Portland State University seeks a candidate for Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning whose substantive expertise complements the existing programs of research within the Institute on Aging (IOA). The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and service to the IOA, School of Urban Studies and Planning (USP), and the larger university. PSU is an urban-serving university that provides access for veterans, first-generation college students, students of color and immigrant-identified students, and 'non-traditional' adult learners. Candidates should describe their experience, including teaching, research, or community outreach/engagement in consideration of this diverse student population.
Teaching assignments include courses associated with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, primarily those with the AGE and USP prefix. Courses might include Families & Aging, Cultural Aspects of Aging, Global Aging, Perspectives on Aging, Mental Health & Aging, Housing and Environments for Older Adults, Political & Administrative Issues in Aging, a research methods course, or other course the candidate might develop. The candidate should have experience teaching online or willingness to learn to do so. In addition, this position includes additional teaching activities such as advising and mentoring students in the gerontology field area of the PhD in Urban Studies as well as those in the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
Applicants must have an active research agenda and a record of seeking external funding. The qualified candidate will have excellent skills in research methods, including quantitative and/or qualitative methods, as well as program evaluation. Preference will be given to individuals with applied research experience and evidence of effective collaboration with other researchers and community members. The successful candidate will have a record of publications and presentations that are peer-reviewed and/or technical reports and products such as training materials, devices, or other scholarly work. The candidate's areas of specialization, in addition to gerontology, might include: urban studies and planning, sociology, psychology, social demography, geography, public policy, urban health, economics or another social science. Candidates whose research and teaching focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion topics are encouraged to apply.
As an engaged, urban-serving university, PSU values high quality outreach by faculty who draw on their expertise to serve the wider community. The University's tenure guidelines include attention to ways that faculty use their knowledge to assist in defining and addressing social problems and contribute to policy development or evaluation. Creative and professional works in the field of study/practice are also valued. Candidates may describe applied research, substantive community engagements, practice experience, and/or the scholarship of community outreach as part of their experience and anticipated scholarly agenda.
Ph.D. in gerontology, urban studies and planning, sociology, psychology, social demography, geography, public policy, urban health, economics, social science, or other appropriate discipline.
Applicants should be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. prior to start date.
Successful completion of a background check.
Internal Number: 32257
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state