The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at the University of Florida invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the URP graduate program with a focus on urban analytics, quantitative methods and/or spatial statistics, big data, and application of planning technologies (e.g., ICT, GIS, artificial intelligence) based on the expertise of the successful applicant. The expectation will be to teach four courses per year in the department’s core and/or specialization areas, conduct research commensurate with a tenure-track position, and engage in outreach and service consistent with the mission of the program. Incumbents have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the college, including those in the GeoPlan Center, the Shimberg Center for Housing, and the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Natural Hazards, or a related field. Those who are ABD will be considered. Appointment will be at the assistant professor level. Salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of URP consists of a small, collegial faculty of fourteen full-time members. As one of two units in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, the Department of URP offers an undergraduate minor, accredited online and on-campus delivery of a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, and a Ph.D. concentration. URP has a strong relationship with the Department of Landscape Architecture as well as other units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP). DCP also offers degree programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Historic Preservation and Sustainability. The University of Florida is ranked No. 6 among the nation’s public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2019 list. Our position as a major research university in an AAU institution creates opportunities for our program and its faculty to develop a national and international reputation for planning-related research on issues that showcase Florida and the Southeastern United States as a living laboratory with implications for national and international planning. Further information about the University, the College, and the Department can be found at www.ufl.edu.
Required: A Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, geography, natural hazards, or a related field. ABD will be considered.
Application Instructions *
Candidates should submit application material to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Letter of interest inclusive of teaching philosophy and research goals, a list of courses the applicant would be interested in teaching; and where applicable, a list of courses the applicant has taught including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations)
- Curriculum vitae
- List of references, including phone numbers and email addresses
Application deadline is November 19, 2020.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement *
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.
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