Int'l Urbanization & Community Development/ Land Use/ Historic Preservation 3 open rank positions at Cornell University

Published at: 5 October 2011

Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning Three Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University invites applications for three tenure- track faculty appointments to begin in August 2012. Cornell is a top-ranked planning department with 130 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 120 professional master’s students in accredited programs in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation Planning, and 40 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 15, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for domestic and international planning. The Department is in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, which is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university.

We seek candidates who will enhance the diversity of the faculty and strengthen our efforts to integrate design, land use, historical preservation, and planning theory and practice in domestic and international settings to promote vibrant place-making, urban sustainability, and social equity. The successful candidates must demonstrate promise of high quality research and creative practice through design work, publishing, and grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional experience in the urban environment in the U.S. and internationally. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, regional science, geography, landscape architecture, architecture, or another relevant field. Appointments may be made at all ranks.

Position #1 Urbanization and Community Development in International Settings We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in international institutions, community development, urbanization, informality, and project management in international and domestic settings. Candidates with interests in participatory planning, community engagement and mechanisms of exclusion and segregation are especially sought.

Position #2 Land Use We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in legal aspects of land use, land-use planning at urban and regional scales, public/private project planning, the land-use/transportation/environment nexus, planning support systems, and housing and residential development. Candidates who have a broad interest in sustainable urban and regional design and development issues in both international and domestic settings are especially sought.

Position #3 Historic Preservation We seek candidates with research/practice and teaching expertise in historic preservation planning (especially studio instruction), comparative preservation perspectives, materials conservation, cultural heritage conservation, measured drawing, and adaptive reuse. Candidates who will help evolve a dynamic program in Historic Preservation Planning with colleagues in Architecture, History of Art, and Landscape Architecture are especially sought.

We are located in Ithaca, NY, on the main campus of Cornell University. Cornell seeks to train the next generation of scholars and practitioners who will carry forward a commitment to knowledge creation, teaching, and service.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Nov. 15, 2011 until a pool of candidates is identified. Please submit a CV, letter of intent, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, and names and addresses of three references to Chair, Search Committee, c/o Lorie Walker, Department of City and Regional Planning, 106 West Sibley Hall Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 Electronic materials submission is preferred. Email:
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