The Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites applications for a tenure-track Urban and Regional Planning position at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a full-time, eight-month appointment in the Urban and Regional Planning Program to begin September 2020.
Founded in 1975, EMU's Urban and Regional Planning Program is housed within the Department of Geography and Geology, which also includes complementary programs in Geography, GIS, Historic Preservation, Geology, and Earth System Science.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, as well as in the Environmental Science and Society, Interdisciplinary Program (ENVI).
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
The preferred candidateis expected to hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Planning or a related field, although those with a professional master's degree, at least 18 hours of additional courseworkin a field appropriate to the program, and significant planning experience will be considered.
Applicants should demonstrate experience or potential in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research, publications, grants, curriculum development, advising, and community engagement/service are also important considerations to address in the application materials.
The candidate should demonstrate ability to teach courses in environmental, sustainability, and/or resiliency planning. Preference would also be given to candidates with demonstrated professional experience in urban and regional planning and knowledge of comprehensive planning and zoning. Additional skills in GIS andgeovisualizationand the ability to incorporate them into teaching and learning are highly desirable. Finally, the ideal candidate would be expected to contribute to the department's course offerings in General Education in their area of expertise.
Internal Number: 10941
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.