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University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture

University Lecturer in Urban Studies (Assistant/Associate Professor, permanent post)

The Department of Architecture wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Urban Studies with a focus on global challenges. The Department invites applications from candidates with a research focus on urban issues through transnational and/or transcultural perspectives across different geographic areas of the world. Relevant areas of research include smart cities, planning, mobility, migration, landscape, urban heritage, digital urban modelling and computer simulation, and the socio-political, technological and cultural implications of rapid transformations. 

Candidates must have an excellent first degree in Architecture and a doctorate. We are seeking an individual with a rising academic trajectory and a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who has the potential to become a key player in the Department's teaching and research activities. The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2020.

Please ensure that you upload the following: (a) a covering letter; (b) a Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a full list of publications; (c) a document describing (i) your main teaching and research interests, (ii) an indication of future research plans and directions, (iii) a description of the kind of teaching you would hope to offer, including a brief curriculum for 2 sample specialist courses (max. 2 pp. to include: aims, learning outcomes, and a schedule of up to 20 lectures/classes which would deliver the course material); and, if available, (d) one recently published research article.

Applicants are required to give contact details for three referees who may be contacted for a reference prior to interviews (in the final field for each referee 'At what point in the recruitment process may we contact this referee?' applicants should therefore select 'At any point in the process'.)

Application closing date is on 19 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 12 March 2020.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the Department of Architecture Dr James Campbell If you have any questions, need any reasonable adjustments or any documents in an alternative format, please contact Julia Pettman, Faculty Manager's Assistant on The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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Georgia Institute of Technology, School of City & Regional Planning

Assistant or Associate Professor in Housing and Community Development

The School of City and Regional Planning (") at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in housing and community development. We seek an innovative and productive scholar whose research, teaching and service are grounded in theories, scholarship and practices of community development such as: racial and income equity, affordable housing, real estate development, community development action, community engagement, social justice, healthy places, food systems and related areas.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in planning or related discipline, to show scholarly promise through a research and publications record commensurate with their career stage, and to demonstrate dedication to the teaching and mentoring of students.

The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include recent-past editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency; two former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, the Sino-US Eco-Urban Lab, the Urban Climate Lab, and the Healthy Places Lab. The School offers two masters’ degrees in City and Regional Planning and Geographic Information Science and Technology, a Ph.D. degree, and joint degree programs with Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Public Policy, and Law (Georgia State University). The School also has a strong interest in developing curriculum and research capacity in urban analytics.

Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities. It is situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Applicants should submit:

  1. Letter of application,
  2. Up-to-date curriculum vita,
  3. Statement of research interests,
  4. Statement of teaching interests (including advising/mentoring philosophy), 
  5. Diversity statement focused on your potential contribution to equity and diversity, and
  6. Names and contact information for at least three references. 

Requests for information may be directed to the HCD Search Committee Co-Chairs, Professors <a href="">Michael Elliott</a> or <a href="">Elora Raymond</a>. Applications will be considered beginning November 8, 2019, but the search will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, in August 2020, and a background check must be completed prior to employment. 


Rutgers University–Camden

Assistant Professor-Urban Studies and Community Development

The Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University’s Camden campus invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position for the academic year beginning 2020-2021. We are a multi-disciplinary department offering students an undergraduate program in Urban Studies and Community Development; a Master of Public Administration (with an optional specialization in Community Development), including an accelerated BA/MPA, and an Executive MPA program for working adults with managerial experience; and a Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in Public Affairs with a concentration in Community Development. We are looking for a candidate whose training, teaching and research interests generally are in the areas of Community Development, Urban Land Use, Sustainable Economics, or Economic Development Policy. Special consideration will be given to those scholars with research interests in urban policy, housing policy, economic analysis of public policy, research methods, spatial analytics, city or regional planning, or urban agriculture.

Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester on community development topics across our programs, but especially in the undergraduate Urban Studies program and the Public Affairs M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students and serve on doctoral dissertation committees. All applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly potential commensurate with expectations at a public research university. Rutgers University-Camden places a high value on providing meaningful undergraduate and graduate opportunities for research and for civic engagement.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor in Community Development Planning

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in community development planning. We are seeking a new colleague whose research and teaching engage with neighborhood change; community organizations; and the city, state, and national institutions and actors that shape neighborhood-level planning. We are especially (but not solely) interested in candidates whose scholarship and practice engage the role of arts, culture, and creative practice in neighborhoods and communities, and on the holistic evaluation of the impact of such practices. We seek a colleague whose work focuses on community development in the United States; individuals with transnational and international interests are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will play an active role in teaching and advising across our department’s four degree programs, and will contribute to the Social Justice undergraduate concentration and Community Development for Social Justice graduate concentration. Based upon the candidate’s expertise and interests, the successful candidate may also contribute to our undergraduate Global Cities concentration and graduate transnational planning stream.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

In 2013, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning celebrated one hundred years of planning education at Illinois, and has an international reputation for training professional planners and developing future scholars. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a land grant R1 institution. DURP is a unit of the College of Fine & Applied Arts, which provides opportunities for collaboration with scholars, practitioners, and artists, and which also provides opportunities for outreach and engagement via the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Krannert Art Museum.

The campus and the Department provide ample support for faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching. Members of the DURP faculty are involved in a broad array of ongoing research and public engagement activities throughout Illinois, the U.S., and internationally. In addition to DURP’s home in the College of Fine & Applied Arts, the position offers many potential connections in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 16 major academic units (, as well as connections to other major programs, including the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (, and University of Illinois Extension (

Faculty members in DURP are expected to produce a strong published record of scholarship, and to maintain an active research agenda in their field. The Department places a high value on professional applications that lead to innovations in planning practice, and dissemination of those innovations through scholarly publication and other means of communication. DURP faculty contribute courses to the Department’s four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning (BAUSP), Master of Urban Planning (MUP), Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Management (MSSUM), and Ph.D. in Regional Planning. They also secure funding to support masters and doctoral student research assistants.

DURP currently has 17 full-time faculty members in addition to its adjunct and affiliate faculty, 89 students in the BAUSP program, 55 students in the MUP program, and 18 Ph.D. students. Its curricular offerings span sustainable design and development, community development for social justice, local and regional economic development, and environment and land use, and transportation concentrations, as well as a cross cutting transnational planning specialization.
A Ph.D. in planning or a related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered. The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment that begins August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.

All applications must be submitted online at Applicants should upload a letter of interest (2-3 pages) that includes the following:

  • A description of your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • A statement of research that highlights the scholarly contribution of your work and plan for the near future.
  • Courses you have taught or are interested to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A brief description of a course you would like to teach.

In addition, upload a complete curriculum vitae, at least one writing sample, and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, the application materials should be received by November 4, 2019.

DURP is strongly committed to increasing the presence of underrepresented groups in the planning profession and the academy. Women and members of underrepresented groups in planning are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Andrew Greenlee, at or 217-333-9069. For further information about application procedures, please contact HR Coordinator Margo Kiener at
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.