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Iowa St. Univ., Dept. of Community & Regional Planning, Assistant Prof. -community & Regl Planning, reviews begin 1/1/15

Reference: JOB36876
Application deadline: 9 weeks 5 days 1 hour 49 minutes

Iowa State University
Department of Community and Regional Planning
Colleg of Design
Ames, Iowa

Assistant Professor - Community and Regional Planning
Position Number: 400057

Position Responsibilities: The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the department and the College of Design through teaching core planning courses and electives at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are seeking an individual who will contribute to research and teaching in environmental planning and practice, broadly defined. Areas of research and teaching of interest include (but are not limited to) environmental sustainability, food systems, renewable energy, natural resource management, environmental dispute resolution, environmental policy, environmental law, climate change, hazard management, and environmental economics. The planning department is a key component of a university-wide graduate program in sustainable agriculture, as well as a college-wide graduate program in sustainable environments. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen connections between CRP, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable environments. Teaching quality is of particular importance to the search committee, as the successful candidate will be responsible for developing successful courses with large enrollments.

The CRP department integrates research, teaching and outreach consistent with the tenets of Iowa State’s land grant mission. Planning at Iowa State is known for strong community-based learning and scholarship and a close relationship with the University’s Extension and Outreach program. The Department prizes its multicultural faculty and seeks future colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The department resides within the College of Design, one of the largest colleges of its kind in the United States. Nearly 100 faculty members serve 2000 students in 7 academic departments. These cover the entire spectrum of professional and academic disciplines connected to the production of the built environment. Opportunities for trans-disciplinary work are readily available.

The department offers two accredited degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Community and Regional Planning. The department also offers joint graduate degrees with Sustainable Agriculture, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Business Administration. In addition, the department co-sponsors a Master of Science in Transportation with the departments of Civil and Construction Engineering and Transportation and Logistics, and administers a university-wide GIS certificate. For more information, visit

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications:  Completed PhD by the start of employment in urban planning, geography, economics, environmental studies, natural resource management, public policy, public health, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) Extensive teaching experience (2) Evidence/promise of a strong publication record (3) Evidence/potential for externally-funded research (4) Demonstrable experience with environmental planning, agricultural issues, and/or natural resource management (5) Extensive government, non-governmental organization, or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Applications Instructions: To apply for this position, go to and click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter, addressing qualifications, research agenda/interest, teaching philosophy, and courses the applicant is prepared to teach
3) Contact information for three professional references
4) One writing sample (working paper, journal article, dissertation chapter, etc.), attached as ‘Other Documents 1’
5) Teaching evaluations (if available), attached as ‘Other Documents 2’

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 with applications be accepted until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Univ. of Buffalo, Dept. of Urban & Regl Planning, faculty position in Environmental Planning, reviews start immediately

Reference: JOB36875
Application deadline: 9 weeks 5 days 49 minutes

University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Architecture and Planning

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Faculty Position In Environmental Planning

Released October 21, 2014

The Position: The faculty of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites applicants
for a visiting assistant professor for one year in the field of Environmental Planning. Our faculty
is part of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New
York. The appointment is expected to commence in August, 2015.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  We are searching for applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Environmental Planning, in any or any combination of the following emphasis areas or related areas:

• Climate change
• Ecosystem restoration
• Environmental issues in central-city regeneration
• Land use planning
• Natural environment systems
• Sustainable development

Though the selected candidate may be given responsibilities in both graduate and undergraduate instruction, we are especially interested in candidates who may become closely involved in the Environmental and Land Use Planning specialization in the Master of Urban Planning Program.

Applicants must have or be about to complete a Ph .D. in planning or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The duties of a faculty member involve a combination of research, teaching (two classes per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in the general curriculum as well as in his or her area of specialization), and service and student advising.

The faculty expects but cannot yet confirm that a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the same field will open up in fall 2016.

The University: With 30,000 students, the University at Buffalo is a Carnegie Class I research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The university offers 90 Ph.D. and 135 master's programs, and has outstanding supercomputing, library, and 114 Diefendorf Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8032, Tel: (716) 829-3671 Fax: (716) 829-3256 Web: E-mail: research facilities, including numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes for faculty collaboration.

With thirteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of two accredited departments in a professional school of about 700 full-time equivalent students. The Department offers five degree programs: the B.A. in Environmental Design with about 90 students; the accredited Master's of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree with about 90 students; joint master degrees with Architecture, Law, and soon Public Health; and a

growing Ph.D. degree in Urban Planning currently with six students, the number expected to rise to at least nine by next academic year. Students at the master's level may concentrate in one of the department's six areas of specialization: Economic and International Development; Environmental and Land Use Planning; GIS and Spatial Analysis; Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development; and Urban Design and Physical Planning. There is also an interdisciplinary option.

The department is expected to re-enter its nineteenth-century building-currently undergoing full renovation-on the university's historic urban campus, in late 2015. The department benefits from an on-site architecture and planning library. The School of Architecture and Planning has excellent computing facilities, with over 160 systems available to students in labs and studios.

The Community: Near our campus is the University Heights neighborhood, with a full array of commercial outlets and services, in proximity to Buffalo's many diverse neighborhoods. The campus is highly accessible, situated on a subway and other transit lines. Housing opportunities are abundant and affordable.

The U.S. Buffalo-Niagara MSA has a population of over 1 million; extended to the Greater Toronto Area, the bi-national region has population exceeding 6.5 million, and offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. The region spans an international border and parts of the Great Lakes, and includes large cities, varied suburbs, wilderness and waterfront areas, dramatic landscapes, and quiet villages.

Application: Inquiries and/or nominations should be made as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three academic references to: Address your letter to:
Professor Ernest Sternberg, Chair,
Department of Urban and Regional Planning,

University at Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter. As such it does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status. Candidates with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Univ. of MI, Taubman Coll. of Arch. & Urban Plan., Tenure track faculty position-Physical Plan & Urb. Design, deadline 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36874
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 day 21 hours 49 minutes

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Urban Design

For over 100 years the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as the Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture.

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and urban design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to continue helping us integrate physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program.  The ability to teach methods and studio courses is required. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development.

Applicants should explain their qualification, research and design interests and how these scholarly and creative pursuits will contribute to the program in their cover letter. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be emailed electronically in a single PDF file to Taubman College Human Resources at, indicating the Job Posting number in the subject line.

This job posting is also available on the University of Michigan Careers website at, under the job opening ID 102579.

Applications will be considered starting December 15, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about Taubman College, see For more information about the Urban and Regional Planning program, see

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Texas A & M Galveston, Marine Sciences Department, Non-tenure track instructional assist/assoc. prof. in physics, reviews immed.

Reference: JOB36873
Application deadline: 9 weeks 4 days 21 hours 49 minutes

Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus - Marine Sciences Department


Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (nine- month/year), non-tenure track position at the Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an individual with at least a M.Sc. or Ph.D. (preferred) in Physics for the position of Physics Laboratory Director. The position is in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston. We are specifically looking for a person who will direct the laboratory associated with our College and University physics courses. She/he is expected to design and implement experiments in classical physics utilizing up-to-date technology to reinforce the topics covered in these physics courses, to teach some of the labs and to coordinate the efforts of the laboratory instructors. She/he is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will have an opportunity to teach College and University physics courses or other courses appropriate to TAMUG’s marine-maritime programs. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department of Marine Sciences include all of the physical sciences and oceanography as well as resource management and environmental policy.

For more information on the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ayal Anis by phone (409-740-4987) or email ( To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and/or laboratory experience and interests, and a list of three references to Chair, Physics Lab Director Search Committee, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is January 1, 2015, or earliest thereafter. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US. Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus, is an affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

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

Reference: JOB36872
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 day 16 hours 49 minutes

Position in the School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Montréal, Canada

The School of Urban Planning at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate level, to being in August 2015.  McGill University is among the top research intensive academic institutions in Canada, attracting over one-half billion dollars in competitive research funding each year.  It has been consistently ranked in the top 25 universities worldwide in a number of recent surveys.  Successful candidates will play leading roles in maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research, teaching and service.

The new hire will be expected to develop an innovative research program in one or more of the following areas: (a) urban design and landscape planning, (b) land-use, transportation, and infrastructure planning, (c) international development planning, (d) urban governance.  Special interest in environmental and/or equity issues in these fields would be welcome.

The new hire will also be expected to contribute to the core curriculum which is made up of professional studios and courses such as planning methods and geographic information systems.

