Professor, Urban Design and Climate Change Resilience (Rutgers University)

Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Job title: Professor, Urban Design and Climate Change Resilience (Rutgers University)
Hiring institution: Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey | United States
Application deadline: Review begins 11/1

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Salary Commensurate With Experience

Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (EJB) seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or a non-tenure track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Professional Practice for appointment beginning July 2024. Candidates should have a specialty in urban design. Strong candidates will focus on reducing the negative effects of extreme climate events on populations and infrastructure, especially through the application of equity-oriented urban design. We are particularly interested in scholars or practitioners who have a clear research agenda or practical experience in the following areas: resilient and affordable housing, human environmental behavior, net zero energy buildings and neighborhoods, resilient neighborhoods/cities, urban systems modeling, computational and digital design, participatory design, evidence-based design, and urban design methods. Work with an international and comparative focus is encouraged.

The faculty member will teach in the Master of City and Regional Planning program and related graduate and undergraduate programs in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Minimum Education and Experience

By June 1, 2024, hold a doctorate or terminal professional degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, civil or architectural engineering, public policy, urban informatics, environmental psychology, or a related discipline, with a focus and specialized interest in urban design, climate change, and resilience. For the tenure-track position, candidates must have a doctorate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

For the tenure-track position, candidates should:

  • Be clearly establishing a research profile of refereed research in high-impact journals and through national and international conference presentations.

For the professor of practice position, candidates should:

  • Demonstrate a portfolio of professional practice that is recognized with awards and on-the-ground results.

All candidates should:

  • Demonstrate hands-on experiences and skills in the use of design-oriented approaches and solutions to help humans adapt to or mitigate a changing climate.
  • Demonstrate willingness to secure external grant funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research supporting and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
  • Demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, with knowledge of inclusive and active teaching practices. Experience with studio teaching is a plus.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to network with external stakeholders and to communicate with the public via social media and other sources.

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