[COMM-ORG] job: academic, urban planning, Portland State
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From: Charles Heying <heyingc at pdx.edu>
This is a newly announced, third faculty position at Portland State
University's School of Urban Studies and Planning, not to be confused
with our other two searches (real estate and international).
Portland State University
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland
State University seeks an energetic, creative scholar to fill a
tenure-track assistant professor position beginning Fall 2011. The
successful candidate will contribute substantively to our mission to be
an international leader in education and research on livable and
sustainable cities and regions. We are open to a range of
specializations and are looking for scholars who can articulate how
their expertise and intellectual commitments complement and enhance our
existing strengths. This includes, but is not limited to, the following
areas: community engagement, civic innovation, design and visualization
of urban places and activities, sense of place and place
distinctiveness, the culture of cities, cities as living systems, and
the changing dynamics of cities.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or be in the final stages of
their degree) in geography, sociology, political science, economics,
public policy, public health, urban and regional planning, urban
studies, or a related discipline.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the undergraduate
and graduate programs of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
(www.pdx.edu/usp), participate in ongoing and emerging interdisciplinary
research opportunities on campus and develop a strong record of
scholarship and civic engagement, pursue externally-funded research, and
participate in university, departmental and community service.
The School and College
The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning has 21 faculty and
offers four degree programs: 1) an undergraduate major in Community
Development (one of the only such programs in the United States) 2) a
professional Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 3) a Master of Urban
Studies, and 4) a PhD in Urban Studies. We also have dual degree
programs in public health and civil engineering with the School of
Community Health and the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
respectively, and, starting in Fall 2011, a joint master degree program
in real estate development with the School of Business. Additionally,
the school awards professionally-oriented graduate certificates in Urban
Design, Real Estate Development, and Transportation. Research units in
the Toulan School include the Center for Urban Studies and the Center
for Transportation Studies, as well as the closely affiliated Population
Research Center and Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies.
The College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) is one of seven major
academic units at PSU and is comprised of three units: the Nohad A.
Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, the School of Community
Health and the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. In total, the
College of Urban and Public Affairs has more than 70 full-time faculty
members. Collaborative efforts across schools are encouraged. Portland
State University’s motto—“Let knowledge serve the city”—guides its
mission of engagement and leadership in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
PSU is located in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. The City of
Portland is a nationally recognized center for innovation in land use
and transportation planning, community governance, and sustainability.
The starting annual salary for this position will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The excellent benefits package includes
fully paid healthcare; employer-paid retirement contributions; and
significantly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependents
at any of the Oregon University System schools.
Applicants should submit a letter of application containing a brief
background statement outlining research and teaching interests, a
curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Jennifer DIll,
Search Committee Chair, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751,
Portland, OR 97207-0751. Review of applications will begin January 3,
2011, and continue until finalists are identified. This is a nine-month
appointment; the anticipated start date is September 16, 2011. For
further information, please email Dr. Dill at jdill at pdx.edu.
Please note that the School is currently conducting more than one
faculty search. Therefore, in all of your correspondence please clearly
indicate that you are applying for the “open specialization” position.
If you have already applied for one of the other positions (real estate
development or international) and wish to be considered for this
position, please submit a new cover letter or background statement and
CV for this position. Your letters of reference do not need to be
resubmitted, though you may submit revised or additional letters if you
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity.
Jennifer Dill, Ph.D.
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning (USP)
Director, Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
e-mail: jdill at pdx.edu
web site: http://web.pdx.edu/~jdill/
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PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
506 SW Mill Street
370T Urban Center
Portland, OR 97201
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