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The PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities.
Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of planning scholarship. These include the UB Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Global Health Equity Community of Excellence. These research centers and labs connect students with faculty who have research interests similar to their own and unique opportunities to pursue focused research at an advanced level. The program also encourages students to explore other research centers and interdisciplinary studies across the University at Buffalo, one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and the most comprehensive, research-intensive university within the 64-campus SUNY system.
Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Selected candidates will be considered for tuition remission and a competitive stipend. Admitted PhD students may also be considered for competitive financial awards available through sponsored research projects. Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills. Additional information about the program is available at:
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Job title: Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning (The University at Buffalo)
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo is committed to training planners who contribute to designing and planning a just and equitable future in partnership with communities.
Our strategic plan – for the entire school and the Master’s program in Urban Planning – calls for centering racial equity and social justice both in what we teach and how we teach about cities and regions.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, invites candidates to apply for two tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of August 1, 2023. We invite applications from researchers whose work addresses social justice and the city, including areas such as (1) Blacks and the city, (2) environment, land use, and climate justice, (3) transport/mobility justice, (4) big data, technological, and algorithmic justice, (5) housing and community development, and (6) social, political, and institutional determinants of health inequities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work demonstrates a clear focus on addressing structural drivers of inequities, such as anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and racism in planning scholarship and practice, in the US and international contexts.
- Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Planning, or a related field (e.g., Geography, Architecture, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, etc.) by the time of appointment.
- We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement existing strengths across the Department and the School of Architecture and Planning, which include expertise in extreme weather vulnerability and governance, water resources governance, food systems planning, planning for health equity, the Global South, transportation infrastructure, building resilience and energy efficiency, sustainable housing, affordable housing, historic preservation, social justice, environmental design, and community engagement.
- We are especially interested in candidates who can serve a diverse community of students, faculty members, and community partners, and share our core vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential within a professional culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- The successful candidates will be expected to teach courses and mentor students in the undergraduate program in environmental design and graduate programs (including a new MS Degree in Global Health and International Development). Candidates should be prepared to teach using varied pedagogical modalities including studio/workshop/seminars, etc.
- The candidates are expected to work across the University to build interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, service, and research, and be prepared to seek external funding for research.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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