Associate/Full Professor – Urban and Regional Planning The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York – invites applications for an associate or full professor whose research and teaching interests focus on:

  • Urban Planning, such as physical infrastructure planning, urban design, transport planning, neighborhood planning, general comprehensive planning, affordable housing, GIS and urban informatics; or
  • Environmental Planning, such as climate change, ecosystem restoration, land use planning, natural environment systems, sustainable development, and environmental aspects of central-city revitalization; or
  • Other specialty areas relevant to urban planning education and research and complementary to our curriculum, our university, and our environs.

We are seeking applicants who have unique work and life experiences in urban contexts. Both academics and practitioners are urged to apply, as are applicants who can span research and teaching interests in urban planning with affiliated programs in real estate development and architecture, have a background in professional practice, or have experience in studio or workshop instruction.

Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree, or equivalent, in a planning or design-related field. The duties of the selected candidate will involve a combination of teaching general curriculum as well as specialized courses in all levels of instruction; research or scholarly productivity, possibly in connection with one of the six research centers in the school; and service to the department, school, university, and community. Faculty are also expected to advise graduate-level students.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers five degree programs: B. A. in Environmental Design, an accredited Master of Urban Planning, Master of Science in Real Estate Development, Master of Science in Architecture (Historic Preservation), Ph.D. in Urban Planning, and two dual degree programs (with Architecture and Law). The Master of Urban Planning program offers six specializations: Community Health and Food Systems, Economic Development Planning, Environmental and Land Use Planning, Historic Preservation, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development, and Urban Design and Physical Planning. The School of Architecture and Planning, with approximately 40 full-time faculty and 700 students, is home to the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, both offering accredited graduate programs. Located on the university’s historic South Campus, our 19th century academic building recently underwent a $30 million renovation.

The University at Buffalo is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU), a Carnegie Class I research university, 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 binational Niagara region of Western New York and Southern Ontario offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. “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:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three academic references, and a cover letter discussing the candidate’s research and teaching. All applications should be sent through the University at Buffalo’s job postings at:

For specific inquiries, please contact Barbara Carlson at Applications will be reviewed beginning in December 2019, and review will continue until the position is filled.
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students as well as committed to excellence in research, education, and service, we welcome all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.