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University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Research Specialist, Deadline 9/24/2015

Reference: JOB36981
Application deadline: 4 weeks 3 days 12 hours 15 minutes

University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Research Specialist, Deadline: 9/24/2015

Reference: Job ID #55860

University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
Positon Announcement

Description:
The Institute for Environmental Science and Policy seeks a candidate to develop agent-based models in NetLogo to better understand and formulate policies for complex urban and environmental problems, both for academic research, and for use by stakeholders in planning meetings. This involves extensive literature review to support the creative and appropriate conceptualization of complex problems and its transfer to NetLogo code. The positon is part-time and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Duties:
• In collaboration with Principal Investigator, research complex urban and environmental problems, the relevant actors and factors involved and appropriate parameter values, their system drivers and interactions, their effects and ways to measure them, and planning and policy implications; 
• Conceptualize the complex problem and the system producing it, coding and verification of agent-based models, preferably in NetLogo software, and validation;
• Develop appropriate documentation of the modeling process;
• Conduct simulations and analyze results;
• Assist in the development of interfaces to work with stakeholders, policy-makers and decision-makers;
• Draft and revise documents for publication of both models and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
A minimum of three years’ experience in complexity-based modeling applied to urban or environmental planning problems is required.
Proficiency in object-oriented programming, preferably in NetLogo, and all aspects of code development: appropriate conceptualization of complex urban or environmental problems for relevant model and simulation design, elegant and efficient coding, verification, sensitivity analysis, validation, and model documentation.
Ability to adequately and creatively conceptualize complex systems and translate them into stylized agent-based models.
Knowledge of the literature on complexity, in particular applied to socio-ecological systems.
Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to inform and parameterize models, and to analyze simulation results.
Effective technical and academic writing.

Application: For full consideration, submit cover letter and resume, including contact information for three references to UIC Job Board at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=55860.

Contact for inquiries: Tasneem Chowdhury, e-mail: tasneem@uic.edu

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability, Deadline 9/30/2015

Reference: JOB36979
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 12 hours 15 minutes

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKY CIC – http://lkycic.sutd.edu.sg/) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD – http://www.sutd.edu.sg/) focuses on the integrated use of technology, design and policy to study solutions for cities. The LKY CIC works with architects, designers, engineers, social scientists, and urban planners to understand the complex and critical issues of urbanization, and to explore sustainable and innovative urban solutions.

Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow

Description: The Centre is seeking to appoint a social scientist with demonstrated experience in researching questions of urban sustainability of Singapore, as well as other city-regions. The candidate is expected to demonstrate interest and expertise in both theoretical and practical aspects of urban sustainability. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods is necessary. The candidate will collaborate with experts in other fields such as engineering and architecture and in the public and private sector actors.

Basic qualifications include: The candidate should be a doctoral degree holder in sociology, geography, urban studies, or other related social science disciplines. Other important qualifications include: excellent writing skills; a track record or strong potential for academic publishing; experience in carrying out research that has practical or policy relevance; and strong oral communication and presentation skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have postdoctoral experience. ABDs able to complete their degree by end of 2015 or earlier may apply.

Applications must include: A curriculum vitae, detailed cover letter outlining research plans and future objectives in line with the Centre’s overall mission, a recent writing sample such as a scholarly journal article or other analytical report, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be sent electronically to Ms Eliza See (eliza_see@sutd.edu.sg) and Ms Mandy Ng (mandy_ng@sutd.edu.sg) in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. “Urban Sustainability Hire” should be clearly stated in the subject line. Applications should be received by the 30th of September, and review of applications will begin shortly thereafter.

Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design & Construction, Assistant Professor, Deadline 10/31/2015

Reference: JOB36978
Application deadline: 10 weeks 2 days 17 hours 15 minutes

Michigan State University

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Position Announcement

Position: 
Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, in School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC)
Expected Start Date: January 2016

Appointment:
Full-time, tenure system, 9-month position
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualifications:
Ph.D. required with at least on graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  Candidates with qualifications in closely related fields will also be considered.  Applicants must demonstrate research and teaching potential.  Professional planning experience is desirable.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to maintain a robust externally funded research program, teach and contribute to the overall outreach effort of the School and University.  The position is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service.  Desired research areas include sustainable urban development, health cities, urban economics and/or other contemporary planning issues with clear external funding opportunities.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Urban and Regional Planning curriculum.  Teaching reponsibilities may include transportation, sustainable development, research methods for planning and development, visual communications, and/or GIS.  Teaching versatility is important at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Primary research and teaching responsibilities will be in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, however, the potential to crossover to other SPDC disciplines is desirable.

