Assist/Assoc Professor (Lecturer)
University of Utah / Utah Asia Campus
Start: August 1, 2019

Job Description
The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah seeks a collaborative, engaging and innovative candidate to anchor the offering of our Bachelor of Science in Urban Ecology at the Utah Asia Campus in Songdo, South Korea. The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.

The successful candidate will teach core Urban Ecology courses and an elective to the broader Utah Asia Campus student body. In addition to teaching, all faculty members are responsible for both scholarly research in their field and service to the University. Experience teaching in an active learning environment and using current technology in courses should be highlighted in the letter of intent. All classes are taught in English. The successful candidate should expect to teach a 3/3/1 schedule over 12 months.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in planning or a related field (e.g. social ecology, urban studies/design, landscape architecture, applied ecology, urban geography) by December 31, 2019 and/or a Master’s degree in a planning or a related field with extensive amount of professional practice experience. Proficiency with GIS and/or the Adobe Creative Cloud is required. Course development and curriculum design experience is desirable. Applicants with graphic experience, and knowledge of the ecology of cities is preferred.

Title is based on qualification & salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health and dental benefit plan and an end of service benefit. Housing is provided for UAC employees with an E-1 Korean Visa. Some personal and professional travel expenses are provided by the UAC. Note: This 12-month non-tenure-track position requires relocation to South Korea. The initial appointment will be from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 and is renewable upon review. As a condition of employment, a successful candidate must be able to get a valid work visa for South Korea.

This position is located at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Incheon (Songdo area), South Korea ( Along with Ghent University, George Mason University, and Stony Brook University (SUNY), the University of Utah is one of the foundation institutions of Incheon Global Campus (IGC). All students spend three years studying at the UAC in South Korea and one year studying in Salt Lake City. All graduating students at UAC receive a University of Utah degree. Currently, the UAC offers five undergraduate majors in communication, psychology, film and media arts, urban ecology and civil & environmental engineering two graduate programs in public health and biomedical informatics. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Utah Asia Campus website:

Instructions for Candidates
Applicants should supply a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vita, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and name and contact information for four references (with e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this advertisement can be directed to the Utah Asia Campus Dean of Faculty, Todd Kent (, questions about the Urban Ecology curriculum can be director to the City & Metropolitan Planning Department Chair, Stacy Harwood (

EEO/Diversity Information
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.