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The University of California, Berkeley, Temporary Part-time Lecturers, Deadline: 11/30/2016

Reference: JOB37069
Application deadline: 2 weeks 1 hour 59 minutes

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of temporary, part-time lecturers to teach courses in the undergraduate Urban Studies and Master of City Planning programs.  A limited number of positions varies by semester, and depends upon the needs of the department. Appointments are for one semester, and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the 2016 spring semester.

For more information including required qualifications and application materials, go to:

Pool closes November 30, 2016

Please direct questions to Manager Malla Hadley at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Dalhousie University, School of Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Deadline: 01/04/2016

Reference: JOB37068
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 hour 59 minutes

Dalhousie University, School of Planning - Faculty Position

The School of Planning at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program. The appointment will be in the general area of planning and community design.

Dalhousie University, located in central Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Canada's top, comprehensive research and teaching universities. The School of Planning, one of two schools in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, has a current enrollment of 50 graduate students and 160 undergraduates. We offer professionally accredited planning degrees (Bachelor of Community Design honors and Master of Planning), an undergraduate degree in community design, and a research-based graduate degree (Master of Planning Studies). The School of Planning sees planning as a broad and collaborative enterprise which bridges diverse interests to create rich and vibrant communities. We have recognised research strengths in community planning, environmental planning, health and the built environment, planning theory and practice, transportation planning, and urban design. We anticipate that the successful candidate will either assist in growing these research areas or develop collaborations with other faculty members in the general area of planning and community design.

Applicants should have the potential to establish independent scholarly research contributing to planning for diversity and inclusion: for example, themes may include Aboriginal community planning, accessibility and community design, immigrant settlement issues, international planning, mobility for elderly or disabled populations, or social and spatial inequalities. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate core courses, develop elective courses around planning for diversity, and engage actively in administrative functions to shape the School’s future. The applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, supervise student research, and foster collaborations with government and community, as well as with members of Dalhousie’s research community. Joining the School will offer opportunities for community outreach to promote diversity.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in scholarship and/or practice in planning for diversity. The candidate will have a degree in planning (ideal) or a related discipline combined with knowledge of community planning gained through experience. Ideally the candidate will possess a PhD (or near completion), but candidates from practice will hold the terminal degree (master’s) for professional standing in planning or in a related field and demonstrate innovation in their practice. Teaching experience and community engagement experience would be assets. Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners would be an asset.

In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program aims to correct historic under-representation. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Aboriginal; racially visible; or persons with a disability. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of Application, a CV and a statement of teaching and research to: Chair of the Search Committee, School of Planning – email: Three letters of reference should be sent directly by referees to the same e-mail address. The review process will commence on 4 January 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Diversity Faculty Awards program, please contact Marlo Shinyei, Academic Recruitment Advisor, by phone at (902) 494-2965 or by email at

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Post-doctoral Fellow in Transportation, Deadline: 01/31/2016

Reference: JOB37067
Application deadline: 10 weeks 6 days 1 hour 59 minutes

Post-doctoral Fellow in Transportation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This position is affiliated with the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. IOFC is an inter-disciplinary research institute bridging researchers within CUHK to carry out cutting-edge research on current and future urban issues from the perspectives of environment, community, history and culture, economy, policy and technology. (website link:

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography or a related discipline; (ii) familiarity with one or more of the following analyses: transportation modeling, optimization, econometrics, spatial analysis or big data analysis; and ideally (iii) experience in travel behaviour-activity analysis (e.g. household travel survey/activity-based modeling) and a track record in publications.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in a number of transportation projects. Duties may include data analysis, modeling, paper writing and grant application.

Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing February/March/April 2016, renewable subject to funding availability.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Application deadline: January 31, 2016

For enquiry of this position, please contact Ms. Jiting Luo at

More information of this job opening and application form available at:




The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, Deadline: 01/04/2016

Reference: JOB37066
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 hour 59 minutes

Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Founded in 1994, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is located in one of the world’s largest and most diverse urban regions and is situated at a critical point in the east-west dynamics reshaping civil society. The dean will lead three academic departments (public policy, social welfare and urban planning); eight degree programs (three undergraduate minors, three professional master’s and two doctorates); several research centers; more than 75 faculty (including visiting and joint positions), of whom 39 are full time; more than 40 field faculty, academic coordinators and lecturers; and more than 500 students. Faculty members and students work at scales ranging from neighborhood to international on topics such as urban poverty, immigration, aging, health care, transportation and trade, as well as national security. The school received more than $13.6 million in external research funding during the 2014-15 fiscal year. A fundamental part of the school’s service mission is realized through its engagement in local, regional, national and international programmatic and research collaborations.