Application:
The position is closed on October 31, 2015.  Review of applications will begin on September 30.  MSU is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.  Required applicant documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, statements of research and teaching interests, and three reference letters.  Apply for Posting #1899 at https://jobs.msu.edu.  Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Judy Pardee, email: pardeej@msu.edu and Position-related questions: Dr. Peilei Fan, email: fanpeile@msu.edu.

University of California, Irvine, Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Planning & Policy, Deadline 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB36977
Application deadline: 10 weeks 2 days 12 hours 15 minutes

University of California, Irvine
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design

Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Planning and Policy

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine invites applications from productive scholars whose research addresses economic and fiscal aspects of environmental planning and policy. The topical area of focus is open, but candidates with research interests in the following areas are of particular interest: evaluation of the economic, environmental, and social justice implications of plans and policies, natural resource and environmental hazards management, and climate change and sustainable development policy. The ideal candidate will contribute to environmental dimensions of our planning, policy and urban studies curriculum and be able teach courses in the areas of natural resources management, urban ecology, environmental impacts of urbanization, fiscal policy, and/or economic analysis of policies and plans. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a Ph.D. in Economics, Planning, Policy or a closely-related field. A track record of external funding is desired.

Faculty members in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design rank in the top ten in scholarly productivity among all U.S. planning programs. We have research strengths in land use and transportation, inequality and economic opportunity, housing and community development, environmental and natural resource planning, urban design behavior, international development, and regional governance. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in Planning, Policy, and Design, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, a collaborative Master of Public Policy degree, and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 30, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start July 1, 2016. Candidates should apply online by submitting a cover letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three academic references, 1-3 publications or writing samples, and a brief statement of teaching interests and capabilities. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.  For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Doug Houston (houston@uci.edu).  Search committee representatives will be attending the ACSP Annual Conference in Portland and will be available to answer questions; please contact Doug Houston (houston@uci.edu) for related information.

UC Irvine, with over 29,000 students, is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. The campus is located five miles from the Pacific Ocean and forty miles south of Los Angeles, in a dynamic region at the heart of the diverse Southern California metropolis.

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

The recruit link for this position is:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02990

SUSPLACE: A Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network, 15 Early Stage Researchers, Deadling 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36976
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 14 hours 15 minutes

SUSPLACE is a Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission that will kick-off October 1, 2015. SUSPLACE aims to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study sustainable place-shaping practices. These 15 ESR positions at six universities are now open for application till October 1, 2015. See the list of the 15 individual research projects and host universities below.

The SUSPLACE approach will provide insight into how to utilize the full potential of places and communities for development and help to build capacities of people to engage in place-shaping processes and thus strengthen connectivity between policy-makers, academics, businesses and civil society.

SUSPLACE brings together six university partners and seven non-academic partners in seven European countries: The Netherlands, United Kingdom (Wales), Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Finland and Portugal. SUSPLACE offers an exciting opportunity in an emerging field of research for 15 ESR. ESR can potentially acquire a PhD at the end of the programme. SUSPLACE will provide training in scientific and professional skills to enable ESR to pursue an academic career or high-professional career at various institutes such as governments, NGOs, consultancies and businesses.

More information can be downloaded here:

  1. General information about the SUSPLACE Programme and 15 Research vacancies
  2. Detailed information pack for applicants
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

More general information about the Marie Curie Actions programme is available of the EU-websites and at Jobs for you supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

The 15 individual ESR projects are divided along five interconnected research themes: 1-3 InclusiveResilient and Connected Places, 4 Greening Economies, and 5 Pathways to Sustainability. The following ESR positions are offered at the participating six host universities. They will be available soon:

  • ESR 1. Sustainability awareness and agency. Country: Belgium. Host: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite

  • ESR 2. Eco-villages and sustainable living. Country: Finland. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland– Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en/luke-info/recruitment.

  • ESR 3. Sense of Place. Country: Finland. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland – Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en/luke-info/recruitment.

