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Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Posting Number: req11703

Department: Planning Degree Program

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The faculty of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at The University of Arizona invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position to support our growing urban planning and real estate development programs. We seek a colleague with expertise in affordable housing planning and development who brings knowledge of public and private development processes and experience working on issues relevant to underserved communities. As a Hispanic Serving Institution in the U.S./Mexico border region, we encourage applications from candidates with experience in Latinx and/or border communities.

In addition to a primary focus on affordable housing, we value cross-cutting engagement with other areas of research and teaching, including but not limited to sustainable (i.e., triple bottom line) real estate development and finance, environmental/climate/racial justice, community development, economic development, sustainable land use planning, and placemaking.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

value synergies between urban planning and real estate development programs
because our faculty recognize that a more just and resilient urban future
requires our faculty, students, and alumni to work effectively and
collaboratively across sectors (e.g., public, private, academic, non-profit),
disciplines, and scales to affect needed change in the built environment.

urban planning and real estate degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Urban Planning
  • Master of Real Estate Development (online and in-person)
  • Undergrad Minor in Real Estate Development
  • Urban Planning emphasis in Geography Ph.D. (w/ College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

within the school, we offer the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built
Environments with tracks in sustainable communities and real estate (online and
in-person) as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in landscape
architecture and a certificate in heritage conservation.

College of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning also houses the
School of Architecture and the Drachman Institute, which supports the college's
legacy of outreach and strong community connections.

This is a full-time position with a start date targeted for January or August
2023. To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your
application by the review date of November 10, 2022.

  • Maintain an active research agenda related to affordable housing, community development, planning, and real estate
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning and real estate development programs
  • Pursue grant opportunities to support individual and/or collaborative research
  • Participate in service and community engagement efforts in the department, college, and university
  • Support and contribute to the diversity initiatives in the department, college, and university

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in urban planning, real estate, or a related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved populations
  • Evidence of a research program, including publications appropriate for appointment at a research-intensive institution and commensurate with rank
  • Additional qualifications for Associate: established record of scholarship, obtaining external funding, teaching and mentoring graduate students, and strong local/state/national level service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses (in-person and online)
  • Professional experience in urban planning, real estate development, or related field
  • Experience and/or clearly articulated approach to incorporating social justice research and practices into teaching
  • Experience building reciprocal relationships and collaborations with underserved communities
  • Evidence of securing external funding for research program or evidence of potential to secure external funding for research program.
  • Experience working with Latinx and/or border communities

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Arlie Adkins

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

4 Documents

  • A
    statement outlining current and future research
  • A statement outlining teaching
    experience and approach to teaching
  • A statement regarding the
    candidate's views on diversity, inclusion, and equity, including past and
    current contributions as well as their vision and plans in these areas in the
    additional document slot.
  • A list of
    names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three references

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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