Lecturers in Planning (2) at University College Cork (IRL)

Published at: 28 June 2017

The Centre for Planning Education & Research at University College Cork (a full member of the AESOP family) is pleased to announce that it is recruiting two early career lecturers to join its small teaching and research team.

Planners with a professional practice background as well as those with an academic background are welcome to apply.

Closing date for applications is 25th July 2017

Over the last decade, the UCC Centre for Planning Education and Research has established itself as an important contributor to the field of planning and sustainable development. With a distinctive, real-world and practice-based focus, the centre has built its mission around a flagship two-year masters programme (the UCC M.Plan) and a range of other research, engagement and teaching activities.

The university now wishes to appoint two additional qualified planners to join its core team and help to consolidate teaching and research in planning and sustainable development. The appointees will have key roles in delivering the M.Plan (along with the Centre’s other teaching functions), in developing the research profile of the discipline, and in engaging with the profession, with communities and with other place-making stakeholders.

Applications are invited from candidates with experience in professional planning practice, planning research, and / or university teaching in planning. Ideally, at least one of the appointees will have a track record in professional planning practice whilst the other would have a background in scholarly, research-based work in the subject.

A masters or doctorate degree in planning and sustainable development is required along with a capacity for high quality teaching within the discipline and for securing research and funding opportunities. Candidates should also be chartered / corporate members of the Irish Planning Institute, the Royal Town Planning Institute, or an equivalent international professional planning institute (or be eligible for such membership).

The centre is especially interested in candidates with a wide generalist experience in planning as well as in those with specialist knowledge in fields such as regional and spatial planning, planning skills and policy, landscape and heritage in planning, action planning / master planning, environmental design, metropolitan planning, economics of planning and development, transportation/ infrastructural planning, planning in the developing world, participatory / collaborative planning, comparative planning systems (international), planning in rural areas, planning theory and scholarship, and / or other contemporary planning topics.

Full details are available on this link HERE

For an informal discussion about these posts, people are welcome to contact the Director of the Centre at brendan.osullivan@ucc.ie