UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
State University of New York
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PLANNING (Tenure-Track)
The Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach comprehensive planning (core course) and up to three specialization courses in Environmental and Land Use Planning (ELUP), supervise at least one graduate planning studio every two years, oversee the ELUP specialization program, supervise internships and Master’s research papers, and teach other courses which contribute to the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and to the Undergraduate Major in Urban Studies and Planning. Ability to teach Planning Law will be considered a plus.
Candidates should hold at least one academic degree in Planning and must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related discipline from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of contemporary U.S. planning practice, a commitment to research and publication on planning-related topics, and expertise in land-use planning, and/or environmental planning, and/or legal and institutional aspects of planning. Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program is essential.
Applicants need to be able to teach both at the graduate and undergraduate level, although course assignments will be primarily at the graduate level.
Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform and Control Act and Americans with Disabilities employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department of Geography and Planning
The Department has a Master’s Program (MRP) in Urban and Regional Planning, with over 50 students actively taking courses. The Program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and has a strong record of studio projects, planning job placement and the ability to professionally liaise in the surrounding region. The Department also has an Undergraduate Major in Urban Studies and Planning, as well as established Undergraduate and Master’s Programs in Geography, Undergraduate Major in Globalization Studies, Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs in GIS, a Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy, and a GIS track within the Ph.D. Program in Information Science. The Department is also in the process of establishing a new MS in Environmental GIS.
About the University at Albany
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.