As the chief executive and academic officer for the school, the dean sets the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment, providing strategic vision for and operational leadership of the academic programs, and conceiving and managing policy and resource allocation to achieve its mission. He/she ensures that the school continues to provide academic and scholarly programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, promoting initiatives within and outside UCLA; engaging with a multidisciplinary faculty whose research interests span a wide range of policy areas; enhancing excellence through diversity in educational programs and student and faculty recruitment; and linking the work of the school’s faculty and students to other disciplines, communities and interests within the academy and in the public sphere. He/she serves as the school’s public voice, articulating its contributions to local, state, regional, national and international communities, and pursuing an aggressive fund development program to build the school’s resources. Reporting to the executive vice chancellor/provost, he/she serves on the deans council and the council of professional school deans, and collaborates with the chancellor, executive vice chancellor/provost, vice chancellors and vice provosts, deans and department chairs at UCLA and across the University of California system.

UCLA seeks a bold, innovative and visionary thinker to lead highly influential public policy, social welfare and urban planning programs on the forefront of problem-solving scholarship and practice. The ideal candidate will be nationally recognized with strong scholarly visibility; substantial administrative and program-building experience, preferably in a research university; and demonstrated leadership as an innovator, ambassador and partner in collaborating with leaders from various institutional and community sectors. Minimum requirements include a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment; intellectual and administrative leadership; deep engagement in addressing social and economic issues in a wide variety of settings; success in external and alumni relations and development; an established record of advancing diversity; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of the dynamic greater Los Angeles area, as well as the geographic advantages of Southern California. One of the world’s preeminent public research universities, UCLA is an international leader in breadth and quality of academic, research, health care, wellness, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs, with more than 4,000 faculty members who teach approximately 40,000 students in the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top institutions nationally for research funding, having generated an average of $1 billion in research grants and contracts annually over the past five years.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to UCLA’s Witt/Kieffer consultants (Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Mamlet and Robert Luke) at by January 4, 2016.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and seeks candidates committed to a campus climate that supports equity and inclusion.

The Nature Conservancy, Urban Spatial Planner, Deadline: 11/30/2015

Reference: JOB37064
Application deadline: 52 weeks 3 days 1 hour 59 minutes


Position Title:  Urban Spatial Planner
  New York City, NY
Status:  Full Time/Regular


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit  to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Nature Conservancy in New York seeks an Urban Spatial Planner in New York City. The Conservancy’s NYC Program, started two years ago, is working to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable city environment.  Building on the Conservancy’s science-based, collaborative, results-oriented approach and its record of contributing creative and effective solutions to conservation challenges, the growing NYC Program is implementing a suite of projects that will help the city conserve and benefit from nature and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Among other things, this growing program is designed to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends; use nature and “natural infrastructure” to make the city more resilient in the face of climate change; enhance environmental quality of life for NYC residents, and raise the profile, broaden the base of support and build a pipeline of future leadership for an organization that has historically "quietly conserved nature.”

This exciting endeavor influences the work of the Conservancy in New York, across the United States and around the world.   The New York City Urban Spatial Planner reports to the NYC Program Director and is part of growing a team that also includes the Urban Ecologist, the NYC Program Coordinator, and the NYC Program Research and Outreach Coordinator. S/he will provide strategic support to the overall efforts of the NYC Program team, and to the individual staff members on the team. S/he will also work with staff members across New York, regionally (CT and NJ), and nationally on issues that impact urban conservation initiatives in New York City.


The Urban Spatial Planner provides technical and scientific support and leadership as a subject matter resource for the NYC Program in conservation and urban ecosystem service planning and scenario development, program and project development and monitoring and measuring conservation success.

This position is located in New York City.


