University at Buffalo, SUNY, Two Positions Historic Preservation and Planning for Health; app review begins 11.28.2012

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Reference: JOB36587
Application deadline: CLOSED

Our faculty invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. The appointment is expected to begin in Fall 2013. Review of application, by a committee of Architecture and Planning faculty, begins on November 28, 2012 and will remain open until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

In the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, the selected candidate will be expected to contribute to existing research and teaching strengths, which include Master’s level specializations in:

  • Community Development and Neighborhood Planning
  • Economic and International Development
  • Environmental and Land Use Planning
  • GIS and Computer Applications
  • Urban Design and Physical Planning

And PhD-level strengths in:

  • Advanced Technology, Information Systems and Methods in Planning
  • Built Environment and Environmental Change
  • Declining Cities and Distressed Urban Communities
  • Disasters and Extreme Events
  • Health, food systems, human abilities, and environment

The department is searching for applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on the following areas of emphasis:

  1. Historic Preservation, with potential interests in preservation planning, cultural landscapes, and adaptation and regeneration of architecture and urban environments.
  2. Planning and Design for Public Health, including potential interest in roles of environment, design, neighborhoods and neighborhood distress, and public policy in health behavior, health risk factors, and health outcomes (including mental health outcomes). Candidates with an interest in planning to promote public health among people with special needs are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate may be given responsibilities in both graduate and undergraduate instruction, with assignments in the general curriculum as well as in specialized courses. Background in professional practice and interest in studio or workshop instruction are an asset. Candidates are especially welcome if they can span research and teaching interests in planning and architecture.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in urban planning, architecture, or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Our university also offers excellent benefits packages. The duties of a faculty member involve a combination of research, teaching (two classes per semester) and service. Course relief and research support are available for faculty in early stages of their career. The hired faculty member will be subject to expectations for excellence in scholarly productivity, teaching, and public and university service.

Our University

The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. It is the flagship and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus State University of New York System. With 27,000 students, the University at Buffalo is a Carnegie Class I research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The university offers 83 Ph.D. and 190
master’s degree programs, and has outstanding supercomputing, library, and research facilities, including numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes for faculty collaboration.

With eleven tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and additional clinical and adjunct faculty members, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of two accredited departments in a professional school of about 700 full-time equivalent students. The Department offers five degree programs: the B.A. in Environmental Design with about 100 students, the accredited Master’s of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree with about 90 students, two dual master’s degrees (with Architecture and Law), and a PhD.

Located in a distinctive nineteenth-century building on the university’s historic urban Campus (currently undergoing a $30 million renovation), the department benefits from an on-site architecture and planning library. The School of Architecture and Planning also benefits from excellent computing facilities.

Our Community

Near our campus is the University Heights neighborhood with coffee shops, eateries, bookstores, and a full array of commercial outlets and services. The campus is highly accessible, situated on a subway and other transit lines. Housing opportunities are abundant and affordable.

With a combined population of 9.7 million, the binational Niagara region of Western New York and Southern Ontario offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. The region spans an international border, and includes large cities, varied suburbs, dramatic landscapes, and quiet villages.

For additional information about the University at Buffalo and the community, see


Inquiries and/or nominations should be made as soon as possible. Applications should include curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three academic references, and a cover letter discussing the candidate's research and teaching. Applications should be submitted on-line at the following address: (Planning and Design for Public Health) (Historic Preservation)

Questions about the Planning and Design for Public Health position should be addressed to Prof. Samina Raja, Committee Co-Chair, at

Questions about the Historic Preservation position should be addressed to Prof. Daniel Hess, Committee Co-Chair, at

We actively encourage applications of women, men and protected group members. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.