  • ESR 4. Managing the commons. Country: Portugal. Host: University of Aveiro – Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences: www.ua.pt

  • ESR 5. Re-grounding of practices. Country: Portugal. Host: University of Aveiro – Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences: www.ua.pt

  • ESR 6. The Energetic Society. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group, www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

  • ESR 7. Place ambassadors. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 8. Connected Learning Spaces. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 9. Leadership of Place. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group:  www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

  • ESR 10. Circular Economy. Country: Belgium. Host: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsit/

  • ESR 11. Place Branding. Country: Latvia. Host: Latvia University – Faculty of Social Sciences: www.lu.lv/eng/

  • ESR 12. Social economy, social entrepreneurship. Country: Latvia. Host: Latvia University – Faculty of Social Sciences: www.lu.lv/eng/

  • ESR 13. Nature as pathway. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland – Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en

  • ESR 14. Sustainable city-regions. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 15. Place-based policies and pathways. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group, www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

    Benefits
    The ESR will be employed with normal social security coverage by the host institutions mentioned below and will have all benefits provided for in the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN fellowships regulations, including a highly competitive remuneration, living allowances and mobility expenses.

    Formal eligibility criteria

  • You are eligible as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) if you are, at the time of recruitment (i) in possession of a university degree, and (ii) have a maximum of four years of full-time research experience, including any period of research training. This is measured from the date when you obtained the degree which formally entitles you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided. Selection is, thus, based on professional experience in research, not on age. ESRs should not be PhD holders.

  • Candidates may be of any nationality.

  • Because the Marie Curie schemes are designed to encourage researcher’s mobility to improve career perspectives, a mobility criterion applies for recruitment: by the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where they apply for more than twelve months in the last three years. Short stays, such as holidays, are not included.

    Requirements

  • We are looking for candidates which have affinity with the topic, are motivated to participate in SUSPLACE and who are interested in participatory research.

  • The candidate should have proven skills in communication (including writing and presenting) and computer skills, be fluent in English and understand the rules and procedures of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.

  • Preferred qualifications for candidates include excellent grades, research talent (as proven by the master thesis, publications, participation in research projects) and personal ambition.

  • You are required to undertake transnational mobility when taking up a position in the SUSPLACE project. ESRs will follow training in different countries and spend secondments for three months at two academic or non-academic institutes.

  • An TOEFL or IELTS English language test may be required.

  • The ESR should start 1-4-2016.

    Applications should be sent latest by October 1st 2015 to the host institute. Delayed applications will not be considered.

    For more information about the SUSPLACE programme contact the coordinators lummina.horlings@wur.nl or dirk.roep@wur.nl.

University of North Texas, Campus Planner, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36975
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 12 hours 15 minutes

University of North Texas
Campus Planner

With a staff of 20 architects, interior designers and other construction and administrative professionals, this office provides professional planning and construction management for the campuses and System Administration for all major renovation and construction projects.

These responsibilities range from initial project development through programming, design, construction and commissioning.  Working closely with the administration, faculty, staff and students, the System Facilities Planning and Construction Office implements the highest standards in design, particularly focusing on high-performance, efficient, and sustainable facilities.

The SYS Facilities Planning & Construction Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Facilities Planner to join our team.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

This position is responsible for the development and management of short and long range campus planning projects.  This includes the programming of capital improvement projects, managing studies, and obtaining approvals to support project specific needs.  Other responsibilities include: facility space use studies, area plans, land use studies, campus zoning, impact analysis, public/private development, historic preservation, transportation, sustainability/environmental, development controls and demographic and economic studies. Work is performed under the supervision of the Associate Director, Facilities Planning and Development.

Bachelor's degree in Planning, Architecture, or closely related field; five years of progressively relevant planning and/or design experience or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of campus planning in the areas of urban design, site impact analysis, land use suitability, transportation, and functional planning

  • Knowledge of campus planning and current development including social and environmental impacts

  • Knowledge of design, cost, schedule and constructability of proposed capital projects.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and national building and life safety codes and regulations, or ability to assimilate within three (3) months

  • Ability to research, analyze and develop technical reports and presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to perform project management related tasks including managing outside professional service providers and developing and maintaining project schedules and budgets

  • Ability to manage multiple assigned projects, client relationships

  • Ability to organize and prioritize time and resources to meet internal and external deadlines

