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University of Colorado Boulder,Two Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Environmental Design, Deadline: 11/10/2015

Reference: JOB37020
Application deadline: 6 weeks 3 days 3 hours 17 minutes

Two Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder

The Environmental Design Program (ENVD) of the University of Colorado Boulder is recruiting two faculty (tenured/tenure–track) in Environmental Design: one at the Assistant Professor level and a second at either the Assistant or Associate level. Both positions are expected to begin in August 2016.

CU Boulder is committed to spearheading the next generation of Environmental Design by integrating knowledge of sustainable solutions for the built and natural environment with holistic design thinking. We seek candidates whose work reflects the program’s vision of sustainable design that blends technical, ecological, economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, and ethical concerns, and embodies a spirit of service to diverse communities, social justice, and ecological resilience. Candidates in any field of environmental design including architecture, landscape architecture, and planning are eligible. We seek scholars with:

  • strong transdisciplinary interests including a record of teaching and publication that joins design theory and practice to research in allied fields such as urban design, geography, ecology, public health, and engineering;
  • a record of research or practice resulting in significant peer reviewed publications or nationally-recognized design projects;
  • a program of distinguished transdisciplinary and collaborative research that promises to significantly advance the theory or practice of sustainable design for natural and/or built environments;
  • a defined and articulated teaching philosophy that integrates themes of sustainable design with innovative research and practice, and demonstrated ability to teach in a research-active university setting and lead student research at the graduate level; and
  • evidence of promise or success in securing extramural research funding.

The selected candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate environmental design studio, lecture, and seminar courses relevant to areas of focus mentioned above. The candidates will have opportunities to teach, advise, and mentor students in Masters and PhD programs that are administratively allied with the Environmental Studies Program. In addition to teaching and research, the candidates will contribute to curriculum/program development and related academic committee work.

The minimum qualification is a PhD or equivalent experience. Candidates should demonstrate national leadership in their area of research. Salary and start-up packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. Both positions are 9 month/100% time.

The Environmental Design Program at CU Boulder ( offers a Bachelor of Environmental Design with more than 4,300 alumni. For almost 50 years, the program has been cultivating critical and creative thinkers, designers, and planners. The unit provides students with innovative interdisciplinary education, practice, and advanced study in the design-based fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning, as well as the opportunity to apply design thinking to a variety of other possible careers.

The successful candidates will benefit from the rich interdisciplinary teaching and research environment of CU Boulder, and a planned School of the Environment and Sustainability, along with thriving and dynamic ties with other nationally recognized units on the Boulder campus such as the College of Engineering, Geography, the Leeds School of Business, and the new College of Media, Communication and Information.

The ENVD program aims to recruit and retain a diverse workforce; this is a reflection of our commitment to serve the settings for which we design, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We encourage applications from candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by November 10, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. For the complete posting and to submit applications, please go to on or before November 4. After November 4, visit our new website CU Careers at and use the keyword search for posting #F02951.

  • Application materials are accepted electronically at 
  • The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Jackson State University, Chairperson for Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Deadline: 10/15/2015

Reference: JOB37019
Application deadline: 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours 17 minutes

Position Announcement
Chairperson, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

The College of Public Service (CPS) at Jackson State University invites applications and nominations for a Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates should be senior scholars with a distinguished record of research, teaching, advising, and service.

Located in Jackson, MS, Jackson State University (JSU) is the fourth largest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Boasting an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students, JSU has six campuses located throughout Jackson, including the newly opened downtown campus and one in adjoining Madison County. Founded in 1877, JSU is a “high research activity” University dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment that challenges minds and changes lives.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) is committed to becoming a planning school of choice and maintaining a diverse learning community that produces graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. DURP offers three degrees: A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies, an accredited Master of Arts Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

We seek an energetic, transformative leader committed to building upon programmatic successes and advancing the department to national and international recognition. The successful candidate must demonstrate a visionary and collaborative leadership style, and present a clearly articulated and evidenced commitment to fairness and equity. Specific responsibilities include:

• Programmatic and budgetary oversight;
• Teach two classes per academic year;
• Engage in ongoing service to the department, college, university and the community;
• Provide leadership in quality curricular development, expansion and delivery;
• Maintain effective relationships between DURP and the university, community, and private, public and nonprofit sectors;
• Engage in continuous research, academic presentations/publications, and identify external funding opportunities for DURP;
• Mentor junior faculty and support professional growth of all faculty;
• Engage in activities with professional and academic planning and allied organizations and associations; and
• Demonstrate overall exemplary leadership in advancing departmental goals in alignment with those of the University.

