Assistant Professor – Urban Affairs and Planning

We currently have an open position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) at Virginia Tech. The position will be located at our main campus in Blacksburg, VA.

Position Summary:

Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor carries with it professional responsibilities in teaching/learning, research/discovery, and outreach/engagement/service. Interdisciplinary interests should demonstrate strong research, teaching, and outreach expertise in the areas of sustainability; energy; water resources; pollution control; climate change; and/or environmental engineering, technology, or science. Pedagogy should include international dimensions of the environment and/or work addressing issues of race, gender, and class. Teaching responsibilities are in the Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) undergraduate and graduate programs in Blacksburg, and the Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, and Globalization.

Additional responsibilities include outreach and/or service work, including community service-learning projects, service to the profession, service to students through interactive programming and advising work, and service to the School, College, or University through participation on various committees, including curriculum development.

UAP constitutes one of three academic programs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The other programs are Public Administration and Policy and Government and International Affairs. All three programs operate at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the National Capital Region campus in Alexandria, VA.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in planning, social and behavioral sciences, or engineering. Experience teaching and demonstrated excellence in research.

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at, and search for posting number TR0130127. Please include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vita, list of references, research and teaching statements. Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2013.


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