FWIG Resume Book


The FWIG CV Book is for women seeking faculty positions in Urban and Regional Planning. The book was published in October, 2015.

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to present the 2015 CV Book prepared by the Faculty Women's Interest Group (FWIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).  The Book contains abbreviated CV of women seeking tenure-earning faculty positions in city and regional planning in North America.  Most are just beginning their careers but others are seeking new positions and opportunities.

Please feel free to call upon me at fwig.resume.book@gmail.com or j.l.tighe@csuohio.edu if I can answer any questions or provide you with additional information.

Sincerely, J. Rosie Tighe, Editor 
2015 FWIG Resume Book



Deadline: September 25, 2015
The Faculty Women's Interest Group (FWIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annually prepares and posts on the ACSP website a compilation of the two-page abbreviated CVs of women seeking tenure-earning faculty positions in Planning and related programs in North America. The CV Book is widely used by Planning Departments conducting faculty searches; many people who appeared in previous editions are convinced that it played an important role in their successful job search.

Most CVs are from those with an earned PhD in Planning or a related field who are just starting their careers. Feel free to include your CV if you already have a faculty position and are considering a move OR if you're ABD and almost ready. We occasionally get resumes from those with Masters degrees and practicing planners who hope to teach. If you are not sure where to start, try here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/641/01/ .

If you’d like your two page CV to appear in the next edition of the FWIG book, please send a PDF version of a two page CV as an attachment to an email to the address below. We will NOT accept any other format. We will NOT include more than two pages.


  • No more than 2 pages;
  • At least one inch margins;
  • At least 12 point type;
  • Do NOT paginate;
  • When you submit your resume, include explicit instructions for how your name should read in two ways: 1) FIRSTNAME M. LASTNAME; AND 2) LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME, M. so we format your name correctly in both the TOC and the specialization index. 
  • Do NOT use footers of any kind (headers are ok, but don’t include page numbers);
  • Choose 2 (and only 2) specializations for categorization purposes;
  • Check the PDF version to ensure that the formatting is correct prior to sending it in.

Additional suggested guidelines

  • Print your NAME in 16-18 point type at the top – not “resume” or “vitae;”
  • Consider what the two pages look like – your experience and background should be easy to see;
  • Think about what the two pages say about you – your strengths and skills should jump right out; and,
  • Check the current CV Book on the ACSP website for guidance.

Please indicate two specializations under which you’d like your resume to be categorized (listed below). Because we very occasionally add a new category you may ALSO list a category not on the list below; if we get three or more requests for the same new category we will add it.

Feel free to email for additional information. There is no charge for appearing in the publication. The publication should be on-line on the ACSP website by the last week of October. No hard copies will be published.

Please send the PDF of your two page abbreviated CV to: FWIG Resume Book fwig.resume.book@gmail.com

DEADLINE will be set for September 25, 2015

FWIG CV Book Official Substantive Categories

You must choose two from among the following 15 categories. You may ALSO suggest something not on this list; if we receive 3 or more requests for that category we will add it. But since you are allowed to be listed in only two categories, if you volunteer a substantive category not on the list below, you must tell us which one of the original two you wish to drop to add the new category.

  1. Arts and Cultural Development
  2. Dispute Resolution and Mediation, Participatory Planning
  3. Economic Development and Labor Force Analysis
  4. Environmental Management, Planning, and Protection
  5. Food Security and Access
  6. GIS and Quantitative Methods
  7. Healthy Communities and Active Living
  8. Historic Preservation
  9. Housing and Community Development
  10. International and Comparative Development and Planning
  11. Land Use Planning, Urban and Neighborhood Design
  12. Planning Theory and History
  13. Social and Diversity Planning, Social Inclusion
  14. Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
  15. Urban Finance, Management, and Policy