• Earned doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
• AICP (strongly preferred);
• Commitment to shared governance, transparency, and inclusivity;
• Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
• Distinguished record of achievement in scholarship, publication and service;
• Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity and multiculturalism;
• Global awareness about historical, current and emerging issues in urban and regional planning;
• Experience teaching graduate courses fulltime at an accredited university at the rank of associate professor or professor;
• Documented record of externally funded research and/or grants;
• Administrative experience relevant to the management of an academic department;
• Experience working with the Planning Accreditation Board and familiarity with accreditation requirements;
• Relevant administrative and managerial expectations:
• provide strong leadership in balancing student recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation; and
• possess skills in mediation, conflict resolution, consensus and team building

For optimal consideration, submit a full application package by October 15, 2015. The package
must include: (1) A letter of interest explaining how qualifications, academic interests and
achievements in teaching, research and service align with position responsibilities and
qualifications; (2) Leadership philosophy and how it relates to the Chair position; (3) Curriculum
vitae; (4) Research agenda with writing sample; (5) Evidence of funded research/grants; and (6)
Three letters of recommendation.

This is a 12-month tenured appointment. Desired start date is January 2016. Applications will
be reviewed as received. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Applicants can apply and view the full job announcement at:

Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Texas at Austin, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Deadline: 11/15/2015

Reference: JOB37018
Application deadline: 7 weeks 2 days 2 hours 17 minutes

Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Tenure-Track Faculty: Assistant Professor
College: Architecture
College URL:
Department/Unit: Architecture
Closing Date: 11/15/2015
Field of Specialization: Community and Regional Planning: Transportation and public health

Job Description:

The Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in planning or a related field and preferably a professional Master’s degree in planning and/or practice experience. We seek a candidate who can offer courses in transportation planning and public health or healthy cities but we will consider candidates with other transportation planning specialties. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to contribute to the planning program core curriculum. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of independent scholarship in the specialization area and potential for a successful, peer-reviewed publication record.

The CRP Program is 52 years old and has 900+ alumni. The faculty consists of 11 full-time equivalent positions, and the student body comprises approximately 90 masters and 15 doctoral students. Many of the planning faculty and students are engaged in sponsored research through the School of Architecture's Center for Sustainable Development, which coordinates grants and contracts on a variety of topics. The CRP Program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the School of Architecture and with programs and research institutes across the University of Texas campus, including the Institute of Latin American Studies, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Environmental Science Institute. Furthermore, the newly created Dell Medical School, located on the main campus, presents great opportunities for joint research and education on community health.

Located in Austin, the state capital, and widely rated as one of America's most desirable places to live, the Program has a long history of research and other collaboration with professionals, public officials and community-based organizations working on planning and related issues in a city known for extensive public involvement and a commitment to sustainable urban development.

Applicant Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a statement of interest including professional background and current and proposed scholarship, CV, description of courses which the applicant is capable of teaching, and names and contact information for three references. Search committee representatives will be doing informational meetings with interested candidates at the ACSP Annual Conference in Houston.

Please apply online via InterFolio:

A background check will be conducted on the selected applicant.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Texas A&M University, Coastal Planning Specialist, Deadline: 11/01/2015

Reference: JOB37017
Application deadline: 16 weeks 1 day 2 hours 17 minutes

Texas Sea Grant ( at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a Coastal Planning Specialist to lead the Texas Coastal Planning Program, which provides education, outreach and technical assistance to Texas coastal communities with limited planning capacity and conducts research on coastal planning, policy and management. 

This position partners with academic, municipal, and non-governmental organizations to achieve the goals and objectives of Texas Sea Grant’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan in the areas of Healthy Coastal Ecosystems and Resilient Communities and Economies.  The Specialist serves as a subject matter expert by staying up-to-date on best practices from planning practice as well as relevant research being conducted in planning and related fields.  This information is disseminated through the development of outreach tools and by providing technical assistance to communities.  The Specialist also has an opportunity to conduct independent research in his or her area of interest provided that it addresses knowledge needs in Texas coastal communities.

