The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is seeking a Non-Tenure Track instructional faculty member (NTTF) in the field of Community Development to contribute to teaching, advising, and service in the School. The successful candidate will be able to teach broadly across the undergraduate core as well as offer methods courses and electives at all levels in their areas of expertise. We seek candidates whose expertise complements the existing strengths of the faculty and are particularly interested in areas such as: migration, Latinx communities, energy and climate justice, neighborhood change, Black/African-American studies, ethnic studies, big data and online communities, social movements, and urban history and sociology more broadly.
The successful candidate should be prepared to teach conventional, online, and hybrid courses, including community-engaged learning, primarily at the undergraduate level. This instructional faculty member will do some advising and mentoring of graduate students and undergraduate research. This is a nine-month academic year position. The teaching load is approximately three courses per term in each of the three quarters of the academic year.
A terminal professional degree or advancement to PhD candidacy in community development, urban studies, urban and regional planning, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, gender studies, ethnic studies, or other relevant discipline.
Experience teaching university-level courses: at least one course taught post-master's degree or advancement to PhD candidacy, or have served as a graduate teaching assistant for at least two courses.
Ph.D. in community development, urban studies, urban and regional planning, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, gender studies, ethnic studies, or other relevant discipline.
Evidence of of excellence and innovation in teaching at the university level.
Experience with advising, recruitment, assessment, and curriculum development.
Record of fostering success for students from diverse backgrounds.
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