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Alabama A & M Univ., Dept. of Community & Regional Planning, Chairperson, Deadline 1/15/15

Reference: JOB36871
Application deadline: 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours 43 minutes
 

Alabama A&M University - Chairperson of Department of Community and Regional Planning (DCRP)

 
 

About Alabama A&M University: Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for Chair of the Department of Community & Regional Planning. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

About the Department: DCRP, which is located in the College of Agricultural, Life & Natural Sciences, has a staff of seven full-time faculty members and offers two Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredited degrees, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree and a Bachelor’s in Urban Planning (BUP). Also, DCRP administers the University’s bachelor programs in Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies and manages the Center for Urban & Rural Research, which is an Alabama State Data Center Affiliate. The chair reports directly to the dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, and exercises supervision of the faculty and staff in the Department.

Job Description (Essential Duties and Responsibilities): As a chief administrative officer of the Department, the chair is expected to direct the visioning and strategic planning process; provide professional, intellectual and administrative leadership, and steward the day to day operations of the Department.

Major Responsibilities:
• Provides effective leadership for teaching, research, and outreach programs consistent with the mission and goals of the Department, College, and the University.
• Responsible for the over-all supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff.
• Coordinates the preparation and management of annual budgets, demonstrating sound fiscal management principles.
• Develops effective student recruitment, retention, advisement, completion, placement, and outcome assessment programs, and curricula revision and development.
• Actively seeks and develops new resources of funding for Departmental programs and takes an active role in developing strong relations with state and national agencies and organizations.
• Teaches graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and advises students in area of specialization.
• Serves as liaison between the DCRP and other departments/programs at the University, and interacts with various publics in order to promote the department.

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
• Ph.D. in an area of specialization in Planning.
• A demonstrated record of cumulative accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly productivity and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
• Experience in administering programs in Planning at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Evidence of the ability to work harmoniously with students, faculty, staff and various publics.
• Demonstrated record of scholarly publications and other professional accomplishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Effective leadership and team building skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to organize, manage and provide leadership for the Department.
• Demonstrable experience with the PAB accreditation process and knowledge of the re-affirmation process.

Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.

Interested parties should visit the Alabama A&M University’s Human Resources website or call the Office of Human Resources at (256) 372-5836 for information regarding the application process.

 

 

Univ. of Alberta, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2 tenure track Assist/Assoc. Prof. Deadline January 15, 2015

Reference: JOB36862
Application deadline: 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours 43 minutes

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Competition No.  -   

A107924805

Closing Date  -   

Will remain open until filled.

 

The University of Alberta invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in the Faculty of Science. 

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the Planning program (planning.eas.ualberta.ca). The Planning program operates in conjunction with existing programs in EAS, most notably Human Geography and Environmental Earth Sciences. It is also linked with the Applied Land Use Planning Program and City-Region Studies Centre in the Faculty of Extension and the Alberta Land Institute. The successful candidates will be expected to teach a variety of core and optional urban and regional planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. A new graduate program is anticipated to be launched in Fall 2016 and will focus on planning for resilience with an emphasis on regional economics, climate change, winter communities, indigenous communities and communities influenced by resource industries and economies. 

The successful candidates must have at least one degree in planning and hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) with a focus on one or more of the following areas: planning for resilience, urban and/or regional economics, regional planning, quantitative methods, climate change adaptation, winter city designs and/or indigenous planning. They will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging or established scholarly record, and the capacity for collegial service in the program, the department, the profession, and the community at large. Other considerations for the selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, teaching experience in a studio setting, professional planning experience and demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of Alberta offers competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package. 

The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. Alberta's dynamic and growing communities provide excellent opportunities for local planning research and projects. 

The application package must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and plans for future research as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, two recent writing samples, and the names of three references. Applications are to be submitted online or sent to the email address below, attention of Robert Creaser, Acting Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, on or before January 15, 2015. 

The start date for the positions is July 1, 2015. 

For more information about the Department, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Alberta, please see www.ualberta.ca/EAS

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

Mail   
Robert Creaser, Acting Chair 
Dept of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3
Canada

Email     
Judith.Enarson@ualberta.ca

Fax 
(780) 492-8190

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

 

Kansas State Univ., Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Assist. Prof, Screenings begin 1/5/15

Reference: JOB36851
Application deadline: 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours 43 minutes

Faculty Position in Regional & Community Planning

Rank: Assistant Professor

Position to begin on August 2015

Screening begins 5 January 2015 and will continue until filled

 

The nationally recognized Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP) at Kansas State University is seeking candidates for a position in the Regional & Community Planning program. The position is open; among similarly qualified candidates preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more areas compatible with university and college foci that are addressed by planning at a regional scale, including transportation, food systems, water, energy, climate change, and social justice. This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with annual review.

 

The Department  

The Department is located in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Kansas State University, a land grant institution. We value environmental stewardship, community engagement, and critical inquiry and creative thinking. Our vision is guided by our recently implemented strategic plan, which dovetails with the University’s K-State 2025 plan (www.apdesign.k-state.edu/larcp/about/K-State%202025.html ). The Department offers accredited Masters degrees in Regional & Community Planning and in Landscape Architecture through five-year non-baccalaureate as well as traditional post-baccalaureate tracks, and we are recognized for our strong preparation of students for professional practice. The Department also supports the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Design and offers an online Masters of Science in Community Development degree through the Great Plains IDEA. Centers including the Urban Water Institute and the Kansas City Design Center offer opportunities for research and extend our reach in the region. Additional information may be found at www.k-state.edu (university), www.apdesign.k-state.edu (college), and www.apdesign.k-state.edu/larcp (department).

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties of the appointment include teaching courses in the core MRCP curriculum and in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as development of a strong, coherent body of externally funded research. Additional responsibilities include:

  • supervision of independent graduate research
  • mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students
  • collegial participation in departmental governance
  • university and/or professional service supportive of the candidate’s research and teaching profile
  • contribution to a well-rounded professional education in planning
  • working in an interdisciplinary environment

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely allied field or show evidence that a Ph.D. will be completed prior to the start of the appointment. Candidates must also be qualified to become a certified member of the K-State Graduate Faculty (www.k-state.edu/grad/graduate-handbook/chapter5.html). Candidates must demonstrate evidence of quality, productivity, and focus in research; a record of – or potential for – securing externally funded research; and inspired teaching. Capacity to teach and conduct research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment is essential. Ability to help students develop skills in quantitative or geo-spatial analysis through the core MRCP curriculum is preferred, as is a record of substantive professional accomplishment.

 

The Community

Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas at the north end of the Flint Hills region, a picturesque rolling landscape containing the largest remaining expanse of tallgrass prairie in North America. Manhattan is the largest city in the Flint Hills and one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States. Downtown Manhattan is currently experiencing a significant revival, with the addition of new restaurants, shops, offices, apartments, hotels, a museum as well as an expanded farmers market. Additional information about Manhattan may be found at www.manhattan.org.

 

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Application:

Applicants should submit the following materials in a single PDF via email to lrcpdept@ksu.edu:

  • Cover letter including a summary of the candidate’s interest in the position

  • Separate summary statements of research and teaching interests

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copies of no more than two scholarly publications and/or dissertation chapters completed within the last three years

  • Names of three references including title, relationship to candidate, mailing address, telephone number, and email address

 

Your application letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Jason Brody, search chair

Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional and Community Planning

College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas State University

302 Seaton Hall

PH: 785.532.5961 | lrcpdept@ksu.edu

 

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. By University policy, a position offer is contingent upon a successful criminal background check.

Ryerson University, School of Urban & Regional Planning, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Reference: JOB36837
Application deadline: 29 weeks 4 days 15 hours 43 minutes

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:

http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html

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 (chris.desousa@ryerson.ca), 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.

 

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.

Qualifications
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
arpnina@technion.ac.il
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000 Israel