University of Maryland-College Park, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies & Planning; review of apps begins 12.15.2013

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Reference: JOB36603
Application deadline: CLOSED

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The successful candidate will hold an appointment with the Urban Studies and Planning Program (URSP).

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the University’s three-fold mission of education, research and public outreach, and is expected to contribute to an inter-disciplinary academic environment with an active externally-funded research agenda that links theory and practice. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to our explicit commitment to public outreach and engagement, while educating and mentoring both professionally-oriented Master of Community Planning (MCP) students as well as students in the Ph.D. program in Urban and Regional Planning and Design.

Areas of specialization sought are land use and/or environmental planning/sustainability and/or urban design. The new hire is expected to have expertise in planning technologies related to his or her specialization.

Qualifications include evidence of a research agenda in the candidate’s field and a terminal degree in a field relevant to the specializations sought – such as planning, landscape architecture, community development, environmental planning, public policy, urban design or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates who are capable of leading community planning studios.

The University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program (URSP) is located in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. In addition to the Urban Studies and Planning Program, the School includes master’s degree programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development; a Bachelor degree in Architecture; and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and Design. URSP is one of two professionally accredited planning programs in Maryland, and offers a 48-credit professional Master of Community Planning degree as well as joint planning degrees with the Historic Preservation Program, the Architecture Program and the University of Maryland Law School.

Research and teaching interests of our nationally recognized faculty span a range of planning issues including land use and growth management, housing, economic development and social planning.

Six of URSP’s faculty members are also research faculty with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education (NCSGRE), and include the Center’s director. The NCSGRE is a multidisciplinary enterprise of four University of Maryland units including the College of Engineering, the School of Public Policy, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, which also acts as its administrative home. The Center also is home to the Environmental Finance Center, the Transportation Policy Research Group, the Housing Strategies Group and the Center for the Use of Sustainable Practices. Since its establishment in 2000, the NCSGRE has developed a national and international reputation for scholarly and applied research in a variety of planning disciplines and continues to make contributions on those issues that confront planners and policy makers at the international, national, state and local level.

The University of Maryland-College Park is the flagship campus of the Maryland system and plays a leadership role in Maryland’s growth as one of the premier centers for research in the nation. It is now ranked 19th among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Maryland is located in the nation’s northeast corridor in close proximity to Washington, DC, as well as Baltimore city, a major metropolitan center, as well as Annapolis, the state’s capital. Our location provides easy access to Federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private research institutions and non-profit organizations.

Information on how to apply for this position is available at

Applicants are asked to send a letter describing their interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013. The review will continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Jim Cohen at

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.