University of California, Irvine
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
Associate or Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at UC Irvine invites applications from productive Planning scholars to fill an Associate or Assistant Professor position. The topical focus is open but candidates with research interests in the areas of the legal aspects of land use and environmental planning, planning theory, sustainable development, transportation, environmental planning, and/or international development planning are of special interest in the search. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will have a Ph.D. in Planning and show clear evidence of strong ties to Planning scholarship and practice. A track record of external funding is desired.
Faculty members in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design have been ranked in the top ten in scholarly productivity among all U.S. planning programs and a recent survey of over 350 Planning educators ranked UC Irvine’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program as the second best graduate Planning program in the U.S. and Canada. We have research strengths in land use and transportation, housing and community development, environmental policy and planning, inequality and economic opportunity, urban design, and regional governance and the faculty conducts research in U.S. and international settings. The department offers a Ph.D. degree in Planning, Policy, and Design, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, a collaborative Master of Public Policy degree, and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies.
UC Irvine, with over 28,000 students, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. The campus is located five miles from the Pacific Ocean and forty miles south of Los Angeles, in a dynamic region at the heart of the diverse Southern California metropolis. UC Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Irvine is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.