The School of Public Policy is actively seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The position is in the fields of institutional and organizational analysis and policy process, with a focus related to one or more of the School’s major emphases in science and technology policy, environmental and energy policy, information and communication policy, regional innovation, social and urban policy, or ethical inquiry in policy research and teaching. Our work benefits from synergies with the Institute’s tradition of innovative interdisciplinary research, as well as the Institute’s world-class engineering curriculum. Basic job duties will include teaching, research, and service activities for the school. Read More

University of California, Irvine
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design

Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Planning and Policy

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine invites applications from productive scholars whose research addresses economic and fiscal aspects of environmental planning and policy. The topical area of focus is open, but candidates with research interests in the following areas are of particular interest: evaluation of the economic, environmental, and social justice implications of plans and policies, natural resource and environmental hazards management, and climate change and sustainable development policy. The ideal candidate will contribute to environmental dimensions of our planning, policy and urban studies curriculum and be able teach courses in the areas of natural resources management, urban ecology, environmental impacts of urbanization, fiscal policy, and/or economic analysis of policies and plans. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a Ph.D. in Economics, Planning, Policy or a closely-related field. A track record of external funding is desired. Read More

Faculty of Architecture Building And Planning
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Salary: $113,496 – $130,866 p.a. (Level C) OR $136,658 – $150,555 p.a. (Level D) plus 17% superannuation  
Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and by engaging with communities, corporations and cultural organisations. Outstanding academics are at the heart of the University’s teaching, research and engagement endeavours and their exceptional academic performance has placed The University of Melbourne amongst the world’s top universities and at the forefront of higher education. Read More

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan

Position Description

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to help us continue integrating physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development. Read More

Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) invites applications for a tenure track position in American Politics and Policy at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2016 (or as soon thereafter as possible). Ph.D. required. Candidates will be expected to sustain an active, policy-relevant research agenda and to maintain an outstanding record of publication and teaching. Read More

Urban and Environmental Policy Department
Occidental College
Los Angeles, California

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. The position will begin fall of 2016.

We invite candidates that support the commitment of the department to social, economic, and environmental justice in their teaching, research, and service. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on the intersection of the urban environment and political economy in the context of the development of a greener and more sustainable economy. We would like to interview candidates who focus their research and teaching on the green economy, natural resources, energy, climate, and food issues, and their relation to race and class. The appointment will support the department’s interdisciplinary curricular and research efforts that integrate urban and environmental studies and policy. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to economics, environmental studies, energy and resources, environmental science, geography, political ecology, political economy, and urban planning. Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and research are connected to policy and planning issues, and emphasize the links between environmental issues and racial, economic and social inequality and have demonstrated experience helping students evaluate and engage in community-based learning and research that advance efforts to create just and livable communities. We are interested in how the work of our new colleague relates to college’s location in the Los Angeles area. Read More

The current volume of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (July 2015, v. 660) examines “Residential Inequality in American Neighborhoods and Communities”. This volume, edited by Barrett Lee, Glenn Firebaugh, John Iceland, and Stephen Matthews, consists of 17 papers first presented at the Penn State Stratification Conference last fall. Motivating the volume is the dogged persistence of unfulfilled residential aspirations. Although many people pursue the American Dream, seeking desirable homes and neighborhoods, their progress has been slowed by rising income disparities, natural disasters, the Great Recession, mortgage foreclosures, and dramatic swings in housing prices. Whether immigrants and their children are able to achieve their residential goals is another current concern. At the same time, longstanding spatial divides along race and class lines have been sustained through discriminatory practices and individuals’ preferences to live near those similar to themselves. Read More

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Position Description: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of economic development planning or policy. We seek someone with the potential or ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs and applied research incorporating urban planning, public administration, and/or economic development. The candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning and Development, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Urban Studies degrees and will contribute to our specializations in Economic Development. There is also an expectation that the candidate will teach in our new Bachelor of Economic Development degree program and other undergraduate offerings. Opportunities to work with doctoral students also exist. Read More

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track, one-year academic appointment.

Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning (ABD will be considered) and demonstrate evidence of teaching experience. Read More

Systems Thinking     Cities Planing      Food Security     Planetary Issues

FIRST MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON FOOD SYSTEMS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS ROME, 6TH AND 7TH OF JULY, 2015

Workshops    +    Plenary Presentations     +    Parallel Sessions +   Film Projection    +   Networking with Scholars, Scientists & International Policy Makers  + Summer and Dinner in Rome!

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