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The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). This is a full-time, nine-month appointment.

The strengths of the Department of City & Regional Planning include interdisciplinary connections, an active engaged scholarship agenda built on community partnerships, and international opportunities. Our department offers a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning degree (ranked among Planetizen’s top 10 in the South) and is currently pursuing the addition of interdisciplinary undergraduate and doctoral programs. We are housed in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, which provides a hub for collaboration and diverse disciplinary perspectives necessary for effective, comprehensive metropolitan action. The department hosts the interdisciplinary UofM Design Collaborative and is currently contributing to the development of the City of Memphis’ comprehensive plan. Our faculty members have active, funded research partnerships with colleagues across campus, from Anthropology to Computer Science. Our partnerships and community engagement efforts extend beyond our borders through an annual two-week summer study abroad program in Sicily, Italy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates will primarily be expected to contribute expertise in the use of spatial analysis in planning.

Candidates must also be able to teach general planning seminars from among our core and planning studios.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning or a similar field, demonstrate teaching experience in studio and classroom settings, and have a proposed program of academic research.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level, in addition to the qualifications listed above, must have an established research program that is reflected in a record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding.

Desired Qualifications:

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute research and curricular coverage in the area of land use and transportation and/or who can contribute expertise in simulation and visualization for urban design.

We are especially interested in applicants whose interests cross the divide between quantitative and qualitative research in planning and who can combine technical expertise with the ability to contribute to collaborative community-based planning.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full University benefits described at the University of Memphis Business and Finance Office’s website at:

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, a copy of transcripts, and a list of three references. Application material must be submitted electronically at  Screening of applicants will begin after the search closes on November 24, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit the University of Memphis’ WorkforUM page:


For additional information, contact:


Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning:

Charles Santo, PhD

208 McCord Hall

Memphis, Tennessee 38152


Chair of the Search Committee:

Laura Saija, PhD

208 McCord Hall

Memphis, Tennessee 38152


The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status."