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Assistant Professors, Urban Planning, Tenure Track

New Brunswick, NJ, USA
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks two full-time tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor level. The faculty members will teach in the Master of City and Regional Planning program and related graduate and undergraduate programs in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

The focus of each position is as follows:
1. Land use and environmental planning, with a specialty such as racial justice, climate resilience, coastal communities, economic development, or the global south
2. Environmental and racial justice, with a specialty such as race and planning, international planning especially the global south, planning theory, comparative analysis, or anti-colonial planning.

The ideal candidates will:

Have a PhD in Urban Planning, Geography, Law, Public Policy or a related discipline.
Be clearly establishing a research profile of refereed research in high-impact journals and through national and international conference presentations.
Demonstrate willingness and ability to secure peer-reviewed external grant funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research supporting and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
Demonstrate interest, skills and hands-on experience with teaching.
Demonstrate ability to network with external stakeholders and to communicate through new media and other sources.

The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars. Applicants must have doctorates, and we strongly prefer that they have their degree by June 30, 2022. We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented in groups in planning.

The standard teaching assignment will include a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered by the university are competitive.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021.

If you have questions about the Bloustein School or this position please email

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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