The Urban Spatial Planner leads and supports NYC Program projects relative to conservation and ecosystem service planning, research and stewardship.  S/he advises conservation teams on designing and conducting experiments. S/he collaborates with other scientists and institutions to enhance Conservancy practices.  The Urban Spatial Planner develops and provides planning leadership and technical support in GIS and other relational database technologies to the Conservancy’s NYC Program Team and collaborative stakeholders as supervised by the NYC Program Director.

The primary role is project leadership to develop decision support tools and analysis to inform urban conservation planning, implementation, and monitoring, with a focus on improving the quality, accelerating the pace, and increasing scale of these efforts. The position interacts extensively with external partners, including government agencies, community-based organizations and non-profits working to cultivate strong partnerships and jointly funded projects.  The planner also provides thought leadership and new project development capacity to the team. 

The Urban Spatial Planner participates in conservation planning at various levels, develops methods for mapping and classifying ecosystems and ecosystem services, and leads data management; includes developing and maintaining all documentation for data and data management.  S/he performs data analysis; designs and produces advanced complex queries and professional reports, processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material, and provides hardware/software support.   The Urban Spatial Analyst produces maps and other graphic products and reports, including conservation plans.  S/he develops and maintains GIS library and/or database products library.

Primary areas of focus for the initial 2-3 years of this position include citywide natural resource and ecosystem service mapping, and urban heat island mitigation.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.  In addition, there may be expectations for work outside of the local business unit.


  • Master's Degree in science related field required (ecology, geography, spatial ecology, urban planning or conservation-related field) and 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience manipulating, analyzing and interpreting statistical or environmental data.
  • Experience with urban spatial planning, conservation and ecosystem services.
  • Record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.                         
  • Experience fundraising and/or writing grants and research proposals.                       
  • Experience leading or participating on cross-functional teams.                                       
  • Experience managing complex projects including the financial aspect and coordinating the work of peers and partners.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
  • Experience with interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, data modeling and landscape scenario analysis.
  • Experience managing multiple projects.
  • Experience operating GIS software, analyzing data and producing data reports and creating maps.
  • Experience interpreting and communicating results to a wide variety of audiences. 


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Visit and search for job number 43648.  Attached cover letter and resume as one document

Application deadline:  November 30, 2015

Masdar Institute / MIT, Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Deadline: 12/31/2015

Reference: JOB37061
Application deadline: 6 weeks 3 days 59 minutes

PostDoctoral Research Fellowship

Potential/Hiring Date: January 2016

Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Program:

Urban Planning and Design Concentration

Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi - UAE

Applicants are invited for the position of “Post‐doctoral Research Fellow” as part of a joint research project between Masdar Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This combined effort between Masdar Institutes’ iSmart Center and MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) aims to (1) analyze the city’s urban form and evolution; and (2) explore ideal designs (forms and codes) for healthy, culturally diverse, and low-carbon neighborhood forms for the region. The project’s central aim attempts to answer how best to evolve growth patterns in the region.

The study is structured into two major parts. The first section will study and assess the evolution of Abu Dhabi’s housing neighborhoods along with their built form and bundled (or not) transportation services. The second section explores future models and typologies for ideal neighborhoods and their connectedness that at once move the region toward more sustainable carbon metabolism, and preserve the Emirate's unique ecological and cultural context.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in urban and regional planning, or any related field and must demonstrate potential for excellence in research aimed at linking urban design to a large number of important frontiers of urban planning including sustainable urbanism, urban form, cities transformation and performance, and city design and development. Candidates are expected to have an active research agenda and exceptional skills that utilize applications of scenario planning, digital visualization, spatial analysis, GIS mapping, media graphics, and modeling in urban design & planning. The successful candidate is expected to have advanced skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with its applications to urban planning and design. It is also expected that the successful candidate will have excellent and advanced experience in physical planning and design. Good oral and written communication skills are essential.

The offer is a two year appointment. The fellow will be mainly based at the Masdar Institute campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE; but will also have the opportunity, if needed, to visit MIT to work with the MIT counterpart team.

