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MIT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban History
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the History Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) have shared a faculty position in the area of urban history for more than a half century. We jointly seek to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of United States urban history since 1800, effective July 1, 2020. Scholars with interdisciplinary or comparative expertise are welcome to apply. The faculty position is jointly funded by the two units, with DUSP designated as the home department for the purposes of promotion and tenure.

A successful candidate must have received a Ph.D. (in history, urban planning, planning history, historical geography, American studies or a related field), or expect to do so by September 1, 2020.

Application Instructions:
A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current research and teaching interests, a writing sample or sample publication, and three confidential letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please do not send material by email.

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.  To apply, please go to:

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997-8807) or Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MIT is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national ethnic origin. MIT continues to develop its diverse communities of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourage applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and/or members of under-represented groups.

MIT takes seriously its commitment to equal opportunity in hiring. In order to monitor our own efforts, we need to have accurate data regarding the composition of our applicant pools. The information on this form helps us comply with Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and our Affirmative Action Program. Note that the completion of this form is voluntary on your part. If you decide not to supply this information, please choose or check “Decline to Answer”; your decision will not prejudice our consideration of your application.

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Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, Call for Fellows 2019-2020
Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce our call for fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

We seek applications for two distinct fellowships:

The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and “healthy cities”; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2019), or a terminal Master’s degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2019 for full consideration. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown.

Those seeking a fellowship should apply to Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to

For inquiries, including for which version of the job listing to use, please contact Aaron Shkuda (

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor, Productive Landscape History, Ohio State University, Knowlton School - College of Engineering

The Landscape Architecture Section at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Assistant Professor Level. We are looking for applicants whose research and teaching illuminate the cultural, historical and ecological dimensions of productive landscapes past and present. We welcome applicants working on any part of the globe, in any time, and with diverse methodological approaches. We encourage applicants from disciplines including but not limited to environmental history, geography, landscape architecture, and planning. Candidates should be able to teach landscape history surveys and research seminars. Potential research interests within the history of productive landscapes might include agricultural production; garden history; the relation between food production and urban form; and cultural landscape and cultural anthropology.

The successful candidate will join a large, distinguished team of faculty members from across the university collaborating on the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) to develop a comprehensive, transformative approach to sustainable food systems. As InFACT faculty within the landscape architecture section, successful candidates will be expected to lead interdisciplinary projects and initiate transformative research projects with colleagues across Ohio State’s campuses. Competitive start-up packages, a large collaborative network, and opportunities for mentorship together provide an outstanding research environment.

At Ohio State, landscape architecture, architecture, and city and regional planning form the Knowlton School—an open learning environment that fosters exchange among these three disciplines. The school, housed within the College of Engineering, also takes advantage of Ohio State’s research resources, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Advanced Center for Computing and Design, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity. The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution. The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation, InFACT, is a Discovery Theme program setting the strategic direction for The Ohio State University’s support of food systems that are sustainable, defined as achieving a balance of ecology, economy, technology, and culture to promote the overall well-being of people, animals and the natural environment. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. InFACT will transform the way we grow, process and distribute our food, leading to vibrant, sustainable and resilient agriculture that places nourishing food at the center of just and vital communities in Ohio and beyond.


Applicants are required to have a terminal degree (PhD or Master’s) at the time of application. We are looking for candidates whose record demonstrates great promise of productivity and excellence in research and teaching. Preferred qualifications involve program experience, experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups and experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams.

Application Instructions

To be considered, please submit your application electronically via Academic Jobs Online   Interested applicants must apply with:

  • A cover letter addressing experience and interest in research and teaching
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A portfolio of design research (maximum 20 pages) or samples of published works
  • Contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail).

The College of Engineering is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their scholarship, instruction and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted, until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in January 2019. The anticipated starting date of the position is no later than August 2019. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. General information about the Knowlton School can be found at:

 Additional inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair Forbes Lipschitz at

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including scholarship, instruction and outreach.  In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  Requires the successful completion of a background check.

Faculty Position in Landscape Architecture (Theory/History/Design), University of Pennsylvania (11/26/2018)
The Department of Landscape Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign) is seeking applicants for a full-time position as an Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in July 2019.

This position requires the ability to teach courses in landscape architectural theory and history with an emphasis on how these subjects translate into contemporary design culture. The Department is especially interested in candidates who demonstrate substantive engagement with theories and histories of ecology, urbanism, infrastructure and/or aesthetics in both their research and teaching. Candidates with qualifications and interest in teaching in design studios as well as theory and history subjects are of particular interest.