The Coastal Bend portion of the Texas Coast is experiencing both demographic and environmental changes that many communities are attempting to plan for but currently lack capacity.  To assist these communities, the Coastal Planning Specialist will be housed at the Texas Sea Grant office located on the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi campus but would have statewide programmatic responsibility and will be able to leverage the presence Texas Sea Grant has in several coastal communities up and down the Texas Coast.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please apply online via Texas A&M University’s Job Path website:

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Gunn, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program Leader at: or (409) 741-7115.

The Ohio State University, Asst Professor, Smart Urban Systems for Planning, Policy, Operations and Design, Deadline: 11/15/15

Reference: JOB37016
Application deadline: 7 weeks 2 days 1 hour 17 minutes

City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section, Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE).

Smart Urban Systems for Planning, Policy, Operations and Design

Rank: Assistant Professor

The City & Regional Planning (CRP)Section ( ) in the Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) ( ), both in the College of Engineering (  at The Ohio State University (OSU), are seeking applicants for a faculty appointment in Smart Urban Systems, particularly focused on the use of big data in governing, planning, designing, managing and operating urban areas. The full-time, tenure track appointment is expected to begin in the fall semester of 2016. The position involves research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Salary and teaching load are commensurate with other major research institutions. The position will be filled jointly between Knowlton’s CRP Section and the Department of CEGE. The majority of the affiliation and the tenure initiating unit will be in the Knowlton School’s CRP Section.

With the advent of data gathering and communication technologies, urban areas have at their disposal vast arrays of datasets relating to the interactions that take place among end-users (e.g., individuals, households, firms), built systems, utilities, natural environment, and public institutions. Exploiting these big datasets can improve (a) the understanding of the complex and evolving interactions underlying cities, (b) the utilities and services that cities offer, and (c) the mitigation of any negative impacts on the natural and built environments. To affect such improvements, the position is focused on advancing and applying the interdisciplinary field of data analytics encompassing spatio-temporal modeling and computational methods to address policy-making, planning, and urban system engineering topics relating to sustainability, energy efficiency, mobility and accessibility, public health, and safety with special attention given to the economic, environmental, and social dynamics that embody urban systems.

The successful candidate is expected to have a solid foundation in the theory and practice of urban planning and urban systems, develop an active research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses of interest to both the CRP Section and the Department of CEGE, and be involved in service within the university and in appropriate professional communities. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be able to communicate and work with students from other disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Qualified candidates who have interest and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with members of multi-disciplinary centers and initiatives at The Ohio State University, including the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, the Center for Resilience, the Office of Energy and Environment, the Center for Automotive Research, the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy, and the campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative expanding faculty expertise in data analytics. An earned doctoral degree (or equivalent) in planning, urban economic analysis, urban geography, operations research, engineering, or a closely related field is required prior to the expected start date of August 2016. Applicants with other research-oriented terminal degrees may be considered if they demonstrate substantial knowledge in planning and urban systems pertinent to the position. The preferred rank is at the assistant professor level, although especially well-qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the associate professor level. 

This position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative trans-disciplinary community of scholars and external partners dedicated to develop innovative solutions through data analytics, decision science, and public and private collaborations. The appointee will be among the first wave of hires in a multi-year trans-disciplinary initiative that seeks to attract established and emerging scholars to OSU.


Important qualifications include strong training in theory and research methods, potential for effective research, university teaching experience or potential, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students including members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should email the following application materials to Smart Urban Systems Faculty Search, c/o Doug Sershen ( ), in a single PDF file that includes the following items in the specified order:

(1) cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications,

(2) curriculum vitae,

(3) statements of research and teaching interests describing how these interests contribute specifically to the topics identified in the above description,

(4) names, affiliations, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and

(5) up to three research papers, published, under review, or in preparation for possible publication in peer-reviewed journals (dissertation chapters are also acceptable if written in a self-contained manner).

The application file should be named: SMART_URBAN_SYSTEMS_CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Some members of the search committee will be attending the ACSP conference in Houston and can arrange for informal informational meetings with potential applicants.

