Wayne State University — Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Wayne State University
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Fall 2023

Wayne State University’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. We offer the following degree programs: Master of Urban Planning (MUP) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Urban Studies. Additionally, we offer graduate certificates in Economic Development, Urban Sustainability, and Geographic Information Systems, and undergraduate minors in Urban Studies and Urban Sustainability. The successful candidate will teach in these graduate and undergraduate programs. We are interested in candidates who can use racial inequities as the framework for studying urban and planning issues, and who can incorporate the perspectives and experiences of underrepresented and social groups that are underserved by academic research, teaching, and service. Candidates with experience in teaching and a record of scholarship (or promise thereof) in transportation equity or climate justice will fill identified gaps in our curriculum and research, but we are open to other specialties that fit within our programs. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Planning or related field by August 2023.

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. Wayne State encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State 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. The MUP degree offers a challenging, fully accredited curriculum aimed at training planning students committed to careers in urban revitalization and sustainability. The BA 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.

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 at https://tinyurl.com/57azabsh. We will notify candidates before contacting references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 2nd, 2023 and begin preliminary interviews shortly after. Any questions about the position or the process should be directed to Rayman Mohamed at rayman.mohamed@wayne.edu.

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