Georgia Tech Conducts Faculty Search for an Asst. Professor in Economic and/or Community Development.


SCaRP Search Committee

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The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 2013.


Georgia Institute of Technology Assistant Professor -- Economic and/or Community Development Planning

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 2013. While the tenure home of the position will be in the School of City and Regional Planning, the successful candidate may be jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy if appropriate.

We seek candidates who will contribute to the teaching of our core courses as well as expand course offerings in economic and community development (some possibilities are workforce development, neighborhood economic development, minority and small business development, economic justice, and economic resiliency). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program leading to significant contribution to the advancement of the field.

A PhD in planning, or a related field is required. A prior professional degree or practice experience in planning may alternatively demonstrate commitment to the field. Candidates must show promise of significant scholarship.

Applicants should submit the following materials, scanned in order into one PDF, to:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Up to two publications

4. Statement of teaching philosophy

5. Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans

6. Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references.


Other communication may be addressed to:

Professor Nancey Green Leigh

Search Committee Chair

School of City and Regional Planning

Georgia Institute of Technology

245 4th St NW

Atlanta, GA 30332-0155


The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include the current editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency, and the Atlanta Regional Commission; three former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Geographic Information Systems, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and the National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management. Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities.

Atlanta is an unparalleled planning laboratory illustrating both the best and the worst of late twentieth/early twenty-first century urban developmentAs one of America’s fastest growing metro areas, it “leads” in sprawl, traffic congestion, public service privatization, and long-term water supply concerns. At the same time, it is an increasingly diverse region with a growing international presence that has a rich history of pioneering social justice and pulling together for a common purpose.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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