Assistant/Associate Professor of Planning (University of Texas at Arlington)

University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Public Affairs and Planning
Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Planning
Position ID: F00319P

University Information
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of more than 48,000, The University of of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in the North Texas region, second largest in the University of Texas System, and among the four largest universities in Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2021, UTA
received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence, and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

Department, College and Region
The accredited Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and the Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP) are two of the four graduate degrees offered by the Department of Public Affairs and Planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). The college also offers the Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration. With a broadly trained multidisciplinary faculty, the college also offers a Master
of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology and bachelor’s degrees in architecture, interior design, and sustainable urban design. The college’s six research centers including the state-funded Institute of Urban Studies, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, Arlington Urban Design Center, the Digital Architecture

Research Consortium, and the Center for Metropolitan Density carry out research and professional projects throughout the metropolitan region, the state, and beyond. Additionally, Planning faculty lead the federally-funded Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD).
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth, the 4th largest metro area in the country, a global gateway metro, and a node of the Texas Triangle Megaregion comprised of more than 21 million people, connecting the Houston, Austin, and San Antonio metropolitan areas, and providing an ideal setting for planning research at all scales. The City of Arlington, located between Fort-Worth and Dallas features excellent schools, a low cost-of-living, and a very diverse population.

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Job Summary
The Department of Public Affairs and Planning (PAPL) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Planning to begin Fall 2023.
We seek a colleague who represents UTA’s diverse populations with a research focus in one or more of the following areas: urban design & sustainable development, smart & resilient cities, housing and community development, economic development, and environmental justice and planning. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated research agenda that will contribute to the furtherance of UTA’s Strategic Plan, specifically to its Sustainable Urban Communities theme (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate should be able to contribute to the core curriculum and teach courses in one or more of the following: urban design, sustainable land-use planning and implementation, geographic information systems, metropolitan sustainability, environmental planning and policy, and/or housing policy, as well as graphics and multimedia communication. Teaching is predominantly at the masters and doctoral level but may include undergraduate classes. The candidate is expected to contribute to our emphasis areas and certificate programs, supervise theses and dissertations in the planning programs, and serve on departmental, college, and
university committees.

Required qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in planning or a closely related field by August 31, 2023. 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 to the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate an established research record through publications in high-impact factor journals, funded research, and excellence in teaching; to the Assistant Professor rank, excellence in teaching and demonstrated potential to establish a strong research and publishing agenda. Candidates should have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration at departmental, college and university levels and to advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred qualifications
Research and teaching interests related to social justice and issues of intersectionality in planning would be a strong asset. We are also open to candidates with a domestic and international planning research agenda. AICP certification and experience in professional planning and community outreach and service especially with underserved communities, are also welcomed qualifications. Experience and
interest in working with faculty on multidisciplinary research and teaching is valued, especially

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:
1) Cover letter that includes a summary of current and proposed research, teaching interests, and evidence of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (max. two pages), 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) statement of teaching interests explaining how the candidate would contribute to the planning programs’ core and elective curriculums (max. one page), and 4) names and email addresses of three references (no letters required at this stage).

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Ivonne Audirac (, Search Committee Chair.
For more information about UTA, please visit: for the college, department, and a Planning program:

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages
applications from veterans.

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