Florida State University, Assistant Professor Position

Reference: JOB36825
Application deadline: 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours 20 minutes

Florida State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Florida State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. Applicants must hold (or be expected to receive prior to August 2015) a doctorate in urban and regional planning, or an equivalent degree in a related field, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research aimed at solutions to problems in urban planning. Candidates with expertise in land development, comprehensive planning, growth management, infrastructure systems, coastal planning, fiscal impacts, community resilience, climate change, and/or hazard mitigation would be especially welcomed. Research interests in Latin America or Planning in Diverse Communities would also be of great value. We especially seek individuals who can contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance our multicultural educational environment.

Administratively housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the Department includes 11 faculty and 110 graduate students and offers a PAB-accredited professional master's degree, a Ph.D., and an undergraduate minor. The Department offers joint degrees with Demography, International Affairs, Law, Public Administration, and Public Health, and a cooperative Master's International Program with the U.S. Peace Corps. The department has research emphases in Planning for an Aging Population, Planning for Healthy and Resilient Communities, Sustainable Communities, Collaborative Environmental Management, Housing Affordability, Transportation, Land Use and Accessibility, and Human Settlements and Institutions in the Context of Global Change. College partners include the Center for Disaster Risk Policy and the Center for Demography and Population Health.

Founded in 1965, we have awarded over 1,400 graduate degrees. The Department also includes the Florida Planning and Development Lab, an entity designed to provide planning services to communities in Florida, the southeastern U.S., and Latin America. For further information, visit the Department’s website at: http://www.coss.fsu.edu/durp

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Campus research emphases include an Institute for Successful Longevity, The Risk Initiative, and the Public Policy Institute. Tallahassee is Florida's capital, affording access to many field opportunities; principal employers are state government and three institutions of higher education.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to the Search Committee Chair at durp@coss.fsu.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 on a continuing basis.

Florida State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.