The Department of Geography and Regional Planning (GARP), Westfield State University (WSU), invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Geography & Regional Planning beginning January 2013 or September 2013 at the latest. Academic load is 12 hours. A strong background in applied urban planning, environmental planning, or sustainability is expected.
Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced planning courses, and other upper level courses in the area of expertise. Supporting the University’s common core in world regional, physical, cultural geography, and/or statistics is expected.
Responsibilities include the advising of regional planning students. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an appropriate research and public service program. Review of applications will begin 15 September 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in planning, geography, urban studies or strongly related field, and a desire to teach undergraduates. ABD candidates must provide confirmation of completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. by January 15, 2013 for consideration at the Assistant Professor Rank.
Professional accreditation (AICP) is desired.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until finalists have been selected.
Cover letter, academic vitae, a teaching statement, and a research statement are required attachments to the application. A unofficial transcript of highest degree and three recommendation letters are also required, however, those applicants who do not have access to an electronic copy may forward a paper copy to:
Planner Search Committee Chair
Geography and Regional Planning
Westfield State University
P.O. Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086
Additionally, recommendations may be emailed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Westfield State
Westﬁeld State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the ﬁrst public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. Westfield State University’s primary mission is to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the social and economic conditions in their communities.
A public institution, the University has been offering online bachelor’s degree courses since 2008. In January, 2012, U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever edition of Top Online Education Programs ranked Westfield State #1 in the country for faculty credentials and training in online education programs.
Westfield is a great place to work, learn and grow. In 2011, Westfield State University was named one of “America’s Great Colleges to Work For” by the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.
Westfield is located in western Massachusetts, at the foothills of the Berkshires, just ten minutes from Mass Pike, Exit 3, an hour from Worcester and Hartford, and about thirty minutes from Springfield and Northampton.
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Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
Requisition Number: F1301
Job Code: HA3200
State Job Title: Assistant Professor
Department: GEOGRAPHY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Department Chair: Robert Bristow
Position Number: 00119484
Bargaining Unit: MSCA
Timeframe of Position: Academic Year
Job Type: Full Time
Fringe Benefits? Yes
Anticipated Start Date: 01/20/2013
Tenure Track? Yes
Job Open Date: 08/01/2012
Open Until Finalists Selected: Yes
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