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University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, Canadian Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Urban Studies, Deadline 1/5/2015

Reference: JOB36894
Application deadline: 6 weeks 1 day 17 hours 33 minutes

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Urban Studies
Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II), tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in Global Urban Studies. We invite applications from excellent scholars with urban-based expertise. Appointment of the successful candidate will be in the most appropriate home department within the Faculty of Arts. The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be July 2015.

The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree within the last ten years in an urban-related discipline, a strong record of research on urban issues, peer-reviewed publications in prominent urban studies journals, and demonstrated excellence as an instructor. While this position will have a reduced teaching load, the Chair will be expected to contribute to the Urban Studies Program’s undergraduate course offerings and relevant graduate student education.

Urban Studies at the University of Calgary is an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary program with over 230 undergraduates. The Urban Studies program also has strong ties to local, national and international organizations, such as the University of Calgary-City of Calgary “Urban Alliance” and numerous Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded research initiatives addressing urban change across Canada and around the world.

The Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies will be expected to conduct internationally recognised research exploring the challenges created by ongoing urbanization, particularly the environmental, cultural, political and/or social problems accompanying urban growth. The successful candidate must be well grounded in contemporary urban theory and the dynamic relationship between globalization, urban development, and urban life. Scholars are expected to take a comprehensive approach to urban studies and have a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary research. If an appointment is made at the Associate Professor rank, the candidate would be expected to have a demonstrated record of research productivity and experience supervising graduate students.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most rapidly growing city. The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, with over 30,000 students, including over 5,000 graduate students, and ranks among the Canadian top ten on a broad cross-section of measures, including research funding, endowment, graduation of PhD students, fundraising, and the quality of its professoriate.

The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

Named a cultural capital of Canada and ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world by the Economist in 2012, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, research, culture, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgary has the strongest metropolitan economy in Canada, the country's second largest concentration of corporate head-offices and an extremely diverse population with one quarter of its residents foreign-born. Calgarians enjoy easy access to Rocky Mountains with their extensive system of parks and recreational activities, while the city is an important centre for world-class arts events. Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, as well as its second busiest light rail system.

Applications are accepted electronically through Completed applications include a letter of interest, CV, examples of recent scholarly work, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the Chair of the selection committee:

Dr. Brian Moorman
Associate Dean – Research and Infrastructure
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Deadline: January 5, 2015

For more information on the Canada Research Chair program and eligibility requirements for Chairs, visit All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

 About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

Northeastern University, School of Architecture and Art Design, Assist./Assoc./Full Professsor, Deadline 1/12/15

Reference: JOB36893
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 day 13 hours 33 minutes

Northeastern University
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - School of Architecture and Art Design

Requisition Number:  FTFR000572

Division/College:  College of Arts, Media and Design

FT/PT:  Full Time

Position Summary:
The School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for an open rank, tenure-line position, tenure-on-entry full or associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor to expand our vibrant teaching and research initiatives at the intersection of Sustainable Urban Environments and Information Design. We seek candidates who will work in the area of design approaches to changing cities, around questions of coastal adaptation and urban resiliency.

The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in urban design, urban planning, urban landscape ecology, landscape architecture, landscape planning, regional planning or a closely related field, with experience or clear potential to build teaching and research collaborations with urban informatics, urban data, and information design. 75 % of the appointment will be in the School of Architecture and 25% of the appointment will be in the Department of Art + Design.

Northeastern University offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration between the design, planning, management, science and engineering of urban environments. The position offers a tenure home in the School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media and Design but encourages outreach to allied fields and faculty in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Marine Science Center, and Department of Civil and Environment

The School of Architecture has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices, including architectural design, history and professional practice, urban landscape and sustainable coastal environments, market-driven building types, and building technology and performance. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See:

Candidates must have an M.Arch, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in architecture, information design, animation, interactive media, and digital arts, or closely related fields. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibiting and publication.

Additional Information:
All applications must be submitted electronically at Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of excellent teaching ability. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before January 12, 2015 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2015 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Gavin Shatkin, chair of the search committee, at

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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.

