[COMM-ORG] job: Portland, academic
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From: Charles Heying <heyingc at pdx.edu>
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning in the College
of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University seeks
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall term,
2011. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or be in the final
stages of their degree) in real estate development, city and regional
planning, urban studies, economics, geography, public policy, or a
related discipline, and a scholarly commitment to the fields of real
estate development, urban planning, urban studies, community and
regional development, and/or sustainable development.
This position is one of a cluster of hires supporting the Master of Real
Estate Development (MRED) program at Portland State University, a joint
initiative of the Toulan School and the School of Business
Administration. This professional degree program will train students in
real estate development guided by principles of community and
sustainable development. This program is an exceptional Masters degree
that places real estate development in the context of broader community
concerns and city- and region-wide needs and aspirations. This position
provides the opportunity to participate in shaping this unique joint
program through research, teaching, and community engagement.
We seek a scholar whose work addresses real estate development from the
perspective of environmental sustainability, social and economic equity,
regional economic development, and/or urban design and planning. The
successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses in the MRED
degree program covering topics such as real estate development, downtown
revitalization, affordable housing finance, neighborhood growth and
change, and sustainable cities and regions.
The candidate will participate in the undergraduate and graduate
programs of the Toulan School. Along with the joint MRED program, the
Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning (www.pdx.edu/usp) offers one
of the only undergraduate majors in Community Development in the United
States, a professional Master of Urban and Regional Planning, a Master
of Urban Studies, and a PhD in Urban Studies, and graduate certificates
in Urban Design, Real Estate Development, and Transportation.
Faculty are expected to develop a strong record of scholarship and civic
engagement, including seeking externally funded research and/or service.
Faculty conduct research through the University's many research units,
including the Center for Real Estate, Center for Urban Studies, Center
for Transportation Studies, Population Research Center, and the
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies. Other Schools in the College
are the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, which includes
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public
Administration, and the School of Community Health. 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.
The starting annual salary for this position will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The excellent benefits package includes
fully paid healthcare; fully 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 December
15th, 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.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity.
More about TSUSP: http://www.pdx.edu/usp/
More about the MRED program:
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