Wayne State University’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning August 17, 2017. The successful candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program, with the potential for limited undergraduate teaching as well. We seek candidates with experience in teaching and a record of scholarship (or promise thereof) in the broad area of housing, community, and economic development, with appropriate attention to the context and issues facing legacy cities and regions. We will consider candidates at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, who have at least six years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in urban studies/planning and a record of excellence in planning scholarship.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

DUSP is distinguished by curriculum, research, and community engagement that constructively address the issues confronting declining cities and regions, taking full advantage of its location in Detroit. The Master of Urban Planning degree, taught by faculty recently rated among the best in the nation, offers a challenging, fully accredited curriculum aimed at training planning students committed to careers in urban revitalization and sustainability. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies builds an understanding of metropolitan areas that utilizes strengths from several social sciences, thereby establishing a firm foundation for multiple careers and further graduate education.

Minimum qualifications for an Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Urban/City/Regional Planning or related field, completed by August 17, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, a list and brief description of courses taught, and names of three references, through Wayne State’s online portal at jobs.wayne.edu (042486). We will notify candidates before contacting references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15. Any questions about the position or the process should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Carolyn Loh at cgloh@wayne.edu.