Arizona State University, Assistant Prof. Tenure-track, Urban Design, Built Environment and Health; app. review begins 11.01.12

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The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in urban design, built environment and health. We seek an energetic, multi-disciplinary candidate with strong research interests in these areas, as well as a demonstrated commitment to urban sustainability, smart growth, and healthy cities. We are especially interested in candidates who can also engage issues of social diversity and equity in all aspects of their teaching, research, and service work. Appointments will begin effective August 15, 2013.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching of courses in the planning graduate program at both the master's and PhD levels, and have an active program of peer reviewed publications and funded research. A PhD in Planning or a related field is required at the time of hire and a demonstrated track record in refereed publication is desired. The position provides the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of other faculty members within the School and across ASU, including the Design School, the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, the School of Sustainability, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and the School of Public Affairs located on ASU's downtown campus, accessible by light rail. In addition, opportunities exist to participate in the National Science Foundation funded research projects at the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAPLTER) project.

Planning faculty at Arizona State University have a unique opportunity to study and engage with the city of Phoenix (the 5th largest in the U.S.) now actively involved in the implementation of sustainability principles. The University, local governments, and an increasingly engaged public are working to address issues of climate change, energy and water use, livability, health, and social equity. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a learning laboratory of the challenges and opportunities involved in seeking to implement a new model for urban development. With the city’s new light rail corridor, policies devoted to place-making and community engagement, and ASU’s ongoing investment in sustainability, academic life in Phoenix provides rich possibilities for applied research, community-based pedagogy, and the promotion of sustainable design.

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and philosophy, 2) a current vita, 3) a writing sample, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of three references. Inquiries and applications must be addressed to Emily Talen, Chair, Urban Design Search Committee, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and submitted electronically to Submissions in PDF format are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. Weekly rolling deadline until filled.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity ( Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. A background check is required for employment.