The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University is seeking a faculty member at the level of assistant or associate professor with expertise in one or more of the following areas: regional governance, regional economics, smart growth, land use planning, real estate, community and economic development planning, and/or public involvement and community engagement. Expertise in GIS and other planning-related software or web applications is highly desirable. AICP Certification is also desirable.
Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in Urban Planning or a closely related field, a strong and innovative research agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the School’s graduate and upper-division undergraduate programs, as well as courses in his or her area(s) of specialization. Applicants seeking a position at the level of associate professor will also be expected to assume a leadership role in the school and will ideally have prior administrative experience. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
FAU’s School of Urban and Regional Planning is the only urban planning program in the South Florida region, which includes the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach, and which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Everglades. This unique position within one of the world’s most vibrant living laboratories provides unparalleled opportunities for scholarship and community engagement. Through a generous endowment from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, school faculty have access to ongoing support for research and community engagement activities aimed at addressing critical planning issues confronting South Florida. The School also houses state-of-the art computer facilities and resources, including the Visual Planning Technology Lab and Design Studio.
The School of Urban and Regional Planning offers a PAB accredited master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. The school also offers a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a newly-created bachelor’s degree in Urban Design, one of only two such programs in the United States. A doctoral program in Urban and Regional Planning is currently in development. Florida Atlantic University is a Carnegie-designated research-intensive university serving 28,000 students.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Eric Dumbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org, however individuals interested in formally applying for the position must complete and submit their application online through the FAU Office of Human Resources: http://jobs.fau.edu no later than January 7, 2013. Please include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing your professional experience and interests, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.