The University of Arizona, Three Positions in Planning; review of applications begins immediately

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Reference: JOB36761
Application deadline: CLOSED

 

  • Assistant Professor in Planning-Transportation Focus, Tenure-track
  • Assistant Professor in Planning-Water and Climate Focus, Tenure-track
  • Assistant Professor in Planning-Sustainable Real Estate Development, Tenure-track


Summary
The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at the University of Arizona is hiring five positions in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and real estate development. It is an exciting expansion of the College positioning it as one of the leaders in collaborative and interdisciplinary environmental design and planning in the American Southwest.

As a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management for challenging climates, CAPLA advances the University as a premier institution devoted to environmental sustainability, entrepreneurialism, and health and well-being. As a professional college, CAPLA's Core Mission and strengths are training urban planners, landscape architects, and architects to work effectively in our local conditions and to easily transfer this knowledge to less extreme environments. As a campus leader in community engagement, CAPLA continues to advance the University's historic land-grant mission through design and planning assistance to diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona and the world.

Our facilities are considered extraordinary; studios are bright and airy, computer labs are spacious and up-to-date and we have a state-of-the-art GeoDesign lab. We enjoy our multiple award-winning Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory and building with spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Tucson is a welcoming, diverse, and family friendly community. Surrounded by five majestic mountain ranges, you will enjoy the beautiful weather, rich cultural heritage, and southwest lifestyle. While over half a million people now reside in Tucson, bringing businesses, attractions, and tourism, it also still has a familiar sense of local community. The University of Arizona is the second largest employer in Tucson, and is located in the heart of the city.

We take particular pride in our friendly collegial atmosphere and our extraordinary community of designers and planners working in one of the most inspirational environments in the world; the Sonoran Desert.

CAPLA is comprised of two academic departments: The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, and The School of Architecture. In addition the nationally renowned Drachman Institute serves as the College's primary research, service and outreach center.

The Master of Science in Planning (MSP) Program in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is seeking to fill two tenure-track faculty teaching/research/service positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2014 academic year. We seek individuals with a PhD in Urban Planning or a closely related field.

As a fully accredited graduate Master of Science in Planning Program we believe that our rich cultural heritage and physical environment of the Southwest provides us with an invaluable resource for the study and practice of the planning profession. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students for practice by engaging them with real-world challenges that face society and the environment.

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Program, also in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty teaching/research/service position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2014 academic year. We seek individuals with a PhD in Real Estate Development, Urban Planning, or closely related field/s. The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree focuses on sustainable and responsible development: public/private partnerships, transit-oriented development, and health and wellness. The MRED degree is ideal for professionals interested in better understanding the real estate industry as a whole, as well as those who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders.

The successful candidate will align their professional direction with the University's Never Settle Strategic Priorities through:

Engaging: Engage students in professionally-based practice teaching and graduate individuals who will be sought out by top environmental design firms and public agencies. Assist in the development of new and on-line courses in sustainable practice.

Innovating: Promote strengths in sustainable urban design, planning and engineering: site performance monitoring; and the development of new materials, techniques, infrastructure, products and technologies to address climate change, carbon reduction, and water sustainability. Expand interdisciplinary collaboration and the number of externally funded projects involving extra-college partners.

Partnering: Strengthen strategic partnerships with environmentally-oriented agencies, foundations and industry partners at a local, regional, and national level.

Synergy: Advance collaboration and relationships within CAPLA Programs and across the vast array of extraordinary university colleagues and departments.

Duties and Responsibilities
We seek individuals who have a record of excellence in teaching, demonstrate technical proficiency in their area of expertise, and possess the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative research environment. We value collegiality and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams that advance practice, scholarship, and community engagement. Although experience in arid climates is desirable, candidates who have experience in other bio-climatic regions are encouraged to apply but should articulate an ability to adapt to a desert city/environment focus.

Position/s Teaching Focus:

  • Transportation Focus Teaching Position - The successful candidate will support CAPLA in the instructional areas of Transit, Health, Investment, and Energy specifically via their specialization in sustainable transportation planning and transit-oriented development with a strong emphasis in multi and intermodal transportation. Candidates with skills in GIS, geospatial Analysis, geoinfomatics, visualization, and other enabling technologies are highly desirable. Further, the successful candidate will be poised to engage, partner, and collaborate with colleagues in CAPLA and beyond to further innovate and synergistically compliment the Programs core strengths and applications in GeoDesign.
  • Water and Climate Focus Teaching Position - The successful candidate will support CAPLA Focus Areas of Climate, Water, Habitat and Energy specifically via their strong emphasis in urban physical planning. Teaching may include courses in the areas of water, energy, climate adaption and urban and regional habitats. Candidates with skills in GIS, geospatial analysis, geoinfomatics, visualization, and other enabling technologies are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be poised to engage, partner, and collaborate with colleagues in CAPLA and beyond to further innovate and synergistically compliment the Programs core strengths and applications in GeoDesign.
  • Real Estate Development Teaching Position - The successful candidate will support the CAPLA Real Estate Development Program and the goal of addressing growing work force needs of the real estate development industry. The successful candidate position will engage students directly with the real estate development industry via case studies, sponsored projects, and internships. Candidates should demonstrate previous success in research on sustainable real estate development trends and ability to serve a central role in delivery of the new Master of Real Estate Development Program. Within this context the individual hired will establish outreach and research partnerships with Pima County Real Estate Research Council, Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to advance sustainable real estate development generally and specifically; as well as contribute to recovery of the real estate development industry in Arizona. In addition, there will be opportunities to advance cross border partnerships with real estate development entities in Mexico and collaborations across CAPLA schools as well as with related disciplines including construction science, engineering, ecology, law, finance, marketing, and consumer science.

Applicants should be willing and able to mentor planning graduate students geared towards professional practice but also serve on thesis committees in planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. The best candidates will be highly motivated and organized individuals with exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

Candidates should submit letter of interest including a statement of qualifications and intellectual/professional interests, a complete curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references. If you would like to discuss any of these positions please contact the search committee chair, Gary Pivo PhD, gpivo@email.arizona.edu.

Immediate Supervisor
Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Lauri Macmillan Johnson, ljohnson@email.arizona.edu 520-621-8790

Minimum Qualifications
Master of Science in Urban Planning, Master in Real Estate Development or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in Urban Planning, Real Estate or a closely related field.

For more information go to http://capla.arizona.edu/share-our-passion