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Urban and Regional Planning Program Chair

Department: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Open Date: Oct 11, 2019
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019.

The University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Program invites applications for a new faculty member to be appointed at the tenured associate or full professor level to serve as program chair for a three-year renewable term. The new chair will lead a diverse planning program committed to the pursuit of greater opportunities for all people and resilient and sustainable societies through innovative scholarship, engaged learning, and meaningful service. The program is comprised of 22 faculty, 77 master’s students, and 20 PhD students, and is ranked as a top 10 planning program.

The program chair is the administrative leader of the Urban and Regional Planning Program with responsibility for instructional, budgetary, admissions, and recruitment activities. Areas of specialization are open. In the coming years we will pursue online and alternative-degree offerings, and develop new initiatives in urban data and technology, equitable and sustainable real estate development, and climate resilience. We seek a chair whose achievements in research, practice, and/or teaching equip them to lead this work in partnership with faculty and administrative colleagues across the college.

Taubman College and Urban Planning at Michigan
For over 100 years, the mission of Taubman College has been to prepare students for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations and institutions whose goals are to improve the quality of our lives and the built environment. The college offers professional degrees in urban and regional planning, architecture, and urban design as well as a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and in architecture. College facilities include a Digital Fabrication Lab, the Spatial and Numeric Data Services Lab, the Liberty Research Annex, and the Detroit Michigan Research Studio. The college recently completed the new A. Alfred Taubman Wing, adding 36,000 square feet that includes faculty offices, new classrooms, and event space. Located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, the college benefits from the many resources of the broader university. The University of Michigan consistently ranks as one of the best public universities in the U.S. and currently is the #1 public research institution in the United States according to the National Science Foundation.

The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan empowers faculty, students, and community partners to promote social justice and enhance sustainability through urban and regional planning. We pursue innovative and applied scholarship, multi-disciplinary and engaged learning, and meaningful public service. We offer graduate certificates in Real Estate Development, Healthy Cities, and Urban Informatics as well as undergraduate courses.

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts.

Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

  • A Ph.D. degree in urban planning or a closely related field such as geography, environmental studies, social work, or public policy, and/or a distinguished record in field changing practice
  • Tenurable at an academic institution, with experience in a faculty appointment
  • A demonstrated ability to secure research funding 
  • Experience in a leadership position
  • A sustained interest in collaborating with disciplinary and interdisciplinary colleagues to design and engage in research projects
  • Commitment to research and publication that informs teaching and learning in a program with a diverse student body

Application Instructions

Deadline:
For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Step One:
Applicants should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/69972 and submit the following items:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references

Step Two:
Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 179587. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.

Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Member

Department: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Open Date: Oct 11, 2019
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019.

The Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Program in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is working to develop new field-defining course offerings and research in urban data and technology, equitable development, and climate resilience. 

Toward that end, we seek to appoint a tenure-track or practice-track faculty member in urban data analysis and technology-based planning, either position at the assistant professor rank. Tenure-track professors are expected to make substantial and significant contributions to the body of scholarly knowledge in their areas of expertise, to be innovative instructors, and to provide meaningful public service. Professors of practice are expected to bring substantial and significant insight and knowledge from their professional practice to the classroom and to their collaborations with colleagues at the university, typically while continuing some professional practice as a complement to their university duties. All faculty are expected to contribute meaningfully to the URP Program, Taubman College, and University of Michigan’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and public service.

Recognizing that data-based technologies and practices are profoundly transforming the creation and use buildings and cities, we aim to lead the field in equipping students with the vision, knowledge, and skills to shape urban futures through technology-based innovation and analysis, entrepreneurship, and design. We are expanding our engagement with data and technology in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree and PhD program, and we anticipate new offerings in urban data science and real estate development. Our goal is to enable our graduates to help businesses and communities address key questions like: How will we work? How will we move? How will we live? We seek a colleague to advance our work in this sphere, drawing from one or more of scholarly perspectives such as urban informatics, data science, and participatory technology. We anticipate that this new faculty member would also conduct research or professional practice integrating new data sources, methods, and technologies with expertise in one or more of a variety of substantive areas relevant to urban futures, including especially equitable development and/or climate resilience.

