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Georgia Institute of Technology, Frederick Law Olhmsted Chair, Endowed Chair, Deadline December 1, 2014

Reference: JOB36868
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 5 hours 23 minutes

Frederick Law Olmsted Chair
In Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites outstanding applicants to fill an endowed chair position, the Frederick Law Olmsted Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta, GA. The School seeks individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service and have strong records of leadership in the profession. The ideal candidate will teach and lead research in the general area of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, with a research focus that is at the intersection of civil & environmental engineering systems and urban ecology, urban design, public health, public space, and policy.

Generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted integrated civil & environmental engineering, community building and natural systems to create treasured examples of multi-purpose park systems and infrastructure in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including Central Park and Ocean Parkway in New York City, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the Riverside Community in Illinois, and Druid Hills in Atlanta. This endowed chair has been created to inspire future generations of transformational civil and environmental engineers with the concepts pioneered and developed by the legendary landscape architect.

Candidates must intend to work in interdisciplinary areas that address critical local, national, and global challenges and contribute to the strategic research directions of the School, College, and Institute. It is expected that the candidate would have a courtesy appointment in multiple departments and/or colleges at Georgia Tech. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vibrant programs in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering/Mechanics/Materials, and Transportation Engineering. In both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, the School’s undergraduate programs are ranked 3rd nationally, and the graduate programs are ranked 5th and 4th, respectively. The School currently has approximately 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and 54 full time tenure track faculty.

Applications will be given maximum consideration if received by December 1, 2014. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. While the expectation is for this to be a tenured, full-time, nine-month appointment at the rank of Full Professor, candidates with an innovative professional and practice-oriented background are invited to apply at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor-of-the-Practice. All candidates must hold a Doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or other related field.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests and a brief statement on how they would make use of the support from the endowed funds; a curriculum vitae; up to three samples of recent work; and contact information for five references to:

Univ. of CA Berkeley, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Assist. Prof. in Economic Disparities, Deadline 11/17/14

Reference: JOB36867
Application deadline: 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours 23 minutes

University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor in Economic Disparities
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment related to Economic Disparities, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please go to . The deadline to apply is November 17, 2014.

For questions, please contact Professor Hilary Hoynes (Chair of the search committee and the HIFIS Economic Disparities Cluster) at, or Sandi Ketchpel, search coordinator at – and please include “Economic Disparities Search” in the subject line.

UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


Texas A&M - Galveston, Marine Sciences Department, Assist. or Assoc. Prof. Coastal/Marine Management & Policy, Reviews Immed.

Reference: JOB36866
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 1 hour 23 minutes

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Marine Sciences Department



Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position with expertise in spatial and geographic sciences as applied to coastal/marine resource management and planning beginning fall 2015. We are preferably seeking to make this appointment at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The successful candidate should have strong quantitative social science research skills and be focused on the interactions among human, built, and ecological coastal/marine environments. Research concentrations could include: spatial-temporal modeling, geo-visualization of land use/population change dynamics, remote sensing, change in human communities and cities, agent-based modeling, and creative sources of data for solving problems associated with a coupled human and natural system. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston, with a possible joint appointment as a graduate faculty member in a graduate department in College Station related to his/her research focus.

We are seeking a candidate with strong potential for teaching and research performance. We are specifically looking for a person that can contribute to, and benefit from an interdisciplinary environment and interact with colleagues in our natural sciences and resource management programs. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a growing emphasis in resilient/sustainable coastal communities and participate in the newly established Coastal Geo-Spatial Laboratory. 

The Department is interested in candidates with a strong record of, or potential for externally funded research, scholarship, and peer-reviewed publication.  Applicants must have completed their doctorate in, geography, policy/planning, or a related social science discipline by September 1, 2015. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting that involves integrating data from the social, ecological, and physical sciences.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The Department has recently moved into the new Ocean and Coastal Science Building, a ~100,000 sqf LEED certified facility that fosters close interactions across all fields of science on campus. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department also include coastal planning, coastal marine geology, theoretical chemistry, analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental law, remote sensing and geospatial analyses, as well as resource management and environmental policy. Recently, the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University approved the creation of the new Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities, a collaboration between Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to the development of research and academic programs of this multidisciplinary Institute.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of current research and teaching interests, a list of three references, as well as a completed and signed official TAMUG application form ( to: Chair, Coastal/Marine Management Search Committee, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.  Texas A&M University at Galveston is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  For more information on the position, contact Dr. Sam Brody, Chair of the search committee, by email at 

MIT, Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning, Tenured & Tenure Track positions in urban planning, Reviews begin Oct 1, 2014

Reference: JOB36865
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 1 hour 23 minutes

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
School of Architecture + Planning






Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Building 7-337

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307




Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our efforts to improve the quality of life in and resilience of the world’s urban regions through planning, design, and policymaking.

