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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Environmental Planning, Climate Adapted Infrastructure - Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability

Apply now Job no: 496929
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - School of Earth and Environment

The Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability welcomes applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of environmental planning, with specialties in areas such as: climate-adapted infrastructure, green infrastructure that promotes regenerative ecosystems and reduces threats to biodiversity, planning towards a post-carbon economy, planning to enhance social and environmental justice. Candidates utilizing quantitative planning methods are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates that link their scholarship and teaching to planning law, land use law, and/or public engagement through the lens of the climate crisis and/or the biodiversity crisis will be exceptionally competitive for this position. A Ph.D. in planning or closely related discipline is required at the time of hire.

The successful candidate will demonstrate success at research and publication with established grants or potential to receive them, particularly federal grants. Our department offers an undergraduate B.S. in Community and Environmental Planning and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning, along with three other degree programs in GIS, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Geography. Competitive applicants will demonstrate excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as appropriate preparation that includes representative course syllabi and assignments, teaching experience, and other evidence of effectiveness. Teaching duties will include introductory and advanced courses in planning, including planning methods and metropolitan and regional governance.

The Department values service to the University and our communities, and the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate service. The Department also values the AICP credential and the Professional Planning (New Jersey specific) license; the successful candidate should possess either or both of these credentials or outline a commitment to obtaining them as part of future professional development.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified R2 Doctoral University, engaged in a university-wide push towards R1 status. The university enrolls approximately 22,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia. Philadelphia International Airport is 30 minutes away, and New York and Washington, DC are easily accessible by train from 30th Street Station. The Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park & Museum (, located only 4 miles from campus, is closely associated with the School of Earth & Environment and provides unique opportunities and teaching resources to faculty members and students.

The School of Earth & Environment is integral to Rowan’s Catalysts for Sustainability program, which coalesces a group of scholars from each of the university’s schools and colleges around the themes of the climate and biodiversity crises. Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have outstanding communication skills, a deep commitment to advancing solutions to the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis, and will have demonstrated dedication to sharing their scholarship with the public through various outreach initiatives.

Applications for must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit the following items: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, assignments and other instructional material), and 3 references (including name, full title, phone, and email). To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by October 31, 2022.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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