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Jackson State University, Urban and Regional Planning, Assistant Professor; application deadline 03.20.2015

Reference: JOB36923
Application deadline: 4 weeks 5 hours 10 minutes

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning in College of Public Service at Jackson State University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2015. The Department offers a PAB-accredited Master’s Program and a Doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Planning with concentrations in Community Development and Housing, Urban Design, and Environment and Land Use. In addition to the graduate Programs, the Department also offers an undergraduate program in Urban Studies. Departmental information is available at

We seek a candidate who can assume a leadership role in contributing to and expanding the undergraduate Urban Studies program. Applications are welcome from persons with research and teaching interests as a generalist in urban systems as well as scholars with expertise in urban changes and sustainability and/or one or more substantive areas of urban planning. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly potential and the ability to teach and advise students at the undergraduate levels are desirable.  All candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Urban / City and Regional Planning or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

We are the only academic planning department in the state of Mississippi and we have been instrumental in changing the culture of planning in Mississippi toward a more progressive form. Through our formal university wide academic mentorship programs, academic support, and constructive feedback, we offer great opportunity for personal advancement and career growth.

We are located in the capital city with about half million people in the metro area.

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample paper or publication, and three letters of reference. For guaranteed consideration, completed applications must be received by March 20th, 2015. The search will continue until the position is filled.  To apply please complete the electronic application at

Please contact the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at 601-432-6853 or the website for more information. Jackson State University, a Carnegie Classification Research Intensive Institution, is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

Washington University, College of Arch. An Graduate School of Arch. And Urban Design, Assoc. Professor of Urban Design, 03/01/15

Reference: JOB36922
Application deadline: 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours 10 minutes


The College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis invite applicants for a senior-level faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Urban Design with a focus on sustainable urbanism, urban design research methods, and contemporary theory of urbanism. The selected candidate will conduct lectures and seminars on topics relevant to these areas of focus and provide graduate-level studio instruction in urban design. The candidate will teach in the Master of Urban Design program, the second-oldest urban design program in the United States, as well as the new Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism program, a transdisciplinary program that will be defined by partnerships within the School and with departments across the University.

An important objective of this position will be to advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research around urbanism, the environment, and sustainability. The candidate will be expected to pursue externally sponsored research funding and to work collaboratively with faculty across the University and the larger community. In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will contribute to the graduate urban design, architecture, and landscape programs through curriculum development, academic advising, and related academic committee work. The appointment will begin in fall 2015.

The Associate Professor/Professor in Urban Design is a critical position within the new Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism degree program and other graduate design programs and, as such, the School seeks a leader in the field. Candidates should have a record of significant practice and/or engagement in the conceptualization and development of innovative and nationally recognized, peer-reviewed scholarly research and publications. Candidates should also have a defined and articulated teaching philosophy and a history of interdisciplinary academic initiatives that bear on the possibilities for reshaping contemporary urban environments. Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability to teach in the university setting, to lead student research in urban design at the post-graduate level, and to integrate urban design with transdisciplinary research methods. All of the School’s urban design programs have a significant body of international students and academically engage cities from around the world; candidates should demonstrate the capacity for teaching cross-culturally and completing research in global cities.

Qualified candidates should hold at minimum a master’s degree or equivalent advanced degree in urban design and/or sustainability or a closely related field. Candidates with a PhD in an applicable field are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. The School seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and disabled candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design has a nationally ranked, accredited professional degree program in architecture and a newly accredited landscape architecture program that attract students from around the world. International semester programs are currently located in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Helsinki, and Shanghai. The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design is part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, which also houses the College of Architecture, the College and Graduate School of Art, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. The Sam Fox School offers rigorous art, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the context of an independent, internationally prominent research university. The Master of Urban Design Program offers dual degrees with Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Social Work, Business, and Law, and recently added a certificate program in Public Health.

