Candidates must engage in planning-related research that leads to peer-reviewed publications.  The position also involves student advisement and service to the department and college. The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Environmental Planning or related discipline is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.  Candidates must have a working knowledge of contemporary environmental planning practices and an understanding of ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of environmental planning.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as the ability to conduct research and publish on planning related topics.  A successful candidate will complement current faculty members’ areas of expertise and possess potential for engaging students in local, regional and/or international projects.  He or she will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators. ABDs will be considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon proof that the applicant's defense of his/her dissertation will be scheduled within the first year of the appointment.  A successful ABD application will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary increment at the start of the semester following verification of the terminal degree completion.  An ABD hire will be limited to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (2 years maximum).

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence for effective undergraduate teaching and/or experience engaging undergraduate students in practical experiences or scholarly research.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.  As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Salary: $50,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Materials received by November 21, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration.  To be considered for the position you must provide a complete application and materials. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/5726 and provide a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, personal statements of philosophies and agendas for education and research, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.