UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
State University of New York
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PLANNING
The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Desired areas of specialization include: community development, neighborhood planning, housing policy, community-oriented design and land use, environmental planning, contemporary U.S. planning practice (including legal and institutional aspects), disaster preparedness, and emergency management. Proficiency in applied GIS related to one’s specialization is a definite plus. Duties include teaching graduate courses in area of specialization, supervising internships and Master’s research papers, and teaching other courses which contribute to the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and to the Undergraduate Major in Urban Studies and Planning.
Candidates should hold at least one academic degree in Planning and must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of contemporary U.S. planning practice, a commitment to research and publication on planning-related topics, and expertise in any of the following: neighborhood and community development; community-oriented urban design and land use; housing policy and/or environmental planning; legal and institutional aspects of planning; disaster preparedness and/or emergency management. Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program is essential. Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program is essential. Applicants need to be able to teach both at the graduate and undergraduate level, although course assignments will be primarily at the graduate level.
Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform and Control Act and Americans with Disabilities employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin October 31st, but position will remain open until December 31, 2015.
About the Department of Geography and Planning
The Department has a Master’s Program (MRP) in Urban and Regional Planning, with over 50 students actively enrolled in courses. The Program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and has a strong record of studio projects, planning job placement and the ability to professionally liaise in the surrounding region. In addition, the Department has undergraduate majors in Geography and Globalization Studies as well as an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Planning, and a Master’s Program (MA) in Geography. The Department also has undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), a graduate certificate in Urban Policy, and a GIS track within the Ph.D. Program in Information Science. The Department is also in the process of establishing a new Master’s of Science in GIS.
About the University at Albany
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The University has recently established a new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security and a new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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