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Assistant or Associate Professor:Community and Regional Planning

Posting Numberreq2679
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentSAAP Commty Regional Planning Prg (515D)
Academic LocationSchool of Architecture and Planning
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Community and Regional Planning Department at the University of New Mexico is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Water Resources Planning, Development and Sustainability to commence in the Fall 2018 semester.   Strengths in one or more of the following is desired: arid lands, governance, hydrology, watershed management, ecosystem services, spatial analysis, rural planning, climate change adaptation, Indigenous communities, Chicana and Chicano communities, or Latin America. Rethinking how people manage water is critical to building resilient and just communities.  Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in planning.

The Community and Regional Planning Department has a diverse faculty and student body who are committed to social transformation, collective action and community engagement that works towards social justice and resilient communities. The Community and Regional Planning Department offers two degrees, a BA in Environmental Planning and Design and an accredited Master of Community and Regional Planning. The MCRP program has concentrations in Natural Resources and Environmental Planning, Indigenous Planning, Community Development, and Physical Planning and Design. The Community and Regional Planning Department is affiliated with the Resource Center for Raza Planning and the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute.  About one-quarter of graduate students are enrolled in dual degrees with Latin American Studies, Water Resources, or Public Administration.  About 65 graduate students and 55 undergraduates are enrolled each year. The faculty is considering embarking on a PhD program. 



Minimum qualifications for the candidates include:

  • a PhD or advanced ABD status in Planning or a related field;
  • a current research agenda and/or practice experience in planning related fields.

The successful candidate will have completed all requirements for the PhD. by August 2018. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A record of teaching experience;
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities;
  • direct experience with community based practice; and
  • the ability to work in interdisciplinary settings.
Application InstructionsAll interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, CV and contact information including addresses, telephone numbers, and emails for four references. Short-list candidates will also be asked to submit copies of selected work.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2017. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.