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Urbanism Next Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Urbanism Next Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate - Open Pool

Job no: 527409

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Portland, OR

Categories: Environmental Studies, Public Policy and Planning

Department: SCI Urbanism Next
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Department Summary
The Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) is an applied think tank focusing on sustainability in cities. We work across disciplines inside and out of academia to redefine the delivery of higher education, conduct applied and policy-relevant research, and serve the public in the design and development of sustainable, resilient, and livable cities. Our work is consistently applied, multi-disciplinary, and sustainability-focused, matching the complexity of cities with the disciplinary expertise to match. We focus on everything in cities, from sustainable architecture to transportation to engaging marginalized communities to impacting the larger, relevant policy frameworks at the local and state levels.

The Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon conducts research and convenes partners from around the world to understand the impacts of new mobility, urban delivery, and autonomous vehicles on the built environment. Going beyond these emerging technologies, we explore the possible implications on equity, health and safety, the economy, and the environment to inform decision-making that supports community goals. Urbanism Next brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines including planning, design, development, business, and law and works with the public, private, and academic sectors to help create positive outcomes from the impending changes and challenges confronting our cities.

Urbanism Next is a rapidly evolving and changing organization with an entrepreneurial spirit. This position offers opportunities for change and growth to the right candidate.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon's Urbanism Next Center seeks to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill periodic vacancies for pro tem research/project management positions. All positions would be funding contingent, temporary assignments with an appointment of up to one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years depending on need, funding and/or performance. Appointments would be as research assistants or associates, conducting research or project management under the direction of a principal investigator.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and from members of underrepresented groups.

Minimum Requirements
Research Assistant Rank:
  • Master's in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field. In exceptional circumstances, a Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute.
  • Experience with experiential service learning and applied research.

    Research Associate Rank:
  • Ph.D in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field.
  • Experience with experiential service learning and applied research.

    Professional Competencies
  • Professional experience and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from the University of Oregon and other organizations with diverse backgrounds.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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