We invite applications from individuals engaged in innovative research, teaching and practice, who can contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:

  • Informal Settlements and Urban Development

  • Urban and Regional Economics

  • Environmental Policy and Ecological Planning

  • Community and Land Use Planning

  • Spatial Modeling and Urban Analytics

    As a multi-disciplinary department with students from around the world, we welcome candidates from fields such as planning, economics, sociology, law, and ecology; we also encourage applicants with international expertise, including those with knowledge of the Global South.

    Initial appointments are expected to be made at pre-tenure ranks, although in exceptional cases we will consider more senior tenured candidates.  Successful applicants will be expected to engage with students from the department’s undergraduate, professional masters (MCP), and doctoral programs.

    Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in planning or a related field; a track record of excellence in scholarship and teaching; and a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems.  In rare cases, a record of outstanding practice will be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree or teaching/scholarship; MIT offers a parallel track for associate professor of the practice, which may be more appropriate for practitioner-scholar.

    Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at: 

    A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three referees.

    Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled.

    For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff 877-997-8807 or Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott:   Please do not send materials by email.

    DUSP continues to develop its diverse community of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.


Tufts University, Dept. of Urban & Envir. Planning and Policy, Lecturer Geospatial Planning & Analysis, Reviews beg. 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36863
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours 23 minutes

Lecturer, Geospatial Analysis in Planning and Policy

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts University invites applications for a non tenure-track Lecturer in Geospatial Analysis, beginning in Fall 2015. We seek a colleague with primary expertise in applied geospatial analysis as applied to sustainability, environment, or community dynamics. Knowledge of ArcGIS is required, and experience with Python and the design of spatial models is preferred. Expertise in complementary analytical methods such as spatial statistics, statistical analysis or using digital technology for visualization is a plus.

A Ph.D. in planning/policy, geography, or other related fields is required. A demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop and teach basic and more advanced courses in geospatial analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels, serve as a thesis advisor to graduate students, and work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary department. This is a teaching position, and the teaching load is six courses per year, one of which can be thesis advising.

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. A graduate department (masters only), with an M.A. program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and a mid-career Master of Public Policy, UEP is committed to educating  public-spirited individuals concerned with sustainability, equity, and social justice (

persons should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching performance, a sample course syllabus in geospatial analysis, and the names of three references to the following link: 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

of applications begins November 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.

Univ. of Alberta, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2 tenure track Assist/Assoc. Prof. Deadline January 15, 2015

Reference: JOB36862
Application deadline: 11 weeks 2 hours 23 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Competition No.  -   


Closing Date  -   

Will remain open until filled.


The University of Alberta invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in the Faculty of Science. 

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the Planning program ( The Planning program operates in conjunction with existing programs in EAS, most notably Human Geography and Environmental Earth Sciences. It is also linked with the Applied Land Use Planning Program and City-Region Studies Centre in the Faculty of Extension and the Alberta Land Institute. The successful candidates will be expected to teach a variety of core and optional urban and regional planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. A new graduate program is anticipated to be launched in Fall 2016 and will focus on planning for resilience with an emphasis on regional economics, climate change, winter communities, indigenous communities and communities influenced by resource industries and economies. 

The successful candidates must have at least one degree in planning and hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) with a focus on one or more of the following areas: planning for resilience, urban and/or regional economics, regional planning, quantitative methods, climate change adaptation, winter city designs and/or indigenous planning. They will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging or established scholarly record, and the capacity for collegial service in the program, the department, the profession, and the community at large. Other considerations for the selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, teaching experience in a studio setting, professional planning experience and demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of Alberta offers competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package. 

The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. Alberta's dynamic and growing communities provide excellent opportunities for local planning research and projects. 

The application package must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and plans for future research as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, two recent writing samples, and the names of three references. Applications are to be submitted online or sent to the email address below, attention of Robert Creaser, Acting Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, on or before January 15, 2015. 

The start date for the positions is July 1, 2015. 