Theory and history teaching in the Department of Landscape Architecture will take the form of required lecture courses in the MLA program, and elective seminars open to the entire School of Design. There are also opportunities to train students at the PhD level. In addition to demonstrating effectiveness in teaching, successful applicants must also demonstrate a strong capacity for the production of scholarly work through a record of past publications and plans for future research.

This is a full-time appointment with responsibilities for teaching, research and administration. An appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level is anticipated. The specific rank (assistant or associate professor, with or without tenure) of the successful candidate will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a professionally accredited Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture, or an accredited MA/MFA in a relevant subject. A PhD is preferred, but not required. Applicants from outside the landscape architecture discipline are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter of interest that describes their overall research agenda and how they see their work fitting within the Department of Landscape Architecture at PennDesign. Applicants should also submit a personal statement describing their near- and long-term plans for research and scholarship; their teaching philosophy; and their teaching experience. In addition, applicants should provide a current CV; three writing samples (published or unpublished); examples of course syllabi (no more than three); the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted at a later date; and, if available, a portfolio of design work—either the candidate’s own work or work produced under the supervision of the candidate.

PennDesign is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates are encouraged to describe how diverse, underrepresented and global perspectives are incorporated into their teaching of theory and history. Applications from minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of Applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Candidate interviews are anticipated for late-January or early-February 2019. The position will begin on July 1, 2019 with the candidate expected to begin teaching in Fall 2019.

Assistant Professor of Urban Design, University of Illinois at Chicago (11/05/2018)
The Department of Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ( plans to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019.
We seek candidates with training and understanding of both physical design and spatial planning aspects of cities and metropolitan regions. Candidates employing transdisciplinary approaches and considering community issues and interactions to study the development of urban and suburban places will be given priority. Applicants demonstrating a strong commitment to innovative approaches for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, possessing broad knowledge of contemporary urban design and city planning practice along with major global trends, proficiency in design and visualization software, and a promising record of research and publication on city design related topics will be preferred.
Candidates must have an earned PhD in urban design / urban planning or a closely related field by May 2019. Masters and / or undergraduate degree in urban design or closely related field such as architecture or landscape architecture is required. Successful candidates will teach a 2:2 load each academic year.
Department of Urban Planning and Policy currently offers a rapidly growing undergraduate program (B.A.) in Urban Studies, and two graduate degrees: the Master in Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) and the Ph.D. in Urban Planning. Established 45 years ago and comprising five specializations– community development, economic development, environmental planning and policy, spatial planning, and urban transportation – our MUPP program is one of the largest planning programs in North America. UPP is also on track to launch a new intensive Master of City Design (MCD) degree in Fall 2019. The selected candidate will teach primarily in the MCD program that aims to integrate an urban design curriculum with UPP’s teaching, research and practice strengths in community and economic development while leveraging extensive area-wide linkages with a variety of committed partners ranging from community organizations to planning agencies and professional design firms. The selected candidate is expected to conceive and organize hands-on field-based studios providing immersive exposure to integrated design and contemporary professional practice in complex urban places across Chicago.
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) was created in 1995 as part of UIC’s Great Cities Initiative and is now home to two academic departments and ten research centers. In addition to UPP, the college houses the Department of Public Administration. The ten research centers within the college are: the newly established Government Finance Research Center, the Survey Research Laboratory, the Urban Transportation Center, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Urban Data Visualization Lab, the Center for Urban Economic Development, the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, Center for Public Safety and Justice, the Great Cities Institute, and the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement. The MCD program is purposefully designed in close collaboration with the latter two. UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral Research – Extensive institution and serves as the City’s only public research university. With an exceptionally diverse enrollment of over 30,000 students, UIC is one of the only universities in the nation that is designated as both Research-Extensive and Hispanic-serving. Located in Chicago’s thriving West Loop neighborhood, UIC offers an opportunity to study urban planning and design in one of the world’s great cities. Our goal is to attract world-class faculty and enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Application Procedure: For full consideration, please apply by November 5, 2018 via the UIC application system: A completed on-line application and the following attachments are required for consideration: a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information including email addresses of three references. For specific questions about the application, please send an email to Ms. Myra Dunbar Braggs ( For questions about the position, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sanjeev Vidyarthi ( ). Active screening of applicants begins on November 6, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations.

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John Nolen Research Fund, Cornell University Library (4/30/18)
The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2018; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2018. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit

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