job: faculty, planning
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Fri Oct 6 20:20:15 CDT 2000
From: janni sorensen <jsorense at students.uiuc.edu>
This letter is to inform you of a unique and exciting job opportunity for
the right colleague with interests and expertise in community development,
neighborhood planning or social planning. Our Department of Urban and
Regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a
tenured or tenure track faculty opening, depending on the level of
applicant experience, starting in August of 2001.
What makes this job so unique and exciting is that the right person can
step into an established position in a Department already at the forefront
of action-research in community based planning. There are five other
faculty (out of 15 in the Department) with closely related research skills
and interests to interact with and an established and award winning
teaching and research program in place. The East St. Louis Action Research
Project (ESLARP) has received national recognition for pioneering
campus/community collaboration in plan making and implementation that
empower neighborhoods and improve the quality of neighborhood life. ESLARP
includes an on-campus Project Office as well as a Neighborhood Technical
Assistance Center in East St. Louis with a full time staff of four persons.
The person hired could take over a significant or leading management role
in this project.
We are looking for people with excellent scholarly or planning practice
skills. A description of the position and desired strengths and experience
is attached for your information.
We need your help in finding the best candidate. Please help us disseminate
information about this position to the appropriate candidates.
Thank you for your assistance.
Sincerely, Janni Sorensen
Department of Urban & Regional Planning College of Fine & Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), seeks candidates for a tenured or
tenure-track faculty position in community development and neighborhood
planning beginning August 2001. This position will involve a key role in
teaching courses and mentoring students in these areas in the Department's
two PAB accredited programs (Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Master
of Urban Planning), as well as in its Ph.D. program in Regional Planning.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in scholarship or
practice in one or more of the following areas participatory
action-research, non-profit community organization management, and
The Department's action research efforts are focused through the
award-winning East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP;
http//www.eslarp.uiuc.edu/) which has a ten-year record of learning through
service to community groups in East St. Louis and adjacent communities.
ESLARP maintains an on-campus office as well as a Neighborhood Technical
Assistance Center in East St. Louis with a full-time staff of four persons,
and has an operating budget just under $500,000 per year. The person hired
for this position is encouraged to be involved significantly in ESLARP in a
Faculty in DURP are expected to demonstrate a strong record of scholarship
and to maintain an ongoing research agenda in their field, as evidenced by
peer reviewed publications related to applied or theoretical approaches.
They also help to secure funding to support masters and doctoral student
research assistants. The Department places a high value on professional
applications, especially when they lead to scholarly publication. DURP has
reinvigorated its longstanding involvement in professional continuing
education and faculty are encouraged to participate in this endeavor.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is a unit within the College
of Fine and Applied Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture,
Art and Design and Music, and the Departments of Landscape Architecture,
Dance and Theater, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the
Krannert Museum and Japan House. Through Department, College and University
programs and facilities, DURP faculty have access to significant support
for travel and research. The City Planning and Landscape Architecture
Library maintains a collection in excess of 120,000 items as part of the
University's library, which is the largest public university library in the
nation. The Department's support staff assists faculty in grant preparation
and management, preparing course materials, utilizing computing and
audio-visual technology, providing links to the DURP web site, and meeting
and travel arrangements.
Candidates are required by the time of appointment to hold a Ph.D., or its
equivalent, in planning or a related field. A degree in Planning or an
equivalent level of professional planning experience is desirable. It is
most likely that the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate
Professor level. Salary is commensurate with experience. Women and members
of minority racial/ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. The University of
Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
For full consideration, submit a letter describing qualifications and
interest, a complete curriculum vita, and the names of three references by
December 1, 2000.
Send materials to:
Dr. Leonard Heumann, Search Committee Chair
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
111 Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
phone 217 - 244-5373; fax 217 - 244-1717
lheumann at uiuc.edu
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