For more information about the Department, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Alberta, please see

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

Robert Creaser, Acting Chair 
Dept of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3


(780) 492-8190

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Ball State University, Dept. of Urban Planning, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Reviews to begin immediately

Reference: JOB36861
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 2 hours 23 minutes

Department of Urban Planning
College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

I.  General Statement of Position Function
To participate in Urban Planning Department with two PAB-accredited degree programs, a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including studios.

II.  Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
A. Teaching
Teaching may include team teaching in introductory undergraduate environmental design and planning courses. Other courses will include lecture or seminar courses in planning at both undergraduate and graduate levels, according to individual faculty interests and program needs. Must be an enthusiastic teacher and role model.

B. Research
Keep abreast of recent developments in scholarship and practice in the planning and development field and incorporate into teaching; pursue personal scholarly research and publications; contribute to professional, public and institutional service.

C. Service
Actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Urban Planning, the College of Architecture and Planning, the planning profession and the surrounding community.

D. Other
Perform other related duties as assigned by the department chairman.

III.  Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

A. Education: PhD or terminal professional degree in planning or closely related field, and where at least one degree at baccalaureate, masters or doctoral levels is in planning.

B. Experience: Demonstrated promise or experience in teaching at the university level.

IV.  Additional Preferred Qualifications

A. Education:      PhD in planning or related field.

B. Professional:    AICP membership

C. Experience:     Professional planning experience with increasing responsibilities.

Teaching experience and ability to teach a variety of courses. Expertise in planning and urban history and theory, land-use law, transportation planning, and/or real estate development.

D. Research:        Demonstrated or potential for scholarly and/or professional research productivity.

V.  Rank

Assistant professor

VI. Terms and Conditions of Appointment

Tenure probationary period is seven years. Tenure is not automatic and depends upon excellent performance, budgetary considerations, tenure density, and the needs of the university.

Evidence of excellence in teaching or research productivity and satisfactory performance in the other of these categories, in order to be eligible for ultimate positive tenure recommendation.

VII.  Date Job Description Written or Revised

Job description written 08/20/2014.













Arizona State Univ, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Assist or Assoc. Prof. in urban planning, reviews 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36860
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 21 hours 23 minutes

Assistant or Associate Professor (Job #10943)
Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in urban planning (tenure-track or tenured). Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Energetic, multi-disciplinary candidates with strong research interests in urban form, land use, and physical planning and its relation to social, economic, and/or environmental sustainability, as well as innovative use of applied methodologies drawn from geodesign and data science are preferred. We also prefer candidates who engage issues of social diversity and equity in all aspects of their teaching, research, and service work. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching of courses in the planning undergraduate and graduate program at both the Master's and PhD levels, and have an active program of peer reviewed publications and funded research. A PhD or equivalent in Planning or a related field is required at the time of hire; a demonstrated track record in refereed publication is desired. The position provides the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of other faculty members within the School and across ASU, including the Design School, the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, the School of Sustainability, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and the School of Public Affairs located on ASU's downtown campus, accessible by light rail. In addition, opportunities exist to participate in the National Science Foundation funded research projects at the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAPLTER) project.

Planning faculty at Arizona State University have a unique opportunity to study and engage with the city of Phoenix (the 5th largest in the U.S.) now actively involved in the implementation of sustainability principles. The University, local governments, and an increasingly engaged public are working to address issues of climate change, energy and water use, livability, health, and social equity. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a learning laboratory to implement a new model for urban development. With the city’s new light rail corridor, policies devoted to place-making and community engagement, and ASU’s ongoing investment in sustainability, academic life in Phoenix provides rich possibilities for applied research, community-based pedagogy, and the promotion of sustainable urbanism. 

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and philosophy, 2) a current vita, 3) a writing sample, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of three references. Inquiries and applications must be addressed to Emily Talen, Chair, Urban Planning Search Committee, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and submitted electronically to Submissions in PDF format are preferred. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Florida State Univ., Dept. of Urban & Regl Plan., Assoc. Prof & Prof. positions in Successful Longevity, Screenings immediately

Reference: JOB36859
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour 23 minutes

Florida State University
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Associate Professor and Professor Positions in Successful Longevity

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites applications for positions in the new interdisciplinary FSU Center on Public Policy for Successful Aging located within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The Center is seeking three scholars at the associate or full professor level who will have a tenured appointment in a unit in the College. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary research on public policy issues related to successful longevity.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning especially seeks highly productive scholars working on issues related to aging in place and active living for older adults.  Of particular interest would be planning scholars with expertise in the creative retrofitting of suburban neighborhoods for successful aging. Scholars would contribute to one or more of the department’s specializations, including land use, housing and community development, community health, transportation, environmental planning, and/or planning for developing areas.