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Metropolitan Futures Initiative, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Urban Social Sciences, Deadline 12/31/14

Reference: JOB36892
Application deadline: 5 weeks 3 days 12 hours 33 minutes


The School of Social Ecology and the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI) seek applications to fill a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the urban social sciences.  Funding is available for up to two years, to be reviewed after the first year.  The position is expected to begin sometime early 2015.  This postdoctoral position is part of the interdisciplinary MFI project ( directed by Professor John Hipp. Candidates are required to have a PhD in such fields as criminology, urban planning, geography, sociology, or other fields related to urban/regional studies. 

We seek a self-driven, creative thinker with strong quantitative and interpersonal skills to help accomplish an important and interesting set of research tasks.  The successful candidate will supervise a team of graduate and undergraduate students working on a coordinated set of urban research projects that will manage large data sources on characteristics of the region, work on various spatial techniques in addition to traditional social science quantitative methods, and collaborate on grant writing and publications.  While training in spatial analysis skills is not essential, the ability to either learn or work with others who possess such skills is.  A working knowledge of the literature related to urban/regional studies (regardless of the specific discipline) is not required but desired; an intellectual interest in interdisciplinary study is essential. 

The postdoctoral position also entails a leadership role in the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI). As part of this role, the successful candidate will take the lead in organizing the intellectual work that is the MFI Regional Progress Report, a report released every other year.  In addition, this position will allow collaborating with the faculty leadership of MFI on original research projects. 

Overall, it is expected that the postdoc will engage in high level research and be involved in analysis and publication on projects currently underway at the University of California Irvine.  The candidate would also be encouraged to maintain an independent set of research interests.  The role will be supported by a vast array of resources at the University of California, Irvine.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and is benefits-eligible.  Applicants will need to submit a dossier including: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter of interest, and (3) arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically.

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, 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.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by December 31, 2014. Priority will be given to applications received by this date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct questions about this position to Professor John Hipp at Applications must be uploaded electronically.

 The recruit link for this position is:

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deadline 12/29/14

Reference: JOB36891
Application deadline: 5 weeks 1 day 12 hours 33 minutes

Arizona State University
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Clinical Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Design – The Design School

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in landscape architecture and sustainable design beginning fall 2015 for a one year, renewable appointment.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation at a research university, is a vibrant example of the New American University philosophy. With 4,700 students, more than 675 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degrees and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media + Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, the Herberger Institute is committed to placing artists and designers at the center of public life.

The Design School plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the university and the greater Phoenix community. The school has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The landscape architecture program features a strong and diverse faculty, collaborative relationships with architecture and other programs in the school and growing student enrollment. The program offers a Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited four-year undergraduate professional degree; the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture; and an LAAB accredited professional graduate degree, the Master of Landscape Architecture. In addition, the school also supports two graduate research degree programs conferring, respectively, a Master of Science in Design and a Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

We seek applicants with a focus on design and applied sustainability. The successful candidate is expected to teach studio and lecture courses in the BSLA and MLA degree programs, lead seminars based on research interests, mentor graduate student thesis projects and contribute to other programs in The Design School. The candidate is expected to contribute to an agenda of research/creative activity relevant to the school, university and the discipline. The candidate will also be expected to advise student organizations and participate in service to the program, school, and as appropriate the institute and university. The candidate is expected to participate in ASU and The Design School community engagement endeavors. Service contributions are also expected within the university and the discipline.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is required to possess:

  • an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture or international equivalent.  For applicants who hold an undergraduate professional degree in landscape architecture, a graduate degree in landscape architecture or related discipline;
  • a minimum of two years of professional experience in landscape architecture, and in teaching landscape architecture design studios and courses related to the applicant’s area of research and/or creative activities

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals with;

  • professional registration/licensure in landscape architecture;
  • demonstrated potential to pursue a research agenda capable of achieving national or international recognition;
  • interest in pursuing interdisciplinary practices;
  • a PhD in landscape architecture or a related field; and
  • commitment to exploring the current and future role of landscape architecture in environmentally and socially responsible design practices including public engagement.

The application deadline is December 29, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. The committee will only review electronic submissions totaling 2GB or less in file size.

Please note that website links to materials will not be accepted; all materials must be in PDF format.  Please submit the following information to

  • A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, research interests, teaching experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of research and creative work, including examples of student taught work
  • Contact information for four references including name, e-mail address and telephone number

Applications must be addressed to: Chair, The Design School Landscape Architecture Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Elaine Miller, Specialist to the Director.

For information on The Design School, visit:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

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.  See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at See ASU’s Title IX policy at

Univ. of New Mexico, Community and Regional Planning Program, Director position, Deadline 1/15/15

Reference: JOB36890
Application deadline: 7 weeks 4 days 12 hours 33 minutes


University of New Mexico
School of Architecture & Planning
Search: Director of the Community and Regional Planning Program

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the position of Director of the Community and Regional Planning Program. The appointment begins August 2015.

The School of Architecture and Planning includes academic programs in Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture, and supports graduate degrees in all three programs as well as two undergraduate degrees, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (in the Architecture program); and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design (in the CRP Program). The School also offers graduate certificates in Historic Preservation & Regionalism and Urban & Regional Design.

The Community and Regional Planning Program has been accredited since 1985. Approximately 85 graduate students and 60 undergraduates are enrolled each year. The Program has concentrations in Physical Planning and Design, Community and Economic Development, and Natural Resources and Environmental Planning. About one-quarter of graduate students are enrolled in dual degrees with Latin American Studies, Water Resources, or Public Administration. The School of Architecture and Planning is home to the Design and Planning Assistance Center, the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute and the Resource Center for RAZA Planning. The School is actively engaged in establishing an interdisciplinary program of doctoral studies.

Responsibilities: The School seeks applications for an appointment at the associate or full professor rank with specialization in physical planning and design. The Program Director is expected to teach one course per year and engage in his or her research and practice interests. The successful candidate may teach courses such as urban design theory; sustainable urban systems; infrastructure planning or community-based studios. The successful candidate will also demonstrate capabilities in state-of-the-art computer based graphic communication and the use of social media in physical planning and design. He or she will be expected to engage in graduate student advisement, mentorship of junior faculty; chairing thesis and professional projects, and service activities in the CRP Program, School and University.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning or a terminal professional degree in planning or a related field; 2) demonstrated teaching experience in physical planning and design, land use and/or land use law; 3) research and/or practice experience in physical planning and design; and 4) a record of outstanding achievement in teaching and research that will qualify the individual to be hired to the rank of tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning, Urban Studies and Planning, or City and Regional Planning, or a related field; 2) proven ability to lead the Community and Regional Planning Program in advancing the excellence of its MCRP graduate concentrations and the BAEPD degree; 3) demonstrated ability to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the School, the University, and national and international Schools and planning programs; 4) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; 5) experience that reinforces the CRP program interests in funded research, traditional scholarship, and Community-engaged scholarship; 6) demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, fund-raising activities.

All interested candidates must submit 1) a letter of intent; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement, no more than five pages total, addressing each of the following: a) academic and research interests; b) administrative approach; c) approach to graduate level education in Community & Regional Planning; d) approach to implementing the Program’s vision as a leader in community-based planning; and 4) contact information (including addresses, telephone numbers, and emails) for four references. These materials must be submitted online at posting #0827665. Applicants must also send selected images and text from a portfolio and/or research projects in PDF format, 5 pages maximum, size 8.5 x 11 via e-mail to Prof. Ric Richardson, Chair, Search Committee, Short-listed candidates may be asked to submit additional materials. For best consideration apply by January 15, 2015; the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Prof. Ric Richardson,

UNM’s confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Assist Prof. of Geography, Reviews immediately

Reference: JOB36889
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 7 hours 33 minutes

