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Clemson Univ., Associate Provost & Dean of the Graduate School, Submit materials by February 6, 2015

Reference: JOB36902
Application deadline: 6 weeks 6 days 22 hours 32 minutes

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Associate Provost & Dean of the Graduate School - Clemson University

Clemson University (CU), one of the top 20 public universities in US News and World Report, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.  We are seeking a leader in developing and advocating for an innovative and quality graduate education experience.

Founded in 1889, CU is a land-grant institution committed to academic excellence, world-class research and a high quality of life.  Six interdisciplinary colleges and schools house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, natural resources, business, social sciences, arts and humanities, health care, and education.  A faculty of 1,500 and staff of 3,000 support over 80 undergraduate degree offerings, and more than 70  master's and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $1 billion and an endowment of more than $500 million fund programs and operations.  Major new research, graduate education, and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School coordinates all graduate programs and advises the Provost on policies and regulations pertaining to graduate study, graduate admissions, graduate student programs and the granting of graduate degrees. Clemson currently enrolls about 4,000 graduate students in 40 doctoral and 70 master's degree programs. Increasing Ph.D. enrollment is a strategic priority for the University.

The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader with administrative experience in graduate education, strong interpersonal skills, a strong research and teaching background, and an ability to direct planned growth in graduate education.

Responsibilities of the position include:
- Serve as an advocate for graduate education within the university and beyond;
- Coordinate graduate student marketing and recruitment activities, with the aim of increasing Ph.D. enrollment;
- Work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar to manage admissions and enrollment activities;
- Enhance graduate programs in topical emphasis areas (examples: advanced  materials, automotive and transportation technology, biotechnology, sustainable environment);
- Promote diversity and global engagement in graduate education in collaboration with internal and external partners;
- Maintain high-quality graduate programs through continuous program assessment;
- Oversee graduate student orientation and professional development  programs;
- Develop new opportunities to enhance resources for graduate assistantships and fellowships; and
- Formulate and implement policies that provide support for graduate education and maintain compliance with University, state and federal regulations.

Job Requirements
The successful candidate must have earned a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree; previous leadership in graduate education; and have the ability to qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure within an academic unit of the University. In addition, the candidate will bring to this position:
- A demonstrated ability to accomplish goals and objectives through collaboration and persuasion;
- An appreciation for a range of graduate degrees (professional, masters, doctoral) as well as delivery modes (online, hybrid, residential);
- An understanding of assessment and accreditation;
- Extensive experience with graduate students and the research enterprise as a graduate student mentor, research advisor, and chair of graduate committees;
- A strong record of teaching and research achievements;
- Administrative and leadership abilities as well a high energy level and drive to get things done.

About the University and the Region:
To fulfill our founder's vision of a "high seminary of learning" for the people of South Carolina, Clemson has emerged as a research university with global vision and reach that remains committed to the quality of its well-known undergraduate experience. Clemson's unique origin and idyllic college-town setting have carved a distinctive culture of community, collegiality, collaboration and service - traits inseparable from our institution itself.

HOW TO APPLY:
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Clemson University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: February 6, 2015

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

JEANNE CLERY ACT:
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

CLOSING STATEMENT:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Florida Atlanta University. Position for Dean, College for Design and Social Inquiry, Deadline Jan. 5, 2015

Reference: JOB36901
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours 32 minutes

 

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
DEAN, COLLEGE FOR DESIGN AND SOCIAL INQUIRY

Florida Atlantic University announces an international search to recruit a new Dean for the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

Florida Atlantic University, a major public research and doctoral-degree granting institution, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader with an established record of excellence in research, teaching, and administration for the College for Design and Social Inquiry (CDSI).  The Dean will provide strategic leadership, foster excellence in research and teaching, strengthen academic programs, promote global visibility, continue the advancement of innovation and fund-raising, and increase the College’s financial resources.  FAU’s new administration is set on leading the university to national prominence and RU/VH status.

CDSI is a constellation of professional programs unique in American academia. Comprising the Schools of Architecture, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Social Work, and Urban and Regional Planning, it educates the professions that work toward establishing and maintaining safe, healthy, and sustainable communities. The College has its facilities across the fast growing metropolitan area of South Florida, which is not only the region that it serves, but also its lab for scholarly research and inquiry. It currently employs 161 staff and faculty members and offers thirteen majors at all levels of study to over 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students.

Florida Atlantic University is a vigorous, young public institution that is serving the most diverse student body in Florida’s State University System on six modern campuses stretching along more than 100 miles of the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Founded in 1961 and fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, FAU has grown to include 10 colleges that offer its 30,000 students more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Fields of study include the social sciences, the arts and humanities, medicine, nursing, science, engineering, business and education. Opportunities for research and scholarly inquiry are available to all students through the University’s recently introduced Distinction through Discovery initiative. FAU is deeply engaged in the life of its six-county service region, constantly expanding community partnerships and generating $6.3 billion annually in economic impact. For more information, please visit www.fau.edu.

Reporting directly to the University Provost, the Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the College.  Candidates for the Dean’s position must hold a terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the College, or a closely related field, and have academic qualifications appropriate to the rank of full professor with tenure in a School within the College.

Application Process

While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to apply online no later than January 5, 2015 to assure optimal consideration. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official transcripts from their graduate institution directly to FAU. Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated by an organization belonging to NACES. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

Please submit a letter of application, vita, transcripts, and the names and addresses of five references. All applicants must complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application form available online through the Office of Human Resources: https://jobs.fau.edu

Candidates for the Dean’s position should apply under position #990341. Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to the application.
For additional information, visit the College’s website at http://www.fau.edu/cdsi/

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to the diversity of its workforce.

It should be noted that this search is being conducted in accordance with the “Sunshine” Law of the State of Florida

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8wcyxcc

 

Univ. of NC Wilmington, Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs, Priority on Applications received by 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36900
Application deadline: 1 week 4 days 17 hours 32 minutes

Department of Public and International Affairs
Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs
Vacancy: #15F051
Position: #6050

The Department of Public and International Affairs (PIA) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a position as a tenure-track assistant professor to play a role in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program.  We also expect candidates to be able to generally contribute to our undergraduate major in political science, our Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy (MCOP) program, and/or our Master of Conflict Resolution (MCR) program.  The position starts August 2015.  A doctorate in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, or a closely related field is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. Prior professional experience is desirable.  The successful candidate must be able to teach urban/regional/town planning related courses in the MPA/MCOP programs.  The successful candidate should also be able to contribute core courses to the MPA curriculum (such as budgeting and/or human resources management) and advise students in the urban and regional politics and planning concentration.  A willingness to teach courses using online and distance education technologies and alternative scheduling formats is desired.  Additional information about the PIA department and the MPA program can be found at http://uncw.edu/pia/   and  http://uncw.edu/mpa/.

To apply, please complete the online application available at http://consensus.uncw.edu.  Required information includes a letter of application addressed to Dr. John Brennan, Chair of MPA Search Committee that describes teaching and research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, which should be uploaded with the online application.  Inquiries about the position should be made to John Brennan (910) 962-7930 or brennanj@uncw.edu.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.  Applications received before December 15, 2014 will receive priority consideration, however the Committee will continue to review and accept applications until the position is filled.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Univ. of Mass. Boston, The School for the Environment, Assist. or Assoc. Prof. in Urban Planning, Reviews begin Mid Dec

Reference: JOB36899
Application deadline: 22 hours 32 minutes

University of Massachusetts Boston
Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an outstanding academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Systems and Environmental Planning who will also serve as Director of the School’s new graduate program in Urban Planning and Community Development. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Urban Planning or a closely related field and a record of distinguished teaching, research, and public service or practice, as well as experience in academic program administration and interdepartmental collaboration. Highly desirable are teaching and research interests in working with urban communities. Also desirable are experience and knowledge in infrastructure, sustainable community development, and urban resilience planning, especially in coastal areas. Demonstrated success engaging with leaders of government, business and civic organizations and a capacity for bridging the fields of engineering, design, applied social sciences, public policy, and the environmental/ecological sciences are sought. The successful candidate will also be familiar with local governance, social justice and public participation.

