The Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon anticipates hiring a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in fall 2013. We seek strong candidates interested in using research, teaching and service to catalyze community or policy change, and who is interested in working in a multi-disciplinary environment to train the next generation of leaders.
We seek a candidate focused on the broad area of sustainability as it relates to the built environment, which may include one or more of the following content areas:
Preferred candidates will be able to teach core classes such as human settlements, planning law, and research methods. We are also interested in building on research, teaching, and service work related to equity, diversity, and community engagement.
The appointment will be in the Community & Regional Planning (CRP) Program and have teaching roles in our master’s and undergraduate programs. PPPM also offers master’s degrees in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, and graduate certificates in nonprofit management and Oregon Leadership in Sustainability, all of which offer additional opportunities for teaching and intellectual engagement.
CRP is policy-oriented and prepares professionals for leadership positions in planning and related fields. Building on the foundation concept of sustainable communities, CRP specializes in work related to community and regional development, land use and livability, collaborative planning, and environmental management.
Experiential learning is central to our program and our award-winning Community Planning Workshop (CPW) takes full advantage of Oregon’s innovative planning as a laboratory for our students. The department has also been a leader in the Sustainable Cities Initiative, which the New York Times called “perhaps the most comprehensive effort by a U.S. university to infuse sustainability into its curricula and community outreach” and offers the successful candidate a broad, cross-disciplinary network for a variety of types of engagement.
The successful applicant is expected to have a demonstrated record or show clear promise of research excellence and teaching excellence. Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with a wide array of analytical methods, and who have some professional experience. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in planning or in a closely related field. ABDs will be considered, but completion of the Ph.D. prior to Fall 2013 is expected. We seek candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The University of Oregon is located in the scenic Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines. The beautiful campus is located in Eugene, which is known for organic foods, active neighborhoods, and has some of the highest walking, biking and transit user rates in the country.
Interested applicants should submit electronic copies of the following materials: 1) a letter describing research and teaching interests, including a clear articulation of how your work relates to one or more of the sub-themes listed above; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information (including email) for three references. Applications should be emailed to Ms. Linda Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org and addressed to:
Dr. Marc Schlossberg, Chair, CRP Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management
University of Oregon
Review of applications will begin October 26, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit our website: http://pppm.uoregon.edu
The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution and is strongly committed to cultural diversity.