The Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenured or tenure-track faculty member to commence Fall of 2022. The successful candidate will conduct original research in their specialty area(s); teach core and elective courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs in Urban Planning; mentor and advise PhD students; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants will be considered at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We seek candidates whose research and teaching build upon our faculty’s strengths. Our preferred candidates may focus on, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas: community and economic development; housing; planning law and dispute resolution; planning process and administration; and transportation and infrastructure planning. We are open to a range of research methodologies and would especially welcome candidates who engage underserved communities through their work.

The Urban Planning programs in LAUP include a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSURPN), a Master of Urban Planning (MUP), and an interdisciplinary PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences (URSC). The BSURPN program prepares students to address problems in communities across the state, nation, and world, and is divided into policy and urban design tracks. The MUP program, established in 1965 as the first accredited urban planning program in the state of Texas, prepares students to identify community values and create ethical solutions for a sustainable future. The URSC program is one of the largest in the country with five emphasis areas and trains social science scholars who can contribute to addressing pressing societal issues in urban, city, and community planning.

LAUP is one of the few departments in the country that is home to three disciplines—land and property development, urban planning, and landscape architecture—that are all critical to the creation and delivery of healthy, efficient, resilient, equitable, and accessible places.?This combination of disciplines offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching.?LAUP includes 36 full-time faculty members (21 of whom are tenured or tenure-track) and offers the following six degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (accredited), the Master of Land and Property Development, the Master of Landscape Architecture (accredited), the Master of Urban Planning (accredited), and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences. The department has strong ties to several leading centers and institutes, including the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science, the Center for Health Systems & Design, the Center for Housing & Urban Development, Texas Target Communities, Texas Sea Grant College Program, and the Texas A&M Real Estate Center.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have a PhD in urban and regional planning or a closely related field. The search committee will also consider all-but-dissertation (ABD) students who will have completed their degree requirements by their time of hire. The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor rank will show their capacity to develop a robust research agenda in their area(s) of specialty. Candidates expecting an appointment at the Associate Professor or Full Professor levels should provide evidence of their research impact. All candidates should be qualified to teach core and elective courses in the undergraduate and graduate Urban Planning curriculums. Candidates showing capabilities to teach across disciplines in fields outside of Urban Planning such as Landscape Architecture and/or Land and Property development are especially encouraged to apply.

Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university whose mission is to welcome and serve persons of all racial, ethnic and geographic groups as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. The core values of LAUP include achieving excellence, embracing diversity, and being open to creative and innovative teaching, research, and service that contribute to sustainable and resilient human environments. The successful candidate will give evidence of how they incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service. We also value faculty who excel at mentoring and advising students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Texas A&M University offers highly competitive faculty salaries, generous start-up funding and resources that include pre-tenure development leave, and excellent benefits. The university and department provide strong mentorship for junior faculty.

The College of Architecture and Bryan-College Station
The College of Architecture at Texas A&M University is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Over 130 faculty members in the departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Construction Science, and Visualization serve just under 4,000 students in 16 degree programs. These cover the entire spectrum of disciplines associated with the built environment.

The Bryan-College Station metropolitan area (BCS) is a thriving community of nearly 300,000 that maintains a small-town feel. BCS offers a high quality-of-life with a low cost-of-living. It is anchored by the Texas A&M campus and historic downtown Bryan and features excellent parks, schools, restaurants, and entertainment venues. BCS is in the center of the “Texas Triangle”—an urban megaregion that is home to more than 21 million people in four metropolitan areas (all within easy driving distance)–Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. The challenges currently facing Texas related to climate change, transportation, demographic transition, urban and rural revitalization, natural hazards, and economic change foreshadow the changes that the rest of the nation will experience in the coming decades, making it a perfect laboratory for engaging with the most pressing issues of planning and designing for the natural and built environments.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a formal letter of interest that describes their research and teaching interests; a statement on diversity in their research, teaching and mentorship; a curriculum vita; and a list of three references with names and contact information.?For more information on the search committee’s expectations on each of these application requirements, see the application link below. After an initial review, the search committee may request additional information about the candidate’s research and teaching. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should direct questions about this position to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Andrew Rumbach (rumbach@tamu.edu) or Chanam Lee (chanam@tamu.edu).

To apply for the position, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/97396