The School of Urban Planning is inviting applications to fill a new position as of August 1, 2013. This is a junior, tenure-track position, but consideration will also be given to outstanding senior candidates. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Urban Planning or City and Regional Planning or a related field (or be in a position to earn the degree by the time they join the School) and show excellence or great promise in teaching and research.
Candidates are invited to apply if they can bolster the School’s capacity in teaching, research and service on the ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF URBAN PLANNING, with possible specialisations in areas such as econo-mic development, infrastructure financing, transportation economics, land markets and real-estate development, financing and management of urban design projects and international development.
Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to more than one area of specialisation (including areas outside urban economic policy and planning), to applicants who can participate in studio teaching and to applicants who are professionally accredited planners (or are eligible to become members of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec and the Canadian Institute of Planners, respectively the provincial and national accreditation bodies for professional planners).
The successful candidate will teach graduate students primarily. He or she will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and to supervise research at the Master and PhD levels. A commitment to service to the academic, professional and local communities is also expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The School of Urban Planning, which is part of the Faculty of Engineering, offers a professionally accredited Master of Urban Planning program and an Ad-Hoc PhD program in Urban Planning, Policy and Design, as well as several courses that are open to undergraduate students. The School has built a strong reputation in project-based teaching, policy-relevant research and engagement with the community. Further information on the School can be found at www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning.
Applicants should submit a letter of application stating their teaching and research interests, a copy of their CV and three letters of recommendation. Candidates and referees should address their letters to:
Raphaël Fischler, Director
School of Urban Planning
815 Sherbrooke Street West, #400
Canada H3A 0C2
Application documents must be sent in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation may also be mailed to the address given above.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 8, 2013. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.