The Department of Geography and Regional Planning invites applications for a full-time urban/regional planner tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2013. The ideal candidate will contribute to the core curriculum of the Department’s Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Regional Planning, with expertise in two or more of the following areas: 1) community economic development and housing; 2) public budgeting and finance; 3) transportation and land use planning. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach and conduct research utilizing some combination of geospatial techniques, transportation/land use interaction analysis, or quantitative methods. Evidence of effective instruction in planning program courses such as Planning History, Introduction to Planning, Planning Methods, and Planning Theory will merit additional consideration, as will professional experience and credentials.
We seek a planner with a strong orientation towards teaching and the ability to teach courses ranging from introductory planning and geography courses to graduate seminars. The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education. A Ph.D. in planning, geography or allied field is required. Ph.D. candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the degree must be in hand by the time of employment. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s), which may include a teaching demonstration.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, a Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Regional Planning, and a Master’s degree in geography, with concentrations in GIS/Cartography, Environmental Planning, and Regional Planning. Further information regarding the department and its programs can be found at www.iup.edu/georegionalplan. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a Doctoral I university with an enrollment of over 15,000 students, located in the town of Indiana, approximately fifty-five miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the picturesque Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania.
Applicants should submit, via electronic or hard copy, a letter of application, a statement of teaching/research philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Dr. Dey Whit Watts, Dey.Watts@iup.edu, Search Chair, Department of Geography & Regional Planning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 421 North Walk, Room 9 Leonard Hall, Indiana, PA 15705-1087. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.