Westfield State University, Assistant Professor Georgraphy & Regional Planning; application review begins 01 December 2013

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Reference: JOB36718
Application deadline: CLOSED

Job Description:
The Department of Geography and Regional Planning (GARP), Westfield State University (WSU), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 2014. Academic load is 12 hours teaching.

The department seeks a broadly trained planner with expertise in environmental planning, economic development or transportation. The topical focus is open, but candidates with research and teaching interests in disaster management and climate change adaptation, brownfields, local economies, or site development, are preferred.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory planning/geography courses, and other upper level courses in the area of expertise. Approximately half of the teaching load is in support of the University’s common core.

Advising of regional planning students is required. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an appropriate research and public service program

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in planning, geography or a strongly related field, and a desire to teach undergraduates
  • ABD candidates must provide confirmation of completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 15, 2014 for consideration at the Assistant Professor rank
  • AICP certification and prior teaching experience are preferred


Additional Information:

  • Category: Faculty/Librarians
  • Department: GEOGRAPHY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
  • Locations: Westfield, MA
  • Posted: Oct 08, '13
  • Type: Full-time

Westfield State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Application Instructions:
An online application is required. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Academic Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

NOTE: Candidates on the short list will be contacted and asked to provide unofficial transcripts of their highest degree. Letters of recommendation may be requested after an initial screening. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire.

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/398860

Other Instructions:
Contact information for references should be completed on both the Employment Application and the Reference List form. Those applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing Confidential letter of Recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. reference1@interfolio.com) on the Reference List form. Please contact Interfolio for assistance.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

About Westfield State University:
Westfield State University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. The area offers a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, yet the campus is just a half-hour from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and about two to three hours from Boston and New York City. WSU offers the only undergraduate regional planning degree at a public institution in New England.

Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. Westfield State University's primary mission is to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the social and economic conditions in their communities.

A public institution, the University has been offering online bachelor's degree courses since 2008. In January, 2012, U.S. News & World Report's first-ever edition of Top Online Education Programs ranked Westfield State #1 in the country for faculty credentials and training in online education programs.

Westfield is a great place to work, learn and grow. In 2011, Westfield State University was named one of "America's Great Colleges to Work For" by the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education.