The project’s Principal Investigators are:

Dr. Khaled Alawadi, Masdar Institute

Prof. Alan Berger, MIT

The position offers a very competitive tax-free salary package (US $70,000 - $80,000/year), full health insurance coverage, and one economy class airline ticket annually to the home country. The position will be for an initial period of 12 months, extendable to 2 years depending on funds availability and performance. The position will commence in January 2016. Both male and female individuals are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit electronically the following:

  • a curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of three references)
  • statements of research and teaching interests
  • an application letter describing the applicant’s current position and how his/her experience matches the position requirements to Dr. Khaled Alawadi at:

Stony Brook University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Deadline: 12/11/2015

Reference: JOB37060
Application deadline: 3 weeks 4 days 59 minutes

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,040-acre campus is home to 24,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Descriptive Title:  Visiting Assistant Professor         
Budget Title:  same as above       
Department:  SoMAS         
REF#:  F-9574-15-11
Faculty Position
Campus:  Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Sustainability, Geography, Public Policy, Regional Planning or related discipline with expertise in scholarship and teaching in GIS.  Two years’ experience teaching at the college level.  Expertise in any of the following areas: Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Policy and Planning, or Systems Thinking and Modeling (STELLA).  Ability to teach courses in GIS and at least one substantive area such as: demography, coastal policy, environmental policy, land use, physical geography, human geography, and other areas pertinent to sustainability studies.  Record of scholarly achievement and publications relevant to their specialization.  Record of, or potential for, successful research funding.


Preferred Qualifications:      

Responsibilities & Requirements:  The Visiting Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The selected candidate will be responsible for collaborating with interdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching teams within the program, curriculum development and performing university, program and community service.  The successful incumbent will be responsible for publishing in their academic field, as well as securing research funding.  In the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University, our mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners, and invigorate the field of sustainability to address and find solutions to our most pressing environmental global challenges.

Special Notes:  This is a non-tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: August 2016.

Application Procedure:  Those interested in this position should submit a  State employment application, cover letter, resume/CV, statement of research/publication/teaching and service accomplishments and the names of three references to: Ginny Clancy, Search Coordinator, Sustainability Studies Program, Melville Library, Room W0511, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3352.

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/11/2015, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: (Ref. # F-9574-15-11).

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


The University of Minnesota, Research Associate Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Deadline: 12/31/2015

Reference: JOB37059
Application deadline: 6 weeks 3 days 1 hour 59 minutes

Research Associate

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Job ID: 305665

Apply online at

About the Job

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is hiring to fill a full-time Research Associate position. The Research Associate will conduct research on a range of issues and programs related to urban and regional affairs of interest to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and the upper Midwest region. The Research Associate will pursue research projects that are generated in any of the following ways: 1) an issue of importance in the region decided upon by the leadership of CURA in consultation with program staff, 2) Requests for Proposals that are offered by local organizations and agencies, and 3) the Associate’s own interests as they relate to the mission of CURA.

CURA is an all-University applied research and technical assistance center that helps the University of Minnesota fulfill its land grant and urban missions by connecting faculty and student resources with nonprofit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local governments, and state agencies in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota. CURA supports research and publishes policy-oriented reports on a wide range of urban and regional issues. The Research Associate will work with other program leaders to develop and carry out CURA’s research agenda.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial social researcher. The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize a research project, define research questions, create appropriate research designs to address those questions, have a familiarity and competence with a range of research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative), and have experience writing up research reports and presenting research results. The ideal candidate should have experience with producing research for a public audience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with community-based research methods, working with community members as partners or sometimes as co-producers of research.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in urban planning, public policy, sociology, political science, economics, or a related social science field.
  • Experience conducting social science research.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize a research project, including the construction of research designs and the development of research questions
  • Demonstrated familiarity and competence with a range of research methodologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies, including academic, public policy, and community/nonprofit organizations
  • Experience in writing up research results.
  • Experience constructing and maintaining research databases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  
  • Previous experience providing communications leadership for an organization, preferably as director of communications or similar position
  • Experience producing research for a public audience.
  • Experience with community-based research methods (working with community members as partners or sometimes as co-producers of research).
  • Experience or familiarity with research and public policy related to one or more of the following: communities and neighborhoods; economic development and employment; education; state or local government and policy; environment and energy; program evaluation and assessment; arts and culture; geographic information systems (GIS); health, human, and social services; housing; land use and population; sustainability; transportation; underserved and underrepresented groups
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience translating research to inform policy and practice.
  • Experience presenting research results – either in a public venue or to stakeholder groups.

