The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine is searching for a professor of teaching, formally titled Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment/Security of Employment (LPSOE/LSOE). The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, or a closely-related field in public affairs. The successful candidate will be primarily involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in public policy, urban studies, social ecology, and/or urban planning. The professor of teaching will teach 8 courses per year (quarter system), which will be focused in two primary areas—School of Social Ecology courses in research design, statistical analysis, and naturalistic field research; and courses in the Master of Public Policy curriculum. Competence in geographic information systems and spatial analysis would be of added value. In addition to innovative teaching and contributions to service, advancement in this series requires externally recognized scholarly contributions to pedagogy and/or in the underlying discipline that supports teaching excellence. Depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications, there is the possibility for academic leadership responsibilities in the Master of Public Policy program within the department. Position is eligible for merit advancement with commensurate pay increases. Within eight years (or less), the holder of this position will be evaluated for Security of Employment, which has the permanence of a tenured position. This is an Academic Senate position within UC Irvine.

The department offers four vibrant academic programs including a Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (7-year PAB accreditation), a collaborative Master of Public Policy, and an undergraduate program in Urban Studies. The department has 16 full-time faculty members, 17 affiliated faculty, and several adjunct instructors. Full-time faculty members in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design routinely rank high in scholarly productivity and possess research strengths in land use and transportation planning and policy, environmental planning and policy, urban design, inequality and economic opportunity, housing policy and community development, and collaborative governance. They also are active in a range of campus-wide research, education, and outreach efforts, including the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, the UCI Water Initiative, and the Institute of Transportation Studies. In addition to engaged faculty, both the planning and policy masters’ programs have active advisory boards comprised of members from the professional community.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by March 24, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start September 2017. Candidates should apply online by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three academic references, a statement of teaching interests and capabilities, and evidence of teaching. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Scott Bollens (

UC Irvine, with over 30,000 students, is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. The campus is located in the heart of the diverse Southern California region, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and a relatively short distance to Los Angeles. The campus is approximately three miles from the John Wayne airport providing convenient domestic travel and is about nine miles to the Irvine Amtrak/Metrorail station. Many faculty members live in University Hills, an on-campus, faculty-staff residential community with affordable ownership and rental housing.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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