Questions may be sent to Associate Professor Gulsah Akar, City and Regional Planning Section at

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. OSU is responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. OSU is an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Ohio State University, a land-grant university, is ranked 19th among US universities in total research expenditures and is third in industry-funded research expenditures, with nearly half of this research conducted in the College of Engineering. OSU is located in Columbus, which is the 15th largest city in the country with a metropolitan population of 1.8 million. Columbus offers a high quality of life, with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, quality public schools, and economic prosperity. It is a city that celebrates diversity and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans, members of the LGBT community, and families.

Texas A&M University, New LAUP Department Head Position, Deadline: 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB37015
Application deadline: 7 weeks 2 days 1 hour 17 minutes

Texas A&M University, New LAUP Department Head Position

Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP).

The Department of LAUP is located in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, along with the Departments of Architecture, Construction Science, and Visualization. The College is home to a diverse and comprehensive array of disciplines and degree-granting programs related to the natural, built, and virtual environments. The College has a strong reputation in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among administrators, departments, faculty, and students. Five research centers, two research institutes, several laboratories, and advanced fabrication facilities support trans-disciplinary projects of benefit to the academic and public sectors.

The Department of LAUP contains 43 full-time and part-time faculty members dedicated to professional education and a strong commitment to peer-reviewed research and publication. Six degree programs are offered by the department including: the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Urban Planning, the Master of Land and Property Development, and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science. The department has strong interdisciplinary ties and faculty involvement with the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities, the Heritage Conservation Center, the Center for Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Health Systems and Design, and other centers and certificate programs in related fields within the College of Architecture. The research initiatives by our faculty generate impressive external research funds compared to our peers. For more information, please see

The successful candidate will bring vision and leadership to maintain excellence with respect to the mission of the department and will demonstrate significant evidence of:

  • Leadership in professional education and practice in landscape architecture, land and property development, and/or urban planning
  • Academic leadership, mentorship and management in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Published scholarship in peer-reviewed venues  
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and vision
  • Effective and fair administration of human and financial resources
  • Successful advocacy for interdisciplinary education
  • Attracting extramural funding


  • A terminal degree and recognized leadership in landscape architecture, land and property development, and urban planning or closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and record of excellence in higher education
  • Qualified and able to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Credentials that merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor

Applications should include a letter of interest that addresses administrative experience, leadership philosophy, and vision of professional education and research; a curriculum vitae; contact information (name, address, phone number and email) for at least five references. The Search Committee may request additional materials. Consideration of application materials will begin on November 16th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent to:

Louis G. Tassinary, PhD, JD
Executive Associate Dean
Chair, LAUP Head Search Committee
3137 TAMU, College of Architecture
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3137

Information on the College of Architecture is available at

Information on the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning is available at

The Texas A&M University system will provide equal opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

University at Albany - SUNY, Housing and Community Development Position, Assistant Professor, Deadline: 2/1/2016

Reference: JOB37014
Application deadline: 18 weeks 2 days 1 hour 17 minutes

Housing and Community Development Position, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Planning

University at Albany, SUNY

Posted August 6, 2015
Ref. No. P-14 35539-R

About 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 a diverse student body of more than 17,300 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.

Job Description:
The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. 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.

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 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.

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.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Assistant Professor, Salary competitive and commensurate with experience

Start Date:  September 2016

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link


Please apply online via

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with contact information
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, School Director/Professor, Deadline: 11/20/15

Reference: JOB37013
Application deadline: 9 weeks 3 days 2 hours 17 minutes

Director and Professor (JOB# 11334)

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of School Director with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor in the School. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Salary and start-up package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) was created in 2009 and advances the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) mission and strategic objectives through a specific focus on the integrated and interdisciplinary study of the world through the scientific exploration of the spatial and temporal dynamics of coupled human and natural systems.

