Wayne State University — Assistant / Associate Professor in Economic Development, Fall 2019

Wayne State University
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Fall 2019

Wayne State University’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor, beginning August 17, 2019. The successful candidate will teach in our Master of Urban Planning (MUP) and our undergraduate programs. We seek candidates with experience in teaching and a record of scholarship (or promise thereof) in the broad area of economic development from a perspective on equitable development. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in the context of and issues facing legacy cities and regions and the ability to teach classes in local economic development and finance, entrepreneurship, neighborhood commercial revitalization, or real estate development.  

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

DUSP is distinguished by curriculum, research, and community engagement that constructively address the issues confronting declining cities and regions, taking full advantage of its location in Detroit. The MUP degree, taught by faculty recently rated among the best in the nation, offers a challenging, fully accredited curriculum aimed at training planning students committed to careers in urban revitalization and sustainability. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies builds an understanding of metropolitan areas that utilizes strengths from several social sciences, thereby establishing a firm foundation for multiple careers and further graduate education. The Department recently started offering a Minor in Urban Sustainability.

Minimum qualifications for an Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Urban/City/Regional Planning or related field, completed by August 17, 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, a list and brief description of courses taught, and names of three references, through Wayne State’s online portal at jobs.wayne.edu (posting number 043880). We will notify candidates before contacting references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2018. Any questions about the position or the process should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Carolyn Loh at cgloh@wayne.edu. Faculty from the Department will be at the ACSP conference in Buffalo and will be happy to meet with you at the conference.

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