Assistant Professor in Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University

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Assistant Professor – Community and Regional Planning

The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the department and the College of Design through teaching core planning courses and electives at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are seeking an individual who will contribute to research and teaching in a broadly defined area of environmental planning and sustainable/resilient communities. Areas of research and teaching interest include (but are not limited to) environmental sustainability, food systems, renewable energy, natural resource management, environmental policy, climate change, infrastructure and transportation. The planning department is a key component of a university-wide graduate program in sustainable agriculture and transportation planning. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen connections between CRP, sustainable agriculture and/or transportation programs. Teaching, demonstrated or interest in, is of particular importance to the search committee, as the successful candidate will be responsible for developing successful courses with large enrollments.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Completed PhD by the start of employment in urban planning, geography, environmental studies, natural resource management, public policy, public health, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Teaching experience
  2. Evidence/promise of a strong publication record
  3. Evidence/potential for externally-funded research
  4. Demonstrable experience with environmental planning, climate change, community resilience, agricultural issues, food, natural resource management, and/or transportation
  5. Demonstrable government, non-governmental organization, or industry experience.

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply for this position and complete the application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three References

For questions or additional information regarding this position, please contact Biswa Das at or by calling (515) 294-7003. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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