CoD POC Call for CVs
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Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Person of Color CV books is a collection of CVs of minority PhD and PhD candidates, ABD, who are seeking tenure-earning faculty positions in Urban and Regional Planning. The CV book highlights the considerable skills and talents that each submittal has earned in their area of expertise. The Person of Color CV book is hosted free of charge on the ACSP website’s CV bank for any potential employer to view. The CV book is also displayed at the annual ACSP conference in the Fall and shared on multiple university list serves.

Who can submit?
The ACSP Committee on Diversity welcomes CVs from people of color looking for faculty positions and particularly welcomes CVs from racial and ethnic groups severely underrepresented among the ranks of planning faculty in ACSP member schools including: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Current faculty, PhDs looking for academic positions, and candidates who are ABD are welcome to submit. For current students, we encourage you to check with your advisors, mentors, dissertation chairs, etc. as applicable for guidance on whether to apply and to review your materials.


  • Use the format guidelines at the end of this document. Please follow them exactly. If you deviate from them, we may not be able to include your CV.
  • Identify 3 specializations to categorize your CV. If you believe the existing categories do not adequately reflect your work, please suggest a category and if it seems appropriate and relevant to others, we may add it.
  • Proof your CV carefully, convert it to pdf format and email it to:
  • Deadline is Friday/September 15, 2017
  • For students and people graduating after 2018 no more than 2 pages;
  • For people graduating before 2018, no more than 5 pages;
  • At least one inch margins;
  • At least 12 point type;
  • Do NOT paginate;
  • Do NOT use footers of any kind (headers are ok, but don’t include page numbers);
  • Choose 3 specializations for categorization purposes and include them in the body of the email;
  • Check the PDF version to ensure that the formatting is correct prior to sending it in.

Additional suggested guidelines

  • Print your NAME in 16-18 point type at the top – not “resume” or “vitae;”
  • Consider what the two pages look like – your experience and background should be easy to see;
  • Think about what the two pages say about you – your strengths and skills should jump right out; and,
  • Check the current CV Book on the ACSP website for guidance.

Please choose 3 categories from among the following 15 categories. You may also suggest something not on this list; however, please let us know which category you would drop if we add your suggestion.

  1. Arts and Cultural Development
  2. Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Participatory Planning
  3. Economic Development and Labor Force Analysis
  4. Environmental Management, Planning, and Protection
  5. Food Security and Access
  6. GIS and Quantitative Methods
  7. Healthy Communities and Active Living
  8. Historic Preservation
  9. Housing and Community Development
  10. International and Comparative Development and Planning
  11. Land Use Planning, Urban and Neighborhood Design
  12. Planning Theory and History
  13. Social and Diversity Planning, Social Inclusion
  14. Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
  15. Urban Finance, Management, and Policy

Please send the PDF of your abbreviated CV to: by Friday/ September 8, 2017.


Thanks and we hope to see your CV soon!

The ACSP Committee on Diversity


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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