This faculty appointment will be made within Taubman College’s Urban and Regional Planning Program. Currently the URP Program faculty encompasses 14 tenure-track faculty, 1 practice-track faculty, and 7 lecturers who teach in our MURP degree program (ranked 9th nationally by Planetizen), PhD degree program, and graduate certificates in Real Estate Development, Healthy Cities, and Urban Informatics, as well as a variety of undergraduate courses. Our MURP degree program is one of more than 100 top-ten graduate programs at the University of Michigan (U.S. News & World Report), which ranks as one of the best public universities in the U.S. (#1 in QS World University Rankings, #1 in National Science Foundation rankings, #3 in U.S. News & World Report) and the world (#21 University Worldwide in Times Higher Ed).

Resources and initiatives on campus that may be of interest to applicants for this position include the Urban Collaboratory (an interdisciplinary smart city research initiative), the Michigan Institute for Data Science, Poverty Solutions, and the Graham Sustainability Institute.

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts

Qualifications

Applicants for appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor should have, or should be within reach of completing soon, a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning or an equivalent degree from a related discipline. Applicants should also have demonstrated experience in, or demonstrated potential to, conduct research, teach courses, and provide public service in the areas of urban data analysis and technology-based planning.

Applicants for appointment as a professor-of-practice at the assistant professor rank should have at least a master’s of urban and regional planning or equivalent degree from a related discipline, along with demonstrated and recognized professional work experience in the areas of urban data analysis and technology-based planning.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or interest in academic innovation as we extend our strengths in on-campus residential education into online learning. In partnership with the University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation, we aim to complement our on-campus face-to-face course offerings with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and online microcredentials to engage a diverse and distributed community of learners.

Application Instructions

Deadline:
​​​​​​​For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that deadline until the position is filled.

Step One:
Applicants should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/69974 and submit the following items:

  • Cover letter - The letter of interest should indicate the position sought (i.e., tenure-track or professor of practice) and include a short statement on your qualifications to conduct innovative research, your philosophy and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as your academic innovation goals, and your philosophy and experience in engaging community-based public scholarship and service in your area of expertise, highlighting how all of those qualifications speak to the needs for this position.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references

We will ask for writing samples and letters of reference at a later stage of the search process. We anticipate this appointment will start on September 1, 2020.

Step Two:
Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 179593. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.

Design and Digital Culture Faculty Member

Department: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Open Date: Sep 27, 2019
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The University of Michigan Digital Studies Institute (DSI) and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning invite applications for a joint (50/50) assistant professor tenure-track appointment. We are looking for colleagues conducting leading-edge creative practice and research in design and digital culture in relation to urban technology, encompassing topics such as computation and data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming, or mixed reality and other emerging media. Focus areas might include:

  • Urban tech and data-driven urbanization
  • Diversity and labor in digital industries and practices shaping buildings and cities
  • The future of work in the age of artificial intelligence
  • Digital space, place, power, and mobility 

We seek a faculty member with a generative and projective orientation who can teach design studios, elective courses, or other classes that activate the creative capacities in our students, grounded in critical reflection but also linked to design and making. This position will serve students enrolled in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Digital Studies minors, and students across the College of Literature, Science and the Arts as well as the university at large. 

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts

Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess a graduate professional and/or doctoral degree in architecture, urban design, or a closely related field. They should also present a robust research/creative practice agenda along with a commitment in their work and teaching to the critical-cultural study of digital technology in relation to power, ideology, visibility, representation, and cultural difference.

Application Instructions

Deadline:
​​​​​​​For full consideration, please submit your materials by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Step One:

Applicants should visit https://apply.interfolio.com/69294 and submit the following items:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • examples of design or related work (max file size 100 MB)
  • the name, title, institution, phone number and email address for three references

Step Two:
Submit an application via http://umjobs.org/ Job ID 178947. You can select an option to apply without a resume or any other attachments. You do not need to complete the work history and education sections.

For questions, please contact the search committee c/o Ms. Ann Luke at akolk@umich.edu.

 


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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.