Assistant Professor Position in City Planning

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San Diego State University

Job Title: Assistant Professor Position in City Planning
Hiring Institution: San Diego State University – School of Public Affairs
Country: United States
City: San Diego
State: California
Application Deadline: 11/15/2022

The City Planning program in the School of Public Affairs is seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor for a Fall 2023 appointment. The position requires teaching core City Planning courses at the graduate level, and Public Administration at the undergraduate level through different modalities, including face-to-face and online. Our program is closely engaged with the San Diego Metropolitan Area as a global city, a border city, and grassroots practices of social justice in planning. The area of specialization is open: including urban design, land use and law, transportation, environmental planning/sustainability, historic preservation, real estate/project development, and other
areas. While the research and teaching areas are open, candidates with expertise in social equity and in addressing underrepresented populations is highly desirable. Since our School’s program maintains
national accreditation, qualified applicants should have a clear interest and ability to contribute to a strong research program, academic program administration and accreditation processes. A
doctoral degree in city or regional planning, or a related field by the date of appointment is required.

To be in a better position to serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body, and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence on our campus, we require that
candidates demonstrate experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • Engaging with or servicing underrepresented populations in higher education;
  • Knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students & faculty in higher education
  • Teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • Integrating underrepresented populations and communities into research;
  • Commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities;
  • Knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group;
  • Expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration;
  • Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education;

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in city planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated evidence of research publications and current or
potential teaching capability, as well as commitment to the planning profession. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application review will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Effective Date of Appointment: August 2023.

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