  • Ability to understand and comply with relevant procedures and regulations

  • Shows initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

  • Ability to work with computer programs to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve text and data

  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Master's Degree, preferably in Planning or closely related field

  • Knowledge of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reporting requirements

  • LEED AP BD+C accreditation

  • Experience related to campus planning, design, and construction

  • Experience in Higher Education

  • Experience with of AutoCAD, BIM, Photoshop and/or SketchUp (or similar 3D rendering tool)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

Please apply online at: jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61049

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

San Jose State University, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Deadline 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB36974
Application deadline: 12 weeks 3 days 13 hours 15 minutes

San José State University
San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Urban & Regional Planning
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23412
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in urban planning or a related field required at time of appointment.
Expertise in physical and land use planning, institutions and governance, urban design, community economic development, and/or real estate development.

The candidate should demonstrate the potential to

  • Develop a thriving research program and a record of distinguished scholarship record
  • Be an outstanding instructor for a diverse student body
  • Serve as a leader in the field of urban and regional planning, whether within the world of professional practice, the scholarly/ community, or the academic community
  • Engage actively in interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Contribute to department governance with enthusiasm and collegiality


Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses for both the Master of Urban Planning degree program and the Urban Studies undergraduate minor.
  • Teach one or both of the following core MUP courses: land use planning and law and/or policy analysis.
  • Teach electives classes, most likely in the areas of urban design, community economic development, and/or real estate development.
  • Supervise graduate research projects.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of urban and regional planning.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic background – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advising.
  • Actively participate in departmental governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, and student support.

     

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 22, 2016

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, statement of research plans, and the names of at least three references who have agreed to write letters on your behalf by November 16, 2015 at apply.interfolio.com/30868 Original transcripts will be requested at a later date.

Please direct questions to:
Chair Hilary Nixon
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San Jose State University
Hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Urban Planning. This program, accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, was established in 1970 to prepare competent professionals who are well grounded in the theories, methods and techniques of planning in local, regional and state government for the purpose of improving the quality of urban regions. A special mission of the department is to promote planning educational opportunities for a diverse student population, including working students who prefer to attend the program on a part-time basis.

Located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Region, San José State University lies in the heart of Silicon Valley – one of the most innovative, rapidly changing and socially complex metropolitan areas of the nation. The San José metropolitan area and the larger Bay region offer outstanding opportunities for case studies and research in all aspects of urban and regional planning.

For further information about the Urban and Regional Planning Department, please visit our website: www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

 
 

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available.  You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban Design, Deadline 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB36973
Application deadline: 12 weeks 3 days 13 hours 15 minutes

UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban Design

The Department of Urban Planning invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Urban Design with a focus on the built and natural environment, and research interests in the physical, material, and design qualities of the metropolis, including its natural and social ecologies, sustainability, landscape, and infrastructure. We welcome scholars with domestic and global perspectives on urban design. The selected candidate will conduct lectures and seminars on topics relevant to these areas of focus and should also be able to provide studio instruction in urban design. We expect the new colleague to take the lead at UCLA in advancing collaborative and interdisciplinary research on the natural and built environments of cities and regions.

The Department of Urban Planning currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, 7 affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 visiting practice faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 4 active professors emeriti, 35 PhD students, 150 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies and design, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers. 

UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Urban Planning in particular is committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship, and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status (see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy for details).

While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The successful candidate is likely to have an accredited degree in landscape architecture, architecture, or planning, and a PhD in the same or related disciplines. The expected start date is July 1, 2016.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01401 by Monday, November 16, 2015 to be guaranteed full consideration. 

UCLA, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Transportation Planning, Deadline 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB36972
Application deadline: 12 weeks 3 days 13 hours 15 minutes

UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Transportation Planning

The UCLA Department of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in transportation.  We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of cities and regions.  We welcome applicants with varied research interests, though the candidate selected must be able to contribute substantially to our transportation policy and planning curriculum.

The Department of Urban Planning currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, 7 affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 visiting practice faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 4 active professors emeriti, 35 PhD students, 150 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs.  We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies and transportation planning, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate.  The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers, including the Institute of Transportation Studies (which is a member of the University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation), the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and the Luskin Center for Innovation, all of which support transportation research. 

UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members.  The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  The Department of Urban Planning in particular is committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment; accordingly, a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be included in the application materials. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status (see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy for details).

