Assistant or Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAECC693
Advertised Title Assistant or Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 011933
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department City & Regional Planning
Position Summary

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). This is a full-time, nine-month appointment.

The strengths of the Department of City & Regional Planning include interdisciplinary connections, an active engaged scholarship agenda built on community partnerships, and international opportunities. Our department offers a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning degree (ranked among Planetizen’s top 10 in the South) and is currently pursuing the addition of interdisciplinary undergraduate and doctoral programs. We are housed in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, which provides a hub for collaboration and diverse disciplinary perspectives necessary for effective, comprehensive metropolitan action. The department hosts the interdisciplinary UofM Design Collaborative and is currently contributing to the development of the City of Memphis’ comprehensive plan. Our faculty members have active, funded research partnerships with colleagues across campus, from Anthropology to Computer Science. Our partnerships and community engagement efforts extend beyond our borders through an annual two-week summer study abroad program in Sicily, Italy.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates will primarily be expected to contribute expertise in the use of spatial analysis in planning.

Candidates must also be able to teach general planning seminars from among our core and planning studios.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning or a similar field, demonstrate teaching experience in studio and classroom settings, and have a proposed program of academic research.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level, in addition to the qualifications listed above, must have an established research program that is reflected in a record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding.

Desired Qualifications:
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute research and curricular coverage in the area of land use and transportation and/or who can contribute expertise in simulation and visualization for urban design.

We are especially interested in applicants whose interests cross the divide between quantitative and qualitative research in planning and who can combine technical expertise with the ability to contribute to collaborative community-based planning.

Minimum Position Qualifications

Candidates will primarily be expected to contribute expertise in the use of spatial analysis in planning.

Candidates must also be able to teach general planning seminars from among our core and planning studios.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning or a similar field, demonstrate teaching experience in studio and classroom settings, and have a proposed program of academic research.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level, in addition to the qualifications listed above, must have an established research program that is reflected in a record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding.

Special Conditions

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their academic and professional qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and a list of three references at the University of Memphis Human Resources Website at: https://workforum.memphis.edu by 11/24/17 to receive full consideration for this position.

Posting Date 10/16/2017
Closing Date 11/24/2017
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their academic and professional qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and a list of three references at the University of Memphis Human Resources Website at: https://workforum.memphis.edu by 11/24/17 to receive full consideration for this position.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their academic and professional qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and a list of three references at the University of Memphis Human Resources Website at: https://workforum.memphis.edu by 11/24/17 to receive full consideration for this position.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents