University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Endowed Faculty Position, Urban and Regional Systems; deadline to submit 01.15.2013

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Reference: JOB36572
Application deadline: CLOSED

Endowed Faculty Position:
Tschangho John Kim Professor of Urban and Regional Systems
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites applications for the Tschangho John Kim Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, at the rank of Full Professor, or in the case of exceptional candidates, Associate Professor. We seek an active and accomplished scholar in the areas of urban and regional sustainability, regional science and/or transportation. The ability to cross disciplines and make connections with other units on campus, such as engineering, geography, the earth and environmental sciences, economics, and others will be a positive. Scholars who conduct international or transnational research are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a strong record of successful research funding and scholarship.

The successful candidate will contribute courses in the Department’s two PAB-accredited programs, the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and the Master of Urban Planning, and our Ph.D. in Regional Planning program; conduct research; supervise doctoral students; and contribute leadership and service appropriate to rank. A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree is required. The position is a full-time nine month tenured faculty appointment that begins 16 August 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Illinois’ Department of Urban and Regional Planning has an international reputation for training professional planners and developing future scholars. The planning faculty is known for innovative inquiry in a diverse range of topics, including tools for plan-making and plan implementation, technology and planning support systems, natural hazards and planning for natural disasters, land use modeling, community development for social justice, international and transnational planning, and regional economic development. The Department currently has 11 permanent faculty members, eight lecturers and adjunct faculty members, 105 students in the BAUP program, 55 students in the MUP program, and 27 PhD students.

Members of the DURP faculty are involved in a broad array of ongoing research and public engagement projects, including the Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model Laboratory, the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, the Urban and Regional Sustainability Lab, and the Action Research.Illinois project. Curricular offerings in community development, environment and land use, transportation planning, local and regional economic development, and sustainable design link the department to key cross-campus initiatives. The university ( and departmental ( web sites offer additional information.

Faculty members in DURP are expected to produce a strong published record of scholarship and to maintain an ongoing research agenda. Faculty members also secure funding to support graduate student research assistants. DURP faculty members have access to significant college and campus seed research and travel funding and are expected to compete for external research funding. The Department places a high value on professional applications that lead to innovations in planning practice and dissemination of those innovations through scholarly publication.

DURP is strongly committed to increasing the presence of underrepresented groups in the planning profession and the academy. Women, members of minority racial/ethnic groups and other designated classes are especially encouraged to apply.

All applications must be submitted online at Applicants should upload a letter describing their qualifications and interest, a complete curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be received by January 15, 2013 to ensure full consideration.

Questions concerning the position may be addressed to:

Mary Edwards, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, (217) 333-3211

Daniel Schneider, Professor and Interim Head, (217) 244-7681

Questions concerning the application process for the position may be addressed to:

Rebecca Nash, Staff Assistant to the Search Committee , (217) 333-3890

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.