The Urban and Regional Planning Program of the University of Michigan is seeking to fill two faculty positions to begin in September 2013.
Position 1: Tenure-Track Faculty Member in Sustainability and Behavior (UM Job Posting No. 74868):
The Urban and Regional Planning Program is seeking a specialist in land-use planning and policy at the rank of Assistant Professor. We particularly invite applications from candidates whose research and teaching address behavior relevant to the production and functioning of the built environment and the conservation of the natural environment at both the individual level (e.g., lifestyle, consumption behaviors, conservation behaviors, political action) and the institutional level (policy formation and institutional design). The faculty member appointed through this hire will teach primarily in the graduate planning curricula, although the ability to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels is a plus.
This new position is part of a larger, university-wide junior faculty initiative to develop clusters of expertise in selected interdisciplinary areas. This Urban and Regional Planning position will substantively link to others in sustainability and behavior in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ford School of Public Policy. Applicants should consult the full cluster proposal for this position, available at http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/planning/faculty/search/
A graduate degree in planning or a closely related field, such as geography, environmental studies, urban design, or law, is required. Candidates without an urban planning degree will be expected to demonstrate background in the urban planning field. A Ph.D. in urban planning or a closely related field is highly desired. The demonstrated ability to conduct academic research is required, and demonstrated engagement with interdisciplinary collaboration is highly desired. Candidates should have a record of teaching, scholarship, publication and/or several years of related professional experience.
The candidate hired through this initiative will be expected to contribute to core courses in the graduate Urban and Regional Planning Program curriculum and to courses in one or more concentration areas: land-use and environmental planning; physical planning and design; transportation planning; planning in developing countries; and housing, community and economic development. The candidate hired through this initiative is expected to collaborate both with the “Sustainability and Behavior” cluster faculty hired in the other units and with other faculty within Taubman College.
Position 2: Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Member (UM Job Posting No. 74883)
The Urban and Regional Planning Program invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position open to any rank. We seek a candidate who can contribute to core courses in the graduate Urban and Regional Planning Program curriculum and to courses in one or more concentration areas (housing, community, and economic development; land-use and environmental planning; physical planning and design; planning in developing countries; and transportation planning). We especially seek someone who can teach and conduct research related to one or both of the following concentrations: planning in developing countries; land-use and environmental planning.
A Ph.D. in urban planning or a closely related field, such as geography, environmental studies, social work, or public policy, is highly desired, as are a demonstrated ability to attract external funding, and an interest and ability to establish relationships internationally. A record of close associations with planning practice (e.g., professional collaborations, consulting, advocacy, or studios) or expertise in qualitative methods is an advantage. Applicants seeking a rank higher than Assistant Professor will be expected to take an active leadership role and should demonstrate past success in administration, student mentoring, generation of external funding, as well as a distinguished record of research, scholarship, teaching, and service consistent with a senior-level appointment.
Applicants for either position should send the following materials electronically as a single PDF file, organized as follows: (1) a letter explaining your interest in the position (outlining both teaching and research agendas); (2) a current curriculum vita; and (3) the names and contact information (including mailing address, phone number, and email address) for three references. Email the application to Taubman College Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the desired position and Job Posting number in the subject line.
The Urban and Regional Planning Program is a large and expanding program, with about 20 faculty, 130 MUP students and 15 doctoral students in residence. For further information about the program, visit our web site: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/planning/
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the positions are filled.
For over 100 years the mission of A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives in the natural and built environment. The college offers a complement of programs, ranging from undergraduate to doctoral degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and Urban Design.
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