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University of California Berkeley, Department of City and Regional Planning, Faculty Position

Reference: JOB36838
Application deadline: 5 weeks 3 days 22 hours 31 minutes

Faculty Position in Transportation Planning
ID #1916
Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a faculty position in Transportation Planning. The position will be filled at the tenured Associate Professor or Professor level with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.  

We seek candidates who have established strong research and teaching portfolios relevant to U.S. and/or international transportation planning, in such areas as non-motorized and public transportation; urban transportation systems in the developing world; equity in transportation planning; new technologies for transportation planning and services; transportation infrastructure finance; and the connections of transportation planning to urban design, environmental sustainability, and climate change planning. Experience using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, expertise using digital technology for analysis and visualization, and past work on urban transportation challenges in a global context are highly desirable. The successful candidate must have the vision and drive to chart new intellectual territory, demonstrate a sustained record of externally-funded research, and show a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence. 

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Planning or related field at time of application. 

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59PM, Monday, November 10, 2014 via the AP Recruit online application system, http://apptrkr.com/518232

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of teaching experience, and a sample of one or more recent academic publications. Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service is welcome. Applicants should provide contact information only of 3-­‐5 persons from whom we may request letters of reference.* Candidates will be notified if referees are contacted. 

Queries may be directed to Search Committee Chair at dcrpchair@berkeley.edu.  

For more information about DCRP, see: http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu 

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Further information is available at:  http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/. The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service). 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

*Letters of reference are not needed at this time.  Candidates will be notified if they are requested by the search committee at a later date. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Ryerson University, School of Urban & Regional Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Reference: JOB36837
Application deadline: 40 weeks 6 days 2 hours 31 minutes

The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/surp/) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the School as well as the mandate of the Faculty of Community Services and the University. S/he will be expected to teach a variety of core and elective professional urban planning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, we seek a candidate who will be an engaged instructor in contemporary land-use planning studios, complemented by planning theory.

The successful candidate must have an accredited degree in Planning, will hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) or be ABD with a defense date set. The Greater Toronto-Hamilton-Oshawa Region and the surrounding Greenbelt is one of North America’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions facing many opportunities and challenges. We seek a colleague whose research, teaching and practice will make innovative contributions focused at the regional scale.

S/he will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service in the School, the Faculty, the University, the profession, and the community at large. Additional considerations in our selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners; teaching experience in a studio setting; professional planning experience; demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research; and strong technical skills including the uses of graphic communication and design software packages.

The School of Urban and Regional Planning, consisting of approximately 400 undergraduate and 65 graduate students, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. The School offers a four-year undergraduate planning degree, a two year Post-Baccalaureate planning degree and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development, all of which are professionally accredited by the Planning institutes of Canada. The School is a significant contributor to planning education in Canada and is particularly well known for the quality of its applied approach to planning education, especially studio-based teaching, and its excellent students. We have a large, loyal and engaged alumni network, and last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our first graduating class.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally-diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning and has an active "city building" agenda led by the President’s office. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. The School is actively engaged in two new research centres: The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development and the City Building Institute.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://rfa.ryerson.ca/ A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html

Applicants are asked to apply online at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names of three references. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Please note that applications sent by mail or by fax will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Christopher De Sousa (chris.desousa@ryerson.ca), Director, School of Urban & Regional Planning and Chair, Departmental Hiring Committee (DHC). Priority will be given to those who apply on or before November 24, 2014 however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

The Ohio State University, Department of City & Regional Planning, Trott Visiting Professor

Reference: JOB36836
Application deadline: 3 weeks 1 day 31 minutes

The City and Regional Planning Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) invites applicants for the Trott Visiting Professor position (rank Assistant Professor) for January through May of 2015.

Consistent with the University's Discovery Themes (see https://discovery.osu.edu), we seek candidates whose research focuses on data analytics (including GIS or spatial statistics) as applied to sustainability, environment and energy, and/or regional planning. The successful candidate will have an applied approach to research and be well-grounded in the theory and practice of planning. The Trott Vising Professor is expected to give at least one public presentation of his or her research; beyond that, our interest is in developing connections throughout the University via regular interactions with faculty and students. The Trott Professor will have the opportunity to teach (or co-teach) courses, seminars or graduate-level studios if he or she wishes. Preferred qualifications include a PhD in planning or a related field and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.

