[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

Assistant Professor

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: 
http://www.gradbusiness.pdx.edu/graduate_business_programs/mred/the_mred_program

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