Associate Professor - Urban & Regional Planning
Eastern Washington University - San Francisco, CA

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The College of Business & Public Administration at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track Associate Professor position in Urban and Regional Planning, within the Department of Urban Planning, Public and Health Administration to begin September 2013.

The Urban and Regional Planning programs at Eastern Washington University have a long tradition of applied research and student engagement in community development and professional planning practice. The Bachelors Degree was established in 1968, and the MURP in 1978, and both programs have been accredited since the PAB process was established. We currently offer emphasis areas in environmental planning and sustainability; rural and small town planning; and American Indian Tribal Planning. The core faculty have both academic and professional planning experience, and utilize field research applications in most classes, working closely with professional planners in the field.

The Associate Professor position is to replace a retired faculty member, and we seek a candidate with both professional planning experience and teaching experience, preferably at a PAB accredited Planning Program. The position would start in the Fall Quarter (mid September) of 2013.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin after 3/15/2013. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by the screening date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified and agreed.

Eastern Washington University is a Masters I public university of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students offering high-quality liberal arts and professional programs in Cheney, in Spokane, and elsewhere in Washington State. This position will be based in the urban Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, a metropolitan region of over 450,000 with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Urban and Regional Planning are accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

Minimum Qualifications :

PhD in Urban and Regional Planning or related doctorate or terminal degree (Geography, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Urban Design, Policy, or Juris Doctorate) is required.

If the doctorate/terminal degree is in a related area, then a Masters' degree in Urban & Regional Planning or in a closely related professional field is required.

A combination of 6 years successful teaching experience both graduate and undergraduates at the college or university level with preference for teaching in PAB recognized program that includes a minimum of 1-3 years of professional planning experience in the public or private sector;

Specializations desired are in comprehensive land use planning, environmental planning, urban design, GIS, and sustainable development. Applicants with backgrounds in transportation or economic development may also be considered;

Evidence of scholarly research publications in urban planning or related fields;

Evidence of on-going research in one or more of the areas of urban planning;

Evidence of professional activity in urban planning or related professions, including the American Planning Association or planning-related professional organizations;

Evidence of field-based teaching and/or research in planning or related fields.

Additionally, candidates must offer interest, experience pr ability to promote cultural competency or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications :

Certified as AICP, FAICP preferred;

Evidence of community engagement;

Online teaching experience;

Teaching and research ability in public administration and/or community/environmental health.

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