The School is committed to excellence in teaching in its professionally accredited Master of Urban Planning program, its Ad-Hoc PhD program in Urban Planning, Policy and Design, as well as in several courses that are open to undergraduate students.  It has built a strong reputation in project-based teaching, policy-relevant research, and community engagement (see  The School is part of the Faculty of Engineering, which has a strong commitment to sustainability in engineering and design (see  The School values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession and society at large.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., and preferably have at least one degree in urban planning. Evidence of outstanding research achievements, or research potential, is indispensable.  Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching and service.  Knowledge of French is an asset.  Professional accreditation or eligibility for professional accreditation will be considered in the review of applications and in the hiring decision.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications packages must include the following:

  1. a PDF document containing a cover letter (2-3 pages), a research statement (1-2 page), a teaching statement (1-2 page), and a CV

  2. a PDF document containing two writing samples (maximum 50 pages each)

  3. letters of recommendation sent by three referees, of which at least two must be professors with close knowledge of the candidate’s work

The cover letter and letters of recommendation must be addressed to:
Raphaël Fischler, Director
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
815 Sherbrooke Street West, #400
Montréal, Québec
Canada  H3A 0C2

Application documents must be sent in PDF format to Referees must email their letters of recommendation directly from their professional email address or mail a hard copy to the address given above.

Review of application will begin on December 15th, 2014

Enquiries about the position can be addressed to

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Alabama A & M Univ., Dept. of Community & Regional Planning, Chairperson, Deadline 1/15/15

Reference: JOB36871
Application deadline: 11 weeks 5 days 3 hours 49 minutes

Alabama A&M University - Chairperson of Department of Community and Regional Planning (DCRP)


About Alabama A&M University: Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for Chair of the Department of Community & Regional Planning. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

About the Department: DCRP, which is located in the College of Agricultural, Life & Natural Sciences, has a staff of seven full-time faculty members and offers two Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredited degrees, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree and a Bachelor’s in Urban Planning (BUP). Also, DCRP administers the University’s bachelor programs in Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies and manages the Center for Urban & Rural Research, which is an Alabama State Data Center Affiliate. The chair reports directly to the dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, and exercises supervision of the faculty and staff in the Department.

Job Description (Essential Duties and Responsibilities): As a chief administrative officer of the Department, the chair is expected to direct the visioning and strategic planning process; provide professional, intellectual and administrative leadership, and steward the day to day operations of the Department.

Major Responsibilities:
• Provides effective leadership for teaching, research, and outreach programs consistent with the mission and goals of the Department, College, and the University.
• Responsible for the over-all supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff.
• Coordinates the preparation and management of annual budgets, demonstrating sound fiscal management principles.
• Develops effective student recruitment, retention, advisement, completion, placement, and outcome assessment programs, and curricula revision and development.
• Actively seeks and develops new resources of funding for Departmental programs and takes an active role in developing strong relations with state and national agencies and organizations.
• Teaches graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and advises students in area of specialization.
• Serves as liaison between the DCRP and other departments/programs at the University, and interacts with various publics in order to promote the department.

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
• Ph.D. in an area of specialization in Planning.
• A demonstrated record of cumulative accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly productivity and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
• Experience in administering programs in Planning at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Evidence of the ability to work harmoniously with students, faculty, staff and various publics.
• Demonstrated record of scholarly publications and other professional accomplishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Effective leadership and team building skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to organize, manage and provide leadership for the Department.
• Demonstrable experience with the PAB accreditation process and knowledge of the re-affirmation process.

Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.

Interested parties should visit the Alabama A&M University’s Human Resources website or call the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5836 for information regarding the application process.



Rutgers, The State Univ. of NJ, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Pol, visiting faculty position, reviews 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36870
Application deadline: 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours 49 minutes

Visiting Professor of Urban Design and Urban Planning

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking to fill a visiting faculty position in urban design and urban planning (urban design, sustainable design, sustainable development and redevelopment, smart growth, healthy cities, and resilient neighborhoods). The position is at the assistant professor level or higher, and it is a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an initial period of two years,
potentially renewable. The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants must have a terminal professional degree or a doctorate from an accredited school and we prefer that they have their degree by January 1, 2015. The professional degree or Ph.D. may be in any field relevant to design and urban planning (e.g., architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, or urban planning). Applicants must have at least five years of experience working on urban design projects as designer or project manager.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers undergraduate degrees in Planning and Public Policy, Public Policy, Public Health, and anticipates soon having three additional undergraduate degrees in Public Health Administration, City Planning and Design, and Urban Studies; master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Policy Development and in Public Policy; the Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy; and joint degrees in public health with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The Bloustein School has 18 research centers and institutes and annually attracts approximately $20 million in external funding. For further information, visit the Bloustein School web site at

Please apply to Please put Design Faculty in the subject line of the email. Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. If a portfolio is too large to email, provide a pointer to an online version or a DropBox account. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates.