Applications must be submitted online via Slideroom ( Materials requested include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and portfolio samples of both academic and professional work. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Mass. Inst. of Tech. (MIT), Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Professor in Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Dev., 04/1/2015

Reference: JOB36921
Application deadline: 6 weeks 1 day 6 hours 10 minutes

Samuel Tak Lee Endowed Professor in Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Development

MIT is embarking on a vigorous path of expansion in the field of sustainable real estate development with a special emphasis on China.  As part of this effort the institute has received an endowment from Mr. Samuel Tak Lee to fund a special program in real estate entrepreneurship and development and an endowed chair for its professorial leadership.  We envision the endowed professor as a distinguished scholar and intellectual leader with an active research portfolio and an interest in entrepreneurship, real estate, and development. An ideal candidate would bridge across disciplines, demonstrate organizational leadership, have a track record of institution building, and connect academic interests to the real estate industry. Special attention will be paid to researchers who are active in housing; real estate finance; real estate economics; the environmental quality of urbanization; building, project and urban-scale energy performance; and socially-responsible real estate investment, design, and entrepreneurship, ideally with a focus in China. The Sam Tak Lee Chair will be a full-time tenured/tenure-track appointment at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. 

The chair is housed in MIT’s Center for Real Estate (CRE) and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) - with the possibility of a dual appointment in another appropriate department. Dedicated to a socially-responsible, technologically-sophisticated, environmentally-sensitive, and culturally-engaging vision of real estate development, CRE and DUSP are uniquely positioned in a large institution that strongly supports innovation and entrepreneurship and is committed to excellence in both pedagogy and research. Believing that the cross-current between the two creates a charged atmosphere for study and a critical edge for research, we seek candidates with an ability to thrive within this context. We would expect candidates to be informed and knowledgeable about, and be able to contribute to, the contemporary debates in their fields. She/he should also be committed to MIT’s efforts in advancing global online educational programs and content at all levels.

For more information about the MIT Center for Real Estate, please visit:

For more information about MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, please visit:

Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or suitable terminal degree in construction management, real estate development, architecture, civil engineering, finance, economics, business, management, city planning, public policy, or related fields.

A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests – including a short description of subjects you prefer to teach, samples of research published by scholarly journals, and the names and contact information of three references.  Please do not send materials by email.  Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website at:

Review of candidates will begin on April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff 877-997-8807 or

Other questions can be directed to Patricia Nesti:

MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of California Davis, Comm. and Reg. Devel. Prog., Asst. Prof. of Food Systems and Ag. Networks, Deadline 4/01/2015

Reference: JOB36920
Application deadline: 6 weeks 1 day 8 hours 10 minutes

Assistant Professor of Food Systems and Value-Added Agricultural Networks
Position # 13-07a

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Food Systems and Value-Added Agricultural Networks.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extra-mural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  Candidates should have expertise in value-chain analysis, network analysis, values-based supply chains, and/or commodity chain/systems analysis.  Topics of study could include the development of low-income regions through agro-industry, the formation and expansion of agricultural value-added chains, regional identity creation, entrepreneurship (including in the social and ecological fields), impacts upon labor, and the role of universities in the creation and support of food production clusters.  Research taking an integrative approach across time, space and/or regions is particularly welcome.  Research that considers social equity and environmental sustainability in a regional context or value chain is of great interest.  This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year.   As assigned by the department chair, the candidate will be expected to contribute by teaching required courses and core electives in one or more of the graduate and undergraduate programs supported by the Unit.

We welcome candidates from a variety of disciplines including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology. 

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at Required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least four referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by April 1, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in September 2015 (depending on candidate’s availability).  The search will remain open until the position is filled.   UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.   We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair at

Texas A&M University, Texas Coastal Planning Program, Sea Grant/Coastal Planning Specialist, Deadline 03/30/2015

Reference: JOB36919
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 7 hours 10 minutes

Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University is seeking a Coastal Planning Specialist to conduct education, outreach, and applied research to support work in two of our focus areas; Resilient Communities and Economies and Healthy Coastal Ecosystems.  We seek a highly-motivated individual who can lead our Texas Coastal Planning Program, as well as assist with our Climate Literacy and Capacity Building program.  Additionally, we are looking for someone to strengthen partnerships among academic institutions’ programs (Texas Target Communities, Harte Research Institute, Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities, Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, etc.) as well as work with regional councils of government and municipalities to identify local planning needs and provide training and technical assistance to communities that lack planning capacity.  The position is expected to be located at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, but other locations along the Texas coast will be considered.


