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ACSP Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) CV Book 2020 – 2021

Tuesday, July 28, 2020  
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This year, the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) will prepare and post a collection of CVs from people of color seeking teaching and faculty positions in planning. POCIG’s mission is to advance the interests and concerns of people and communities of color within the planning academia and the profession. As such, we particularly encourage CVs from scholars of color whose research and teaching supports this mission.

CVs are welcome from doctoral students starting their teaching and faculty careers, those who have a position and are considering a move, and advanced ABD doctoral candidates. The CV book is hosted on the ACSP POCIG website for any potential employer to view and is also disseminated widely via email. The deadline for submissions for 2020-2021 is Friday, September 25, 2020. Please distribute this call widely.

Formatting your CV
Please use the format guidelines below. If you deviate from them, we may not be able to include your CV.

  • Submit a CV of no more than two pages;
  • Print your name at the top – not “resume” or “vitae;”
  • Do NOT paginate
  • At least one-inch margins;
  • Do NOT use footers of any kind;
  • Choose three specializations for categorization purposes and include them in the body of the email (see possible categories below);
  • Submit your CV as a PDF and check the PDF version to ensure that the formatting is correct before sending it in.

Additional Suggested Guidelines

  • Consider what the two pages look like – your experience and background should be easy to see;
  • Think about what the two pages say about you – your strengths and skills should jump right out; and
  • Check previous CV Books on the ACSP website for guidance.

Categorizing your CV
Please choose three categories from the following list. You may also suggest categories not listed below; however, please let us know which category you prefer if we decide to add your suggestion.

  1. Analytical Methods & Computer Applications
  2. Economic Development
  3. Environmental Planning & Resource Management
  4. Race, Ethnicity, & Gender in Planning
  5. Housing & Community Development
  6. International Development Planning
  7. Land Use Policy & Governance
  8. Food Systems, Community Health, & Safety
  9. Planning Education & Pedagogy
  10. Planning History
  11. Planning Process, Administration, Law & Dispute Resolution
  12. Planning Theory
  13. Regional Planning
  14. Transportation & Infrastructure Planning
  15. Urban Design

CV Submission
Proof your CV carefully, convert it to PDF format and email it to POCIG at ( with the subject line “POCIG CV” by Friday, September 25, 2020.

Further Information on POCIG
The vision of The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Planners of Color Interest Group (ACSP-POCIG) as outlined in its 2011 strategic plan is as follows:

We envision a planning academy and profession that advances social and racial justice. We envision the evolution of this academy so that its faculty and students reflect the nation’s diverse people. We envision that the mission of POCIG is viewed by all as critical to the health and future of the institution of ACSP.

We embrace three fundamental premises: first, that planning as a field recognizes social and racial justice as central to the vitality of places, and it recognizes disparity and injustice as barriers to thriving, sustainable, resilient communities. Second, planning scholarship recognizes and illuminates institutionalized inequality, structures that perpetuate inequality, and the fact that all planning issues are inextricably linked with race and class issues. Third, planning education prepares professionals to work with communities of color and to seek social justice through the expansion of choice and opportunity for all persons.

The planning academy—its faculty and students—represents the full diversity of our people in our society. Many of our planning schools are inclusive, with robust engagement with communities of color. POCIG is a locus of connection, networking, and support for planning academics of color in ACSP and in ACSP member schools and other institutions of higher education. The research, knowledge, and participation of POCIG guide the programmatic aims of ACSP in addressing diversity in the planning academy.

CV Book Committee

  • Jesus Barajas, University of California, Davis
  • Danielle Zoe Rivera, University of Colorado Boulder (
  • Evan Wise, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

POCIG Leadership

  • Co-Chair (2018-2020)
    Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland (
  • Co-Chair (2019-2021)
    Fernando Burga, University of Minnesota (
  • Secretary-Treasurer (2018-2020)
    Ivis Garcia Zambrana, University of Utah (
  • Student Representative (2019-2021)
    Ariam Torres Cordero, University of Illinois (


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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