Assistant Professor of Geography
Dept. of
Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences seeks a tenure-track, assistant professor in economic geography/regional science for an August 2015 appointment. This position is in support of a multi departmental cluster hiring initiative by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the areas of Human and Social Capital, Innovation, & Quality of Life.  At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in geography, regional science, urban planning, applied economics or related field. Qualified candidates will have primary expertise in applied and empirical industrial/ commercial/retail location analysis, geographies of consumption, or an area related to the economic geography of intra-regional locational analysis. Desirable experience includes one or more of the following: (a) expertise in housing policy, (b) the geography and policy of entrepreneurship and innovation, and (c) social network analysis. Also desired is experience in teaching in a diverse classroom setting. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust and sustainable externally funded research program and contribute doctoral level courses in applied economic geography in the Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, M.A. in Geography and the interdisciplinary Public Policy Ph.D. programs, as well as appropriate undergraduate courses as needed.  The successful applicant  is expected to be actively engaged in the academic community of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the Public Policy Ph.D. program via participation and leadership through advising and mentoring students, service at the program, College, University, community and professional levels, and programmatic governance.

UNC Charlotte is an AA/EOE and ADVANCE institution. Applications from women, minorities and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above, a current vita, at least one writing sample, and graduate level transcripts to where they will find a full position description. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Harrison Campbell, Search Committee Chair at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Harrison Campbell at 704-687-5997, or, or view our department website at




Indiana Univ, Bloomington, School of Public and Envir. Affairs, Faculty position in Urban Planning, Reviews begin 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36888
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 6 hours 33 minutes

Position Announcement
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Faculty Position in Urban Planning, Urban Management, or Urban Policy

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position on the Bloomington campus in the area of urban planning, urban management, or urban policy. The position will be filled at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Full Professor, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.  Experienced city planners, city managers, mayors, and deputy mayors of major metropolitan areas are encouraged to apply. Multiple hires are possible.

Qualified candidates for lecturer or senior lecturer will have an excellent academic record at or beyond the level of the Masters Degree or equivalent, significant professional experience in one of the indicated fields, and a commitment to high quality teaching and teaching-related service.  Lecturer and Senior Lecturer faculty members are expected to focus on teaching, including development and incorporation of innovative teaching techniques, as well as a coordination role for multi-section undergraduate courses, and related service within the school such as student advising and course and curriculum development.  Clinical Professors, Ph.D. required, also focus on these activities, are senior practitioners who have achieved distinction in their chosen field of practice, and bring unique experiences and talents to SPEA and Indiana University. The teaching load is negotiable but the standard teaching load for Lecturers is three courses per semester and two or three courses per semester for Clinical Professors. The individual selected for this position will be able to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. 

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 "Best Graduate Schools" reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second, making it the nation's highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current vita that includes a history of professional experience, a statement of teaching interest, any evidence of teaching experience, and names and address of three persons who could provide letters of recommendation through our online application system  If there are any questions, please submit to:  David Reingold, Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington. SPEA Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701.

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to search committee chair Professor Barry Rubin (

For more information see:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

University of Washington Tacoma, Urban Studies, Assistant Professor in Community Planning, Reviews begin 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36887
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 6 hours 33 minutes

University of Washington Tacoma
Urban Studies
Assistant Professor

The Urban Studies Program at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) in community planning. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period and begins September 2015 (Autumn Quarter).  Candidates are expected to have an active research agenda that utilizes critical social theory and engages questions of urban social justice and community engagement, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be expected to move comfortably between theoretical work and action-oriented practices and teach courses related to participatory action research, civic engagement, community organizing, inclusive planning, strategic analysis and communications, organizational change, social innovation, and/or policy advocacy. We are open to a wide range of research interests, including but not limited to environmental justice, affordable housing, real estate development, social movements, transit equity, urban/environmental planning, and urban design. Disciplinary background is open, but a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) by the time of appointment and expertise in an urban or planning related field is required. A candidate in the final stages of his/her dissertation would be appointed on an acting basis.

Established in 2001, the Urban Studies Program currently offers degrees leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Urban Development, a Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, along with a certificate program in Geographic Information Systems. The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to a planned Master of Arts degree in Community Planning. The Urban Studies Program currently enrolls approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students and has approximately 12 full-time faculty and lecturers.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban–serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical building in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves a diverse population of South Puget Sound students. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

For more information about UW Tacoma, see our website at

To apply, please email to the following materials:

  • Letter of application (addressing qualifications, teaching and research activity, and any mentorship of students from under-represented backgrounds); Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity

  • Curriculum vita including list of courses taught

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or effective professional practice

