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University of California, Irvine; Dean, School of Social Ecology, Deadline 09/30/2015

Reference: JOB36946
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 17 hours 2 minutes



The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Social Ecology. We seek a distinguished scholar and innovative administrator with an outstanding national reputation and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusiveness, who will bring vision and inspiring leadership to the School.

The School of Social Ecology, a unique multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic unit at the University of California, Irvine, is comprised of three departments: the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (; the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design (; and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (  Anchored by a commitment to interdisciplinary research, diversity and inclusive excellence, and teaching that is inspired by pressing social problems, the School embraces theory development and scholarship that advances basic science, the practical application of scholarly knowledge, preparation of students to engage with others and assume leadership roles, and civic engagement in the communities upon which we depend and to which we contribute.

The School is home to 66 faculty, more than 2,670 undergraduate students, 367 graduate students, over 20,000 alumni, four undergraduate degrees and eight graduate degrees, including two professional degrees. The School is also home to six Centers: the Center for Evidence Based Corrections, the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, the Center for Psychology and Law, the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, the Community Outreach Partnership Center, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society. Further information about the School can be found at:

The new Dean will have the opportunity to implement a robust university mandate for interdisciplinary, problem-focused research and teaching, and to advance the mission of the School.  Key selection criteria will include:

  • Recognized intellectual leader in criminology, law and society, planning, psychology, public affairs, or other related field
  • Leading advocate for interdisciplinary research
  • Dedicated to establishing a culture that promotes the growth and recruitment of an exceptional and diverse faculty
  • Strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the community and other stakeholders in resource development, fund raising, and advancement of the School
  • Established success as an administrator, including faculty leadership, staff development, fund raising, and fiscal and facility management

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity in the premier public university system in the world. The University of California, Irvine, one of the ten campuses in the University of California system, is one of sixty-two universities in the U.S. and Canada selected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. University of California, Irvine is currently engaged in ambitious strategic planning and fund raising that will add to the campus's considerable resources.

Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of relevant experience and a vision for the School, curriculum vitae, and names of three or more references.  A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We encourage electronic application submission; please click the online application link to begin the submission process:

Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be sent to

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Univ. of Oregon, Dept. of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Adjunct Instructor or Research Assist., Open till 10/31/15

Reference: JOB36896
Application deadline: 8 weeks 21 hours 2 minutes

Applicant Pool Open                                                       
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                                        
Posting 141005

Adjunct Instructor: To teach classes in the community and regional planning, nonprofit management, or public administration graduate programs, and the undergraduate program. Our intent is to establish a local teaching pool for possible appointments in natural resource policy, sustainability, local government management, human resource management, management information systems, and other specialized areas of planning, public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management. We seek candidates with the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Master’s degree required/Ph.D. preferred; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Previous teaching experience in the course topics to be taught preferred. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply: email one Word or PDF document including cover letter describing your qualifications, your curriculum vitae, and course syllabi previously taught to, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403

Adjunct Research Assistant to assist faculty with research projects. Adjunct research associate to work independently with faculty direction on research projects.

Master’s degree required; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Ph.D. required for research associate rank. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply, email one Word or PDF document including a cover letter describing your qualifications and your vita to, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene OR  97403

Terms of appointments: Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.  In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. These appointments are contingent on funding. Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active through October 31, 2015. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted for an interview as appropriate openings occur.

The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution and is strongly committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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

Reference: JOB36832

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

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:
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