East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

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The Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Department of Geography, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 12, 2013 ( The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the Planning Program through teaching core planning courses, electives at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contributing to research. We seek candidates with primary research and teaching interests in environmental planning, coastal planning and management, or landscape or land use planning. Ability to teach students from a range of disciplines including geography, coastal resource management, and sustainable tourism is also preferred. Appropriate professional service is also expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planning or related field from an accredited institution at time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in planning, teaching experience, a productive publication record, evidence of funded research potential, and who show innovation in technology for research, teaching, or engagement.

The Urban and Regional Planning Program at East Carolina University is the only accredited program in North Carolina to offer the B.S. degree in urban and regional planning. Program faculty also contribute to the Planning Concentration within the M.A. in Geography, MBA with environmental planning certificate, and MS in industrial technology. Program specializations include community, land use, coastal and environmental planning. Faculty are active in community engagement efforts, and are affiliated with the Center for Natural Hazards Research, Institute for Coastal Science & Policy, Center for Sustainable Tourism, and interdisciplinary graduate programs in Coastal Resources Management, Security Studies, and Public Administration. The Department of Geography ( is the tenure home for Planning Program faculty and offers a collegial and supportive work environment for faculty with varied interests and research agendas.

East Carolina University (ECU), a public doctoral degree granting institution, is committed to its mission "to serve as a national model for public service and regional transformation." ECU is located in the coastal region of North Carolina in Greenville, a rapidly growing city of more than 84,000 persons in Pitt County (population 168,148); it serves a large rural area. Greenville is within a two-hour drive of Atlantic Ocean beaches and metropolitan Raleigh. It is the third-largest member of the UNC system, with a diverse body of 27,000-plus undergraduate, graduate and medical students.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planning or related field from an appropriately accredited institution.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of application, description of teaching interests and research agenda, and curriculum vitae online. Provide the names for three current letters of reference, to be sent upon request (hard copy) to: Dr. Tom Allen, Search Committee Chair, Department of geography, Mail Stop 557, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. For questions, contact Dr. Allen at or 252-328-6624.

Screening will begin November 7, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Official graduate transcript required upon employment.

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