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Santa Clara University, Tenure Track Assistant Professor for Sustainable Urban Planning, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36966
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 14 hours 33 minutes

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Purpose
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Studies, with a focus in sustainable urban planning to begin in Fall 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field with an emphasis on sustainable urban and regional development. The successful candidate will have: a research plan with clear opportunities to involve undergraduates, demonstrated ability to conduct externally funded research, and evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Desired research areas include: water resources, transportation, pollution, environmental justice, urban and regional change, or energy. We are especially interested in candidates who use quantitative and mixed methods, and regularly work with the analysis of large complex datasets. Teaching responsibilities will include Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses that are congruent with the candidate’s expertise. For more information about the curriculum and faculty see http://www.scu.edu/ess.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have excellent teaching abilities and a compelling research agenda that includes opportunities for undergraduate students. Santa Clara University values individuals who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences feel welcomed and are encouraged to thrive.

Responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to:

A. Teaching courses that will include: Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses congruent with the candidate’s expertise.  SCU is on the quarter system, and a typical load is two courses per quarter.

B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with these courses, including (1) conducting all assigned class meetings, (2) assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course learning objectives, (3) holding weekly office hours on campus and (4) assigning and submitting student grades to the Student Records office by the designated deadline.

C. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Environmental Studies and Sciences department.

D. Developing an outstanding research program at SCU that can accommodate participation of undergraduates.

E. Serving the Department, the College, and the University in such capacities as are needed, appropriate to rank and experience.

Please visit https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/3229 for more information.

Moore & Associates, Inc., Experienced Transit Planner, Deadline 08/14/2015

Reference: JOB36965
Application deadline: 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours 33 minutes

Experienced Transit Planner

The primary focus of this position is development and implementation of transit planning projects on behalf of the firm’s public sector clientele. Key projects include Short Range Transit Plans, Transit Development Plans, Long Range Transit/Transportation Plans, Triennial Performance Audits, and Comprehensive Operational Analyses. Optimal candidate will have significant direct experience with these types of projects.  Other potential work assignments include peer reviews, schedule-building, capital and financial planning, market research data analysis, and fare analysis.

Work requires applying wide range of technical and professional transit planning knowledge to new and recurring work activities.  This position also supervises and mentors other staff within the firm’s transit planning group.

This position is a full-time placement in the firm’s Valencia, CA headquarters.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of planning, research, and data collection
  • Knowledge of public transit operations
  • Familiarity with standard statistical procedures, including use of IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Understanding of pertinent federal and state laws, guidance, and regulations specific to public transportation; specific knowledge of California and Arizona environments preferred
  • Analytical and mathematical skills to interpret and apply research data
  • Technical report writing
  • Effective written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and understand the importance of deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and ability to use Internet applications (i.e., Basecamp)
  • Working knowledge of ArcView GIS 10.0 or higher


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related area of study; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of professional transit planning experience
  • AICP certification preferred


Key Work Activities

  • Working with planning team on routine and complex transit projects
  • Evaluating system/service performance and crafting recommendations on technical aspects of transit planning
  • Preparing/writing project reports, client policy papers, grant/funding applications, project status reports, technical memoranda, and white papers
  • Supervising/mentoring other transit planning staff
  • Assisting with firm’s Business Development activities
  • Making presentations to community, business, and decision-making groups
  • Collecting a variety of statistical data to prepare reports and maps on topics such as demographic distribution, land use, and transportation
  • Interpreting and applying federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes to specific projects
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing field data (some overnight travel may be required)
  • Attendance at client meetings and industry conferences as directed (some overnight travel required)
  • Maintaining/developing client relationships
  • Other duties as assigned


Compensation/Benefits
$58,000 to $62,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications.  Company-provided benefits include healthcare, annual leave, paid holidays, 401K Plan, educational assistance, and business casual dress.

Application Procedure
All submittals will be held in confidence.

  • Submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples online to transitfirm@gmail.com.  Indicate “Experienced Transit Planner” in your subject line. 
  • Cover letter - Your cover letter should provide specifics of experience and qualifications, salary requirements, and availability.
  • Resume - Your resume must include all education/experience for the past five years. Incomplete submittals will not be considered. 
  • Writing Sample(s) (two maximum) - Writing samples must have transit or transit-related focus.  Must include signed statement of authorship.
  • Signed statement of availability.

