The School of City and Regional Planning (https://planning.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in housing and community development. We seek an innovative and productive scholar whose research, teaching and service are grounded in theories, scholarship and practices of community development such as: racial and income equity, affordable housing, real estate development, community development action, community engagement, social justice, healthy places, food systems and related areas.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in planning or related discipline, to show scholarly promise through a research and publications record commensurate with their career stage, and to demonstrate dedication to the teaching and mentoring of students.
The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include recent-past editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency; two former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, the Sino-US Eco-Urban Lab, the Urban Climate Lab, and the Healthy Places Lab. The School offers two masters’ degrees in City and Regional Planning and Geographic Information Science and Technology, a Ph.D. degree, and joint degree programs with Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Public Policy, and Law (Georgia State University). The School also has a strong interest in developing curriculum and research capacity in urban analytics.
Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities. It is situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants should submit:
- Letter of application,
- Up-to-date curriculum vita,
- Statement of research interests,
- Statement of teaching interests (including advising/mentoring philosophy),
- Diversity statement focused on your potential contribution to equity and diversity, and
- Names and contact information for at least three references.
Requests for information may be directed to the HCD Search Committee Co-Chairs, Professors Michael Elliott or Elora Raymond. Applications will be considered beginning November 8, 2019, but the search will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, in August 2020, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.
Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.