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Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Urban Affairs and Planning Prog., Assistant Professor, Deadline 12/1/14

Reference: JOB36854
Application deadline: 4 weeks 3 days 2 hours 3 minutes

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

Blacksburg – Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant 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 community involvement and stakeholder engagement methods such as mediation and dispute resolution, particularly in the context of diverse communities. Intersections of these competencies with international development planning would be particularly favored. The ability to develop and deliver online courses also would be attractive.  AICP certification is also a plus.

A Ph.D. in urban planning or related fields is required by the start date. Teaching responsibilities will be in the UAP undergraduate and graduate programs, 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 and Government and International Affairs. 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 # TR0140114.  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.

Rutgers, State Univ. of NJ, Edward J. Bloustein School of Plan. & Public Policy, Faculty position in Trans., Reviews 11/15/14

Reference: JOB36853
Application deadline: 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours 3 minutes

Faculty Position in Transportation Planning and Policy
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in transportation planning and policy. Areas of interest include: transportation planning methods; urban modeling and simulation; decision and planning support systems; travel behavior and forecasting; transportation and land use interactions; non-motorized transportation; public transit; transportation economics; transportation risk and security; planning for freight, ports, and airports; international transportation planning, especially in developing countries. The position may be at the assistant, associate or full professor level.

Applicants must be doctoral graduates of accredited colleges/universities, and we prefer that they have their Ph.D. by January 1, 2015. Ph.D’s may be in any field relevant to transportation planning (e.g. urban planning, engineering, geography, economics). The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful applicant will have classroom teaching experience and should take an expansive view of transportation policy, planning, and implications for cities and regions.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers undergraduate degrees in Planning and Public Policy, Public Policy, Public Health, and anticipates soon having three additional undergraduate degrees in Public Health Administration, City Planning and Design, and Urban Studies; master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Policy Development and in Public Policy; the Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy; and joint degrees in public health with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. We offer two graduate certificate programs in transportation: transportation studies; and transportation management: vulnerability, risk and security. The Bloustein School has 18 research centers and institutes and annually attracts approximately $20 million in external funding. The School has three existing transportation centers, with over 40 research staff, and the new faculty member is expected to contribute to their efforts. For further information, visit the Bloustein School web site at

must apply via e-mail to Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014. Members of the search committee will be attending the ACSP conference in Philadelphia and can arrange a time to meet with potential applicants.

Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates.


Kansas State Univ., Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Assist. Prof, Screenings begin 1/5/15

Reference: JOB36851
Application deadline: 9 weeks 2 days 23 hours 3 minutes

Faculty Position in Regional & Community Planning

Rank: Assistant Professor

Position to begin on August 2015

Screening begins 5 January 2015 and will continue until filled


The nationally recognized Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP) at Kansas State University is seeking candidates for a position in the Regional & Community Planning program. The position is open; among similarly qualified candidates preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more areas compatible with university and college foci that are addressed by planning at a regional scale, including transportation, food systems, water, energy, climate change, and social justice. This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with annual review.


The Department  

The Department is located in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Kansas State University, a land grant institution. We value environmental stewardship, community engagement, and critical inquiry and creative thinking. Our vision is guided by our recently implemented strategic plan, which dovetails with the University’s K-State 2025 plan ( ). The Department offers accredited Masters degrees in Regional & Community Planning and in Landscape Architecture through five-year non-baccalaureate as well as traditional post-baccalaureate tracks, and we are recognized for our strong preparation of students for professional practice. The Department also supports the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Design and offers an online Masters of Science in Community Development degree through the Great Plains IDEA. Centers including the Urban Water Institute and the Kansas City Design Center offer opportunities for research and extend our reach in the region. Additional information may be found at (university), (college), and (department).


Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties of the appointment include teaching courses in the core MRCP curriculum and in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as development of a strong, coherent body of externally funded research. Additional responsibilities include:

  • supervision of independent graduate research
  • mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students
  • collegial participation in departmental governance
  • university and/or professional service supportive of the candidate’s research and teaching profile
  • contribution to a well-rounded professional education in planning
  • working in an interdisciplinary environment



Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely allied field or show evidence that a Ph.D. will be completed prior to the start of the appointment. Candidates must also be qualified to become a certified member of the K-State Graduate Faculty ( Candidates must demonstrate evidence of quality, productivity, and focus in research; a record of – or potential for – securing externally funded research; and inspired teaching. Capacity to teach and conduct research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment is essential. Ability to help students develop skills in quantitative or geo-spatial analysis through the core MRCP curriculum is preferred, as is a record of substantive professional accomplishment.