Located on the main campus of The Ohio State University (OSU), the City & Regional Planning section offers a professionally accredited master of city and regional planning degree, along with a research oriented doctoral degree. The program also has an undergraduate major and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all of the academic programs. The C&RP section has 13 faculty members, 119 undergraduate students, 98 master’s students, 28 PhD students, and is active in research, teaching and service, alongside programs in architecture and landscape architecture. Increasingly our curriculum encourages students to work with diverse disciplines across the College of Engineering and the University to develop individual areas of concentration. Since its inception in 1956, the C&RP program has produced some of the most influential and effective planning professionals in the world. The program's high quality and large size offer a challenging and stimulating learning environment for its students. Students work closely with the faculty and explore a wide range of topics geared toward improving physical, spatial, social, economic, and environmental quality of life for people. The program has an outstanding internship program in which more than 90% of master’s students have 20-hour per week paid internships (some with tuition and fee waivers) with public and private planning agencies in the metropolitan area.

Applicants must send (by mail or email to conroy.36@osu.edu in pdf format): 1) a letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three examples of scholarly work; and 4) contact information for three references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and email)

to: Dr. Maria Manta Conroy
City & Regional Planning
The Ohio State University
275 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1138

Questions about the position or the search should be directed to Dr. Maria Manta Conroy, Chair, C&RP
Search Committee, at conroy.36@osu.edu. Additional information about the City & Regional Planning section and the KSA can be found at http://knowlton.osu.edu

Early application is strongly encouraged. Reviews will begin in late October and committee members will be available at the ACSP conference to discuss the position. Reviews will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The University is an AA/EEO employer, committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

Advertisement issue date: 9/9/2014

Temple University, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Reference: JOB36834
Application deadline: 5 weeks 1 day 1 hour 31 minutes

Temple University’s Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the School of Environmental Design invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.  The position will start in fall 2015. We are seeking a dynamic individual who appreciates teamwork in a supportive, collegial environment and is committed to furthering planning practice, education and scholarship.

Located on Temple’s Ambler campus, northwest of Philadelphia, our department offers both a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning (http://www.temple.edu/ambler/crp).   The faculty is distinguished by rich professional experience, which enables us to offer an educational program steeped in the craft of planning.  CRP faculty collaborates with Temple’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC).   Since its formation in 2001, the CSC has generated over $10 million in externally-funded planning studies focused on public policy and infrastructure. 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in applied analytical methods in community development and planning practice.   The candidate would be expected to teach courses that cover the theories and skills that enable professionals, policy makers and activists to effectively address economic and environmental inequities, respect cultural differences, and advocate, plan and implement projects, programs and policies to achieve equitable and lasting changes in residents' quality of life. The ideal candidate would have expertise in applied geospatial analysis with a focus on green infrastructure, urban food systems and other areas that strengthen existing coursework and research.  Expertise in complementary analytical methods such as economic analysis, statistical analysis or advanced computer applications is expected.   In addition to supporting program core courses, this individual would be expected to create advanced methods and place-based planning courses and to develop a relevant research agenda through the Center for Sustainable Communities.

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

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in planning, social science or a closely related field.  ABDs will be considered, but completion of the Ph.D. prior to fall 2015 is required.   A complete application package includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding research and teaching interests and contact information for three references. 

The review of applications will begin November 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Deborah Howe, Department Chair, at 267-468-8301 or dhowe@temple.edu.

 

 

University of California Irvine, Principal Educational Facility Planner

Reference: JOB36833
Application deadline: 1 week 1 day 23 hours 31 minutes

University of California Irvine, Principal Educational Facility Planner

Department: Capital Planning
Req No.: 2014-0816
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary: UCI Capital Planning is growing their professional team. Applicants are encouraged to apply to both the Principal Educational Facility Planner and the Senior Educational Facility Planner job postings # 2014-0816 and # 2014-0780

UCI Capital Planning plays a key role in the development of capital projects for the campus, including construction of new buildings, renovation of existing facilities and provision of utility infrastructure.

