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:
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 (email@example.com), 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 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.
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
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000 Israel