The School is a major participant in the instructional and research activities of Arizona State University and its faculty are affiliated with many other schools in the university.  Its personnel include 33 tenure/tenure-track faculty including 4 members of the National Academy of Science, approximately 150 graduate students and almost 800 undergraduate majors. It has an MA and PhD program in Geography, a PhD in Urban Planning, an accredited professional Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning and a Master of Advanced Studies in Geographical Information Systems as well as graduate certificate programs in GIS and Transportation. Undergraduates major in geography, geographical information science or urban planning, and majors and non-majors alike can obtain a certificate in Geographic Information Science. More complete School and program information can be found at

We are seeking a Director who embraces our mission to generate, disseminate, and apply the highest forms of geographical knowledge, planning theory, applications, and scholarship in support of an ambitious vision that the school:

  • Be among the top 5 schools for geographical sciences in the world.
  • Be a top – ranked school in Urban Planning providing professional education and innovative planning research
  •  Provide best practice models that demonstrate the value and relevance of the interdisciplinary and complementary skills of geographers and planners to society through our research, teaching, and service.
  • Be a catalyst for, and critical component of, the realization of the University's goals for transdisciplinarity.

The Director will lead the faculty in shaping and developing the School's research, instructional, and service programs and be strongly committed to supporting continued enhancement in the School's research standing, attracting and retaining quality faculty, promoting growth in the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a related field; have a record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment as full professor which includes an outstanding established record of research publications; provide evidence of effective leadership and administrative skills; have experience seeking and obtaining external research funding; and effectively articulate a commitment to the integrated mission and programs of the School. The position is open to all sub-fields and methodological approaches.

Desired qualifications include experience galvanizing team-based and multi-program-based groups to compete for major grants, experience in administrative and leadership positions, experience with alumni/foundation relations, and evidence of having worked across disciplinary fields. A research focus complementing the strengths of the School is preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit a single pdf file to a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their vision for the integrated development of the School including relevant experience with alumni/foundation relations and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Initial review of applications will begin on November 20, 2015; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.  This is an online, paperless search; only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a research intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area with approximately 4.25 million people. The university is one of the nation's leading public metropolitan research universities and was recently ranked as the nation’s most innovative school.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at 



University of California - Davis, Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development, Deadline: 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB37012
Application deadline: 7 weeks 2 days 1 hour 17 minutes

Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Urban and Metropolitan Development.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extramural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  We welcome candidates from all the social sciences including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a social science or related discipline, including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.  Applicants should have a demonstrated potential for, or record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.    Candidates should have expertise in theoretically informed quantitative studies of the effects of social, economic, and political processes at multiple spatial levels on local urban and regional development; the influence of these factors on local policy-making, labor and housing market conditions, social inequality, international migration, political participation, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate for this position will undertake research economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. The successful candidate should be able to conduct research across disciplines.  An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be advisable. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including but, not limited to the Center for Regional Change and the Institute for the Social Sciences.  This Assistant Professor position includes an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year.   The Unit contributes to two graduate degree programs, Geography and Community Development and has primary responsibility for the Community and Regional Development (CRD) and contributes to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAF) undergraduate degree programs.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least three referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by October 30th, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 1st, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability).  The search will remain open until the position is filled.   For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair at

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty.   We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Temple University, Community and Regional Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Deadline: 11/20/2015

Reference: JOB37011
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 2 hours 17 minutes

Job Announcement
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Community and Regional Planning

Temple University’s Department of Community and Regional Planning in the School of Environmental Design ( invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.  The position will start in fall 2016.

The Department is seeking candidates with expertise in applied analytical methods fundamental to the Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, an established research agenda and record of publication demonstrating expertise in the application of geospatial analysis and development of decision support tools in the subfields of environmental planning and sustainability, land-use and urban form, and/or other area that strengthens the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.  The preferred candidate will have the capacity to develop advanced computer applications such as 3D modeling, GEOdesign, visualization, and other courses to support the creation of an urban design graduate concentration and post-professional graduate program in collaboration with the department of Architecture.  The ability to contribute to the Department’s growth through teaching excellence, curriculum development, and service as well as through research with the Center for Sustainable Communities is expected.