Under general direction, the Principal Educational Facility Planner performs the highest level of analysis in building space planning, programming, funding, and utilization. The incumbent is responsible for macro- and micro-planning, from large-scale visioning to precise detailing. The work performed by the incumbent has a significant, demonstrable management impact on the ability of UC Irvine to implement capital programs, which enable the campus to meet its educational and research goals. Responsible for providing planning, financial, and technical advice and consultation to the campus in the review, analysis and development of campus and health science programs and projects. Represents the campus needs at various levels within the UC organization.

The incumbent works collaboratively with and makes recommendations to the Director of Capital Planning. Work completed by the incumbent is used as a tool in decision making by executive management (including the Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, vice chancellors, and deans) for capital programs and projects as well as other strategic plans. These tools provide vast and complicated information in a simplified (yet accurate) format. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating campus, Regental, State, and other necessary approvals for capital programs and projects.

The incumbent performs work at a principal level, which includes highly complex analyses, with minimal oversight from the Director. Incumbent works independently and possess a broad knowledge base and technical skills. Analysis considers many complex variables and interrelationships and requires knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles and practices of campus administration as well as skill in applying this knowledge to development of new programs, methods, and approaches. Analysis deals with new issues, proposals, and programs.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. 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.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

Please attach your resume. UCI offers excellent benefits including a minimum of 3 weeks vacation per year. To be considered for this position, apply directly on-line at http://jobs.uci.edu, click on Job Listings and find Req. No. 2014-0816 or 2014-0780, or click on the following link: http://apptrkr.com/513230

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Reference: JOB36832

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) is seeking to expand its program with a tenure-track faculty position. The position is open-rank – both junior and senior academics may apply. The appointment can start in October 1, 2015 or later. Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and teaching in his/her field (as compatible with his or her academic rank). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in economics, urban planning or in a related field with an academic background and focus on economics.

We are especially interested in candidates specializing in:
- Urban and regional economics
- Housing and real estate economics
- Spatial statistics, spatio-temporal and data-driven analyses of decision making in spatial planning

Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate-level economics courses for planners, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conduct cutting-edge research, and participate in Faculty (school) and university-wide activities. The rank will be determined in accordance with the candidate's record and accomplishments. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary and teaching may be conducted in English.

About the Technion and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
The Technion is the leading university of science and technology in Israel and is regarded among the top institutions of its kind worldwide. In the past decade, three of its faculty members won two Nobel prizes. The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (within the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning) was founded in 1969. It is the only planning program in Israel offering a Master’s and PhD planning degrees accredited by the Council for Higher Education. The Program was the first program to join the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) as a corresponding member, and the first non-European program to join the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). Currently there are 140 M.Sc students and 30 Ph.D. students at the program.

The Technion is located in Haifa in the green Mount Carmel area in the northern part of Israel with breathtaking views. The city offers excellent housing, education and other public services and high quality of life. The City is the locus home of much of Israel’s renowned high tech industry.

For more information about our graduate studies, please see the faculty web site at: http://architecture.technion.ac.il/en/
Applicants should submit the following materials in both electronic and hard copy:

1. Letter of interest describing the research areas, teaching experience and future interests.
2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
3. Names and contacts of three potential referees.

