Assistant Professor in Urban Studies and Planning with a focus on Designing Just Futures
University of California San Diego
Position overview Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Application Window
Open date: December 13, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position description The Department of Urban Studies and Planning seeks faculty candidates at the level of Assistant Professor whose research, teaching, and service will advance scholarship and institutional solutions for designing more just and equitable systems and structures. This faculty member will advance UC San Diego's commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous, Black, and migrant communities, anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from Indigenous and other underrepresented populations.
Faculty hired under this Initiative will join the UC San Diego campus, the UC San Diego Design Lab (https://designlab.ucsd.edu/), and the Indigenous Futures Institute (https://ifi.ucsd.edu/) to forge a new paradigm of engagement and collaboration that draws on the geographic, academic, institutional, and cultural strengths of our tri-national region across Southern California, Baja California, and the Kumeyaay region.
This search is part of a UC San Diego-wide cluster hire on Designing Just Futures (https://www.design-just-futures.ucsd.edu/) that aims to recruit scholars who can contribute to the advancement of design, social justice, and Indigenous, Black, and migrant futures and seeks engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of territory, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Indigenous, Black, border and migrant communities, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.
As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired for this search will be expected to design and teach courses that align with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Design Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Institute programs.
The Department of Urban Studies and Planning is a rapidly growing department with a commitment to planning research and education in support of climate justice. For this search, we seek scholars in urban and regional planning whose research, teaching, and service emphasizes planning by, with and for Black, Indigenous, and/or migrant communities. Scholars whose work addresses climate justice in a way that centers the interests and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and/or migrant communities will receive special consideration.
UC San Diego was built on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay people. Today and every day we honor their stewardship of this land and their tremendous contributions to our region. Land acknowledgements are an important gesture of collective recognition and accountability. But we also commit ourselves to action, to truth in learning and teaching the history of this place and its people, a reckoning with injustices, past and present, and a pathway forward that respects the dignity and human rights of all.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program website: https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html.
Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application) A graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning or the equivalent in a related field, and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field, or who is near completion of such a Ph.D. Application Requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - No more than 4 pages, describing accomplishments and future plans in teaching and research
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Designing Just Futures Statement - No more than one page, applicants should describe how they are currently engaging, or are planning to engage, in frameworks focused on futures, futurities, and/or futurism at the intersections of design and social justice that prioritize Indigenous, Black, and migrant communities.
Writing Sample - Up to three academic publications or other writing sample(s)
3 required (contact information only)
Reference letters will be requested for the top 10-12 candidates of the long list. Apply link:https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03484 Help contact:email@example.com Campus Information The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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