Job Ad – Asst. or Assoc. Prof in Planning at UMass-Boston

Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

University of Massachusetts Boston

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an outstanding academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Systems and Environmental Planning who will also serve as Director of the School’s new graduate program in Urban Planning and Community Development. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Urban Planning or a closely related field and a record of distinguished teaching, research, and public service or practice, as well as experience in academic program administration and interdepartmental collaboration. Highly desirable are teaching and research interests in working with urban communities. Also desirable are experience and knowledge in infrastructure, sustainable community development, and urban resilience planning, especially in coastal areas. Demonstrated success engaging with leaders of government, business and civic organizations and a capacity for bridging the fields of engineering, design, applied social sciences, public policy, and the environmental/ecological sciences are sought. The successful candidate will also be familiar with local governance, social justice and public participation.

The selected candidate will serve as Director of the Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development, reporting to the Dean of the School for the Environment. The Director will have the opportunity to guide a new program, refine its vision, and be responsible for coordinating all activities including program administration, student recruitment and retention, faculty development and growth, curriculum design and development, and development of partnerships to advance programmatic goals in support of the University strategic plan as a means of advancing the School’s research, teaching, and service programs.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online at:

Application review will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled. 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

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