Ohio State University, Two Clinical-track Assist./Assoc. Professors, City and Regional Planning; review begins immediately

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Reference: JOB36559
Application deadline: CLOSED

The City and Regional Planning (C&RP) Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) invites applicants for two full-time, clinical-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. This will be a three-year appointment (with potential for renewal) to begin either in January or August 2013, as negotiated.

We seek candidates with a strong record of planning practice in one or more of the following key focus areas: land use, planning law, economic development, technology, energy, and hazard mitigation planning. The successful candidate will have an applied orientation and be well-grounded in the practice of planning. The successful applicant should be committed to teaching and practice at multiple spatial scales (from site to local to regional). Applicants should have the background necessary to teach bachelor’s- through master’s-level studios as well as seminars and lectures. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree, AICP certification, teaching experience, working in an interdisciplinary environment, and at least six years of notable planning practice expertise. Nationally- and internationally-recognized planning expertise is preferred.

Columbus is the 15th largest city in the country and in a combined metropolitan area of nearly two million people. Columbus offers a high quality of life with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, quality public schools, and economic prosperity. We are a region that celebrates diversity and we are consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans, the GLBT community, and families.

Located on the main campus of The Ohio State University (OSU), the City & Regional Planning section offers a bachelor’s degree, a professionally accredited master of city and regional planning degree, along with a research-oriented doctoral degree. The C&RP section current has 160 bachelor’s students, 75 master’s students, 25 PhD students, and is an active participant in the KSA’s vibrant learning and research atmosphere alongside programs in architecture and landscape architecture. The Ohio State University launched the new professional Bachelor of Science program in City and Regional Planning in the autumn of 2009 and is currently seeking accreditation of this program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Taking advantage of Ohio State’s recent quarter-to-semester conversion, we have re-envisioned the curriculum and have many new innovative courses that we will be offering, ranging from intensive 3-week Maymester hands-on workshops to specialty topic seminars to new study abroad programs. Increasingly our curriculum encourages students to work with diverse disciplines across the Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Engineering, and the University to develop individual areas of concentration. There are ten dual degrees and strong connections with research centers across the campus. Since its inception in 1959, the C&RP program has produced some of the most influential and effective planning professionals in the world. The program's high quality and large size offer a challenging and stimulating learning environment for its students. They all work closely with the faculty and explore a wide range of topics geared toward improving physical, spatial, social, economic, and environmental quality of life for people. The successful candidate will serve as the internship coordinator for C&RP’s outstanding master’s internship program in which sixty students have 20-hour per week paid internships (many with tuition waived) with public and private planning agencies in the Columbus metropolitan area.

Applicants must send: 1) a letter describing practice and teaching interests – including short descriptions of one or two subjects that you would propose to teach, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three samples of professional work; and 4) contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail) by mail or e-mail (in PDF format) to:

Kyle Ezell, Associate Professor of Practice and Search Chair
The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1138

Questions about the position or the search should be directed to the search chair Kyle Ezell at ezell.5@osu.edu. Additional information about the City & Regional Planning section and the KSA can be found at http://knowlton.osu.edu/planning

Reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The University is an AA/EEO employer, committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences.