Full-Time, Benefits-Eligible Planning Instructor

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ASU, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning

Job title: Full-Time, Benefits-Eligible Planning Instructor
Hiring institution: ASU, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning
Location: Tempe, Arizona | United States
Application deadline: 11/20/2022

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible Instructor position position in urban planning with an anticipated start date of January 2023. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug 16 – May 15) are contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Supplementary summer teaching may be available.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in SGSUP’s Bachelor of Science in Planning (BSP) and accredited Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) programs in a variety of modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online). Duties will be focused on developing and teaching online classes, although in-person instruction will also be required. The instructor will be responsible for 10 courses each academic year that may include (but are not limited to): Introduction to Urban Planning, City Structure and Planning, Economic Development Planning, Planning Research Methods, and others. Some of the instructor’s course load may include assisting in the development of new courses or transition of existing courses into online teaching modalities.

SGSUP is proudly transdisciplinary. The mission of SGSUP is to advance geospatial knowledge for a complex world, emphasizing education, research, and applied solutions to urban and environmental problems.

  • We are a distinctive community of social and physical scientists whose blended expertise is producing breakthroughs in urban planning and geography.
  • We are committed to the social and environmental well-being of communities, places, and people.
  • We are world leaders in spatial science and urban climatology.
  • We are emerging leaders in social equity, transportation, housing, urban systems analysis, human-environmental systems, sustainability, resilience, and earth surface processes.

With 40+ full-time faculty including four members of the National Academy of Sciences, over 100 graduate students and nearly 1,000 undergraduate majors, SGSUP offers degrees in planning, geography, and GIS, as well as graduate certificates in social science research methods, transportation, and GIS. In planning, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Planning (both online and in-person), a Master in Urban and Environmental Planning, and a PhD. Our Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and is ranked in the top 25 nationally (Planetizen 2017).

SGSUP is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. The University’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of housing growth, (sub)urban development patterns, an expanding rail system, livability, health, social equity, energy and water use, and climate change.

To learn more about SGSUP and Arizona State University please visit https://sgsup.asu.edu/ and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctorate in urban planning or related field or masters in planning with substantial professional experience.
2. Evidence of teaching or mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
3. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and manage multiple tasks
4. Effective written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching online and/or developing online educational materials and course evaluation
2. Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching, for example, as evidenced by success in meeting the needs of underserved and underrepresented student populations
3. Proficiency with learning management systems such as Canvas
4. Demonstrated success in engaging with the professional planning community and/or practical experience in the planning field
5. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Application Instructions

To apply, please combine the following materials into a single PDF document and submit them online through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/115310):

1. cover letter explaining candidate’s professional experience, interest in, and fit with the position
2. comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record
3. a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (not to exceed one page)
4. contact information (including email addresses and phone number) of three references

This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. Questions related to the search may be addressed to Professor Meagan Ehlenz, Search Committee Chair, at meagan.ehlenz@asu.edu.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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