Faculty position in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy
The Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an open rank faculty position, to begin fall quarter 2019. We seek a scholar with research and teaching interests in urban and/or environmental policy, especially with expertise relevant to the multifaceted challenges of housing in metropolitan regions. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on the relationship between housing and sustainability, broadly conceived. Examples of areas of desired emphasis include, but are not limited to, housing affordability, homelessness, green building and environmentally innovative infrastructure, collaborative governance, and social equity and justice. Expertise in a variety of methodological approaches is welcome. The successful candidate will direct our growing Master of Public Policy program beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, and will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The department currently offers five vibrant academic programs including a Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (7-year PAB accreditation), a collaborative Master of Public Policy, an undergraduate program in Urban Studies and a collaborative undergraduate program in Environmental Science and Policy. The department has 19 full-time faculty members, 17 affiliated faculty, and a pool of adjunct instructors. Full-time faculty members in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy are high in scholarly productivity and possess research strengths in land use and transportation, housing and community development, environmental planning and policy, inequality and economic opportunity, design, 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 Water UCI center, and the Institute for Transportation Studies.
For full consideration, candidates should apply by December 31, 2018. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start July 1, 2019. Candidates should apply online by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three academic references, 1-3 publications or writing samples, a statement of research interests, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest. 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 co-chairs, Professors David Feldman and Victoria Basolo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UC Irvine, with over 35,000 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 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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