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:

Applications should include a personal letter and curriculum vitae. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically and directed to Professor Rebecca Miles at:

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. Related activities within the University include an Institute for Successful Longevity (, The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy (, and a USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population ( Tallahassee is Florida's capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three institutions of higher education.

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

Concordia University, Dept. Geography, Planning & Env., Tenure-track positiion in Urban Planning & Design, Deadline 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36858
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 23 minutes

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

Tenure-track position in Urban Planning and Design

The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada invites applications for one tenure-track position in Urban Planning and Design. The candidate should hold a PhD in Planning or a closely-related field and be eligible for membership in the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate planning classes, including a studio course, and contribute to the Department’s established research strengths in cities and sustainability. S/he will also supervise graduate research in Urban Studies and Planning. While teaching is in English, fluency in French is desired for communication with local communities and planners.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, statement of teaching philosophy/interests, statement of research achievements and plans, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact:

Dr. Monica E. Mulrennan
Chair, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling these positions, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1st 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Applications should reach the department no later than November 15th 2014. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Monica Mulrennan.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Univ. of South Florida, Urban & Regional Planning program, Assist/Assoc. Professor, Reviews begin 11/8/14

Reference: JOB36856
Application deadline: 1 week 1 day 22 hours 23 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor
Urban and Regional Planning
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

The Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning on August 7, 2015. The Urban and Regional Planning Program, now in its fifth year, has already built a strong reputation in research, service and training in the Tampa Bay region.

Responsibilities: Candidates applying for this position should already have an established track record of successful research and teaching. Prior research accomplishments may be either general to the discipline or in a specialized area, but we are particularly interested in candidates who can address such issues as: public-private partnerships, community development, sustainable development, place-making, economic development, and applied community-based research as well as a range of research and communications methods. The successful candidate will be able to teach one or two courses in our Foundational and Analytical Methods core (found here; develop electives in his or her field of specialization; and offer studios or service-learning courses. As our program also serves students majoring in Public Administration, we encourage applicants whose teaching can bridge these disciplines. Applicants will be expected to maintain an active research program with external funding, publication and dissemination of work at the national or international levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue other interdisciplinary collaborations within the College and with other academic units within the USF system as part of their scholarly endeavors, and demonstrate a commitment to professional, university and community service. Salary for this position is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field (ABD candidates will not be considered); teaching experience at the university level including work with graduate students; proven record of scholarship including publications and grant funding.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to teach a variety of core courses in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning curriculum , as well as elective courses relevant to the discipline (see above list). The successful candidate must also be a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Review of complete applications will begin November 8, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: Click on Faculty and look for position 17687.

We require a CV; graduate school transcript; writing sample; list of three references; and student evaluation of teaching, if available; these can be uploaded to the USF employment website.

The Urban and Regional Planning program is currently housed in the USF School of Public Affairs along with the USF Public Administration program, Health Sciences program and the Florida Institute of Government. The School creates many exciting opportunities for our faculty.

The University of South Florida System is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $400 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2011/2012. The system offers 240 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion, and serves more than 48,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Iris Lage at 813-974-0813, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Urban Affairs and Planning Program, Assistant/Associate Professor position, deadline 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36855
Application deadline: 4 weeks 4 days 5 hours 23 minutes

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

 Blacksburg – Assistant/Associate Professor

Virginia Tech invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We seek candidates who exhibit exemplary potential in research, instruction, and professional service in planning law, with additional expertise in areas related to housing, community development, or economic development planning. Intersections of these competencies with issues of multicultural diversity and social justice would be particularly favored. International comparative experience would strengthen a candidate’s application, and the ability to develop and deliver online courses also would be attractive.  AICP certification is also a plus. 

A J.D. or a Ph.D. in urban planning or related fields is required by the start date. Teaching responsibilities will lie in the UAP undergraduate and graduate programs on the Blacksburg campus, including the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning, the Bachelor of Arts in Public and Urban Affairs, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Governance and Globalization.

UAP constitutes one of three academic programs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The other programs are Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) and Government and International Affairs (GIA). All three programs operate at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the National Capital Region campus in Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information on SPIA and UAP see, and

Applicants must submit all documents online at (paper documents cannot be accepted) reference posting # TR0140115.  Complete applications must include:  a full curriculum vitae, two samples of written work, and names and contact information for three references.  Applicants also must submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience and qualifications.

Questions about characteristics of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, John Browder, at  The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 1, 2014.

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

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