 

Employment is conditional on pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background assessment.  We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

 

Moore & Associates, Inc., Associate Planner, Deadline 08/14/2015

Reference: JOB36964
Application deadline: 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours 33 minutes

Associate Planner

The primary focus of this position is implementation of a variety of transportation-related planning projects including transit service evaluation, planning and operations analysis, market research analysis, and management audits. The Associate Planner will also organize and supervise data collection activities and field assignments, participate in client meetings/presentations as directed, and assist with public involvement activities.  

This recruitment reflects full-time placement at the firm’s Valencia, CA headquarters.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of planning, research, and data collection
  • Knowledge of public transit operations
  • Familiarity with standard statistical procedures, including use of IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Analytical and mathematical skills to interpret and apply research data
  • Technical report writing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain project timelines, develop and manage project budgets, and oversee multiple, concurrent priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and ability to use Internet applications (i.e., Basecamp)
  • Working knowledge of ArcView GIS 10.0 or higher


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional/Transportation Planning or a closely related field, with a Transportation emphasis
  • At least two years of professional public transportation/transit planning experience
  • Must have successfully completed transit-related projects in an academic or professional setting
  • Master’s degree preferred.


Travel
Periodic overnight travel to work assignments throughout the western United States will be required.  Reliable transportation required prior to commencing employment.  

Compensation/Benefits
$45,000 to $55,000, dependent upon qualifications.  Company-provided benefits include healthcare, annual leave, paid holidays, 401K, and educational assistance.

Application Procedure
All submittals will be held in confidence.

  • Submit cover letter and resume online to transitfirm@gmail.com.  Indicate “Associate Planner” in your subject line. 
  • Cover letter - Your cover letter should provide specifics of experience and qualifications as well as salary requirements. 
  • Resume - Resume must include all education/experience for past five years. Incomplete submittals will not be considered. 
  • Writing Sample(s) (two maximum) - Writing samples must have transit or transit related focus.  Must include signed statement of authorship.
  • Signed statement of availability.


Employment is conditional on pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background assessment.  We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

Rowan University, Assistant Professor, Urban Regional Planning, Tenure Track, Deadline 10/01/2015

Reference: JOB36963
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 13 hours 33 minutes

Assistant Professor, Urban Regional Planning, Tenure Track

The Department of Geography & Environment at Rowan University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 1, 2016.

We seek candidates with expertise in urban and regional planning, especially as these intersect with urban geography, environmental issues and sustainable cities. The successful candidate will support our Bachelor’s of Science in Planning degree program and contribute to the Department’s programs in Environmental Studies (BA), Geography (BA), and GIScience (BS). The department has nearly two hundred majors and is committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, civic engagement, and involving undergraduates in research activities.

The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced courses in planning and related topics and is expected to value teaching excellence. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research agenda with potential to obtain external funding. Strong qualitative or quantitative skill sets, professional certifications, or experience in designing and teaching online courses are all favorable additional attributes.
Ph.D. required at time of appointment; post-doctoral or previous university experience preferred.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and separate statements detailing research agenda and teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submitted documents should demonstrate a candidate’s potential for integration with Rowan University and specifically the Department of Geography & Environment.

Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full time permanent basis.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-search.aspx

University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Deadline 11/2/2015

Reference: JOB36962
Application deadline: 15 weeks 1 day 17 hours 33 minutes

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Design

Position Description

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to help us continue integrating physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development.

Taubman College and Urban Planning at Michigan

For over 100 years the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as the Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture.

The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan empowers faculty, students, and community partners to promote social justice and enhance sustainability through urban and regional planning. We pursue innovative and applied scholarship, multi-disciplinary and engaged learning, and meaningful public service. Leveraging location and resources, we engage today’s most challenging issues in the U.S. and around the world. We work to improve public decision-making and the physical design of urban spaces by promoting planning with a long-term, regional, and socially responsible perspective.

Qualifications

The following qualifications are required:

  • A graduate degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or related field
  • Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and design
  • The demonstrated ability and desire to teach physical planning and design methods courses and studio courses
  • A developing or established program of research, publication, and/or creative practice that cumulates to significant contributions to scholarship

 

The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • A sustained interest in collaborating with disciplinary and interdisciplinary colleagues to design and engage in research projects
  • Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in a program with a diverse student body
  • Familiarity with and capacity for developing and securing grants to support research

 

How to Apply

Step one:

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The letter of interest should explain the applicant’s qualifications and research and design interests. It should demonstrate how the applicant’s scholarly and creative pursuits would contribute to the study and instruction of physical planning and design in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan.