The review process will start on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positionis filled.
Applications should submit to Dr. Pnina Plaut Program Chair
arpnina@technion.ac.il
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000 Israel

 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Tenure-Track of Urban Planning and Policy, Concentration in Transportation

Reference: JOB36831
Application deadline: 1 week 5 days 23 hours 31 minutes

The Department of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in transportation planning at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates for this position will teach graduate courses in Urban Planning as well as undergraduate courses in Urban and Public Affairs. Appointments will begin August 2015 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in urban planning or a closely related field including, but not limited to, geography, sociology, public policy, economics, or architecture. Priority will be given to scholars who study transportation policy with interests in transit systems and non-motorized transportation, who are interdisciplinary in scope (with possible connections to public health, environmental policy, demography, public finance, urban design and land use, or urban sensing and computing), and who have strong visualization and spatial and policy analysis skills. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to innovative graduate and undergraduate education, possess broad knowledge of contemporary planning practices, and show a promising record of research and publication. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago serves 27,000 students on a campus located just west of Chicago’s Loop. The Urban Planning and Policy Department, with 200 students, offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree and the Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy, and one undergraduate degree in Urban and Public Affairs. Concentrations include: community development, economic development, globalization and international planning, spatial planning, environmental planning, and urban transportation. The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs was created in 1995 as part of UIC’s Great Cities Initiative and houses two academic departments (Urban Planning and Public Administration) and seven research centers: the Center for Urban Economic Development, Great Cities Institute, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Survey Research Laboratory, Urban Transportation Center, Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement and Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement. In addition, the Department operates the Urban Data Visualization Lab and is affiliated with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

For fullest consideration, apply by October 15, 2014 when application review will begin.  Submit a letter of application, a copy of a curriculum vita or resume and the names of three professional references with contact information to:
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=42693&job=assistant-professor-transportation-department-of-urban-planning-and-policy

Questions please contact:
Ann K. Barnds
abarnd1@uic.edu

 

 

 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Tenure-Track of Urban Planning and Policy, Concentration in Urban Studies

Reference: JOB36830
Application deadline: 1 week 5 days 23 hours 31 minutes

The Department of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates for this position will teach graduate courses in Urban Planning as well as undergraduate courses in Urban Affairs. Appointments will begin August 2015 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in urban planning, urban studies, geography, or public policy and have a commitment to urban research as well as professional planning practice. Priority will be given to scholars who study urban spatial structures, systems, and lived experiences in creative and rigorous ways, who are interdisciplinary in scope, and who have strong visualization and spatial and policy analysis skills. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to innovative graduate and undergraduate education, possess broad knowledge of contemporary planning practices, and show a promising record of research and publication. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago serves 27,000 students on a campus located just west of Chicago’s Loop. The Urban Planning and Policy Department, with 200 students, offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree and the Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy, and one undergraduate degree in Urban and Public Affairs. Concentrations include: community development, economic development, globalization and international planning, spatial planning, environmental planning, and urban transportation. The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs was created in 1995 as part of UIC’s Great Cities Initiative and houses two academic departments (Urban Planning and Public Administration) and seven research centers: the Center for Urban Economic Development, Great Cities Institute, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Survey Research Laboratory, Urban Transportation Center, Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement and Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement. In addition, the Department operates the Urban Data Visualization Lab and is affiliated with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

For fullest consideration, apply by October 15, 2014 when application review will begin.  Submit a letter of application, a copy of a curriculum vita or resume and the names of three professional references with contact information to: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=42679&job=assistant-professor-urban-studies-department-of-urban-planning-and-policy

Questions please contact:
Ann K. Barnds
abarnd1@uic.edu
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

 

Tufts University, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Policy and Community Development

Reference: JOB36828
Application deadline: 1 week 6 days 31 minutes

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Policy and Community Development

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP), Tufts University: The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Policy and Community Development, beginning in Fall 2015. We seek a colleague with primary expertise in one or more areas of social policy and community development, such as immigration and social justice, housing and community development, poverty and inequality, criminal justice and communities, workforce and labor issues, the social and other determinants of public health, and/or other relevant areas. An important, secondary qualification of the successful candidate will be strong competency in research methods, particularly quantitative methods and statistical analysis.

Tufts University is a private, coeducational institution, whose main campus serves approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students in a broad spectrum of programs. We are located in the towns of Medford and Somerville, within the Greater Boston metropolitan area. UEP is a graduate department (masters only), with an M.A. program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, committed to educating “practical visionaries,” public-spirited individuals who are concerned with sustainability, equity, and social justice (http://ase.tufts.edu/uep/). 

