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

Reference: JOB36872
Application deadline: 7 weeks 6 days 10 hours 16 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  The School is part of the Faculty of Engineering, which has a strong commitment to sustainability in engineering and design (see  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 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

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: 12 weeks 2 days 21 hours 16 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: 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours 16 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

Please apply to 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: 4 weeks 3 days 15 hours 16 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 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.


Georgia Institute of Technology, Frederick Law Olhmsted Chair, Endowed Chair, Deadline December 1, 2014

Reference: JOB36868
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 19 hours 16 minutes

Frederick Law Olmsted Chair
In Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites outstanding applicants to fill an endowed chair position, the Frederick Law Olmsted Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta, GA. The School seeks individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service and have strong records of leadership in the profession. The ideal candidate will teach and lead research in the general area of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, with a research focus that is at the intersection of civil & environmental engineering systems and urban ecology, urban design, public health, public space, and policy.

Generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted integrated civil & environmental engineering, community building and natural systems to create treasured examples of multi-purpose park systems and infrastructure in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including Central Park and Ocean Parkway in New York City, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the Riverside Community in Illinois, and Druid Hills in Atlanta. This endowed chair has been created to inspire future generations of transformational civil and environmental engineers with the concepts pioneered and developed by the legendary landscape architect.

Candidates must intend to work in interdisciplinary areas that address critical local, national, and global challenges and contribute to the strategic research directions of the School, College, and Institute. It is expected that the candidate would have a courtesy appointment in multiple departments and/or colleges at Georgia Tech. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vibrant programs in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering/Mechanics/Materials, and Transportation Engineering. In both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, the School’s undergraduate programs are ranked 3rd nationally, and the graduate programs are ranked 5th and 4th, respectively. The School currently has approximately 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and 54 full time tenure track faculty.

Applications will be given maximum consideration if received by December 1, 2014. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. While the expectation is for this to be a tenured, full-time, nine-month appointment at the rank of Full Professor, candidates with an innovative professional and practice-oriented background are invited to apply at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor-of-the-Practice. All candidates must hold a Doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or other related field.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests and a brief statement on how they would make use of the support from the endowed funds; a curriculum vitae; up to three samples of recent work; and contact information for five references to:

Univ. of CA Berkeley, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Assist. Prof. in Economic Disparities, Deadline 11/17/14

Reference: JOB36867
Application deadline: 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours 16 minutes

University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor in Economic Disparities
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment related to Economic Disparities, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please go to . The deadline to apply is November 17, 2014.

For questions, please contact Professor Hilary Hoynes (Chair of the search committee and the HIFIS Economic Disparities Cluster) at, or Sandi Ketchpel, search coordinator at – and please include “Economic Disparities Search” in the subject line.

UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


Texas A&M - Galveston, Marine Sciences Department, Assist. or Assoc. Prof. Coastal/Marine Management & Policy, Reviews Immed.

Reference: JOB36866
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 15 hours 16 minutes

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Marine Sciences Department



Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position with expertise in spatial and geographic sciences as applied to coastal/marine resource management and planning beginning fall 2015. We are preferably seeking to make this appointment at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The successful candidate should have strong quantitative social science research skills and be focused on the interactions among human, built, and ecological coastal/marine environments. Research concentrations could include: spatial-temporal modeling, geo-visualization of land use/population change dynamics, remote sensing, change in human communities and cities, agent-based modeling, and creative sources of data for solving problems associated with a coupled human and natural system. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston, with a possible joint appointment as a graduate faculty member in a graduate department in College Station related to his/her research focus.

We are seeking a candidate with strong potential for teaching and research performance. We are specifically looking for a person that can contribute to, and benefit from an interdisciplinary environment and interact with colleagues in our natural sciences and resource management programs. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a growing emphasis in resilient/sustainable coastal communities and participate in the newly established Coastal Geo-Spatial Laboratory. 