All applicants should hold a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate exceptional promise for scholarship and teaching.  While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered.  The expected start date is 1 July 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01409 by Monday, November 16th, 2015 to be guaranteed full consideration. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Two Faculty Positions(One Assistant/One Associate or Full), Deadline 11/01/2015

Reference: JOB36971
Application deadline: 10 weeks 2 days 12 hours 15 minutes

University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

Faculty Positions in Community and Economic Development, Environmental and Sustainability Planning, and Application of Emerging Digital Technologies

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is seeking to make two faculty hires during the 2015-2016 academic year in two of the following three areas:

  1. Application of Advanced Digital Technologies in Planning and Urban Management, including the acquisition, analysis, and visualization of “big data;” and/or the use of social media and other real-time data sources to address contemporary issues and challenges in the built and natural environments.  

  2. Community and Economic Development, with a focus on community development strategy and practice; and/or housing policy and development; and/or local and regional economic development theory and practice.

  3. Environmental and Sustainability Planning, with a focus on environmental policy and practice dealing with urban and metropolitan sustainability planning (including issues of climate change, green infrastructure, green development, water resources, and resilience and hazard mitigation planning).

    Applications are welcome at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels; although ultimately, the school anticipates making one junior faculty appointment (assistant professor) and one senior faculty appointment (associate or full professor). We are particularly interested in senior faculty candidate who have an interest in serving as a future department chair.

    Successful candidates will:
    Be an established or emerging academic and research leader in one or more of the areas listed above;
    Possess international as well as domestic knowledge, experience, or interest;
    Have a record of teaching lecture, seminar, and/or studio courses at the graduate level, with an interest in teaching in the Department’s core curriculum.
    Be acquainted with contemporary and emerging digital technologies in their fields for use in teaching and research.
    Have a record of publication and/or funded research. Be skilled in and committed to working collaboratively with faculty and advanced graduate students from disciplines across the School and University.

    A PhD or appropriate terminal degree in planning or other closely allied field is required.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania 

The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin to create a place that would offer practical as well as classical instruction in order to prepare students for real-world pursuits—a  tradition that persists today. Of Penn’s 24,600 students, half are graduate students. Penn’s 2,550 full-time faculty are associated with 12 schools located on a compact, walkable 280-acre campus in West Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City.  In 2010, Penn researchers secured $1 billion in external support for its research in schools, centers and institutes.

School of Design

The School of Design is distinguished by the breath of disciplines in our school and across the University. PennDesign consists of the Department of City and Regional Planning and four other departments and programs (Architecture, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture). The Department of City Planning offers two degrees, the Master of City Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in City Planning; and participates in dual-degree and certificate programs with associated disciplines in the School and others, including the Wharton School, the Law School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Social Policy and Practice, and the School of Arts and Sciences. 

The Search Committee will begin initial its screening activities on November 1, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. To be considered, please submit the following:

1.      A letter of intent;
2.     A curriculum vitae that includes a list of recent publications and externally funded        research; and
3.     The names and contact information of three referees.

 

To apply, applicants must register their application on the University of Pennsylvania website: https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/.

Mail or electronic applications sent directly to the School of Design or Department of City and Regional Planning will be returned unopened.

Please feel free to e-mail any questions you might have about the position, PennPlanning, PennDesign, or the University of Pennsylvania to Professor Tom Daniels (Interim Department Chair) at thomasld@design.upenn.edu

University at Albany, Assistant Professor of Planning(Tenure-Track), Deadline 12/31/2015

Reference: JOB36970
Application deadline: 19 weeks 12 hours 15 minutes

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
State University of New York
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PLANNING
(Tenure-Track)

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Desired areas of specialization include: community development, neighborhood planning, housing policy, community-oriented design and land use, environmental planning, contemporary U.S. planning practice (including legal and institutional aspects), disaster preparedness, and emergency management.  Proficiency in applied GIS related to one’s specialization is a definite plus.  Duties include teaching graduate courses in area of specialization, supervising internships and Master’s research papers, and teaching other courses which contribute to the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and to the Undergraduate Major in Urban Studies and Planning. 