A Ph.D. in policy/planning is preferred, but doctoral degrees in other related fields, such as sociology, political science, economics, social anthropology, or human geography, will be considered. A strong record of scholarship, along with a robust research agenda, is required. In addition, connections with ongoing public policy and planning debates and involvement with local community concerns would be highly valued. 

The candidate will be expected to develop and teach basic and more advanced courses in his/her primary area and will serve as a thesis advisor to graduate students in the M.A. program. The candidate will participate in teaching a required core course. The teaching load is three courses per year, plus thesis advising and participation in departmental and university committees.

Interested persons should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, two representative scholarly publications/writings, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references to the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/25846. For any questions, please contact Maria Nicolau, Department Administrator, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, 97 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 or maria.nicolau@tufts.edu

Review of applications begins October 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

University at Albany, State University of New York, Assistant Professor of Planning (Tenure-Track)

Reference: JOB36827
Application deadline: 6 weeks 3 days 23 hours 31 minutes

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

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PLANNING (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Desired areas of specialization include: neighborhood and community development; community-oriented urban design; environmental planning; planning law; and/or housing policy.  Proficiency in applied GIS related to one’s specialization is a definite plus.  Duties include teaching graduate courses in area of specialization, supervising internships and Master’s research papers, and teaching other courses which contribute to the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and to the Undergraduate Major in Urban Studies and Planning. 

Qualifications: Candidates should hold at least one academic degree in Planning and must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related discipline from a 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 neighborhood and community development; community-oriented urban design; housing policy and/or environmental planning; and/or legal and institutional aspects of planning.  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.

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=51187

Review of applications will begin November 17th, but position will remain open until filled.

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 (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.

Occidental College, Associate/Full Professor, Economy and Environmental Sustainability

Reference: JOB36826
Application deadline: 6 weeks 1 day 1 hour 31 minutes

Associate/Full Professor Green, Economy and Environmental Sustainability
Urban and Environmental Policy Department
Occidental College
Los Angeles, California
September 2014

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a senior scholar at the associate or full professor level. The position includes an appointment with tenure. The position will begin in the fall of 2015.

We invite candidates from a range of disciplines, including urban planning, economics, sociology, political science, environmental studies, geography, law, public health, and others. Candidates are expected to hold the Ph.D. degree or terminal degree in their field and have a significant track record of successful research, publication, grant-funded projects, and teaching.  We are also open to considering non-traditional candidates with extensive professional and community experience with demonstrated research and teaching but who may not have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

As an interdisciplinary department in an urban liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, we are interested in candidates who understand problems such as global climate change as deeply linked with increased inequality and how these stresses exacerbate existing social, economic, and political divisions. Policymakers at local, state, national and international levels face the challenge of developing policies that address existing inequities while simultaneously ensuring a long-term approach to the environmental and economic sustainability that has equity and democratic governance at its core. We want to attract a teacher-scholar who can help students understand the global aspects of our economic and environmental problems and also understand how addressing these problems involves practical solutions at the community, local, state, national, and global levels. At all these levels, the inter-related issues of jobs, community development, the built environment, and natural resources (water, oil, etc) come into play. Central to these concerns is how to create jobs that improve the standard of living without exacerbating environmental harm. “Green economy” and “green jobs” are the concepts typically used that seek to address these concerns. How to develop the built environment – including the location of jobs, housing, and transportation – that can reduce energy use and the negative impacts on the environment and public health are also connected to these concerns.

The ideal candidate will be one who can connect the global and the local and  expand our community-based learning and research opportunities for students through courses and conduct research related to the built environment, food systems, green jobs and sustainable development, poverty and labor issues, climate justice, and progressive regional and/or community economic development. We are particularly interested in senior candidates who can help us build our department’s focus on making cities more livable, democratic, and just.     

