The City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The start date is Autumn, 2014.
We seek a dynamic, energetic individual with a potential for research excellence and a commitment to teaching at the bachelors through PhD levels. We will consider candidates in any of the following areas: energy, infrastructure, environmental or land use planning. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct research in international settings, who are able to teach GIS or site planning, and whose research interests align with the discovery themes in our strategic plan including: energy, the environment, and infrastructure; food production and security; and health and wellness. A required qualification is a PhD in planning or a related field; additional preferred qualifications include AICP and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Located on the main campus of The Ohio State University (OSU), CRP offers a bachelor’s degree, a professionally accredited master of city and regional planning degree, along with a research-oriented doctoral degree. The CRP section current has 124 bachelor’s students, 63 master’s students, 25 PhD students, and is an active participant in the Knowlton School of Architecture’s vibrant learning and research atmosphere alongside programs in architecture and landscape architecture. The Ohio State University launched the new professional Bachelor of Science program in City and Regional Planning in the autumn of 2009 and is currently a candidate for accreditation.
Taking advantage of Ohio State’s recent quarter-to-semester conversion, we have re-envisioned the curriculum and have many new innovative courses that we offer, ranging from intensive May Term hands-on workshops to specialty topic seminars to new study abroad programs. Increasingly our curriculum encourages students to work with diverse disciplines across the Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Engineering, and the University to develop individual areas of concentration. There are ten dual degrees and strong connections with research centers across the campus. Since its inception in 1959, the CRP program has produced some of the most influential and effective planning professionals in the world. The program's high quality and large size offer a challenging and stimulating learning environment for its students. They all work closely with the faculty and explore a wide range of topics geared toward improving physical, spatial, social, economic, and environmental quality of life for people.
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the country and in a combined metropolitan area of nearly two million people. Columbus offers a high quality of life with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, quality public schools, and economic prosperity. We are a region that celebrates diversity and we are consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans, the GLBT community, and families.
Applicants must send: 1) a letter describing research and teaching interests – including short descriptions of one or two subjects that you would propose to teach, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three samples of scholarly work; and 4) contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail) by mail or e-mail (in PDF format) to:
Dr. Rachel Kleit, Section Head
The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1138
Questions about the position or the search should be directed to the section head, Rachel Garshick Kleit at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the City & Regional Planning section and the Knowlton School can be found at http://knowlton.osu.edu/programs/city-and-regional-planning.
Reviews will begin November 19 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Ohio State University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The University is an AA/EEO employer, committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences.
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