Qualifications
Candidates should hold at least one academic degree in Planning and must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of contemporary U.S. planning practice, a commitment to research and publication on planning-related topics, and expertise in any of the following: neighborhood and community development; community-oriented urban design and land use; housing policy and/or environmental planning; legal and institutional aspects of planning; disaster preparedness and/or emergency management.  Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program is essential.  Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program is essential. Applicants need to be able to teach both at the graduate and undergraduate level, although course assignments will be primarily at the graduate level. 

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.  The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform and Control Act and Americans with Disabilities employer.  Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply online
https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=62392&CNTRNO=1&TSTMP=1439492786781

Review of applications will begin October 31st, but position will remain open until December 31, 2015.

About the Department of Geography and Planning
The Department has a Master’s Program (MRP) in Urban and Regional Planning, with over 50 students actively enrolled in courses.  The Program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and has a strong record of studio projects, planning job placement and the ability to professionally liaise in the surrounding region.  In addition, the Department has undergraduate majors in Geography and Globalization Studies as well as an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Planning, and a Master’s Program (MA) in Geography.  The Department also has undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), a graduate certificate in Urban Policy, and a GIS track within the Ph.D. Program in Information Science.  The Department is also in the process of establishing a new Master’s of Science in GIS. 

About the University at Albany
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.  Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.  The University has recently established a new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security and a new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  

Texas Tech University, Department Chairperson for Landscape Architecture, Deadline 10/31/2015

Reference: JOB36969
Application deadline: 10 weeks 2 days 12 hours 15 minutes

Job Title:  Department Chairperson

Work Location:  Lubbock, Texas

Organization:  Texas Tech University

Campus:  Texas Tech University

Department:  Landscape Architecture

Position Description:  Administres affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.

Major/Essential Functions:
The Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture is responsible for overseeing and managing departmental faculty (six tenured/tenure-track faculty and two instructors), staff(two full-time staff), and facilities; developing and maintaining internal external relations with departmental stakeholders; and providing leadership for the department's academic, research, and service programs.  Teaching responsibilities will include lecture and studio courses in the successful applicant's area of expertise.  Academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students will be required.

Specific Duties Include the Following:

  • provide leadership of the departmental faculty in planning, developing, integrating, and implementing departmental programs in teaching research, and outreach
  • serve as the liasion to the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects and provide leadership in preparing all necessary documentation for continuing accreditation of the departments B.L.A. and M.L.A. programs
  • manage the department's human, financial, and physical resources
  • lead efforts to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, staff, and students and to create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork
  • assign responsibilities to faculty and staff, and evaluate their performance
  • foster professional and academic growth and development of faculty, staff, and students
  • provide leadership to implement the University's academic and research goals, including campus-wide leadership in several strategic areas for growth of research to enhance the regional and national research presence of the department
  • interact with College leadership in startegic planning to foster the growth of the deparment and College in terms of academic and research programs
  • foster develpment of multidisciplinary academic and research programs in the College
  • encourage the pursuit of external grant and contract funding in the context of the departmental strategic goals
  • maintain an active role in seeking support and resources for deparmental programs/facilities and work with College development personnel on gift and endowment opportunities such as scholarships, graduate fellowships, and endowed professorships
  • provide leadership in maintaining and expanding relationships with alumni, individuals, outside agencies, and various groups involved in landscape architecture
  • maintain an active role in professional societies, regional and national organizations, and committees associated with the intersets of the department

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricualr activities.  Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in specialty or skill taught in the department.  Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  Mathematical Skills:  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations.  Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have an earned doctorate in landscape architecture or a closely related discipline and a record of scholarship that will allow them to qualify for tenure with the rank of Professor. 
  • Previous experience or other evidence of administrative ability to direct the activities of an academic department is required, as is an ability to provide a clear vision and to plan strategically to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Effective communication, personnel management skills, and demonstrated ability in fiscal management are essential.
  • The successful applicant should have a track record of making timely decisions and responding promptly to administrative deadlines.
  • Highly refined verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to sharing departmental accomplishments and its vision for the future with prospective students, alumni, and stakeholders are indispensable.


EEO Statement:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teachng and working in a multicultural environment.  We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.  The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, verterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Required Attachments:
Professional/Personal References
Recommendation/Referral
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy

Optional Attachments:
Transcript
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type:  Full Time
Pay Basis:  Monthly
Salaray Grade:  800

Pay Statement:
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan.  For additional information, please referenc the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required:  Up to 25%
Requistion ID: 4592BR