The Community

Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas at the north end of the Flint Hills region, a picturesque rolling landscape containing the largest remaining expanse of tallgrass prairie in North America. Manhattan is the largest city in the Flint Hills and one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States. Downtown Manhattan is currently experiencing a significant revival, with the addition of new restaurants, shops, offices, apartments, hotels, a museum as well as an expanded farmers market. Additional information about Manhattan may be found at







Applicants should submit the following materials in a single PDF via email to

  • Cover letter including a summary of the candidate’s interest in the position

  • Separate summary statements of research and teaching interests

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copies of no more than two scholarly publications and/or dissertation chapters completed within the last three years

  • Names of three references including title, relationship to candidate, mailing address, telephone number, and email address


Your application letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Jason Brody, search chair

Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional and Community Planning

College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas State University

302 Seaton Hall

PH: 785.532.5961 |


Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. By University policy, a position offer is contingent upon a successful criminal background check.

Univ. of Utah; Dept. of City & Metropolitan Planning; Assist or Assoc. Professor; Deadline Nov. 15.2014

Reference: JOB36850
Application deadline: 2 weeks 23 hours 3 minutes



The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with demonstrated ability to obtain research funding and publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. This position will begin in Fall 2015. We seek a colleague with expertise in several of these areas: community and economic development, community engagement, social equity, housing, transportation, environmental planning, smart growth, real estate development, and public finance. The successful candidate will apply mixed methods and have the capability to work across a range of scales from the neighborhood to the region, potentially addressing issues related to the Intermountain West and engaging local communities. The appointee will teach courses and play an active role in the Ecological Planning Center and/or Metropolitan Research Center. A doctoral degree in planning or a related field is required before fall semester 2015.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of faculty members who are recognized leaders in their fields and place a high value on collaboration and collegiality. This person will also benefit from the strong commitment of the University of Utah to issues of sustainability and interdisciplinary initiatives.

The Department offers Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees as well as a Master of Real Estate Development (with School of Business) and Graduate Certificates in Urban Design, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development. The Masters degree is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department website at

The University of Utah, a Research I university and the flagship institution of the state higher education system, is located in Salt Lake City, which is ranked among the nation’s ten most livable cities and best college towns. Its quality of life is enhanced by a reasonable cost of living, beautiful scenery, year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, convenient transit, and an impressively cosmopolitan and diverse population. Salt Lake County, the state’s largest and characterized as one of the nation’s fastest growing "mega" counties, is among the national leaders in many "creative class" measures. Utah is projected to be the nation’s fastest growing state between 2010 and 2040 with many opportunities for planning professionals. The University of Utah ranks among the world’s top 100 universities and the top 25 public universities in the US. It also enjoys a stable financial environment compared to many other universities.

Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vita, letter of interest including a summary of research and teaching activities, and a list of four references (with e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to Applications are due by November 15, 2014. Review of applications begins immediately and the appointment will begin July 2015. Please address questions regarding this position to Reid Ewing, Search Committee Chair, email:

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided to all. For additional information:

Univ. of Central FL; School of Public Admin.; Assist Prof. of Urban and Regl Plan.; Reviews begin immediately

Reference: JOB36849
Application deadline: 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours 3 minutes

University of Central Florida, Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning


Assistant Professor Position:  The School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, a 9 month a year tenure track position to begin August 2015.  Candidates for this position will primarily teach graduate courses in Urban Planning.


Qualifications include: a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in either urban planning, urban studies, geography, or public policy.  


Preferences: Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in urban design, transportation/land use planning, environmental planning and healthy communities planning; a strong commitment to research and publication; a commitment to urban research, professional planning practice, community engagement and partnerships, and active membership in professional planning organizations.


The School of Public Administration offers a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, a NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration, Master of Nonprofit Management and Master of Research Administration. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning program provides quality graduate training to current and prospective professionals in public, private, and non-profit urban planning organizations. The curriculum focuses on an interdisciplinary approach towards creating opportunities for students to explore current issues related to urban growth and development and planning healthy and sustainable communities. The School also offers undergraduate minors and graduate certificate programs in Urban and Regional Planning, a B.A./B.S. in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, and Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  Faculty of the School participate in the Ph.D. program in Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary program housed with the College of Health and Public Affairs.  For further information, visit the Department’s website at:


Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit and attach the following information:  1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of intent succinctly describing your experience as related to the candidate qualifications delineated above, and 3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references.   As a state university of the State of Florida, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts used in final screening, available to the public upon request. 


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.  



Missouri State University; Geography, Geology and Planning; Dept. Head; Reviews begin 11/17/2014

Reference: JOB36848
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours 3 minutes

Missouri State University

Geography, Geology, and Planning Department Head


The Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning at Missouri State University seeks a Department Head.  As well as administrative duties, the department head will need to participate in teaching, research and service. Missouri State University (MSU) is located in Springfield, Missouri. More information about MSU can be found at:   Information about the department, its programs and research endeavors can be found at:


Review of applications will begin 11/17/14 and continue until finalists are identified.


To see the required qualifications, complete list of duties and online application go to:


Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.


Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Georgia Tech, School of City & Regional Plan.; Assistant Prof. in Transportation Planning; Reviews begin on Nov. 15, 2014

Reference: JOB36847
Application deadline: 2 weeks 22 hours 3 minutes

Georgia Tech

School of City and Regional Planning

College of Architecture


Assistant Professor of Transportation Planning

Atlanta, Georgia

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an expected start date of August 2015.  The successful candidate will show great promise to make significant contributions to the advancement of transportation/city and regional planning; will contribute to our teaching program in transportation planning and core curricular areas; and will become an active participant in Georgia Tech’s multiple University Transportation Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  A doctoral degree in planning or a related field is required. Individuals with research interests in one or more topics related to energy and the environment, public health, connected vehicles and other disruptive technologies, GIS and spatial analysis, infrastructure resiliency, innovative applications of big data, and application of economic theories to urban phenomena, are especially encouraged to apply. The School envisions this position as expanding its portfolio of activities addressing global challenges and issues of social equity.

Applicants should email the following materials to Prof. Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Chair, Transportation Planning Search Committee,, scanned in order into a single PDF:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans
  5. Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references.

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include the current editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency; three former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Geographic Information Systems, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and the University Transportation Centers. Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities.

Atlanta is an unparalleled planning laboratory illustrating the many opportunities and challenges of planning for sustainable urban development.  One of America’s fastest growing metro areas, Atlanta is an increasingly diverse region with a growing international presence that has a rich history of pioneering social justice and community engagement.

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, strongly committed to diversity within its community.  We welcome all qualified applicants, including minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Recreation, Sport, & Tourism; Assoc/Assist Prof. in Env. Plan.; Reviews Nov. 4, 14

Reference: JOB36846
Application deadline: 3 days 23 hours 3 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor - Environmental Planning
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, nine-month, tenure-track/tenured position.

Available: August 16, 2015.

Description: The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism seeks qualified faculty candidates in environmental planning, management, or sustainability. Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to connect social and ecological areas of research. This position is one of several recent hires that build on the department's interdisciplinary strengths to integrate recreation, sport and tourism, and build collaborative partnerships across campus disciplines. Scholars with an existing line of research and the ability to acquire external funding to support their research are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting research in chosen area of expertise, building collaborative research partnerships with faculty colleagues across various disciplines, advising and directing student research including theses and dissertations, instructing undergraduate and graduate courses, contributing to the Department's curriculum, seeking external funding for research efforts, serving on Department, College, and University committees and engaging in professional and public service activities.

The Department: Faculty and staff of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign work to advance knowledge to foster healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship and sustainability, effective management and marketing of organizations, and social and economic development of communities (see for additional information). The Department offers residential B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, an online M.S. program, and houses the Office of Park and Recreation Resources with a mission to build partnerships for healthy communities. The RST Department is part of the College of Applied Health Sciences and is affiliated with the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability.

The Community: Urbana-Champaign (located 120 miles south of Chicago) combines natural Midwestern beauty with the cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. Downtown areas provide vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options and the local community offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 80 parks within the two communities with easy access to three major forest preserves in Champaign County (see for additional information).

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an affiliated field at the time of appointment.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: Screening of candidates will begin on November 4, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, CV, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Please include a statement of anticipated rank in your cover letter. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For assistance with the application/upload process, contact Karen Nichols at (217) 333-4410 or at

For additional information regarding the positions, contact Bill Stewart at (217) 244-4532 or at

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Cornell University, Dept. of City & Regional Plan., Baker Prog. in Real Estate faculty position - Open Rank, Deadline 12.1.14

Reference: JOB36845
Application deadline: 4 weeks 2 days 9 hours 3 minutes

Baker Program in Real Estate Faculty Position - Open Rank at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning

Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning

Baker Program in Real Estate Faculty Position - Open Rank

Location: Ithaca, NY

Closes: Dec 1, 2014at midnight Eastern Time
(GMT-4 hours)

The Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning.

The Baker Program in Real Estate is a top-ranked, two-year graduate program with 50 students and 19 Real Estate faculty members from across the Cornell campus. The Baker Program is administratively located in two of Cornell’s preeminent academic units, the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) and the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and enjoys the support of the Cornell Real Estate Council.  The position resides in AAP’s Department of City and Regional Planning and reports to the Chair of the Department and the Director of the Program. The position is a tenure track/tenured position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and offering courses of exceptional quality in core areas of the Baker Program’s curriculum including, but not limited to, courses on architectural design in real estate, residential development, affordable housing, and graphic communications.  Typically, the course load will consist of four classes per academic year.  Additional activities could include participation in preparing teams for competitions. The successful candidate will advise students as a member of the Graduate Field in Real Estate, and generally fulfill the service duties of a faculty member in the Baker Program. 


