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Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow, Deadline: 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36985
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 9 hours 18 minutes

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Joint Center for Housing Studies
Harvard University

POSITION AVAILABLE


Title:   Postdoctoral Fellow

Description:

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year appointment to begin in Summer 2016. Since its founding in 1959, JCHS has been a leader in advancing public understanding of housing issues and policy. Through its research, education, and public outreach programs, JCHS helps leaders in government, business, and the civic sectors make decisions that effectively address the needs of cities and communities.

Candidates should have research interests related to housing policy, affordable or assisted housing, mortgage finance, urban planning, land use regulation, home improvement markets, or related topics. The postdoctoral fellow will share their time between conducting their own independent research and contributing to the research products of the Joint Center, which include working papers, reports, research briefs, and other publications. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of $65,000.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in urban planning, public policy, economics, or a related discipline; strong quantitative analysis skills; experience working with large datasets using SAS or Stata (experience with ArcGIS is a plus); strong oral and written communication skills;  and, ability to work as part of a team, contributing to the intellectual environment of the Joint Center.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 reference letters to jchs@harvard.edu no later than Thursday, October 1st, 2015. Please indicate in the cover letter whether you will be available for an interview at the ACSP or APPAM conferences.  

University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Faculty Position in Women, Gender, & Public Policy, Deadline:11/1/15

Reference: JOB36984
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 9 hours 18 minutes

FACULTY POSITION
In
WOMEN, GENDER and PUBLIC POLICY

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Humphrey School seeks to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups.  

With this current search, the Humphrey School seeks to hire an advanced Associate or Full Professor whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on Women, Gender and Public Policy.  This is a nine month, 100% time tenured faculty position.

The successful applicant will possess an outstanding record of scholarship focused on gender and public policy, and a strong capacity to lead efforts at policy engagement on these issues. Specific areas of focus may be domestic and/or international. 

This faculty position includes leadership of the Humphrey School’s Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy, which has a mission to illuminate gender-based disparities through research, teaching, and public engagement.  In partnership with students, faculty, policy makers and community leaders, the Center advances effective public policies that create a more equitable world. 

The field of Women, Gender and Public Policy is both varied and rapidly evolving, and the Search Committee welcomes applicants from diverse disciplines and areas of focus.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong understanding the breadth of scholarship and policy engagement on these issues, at the local, national and global levels, and a capacity to integrate work across boundaries. 

Applications should include a curriculum vita, the names and addresses of three references, a sample of recent research, and a brief account of research and teaching interests and experience.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 19, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit applications to job opening 304032 online to: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html

Address cover and reference letters to: Professor Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Chair of Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 300 Humphrey School, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, hhh-hr@umn.edu.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, retirement, and social security.  The starting date for this appointment is August 29, 2016, or as soon thereafter as possible. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, public assistance status, or sexual orientation.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Assistant Professor of Economic Geography, Deadlline 01/15/2016

Reference: JOB36983
Application deadline: 21 weeks 8 hours 18 minutes

                                            

Department of Geography & Earth Sciences

 

9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone: 704‑687‑5944; Fax: 704‑687‑5966; pfall@uncc.edu

 

Economic Geographer
Assistant Professor of Geography
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography in Economic Geography with a specialization in Globalization. We seek a dynamic scholar with research and teaching interests in global dimensions of the new economy and its embeddedness in metropolitan contexts who will complement the department’s strengths in urban and economic geography, support the College’s initiative on Globalization, and interact broadly with scholars within the Department and across the University. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The position will begin August 15, 2016.

Required Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in geography or related field at the time of appointment; (2) demonstrated excellence in scholarship; (3) expertise in Geographic Information Science, spatial data analytics and/or spatial modeling; (4) prior success in obtaining, or the demonstrated potential to obtain, external funding; (5) effective communication skills; (6) a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Desired Qualifications include: (1) evidence based scholarship on global processes in urban settings; (2) ability to teach in a diverse classroom setting; and (3) an understanding of the funding landscape of their disciplinary field and of interdisciplinary initiatives.

Applicants should explain how their research can be generalized across multiple geographic regions and demonstrate their potential to contribute to Project Mosaic, an initiative to enhance interdisciplinary social and behavioral science analytics across the University. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust and sustainable externally funded research program and to teach courses in economic geography at the M. A. and Ph.D. levels, as well as appropriate undergraduate courses as needed. The successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the academic community of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate leadership through advising and mentoring students, and contribute service at the Departmental, College, University, community and professional levels.      

