Associate Professor of the Practice of City Planning and Urban Affairs

Boston University Metropolitan College

Boston, MA

Salary: Commensurate with experience



Boston University’s Metropolitan College seeks a dynamic and creative faculty member with expertise in fields related to city planning, urban affairs, land use planning, housing and community development, environmental planning, climate change, or urban design to join its nationally recognized Department of Applied Social Sciences in the City Planning and Urban Affairs program (https://www.bu.edu/cityplanning/), starting July 1 or September 1, 2022.

The Department is a leader in providing undergraduate and graduate education in the applied social sciences offered in flexible delivery formats including face-to-face, blended, and online. The department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse join our ranks.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in urban planning, or a closely related discipline and have demonstrated success in designing and teaching graduate and undergraduate-level courses. Experience in online and blended formats is a plus. Candidates should show promise in establishing a solid research and publication record, and have experience in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research that readily informs scholarly discourse and practice in the field. We also welcome applications from candidates with a terminal degree who have extensive professional or industry experience.

Responsibilities: Faculty duties include teaching up to six courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including blended and online courses, conducting active research, participation in course and curriculum development, mentoring part-time faculty and students, as well as providing service to the department, college and the university. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice, with a 2-5 year renewable contract. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, and approach to teaching, as well as a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, preferably via email. Candidates who, within their application materials, substantively address their experiences, strengths, and opportunities for growth regarding diversity, inclusivity, and full participation at Boston University will receive the highest priority/consideration. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Send applications to:

Ms. Corinne Griffiths
Boston University Metropolitan College
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02215
[email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Posted September 28, 2021, 2:24 PM PDT


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