State Univ. of NY, College at Plattsburgh, Cntr for Earth & Environmental Sciences, Assist Prof in Env. Plan., Deadline 11/21/14

Reference: JOB36869
Application deadline: 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours 49 minutes

State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Center for Earth and Environmental Science

Assistant Professor, Environmental Planning

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks to fill a 10-month, tenure track position in Environmental Planning at the assistant professor level beginning August 2015.  Applicants should be broadly trained in environmental planning practices and possess an understanding of the ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of planning.  We seek candidates dedicated to teaching undergraduate students and committed to engaging them in applied research.  The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education.  Candidates with expertise in natural hazard planning, environmental economics, water resource planning, energy planning or planning for resilient communities are of particular interest, and those skilled in geospatial communication and analysis are encouraged to apply.

SUNY Plattsburgh is on Lake Champlain; an hour’s drive from Montreal, QC and Burlington, VT; and is a gateway to the six-million acre Adirondack Park, the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.  Several government planning agencies such as the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation; non-governmental organizations including the Lake Champlain Basin Program and Olympic Regional Development Authority; and local natural resource dependent industries related to mining, timber and recreation interact to create a unique and vibrant context for collaborative research and education in the environmental planning arena.  The college is in an ideal location for planners interested in water resource management; rural, regional and cross-border planning; park and protected area management; and other topics commonly found along wilderness-rural-urban interfaces. 

CEES is widely recognized in the region for its applied and community-based research initiatives.  We are an interdisciplinary department with faculty trained in the natural and social aspects of environmental science. We seek a colleague that is interested in collaborating with our faculty and complements our current areas of planning scholarship in urban and transportation planning, environmental policy and decision making, sustainable communities, food systems, habitat conservation planning, ecological restoration, forest management and cultural geography.  We pride ourselves on providing students with rigorous experiential learning and community-based research opportunities as well as opportunities to present their work at regional and national conferences and in scholarly publications.

Responsibilities Include: The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in environmental planning and relevant upper-division courses in her or his area of specialization. Candidates must engage in planning-related research that leads to peer-reviewed publications.  The position also involves student advisement and service to the department and college. The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Environmental Planning or related discipline is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.  Candidates must have a working knowledge of contemporary environmental planning practices and an understanding of ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of environmental planning.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as the ability to conduct research and publish on planning related topics.  A successful candidate will complement current faculty members’ areas of expertise and possess potential for engaging students in local, regional and/or international projects.  He or she will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators. ABDs will be considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon proof that the applicant's defense of his/her dissertation will be scheduled within the first year of the appointment.  A successful ABD application will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary increment at the start of the semester following verification of the terminal degree completion.  An ABD hire will be limited to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (2 years maximum).

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence for effective undergraduate teaching and/or experience engaging undergraduate students in practical experiences or scholarly research.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.  As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Salary: $50,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Materials received by November 21, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration.  To be considered for the position you must provide a complete application and materials. Please apply to and provide a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, personal statements of philosophies and agendas for education and research, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.


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

Reference: JOB36868
Application deadline: 5 weeks 2 days 1 hour 49 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference: JOB36867
Application deadline: 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours 49 minutes

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

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

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

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

UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


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

Reference: JOB36866
Application deadline: 5 weeks 1 day 21 hours 49 minutes

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Marine Sciences Department



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference: JOB36865
Application deadline: 5 weeks 1 day 21 hours 49 minutes

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
School of Architecture + Planning






Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Building 7-337

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307




Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning

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

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

  • Informal Settlements and Urban Development

  • Urban and Regional Economics

  • Environmental Policy and Ecological Planning

  • Community and Land Use Planning

  • Spatial Modeling and Urban Analytics

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

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

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

    Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at: 

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

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

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

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