Assistant Professor, Environmental Planning/Disaster Risk Reduction, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, position # 0085298, 9-month appointment, permanent, general funds, full time, tenure track, to begin January 1, 2014, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The department is the premier urban planning program addressing issues in the Asia-Pacific region and Hawai‘i. The department is located on a campus with extensive academic resources related to the study of Asian and Pacific societies, and has strong affiliations with federally-funded research institutions such as the East West Center and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (ndptc.hawaii.edu).
Duties: Teach graduate courses in an accredited planning program and the graduate certificate program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, develop and conduct research related to urban planning and disaster risk reduction. Address current topics on climate adaptation, urban resilience, and sustainability. Support an extensive research program related to urban resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. Seek extramural funding. Supervise and advise graduate students, including those from Hawai’i, Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. Participate in and develop partnerships with local, national and international scholars and practitioners. Participate in departmental, university, and professional activities.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in urban and regional planning or closely related field from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent. Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas of environmental planning: hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, natural resource management, coastal management or climate change adaptation.
Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of disaster risk reduction programs, experience with GIS, mapping, and other tools relevant to planning practice, ability to work effectively with colleagues in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors. Demonstrated ability to teach courses related to disaster management. Research, experience and commitment to work in Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply: Applications will be accepted online at http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework/. Application shall include a cover letter stating your teaching and research interests and indicate how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, your curriculum vitae, and names (including mailing address, phone number and email address) for three professional references.
Inquiries: Dolores Foley, Chair, (808) 956-7381, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Karl Kim, Professor and Director of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Program (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. EEO/AA Employer.