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Georgia State University, Assistant Professor in Global Studies, Deadline: 11/15/2015

Reference: JOB37026
Application deadline: 1 hour 36 minutes


Position Description – Global Studies



The Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University invites application for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2016. We are seeking to hire a scholar whose research and teaching demonstrate a commitment to examining pressing global challenges with a transnational dimension, with particular emphasis on one or more of the following areas: the challenges of cities, including urbanization, urban politics and development or urban violence; human migration, trafficking and human rights; and global health and security. As a unique, interdisciplinary institute, we seek candidates with strong methodological skills, a commitment to research innovation, a demonstrated willingness to collaborate across disciplines, and excellent teaching ability. Ideal candidates will also possess experience in pursuing external funding opportunities, or experience in the policy world and a commitment to apply research to current global issues.


We welcome candidates with training in any discipline and methodology. Applicants should describe how their research interests, methodological skills and disciplinary training complement those of the faculty at the Global Studies Institute.


Further information on the Global Studies Institute and its relationship to GSU’s strategic vision can be found at We enthusiastically encourage applications from minority candidates. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter outlining their qualifications and plans for individual or collaborative research in global studies; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of their scholarly work; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy); and 5) three letters of recommendation to


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.


An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and an EEO/AA employer.

Columbia University, Part-time Instructor, Urban Planning Program, Deadline 12/01/2015

Reference: JOB37024
Application deadline: 2 weeks 1 day 36 minutes

Urban Planning Program

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Columbia University

1172 Amsterdam Avenue

413 Avery Hall

New York, NY 10027


The Urban Planning program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University is seeking an instructor to teach an introductory course in Community Development Finance for our Community Development Concentration. The Urban Planning program is one of the oldest in the nation and has approximately 110 Masters students, 25 Ph.D. students and seven full time faculty. The Urban Planning program’s mission is to prepare our students to become leaders of the profession, who are technically capable, ethically informed and committed to the pursuit of equity and social justice in the betterment of the lives of urban people and urban places.

The instructor will be responsible for developing and teaching a course which introduces students to t
he policy and practice of community development finance, including how private sector developers and lenders work with nonprofits, foundations, and the public sector to promote sustainable affordable housing, economic development, and other community-based projects that meet both financial as well as social impact criteria. Of particular interest are finance and development strategies that target marginalized communities that have experienced disinvestment.

Qualified applicants will have education and/or experience in the area of community development finance. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and C.V. to Lance Freeman, by December 1, 2015.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action – Race/Gender/Disability/Veterans employer.

Auburn University, Department of Political Science, Tenure-track assistant professor, Deadline: 11/15/2015

Reference: JOB37023
Application deadline: 36 minutes

Department of Political Science – Community Planning Program

The Department of Political Science at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 16, 2016.  Candidates must have a specialization in Community Planning and be able to teach core and elective undergraduate and graduate courses in that field and in one or more areas of public administration.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field by the start date for the rank of Assistant Professor.  ABDs will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally during employment; excellent communication skills required.

Responsibilities of the appointment include teaching, research, outreach, and service. The successful candidate will be able to teach two core courses in the Community Planning Program (urban design and plan-making), and contribute to the other programs in the department, and engage with underserved communities in Alabama and the Southeast through applied research and other outreach.  Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and urban design is required. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach GIS at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as have expertise in urban design, public participation, qualitative methods, or healthy communities.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit  Candidates are required to submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, contact information for three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (if available), a one-page statement of research program, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample.

Auburn University is Alabama’s largest land grant university, enrolling over 27,000 students. The Political Science Department maintains a diverse faculty of 26 tenured or tenure-track members and offers undergraduate degrees in political science, public administration, and health administration; a Master’s degree in Community Planning (MCP); a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) with graduate certificates in Election Administration and Nonprofit Organizations & Community Governance; and a PhD program in Public Administration and Public Policy.

Direct questions to Dr. Kathleen Hale, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL, 36849-6174.  Email

Auburn University is a EEO/VET/ Disability Employer.

University of Washington, Department of Urban Design & Planning, Research Faculty in Real Estate, Deadline: 1/15/2016

Reference: JOB37021
Application deadline: 8 weeks 5 days 36 minutes

Search for Research Faculty in Real Estate, Department of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments, University of Washington

The Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington in Seattle seeks to hire a qualified candidate for a full-time (100% FTE) position as a Research Assistant Professor (0143) in Real Estate to start as early as July 1, 2016.  The position is not tenure-track, but is supported by continuing research contracts with the Washington State Department of Licensing and other research sponsors.  The University of Washington is a major public research university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions and top real estate markets.

In addition to serving as a faculty member in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, the individual selected for this position will lead the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.  The purpose of the real estate research center is to provide credible research, value-added information, education services and project-oriented research to real estate licensees, real estate consumers, real estate service providers, institutional customers, public agencies, and communities in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest region.  Additional information on the Washington Center for Real Estate Research can be found at

The Washington Center for Real Estate Research is an industry-focused unit within the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. The Runstad Center, which is located in the Office of the Dean, College of Built Environments, conducts research on behalf of Washington State Agencies and other sponsors, supports a Master of Science in Real Estate Program, sponsors an Affiliate Fellows program, and sponsors a continuing education Certificate Program.  Additional information on the Runstad Center can be found at

In addition to managing the research portfolio of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research and making frequent presentations to industry forums, including trips to Washington communities outside of the Seattle area; the successful candidate may be asked to teach one or more courses in the Master of Science in Real Estate Program.  The expected teaching load will be minimal to enable primary focus on research activities.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Information on the program can be found at

Qualified applicants must possess a Ph. D. in a related field, have prior research experience, and have a record of scholarly research.  Experience in real estate market analysis (especially residential), strong oral and written presentation skills for non-academic audiences, managing large data volumes, and strong software skills are essential.  The appointment will be on a 12-month basis, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should include a cover letter outlining a candidate’s career objectives, research, and teaching interests along with a current resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.  Please submit applications and send inquiries to

The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to send, on short notice, a more complete dossier of materials documenting professional, academic, and/or research work, along with letters of recommendation.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

The University of Texas at Austin, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Deadline: 11/15/2015

Reference: JOB37018
Application deadline: 7 hours 36 minutes

Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Tenure-Track Faculty: Assistant Professor
College: Architecture
College URL:
Department/Unit: Architecture
Closing Date: 11/15/2015
Field of Specialization: Community and Regional Planning: Transportation and public health

Job Description:

The Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in planning or a related field and preferably a professional Master’s degree in planning and/or practice experience. We seek a candidate who can offer courses in transportation planning and public health or healthy cities but we will consider candidates with other transportation planning specialties. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to contribute to the planning program core curriculum. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of independent scholarship in the specialization area and potential for a successful, peer-reviewed publication record.

The CRP Program is 52 years old and has 900+ alumni. The faculty consists of 11 full-time equivalent positions, and the student body comprises approximately 90 masters and 15 doctoral students. Many of the planning faculty and students are engaged in sponsored research through the School of Architecture's Center for Sustainable Development, which coordinates grants and contracts on a variety of topics. The CRP Program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the School of Architecture and with programs and research institutes across the University of Texas campus, including the Institute of Latin American Studies, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Environmental Science Institute. Furthermore, the newly created Dell Medical School, located on the main campus, presents great opportunities for joint research and education on community health.

Located in Austin, the state capital, and widely rated as one of America's most desirable places to live, the Program has a long history of research and other collaboration with professionals, public officials and community-based organizations working on planning and related issues in a city known for extensive public involvement and a commitment to sustainable urban development.

Applicant Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a statement of interest including professional background and current and proposed scholarship, CV, description of courses which the applicant is capable of teaching, and names and contact information for three references. Search committee representatives will be doing informational meetings with interested candidates at the ACSP Annual Conference in Houston.

Please apply online via InterFolio:

A background check will be conducted on the selected applicant.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Texas A&M University, Coastal Planning Specialist, Deadline: 11/01/2015

Reference: JOB37017
Application deadline: 8 weeks 6 days 7 hours 36 minutes

Texas Sea Grant ( at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a Coastal Planning Specialist to lead the Texas Coastal Planning Program, which provides education, outreach and technical assistance to Texas coastal communities with limited planning capacity and conducts research on coastal planning, policy and management. 

This position partners with academic, municipal, and non-governmental organizations to achieve the goals and objectives of Texas Sea Grant’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan in the areas of Healthy Coastal Ecosystems and Resilient Communities and Economies.  The Specialist serves as a subject matter expert by staying up-to-date on best practices from planning practice as well as relevant research being conducted in planning and related fields.  This information is disseminated through the development of outreach tools and by providing technical assistance to communities.  The Specialist also has an opportunity to conduct independent research in his or her area of interest provided that it addresses knowledge needs in Texas coastal communities.

The Coastal Bend portion of the Texas Coast is experiencing both demographic and environmental changes that many communities are attempting to plan for but currently lack capacity.  To assist these communities, the Coastal Planning Specialist will be housed at the Texas Sea Grant office located on the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi campus but would have statewide programmatic responsibility and will be able to leverage the presence Texas Sea Grant has in several coastal communities up and down the Texas Coast.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please apply online via Texas A&M University’s Job Path website:

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Gunn, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program Leader at: or (409) 741-7115.

The Ohio State University, Asst Professor, Smart Urban Systems for Planning, Policy, Operations and Design, Deadline: 11/15/15

Reference: JOB37016
Application deadline: 7 hours 36 minutes

City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section, Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE).

Position: Smart Urban Systems: Policy, Planning, Design, and Operations

Rank: Assistant Professor, though exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the Associate Professor level.

The City & Regional Planning (CRP)Section ( ) in the Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) ( ), both in the College of Engineering (  at The Ohio State University (OSU), are seeking applicants for a faculty appointment in Smart Urban Systems, particularly focused on the use of big data in governing, planning, designing, managing and operating urban areas. The full-time, tenure track appointment is expected to begin in the fall semester of 2016. The position involves research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Salary and teaching load are commensurate with other major research institutions. The position will be filled jointly between Knowlton’s CRP Section and the Department of CEGE. The majority of the affiliation and the tenure initiating unit will be in the Knowlton School’s CRP Section.

With the advent of data gathering and communication technologies, urban areas have at their disposal vast arrays of datasets relating to the interactions that take place among end-users (e.g., individuals, households, firms), built systems, utilities, natural environment, and public institutions. Exploiting these big datasets can improve (a) the understanding of the complex and evolving interactions underlying cities, (b) the utilities and services that cities offer, and (c) the mitigation of any negative impacts on the natural and built environments. To affect such improvements, the position is focused on advancing and applying the interdisciplinary field of data analytics encompassing spatio-temporal modeling and computational methods to address policy-making, planning, and urban system engineering topics relating to sustainability, energy efficiency, mobility and accessibility, public health, and safety with special attention given to the economic, environmental, and social dynamics that embody urban systems.

The successful candidate is expected to have a solid foundation in the theory and practice of urban planning and urban systems, develop an active research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses of interest to both the CRP Section and the Department of CEGE, and be involved in service within the university and in appropriate professional communities. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be able to communicate and work with students from other disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Qualified candidates who have interest and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with members of multi-disciplinary centers and initiatives at The Ohio State University, including the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, the Center for Resilience, the Office of Energy and Environment, the Center for Automotive Research, the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy, and the campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative expanding faculty expertise in data analytics. An earned doctoral degree (or equivalent) in planning, urban economic analysis, urban geography, operations research, engineering, or a closely related field is required prior to the expected start date of August 2016. Applicants with other research-oriented terminal degrees may be considered if they demonstrate substantial knowledge in planning and urban systems pertinent to the position. The preferred rank is at the assistant professor level, although especially well-qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the associate professor level. 

This position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative trans-disciplinary community of scholars and external partners dedicated to develop innovative solutions through data analytics, decision science, and public and private collaborations. The appointee will be among the first wave of hires in a multi-year trans-disciplinary initiative that seeks to attract established and emerging scholars to OSU.


Important qualifications include strong training in theory and research methods, potential for effective research, university teaching experience or potential, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students including members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should email the following application materials to Smart Urban Systems Faculty Search, c/o Doug Sershen ( ), in a single PDF file that includes the following items in the specified order:

(1) cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications,

(2) curriculum vitae,

(3) statements of research and teaching interests describing how these interests contribute specifically to the topics identified in the above description,

(4) names, affiliations, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references, and

(5) up to three research papers, published, under review, or in preparation for possible publication in peer-reviewed journals (dissertation chapters are also acceptable if written in a self-contained manner).

The application file should be named: SMART_URBAN_SYSTEMS_CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Some members of the search committee will be attending the ACSP conference in Houston and can arrange for informal informational meetings with potential applicants.

Questions may be sent to Associate Professor Gulsah Akar, City and Regional Planning Section at

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. OSU is responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. OSU is an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Ohio State University, a land-grant university, is ranked 19th among US universities in total research expenditures and is third in industry-funded research expenditures, with nearly half of this research conducted in the College of Engineering. OSU is located in Columbus, which is the 15th largest city in the country with a metropolitan population of 1.8 million. Columbus offers a high quality of life, with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, quality public schools, and economic prosperity. It is a city that celebrates diversity and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans, members of the LGBT community, and families.

Texas A&M University, New LAUP Department Head Position, Deadline: 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB37015
Application deadline: 6 hours 36 minutes

Texas A&M University, New LAUP Department Head Position

Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP).

The Department of LAUP is located in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, along with the Departments of Architecture, Construction Science, and Visualization. The College is home to a diverse and comprehensive array of disciplines and degree-granting programs related to the natural, built, and virtual environments. The College has a strong reputation in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among administrators, departments, faculty, and students. Five research centers, two research institutes, several laboratories, and advanced fabrication facilities support trans-disciplinary projects of benefit to the academic and public sectors.

The Department of LAUP contains 43 full-time and part-time faculty members dedicated to professional education and a strong commitment to peer-reviewed research and publication. Six degree programs are offered by the department including: the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Urban Planning, the Master of Land and Property Development, and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science. The department has strong interdisciplinary ties and faculty involvement with the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities, the Heritage Conservation Center, the Center for Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Health Systems and Design, and other centers and certificate programs in related fields within the College of Architecture. The research initiatives by our faculty generate impressive external research funds compared to our peers. For more information, please see

The successful candidate will bring vision and leadership to maintain excellence with respect to the mission of the department and will demonstrate significant evidence of:

  • Leadership in professional education and practice in landscape architecture, land and property development, and/or urban planning
  • Academic leadership, mentorship and management in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Published scholarship in peer-reviewed venues  
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and vision
  • Effective and fair administration of human and financial resources
  • Successful advocacy for interdisciplinary education
  • Attracting extramural funding


  • A terminal degree and recognized leadership in landscape architecture, land and property development, and urban planning or closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and record of excellence in higher education
  • Qualified and able to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Credentials that merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor

Applications should include a letter of interest that addresses administrative experience, leadership philosophy, and vision of professional education and research; a curriculum vitae; contact information (name, address, phone number and email) for at least five references. The Search Committee may request additional materials. Consideration of application materials will begin on November 16th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent to:

Louis G. Tassinary, PhD, JD
Executive Associate Dean
Chair, LAUP Head Search Committee
3137 TAMU, College of Architecture
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3137

Information on the College of Architecture is available at

Information on the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning is available at

The Texas A&M University system will provide equal opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

University at Albany - SUNY, Housing and Community Development Position, Assistant Professor, Deadline: 2/1/2016

Reference: JOB37014
Application deadline: 11 weeks 6 hours 36 minutes

Housing and Community Development Position, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Planning

University at Albany, SUNY

Posted August 6, 2015
Ref. No. P-14 35539-R

About 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 a diverse student body of more than 17,300 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.

Job Description:
The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. 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 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.

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.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Assistant Professor, Salary competitive and commensurate with experience

Start Date:  September 2016

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link


Please apply online via

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with contact information
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, School Director/Professor, Deadline: 11/20/15

Reference: JOB37013
Application deadline: 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours 36 minutes

Director and Professor (JOB# 11334)

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of School Director with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor in the School. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Salary and start-up package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) was created in 2009 and advances the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) mission and strategic objectives through a specific focus on the integrated and interdisciplinary study of the world through the scientific exploration of the spatial and temporal dynamics of coupled human and natural systems.

The School is a major participant in the instructional and research activities of Arizona State University and its faculty are affiliated with many other schools in the university.  Its personnel include 33 tenure/tenure-track faculty including 4 members of the National Academy of Science, approximately 150 graduate students and almost 800 undergraduate majors. It has an MA and PhD program in Geography, a PhD in Urban Planning, an accredited professional Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning and a Master of Advanced Studies in Geographical Information Systems as well as graduate certificate programs in GIS and Transportation. Undergraduates major in geography, geographical information science or urban planning, and majors and non-majors alike can obtain a certificate in Geographic Information Science. More complete School and program information can be found at

We are seeking a Director who embraces our mission to generate, disseminate, and apply the highest forms of geographical knowledge, planning theory, applications, and scholarship in support of an ambitious vision that the school:

  • Be among the top 5 schools for geographical sciences in the world.
  • Be a top – ranked school in Urban Planning providing professional education and innovative planning research
  •  Provide best practice models that demonstrate the value and relevance of the interdisciplinary and complementary skills of geographers and planners to society through our research, teaching, and service.
  • Be a catalyst for, and critical component of, the realization of the University's goals for transdisciplinarity.

The Director will lead the faculty in shaping and developing the School's research, instructional, and service programs and be strongly committed to supporting continued enhancement in the School's research standing, attracting and retaining quality faculty, promoting growth in the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a related field; have a record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment as full professor which includes an outstanding established record of research publications; provide evidence of effective leadership and administrative skills; have experience seeking and obtaining external research funding; and effectively articulate a commitment to the integrated mission and programs of the School. The position is open to all sub-fields and methodological approaches.

Desired qualifications include experience galvanizing team-based and multi-program-based groups to compete for major grants, experience in administrative and leadership positions, experience with alumni/foundation relations, and evidence of having worked across disciplinary fields. A research focus complementing the strengths of the School is preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit a single pdf file to a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their vision for the integrated development of the School including relevant experience with alumni/foundation relations and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Initial review of applications will begin on November 20, 2015; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.  This is an online, paperless search; only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a research intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area with approximately 4.25 million people. The university is one of the nation's leading public metropolitan research universities and was recently ranked as the nation’s most innovative school.

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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at 



University of California - Davis, Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development, Deadline: 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB37012
Application deadline: 6 hours 36 minutes

Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Urban and Metropolitan Development.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extramural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  We welcome candidates from all the social sciences including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a social science or related discipline, including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.  Applicants should have a demonstrated potential for, or record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.    Candidates should have expertise in theoretically informed quantitative studies of the effects of social, economic, and political processes at multiple spatial levels on local urban and regional development; the influence of these factors on local policy-making, labor and housing market conditions, social inequality, international migration, political participation, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate for this position will undertake research economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. The successful candidate should be able to conduct research across disciplines.  An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be advisable. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including but, not limited to the Center for Regional Change and the Institute for the Social Sciences.  This Assistant Professor position includes an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year.   The Unit contributes to two graduate degree programs, Geography and Community Development and has primary responsibility for the Community and Regional Development (CRD) and contributes to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAF) undergraduate degree programs.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least three referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by October 30th, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 1st, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability).  The search will remain open until the position is filled.   For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair at

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty.   We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Temple University, Community and Regional Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Deadline: 11/20/2015

Reference: JOB37011
Application deadline: 1 week 3 days 7 hours 36 minutes

Job Announcement
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Community and Regional Planning

Temple University’s Department of Community and Regional Planning in the School of Environmental Design ( invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.  The position will start in fall 2016.

The Department is seeking candidates with expertise in applied analytical methods fundamental to the Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, an established research agenda and record of publication demonstrating expertise in the application of geospatial analysis and development of decision support tools in the subfields of environmental planning and sustainability, land-use and urban form, and/or other area that strengthens the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.  The preferred candidate will have the capacity to develop advanced computer applications such as 3D modeling, GEOdesign, visualization, and other courses to support the creation of an urban design graduate concentration and post-professional graduate program in collaboration with the department of Architecture.  The ability to contribute to the Department’s growth through teaching excellence, curriculum development, and service as well as through research with the Center for Sustainable Communities is expected.

The School of Environmental Design is comprised of the departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture/Horticulture and the Center for Sustainable Communities, an applied research center.  The School offers three undergraduate majors, two graduate degrees and a range of minors and certificates.  The administrative home of the School is on Temple’s Ambler campus, which provides Department faculty with opportunities to teach and conduct research on the unique planning and development challenges faced by the City of Philadelphia and the greater metropolitan region.  The Department offers its academic programs on multiple campuses, some via video conference. The faculty is distinguished by rich professional experience, which enables us to offer an educational program steeped in the craft of planning.  Faculty conduct applied research through the Center for Sustainable Communities, which has secured over $10 million in externally-funded planning studies focused on public policy and infrastructure since its inception in 2001.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. Our Department sees diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy communities and a just society.   Women, persons with disabilities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in planning, social science or a closely related field.  ABDs will be considered, but completion of the Ph.D. prior to fall 2016 is required.   Candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three academic references.    All application materials must be submitted by November 20, 2015 to the attention of Dr. Lynn Mandarano, Search Committee Chair, at