The selected candidate will serve as Director of the Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development, reporting to the Dean of the School for the Environment. The Director will have the opportunity to guide a new program, refine its vision, and be responsible for coordinating all activities including program administration, student recruitment and retention, faculty development and growth, curriculum design and development, and development of partnerships to advance programmatic goals in support of the University strategic plan as a means of advancing the School’s research, teaching, and service programs.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online at: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=55182.

Application review will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled. 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/935xgkq

 

Univ. of Minnesota, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Assist., Assoc. or Full Prof. in Resilient City Design, Deadline 1/9/15

Reference: JOB36897
Application deadline: 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours 32 minutes

 

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Resilient City Design

Department of Landscape Architecture and School of Architecture

The College of Design’s Department of Landscape Architecture and School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, are seeking a new faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level for a joint appointment in the emerging field of Resilient City Design.  We define urban resilience as the ability for cities to develop adaptive approaches to social and environmental conditions that are complex and continually changing, including but not limited to: population growth, shifting urban demographics, water scarcity, food insecurity, social injustice and poverty, economic and health disparities, finite resources, and climate change.  We see the fields of Landscape Architecture and Architecture as central to the project of fostering resilient responses to these challenges. 

We seek to attract an energetic and collaborative faculty member whose creative and/or scholarly work contributes in significant ways to the creation of resilient urban futures.  The successful candidate’s skills and interests will extend and contribute to coalescing extant strengths within the College of Design, the University of Minnesota, and the larger region.  Evidence of the capacity to work at a range of environmental scales in multidisciplinary teams is important to our ambitions for this position.  We will consider a wide range of approaches to filling it, however the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of education, research and/or practice in architecture and landscape architecture.

This is a 100% time, academic year (9 month) position, suitable for individuals whose education and experience qualify them for a tenured or tenure-track appointment, preferably in both departments.  An advanced degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture, or in a closely related field such as Urban or Environmental Design, is required for this position.  At least one accredited degree in Landscape Architecture is preferred.  Faculty rank is contingent on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  For tenure upon hire, candidates must possess a record of academic achievement in teaching, scholarly productivity and service that satisfies the University’s criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Expected start date is August 31, 2015.

Possible profiles of successful applicants for this position might be: a M. Arch or MLA with the ability to lead design studios and public projects; a Ph. D. with the ability to lead interdisciplinary research teams, develop a strong publication record, and participate in studio teaching; or other relevant credentials.  We hope this hire will add to the diversity and multicultural competencies of our faculty.  The insights and experiences of historically underrepresented groups, in the university and the communities where we work, are critical to shaping urban futures characterized by resiliency.

The successful candidate will teach design studios in the MLA and/or M. Arch programs.  Courses in environmental design, technology, or graphic representation are among the many possible undergraduate offerings that can be negotiated.  The candidate will advise graduate students, including on their capstone and final projects; develop peer reviewed research and scholarship or, for those oriented toward professional activity, assume a leadership role in advancing sustainability within practice.  The capacity to garner external funding and engage a wide range of stakeholders beyond the university are desirable.

UMN offers great locational advantages in our quest to become a center of excellence in the emerging area of urban resilience.  Set between two urban centers astride the Mississippi, one of the world’s largest watersheds, the University of Minnesota has a wealth of resilience-related centers and institutes.   The College of Design, alone, features significant opportunities for collaborative research via the Center for Sustainable Building Research, a major federal and state research center addressing sustainability issues in the built environment, and the Metropolitan Design Center.  The UMN Resilient Cities Project addresses the sustainability needs of communities through projects in undergraduate and graduate courses.  The larger university has major resources to support cross-disciplinary collaborations in this field of work, including the Center for Transportation Studies, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and Institute on the Environment.

