The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor in planning, development, and design for global health equity. The school, in partnership with the university-wide Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity, is looking for expertise in international policy, planning, development, urban design, architecture, and/or construction in the Global South. Both academics and practitioners are urged to apply, as are applicants with experience in a variety of sectors that influence wellbeing, including the planning, design, or construction of infrastructure, housing, healthcare, etc. Candidates with strengths in quantitative, qualitative, or design methods are welcome.

Applicants who have unique work and life experiences in low-income contexts, or who are members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to inquire and submit applications. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education, and service.

Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a planning- or design-related field, a terminal degree and licensure/credentialing in a planning- or design-related field, or a master’s degree and extensive work experience in international policy, international development, global health, or allied fields. A strong record or potential for extramural funding, publication, and interdisciplinary collaboration is required. We especially seek candidates with experience or keen interest in curriculum development, innovations in teaching, and student recruitment.

The scholar will be a fellow of the Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity, a transdisciplinary center designed to address the grand challenge of global health inequity. Established in July 2015, this community harnesses the power of applied scholarship in architecture, planning, engineering, and other cross-synergizing (APEX) disciplines. Project teams are working globally to improve air quality, achieve food equity, expand water and sanitation coverage, advance refugee health and wellbeing, reduce drug stock outs, and more. See the work here: https://www.buffalo.edu/globalhealthequity.html.

The School of Architecture and Planning, with approximately 50 full-time faculty and 680 students, is home to the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The selected candidate will have opportunities to work with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The appointment will reside in one or both departments dependent upon the interests and expertise of the candidate.

The University at Buffalo is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU), and is the most comprehensive institution in all of New England. Western New York has unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to live and work. “The City of Good Neighbors,” Buffalo is the second largest urban area in New York State. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums, and music, and is among the most affordable cities in the U.S. In addition, the surrounding environment provides convenient access to sailing, boating, and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking, and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html. Please send a letter expressing your interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references (references will only be contacted from seriously considered applicants later in the hiring process), and work samples (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, policy briefs, a portfolio of projects, etc.). For specific inquiries, please contact: Korydon Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Architecture and Planning, and Associate Director of the Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity: khsmith@buffalo.edu or 716.829.5908. Applications will be reviewed as received, and review will continue until the position is filled.