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of social and physical scientists comprised of over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.A. in Geography, a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD). The Department houses the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Project Mosaic, and a Cartography Lab, as well as many Earth Science Labs.

As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area.  The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Candidates should submit the following to http://jobs.uncc.edu: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a statement of current and future research and teaching interests and experience; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) one to three representative writing examples or publications; (5) three letters of reference; and (6) unofficial graduate level transcripts. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  For more information contact Professor Patricia Fall, Search Committee Chair at pfall@unc.edu, and view our departmental website at http://www.geoearth.uncc.edu/

Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business, Real Estate Professor, Deadline 05/01/2016

Reference: JOB36982
Application deadline: 36 weeks 1 day 7 hours 18 minutes

Baylor University   
Hankamer School of Business

Faculty Position in Real Estate

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Department is seeking candidates with a doctorate degree in finance or real estate (or related fields) who are capable of making significant contributions both in real estate and their broader field of study. The desired primary teaching specialties are real estate appraisal, real estate finance, real estate investments and real estate development, although others will be considered.

Candidates must evidence both a strong commitment to teaching and research (which leads to high-quality refereed publications) and demonstrate an active Christian faith. The Department, School of Business and University provide excellent support for faculty research. 

Application and supplemental materials should be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30095. Questions regarding the position or the application process should be directed to Mike Stegemoller, Search Committee Chair (Michael_Stegemoller@baylor.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Research Specialist, Deadline 9/24/2015

Reference: JOB36981
Application deadline: 4 weeks 2 days 8 hours 18 minutes

University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Research Specialist, Deadline: 9/24/2015

Reference: Job ID #55860

University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
Positon Announcement

Description:
The Institute for Environmental Science and Policy seeks a candidate to develop agent-based models in NetLogo to better understand and formulate policies for complex urban and environmental problems, both for academic research, and for use by stakeholders in planning meetings. This involves extensive literature review to support the creative and appropriate conceptualization of complex problems and its transfer to NetLogo code. The positon is part-time and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Duties:
• In collaboration with Principal Investigator, research complex urban and environmental problems, the relevant actors and factors involved and appropriate parameter values, their system drivers and interactions, their effects and ways to measure them, and planning and policy implications; 
• Conceptualize the complex problem and the system producing it, coding and verification of agent-based models, preferably in NetLogo software, and validation;
• Develop appropriate documentation of the modeling process;
• Conduct simulations and analyze results;
• Assist in the development of interfaces to work with stakeholders, policy-makers and decision-makers;
• Draft and revise documents for publication of both models and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
A minimum of three years’ experience in complexity-based modeling applied to urban or environmental planning problems is required.
Proficiency in object-oriented programming, preferably in NetLogo, and all aspects of code development: appropriate conceptualization of complex urban or environmental problems for relevant model and simulation design, elegant and efficient coding, verification, sensitivity analysis, validation, and model documentation.
Ability to adequately and creatively conceptualize complex systems and translate them into stylized agent-based models.
Knowledge of the literature on complexity, in particular applied to socio-ecological systems.
Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to inform and parameterize models, and to analyze simulation results.
Effective technical and academic writing.

Application: For full consideration, submit cover letter and resume, including contact information for three references to UIC Job Board at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=55860.

Contact for inquiries: Tasneem Chowdhury, e-mail: tasneem@uic.edu

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability, Deadline 9/30/2015

Reference: JOB36979
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 8 hours 18 minutes

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow in Urban Sustainability

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKY CIC – http://lkycic.sutd.edu.sg/) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD – http://www.sutd.edu.sg/) focuses on the integrated use of technology, design and policy to study solutions for cities. The LKY CIC works with architects, designers, engineers, social scientists, and urban planners to understand the complex and critical issues of urbanization, and to explore sustainable and innovative urban solutions.

Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow

Description: The Centre is seeking to appoint a social scientist with demonstrated experience in researching questions of urban sustainability of Singapore, as well as other city-regions. The candidate is expected to demonstrate interest and expertise in both theoretical and practical aspects of urban sustainability. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods is necessary. The candidate will collaborate with experts in other fields such as engineering and architecture and in the public and private sector actors.

Basic qualifications include: The candidate should be a doctoral degree holder in sociology, geography, urban studies, or other related social science disciplines. Other important qualifications include: excellent writing skills; a track record or strong potential for academic publishing; experience in carrying out research that has practical or policy relevance; and strong oral communication and presentation skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have postdoctoral experience. ABDs able to complete their degree by end of 2015 or earlier may apply.

Applications must include: A curriculum vitae, detailed cover letter outlining research plans and future objectives in line with the Centre’s overall mission, a recent writing sample such as a scholarly journal article or other analytical report, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be sent electronically to Ms Eliza See (eliza_see@sutd.edu.sg) and Ms Mandy Ng (mandy_ng@sutd.edu.sg) in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. “Urban Sustainability Hire” should be clearly stated in the subject line. Applications should be received by the 30th of September, and review of applications will begin shortly thereafter.

Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design & Construction, Assistant Professor, Deadline 10/31/2015

Reference: JOB36978
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 13 hours 18 minutes

Michigan State University

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Position Announcement

Position: 
Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, in School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC)
Expected Start Date: January 2016

Appointment:
Full-time, tenure system, 9-month position
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualifications:
Ph.D. required with at least on graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  Candidates with qualifications in closely related fields will also be considered.  Applicants must demonstrate research and teaching potential.  Professional planning experience is desirable.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to maintain a robust externally funded research program, teach and contribute to the overall outreach effort of the School and University.  The position is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service.  Desired research areas include sustainable urban development, health cities, urban economics and/or other contemporary planning issues with clear external funding opportunities.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Urban and Regional Planning curriculum.  Teaching reponsibilities may include transportation, sustainable development, research methods for planning and development, visual communications, and/or GIS.  Teaching versatility is important at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Primary research and teaching responsibilities will be in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, however, the potential to crossover to other SPDC disciplines is desirable.

Application:
The position is closed on October 31, 2015.  Review of applications will begin on September 30.  MSU is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.  Required applicant documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, statements of research and teaching interests, and three reference letters.  Apply for Posting #1899 at https://jobs.msu.edu.  Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Judy Pardee, email: pardeej@msu.edu and Position-related questions: Dr. Peilei Fan, email: fanpeile@msu.edu.

University of California, Irvine, Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Planning & Policy, Deadline 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB36977
Application deadline: 10 weeks 1 day 8 hours 18 minutes

University of California, Irvine
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design

Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Planning and Policy

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine invites applications from productive scholars whose research addresses economic and fiscal aspects of environmental planning and policy. The topical area of focus is open, but candidates with research interests in the following areas are of particular interest: evaluation of the economic, environmental, and social justice implications of plans and policies, natural resource and environmental hazards management, and climate change and sustainable development policy. The ideal candidate will contribute to environmental dimensions of our planning, policy and urban studies curriculum and be able teach courses in the areas of natural resources management, urban ecology, environmental impacts of urbanization, fiscal policy, and/or economic analysis of policies and plans. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a Ph.D. in Economics, Planning, Policy or a closely-related field. A track record of external funding is desired.

Faculty members in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design rank in the top ten in scholarly productivity among all U.S. planning programs. We have research strengths in land use and transportation, inequality and economic opportunity, housing and community development, environmental and natural resource planning, urban design behavior, international development, and regional governance. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in Planning, Policy, and Design, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, a collaborative Master of Public Policy degree, and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 30, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start July 1, 2016. Candidates should apply online by submitting a cover letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three academic references, 1-3 publications or writing samples, and a brief statement of teaching interests and capabilities. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.  For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Doug Houston (houston@uci.edu).  Search committee representatives will be attending the ACSP Annual Conference in Portland and will be available to answer questions; please contact Doug Houston (houston@uci.edu) for related information.

UC Irvine, with over 29,000 students, is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. The campus is located five miles from the Pacific Ocean and forty miles south of Los Angeles, in a dynamic region at the heart of the diverse Southern California metropolis.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The recruit link for this position is:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02990

SUSPLACE: A Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network, 15 Early Stage Researchers, Deadling 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36976
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 10 hours 18 minutes

SUSPLACE is a Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission that will kick-off October 1, 2015. SUSPLACE aims to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study sustainable place-shaping practices. These 15 ESR positions at six universities are now open for application till October 1, 2015. See the list of the 15 individual research projects and host universities below.

The SUSPLACE approach will provide insight into how to utilize the full potential of places and communities for development and help to build capacities of people to engage in place-shaping processes and thus strengthen connectivity between policy-makers, academics, businesses and civil society.

SUSPLACE brings together six university partners and seven non-academic partners in seven European countries: The Netherlands, United Kingdom (Wales), Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Finland and Portugal. SUSPLACE offers an exciting opportunity in an emerging field of research for 15 ESR. ESR can potentially acquire a PhD at the end of the programme. SUSPLACE will provide training in scientific and professional skills to enable ESR to pursue an academic career or high-professional career at various institutes such as governments, NGOs, consultancies and businesses.

More information can be downloaded here:

  1. General information about the SUSPLACE Programme and 15 Research vacancies
  2. Detailed information pack for applicants
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

More general information about the Marie Curie Actions programme is available of the EU-websites and at Jobs for you supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

The 15 individual ESR projects are divided along five interconnected research themes: 1-3 InclusiveResilient and Connected Places, 4 Greening Economies, and 5 Pathways to Sustainability. The following ESR positions are offered at the participating six host universities. They will be available soon:

  • ESR 1. Sustainability awareness and agency. Country: Belgium. Host: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite

  • ESR 2. Eco-villages and sustainable living. Country: Finland. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland– Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en/luke-info/recruitment.

  • ESR 3. Sense of Place. Country: Finland. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland – Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en/luke-info/recruitment.

  • ESR 4. Managing the commons. Country: Portugal. Host: University of Aveiro – Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences: www.ua.pt

  • ESR 5. Re-grounding of practices. Country: Portugal. Host: University of Aveiro – Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences: www.ua.pt

  • ESR 6. The Energetic Society. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group, www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

  • ESR 7. Place ambassadors. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 8. Connected Learning Spaces. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 9. Leadership of Place. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group:  www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

  • ESR 10. Circular Economy. Country: Belgium. Host: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsit/

  • ESR 11. Place Branding. Country: Latvia. Host: Latvia University – Faculty of Social Sciences: www.lu.lv/eng/

  • ESR 12. Social economy, social entrepreneurship. Country: Latvia. Host: Latvia University – Faculty of Social Sciences: www.lu.lv/eng/

  • ESR 13. Nature as pathway. Host: Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland – Luke Economics and Society Research Unit: www.luke.fi/en

  • ESR 14. Sustainable city-regions. Country: United Kingdom, Wales. Host Institute: Cardiff University - Sustainable Places Research Institute: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

  • ESR 15. Place-based policies and pathways. Country: The Netherlands. Host: Wageningen University and Research centre – Rural Sociology Group, www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij/Vacatures.htm

    Benefits
    The ESR will be employed with normal social security coverage by the host institutions mentioned below and will have all benefits provided for in the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN fellowships regulations, including a highly competitive remuneration, living allowances and mobility expenses.

    Formal eligibility criteria

  • You are eligible as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) if you are, at the time of recruitment (i) in possession of a university degree, and (ii) have a maximum of four years of full-time research experience, including any period of research training. This is measured from the date when you obtained the degree which formally entitles you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided. Selection is, thus, based on professional experience in research, not on age. ESRs should not be PhD holders.

  • Candidates may be of any nationality.

  • Because the Marie Curie schemes are designed to encourage researcher’s mobility to improve career perspectives, a mobility criterion applies for recruitment: by the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where they apply for more than twelve months in the last three years. Short stays, such as holidays, are not included.

    Requirements

  • We are looking for candidates which have affinity with the topic, are motivated to participate in SUSPLACE and who are interested in participatory research.

  • The candidate should have proven skills in communication (including writing and presenting) and computer skills, be fluent in English and understand the rules and procedures of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.

  • Preferred qualifications for candidates include excellent grades, research talent (as proven by the master thesis, publications, participation in research projects) and personal ambition.

  • You are required to undertake transnational mobility when taking up a position in the SUSPLACE project. ESRs will follow training in different countries and spend secondments for three months at two academic or non-academic institutes.

  • An TOEFL or IELTS English language test may be required.

  • The ESR should start 1-4-2016.

    Applications should be sent latest by October 1st 2015 to the host institute. Delayed applications will not be considered.

    For more information about the SUSPLACE programme contact the coordinators lummina.horlings@wur.nl or dirk.roep@wur.nl.

University of North Texas, Campus Planner, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36975
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 8 hours 18 minutes

University of North Texas
Campus Planner

With a staff of 20 architects, interior designers and other construction and administrative professionals, this office provides professional planning and construction management for the campuses and System Administration for all major renovation and construction projects.

These responsibilities range from initial project development through programming, design, construction and commissioning.  Working closely with the administration, faculty, staff and students, the System Facilities Planning and Construction Office implements the highest standards in design, particularly focusing on high-performance, efficient, and sustainable facilities.

The SYS Facilities Planning & Construction Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Facilities Planner to join our team.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

This position is responsible for the development and management of short and long range campus planning projects.  This includes the programming of capital improvement projects, managing studies, and obtaining approvals to support project specific needs.  Other responsibilities include: facility space use studies, area plans, land use studies, campus zoning, impact analysis, public/private development, historic preservation, transportation, sustainability/environmental, development controls and demographic and economic studies. Work is performed under the supervision of the Associate Director, Facilities Planning and Development.

Bachelor's degree in Planning, Architecture, or closely related field; five years of progressively relevant planning and/or design experience or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of campus planning in the areas of urban design, site impact analysis, land use suitability, transportation, and functional planning

  • Knowledge of campus planning and current development including social and environmental impacts

  • Knowledge of design, cost, schedule and constructability of proposed capital projects.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and national building and life safety codes and regulations, or ability to assimilate within three (3) months

  • Ability to research, analyze and develop technical reports and presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to perform project management related tasks including managing outside professional service providers and developing and maintaining project schedules and budgets

  • Ability to manage multiple assigned projects, client relationships

  • Ability to organize and prioritize time and resources to meet internal and external deadlines

  • Ability to understand and comply with relevant procedures and regulations

  • Shows initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

  • Ability to work with computer programs to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve text and data

  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Master's Degree, preferably in Planning or closely related field

  • Knowledge of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reporting requirements

  • LEED AP BD+C accreditation

  • Experience related to campus planning, design, and construction

  • Experience in Higher Education

  • Experience with of AutoCAD, BIM, Photoshop and/or SketchUp (or similar 3D rendering tool)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

Please apply online at: jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61049

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

San Jose State University, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Deadline 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB36974
Application deadline: 12 weeks 2 days 9 hours 18 minutes

San José State University
San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Urban & Regional Planning
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23412
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in urban planning or a related field required at time of appointment.
Expertise in physical and land use planning, institutions and governance, urban design, community economic development, and/or real estate development.

The candidate should demonstrate the potential to

  • Develop a thriving research program and a record of distinguished scholarship record
  • Be an outstanding instructor for a diverse student body
  • Serve as a leader in the field of urban and regional planning, whether within the world of professional practice, the scholarly/ community, or the academic community
  • Engage actively in interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Contribute to department governance with enthusiasm and collegiality


Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:

The faculty member will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses for both the Master of Urban Planning degree program and the Urban Studies undergraduate minor.
  • Teach one or both of the following core MUP courses: land use planning and law and/or policy analysis.
  • Teach electives classes, most likely in the areas of urban design, community economic development, and/or real estate development.
  • Supervise graduate research projects.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of urban and regional planning.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic background – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advising.
  • Actively participate in departmental governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, and student support.

     

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 22, 2016

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, statement of research plans, and the names of at least three references who have agreed to write letters on your behalf by November 16, 2015 at apply.interfolio.com/30868 Original transcripts will be requested at a later date.

Please direct questions to:
Chair Hilary Nixon
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San Jose State University
Hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Urban Planning. This program, accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, was established in 1970 to prepare competent professionals who are well grounded in the theories, methods and techniques of planning in local, regional and state government for the purpose of improving the quality of urban regions. A special mission of the department is to promote planning educational opportunities for a diverse student population, including working students who prefer to attend the program on a part-time basis.

Located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Region, San José State University lies in the heart of Silicon Valley – one of the most innovative, rapidly changing and socially complex metropolitan areas of the nation. The San José metropolitan area and the larger Bay region offer outstanding opportunities for case studies and research in all aspects of urban and regional planning.

For further information about the Urban and Regional Planning Department, please visit our website: www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

 
 

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available.  You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban Design, Deadline 11/16/2015

Reference: JOB36973
Application deadline: 12 weeks 2 days 9 hours 18 minutes

UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban Design

The Department of Urban Planning invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Urban Design with a focus on the built and natural environment, and research interests in the physical, material, and design qualities of the metropolis, including its natural and social ecologies, sustainability, landscape, and infrastructure. We welcome scholars with domestic and global perspectives on urban design. The selected candidate will conduct lectures and seminars on topics relevant to these areas of focus and should also be able to provide studio instruction in urban design. We expect the new colleague to take the lead at UCLA in advancing collaborative and interdisciplinary research on the natural and built environments of cities and regions.

The Department of Urban Planning currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, 7 affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 visiting practice faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 4 active professors emeriti, 35 PhD students, 150 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies and design, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers. 

UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Urban Planning in particular is committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship, and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status (see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy for details).

While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The successful candidate is likely to have an accredited degree in landscape architecture, architecture, or planning, and a PhD in the same or related disciplines. The expected start date is July 1, 2016.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01401 by Monday, November 16, 2015 to be guaranteed full consideration.