A master’s degree in planning or closely aligned field or a Bachelor’s degree in planning or closely aligned field with five years of relevant experience is required.  A Ph.D. in planning or closely related field, as well as other certifications (AICP, CFM, GISP) are preferred.


Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


Additional details about the position including how to apply can be found here:


For questions, please contact Josh Gunn, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program Leader:

Texas A&M University at Galveston

P.O. Box 1675

Galveston, TX 77553

(409) 741-7115


The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tufts University, Dept. of Urban and Enviro. Policy and Planning, Lecturer in Geospatial Analysis, Deadline 03/02/2015

Reference: JOB36918
Application deadline: 1 week 6 days 6 hours 10 minutes

Lecturer, Geospatial Analysis in Planning and Policy (Search Extended)

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 ( 

Interested 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

Review of applications begins March 2, 2015, 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.

Clemson University, Dept. of Forestry and Env. Conservation, Asst. Prof. Ecosystem Services, Deadline 04/06/2015

Reference: JOB36917
Application deadline: 7 weeks 3 days 7 hours 10 minutes

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University is seeking applications for a 12-month tenure-track (research and extension) position in Ecosystem Services at the Assistant Professor level. Potential candidates should demonstrate interests related to quantifying environmental and resource economics that include but are not limited to water resources, water quality, land use, forestry, climate change, and integrated natural science and economic modeling. The incumbent will enhance Clemson’s Cooperative Extension Service mission by developing metrics to quantify ecosystem services in South Carolina, as well as to develop an economic basis to relate scientific advances in natural resource management among the various disciplines that exist within the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service. The incumbent will be stationed at Clemson University’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (, located in Georgetown, SC, but will work with research and extension personnel across the state. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation is attentive to, and supportive of candidates that can contribute substantively to contemporary issues of race, ethnicity and gender in their work.

The incumbent will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program emphasizing the development and/or application of quantitative methods and analytical tools to value ecosystem services at various spatial scales and to determine how this quantification can inform natural resource management decisions.  Possible focal areas include but are not limited to assessing ecosystem costs associated with natural and anthropogenic disturbances to the landscape, impacts of climate and land use changes to the state's resource economy, and quantifying ecosystem resilience of natural and anthropogenic water management systems.  Abundant opportunities exist for collaborative research that aligns strategically with existing departmental strengths. The faculty member would collaborate with researchers at Clemson's Baruch Institute and other Research and Education Centers as well as campus faculty who conduct research and extension activities related to natural resources management.

PhD in Environmental, Ecological, Planning, or Natural Resource Economics, Quantitative (Agro-) Ecology, or closely related discipline. Undergraduate or graduate training in the field of natural resources is desired, but not mandatory.  Extension and/or teaching experience; the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program; and a commitment to extension, research, and teaching are required.  A strong publication record and post-doctoral or professional experience are desirable.

To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by April 6, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview in May 2015, or until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Anand Jayakaran ( For questions regarding the application materials and process, please contact Ms. Jennifer Hooper (

Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ecosystem_services.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page outreach or extension philosophy that includes how the candidate might contribute substantively to issues of race, ethnicity and gender in their work; (4) a two-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from the PhD degree-granting institution; and (6) a Curriculum Vitae to:

Ms. Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC  29634

Jackson State University, Urban & Regional Planning, Chair, Deadline 6/1/15

Reference: JOB36913
Application deadline: 12 weeks 6 days 5 hours 10 minutes

The College of Public Service at Jackson State University invites applications for the Chair of Urban and Regional Planning.

The Chair of Urban and Regional Planning will serve as the signing official on behalf of the College of Public Service on all faculty and student related research, curricular, training and human resources issues in accordance with the policies and procedures of Jackson State University.

Earned Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related planning degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

1. Three to five (3-5) years of demonstrated results-oriented leadership skill in an academic environment.

2. Commitment to equity, shared governance, transparency, and inclusivity.

3. Exemplary record of achievement in teaching and advising, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications and service.

4. Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity, multiculturalism, and global awareness and responsibility throughout the urban and regional planning curricula.

5. Rank of professor or associate professor experience in teaching graduate courses full-time at an accredited university.

6. Strong record of research, service, peer-reviewed publications and documented record of externally funded research.

7. Administrative experience relevant to the management of an academic program.

8. Familiarity/experience with Planning Accreditation Board and accreditation requirements.

9. Active and consistent research agenda.

10. Evidence of a collaborative and visionary leadership style.

Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

OPEN DATE: 11/05/2014

CLOSE DATE: open until filled

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience



Univ. of Michigan, Director of the Transportation Research Institute, deadline March 13, 2015

Reference: JOB36909
Application deadline: 1 week 3 days 13 hours 10 minutes

University of Michigan
Director of UMTRI

Job Summary

The University of Michigan (UM) seeks nominations and applications for the next Director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Founded in 1965, UMTRI brings together faculty and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, ergonomics, public health, behavioral sciences, and statistics to conduct research on surface transportation safety, sustainability, and mobility. UMTRI is one of the largest university based transportation research institutes in the United States with 28 research faculty, over 130 staff and students, and an annual research budget over $25M.

UM is home to 19 schools and colleges offering top-ranked academic programs and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating, intellectual environment. UMTRI faculty and the UMTRI Director leverage these resources through broad research collaborations with the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the Medical School as well as other UM schools, colleges and institutes. UMTRI also helps lead other major UM activities, such as the University Transportation Center funded through US DOT, the CDC-funded Injury Center, and the Mobility Transformation Center, which leverages broad UM strengths in research across disciplinary boundaries to study technical, social, behavioral, and policy issues related to mobility by developing the foundations for a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated vehicles.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the UMTRI Director is expected to be a national leader in an area of surface transportation research related to UMTRI?s research areas of transportation safety (including cybersecurity), mobility, or sustainability with a strong background in engineering, planning, public health, or the social sciences. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the academic environment, a demonstrated track record of obtaining extramural research funding, and extensive experience with managing a research organization in terms of faculty affairs, project management and budgeting. Candidates with appropriate qualifications will be considered for a tenured faculty appointment at the University.

The UMTRI Director will facilitate and support transportation-related research programs and outreach activities among the faculty and provide leadership for transportation research across the University. He or she will help to set the strategic direction for UMTRI activities and drive the development of institutional priorities with respect to resource allocation and faculty recruitment and development. Finally, the Director will serve as the public face of UMTRI activities, and champion the development of internal and external resources for the Institute. The successful candidate will possess outstanding skills of leadership, collaboration, and organization-building.

For further information about UMTRI, go to: All nominations and applications (resumes with cover letters) may be submitted in confidence to Inquiries can be directed in confidence to Professor Andre Boehman, Search Committee Chair,, 1231 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Submissions are encouraged before March 13, 2015.

The Vice President for Research is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Underrepresented minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Univ. of Oregon, Dept. of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Adjunct Instructor or Research Assist., Open till 10/31/15

Reference: JOB36896
Application deadline: 34 weeks 4 days 8 hours 10 minutes

Applicant Pool Open                                                       
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                                        
Posting 141005

Adjunct Instructor: To teach classes in the community and regional planning, nonprofit management, or public administration graduate programs, and the undergraduate program. Our intent is to establish a local teaching pool for possible appointments in natural resource policy, sustainability, local government management, human resource management, management information systems, and other specialized areas of planning, public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management. We seek candidates with the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Master’s degree required/Ph.D. preferred; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Previous teaching experience in the course topics to be taught preferred. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply: email one Word or PDF document including cover letter describing your qualifications, your curriculum vitae, and course syllabi previously taught to, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403

Adjunct Research Assistant to assist faculty with research projects. Adjunct research associate to work independently with faculty direction on research projects.

