The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in urban or environmental economics beginning fall semester 2013. The successful candidate will be either (1) an urban economist with demonstrated competence in environmental analysis (e.g., impact assessment, climate change, sustainable energy, urban ecology, resilience, sustainability, or public health); or (2) an environmental economist with demonstrated competence in urban issues (particularly urban design, transportation, housing, land use, and public finance). Besides the basic courses in urban/environmental economics, the appointee may be asked to teach courses related to research methods, econometrics, or urban/environmental planning and policy. A doctoral degree in economics, planning, environmental studies, or related field is required before fall semester 2013. The ideal candidate would have research and teaching abilities in one or more of the following areas: ecology, resiliency, sustainability, transportation, land use, economic development, and public health.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of faculty members who are recognized leaders in their fields and have been successful in generating major research grants studying relationships between urban and environmental systems. The appointee will also benefit from the strong commitment of the University of Utah to issues of sustainability and to supporting interdisciplinary work. In addition to being a member of the department, the appointee will actively engage with the Metropolitan Research Center, the Ecological Planning Center, our doctoral program in Metropolitan Planning, Policy & Design, and our jointly-managed (with the School of Business) Master of Real Estate Development program.
The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and offers Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees as well as the joint Master of Real Estate Development, and several certificates (Planning, Urban Design, Historic Preservation). Applicants are encouraged to consult the department web site at http://www.plan.utah.edu/. View the job posting at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/18892
The University of Utah, a Research I university and the flagship institution of the state higher education system, is located in Salt Lake City, which is ranked among the nation’s ten most livable cities and best college towns. Its quality of life is enhanced by a reasonable cost of living, beautiful scenery, multiple outdoor recreational opportunities, convenient transit, and an impressively cosmopolitan and diverse population. Salt Lake County, the state’s largest and characterized as one of the nation’s fastest growing “mega” counties, is among the national leaders in many “creative class” measures. Utah will be the nation’s fastest growing state between 2010 and 2040. The University of Utah ranks among the world’s top 100 universities and the top 25 public universities in the US. It also enjoys a stable financial environment compared to other universities.
Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vita, letter of application including a statement of research as well as pedagogical objectives, and a list of three references (with e-mail addresses and phone numbers). Review of applications begins November 15, 2012 and appointment would begin in July 2013. Please address questions and full applications for this position to Arthur C. Nelson, Search Committee Chair, College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah, 375 South 1530 East, AAC 235, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0370, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically under-represented students.