Visiting Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Job description

The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track, one-year academic appointment.

The strengths of the Department of City & Regional Planning include interdisciplinary connections, an active engaged scholarship agenda built on community partnerships, and international opportunities. Our department offers a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning degree (ranked among Planetizen’s top 10 in the South) and is currently pursuing the addition of interdisciplinary undergraduate and doctoral programs. We are housed in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, which provides a hub for collaboration and diverse disciplinary perspectives necessary for effective, comprehensive metropolitan action. The department hosts the interdisciplinary UofM Design Collaborative and is currently contributing to the development of the City of Memphis’ comprehensive plan. Our faculty members have active, funded research partnerships with colleagues across campus, from Anthropology to Computer Science. Our partnerships and community engagement efforts extend beyond our borders through an annual two-week summer study abroad program in Sicily, Italy.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in city and regional planning or a similar field, with a record of teaching experience in studio and classroom settings, and have a program of academic research.

The department is seeking an individual with strong training and experience in environmental planning and design.

Candidates must also be able to teach general planning seminars from among our core (e.g., Land Use Planning, Planning Theory, Planning the American City, etc.) as well as applied planning studios.

In addition to these teaching responsibilities, the person hired will be asked to contribute to the Graduate Program’s ongoing student advising, capstone supervision, and community outreach activities within his/her area of expertise.

Desired Qualifications:
We are especially interested in applicants who:
• Can combine technical expertise with the ability to contribute to collaborative community-based planning,
• Have experience with community-university research partnerships
• Can work with interdisciplinary teams
• Can strengthen graphical and design skills of planning students

How to apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and a list of three references. Application material must be submitted electronically at

The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.