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Assistant Professor - UAP

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Public Administration & Policy, Security Studies, Urban & Regional Planning, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Virginia Tech invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We seek candidates whose teaching and research examines the way in which laws, policies, and institutions intersect with environmental and social justice, with a focus on historically marginalized communities (e.g. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and other populations).

Potential topics include but are not limited to: environmental racism and injustice, policing/criminal justice, mental and physical health inequities, housing, economic, and educational inequities, immigration, critical race theory, pluriversal planning, and human and civil rights. The ideal candidate’s work may draw on a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Teaching responsibilities will include Land Use Law & Planning and Environmental Law and Justice in the undergraduate and graduate programs on the Blacksburg campus. These include the Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) and Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) undergraduate majors, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Governance and Globalization.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in urban planning or related disciplines or a J.D. is required by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications

AICP certification is a plus, but not required.
Candidates who bring in aspects of social justice and equity into their teaching are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit all documents online at (paper documents cannot be accepted).

Complete applications must include: a full curriculum vitae, two samples of written work, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants also must submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications, a statement about your current and future research agendas, a personal diversity statement and an overview of your teaching experience and qualifications.

Questions about characteristics of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Diane Zahm ( The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, completed applications should be received by September 15, 2021.

Questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Kelly Crist, SPIA Faculty Search Assistant,, phone: 540-231-5133.

About SPIA and UAP

UAP constitutes one of three academic units in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The other programs are Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) and Government and International Affairs (GIA). The academic programs are accompanied by the Institute of Policy and Governance (IPG). UAP operates at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the National Capital Region campus in Arlington, Virginia.

For more information on SPIA and UAP:

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: June 8, 2021
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