Our new colleague will be expected to teach four courses a year. We are open to our new colleague creating new courses as well as teaching (and revising) some of our existing courses, such as the intro-level Environment and Society (UEP 101), UEP 301 (Urban Policy and Politics), and our two-semester senior comps courses (UEP 410 and 411) in which students undertake a year-long applied research project, often with a community “client” or partner.  There are opportunities for team-teaching with faculty within our department and in other Occidental departments.  Although we expect our new colleague to develop his/her own courses, we are interested in candidates who can teach some combination of the following elective courses in our department:  Community Economic Development, Workforce and Employment Policy, Urban Political Economy, Poverty and Labor, Sustainable/Green Development, Food and Natural Resources, Urbanization and Natural Resources, Climate Adaptability and Resilient Cities, and the Built Environment and Urban Design.

Our new colleague will help further the college’s goals related to urban and community engagement. We pride ourselves on giving our students lots of opportunities for experiential learning and internships. Our department has helped lead efforts on campus, along with the Center for Community Based Learning, to link the college’s academic program with community involvement, including expanding community internships and community-oriented research projects for our students..  Our faculty and students also work with our applied research center, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI). UEPI has a staff of nine researchers and advocates who conduct social justice research and administer programs that advance its social change mission. It has become an institutional hub for many community engagement initiatives on campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.

The successful candidate would join a strong department with four full-time faculty members as well as affiliated faculty in other departments and practitioners who serve as adjunct faculty who teach a variety of applied courses.  The UEP Department has approval to conduct another search, for a candidate at the assistant professor level, in 2015-2016 to begin teaching in Fall 2016. Our new senior colleague will play a role in this search. You can find a description of our department and its existing courses in our catalog at this link: http://www.oxy.edu/urban­environmental-policy.

We seek candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research and/or service. US 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 students with Pell Grants. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. 

Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world.  Underrepresented minorities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Submission of Applications

Applicants should submit in electronic form a letter of interest that demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment.  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; a curriculum vitae; samples of scholarly work; evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; names of three references. Please submit these materials to Ms. Sylvia Chico, Search Committee Coordinator, Urban & Environmental Policy Department,  schico@oxy.edu. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the search chair, Prof. Peter Dreier: dreier@oxy.edu

All materials are due by 5:00 on Friday, November 14, 2014. We will contact finalists in January to schedule interviews on campus during February 2015.

Florida State University, Assistant Professor Position

Reference: JOB36825
Application deadline: 1 week 5 days 23 hours 31 minutes

Florida State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION:
Florida State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. Applicants must hold (or be expected to receive prior to August 2015) a doctorate in urban and regional planning, or an equivalent degree in a related field, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research aimed at solutions to problems in urban planning. Candidates with expertise in land development, comprehensive planning, growth management, infrastructure systems, coastal planning, fiscal impacts, community resilience, climate change, and/or hazard mitigation would be especially welcomed. Research interests in Latin America or Planning in Diverse Communities would also be of great value. We especially seek individuals who can contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance our multicultural educational environment.

Administratively housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the Department includes 11 faculty and 110 graduate students and offers a PAB-accredited professional master's degree, a Ph.D., and an undergraduate minor. The Department offers joint degrees with Demography, International Affairs, Law, Public Administration, and Public Health, and a cooperative Master's International Program with the U.S. Peace Corps. The department has research emphases in Planning for an Aging Population, Planning for Healthy and Resilient Communities, Sustainable Communities, Collaborative Environmental Management, Housing Affordability, Transportation, Land Use and Accessibility, and Human Settlements and Institutions in the Context of Global Change. College partners include the Center for Disaster Risk Policy and the Center for Demography and Population Health.

Founded in 1965, we have awarded over 1,400 graduate degrees. The Department also includes the Florida Planning and Development Lab, an entity designed to provide planning services to communities in Florida, the southeastern U.S., and Latin America. For further information, visit the Department’s website at: http://www.coss.fsu.edu/durp

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Campus research emphases include an Institute for Successful Longevity, The Risk Initiative, and the Public Policy Institute. Tallahassee is Florida's capital, affording access to many field opportunities; principal employers are state government and three institutions of higher education.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to the Search Committee Chair at durp@coss.fsu.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 on a continuing basis.

Florida State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.