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The Georgia Institute of Technology, Frederick Law Olmsted Chair in the School of Civil Environmental Engineering

Reference: JOB36824
Application deadline: 8 weeks 4 days 18 hours 40 minutes

Frederick Law Olmsted Chair In Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites outstanding applicants to fill an endowed chair position, the Frederick Law Olmsted Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta, GA.  The School seeks individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service and have strong records of leadership in the profession. The ideal candidate will teach and lead research in the general area of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, with a research focus that is at the intersection of civil & environmental engineering systems and urban ecology, urban design, public health, public space, and policy.

Generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted integrated civil & environmental engineering, community building and natural systems to create treasured examples of multi-purpose park systems and infrastructure in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including Central Park and Ocean Parkway in New York City, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the Riverside Community in Illinois, and Druid Hills in Atlanta.  This endowed chair has been created to inspire future generations of transformational civil and environmental engineers with the concepts pioneered and developed by the legendary landscape architect.

Candidates must intend to work in interdisciplinary areas that address critical local, national, and global challenges and contribute to the strategic research directions of the School, College, and Institute.  It is expected that the candidate would have a courtesy appointment in multiple departments and/or colleges at Georgia Tech.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vibrant programs in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering/Mechanics/Materials, and Transportation Engineering. In both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, the School’s undergraduate programs are ranked 3rd nationally, and the graduate programs are ranked 5th and 4th, respectively. The School currently has approximately 750 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and 54 full time tenure track faculty.

Applications will be given maximum consideration if received by December 1, 2014. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. While the expectation is for this to be a tenured, full-time, nine-month appointment at the rank of Full Professor, candidates with an innovative professional and practice-oriented background are invited to apply at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor-of-the-Practice. All candidates must hold a Doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or other related field.  Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests and a brief statement on how they would make use of the support from the endowed funds; a curriculum vitae; up to three samples of recent work; and contact information for five references to: 
Olmsted Search Committee Chair
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
790 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0355

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is situated at the heart of the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, in Midtown Atlanta, and benefits from its association with a vibrant, global metropolis.  Georgia Tech, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented minority groups. For more information regarding the Olmsted Chair, please visit  For more information regarding the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, please visit


California State University, Northridge, Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Reference: JOB36823
Application deadline: 4 weeks 2 days 16 hours 40 minutes

California State University, Northridge, Assistant Professor (Full-Time)

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning is now accepting applications for a full-time tenure track position effective Fall 2015.  Teaching responsibilities will range from introductory courses to upper division courses.  Application screening will begin on 31 October 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. Detailed position announcements can be found on our employment web page at .

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Faculty Search Committee Chair ( )
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
California State University Northridge
Los Angeles, CA 91330-8259

Michigan State University, Native American Institute, Associate Professor/Professor and Director

Reference: JOB36822
Application deadline: 10 weeks 4 days 20 hours 40 minutes

Position Announcement—National Search

POSITION:  Associate Professor/Professor and Director
START DATE: On or about January 1, 2015 or as soon as a suitable candidate is selected
APPOINTMENT: Full-time (12 month): Tenure Position—Director duties for 5 years with the possibility of renewal.  Additional duties of the faculty member selected will be devoted to work in what will become the director’s tenure academic department or school.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in urban and regional development or related field.  Academic record must be commensurate with tenure appointment.  Candidate must be an effective and dynamic leader who will foster excellence in engagement and research connecting the resources of Michigan State University with tribal communities in Michigan. Successful candidate will have community leadership experience and outstanding administrative, management, and interpersonal skills.

Candidate must also possess:

  • Experience working with Great Lakes/Michigan Native American communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and cultural competence in, Great Lakes/Michigan Native American culture and traditions
  • Demonstrated commitment to research on Native American community issues and the development of Native American scholars and researchers
  • Demonstrated ability to engage tribal and urban communities
  • Experience in and ability to engage faculty and students in research and campus-community partnerships, and
  • A record of publication and grantsmanship on Native American issues


BACKGROUND: The Native American Institute (NAI) works with tribes, Native American organizations, and various Michigan State University units to enhance the sovereignty, cultural continuity, and well-being of tribes, Native American communities, and Native American people. Located in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, NAI undertakes outreach and engagement scholarship.  NAI works across units in the College and the University.  Of special note is NAI’s close working relationship with MSU Extension (MSUE).  NAI and MSUE jointly administer two tribally-focused MSU Extension programs. NAI is undergoing a reorganization of purpose, approach, and strategy to best assist Michigan’s Native American population.  The Director will provide leadership for this effort in concert with Native American communities and university stakeholders, thereby carrying NAI into its next phase of vibrant community engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director will be responsible for all aspects of leading and managing NAI.  Specific responsibilities include:  managing NAI faculty and academic staff; coordinating program planning efforts in partnership with community members and the NAI Advisory Group; co-directing the Building Strong Sovereign Nations tribal governance training program undertaken collaboratively with MSU Extension and the Indigenous Law and Policy Center; co-directing the Michigan Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program with MSU Extension; nurturing new scholarly initiatives tied to NAI’s outreach and research-oriented mission; generating external funding; and building productive collaborations across the university.  The Director will hire and conduct academic staff evaluations; manage NAI resources and its budget; promote program excellence; ensure program accountability; and network with a variety of related units and constituencies, on- and off-campus.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014.  Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the review of application date.  MSU is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations from women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.  For more information about the Native American Institute, please visit our website at  Required applicant documents:  cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and full contact information for four references.  In the application letter, please address fit to position qualifications and responsibilities, and describe your vision for NAI.  Apply for Posting # 9891 at

For questions, contact
Dr. Scott G. Witter, Professor and Director
School of Planning, Design and Construction, 517-432-6379



University of British Columbia, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Urban Systems and Sustainable Infrastructure Planning

Reference: JOB36820
Application deadline: 5 weeks 2 days 40 minutes

 Tier II Canada Research Chair in Urban Systems and Sustainable Infrastructure Planning

The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking an outstanding academic at the Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Urban Systems and Sustainable Infrastructure Planning.   The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in applied research in complex adaptive urban systems, infrastructure and smart city planning, and approaches to coping with climate change in urban areas.  Interest or research experience in the rapidly urbanizing countries in Asia would be especially welcome.  Demonstrated capacity for bridging the fields of engineering, applied social sciences, and the environmental/ecological sciences is sought.  The ideal candidate should also be able to address such planning issues as local governance, the regulation of public infrastructure, community engagement and public policy.  

Applicants must have a PhD in planning or related discipline in addition to several years of research and teaching experience, and a substantial track record of relevant research publications.  An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in engineering or one of the sciences is required in order to be eligible for eventual Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funding.    SCARP ( ) is a fully accredited (Canada and USA) graduate planning program within the Faculty of Applied Science. The School’s explicit pedagogical mission is to advance the transition to sustainability through excellence in integrated policy and planning research, professional education, and community service. Sustainability is understood broadly to encompass social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions, and the School’s teaching and research orientation places emphasis on the development of participatory, community-oriented planning methods.  The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in the new professional SCARP Master’s program.   In addition, the candidate can also expect to teach in the proposed Masters of Engineering in Urban Systems program to be offered in the Faculty of Applied Science. 

A Tier II CRC is expected to: 

* be an excellent emerging world-class researcher who has demonstrated particular research creativity;

* have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in the next five to ten years; 

* propose an original, innovative research program of high quality; and 

* have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.  

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short summary of the applicant’s research plans and the names, rank and addresses of three references.  Applications should be submitted online at The closing date for applications is November 7, 2014.   The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

The Canadian Research Chairs Program ( was established by the Canadian Federal Government to attract outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system.  The Tier II Chair is for emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as have the potential to lead in their field.  The Tier II Chairs are tenable for five years and are renewable for a further five years upon review by national and international peers.  To be eligible, candidates must have a completed a doctoral degree within the last 10 years.  The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Canada Research Chair and, is subject to review by the CRC Secretariat.  

The University of British Columbia is one of the world’s best universities known for its academic excellence, top caliber students, and an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.  

The Faculty of Applied Science shares the University’s commitment to research excellence, and in addition to SCARP, it houses the School of Nursing, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and all engineering activities at the Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan School of Nursing.  

Applicants to faculty positions at UBC Applied Science are asked to complete an equity survey at Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment. The answers will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed.” 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge of engage productively with diverse communities.  

University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Systems (GIS), Assistant Professor

Reference: JOB36819
Application deadline: 1 day 19 hours 40 minutes

The Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2015.

The Department seeks a candidate with expertise in the use of spatial data and informatics to analyse urban problems such as those related to urban health, built form, social services provision, urban ecology, energy use or economic development. 

In addition to developing an excellent research program and engaging in undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will be involved with the research and teaching activities of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a collaborative network involving New York University, the University of Toronto and other international universities and partners ( CUSP is a unique public-private research centre that focuses on research and developing technologies for the critical challenges facing the world’s cities, including infrastructure, transportation, public safety, and public health. The successful candidate will be one of a number of targeted CUSP faculty hires across the University of Toronto as part of this exciting initiative. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George campus is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a teaching dossier. All materials must be received by October 3, 2014. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Virginia Maclaren, at . All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. 

Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference directly to the Department Chair via email by the closing date. For more information about the Department, please visit our home page:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Room 5047, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 Canada Tel: +1 416-978-3375 · Fax: +1 416-946-3886 ·

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.