The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University seeks two professors for the 2012 fall semester. The two appointments will be at the junior rank of assistant professor on a tenure track at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers Masters and Doctorate degree programs with concentrations in Community Development and Housing, Urban Design, and Environment and Land Use. The Department also offers the undergraduate program in Urban Studies. Departmental information is available at http://www.jsums.edu/~durp/home.htm. Applications for the graduate level position are welcome from persons with substantive research and teaching interests in one or more units under our three areas of concentration. The preferred candidates are expected to demonstrate teaching and research excellence, including a record of publication recognized nationally, a record of managing significant externally funded research and experience with the supervision of graduate students.
For the tenure track undergraduate position at the assistant professor level, we are interested in a generalist and scholars with expertise in one or more areas of planning importance such as housing, transportation, comprehensive planning, and landscape architecture. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly potential and the ability to teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels are desirable. All candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field. AICP designation is preferred but not required.
Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample paper or publication, and three letters of reference and their contact information. Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications and reference letters should be sent to: Chair, DURP Search Committee, The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Box 23. Jackson, MS 39211. Phone (601) 432-6864. Please contact the department for more information. Jackson State University, a Carnegie Classification Research Extensive Institution is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.