Master’s degree required; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Ph.D. required for research associate rank. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply, email one Word or PDF document including a cover letter describing your qualifications and your vita to, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene OR  97403

Terms of appointments: Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.  In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. These appointments are contingent on funding. Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active through October 31, 2015. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted for an interview as appropriate openings occur.

The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution and is strongly committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Ryerson University, School of Urban & Regional Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Reference: JOB36837
Application deadline: 19 weeks 1 day 9 hours 10 minutes

The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University ( invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the School as well as the mandate of the Faculty of Community Services and the University. S/he will be expected to teach a variety of core and elective professional urban planning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, we seek a candidate who will be an engaged instructor in contemporary land-use planning studios, complemented by planning theory.

The successful candidate must have an accredited degree in Planning, will hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) or be ABD with a defense date set. The Greater Toronto-Hamilton-Oshawa Region and the surrounding Greenbelt is one of North America’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions facing many opportunities and challenges. We seek a colleague whose research, teaching and practice will make innovative contributions focused at the regional scale.

S/he will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service in the School, the Faculty, the University, the profession, and the community at large. Additional considerations in our selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners; teaching experience in a studio setting; professional planning experience; demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research; and strong technical skills including the uses of graphic communication and design software packages.

The School of Urban and Regional Planning, consisting of approximately 400 undergraduate and 65 graduate students, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. The School offers a four-year undergraduate planning degree, a two year Post-Baccalaureate planning degree and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development, all of which are professionally accredited by the Planning institutes of Canada. The School is a significant contributor to planning education in Canada and is particularly well known for the quality of its applied approach to planning education, especially studio-based teaching, and its excellent students. We have a large, loyal and engaged alumni network, and last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our first graduating class.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally-diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning and has an active "city building" agenda led by the President’s office. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. The School is actively engaged in two new research centres: The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development and the City Building Institute.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: The RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

Applicants are asked to apply online at by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names of three references. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Please note that applications sent by mail or by fax will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Christopher De Sousa (, Director, School of Urban & Regional Planning and Chair, Departmental Hiring Committee (DHC). Priority will be given to those who apply on or before November 24, 2014 however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Reference: JOB36832

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) is seeking to expand its program with a tenure-track faculty position. The position is open-rank – both junior and senior academics may apply. The appointment can start in October 1, 2015 or later. Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and teaching in his/her field (as compatible with his or her academic rank). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in economics, urban planning or in a related field with an academic background and focus on economics.

We are especially interested in candidates specializing in:
- Urban and regional economics
- Housing and real estate economics
- Spatial statistics, spatio-temporal and data-driven analyses of decision making in spatial planning

Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate-level economics courses for planners, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conduct cutting-edge research, and participate in Faculty (school) and university-wide activities. The rank will be determined in accordance with the candidate's record and accomplishments. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary and teaching may be conducted in English.

About the Technion and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
The Technion is the leading university of science and technology in Israel and is regarded among the top institutions of its kind worldwide. In the past decade, three of its faculty members won two Nobel prizes. The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (within the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning) was founded in 1969. It is the only planning program in Israel offering a Master’s and PhD planning degrees accredited by the Council for Higher Education. The Program was the first program to join the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) as a corresponding member, and the first non-European program to join the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). Currently there are 140 M.Sc students and 30 Ph.D. students at the program.

The Technion is located in Haifa in the green Mount Carmel area in the northern part of Israel with breathtaking views. The city offers excellent housing, education and other public services and high quality of life. The City is the locus home of much of Israel’s renowned high tech industry.

For more information about our graduate studies, please see the faculty web site at:
Applicants should submit the following materials in both electronic and hard copy:

1. Letter of interest describing the research areas, teaching experience and future interests.
2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
3. Names and contacts of three potential referees.

The review process will start on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positionis filled.
Applications should submit to Dr. Pnina Plaut Program Chair
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000 Israel