Successful candidates must demonstrate high quality research and creative practice through publishing, design work, and grant writing, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional experience in the U.S. and internationally. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, or a terminal degree in a related discipline (architecture, business, engineering, landscape architecture, law, real estate, or urban design).  Real estate industry experience is a must, preferably in a leadership position in a real estate company.  

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a CV, letter of intent, and names and addresses of three references via Interfolio Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning October 01, 2014 until a pool of candidates is identified.

Questions may be addressed to: Chair, Search Committee, Professor Michael A. Tomlan, Department of City & Regional Planning;

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

Reference: JOB36843
Application deadline: 1 week 2 days 21 hours 3 minutes

Faculty Position in Housing and Urban Development 
ID #1829
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 Housing and Urban Development at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.  

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research interests that are highly relevant to housing and urban development.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have strong research and teaching portfolios in areas such as the design of residential and mixed use districts; international housing and land markets, formal and informal; effects of land use regulation on urban design and development; innovations in infill housing; interrelationships of infrastructure and urban development; and the interaction of land and housing markets, public finance, and governance in the US and internationally. Expertise in qualitative or quantitative research methods and experience using digital technologies for design, analysis and visualization are highly desirable. The successful candidate must have the vision and drive to chart new intellectual territory and attract externally-funded research, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to 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. For more information about DCRP, see: .

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,

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.*

Queries may be directed to Search Committee Chair at with “Housing and Urban Development” in the subject line.  

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Further information is available at: 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:

*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:   

University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Assistant or Associate Professor of Community, Economic, and Urban Development

Reference: JOB36842
Application deadline: 18 hours 3 minutes

The Department of City and Regional Planning in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design seeks an academic leader in the fields of community and economic development, housing policy and development, urban-oriented real estate development, and related fields. Teaching responsibilities will relate to the Department’s Community and Economic Development concentration, Public-Private Development concentration, and Master of City Planning core curriculum.

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

The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin in July 2015.  Full Professor appointment will also be considered in cases presenting exemplary evidence of past scholarly or academic leadership. The successful candidate will:

  • Be an established or emerging leader in community, neighborhood, and economic development; housing policy and development; urban-oriented real estate development; or urban or metropolitan policy.
  • Possess international and domestic experience, knowledge, and interests.
  • Document a record of teaching lecture, seminar, and/or studio courses at the graduate level, and express an interest in teaching in the Department’s core curriculum.
  • Present a strong record of publication and/or funded research, and be skilled in working collaboratively with faculty and graduate students from disciplines across the School and University.

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

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 screening on November 1, 2014, and continue until the position is 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

Should you have any questions about the application process, please write to:
Chair, CED Search Committee
c/o Kate Daniel
Department of City and Regional Planning
127 Meyerson Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Line: “Last Name, First Initial 2015 CED Position”

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

The University of Kansas, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning

Reference: JOB36841
Application deadline: 18 hours 3 minutes

School of Architecture, Design & Planning
The School of Architecture, Design & Planning is home to the Department of Architecture, the Department of Design, and the Department of Urban Planning. The School has 1,000 majors, 45 faculty members, and is nationally known for its design/build architecture studios, industry sponsored design projects, and award winning research in urban planning.

The ideal candidate will be an intellectual leader among the faculty, and a strong advocate for the teaching and research mission of the School. S/he will be an energetic and conscientious administrator who has a proven record of success, is respected by the disciplines represented in the School, and has the ability to increase necessary resources. As an entrepreneurial leader with a creative vision, the Dean must articulate a mission for the School within both disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. In response to the dynamic landscape of higher education, s/he must advance the goals and reputation of the School at the regional, national and international levels. The Dean must also show a commitment to diversity among students and faculty.

Candidates must possess an appropriate advanced degree in one of the disciplines represented by the School and qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor at the University.

Situated in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning plays a central role in the life of the University of Kansas and recently celebrated its centennial. The University of Kansas is the largest of six public universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral / very high research activity university and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. The University of Kansas is committed to excellence and fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of every individual are respected.

The University of Kansas’ Bold Aspirations strategic initiative guides the faculty, research, and staff collective in its commitment to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. With annual research expenditures exceeding $300 million and an endowment of more than $1 billion, the University’s mission to build healthier communities is particularly embraced by the faculty, staff, and students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The reputation and productivity of its faculty members and staff, and the enduring support of its alumni and agency/industry partners in Kansas and beyond, make the School of Architecture, Design & Planning an inspiring and attractive environment in which to work.

While applications and nominations will be received until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to the address below by November 1, 2014 to assure optimal consideration.

KU Dean of Architecture, Design & Planning Search
R. William Funk & Associates
100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75205
Fax: 214/295-3312

~The University of Kansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer~