The School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐time, 9-month tenure system Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience) with a 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service assignment. In addition to the academic home in SPDC, the position is affiliated with the Center for Global Change & Earth Observations and also the Environmental Science and Policy Program through adjunct status or partial appointment. The position start date is anticipated to be January 2023, although the committee may also consider this position starting in Fall 2023.
As part of Michigan State University’s “1855 Professorship,” the position is anticipated to form a cohort at the university level to advance and transform high-impact research and teaching in diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will have expertise in social justice and environmental justice related to planning, design, development or policy and will contribute to the school vision for creating sustainable and healthy built, natural and virtual environments. Candidates with a record of successfully promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion via research, teaching, or service are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to teach subject areas such as environmental planning, resiliency and climate adaptation is required. The candidate is expected to teach three courses per academic year.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Landscape Architecture or closely relate
An earned Ph.D. in landscape architecture or a closely related field such as urban planning, regional planning, urban geography, etc. In addition, candidates must have a landscape architecture degree from an accredited BLA, BSLA or MLA program. All required degrees must be earned by the start date. A demonstrated record of conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching in design and planning relevant to the position.
Practical experience is desired. Professional landscape architecture licensure welcomed.
Required Application Materials
For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu. Upload the following required documents: a) letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position and highlights how your experiences align with the position (2-page maximum); b) current curriculum vitae; c) samples of publications, professional reports, and/or portfolio of work; d) a statement (3-page maximum) addressing your experience with diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities and research and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence; and e) contact information for three academic/professional references. No letters are requested at this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 1st, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, as well as the National Charrette Institute, with 45 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 9 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 465 undergraduate and 55 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.
The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, and economic and community development. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at: http://www.spdc.msu.edu/.
Center for Global Change & Earth Observations (CGCEO) is a group of MSU scientists from multiple fields who conduct collaborative research, at multiple scales, that relies on geospatial technologies, earth observation, data analytics, modeling, on-the-ground field research, coupled human and natural system interactions, and socioeconomic and policy analyses. Through research, training of students and early-career scientists, and outreach to stakeholders, we seek to equip society with the technical tools and the physical, socioeconomic, and ecological knowledge to maintain sustainable ecosystems and societies. The work of CGCEO is facilitated by our shared space and staff resources, and regular interactions through meetings, seminars, and collaborative research, and educational activities.
Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) is a unique multidisciplinary program for environmental research and graduate education at MSU, working together with colleges and departments in a collaborative manner to solve environmental problems.
Location: The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA. Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the top research universities in the world and home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, and scientists that provide regional, national, and international leadership in basic and applied research and excellence in teaching. In addition, consistent with its Land Grant origins, the MSU community pursues international engagement and provides strong extension programs that partner with diverse stakeholders to provide much needed research in the areas of food, energy, water and the environment. MSU enjoys a park‐like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of >500,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at: https://worklife.msu.edu/dual-career. Information about other work-life assistance at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates from all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. Candidates are invited to view SPDC’s Community Code of Conduct at https://socialscience.msu.edu/_assets/pdfs/Community-Code-of-Conduct.pdf.
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