  • Names and contact information of three references

Initial screening of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Mark Pendras at or (253) 692-4732.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Virginia Tech, Urban Affairs and Planning Program, Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice, Deadline 1/12/15

Reference: JOB36886
Application deadline: 7 weeks 1 day 6 hours 33 minutes

Urban Affairs and Planning Program – Alexandria, VA
School of Public and International Affairs
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech

 Alexandria Campus
Assistant Professor or Professor-of-Practice

Virginia Tech invites applicants for a professor-of-practice or tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at its campus in Alexandria, Virginia, located in the Washington DC metropolitan area. We seek candidates who exhibit exemplary potential in professional service and classroom and studio-based instruction in urban design, site planning, computer visualization, and/or physical planning, with strengths in community outreach and participatory practice. Intersections of these competencies with issues of multicultural diversity would be particularly favored.

A Master’s or Ph.D. in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field is required by the start date. Teaching responsibilities will lie in the UAP graduate program on the Alexandria campus. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the new Urban Design concentration in the School of Architecture and Design in the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center.

UAP constitutes one of three academic programs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The other programs are Public Administration and Policy and Government and International Affairs. All three programs operate at both the Alexandria and Blacksburg campuses. For more information on SPIA and UAP see, and

As a land-grant university, Virginia Tech takes public service seriously and UAP has a rich tradition of student engagement with communities and the planning profession. Our program has long-established and close ties with agencies and organizations in the Washington DC metropolitan area, a rich and dynamic laboratory for student-community engagement.

Applicants must submit all documents online at (paper documents cannot be accepted) reference posting # TR0140144.  Complete applications must include:  a full curriculum vitae, two samples of written work, and names and contact information for three references.  Applicants also must submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience and qualifications.

Questions about characteristics of the position should be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Tom Sanchez and Ralph Buehler, at and, respectively.  The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, completed applications should be received by January 12, 2015.

Questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Krystal Wright, SPIA Faculty Search Assistant, at, phone: 540-231-2291,  SPIA (0113), 140 Otey Street, Room 110,  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.


Boston Univ., Metropolitan College, Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, Assist. Prof. in Urban Affairs, etc., reviews begin 2/1/15

Reference: JOB36885
Application deadline: 10 weeks 14 hours 33 minutes

Boston University
Metropolitan College
Department of Applied Social Sciences

Boston University’s Metropolitan College seeks a dynamic and creative faculty with expertise in urban affairs, city planning, or criminal justice to join its nationally recognized Department of Applied Social Sciences ( starting July 1, 2015. The Department is a leader in providing undergraduate and graduate education in the applied social sciences offered in flexible delivery formats including face-to-face, blended, and online. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in an urban affairs, city planning or criminal justice or a discipline related to either field and be qualified to design and teach core graduate and undergraduate-level courses. Candidate should show promise in establishing a solid research and publication record. In addition to substantive strengths, we are looking for candidates with strong quantitative or mixed-methods research skills that can be applied to research and practice in the field.

Responsibilities: Teach a variety of courses each semester with possibility of serving as a faculty coordinator for the urban affairs program or another area of applied social sciences, as determined by the department. The position expectations also includes scholarly activities, administrative responsibilities and service to the college and university. This is a full-time non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 2-5 years renewable contract.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, and approach to teaching, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, preferably via email. The committee will review applications as they are submitted, with the intention to complete the search by February 1, 2015.

Send applications to:                
Mr. Danny Pezzano, Administrative Coordinator
Boston University Metropolitan College
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 230
Boston, MA 02215 

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Extension; University of Minnesota, Assist. Prof., Reviews begin 12/15/14

Reference: JOB36884
Application deadline: 7 weeks 4 days 5 hours 33 minutes

Title: Assistant Professor, Community and Civic Engagement
Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Extension; University of Minnesota
Appointment: Full-time, Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled; applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2014

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Humphrey School ranks among the top 15 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at the Humphrey School, accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, includes world class faculty and students in the areas of environmental planning, housing and community development, land use, and transportation.

The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a directive to serve the public through applied research and education. Extension's mission is as follows: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota.

