Assistant Professor - UAP

Virginia Tech
  • Location
    Blacksburg Area, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 09

Position description

Virginia Tech invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We seek candidates whose teaching and research examines the way in which laws, policies, and institutions intersect with environmental and social justice, with a focus on historically marginalized communities (e.g. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and other populations).

Potential topics include but are not limited to: environmental racism and injustice, policing/criminal justice, mental and physical health inequities, housing, economic, and educational inequities, immigration, critical race theory, pluriversal planning, and human and civil rights. The ideal candidate’s work may draw on a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Teaching responsibilities will include Land Use Law & Planning and Environmental Law and Justice in the undergraduate and graduate programs on the Blacksburg campus. These include the Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) and Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) undergraduate majors, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Governance and Globalization.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in urban planning or related disciplines or a J.D. is required by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications

AICP certification is a plus, but not required.
Candidates who bring in aspects of social justice and equity into their teaching are especially encouraged to apply.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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