The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning invites applicants for a tenure-line position at the assistant or associate level, depending on qualifications. We seek an individual with expertise in land use planning, regional planning, growth management and related fields. Successful candidates will have a high level of skill, interest, and experience in land use planning, planning processes and methods, planning practice, plan making, and plan implementation. In particular, current or proposed scholarship utilizing the context provided by the Oregon Statewide Land Use Planning program is of special interest. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to advise master and doctoral level students, to pursue an active research agenda and to attract external funding in areas related to local and regional land use planning. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, land use planning, or other appropriate disciplines at the time of application or be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. prior to appointment.
The review of applications will begin November 15, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Ethan Seltzer, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751-USP, Portland, OR 97207.
The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is one of three academic units in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. The Toulan School includes two research centers: the Center for Urban Studies and the Center for Transportation Studies. We offer six degrees: the B.A./B.S. in Community Development, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master in Real Estate Development, Master in Urban Studies and doctorates in Urban Studies and Regional Science, as well as graduate certificates in Transportation, Urban Design and Real Estate Development. Finally, dual degree pathways for students interested in both MURP and either MPH or M. Eng. degrees are available. These dual degree options reflect both emerging interest in the relationship between health, transportation and urban form, and the unique potential for collaboration among faculty and programs at the University.
Portland State University is a nationally acclaimed leader in community-based learning. The campus is located along the tree-lined South Park Blocks of downtown Portland. The University enjoys close working relationships with state, regional, and local governments, private consultants, and progressive and innovative community-based groups. The Portland region, the state of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest have received international recognition for their advances in planning and community livability. Planning in and for this region is accessible and transparent to scholars hoping to make substantial contributions to the field through their work.
Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. In keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, we encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates especially those who are excellent at working cross-culturally or with diverse groups (students and publics). We recognize that diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the community.