For more information, please visit our website at:  http://design.umn.edu.

Application Instructions:

Please complete online application at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=125767

(Job # 195330) and include the following required attachments: 1) cover letter identifying your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for three references. Attachments must be submitted in PDF format via the online employment system.

Applicants who continue through to further consideration will be asked to provide:  1) a more detailed statement of their vision for teaching and research in this position; 2) additional information on their work in an online or electronically submitted portfolio; and 3) three letters of reference.

Priority will be given to applications received by January 9, 2015.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Process questions to Carrie Vigen, HR Generalist, cvigen@umn.edu or 612-624-1721. Content questions to Professor David Pitt, Search Committee Chair, pittx001@umn.edu or 612-625-7370.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

 

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

Reference: JOB36896
Application deadline: 45 weeks 15 hours 32 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 pppm@uoregon.edu, 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 pppm@uoregon.edu, 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.

BRPH Companies, Inc., Planner - Airport Environment, Deadline Jan. 1, 2015

Reference: JOB36895
Application deadline: 1 week 5 days 16 hours 32 minutes

SUMMARY:

Assists in planning, designing and participates in public meetings, public hearings, agency meetings, and coordinating with airport users. The applicant will be responsible for the management, preparation, and QA and QC of planning documents on planning projects by performing the following duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for successfully managing his/her assigned projects to meet the customer's program, expectations and the Firm's Mission and Vision. Assignments require independent judgment and application of a non-routine, complex nature, under the supervision of the Sr. Project Manager. Assignments shall include variables and be complex. Makes decisions independently, and represents the company and the customer to resolve important questions and to plan, coordinate, and manage projects. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work results from progressive experience and education.

  • Understand the project scope, goals, and limitations and understand/visualize the customer's goals and expectations
  • Take a leadership role and communicate with the customer, the customer's assignees, the planning team, project planning related environmental and land-use consultants, project cost estimators, and all agencies, as necessary, which are involved in order to successfully complete a project
  • QA and QC of planning documents may include but are not limited to: master plans, airport layout plans, creation of alternatives and design standards for environmental assessments, site selection studies, transportation studies, aeronautical surveys, instrument approach feasibility studies, benefit to cost analysis studies, safety and security analysis, emergency planning. Keep current with FAA planning and design aspects
  • Performs design and calculation tasks based on standard planning techniques and procedures. Applies standard practices, planning fundamentals, and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, and follows design through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
  • Performs design of more complex projects under direction of Director or Sr. Project Planner, or other responsible staff member.
  • Prepares reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, cost estimates and permits for projects, under the direction of Director or Sr. Project Planner or other responsible staff members
  • Performs computer aided design drafting to produce planning documents into routine final drawings
  • Research and interpret land use ordinances and codes
  • Uses company and discipline department computer assisted drafting and design software and equipment to prepare planning and design documents. Must be proficient in the use of personal computers.
  • Assist in supervising, coordinating and checking the work, as well as instructing, leading and mentoring Planner Levels, I, II, and III, as well as Designers, and CADD or GIS Technicians.
  • Must be proficient in the use of:
  • Microsoft Windows, Excel, Project, and Word
  • ARC GIS (preferred)
  • Deltek Vision (preferred)
  • Adobe products
  • AutoCAD, Revit
  • Miscellaneous department product/system selection and sizing software.
  • Have basic knowledge of sustainable/green strategies
  • Promotes and represents the firm in a professional manner.
  • Should be active in professional trade organizations.
  • Responsible for job specific standards, practices and quality as defined in BRPH Systems Manuals.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be able to interact with people at all levels and communicate effectively
  • Must have planning experience on large scale, public and pedestrian projects
  • Experience with land use planning, transportation planning
  • and economic analysis (Preferred)
  • Ability to meet airport badging & security requirements
  • Familiarity with FAA advisory circulars for planning and design
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal laws for airport planning and design
  • Knowledge of Environmental and Airspace issues in relation to airport planning

CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Licensed civil engineer or architect with: AIA, PE. Registered AICP (preferred)

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Four year Bachelors in Engineering, Master's Degree in Architecture, or Masters in Urban Planning.

  • 5-10 years related planning experience related to general aviation & air carrier airports is preferred
  • 8 years of experience in master planning

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.

EOE/AA/MFDV

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/j39jrx7

University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, Canadian Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Urban Studies, Deadline 1/5/2015

Reference: JOB36894
Application deadline: 2 weeks 3 days 32 minutes

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Urban Studies
Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II), tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in Global Urban Studies. We invite applications from excellent scholars with urban-based expertise. Appointment of the successful candidate will be in the most appropriate home department within the Faculty of Arts. The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be July 2015.

The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree within the last ten years in an urban-related discipline, a strong record of research on urban issues, peer-reviewed publications in prominent urban studies journals, and demonstrated excellence as an instructor. While this position will have a reduced teaching load, the Chair will be expected to contribute to the Urban Studies Program’s undergraduate course offerings and relevant graduate student education.

Urban Studies at the University of Calgary is an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary program with over 230 undergraduates. The Urban Studies program also has strong ties to local, national and international organizations, such as the University of Calgary-City of Calgary “Urban Alliance” and numerous Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded research initiatives addressing urban change across Canada and around the world.

The Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies will be expected to conduct internationally recognised research exploring the challenges created by ongoing urbanization, particularly the environmental, cultural, political and/or social problems accompanying urban growth. The successful candidate must be well grounded in contemporary urban theory and the dynamic relationship between globalization, urban development, and urban life. Scholars are expected to take a comprehensive approach to urban studies and have a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary research. If an appointment is made at the Associate Professor rank, the candidate would be expected to have a demonstrated record of research productivity and experience supervising graduate students.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most rapidly growing city. The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, with over 30,000 students, including over 5,000 graduate students, and ranks among the Canadian top ten on a broad cross-section of measures, including research funding, endowment, graduation of PhD students, fundraising, and the quality of its professoriate.

The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

Named a cultural capital of Canada and ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world by the Economist in 2012, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, research, culture, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgary has the strongest metropolitan economy in Canada, the country's second largest concentration of corporate head-offices and an extremely diverse population with one quarter of its residents foreign-born. Calgarians enjoy easy access to Rocky Mountains with their extensive system of parks and recreational activities, while the city is an important centre for world-class arts events. Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, as well as its second busiest light rail system.

Applications are accepted electronically through ubstcrc@ucalgary.ca. Completed applications include a letter of interest, CV, examples of recent scholarly work, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the Chair of the selection committee:

Dr. Brian Moorman
Associate Dean – Research and Infrastructure
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
ubstcrc@ucalgary.ca

Deadline: January 5, 2015

For more information on the Canada Research Chair program and eligibility requirements for Chairs, visit http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

 About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

Northeastern University, School of Architecture and Art Design, Assist./Assoc./Full Professsor, Deadline 1/12/15

Reference: JOB36893
Application deadline: 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours 32 minutes

Northeastern University
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - School of Architecture and Art Design
Requisition Number: FTFR000572
Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
FT/PT: Full Time

Position Summary:
The School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for an open rank, tenure-line position, tenure-on-entry full or associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor to expand our vibrant teaching and research initiatives at the intersection of Sustainable Urban Environments and Information Design. We seek candidates who will work in the area of design approaches to changing cities, around questions of coastal adaptation and urban resiliency.

The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in urban design, urban planning, urban landscape ecology, landscape architecture, landscape planning, regional planning or a closely related field, with experience or clear potential to build teaching and research collaborations with urban informatics, urban data, and information design. 75 % of the appointment will be in the School of Architecture and 25% of the appointment will be in the Department of Art + Design.