Principal Duties and responsibilities

1. Conduct community based research (80%);
a. originate research ideas
b. develop research questions
c. create research designs
d. collect data
e. analyze data
f. write up findings (including reports to funders)
g. work with CURA communications staff to disseminate findings
h. supervise, as needed, graduate research assistants working on individual research projects.

2. Pursue funding opportunities for research projects (20%):
a. respond to RFPs for projects of relevance to CURA and the region
b. monitor the availability of RFPs from a range of local organizations and agencies
c. work with the Executive Director to decide which opportunities to pursue
d. work with CURA program staff to identify and develop research ideas
e. create and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty and research staff across the University
f. work with other researchers across the University – as appropriate – on research projects.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references who are able to comment on your skills and experience. Please DO NOT submit the information in the system, attach as separate documents.

Additional documents may be attached after submitting your application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

This position will remain open until filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, including documentation of degrees held. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations

The University of Oregon, Dean for the School of Architecture, Deadline: 1/8/2016

Reference: JOB37058
Application deadline: 7 weeks 4 days 1 hour 59 minutes

Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

The University of Oregon seeks an innovative, resourceful, and imaginative leader to serve as Dean for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA), a unique and dynamic college encompassing Architecture, Art, Arts Administration, Digital Arts, History of Art and Architecture, Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning Public Policy and Management, and Product Design. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School and is responsible for developing and implementing academic strategies, recruiting faculty, students, and staff, and managing organizational and financial structures that promote excellence in research, creative practice and education.

To advance the School’s distinctive research and teaching missions, we seek a Dean who is an energetic advocate and entrepreneurial fundraiser, as well as an engaged and thoughtful academic leader. One of six professional schools at the University of Oregon, A&AA has 100 tenure-related and approximately 80 non-tenure related faculty, teaching in undergraduate and graduate degree programs that enroll more than 1500 majors and contribute to the broad liberal arts education of another 2000 students.

The Dean is expected to have achieved professional distinction in one or more of the fields within the School. The successful candidate will understand and be able to cultivate the possibilities associated with the School’s rich array of disciplines, while promoting collegiality and shared purpose. The Dean will work with university administration, faculty, alumni and other external leaders to promote the national and international visibility of the School and to ensure that resources align with its potential.

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by January 8, 2016. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Please visit for information and application procedures.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting the UO with the search.  

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Eloise Stiglitz, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Dr., Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 Fax: 850- 650-2272

For more information on the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, please visit

For more information on the University of Oregon and the Eugene community, please visit and

      UO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Binghamton University, Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Tenure Track, Deadline: 11/30/2015

Reference: JOB37057
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 1 hour 59 minutes

Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Tenure Track – Binghamton University

The Department of Public Administration at Binghamton University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track appointment.  The Department of Public Administration is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and plays an integral role in an interdisciplinary Masters in Sustainable Communities, an interdisciplinary PhD in Community and Public Affairs, and several of Binghamton University’s innovative Transdiciplinary Areas of Excellence (see for more information on the TAEs). The Department is located within one of the university’s newest and fastest growing colleges – the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) – and is housed in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Binghamton on an historic site at the confluence of two rivers and in close proximity to local governmental and nonprofit agencies with which faculty and students collaborate. Detailed information about the CCPA is available at:

We seek applicants who can contribute to the MPA program mission “to enhance individual and institutional capacity for community-based public practice.” through an integrated and engaged approach to teaching, scholarship and service. Department faculty are innovative teachers, active scholars, engaged members of the community, and leaders in the profession.  We welcome applications from individuals with expertise in any area of public administration who are prepared to teach at least two of the core courses in the MPA program and will contribute to one or more of the specializations (local government management, nonprofit management, and sustainable communities). More information about the Department can be found at Competitive candidates will have a record of active scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Practitioner experience in the public or nonprofit sectors is desirable but not required. An ability to contribute to the department’s growing international activities is also desirable. Ph.D. in public affairs or related field preferred; ABD considered. Compensation is competitive; the teaching load is the equivalent of two 4-credit courses per semester. 

