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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Neighborhood Planning and Community Development

Florida State University
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Florida State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2022. Applicants must hold (or be expected to receive prior to August 2022) a doctorate in urban and regional planning, or an equivalent degree in a related field, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research aimed at solutions to problems in urban planning. We especially seek individuals who can contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance our multicultural educational environment.


The successful candidate will teach neighborhood planning, housing, and community development courses and will contribute to our core curriculum. We are especially interested in candidates who engage in research and teaching that aligns with our departmental focus on social justice, sustainability, and the well-being of all persons.  Importantly, we seek candidates whose work contributes to understanding issues of marginalized populations and social inequalities. Such areas might include work on housing, gentrification and displacement; racialized planning and anti-racist planning practices; participatory and inclusive planning in diverse communities; indigenous, immigrant, and de-colonial perspectives; among other topics. We invite candidates who use a range of quantitative and qualitative methods including participatory action research and community-engaged research. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust research program and to contribute to advising and service activities.

Administratively housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the Department includes 11 faculty and 100 graduate students and offers a PAB-accredited professional master's degree, a Ph.D., and an undergraduate minor. The Department offers joint graduate pathways in Planning/Demography, Planning/International Affairs, Planning/Law, Planning/Public Administration, and Planning/Public Health. College and university partners include the Center for Disaster Risk Policy, the Pepper Institute for Aging and Public Policy, Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population, and the Center for Demography and Population Health.

Founded in 1965, we have awarded more than 1,700 graduate degrees. The Department also includes the award-winning Mark and Marianne Barnebey Planning and Development Lab and Studio, an entity designed to provide planning services to communities in Florida, the southeastern U.S., and Latin America. For further information, visit the Department’s website at:  

Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021 through the FSU online application portal at:


Please include a cover letter that addresses your teaching and research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Questions about the position or the search process may be directed to Search Committee Chair Mike Duncan at or to Department Chair Jeff Brown at


Florida State University is committed to diversity and inclusion ( The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy seeks individuals dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to equity and inclusiveness, reflective of the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace. 


FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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