Northeastern University offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration between the design, planning, management, science and engineering of urban environments. The position offers a tenure home in the School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design but encourages outreach to allied fields and faculty in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Marine Science Center, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Context:
The School of Architecture has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices, including architectural design, history and professional practice, urban landscape and sustainable coastal environments, market-driven building types, and building technology and performance. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See: www.northeastern.edu/camd

Qualifications:
Candidates must have an M.Arch, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in architecture, information design, animation, interactive media, and digital arts, or closely related fields. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibiting and publication.

Additional Information:
All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of excellent teaching ability. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before January 12, 2015 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2015 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Gavin Shatkin, chair of the search committee, at g.shatkin@neu.edu.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/543644

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Metropolitan Futures Initiative, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Urban Social Sciences, Deadline 12/31/14

Reference: JOB36892
Application deadline: 1 week 4 days 19 hours 32 minutes

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY AND METROPOLITAN FUTURES INITIATIVE PROGRAM

The School of Social Ecology and the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI) seek applications to fill a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the urban social sciences.  Funding is available for up to two years, to be reviewed after the first year.  The position is expected to begin sometime early 2015.  This postdoctoral position is part of the interdisciplinary MFI project (http://socialecology.uci.edu/mfi) directed by Professor John Hipp. Candidates are required to have a PhD in such fields as criminology, urban planning, geography, sociology, or other fields related to urban/regional studies. 

We seek a self-driven, creative thinker with strong quantitative and interpersonal skills to help accomplish an important and interesting set of research tasks.  The successful candidate will supervise a team of graduate and undergraduate students working on a coordinated set of urban research projects that will manage large data sources on characteristics of the region, work on various spatial techniques in addition to traditional social science quantitative methods, and collaborate on grant writing and publications.  While training in spatial analysis skills is not essential, the ability to either learn or work with others who possess such skills is.  A working knowledge of the literature related to urban/regional studies (regardless of the specific discipline) is not required but desired; an intellectual interest in interdisciplinary study is essential. 

The postdoctoral position also entails a leadership role in the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI). As part of this role, the successful candidate will take the lead in organizing the intellectual work that is the MFI Regional Progress Report, a report released every other year.  In addition, this position will allow collaborating with the faculty leadership of MFI on original research projects. 

Overall, it is expected that the postdoc will engage in high level research and be involved in analysis and publication on projects currently underway at the University of California Irvine.  The candidate would also be encouraged to maintain an independent set of research interests.  The role will be supported by a vast array of resources at the University of California, Irvine.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and is benefits-eligible.  Applicants will need to submit a dossier including: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter of interest, and (3) arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by December 31, 2014. Priority will be given to applications received by this date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct questions about this position to Professor John Hipp at john.hipp@uci.edu. Applications must be uploaded electronically.

 The recruit link for this position is:   https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02664

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deadline 12/29/14

Reference: JOB36891
Application deadline: 1 week 2 days 19 hours 32 minutes

Arizona State University
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Clinical Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Design – The Design School

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in landscape architecture and sustainable design beginning fall 2015 for a one year, renewable appointment.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation at a research university, is a vibrant example of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 675 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media + Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to placing artists and designers at the center of public life. http://design.asu.edu/faculty/employment_faculty.php

The Design School plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the university and the greater Phoenix community. The school has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The landscape architecture program features a strong and diverse faculty, collaborative relationships with architecture and other programs in the school and growing student enrollment. The program offers a Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited four-year undergraduate professional degree; the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture; and an LAAB accredited professional graduate degree, the Master of Landscape Architecture. In addition, the school also supports two graduate research degree programs conferring, respectively, a Master of Science in Design and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

We seek applicants with a focus on design and applied sustainability. The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the BSLA and MLA degree programs, lead seminars based on research interests, mentor graduate student thesis projects and contribute to other programs in The Design School. The candidate is expected to contribute to an agenda of research/creative activity relevant to the school, university and the discipline. The candidate will also be expected to advise student organizations and participate in service to the program, school, and as appropriate the institute and university. The candidate is expected to participate in ASU and The Design School community engagement endeavors. Service contributions are also expected within the university and the discipline.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is required to possess:

  • an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture or international equivalent.  For applicants who hold an undergraduate professional degree in landscape architecture, a graduate degree in landscape architecture or related discipline;
  • a minimum of two years of professional experience in landscape architecture, and in teaching landscape architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals with;

  • professional registration/licensure in landscape architecture;
  • demonstrated potential to pursue a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition;
  • interest in pursuing interdisciplinary practices;
  • a PhD in landscape architecture or a related field; and
  • commitment to exploring the current and future role of landscape architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices including public engagement.

The application deadline is December 29, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format.  Please submit the following information to designmail@asu.edu.

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, teaching experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student taught work
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Landscape Architecture Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Elaine Miller, Specialist to the Director.

For information on The Design School, visit: design.asu.edu.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

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.  See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Univ. of New Mexico, Community and Regional Planning Program, Director position, Deadline 1/15/15

Reference: JOB36890
Application deadline: 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours 32 minutes

 

University of New Mexico
School of Architecture & Planning
Search: Director of the Community and Regional Planning Program

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the position of Director of the Community and Regional Planning Program. The appointment begins August 2015.

The School of Architecture and Planning includes academic programs in Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture, and supports graduate degrees in all three programs as well as two undergraduate degrees, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (in the Architecture program); and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design (in the CRP Program). The School also offers graduate certificates in Historic Preservation & Regionalism and Urban & Regional Design.

The Community and Regional Planning Program has been accredited since 1985. Approximately 85 graduate students and 60 undergraduates are enrolled each year. The Program has concentrations in Physical Planning and Design, Community and Economic Development, and Natural Resources and Environmental Planning. About one-quarter of graduate students are enrolled in dual degrees with Latin American Studies, Water Resources, or Public Administration. The School of Architecture and Planning is home to the Design and Planning Assistance Center, the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute and the Resource Center for RAZA Planning. The School is actively engaged in establishing an interdisciplinary program of doctoral studies.

Responsibilities: The School seeks applications for an appointment at the associate or full professor rank with specialization in physical planning and design. The Program Director is expected to teach one course per year and engage in his or her research and practice interests. The successful candidate may teach courses such as urban design theory; sustainable urban systems; infrastructure planning or community-based studios. The successful candidate will also demonstrate capabilities in state-of-the-art computer based graphic communication and the use of social media in physical planning and design. He or she will be expected to engage in graduate student advisement, mentorship of junior faculty; chairing thesis and professional projects, and service activities in the CRP Program, School and University.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning or a terminal professional degree in planning or a related field; 2) demonstrated teaching experience in physical planning and design, land use and/or land use law; 3) research and/or practice experience in physical planning and design; and 4) a record of outstanding achievement in teaching and research that will qualify the individual to be hired to the rank of tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning, Urban Studies and Planning, or City and Regional Planning, or a related field; 2) proven ability to lead the Community and Regional Planning Program in advancing the excellence of its MCRP graduate concentrations and the BAEPD degree; 3) demonstrated ability to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the School, the University, and national and international Schools and planning programs; 4) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; 5) experience that reinforces the CRP program interests in funded research, traditional scholarship, and Community-engaged scholarship; 6) demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, fund-raising activities.

All interested candidates must submit 1) a letter of intent; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement, no more than five pages total, addressing each of the following: a) academic and research interests; b) administrative approach; c) approach to graduate level education in Community & Regional Planning; d) approach to implementing the Program’s vision as a leader in community-based planning; and 4) contact information (including addresses, telephone numbers, and emails) for four references. These materials must be submitted online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu posting #0827665. Applicants must also send selected images and text from a portfolio and/or research projects in PDF format, 5 pages maximum, size 8.5 x 11 via e-mail to Prof. Ric Richardson, Chair, Search Committee, jrich@unm.edu. Short-listed candidates may be asked to submit additional materials. For best consideration apply by January 15, 2015; the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Prof. Ric Richardson, jrich@unm.edu.

UNM’s confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://www.unm.edu/~brpm/r67.htm. New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA