Assistant Professor Urban and Regional Planning
University of South Florida
The Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2019. The Urban and Regional Planning Program, housed in the School of Public Affairs, has already built a strong reputation in research, service and training in the Tampa Bay region.
Responsibilities: Candidates applying for this position should already have the beginnings of track record of successful research and teaching. Prior research accomplishments may be either general to the discipline or in a specialized area, but we are particularly interested in candidates who can address issues of mobility/transportation. Other areas of interest to us include: sustainable development, place-making, economic development, and applied community-based research. The successful candidate will be able to teach one or two courses in our Foundational and Analytical Methods core (found here http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/programinfomation.php?pcode=URPAS-M.U.R.P.#degree); develop electives in his or her field of specialization; and offer studios or service-learning courses. Applicants will be expected to maintain an active research program with external funding, publication and dissemination of work at the national or international levels. Our program emphasizes interdisciplinary and applied research and partnerships with practitioners; as such we particularly encourage applications from junior scholars who are excited by these sorts of collaborations.
The Urban and Regional Planning program is currently housed in the USF School of Public Affairs www.spa.usf.edu along with the USF Public Administration program, and the Florida Institute of Government. The school offers two masters degrees (MURP and MPA) and several graduate certificates, including those in Nonprofit Management, Coastal Management and Community Development. The School creates many exciting opportunities for our faculty, including the opportunity to work collaboratively with related programs in the internationally-recognized USF Center for Urban Transportation Research and the Patel College for Global Sustainability.
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field at the time of appointment; teaching experience at the university level; record of scholarship and/or potential for scholarship, including publications and grant funding.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning in hand at time of application; AICP certification; familiarity ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and/or other tools used in professional planning practice; research focus in mobility/transportation.
How to apply: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and negotiable. To apply, please visit
http://employment.usf.edu, click on careers@usf and search job ID 18351. Please include CV and a cover letter that addresses how the applicant meets minimum and preferred qualifications; a graduate school transcript; writing sample; list of three references; and student evaluation of teaching, if available. Position is open until filled, review of applications begin on November 15, 2018.
Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Iris Lage, email@example.com, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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