University of Michigan, Taubman College
Ann Arbor, MI
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Job Category Urban Design
Job Level Mid I (1-4 years)
Salary Range Open
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Planning and Design
The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks an additional tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. In this search, we are looking for candidates with expertise in physical planning and design. We seek an individual with experience in diverse urban settings within the United States and beyond. The right person will have a genuine desire to help us continue integrating physical planning and design fully into a comprehensive planning program. Candidates should also be able to contribute to one of our other concentration and certificate areas: land-use and environmental planning; transportation planning; global and comparative planning; housing, community, and economic development; or real estate development.
Taubman College and Urban Planning at Michigan
For over 100 years the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as the Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture.
The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan empowers faculty, students, and community partners to promote social justice and enhance sustainability through urban and regional planning. We pursue innovative and applied scholarship, multi-disciplinary and engaged learning, and meaningful public service. Leveraging location and resources, we engage today’s most challenging issues in the U.S. and around the world. We work to improve public decision-making and the physical design of urban spaces by promoting planning with a long-term, regional, and socially responsible perspective.
The following qualifications are required:
• A graduate degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, or related field
• Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and design
• The demonstrated ability and desire to teach physical planning and design methods courses and studio courses
• A developing or established program of research, publication, and/or creative practice that cumulates to significant contributions to scholarship
The following qualifications are highly preferred:
• Experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level
• A sustained interest in collaborating with disciplinary and interdisciplinary colleagues to design and engage in research projects
• Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in a program with a diverse student body
• Familiarity with and capacity for developing and securing grants to support research
How to Apply
Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The letter of interest should explain the applicant’s qualifications and research and design interests. It should demonstrate how the applicant’s scholarly and creative pursuits would contribute to the study and instruction of physical planning and design in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan.
Submissions should be made in a single PDF file following this link: http://internal.tcaup.umich.edu/dev/position-search/DesignPlan-Tenure-Track.html
Submit an application as an external (or if applicable, internal) candidate via http://umjobs.org/
Job ID 113018. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.
For questions or hardcopy materials, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Anya Istomina at
Applications will be considered starting November 2, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information about Taubman College, see http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu.
For more information about the Urban and Regional Planning program, see http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/urbanplanning.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.
Contact Name Anya Istomina
Job posted on 23 July 2015.
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