As one of four centers in the College of Extension, the Extension Center for Community Vitality (CV) makes a difference by engaging Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities through the faculty and staff in its two program areas: Community Economics (CE) and Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE). The Center is led by the Associate Dean for Community Vitality and Public Engagement. CE helps communities retain expand local business, know and grow the retail sector, assess economic impacts, and make informed public finance decisions and develop successful tourism opportunities. LCE helps communities strengthen social capital and build capacity for local leadership, civic engagement and public forums, collaboration and local decision making.

Both the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Extension are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This tenure-track position will be a joint appointment between the Humphrey Schools Urban and Regional Planning Program and the College of Extension, Center for Community Vitality. Candidates must be able to teach in the Humphrey Schools Urban and Regional Planning core curriculum, demonstrate a willingness to prepare students for careers, work with Extension scholar-practitioners, and function collaboratively in a multi- and interdisciplinary-college. This position includes responsibilities for research, teaching and engagement, as well as an expectation to contribute to the substantive development of a Community and Civic Engagement specialty within the Extension Center for Community Vitality. The position will work with Extension educators and staff throughout Minnesota to develop curriculum, research, publications, and educational offerings. It is also expected that this position will include on-going participation in relevant meetings and conferences with Minnesota Extensions Center for Community Vitality.

A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree is required in urban planning, public policy, political science, sociology, economics, or related fields with a focus on community and civic engagement. The successful candidate must have strong and demonstrated teaching, research, and community and civic engagement experience. An interdisciplinary social science background that includes institutional, political, and cultural expertise would be highly valued. Research interests should include one or more of the following: community and civic engagement, environmental planning, community economic development, sustainability, and ethnic/cultural studies. The joint appointment will provide an opportunity to build research and teaching agendas that connect these interest areas to new and ongoing civic engagement and leadership initiatives at Extension. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered, contingent upon completion of all doctoral requirements by the beginning date of the appointment.

Applications should include a curriculum vita, the names and addresses of three references, a sample of recent research, transcripts, a brief account of research and teaching interests and experience.

Please apply online via the Employment System at

Please attach:
• Curriculum vita
• Cover letter Address cover and reference letters to Search Committee for Community and Civic Engagement.
• Sample of recent research, and a brief account of research and teaching interests and experience.
• Names and contact information for three professional references (including name and contact information). To submit list of professional references online, attach them to the "references" section of the "Required Documents".

• Salary commensurate with education and experience.
• University of Minnesota benefits apply
• Reimbursement for travel and subsistence is available in accordance with University policy. Successful applicant must provide their own means of transportation, maintain their driver's license, and carry legally required vehicle insurance.

Mary Ann G. Hennen, Search Committee Co-Chair & Program Leader, Leadership and Civic Engagement
Extension Center for Community Vitality
Work phone: 612-624-4226

Ryan Allen, Search Committee Co-Chair & Assistant Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Urban and Regional Planning Program
Work phone: 612-625-5670
**Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

To check the status of your application, log in to the University of Minnesota employment website at You will need the user name and password you create when you apply for the position.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Texas A & M University of Galveston, Marine Sciences Department, Assist/Associate Professor, Deadline 1/1/15

Reference: JOB36883
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 8 hours 33 minutes

Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus - Marine Sciences Department
Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (nine- month/year), non-tenure track position at the Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an individual with at least a M.Sc. or Ph.D. (preferred) in Physics for the position of Physics Laboratory Director. The position is in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston. We are specifically looking for a person who will direct the laboratory associated with our College and University physics courses. She/he is expected to design and implement experiments in classical physics utilizing up-to-date technology to reinforce the topics covered in these physics courses, to teach some of the labs and to coordinate the efforts of the laboratory instructors. She/he is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will have an opportunity to teach College and University physics courses or other courses appropriate to TAMUG’s marine-maritime programs. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department of Marine Sciences include all of the physical sciences and oceanography as well as resource management and environmental policy. For more information on the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ayal Anis by phone (409-740-4987) or email ( To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and/or laboratory experience and interests, and a list of three references to Chair, Physics Lab Director Search Committee, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is January 1, 2015, or earliest thereafter. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US. Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus, is an affirmative action employer committed to diversity.