Submissions should be made in a single PDF file following this link: http://internal.tcaup.umich.edu/dev/position-search/DesignPlan-Tenure-Track.html

Step Two:

Submit an application as an external (or if applicable, internal) candidate via http://umjobs.org/ and search Job ID 113018. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions or hardcopy materials, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Anya Istomina at istomina@umich.edu.

Applications will be considered starting November 2, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information

For more information about Taubman College, see http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu.

For more information about the Urban and Regional Planning program, see http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/urbanplanning.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Executive Director, Urban Transportation Center, Deadline 08/24/2015

Reference: JOB36961
Application deadline: 5 weeks 5 days 12 hours 33 minutes

Executive Director, Urban Transportation Center
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago


The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Urban Transportation Center.  With nearly $400 million in research, UIC shares with 62 other public and 33 private US universities the classification as Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Position. We are seeking a highly qualified and accomplished individual for the executive directorship of UTC. The Executive Director will report to the Dean directly and be responsible for: devising and implementing operational policies for UTC; coordinating and ensuring the continued growth, quality and development of UTC's research program; generating sufficient research funding to ensure that UTC is able to operate in a stable financial condition; establishing UTC ties with researchers across multiple disciplines as well as with members of the general transportation community and executives from other transportation agencies; direct activities of UTC staff; monitor and review the financial and administrative practices of UTC to ensure effective management; ensure the professional development of UTC staff; ensure the preparation and review of UTC's annual budget and other budgets and/or reports that may be required by CUPPA; and promote and engage in research. A faculty/instructor appointment with one of UIC's academic departments is optional.

Urban Transportation Center (UTC). The Urban Transportation Center is dedicated to conducting research and providing education and technical assistance on urban transportation planning, policy, operations and management. The Center is a campus-wide initiative with affiliated faculty and students from Urban Planning and Policy, Engineering, Management, Economics, and Public Administration.  The UTC concentrates research in four clusters of activity: transit planning, operations and management; transportation funding and financing; freight planning operations and management; and data development for transportation planning and analysis. UTC has research capability in intelligent transportation, asset management, the environment, community development, transit trip computer management, human transportation services, active transportation and safety. UTC has worked with national, state, regional and local transportation and planning agencies, non-profits, private industry and other universities to address transportation issues. Our highly interdisciplinary center is composed of faculty, staff and research assistants with an external funding level of approximately $2.7 million annually. Please visit our web site at www.utc.uic.edu for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications. PhD or Juris Doctor Degree with a strong background in urban transportation, government relations, or urban planning.  Alternatively a master’s degree with an exceptionally strong similar background.
Ten years’ experience in urban transportation or urban planning with expert knowledge of urban transportation systems.
Strong leadership and management capability
Experience in fundraising and business management.

Professional Qualifications. National reputation of accomplishments; a track record of effective leadership and management; and the ability to build consensus and to work within a variety of institutional settings.


Application Procedure. For fullest consideration, please apply by August 24, 2015 via the university application system at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board (Job ID #54244). A completed online application and the following attachments are required for consideration:  a letter of application, resume, and names of three references.  The anticipated start date of the Executive Director appointment will be December 1, 2015.  For specific questions about the position, please send an email to CUPPA@uic.edu with a subject line of "UTC Executive Director Search." UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

American University, Facility and Campus Planner, Deadline 08/15/2015

Reference: JOB36960
Application deadline: 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours 33 minutes

Position Number: 12344 
Department: Planning & Project Management 
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt 
Band: Team Leader/Consultant B 
Position Type: Full-time Staff 
 
Description:
Working under minimal direct supervision, this position assists the Director of Planning and Project Development with campus and facilities planning, space management, performance metrics analysis, and project development including programming, conceptual design, budgeting, and scheduling for renovation and new campus/facilities projects. This position is responsible for maintaining and providing anaylsis of the space inventory database, in order to document and statistically present the use, assignment and characteristics of facilities in use or available for assignment. This position will develop and maintain other databases as needed including classroom utilization and space assessments. The incumbent will develop and analyze plans and requests related to campus space allocation and make recommendations for educational facility space by both academic and administrative divisions and departments.

Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, interior design or other relevant field or the equivalent in education, training and experience related to construction and project management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 - 8 years of experience in architecture, campus and facility planning and, database and graphics software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse organization
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve confrontational issues as they arise
  • Ability to develop and manage expectations
  • Familiarity with design and construction processes and with City, State, and Federal codes, ordinances, and entitlement process
  • Ability to develop design and construction project scopes, budgets, and schedules
  • Ability to understand architectural floor plans and derive statistical data from them.
  • Ability to use computer aided drafting programs (AutoCAD), presentation software (Adobe Photoshop), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases


Additional Information:
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

To Apply Please Visit: https://jobs.american.edu

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Cleveland State University, Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development, Deadline 11/13/2015

Reference: JOB36959
Application deadline: 16 weeks 4 days 13 hours 33 minutes

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development (tenure-track)

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Position Description: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of economic development planning or policy. We seek someone with the potential or ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs and applied research incorporating urban planning, public administration, and/or economic development. The candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning and Development, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Urban Studies degrees and will contribute to our specializations in Economic Development. There is also an expectation that the candidate will teach in our new Bachelor of Economic Development degree program and other undergraduate offerings. Opportunities to work with doctoral students also exist.

The hiring for this position is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to criminal background check. The start date is August 2016.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, public administration, public policy, urban studies, economics, political science, geography, finance related to urban economic development, or a related field. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Candidates must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in planning, economic development, urban policy and urban studies. Candidates must have a research record with demonstrated expertise in economic development.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and research expertise in economic development planning and policy, with interest in one or more of the following areas: workforce, anti-poverty policy, industry organization, sustainable development and/or the practice of economic development. Demonstrated ability in raising external funding and interest in working with the College’s applied research centers, especially the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Community Planning and Development, is desired at the Assistant Professor level, and expected at the Associate level. The ability to advance understanding and familiarity with issues related to economic development in evolving market climates and in slow-growth metropolitan areas, such as Cleveland; experience with on-line teaching; and interest in working with Ph.D. students is also desirable, especially at the Associate Professor level. The ability to contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the Levin College.

Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/3324. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents.The review of applications begins November 13, 2015; open until filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a personal statement that describes the candidate’s interest in the Levin College, his or her expected research agenda his or her teaching and service interests and expertise, and the undergraduate and graduate courses currently offered at the Levin College the candidate is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Candidates must specify if they are applying at the Associate or Assistant level. Please include a list of three references with contact information. Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at v.hicks@csuohio.edu. Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at r.simons@csuohio.edu.

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at http://urban.csuohio.edu/.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Cleveland State University, College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice, Deadline 10/05/2015

Reference: JOB36958
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 12 hours 33 minutes

Cleveland State University
College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice

Position Description: Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a College Lecturer in Urban Planning to help provide education in the area of urban planning practice. We seek someone with the ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs including urban planning, neighborhood and community development, housing policy, real estate, sustainability, and historic preservation. The candidate will teach primarily in our undergraduate Urban Planning track housed within our BA in Urban Studies, or in our proposed BA in City/Community Planning. Some teaching in our established Master of Urban Planning and Development is also possible. This is primarily a teaching position with a base teaching load of four courses per semester, with additional optional summer teaching opportunities available. This is a non-tenure track teaching position which may be renewed for six years with the opportunity for renewal and advancement in rank after six years subject to a peer-review process. The start date is August 15, 2016.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, urban studies, or a related field OR a master’s degree in Urban Planning or a related field with 10 or more years of relevant professional urban planning experience and college-level teaching experience. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in urban planning, urban studies and urban policy, and graduate courses in urban planning and development and urban studies, and to contribute to urban policy.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching expertise in city or urban planning, with interest in one or more of the following areas: housing, community development and local planning practice, housing and retail development, land use, zoning, GIS, environmental planning, urban real estate development, historic preservation, sustainable development, and the urban planning process. The AICP designation is desirable. Familiarity with, and the ability to teach, fundamentals of city planning practice. Experience using on-line and/or IVDL teaching formats. The ability to contribute to the Levin College’s national reputation for excellence in city management and urban policy through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service area or to the profession, or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/3206. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. The review of applications begins October 5, 2015; open until filled. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents. Candidates should submit a personal statement covering teaching, community service experience and interests, and expertise related to city and community planning. The statement should also include information on which courses currently offered at the Levin College he or she is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at http://urban.csuohio.edu/. A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Please include a list of three references with contact information.

Contact Information: Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at v.hicks@csuohio.edu. Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at r.simons@csuohio.edu.

Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Occidental College, Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Assistant Professor, Deadline 10/30/2015

Reference: JOB36957
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 11 hours 33 minutes

Urban and Environmental Policy Department  
Occidental College  
Los Angeles, California

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level.  The position will begin fall of 2016.

We invite candidates that support the commitment of the department to social, economic, and environmental justice in their teaching, research, and service. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on the intersection of the urban environment and political economy in the context of the development of a greener and more sustainable economy. We would like to interview candidates who focus their research and teaching on the green economy, natural resources, energy, climate, and food issues, and their relation to race and class. The appointment will support the department’s interdisciplinary curricular and research efforts that integrate urban and environmental studies and policy. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to economics, environmental studies, energy and resources, environmental science, geography, political ecology, political economy, and urban planning.  Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and research are connected to policy and planning issues, and emphasize the links between environmental issues and racial, economic and social inequality and have demonstrated experience helping students evaluate and engage in community-based learning and research that advance efforts to create  just and livable communities.  We are interested in how the work of our new colleague relates to college’s location in the Los Angeles area.

Our new colleague will be expected to teach five courses a year, including shared teaching of our intro-level course Environment and Society (UEP 101) and our two-semester senior comps course (UEP 410 and 411) in which students undertake a year-long applied research project, often with a community “client” or partner.  We are interested in candidates who will teach some of the following courses: Urbanization and the Environment, Resilient Cities, Food and the Environment, Food Justice, Climate Justice,  Energy and the Economy, Natural Resource Policy, and the Green Economy. We also want our new colleague to develop his/her own courses that will add to our existing curriculum and excite our students. There are opportunities for team-teaching with faculty within our department and in other Occidental departments.

The successful candidate will join a strong department (UEP) that currently has four full-time faculty members as well as affiliated faculty in other departments and practitioners who teach a variety of applied courses as adjunct faculty. UEP also houses a student-run garden and our students and faculty have led several campus-wide sustainability efforts. Our faculty and students also work with our action research center, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI).  UEPI has a staff of 12 researchers and advocates who conduct social justice research and administer programs that advance its social change mission, such as the Farm to School/Pre-School program and numerous planning, policy, and community-engaged initiatives.  It has become an institutional hub for many community engagement initiatives on campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.

Our new colleague will help further the college’s goals related to community engagement. We pride ourselves on giving our students robust opportunities for experiential learning, community-based research, and internships. Our department has helped lead efforts on campus, along with the Center for Community Based Learning and the Office of Community Engagement, to link the college’s academic program with community involvement, including expanding community internships and community-oriented research projects for our students.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of specialization.  ABDs near completion will be considered with the expectation the candidate completes her/his doctoral degree within one year of the date of hire.  

For a description of our department and its existing courses in our catalog, please visit our departmental website at:http://www.oxy.edu/uep and our UEPI website at http://www.oxy.edu/uepi.

We seek candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research and/or service. U.S. News has consistently ranked Occidental as one of the liberal arts colleges most committed to diversity. We rank near the top of very selective liberal arts colleges in terms of the proportion of low-income students with Pell Grants. Situated in the vibrant neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles allows convenient access to major cultural and natural attractions in the nation’s second largest city. The College supports interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a talented, engaged, and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world.

Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer. Underrepresented minorities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

All materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015. We will contact finalists in December to schedule interviews on campus during January 2016.

These materials include:

  1. An electronic form a letter of interest that demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment as well as a commitment to our mission of sustainable and just cities. That letter should include a statement of teaching philosophy, areas of teaching interest, plans for research, and a statement about how the candidate will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment for all students.
  2. ​Curriculum vitae
  3. Evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. Three Letters of Reference (with at least one that can attest to teaching performance or abilities)

Please submit these materials to Ms. Sylvia Chico, Search Committee Coordinator, Urban & Environmental Policy Department, schico@oxy.edu.

University of California, Irvine; Dean, School of Social Ecology, Deadline 09/30/2015

Reference: JOB36946
Application deadline: 10 weeks 5 days 12 hours 33 minutes

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY
UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA ▪ IRVINE

DEAN, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY

The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Social Ecology. We seek a distinguished scholar and innovative administrator with an outstanding national reputation and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusiveness, who will bring vision and inspiring leadership to the School.

The School of Social Ecology, a unique multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic unit at the University of California, Irvine, is comprised of three departments: the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (http://cls.soceco.uci.edu/); the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design (http://ppd.soceco.uci.edu/); and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (http://psb.soceco.uci.edu/).  Anchored by a commitment to interdisciplinary research, diversity and inclusive excellence, and teaching that is inspired by pressing social problems, the School embraces theory development and scholarship that advances basic science, the practical application of scholarly knowledge, preparation of students to engage with others and assume leadership roles, and civic engagement in the communities upon which we depend and to which we contribute.

The School is home to 66 faculty, more than 2,670 undergraduate students, 367 graduate students, over 20,000 alumni, four undergraduate degrees and eight graduate degrees, including two professional degrees. The School is also home to six Centers: the Center for Evidence Based Corrections, the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, the Center for Psychology and Law, the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, the Community Outreach Partnership Center, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society. Further information about the School can be found at: http://socialecology.uci.edu/

The new Dean will have the opportunity to implement a robust university mandate for interdisciplinary, problem-focused research and teaching, and to advance the mission of the School.  Key selection criteria will include:

  • Recognized intellectual leader in criminology, law and society, planning, psychology, public affairs, or other related field
  • Leading advocate for interdisciplinary research
  • Dedicated to establishing a culture that promotes the growth and recruitment of an exceptional and diverse faculty
  • Strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the community and other stakeholders in resource development, fund raising, and advancement of the School
  • Established success as an administrator, including faculty leadership, staff development, fund raising, and fiscal and facility management


This is an exceptional leadership opportunity in the premier public university system in the world. The University of California, Irvine, one of the ten campuses in the University of California system, is one of sixty-two universities in the U.S. and Canada selected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. University of California, Irvine is currently engaged in ambitious strategic planning and fund raising that will add to the campus's considerable resources.

Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of relevant experience and a vision for the School, curriculum vitae, and names of three or more references.  A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We encourage electronic application submission; please click the online application link to begin the submission process: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02816

Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be sent to jiwon@uci.edu.

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.

University of Oregon, Visiting Faculty Position in Deptartment of Planning, Public Policy & Management, Deadline 08/04/2015

Reference: JOB36944
Application deadline: 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours 33 minutes

Position Announcement
Posting # 15176 University of Oregon
This posting expires August 4, 2015.

Visiting Faculty Position, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at University of Oregon invites applicants for a full‐time, one academic year, non‐renewable Visiting Faculty position to participate in teaching, curriculum development, and research in the program of Community and Regional Planning. The visiting faculty is expected to teach six courses including Introduction to Planning, Research Methods, and electives based on interests (e.g., Sustainable Transportation, Land Use/Land Development, Housing, Natural Resources Policy, etc). He or she is also expected to provide general advising help for students’ professional projects.

The appointment is expected to commence in September 2015. The minimum qualification is Ph.D. (ABD candidates eligible) in Planning or related field. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to taking an active role in service to the department. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and applications from minority candidates are encouraged. For more information on the nature of the teaching or other assignments for the position, please contact Yizhao Yang, Interim Program Director of Community and Regional Planning, at yizhao@uoregon.edu 541.346.0833.

TO APPLY: Submit the following by email in one combined pdf: 1) cover letter describing teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references.  Please email your pdf application to pppm@uoregon.edu and address it to:  CRP Visiting Instructor Search Committee. Review of applications will commence two weeks from posting date (approx. June 4, 2015). The search will remain open until the position is filled.  This position is subject to criminal background check.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired

About the Department and University of Oregon:
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, in the beautiful Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines. 

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is concerned with the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address some of the most important problems facing society today. With the unique policy and planning environment of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, PPPM builds off this region’s international reputation for livability, pioneering planning, and innovative policy as we explore how to make the world a better place. PPPM is one of the units of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education in architecture, art, arts administration, digital arts, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and product design.

As one of the three programs within the department, the CRP program is a professionally accredited master's program that has awarded degrees in planning since 1968. The progressive planning and environmental programs of the State of Oregon and the applied, problem-solving orientation of the CRP program attract an increasing number of students from the U.S. and the Pacific Basin. The two-year degree program enrolls approximately 25-30 students each year.