The School of Environmental Design is comprised of the departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture/Horticulture and the Center for Sustainable Communities, an applied research center.  The School offers three undergraduate majors, two graduate degrees and a range of minors and certificates.  The administrative home of the School is on Temple’s Ambler campus, which provides Department faculty with opportunities to teach and conduct research on the unique planning and development challenges faced by the City of Philadelphia and the greater metropolitan region.  The Department offers its academic programs on multiple campuses, some via video conference. The faculty is distinguished by rich professional experience, which enables us to offer an educational program steeped in the craft of planning.  Faculty conduct applied research through the Center for Sustainable Communities, which has secured over $10 million in externally-funded planning studies focused on public policy and infrastructure since its inception in 2001.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. Our Department sees diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy communities and a just society.   Women, persons with disabilities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in planning, social science or a closely related field.  ABDs will be considered, but completion of the Ph.D. prior to fall 2016 is required.   Candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three academic references.    All application materials must be submitted by November 20, 2015 to the attention of Dr. Lynn Mandarano, Search Committee Chair, at

Florida State University, College of Sciences and Public Policy, Asst Professor in Aging and Social Change, Deadline: 11/6/2015

Reference: JOB37010
Application deadline: 5 weeks 6 days 17 minutes

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Assistant/Associate Professor in Aging and Social Change

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy invites applications for a position in the new interdisciplinary Program on Aging and Social Change, located within the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. The Program is seeking an assistant or associate professor who will have a tenure-earning or tenured appointment in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, or Geography. Successful candidates are expected to have a record of funded research and commitment to interdisciplinary research on aging-related policy issues.

Aging societies impact nearly all institutions – the government, family, economy, medicine, education, military, and mass media, among many others. These social changes, including the policy responses to them and their consequences for aging individuals, will be the focus of the Program. The position will complement one or more of the Pepper Institute’s four research areas: (1) aging and health disparities, (2) pathways to later life, (3) transportation and neighborhoods, and (4) politics of aging and health.

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. For information about the College and its departments and programs, visit our webpage at For information about the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, visit Related activities within the University include the Institute for Successful Longevity ( ) and the USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population ( ). Tallahassee is Florida’s capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though priority will be given to those received by November 6, 2015. Application packets should include a cover letter, c.v., and two writing samples that demonstrate how your research connects with the position. Materials should be sent to Jeffrey Brown, Department Chairperson, at .

Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and racial/ethnic minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Northeastern University, College of Social Sciences, Cluster Hire in Security, Resilience and Sustainability, Deadline: 10/30/15

Reference: JOB37009
Application deadline: 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours 17 minutes

Cluster Hire in Security, Resilience and Sustainability


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for open rank positions in all relevant areas of security, resilience and sustainability, with a particular interest in their overlap.

Global environmental change and willful acts to undermine the functioning of infrastructures and institutions pose new and growing demands on the research community to advance humanity’s understanding of pressing and emerging challenges to security and strategies that promote resilience and sustainability. Northeastern University aims to lead in education and research that advance an understanding of security, resilience and sustainability issues, and in the development of innovative solutions. This hiring initiative addresses the human, institutional and technological capacities that will be needed to develop safe and flourishing societies, vibrant economies and healthy environments. Areas include, but are not limited to, cyber and cyber-­‐physical security, infrastructure resilience, social and economic resilience, human security, nontraditional security issues, infrastructure planning and policy, health and urban sustainability, urban development and policy, urban and economic geography, global security and international affairs, and environmental change and policy.

Existing expertise at Northeastern University contributes to pioneering research in the emerging field of resilience studies through the Center for Resilience Studies, the Resilient Cities Laboratory, the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security,  and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. It includes the intersection of policy and design in advancing secure and resilient critical infrastructure and communities in the face of human-­‐made and naturally-­‐occurring disasters.

Applications are invited from any discipline that contributes to the issues of security, resilience and sustainability, and their overlap. Several appointments are expected to be made in appropriate units of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, such as the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the departments of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology and History. Cross appointments with the College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Computer and Information Science, and other colleges at Northeastern are also possible.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have the abilities to initiate and lead major funded research projects, to promote innovation in teaching, and to engage with practitioners in the public, private and non-­‐profit sectors.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the experiential liberal arts  (­‐welcome).  Northeastern  University in Boston is a nationally-­‐ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Its signature Cooperative Education Program and study-­‐abroad opportunities such as Dialogues of Civilization provide experiential learning opportunities for its 19,000 students.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

How To Apply

To apply, please go to­‐positions and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015. Inquiries from potential senior candidates are welcome and may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Matthias Ruth, Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs,