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

Reference: JOB36972
Application deadline: 12 weeks 2 days 2 hours 47 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference: JOB36971
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 1 hour 47 minutes

University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Pennsylvania 

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

School of Design

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

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

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


To apply, applicants must register their application on the University of Pennsylvania website:

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

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

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

Reference: JOB36970
Application deadline: 18 weeks 6 days 1 hour 47 minutes

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


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

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

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

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

Apply online

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

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

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

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

Reference: JOB36969
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 1 hour 47 minutes

Job Title:  Department Chairperson

Work Location:  Lubbock, Texas

Organization:  Texas Tech University

Campus:  Texas Tech University

Department:  Landscape Architecture

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

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

Specific Duties Include the Following:

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Required Attachments:
Professional/Personal References
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy

Optional Attachments:
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

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

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

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

Greenspoon Marder Law, Full Time Planner, Deadline 8/30/2015

Reference: JOB36968
Application deadline: 1 week 5 hours 47 minutes

National Law Firm seeks full-time planner to join our growing, well established land use group in our Downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL office.  This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to collaborate with developers, architects, engineers, as well as government agencies throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County.

Candidates applying for this position should have a Bachelor’s/Master’s in Urban Planning or similar experience and background, as well as strong academic credentials.

Day-to-day Responsibilities:

*Coordination of clients and consultants;
*Preparation of reports/land development applications;
*Code and comprehensive plan research;
*Preparation of due diligence reports;
*Preparation of presentations (including PowerPoint) for public hearings.

Job Qualifications Requirement:

  • Thoroughly conversant in principles of planning;
  • Proactive team player who is able to manage multiple projects and provide thorough research and land use analysis;
  • Superior writing skills and must be detail oriented;Strong research abilities;
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical and listening skills;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines;Experience with graphic publishing software;
  • Proficiency with editing PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat.

Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. The Firm also offers a diverse 401 (k) retirement savings program.

Please email your cover letter, resume and any other documents to .

Santa Clara University, Tenure Track Assistant Professor for Sustainable Urban Planning, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36966
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 1 hour 47 minutes

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Studies, with a focus in sustainable urban planning to begin in Fall 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field with an emphasis on sustainable urban and regional development. The successful candidate will have: a research plan with clear opportunities to involve undergraduates, demonstrated ability to conduct externally funded research, and evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Desired research areas include: water resources, transportation, pollution, environmental justice, urban and regional change, or energy. We are especially interested in candidates who use quantitative and mixed methods, and regularly work with the analysis of large complex datasets. Teaching responsibilities will include Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses that are congruent with the candidate’s expertise. For more information about the curriculum and faculty see

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have excellent teaching abilities and a compelling research agenda that includes opportunities for undergraduate students. Santa Clara University values individuals who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences feel welcomed and are encouraged to thrive.

Duties include but are not limited to:

A. Teaching courses that will include: Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses congruent with the candidate’s expertise.  SCU is on the quarter system, and a typical load is two courses per quarter.

B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with these courses, including (1) conducting all assigned class meetings, (2) assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course learning objectives, (3) holding weekly office hours on campus and (4) assigning and submitting student grades to the Student Records office by the designated deadline.

C. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Environmental Studies and Sciences department.

D. Developing an outstanding research program at SCU that can accommodate participation of undergraduates.

E. Serving the Department, the College, and the University in such capacities as are needed, appropriate to rank and experience.

Please visit for more information.

Rowan University, Assistant Professor, Urban Regional Planning, Tenure Track, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36963
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 47 minutes

Assistant Professor, Urban Regional Planning, Tenure Track

The Department of Geography & Environment at Rowan University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 1, 2016.

We seek candidates with expertise in urban and regional planning, especially as these intersect with urban geography, environmental issues and sustainable cities. The successful candidate will support our Bachelor’s of Science in Planning degree program and contribute to the Department’s programs in Environmental Studies (BA), Geography (BA), and GIScience (BS). The department has nearly two hundred majors and is committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, civic engagement, and involving undergraduates in research activities.

The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced courses in planning and related topics and is expected to value teaching excellence. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research agenda with potential to obtain external funding. Strong qualitative or quantitative skill sets, professional certifications, or experience in designing and teaching online courses are all favorable additional attributes.
Ph.D. required at time of appointment; post-doctoral or previous university experience preferred.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and separate statements detailing research agenda and teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submitted documents should demonstrate a candidate’s potential for integration with Rowan University and specifically the Department of Geography & Environment.

Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full time permanent basis.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Deadline 11/2/2015

Reference: JOB36962
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 4 hours 47 minutes

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Design

Position Description

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

Taubman College and Urban Planning at Michigan

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

The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan empowers faculty, students, and community partners to promote social justice and enhance sustainability through urban and regional planning. We pursue innovative and applied scholarship, multi-disciplinary and engaged learning, and meaningful public service. Leveraging location and resources, we engage today’s most challenging issues in the U.S. and around the world. We work to improve public decision-making and the physical design of urban spaces by promoting planning with a long-term, regional, and socially responsible perspective.


The following qualifications are required:

  • A graduate degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or related field
  • Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and design
  • The demonstrated ability and desire to teach physical planning and design methods courses and studio courses
  • A developing or established program of research, publication, and/or creative practice that cumulates to significant contributions to scholarship


The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • A sustained interest in collaborating with disciplinary and interdisciplinary colleagues to design and engage in research projects
  • Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in a program with a diverse student body
  • Familiarity with and capacity for developing and securing grants to support research


How to Apply

Step one:

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The letter of interest should explain the applicant’s qualifications and research and design interests. It should demonstrate how the applicant’s scholarly and creative pursuits would contribute to the study and instruction of physical planning and design in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan.

Submissions should be made in a single PDF file following this link:

Step Two:

Submit an application as an external (or if applicable, internal) candidate via and search Job ID 113018. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions or hardcopy materials, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Anya Istomina at

Applications will be considered starting November 2, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information

For more information about Taubman College, see

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

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

University of Illinois at Chicago, Executive Director, Urban Transportation Center, Deadline 08/24/2015

Reference: JOB36961
Application deadline: 4 days 23 hours 47 minutes

Executive Director, Urban Transportation Center
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Urban Transportation Center.  With nearly $400 million in research, UIC shares with 62 other public and 33 private US universities the classification as Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Position. We are seeking a highly qualified and accomplished individual for the executive directorship of UTC. The Executive Director will report to the Dean directly and be responsible for: devising and implementing operational policies for UTC; coordinating and ensuring the continued growth, quality and development of UTC's research program; generating sufficient research funding to ensure that UTC is able to operate in a stable financial condition; establishing UTC ties with researchers across multiple disciplines as well as with members of the general transportation community and executives from other transportation agencies; direct activities of UTC staff; monitor and review the financial and administrative practices of UTC to ensure effective management; ensure the professional development of UTC staff; ensure the preparation and review of UTC's annual budget and other budgets and/or reports that may be required by CUPPA; and promote and engage in research. A faculty/instructor appointment with one of UIC's academic departments is optional.

Urban Transportation Center (UTC). The Urban Transportation Center is dedicated to conducting research and providing education and technical assistance on urban transportation planning, policy, operations and management. The Center is a campus-wide initiative with affiliated faculty and students from Urban Planning and Policy, Engineering, Management, Economics, and Public Administration.  The UTC concentrates research in four clusters of activity: transit planning, operations and management; transportation funding and financing; freight planning operations and management; and data development for transportation planning and analysis. UTC has research capability in intelligent transportation, asset management, the environment, community development, transit trip computer management, human transportation services, active transportation and safety. UTC has worked with national, state, regional and local transportation and planning agencies, non-profits, private industry and other universities to address transportation issues. Our highly interdisciplinary center is composed of faculty, staff and research assistants with an external funding level of approximately $2.7 million annually. Please visit our web site at for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications. PhD or Juris Doctor Degree with a strong background in urban transportation, government relations, or urban planning.  Alternatively a master’s degree with an exceptionally strong similar background.
Ten years’ experience in urban transportation or urban planning with expert knowledge of urban transportation systems.
Strong leadership and management capability
Experience in fundraising and business management.

Professional Qualifications. National reputation of accomplishments; a track record of effective leadership and management; and the ability to build consensus and to work within a variety of institutional settings.

Application Procedure. For fullest consideration, please apply by August 24, 2015 via the university application system at (Job ID #54244). A completed online application and the following attachments are required for consideration:  a letter of application, resume, and names of three references.  The anticipated start date of the Executive Director appointment will be December 1, 2015.  For specific questions about the position, please send an email to with a subject line of "UTC Executive Director Search." UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Cleveland State University, Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development, Deadline 11/13/2015

Reference: JOB36959
Application deadline: 11 weeks 4 days 47 minutes

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development (tenure-track)

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Position Description: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of economic development planning or policy. We seek someone with the potential or ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs and applied research incorporating urban planning, public administration, and/or economic development. The candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning and Development, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Urban Studies degrees and will contribute to our specializations in Economic Development. There is also an expectation that the candidate will teach in our new Bachelor of Economic Development degree program and other undergraduate offerings. Opportunities to work with doctoral students also exist.

The hiring for this position is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to criminal background check. The start date is August 2016.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, public administration, public policy, urban studies, economics, political science, geography, finance related to urban economic development, or a related field. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Candidates must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in planning, economic development, urban policy and urban studies. Candidates must have a research record with demonstrated expertise in economic development.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and research expertise in economic development planning and policy, with interest in one or more of the following areas: workforce, anti-poverty policy, industry organization, sustainable development and/or the practice of economic development. Demonstrated ability in raising external funding and interest in working with the College’s applied research centers, especially the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Community Planning and Development, is desired at the Assistant Professor level, and expected at the Associate level. The ability to advance understanding and familiarity with issues related to economic development in evolving market climates and in slow-growth metropolitan areas, such as Cleveland; experience with on-line teaching; and interest in working with Ph.D. students is also desirable, especially at the Associate Professor level. The ability to contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the Levin College.

Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents.The review of applications begins November 13, 2015; open until filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a personal statement that describes the candidate’s interest in the Levin College, his or her expected research agenda his or her teaching and service interests and expertise, and the undergraduate and graduate courses currently offered at the Levin College the candidate is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Candidates must specify if they are applying at the Associate or Assistant level. Please include a list of three references with contact information. Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Cleveland State University, College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice, Deadline 10/05/2015

Reference: JOB36958
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 23 hours 47 minutes

Cleveland State University
College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice

Position Description: Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a College Lecturer in Urban Planning to help provide education in the area of urban planning practice. We seek someone with the ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs including urban planning, neighborhood and community development, housing policy, real estate, sustainability, and historic preservation. The candidate will teach primarily in our undergraduate Urban Planning track housed within our BA in Urban Studies, or in our proposed BA in City/Community Planning. Some teaching in our established Master of Urban Planning and Development is also possible. This is primarily a teaching position with a base teaching load of four courses per semester, with additional optional summer teaching opportunities available. This is a non-tenure track teaching position which may be renewed for six years with the opportunity for renewal and advancement in rank after six years subject to a peer-review process. The start date is August 15, 2016.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, urban studies, or a related field OR a master’s degree in Urban Planning or a related field with 10 or more years of relevant professional urban planning experience and college-level teaching experience. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in urban planning, urban studies and urban policy, and graduate courses in urban planning and development and urban studies, and to contribute to urban policy.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching expertise in city or urban planning, with interest in one or more of the following areas: housing, community development and local planning practice, housing and retail development, land use, zoning, GIS, environmental planning, urban real estate development, historic preservation, sustainable development, and the urban planning process. The AICP designation is desirable. Familiarity with, and the ability to teach, fundamentals of city planning practice. Experience using on-line and/or IVDL teaching formats. The ability to contribute to the Levin College’s national reputation for excellence in city management and urban policy through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service area or to the profession, or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. The review of applications begins October 5, 2015; open until filled. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents. Candidates should submit a personal statement covering teaching, community service experience and interests, and expertise related to city and community planning. The statement should also include information on which courses currently offered at the Levin College he or she is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Please include a list of three references with contact information.

