The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Urban and Regional Planning position at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a full-time, eight-month appointment in the Urban and Regional Planning Program to begin September, 2014. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Planning or a related field, although those with a professional master’s degree, at least 18 hours of additional course work, and significant planning experience will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate experience or potential in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research, publications, grants, curriculum development, and advising are also important considerations to address in the application materials, as is community engagement/service.
Founded in 1975, EMU’s Urban and Regional Planning Program includes an accredited undergraduate program with approximately fifty majors. The graduate program averages twenty-five actively enrolled students. Other programs in the department include Geography, GIS, Historic Preservation, Geology and Earth System Science. New interdisciplinary program initiatives are currently underway in the areas of sustainability and in environmental studies/environmental science. The program is also interested in candidates who might contribute to other planning specializations such as housing and community development, transportation and land use, economic development, and/or professional practice. The successful applicant will be expected to work with students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as successfully integrate with other programs in the department.
EMU enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements set it apart. The EMU campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.
Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2013 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Program’s website is: http://planning.emich.edu/. Additional information about the university can be found at: http://www.emich.edu. Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Heather Khan, Search Committee Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Program
Department of Geography and Geology
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 734-487-8021
All applications must be made online at https://www.emujobs.com A complete application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the names of three references. Eastern Michigan University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.