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with vibrant research programs. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience. Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university in that it is rigorous,

collaborative and boldly innovative, while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience in having richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community. Binghamton University is not only a comprehensive doctoral research university but has also been rated by the Fiske Guide as the “premier public university in the northeast” and a “best buy.” Binghamton University has a diverse student body, with students from most states and 100 countries; roughly one-third of the 17,000 enrollees are students of color.

The Department is committed to preparing its students to be effective professionals in work environments and communities characterized by increasing diversity and complexity. We seek applications from individuals who can contribute to that effort. Individuals of color are particularly encouraged to apply and will find the department a supportive and inclusive culture.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, current c.v., sample of scholarship, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabus, course evaluation, statement of teaching philosophy, if available), and list of references to:

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the chair of the search committee Professor Nadia Rubaii ( if you have any questions about the position.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Binghamton University is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

University of Manitoba, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in City Planning, Deadline: 12/21/2015

Reference: JOB37056
Application deadline: 5 weeks 1 day 1 hour 59 minutes

Job Opening: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in City Planning

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba beginning May 2016 (1-year term) to study the relationship between transit development and equity. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded research team, lead by Dr. Orly Linovski (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Kevin Manaugh (McGill University).

Project Description

With significant recent investment in bus rapid transit systems, there is the opportunity to improve transportation equity outcomes, including enhanced access to employment, services and housing. There is also the desire to encourage new development and growth around transit stations. This research examines how Canadian cities balance these goals in planning for bus rapid transit. The post will be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba with fieldwork in other Canadian cities.

The selected post-doctoral fellow will contribute substantially to the following areas:

  • Involvement in qualitative research design and activities, including data collection and analysis;
  • Training and supervision of graduate student researchers;
  • Direction of synthesis activities, including production of peer-reviewed publications and conference papers.

Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in urban planning, geography, sociology or a related field, completed in the last 5 years;
  • Academic study of, or experience in, land use and transportation planning, urban development, real estate, planning processes and/or transit equity;
  • Strong qualitative research skills, including experience in conducting interviews, discourse analysis and coding;
  • Strong communication skills, including writing peer-reviewed articles; and,
  • Willingness to travel in Canada.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS and spatial analysis;
  • Experience interviewing political and professional actors, and,
  • Experience supervising graduate students.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package. Interested applicants should submit a single pdf file consisting of a letter of interest, CV and contact information for three references to: Orly Linovski, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba at by Dec 21, 2015. Selected applicants will be asked to submit a writing sample.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

University of Memphis, Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning, Deadline: 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB37047
Application deadline: 1 day 59 minutes

Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor, pending availability of funds. This will be a full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment. The Department offers a PAB-accredited Master of City & Regional Planning degree and co-hosts the newly developed University of Memphis Design Collaborative with the Department of Architecture.

Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning or similar designation and demonstrate a minimum of two years of graduate level teaching experience.

The person hired for this position should be able to teach courses from among our core, including: Planning the American City (Intro to Planning) and Planning Theory & Perspectives. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the program’s curricular coverage of environmental planning, physical planning, and urban design, and will be expected to contribute to the Department’s community engagement activities.

The Department is especially interested in candidates with experience in university-community partnerships and action research in planning who can contribute to our engaged scholarship efforts. We are also especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our new interdisciplinary University of Memphis Design Collaborative, including candidates with experience teaching applied studio courses, and experience in facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration between planning and architecture or other fields. We are also especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our growing international exchange efforts.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the person hired will be asked to contribute to the Graduate Program’s ongoing student advising, capstone supervision, and community outreach activities within his/her area of expertise.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full University benefits described at the University of Memphis Business and Finance Office’s website at:

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, a copy of transcripts, and a list of three references. Application material must be submitted electronically at  Screening of applicants will begin after the search closes on November 16, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit the University of Memphis’ WorkforUM page:

For additional information, contact:

Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning:
Charles Santo, PhD
208 McCord Hall
Memphis, Tennessee 38152

Chair of the Search Committee:
Keri Brondo, PhD
Director of International Studies,
Associate Professor of Anthropology
304 Manning Hall
Memphis, Tennessee 38152

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status."