The Department of Urban Planning at the University of Kansas invites applications from qualified persons for appointment at the assistant professor level.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in environmental planning, and be able to create linkages with land use and/or transportation planning. Candidates should be capable of teaching some core courses, contributing to one or more areas within the department’s specializations, and contributing to interdisciplinary initiatives beyond the Department. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (I) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2)Promoting Well- Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. Please see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes for more information on these research initiative areas.
A Ph.D. in urban planning or a related field is required. Candidates may apply who have not completed their Ph.D. degree but anticipate doing so very soon after the start date at the University of Kansas. Professional experience is highly desirable.
The Urban Planning Department offers an accredited Master of Urban Planning degree. The two-year program typically has 40 students enrolled. There is a full-time faculty of five, supported by several adjunct professors and instructors.
With an enrollment of 24,000 students, The University of Kansas is in Lawrence, a community of 88,000. Lawrence is located 40 miles (50 minutes) west of downtown Kansas City. It ranks at the top among the nation’s communities in terms of:
• Best streets in America (American Planning Association Great Places Award)
• Best small art towns in America (The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America),
• Most culture per capita in cities under 100,000 population (Rand McNally’s Places Rated Almanac),
• Ability to manage growth, maintain vibrant downtowns, and preserve historic sites (National Trust for Historic Preservation),
• Public school district (Expansion Management Magazine), and
• Affordable Housing and Quality of Life (Expansion Management Magazine).
Applicants are required to complete an online application at http://employment.ku.edu (search keyword “urban”). A cover letter and curriculum vita outlining the candidate's qualifications, teaching interests, and research interests, as well as the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references should be submitted at the time of application. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2013.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Kirk McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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