Visiting Assistant Professor, Community Planning Program

Department of Political Science, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
United States

The Department of Political Science at Auburn University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2018. Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Community Planning, Urban Design, Public Policy, or related field by the start date for the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. ABDs or Master level candidates with relevant work experience will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong instructional skills and the ability to teach at least two core courses in the Community Planning program (such as urban design studio and/or synthesis studios), as well as electives to compliment the Community Planning curriculum (such as urban design methods, plan making, cities and urbanization, and history and theory of urban form). Strong content and methodological knowledge related to physical planning and urban design is required. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who can teach GIS at the graduate and undergraduate level. Primary teaching responsibility is in the Master of Community Planning program within the Political Science Department.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and to continue working legally during employment; excellent communication skills required.

Review of applications will begin March 8. To apply, visit Candidates are required to include a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position and courses they are able to teach, a current curriculum vita, an official transcript of all graduate work, contact information for three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

Auburn University is Alabama's largest land grant university, enrolling over 28,000 students. The Political Science Department maintains a diverse faculty of 26 tenured and tenure-track members and offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science, Health Services Administration, and Public Administration; a Master's degree program in Public Administration (MPA) with graduate certificates in Election Administration, Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance; a Master’s degree program in Community Planning (MCP), and a Ph.D. program in Public Administration and Public Policy.

Direct questions to Dr. Jay Mittal, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University AL, 36849 Fax: 334-844-5348. Email:

“Diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”

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March 2, 2018 - 12:53pm
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