Contact Information: Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at

Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Occidental College, Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Assistant Professor, Deadline 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB36957
Application deadline: 5 weeks 4 days 22 hours 47 minutes

Urban and Environmental Policy Department  
Occidental College  
Los Angeles, California

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level.  The position will begin fall of 2016.

We invite candidates that support the commitment of the department to social, economic, and environmental justice in their teaching, research, and service. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on the intersection of the urban environment and political economy in the context of the development of a greener and more sustainable economy. We would like to interview candidates who focus their research and teaching on the green economy, natural resources, energy, climate, and food issues, and their relation to race and class. The appointment will support the department’s interdisciplinary curricular and research efforts that integrate urban and environmental studies and policy. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to economics, environmental studies, energy and resources, environmental science, geography, political ecology, political economy, and urban planning.  Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and research are connected to policy and planning issues, and emphasize the links between environmental issues and racial, economic and social inequality and have demonstrated experience helping students evaluate and engage in community-based learning and research that advance efforts to create  just and livable communities.  We are interested in how the work of our new colleague relates to college’s location in the Los Angeles area.

Our new colleague will be expected to teach five courses a year, including shared teaching of our intro-level course Environment and Society (UEP 101) and our two-semester senior comps course (UEP 410 and 411) in which students undertake a year-long applied research project, often with a community “client” or partner.  We are interested in candidates who will teach some of the following courses: Urbanization and the Environment, Resilient Cities, Food and the Environment, Food Justice, Climate Justice,  Energy and the Economy, Natural Resource Policy, and the Green Economy. We also want our new colleague to develop his/her own courses that will add to our existing curriculum and excite our students. There are opportunities for team-teaching with faculty within our department and in other Occidental departments.

The successful candidate will join a strong department (UEP) that currently has four full-time faculty members as well as affiliated faculty in other departments and practitioners who teach a variety of applied courses as adjunct faculty. UEP also houses a student-run garden and our students and faculty have led several campus-wide sustainability efforts. Our faculty and students also work with our action research center, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI).  UEPI has a staff of 12 researchers and advocates who conduct social justice research and administer programs that advance its social change mission, such as the Farm to School/Pre-School program and numerous planning, policy, and community-engaged initiatives.  It has become an institutional hub for many community engagement initiatives on campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.

Our new colleague will help further the college’s goals related to community engagement. We pride ourselves on giving our students robust opportunities for experiential learning, community-based research, and internships. Our department has helped lead efforts on campus, along with the Center for Community Based Learning and the Office of Community Engagement, to link the college’s academic program with community involvement, including expanding community internships and community-oriented research projects for our students.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of specialization.  ABDs near completion will be considered with the expectation the candidate completes her/his doctoral degree within one year of the date of hire.  

For a description of our department and its existing courses in our catalog, please visit our departmental website at: and our UEPI website at

We seek candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research and/or service. U.S. News has consistently ranked Occidental as one of the liberal arts colleges most committed to diversity. We rank near the top of very selective liberal arts colleges in terms of the proportion of low-income students with Pell Grants. Situated in the vibrant neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles allows convenient access to major cultural and natural attractions in the nation’s second largest city. The College supports interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a talented, engaged, and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world.

Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer. Underrepresented minorities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

All materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015. We will contact finalists in December to schedule interviews on campus during January 2016.

These materials include:

  1. An electronic form a letter of interest that demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment as well as a commitment to our mission of sustainable and just cities. That letter should include a statement of teaching philosophy, areas of teaching interest, plans for research, and a statement about how the candidate will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment for all students.
  2. ​Curriculum vitae
  3. Evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. Three Letters of Reference (with at least one that can attest to teaching performance or abilities)

Please submit these materials to Ms. Sylvia Chico, Search Committee Coordinator, Urban & Environmental Policy Department,