The Department is interested in candidates with a strong record of, or potential for externally funded research, scholarship, and peer-reviewed publication.  Applicants must have completed their doctorate in, geography, policy/planning, or a related social science discipline by September 1, 2015. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting that involves integrating data from the social, ecological, and physical sciences.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The Department has recently moved into the new Ocean and Coastal Science Building, a ~100,000 sqf LEED certified facility that fosters close interactions across all fields of science on campus. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department also include coastal planning, coastal marine geology, theoretical chemistry, analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental law, remote sensing and geospatial analyses, as well as resource management and environmental policy. Recently, the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University approved the creation of the new Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities, a collaboration between Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to the development of research and academic programs of this multidisciplinary Institute.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of current research and teaching interests, a list of three references, as well as a completed and signed official TAMUG application form ( to: Chair, Coastal/Marine Management Search Committee, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.  Texas A&M University at Galveston is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  For more information on the position, contact Dr. Sam Brody, Chair of the search committee, by email at 

MIT, Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning, Tenured & Tenure Track positions in urban planning, Reviews begin Oct 1, 2014

Reference: JOB36865
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 15 hours 16 minutes

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
School of Architecture + Planning






Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Building 7-337

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307




Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our efforts to improve the quality of life in and resilience of the world’s urban regions through planning, design, and policymaking.

We invite applications from individuals engaged in innovative research, teaching and practice, who can contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:

  • Informal Settlements and Urban Development

  • Urban and Regional Economics

  • Environmental Policy and Ecological Planning

  • Community and Land Use Planning

  • Spatial Modeling and Urban Analytics

    As a multi-disciplinary department with students from around the world, we welcome candidates from fields such as planning, economics, sociology, law, and ecology; we also encourage applicants with international expertise, including those with knowledge of the Global South.

    Initial appointments are expected to be made at pre-tenure ranks, although in exceptional cases we will consider more senior tenured candidates.  Successful applicants will be expected to engage with students from the department’s undergraduate, professional masters (MCP), and doctoral programs.

    Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in planning or a related field; a track record of excellence in scholarship and teaching; and a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems.  In rare cases, a record of outstanding practice will be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree or teaching/scholarship; MIT offers a parallel track for associate professor of the practice, which may be more appropriate for practitioner-scholar.

    Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at: 

    A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three referees.

    Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled.

    For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff 877-997-8807 or Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott:   Please do not send materials by email.

    DUSP continues to develop its diverse community of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.


Tufts University, Dept. of Urban & Envir. Planning and Policy, Lecturer Geospatial Planning & Analysis, Reviews beg. 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36863
Application deadline: 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours 16 minutes

Lecturer, Geospatial Analysis in Planning and Policy

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts University invites applications for a non tenure-track Lecturer in Geospatial Analysis, beginning in Fall 2015. We seek a colleague with primary expertise in applied geospatial analysis as applied to sustainability, environment, or community dynamics. Knowledge of ArcGIS is required, and experience with Python and the design of spatial models is preferred. Expertise in complementary analytical methods such as spatial statistics, statistical analysis or using digital technology for visualization is a plus.

A Ph.D. in planning/policy, geography, or other related fields is required. A demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop and teach basic and more advanced courses in geospatial analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels, serve as a thesis advisor to graduate students, and work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary department. This is a teaching position, and the teaching load is six courses per year, one of which can be thesis advising.

Tufts University is a private, coeducational institution, whose main campus serves approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students in a broad spectrum of programs. We are located in the towns of Medford and Somerville, within the Greater Boston metropolitan area. A graduate department (masters only), with an M.A. program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and a mid-career Master of Public Policy, UEP is committed to educating  public-spirited individuals concerned with sustainability, equity, and social justice (

persons should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching performance, a sample course syllabus in geospatial analysis, and the names of three references to the following link: For any questions, please contact Maria Nicolau, Department Administrator, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, 97 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 or

of applications begins November 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Univ. of Alberta, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2 tenure track Assist/Assoc. Prof. Deadline January 15, 2015

Reference: JOB36862
Application deadline: 12 weeks 2 days 16 hours 16 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Competition No.  -   


Closing Date  -   

Will remain open until filled.


The University of Alberta invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in the Faculty of Science. 

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the Planning program ( The Planning program operates in conjunction with existing programs in EAS, most notably Human Geography and Environmental Earth Sciences. It is also linked with the Applied Land Use Planning Program and City-Region Studies Centre in the Faculty of Extension and the Alberta Land Institute. The successful candidates will be expected to teach a variety of core and optional urban and regional planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. A new graduate program is anticipated to be launched in Fall 2016 and will focus on planning for resilience with an emphasis on regional economics, climate change, winter communities, indigenous communities and communities influenced by resource industries and economies. 

The successful candidates must have at least one degree in planning and hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) with a focus on one or more of the following areas: planning for resilience, urban and/or regional economics, regional planning, quantitative methods, climate change adaptation, winter city designs and/or indigenous planning. They will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging or established scholarly record, and the capacity for collegial service in the program, the department, the profession, and the community at large. Other considerations for the selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, teaching experience in a studio setting, professional planning experience and demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of Alberta offers competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package. 

