Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning; submit apps by 09 Dec 2013

The application deadline for this job posting has passed. Although you can still view the information no new applications for this job are currently being accepted.
Reference: JOB36742
Application deadline: CLOSED

Blacksburg Campus - Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor rank in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary interests who demonstrate the promise of strong research, teaching, and outreach expertise in the areas of sustainability; energy; water resources; pollution control; climate change; and/or environmental engineering, technology, or science. Applicants with such expertise and who also have experience in international dimensions of the environment and/or whose work addresses issues of race, gender, and class will be given special attention. A Ph.D. in planning, social and behavioral sciences, or engineering is required by the start date of August, 2014.

Teaching responsibilities will lie in the UAP undergraduate and graduate programs in Blacksburg, including Environmental Policy and Planning, Public and Urban Affairs, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board), and the Ph.D. in Planning, Governance and Globalization.

UAP constitutes one of three academic programs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The other programs are Public Administration and Policy and Government and International Affairs. All three programs operate at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the National Capital Region campus in Alexandria, VA.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at (paper documents cannot be accepted), reference posting# TR0130127. Complete applications must include a curriculum vita, two samples of written work, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants also must submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications, a statement about their research agenda and its interdisciplinary dimensions, and an overview of their teaching experience.

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Tom Sanchez, at Questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Krystal Wright, at; phone: 540-231-2291.

The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 9, 2013.

For more information on UAP and SPIA see, and

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Professor Tom Sanchez, Chair of the Search Committee, Urban Affairs and Planning, 540-231-5425, or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1120, by the application deadline.