The Community and Regional Planning Program invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track appointment in coastal or environmental planning at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2022. We seek colleagues who will thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and who can contribute to the Program's mission to promote regional economic transformation and serve eastern North Carolina's diverse populations through teaching, research, and engagement. Preference will be given to candidates whose work addresses social, racial and/or environmental inequities in coastal or rural contexts. Specific research interests might include, but are not limited to, coastal resilience, climate change adaptation, rural sustainability, regional and economic planning, environmental justice, rural mobility, and land-use change. The Planning Program is committed to fostering diversity among ECU faculty and students and within the Planning profession. We strongly encourage applications from women and BIPOC candidates.
The successful candidate will teach face-to-face and distance learning courses in their area of expertise and contribute to the core curricula in the B.S. in Community and Regional Planning and the new online M.S. in Planning and Development. They will be expected to develop a strong publication record and secure extramural funding in support of research and teaching, and to contribute to student success through mentoring and advising. Appropriate professional and institutional service is also an expectation.
The successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with research centers across the campus community, including the Water Resources Center (https://water.ecu.edu) and the Center for Health Disparities (https://healthdisparities.ecu.edu/). In addition, ECU's Integrated Coastal Programs https://coastal.ecu.edu/) and the facilities of the university's Outer Banks Campus near Manteo, NC https://coastal.ecu.edu/obx-campus/), embedded in a coastal community and overlooking Croatan Sound, offer unique opportunities for engagement in research, instruction and outreach.
This position is contingent upon funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applications must be submitted online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com and should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of references. Candidates will add the names of 3 recommenders in the PeopleAdmin interface. Candidates should be aware that recommenders will be contacted through PeopleAdmin and asked to upload their letters through that interface. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. An official transcripts is required upon employment.
Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Tom Rickenbach (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair.
A PhD in Planning or a closely related field is required, however, ABD candidates may be considered. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 936410
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Community and Regional Planning Program (https://planning.ecu.edu) at East Carolina University is housed within the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (DGPE), one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. The Program maintains the only B.S. degree in planning in North Carolina accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, and has recently launched a fully online Masters degree. The DGPE is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers four undergraduate B.S. degrees (Geography, Atmospheric Science, Geographic Information Science & Technology, and Community and Regional Planning) as well as two M.S. degrees (Geography, and Planning and Development). The department is home to the ECU Center for Geographic Information Science and has a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research (https://geography.ecu.edu).
East Carolina University (https://www.ecu.edu) is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University, and a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. The University enrolls over 28,000 students, with about 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 94,800), situated about 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the vibrant Atlantic coast.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.