The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. Alberta's dynamic and growing communities provide excellent opportunities for local planning research and projects. 

The application package must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and plans for future research as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, two recent writing samples, and the names of three references. Applications are to be submitted online or sent to the email address below, attention of Robert Creaser, Acting Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, on or before January 15, 2015. 

The start date for the positions is July 1, 2015. 

For more information about the Department, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Alberta, please see

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

Robert Creaser, Acting Chair 
Dept of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3


(780) 492-8190

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Ball State University, Dept. of Urban Planning, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Reviews to begin immediately

Reference: JOB36861
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 16 hours 16 minutes

Department of Urban Planning
College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

I.  General Statement of Position Function
To participate in Urban Planning Department with two PAB-accredited degree programs, a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including studios.

II.  Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
A. Teaching
Teaching may include team teaching in introductory undergraduate environmental design and planning courses. Other courses will include lecture or seminar courses in planning at both undergraduate and graduate levels, according to individual faculty interests and program needs. Must be an enthusiastic teacher and role model.

B. Research
Keep abreast of recent developments in scholarship and practice in the planning and development field and incorporate into teaching; pursue personal scholarly research and publications; contribute to professional, public and institutional service.

C. Service
Actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Urban Planning, the College of Architecture and Planning, the planning profession and the surrounding community.

D. Other
Perform other related duties as assigned by the department chairman.

III.  Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

A. Education: PhD or terminal professional degree in planning or closely related field, and where at least one degree at baccalaureate, masters or doctoral levels is in planning.

B. Experience: Demonstrated promise or experience in teaching at the university level.

IV.  Additional Preferred Qualifications

A. Education:      PhD in planning or related field.

B. Professional:    AICP membership

C. Experience:     Professional planning experience with increasing responsibilities.

Teaching experience and ability to teach a variety of courses. Expertise in planning and urban history and theory, land-use law, transportation planning, and/or real estate development.

D. Research:        Demonstrated or potential for scholarly and/or professional research productivity.

V.  Rank

Assistant professor

VI. Terms and Conditions of Appointment

Tenure probationary period is seven years. Tenure is not automatic and depends upon excellent performance, budgetary considerations, tenure density, and the needs of the university.

Evidence of excellence in teaching or research productivity and satisfactory performance in the other of these categories, in order to be eligible for ultimate positive tenure recommendation.

VII.  Date Job Description Written or Revised

Job description written 08/20/2014.













Arizona State Univ, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Assist or Assoc. Prof. in urban planning, reviews 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36860
Application deadline: 6 weeks 11 hours 16 minutes

Assistant or Associate Professor (Job #10943)
Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in urban planning (tenure-track or tenured). Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Energetic, multi-disciplinary candidates with strong research interests in urban form, land use, and physical planning and its relation to social, economic, and/or environmental sustainability, as well as innovative use of applied methodologies drawn from geodesign and data science are preferred. We also prefer candidates who engage issues of social diversity and equity in all aspects of their teaching, research, and service work. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching of courses in the planning undergraduate and graduate program at both the Master's and PhD levels, and have an active program of peer reviewed publications and funded research. A PhD or equivalent in Planning or a related field is required at the time of hire; a demonstrated track record in refereed publication is desired. The position provides the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of other faculty members within the School and across ASU, including the Design School, the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, the School of Sustainability, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and the School of Public Affairs located on ASU's downtown campus, accessible by light rail. In addition, opportunities exist to participate in the National Science Foundation funded research projects at the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAPLTER) project.

Planning faculty at Arizona State University have a unique opportunity to study and engage with the city of Phoenix (the 5th largest in the U.S.) now actively involved in the implementation of sustainability principles. The University, local governments, and an increasingly engaged public are working to address issues of climate change, energy and water use, livability, health, and social equity. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a learning laboratory to implement a new model for urban development. With the city’s new light rail corridor, policies devoted to place-making and community engagement, and ASU’s ongoing investment in sustainability, academic life in Phoenix provides rich possibilities for applied research, community-based pedagogy, and the promotion of sustainable urbanism. 

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and philosophy, 2) a current vita, 3) a writing sample, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of three references. Inquiries and applications must be addressed to Emily Talen, Chair, Urban Planning Search Committee, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and submitted electronically to Submissions in PDF format are preferred. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.