Georgia Tech seeks applicants for Assistant Professor of International Development

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Assistant Professor of International Development
Atlanta, Georgia 

Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an expected start date of August 2016, as a joint appointment between the School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (The Nunn School). The successful candidate will show great promise to make significant contributions to the advancement of international development scholarship; will contribute to the teaching programs of the schools; and will engage multiLdisciplinary initiatives aimed at enhancing the role of global issues on the campus. Applicants should have research interests and will be expected to teach in global development (including International Affairs 2050 for students enrolled in the joint global development minor), international affairs, and urban planning. Focus within international development is open and could range within the umbrella areas of energy, environment, natural resources, infrastructure, sustainability, urbanization, and public health. Candidates should be fluent in the theories and practice of global political and economic development. All applicants should  show promise or evidence of outstanding scholarly achievement. A doctoral degree in international affairs, planning, or a related field is required. Joint appointment to the two schools is anticipated, with primary tenure home in the unit most closely aligned with the individual’s intellectual interests.

Applicants  should  email  the  items  specified  below  to  Marilu  Suarez  at  the  following  e-mail address:

The email subject line should read: International Development Search.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum  vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans
  5. Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2015 and end on 1 December 2015, or until the position is filled.

SCaRP is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities, offering professional master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Science, and Urban Design, a PhD, and certificates in GIS and in Real Estate Development. School research is augmented by the Center for Geographic Information Systems, and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development. SCaRP has active international partnerships in China, Germany, India, and Republic of Korea and  with  U.N. Habitat. 

The Nunn School delivers innovative programs and cuttingLedge research that integrate technology and the study of international affairs. The School offers BS, professional MS, and Ph.D. degrees, a minor in international affairs, and certificate programs in International Affairs; Asian Affairs; European Affairs; Latin American Affairs; and Scenarios, Modeling and Military Games. School research is augmented by the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, and the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy.

Together with the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, SCaRP and the Nunn School lead a campus-wide undergraduate minor in global development studies and anticipate a new graduate certificate in international development. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the core teaching and activities of these joint programs. The Institute’s Global Nexus partnership joins our schools with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in advancing global health.


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. Tech enrolls and employs over 5,000 international students and exchange fellows  and operates campuses and programs in many countries. Half of Tech undergraduates study abroad during their degree programs. Expanding the Institute’s global footprint and ensuring that we are graduating good global citizens is one of the five goals in Georgia Tech’s strategic plan.

Atlanta is the nation’s seventh largest concentration of higher education activity, an unparalleled planning laboratory illustrating the many opportunities and challenges of planning for sustainable urban development, and a principal international hub of the Southeast states with 65 consular offices. One of America’s fastest growing metro areas, Atlanta is home to the headquarters of C.A.R.E., The Carter Center, Habitat for Humanity International, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, strongly committed to diversity within its community. We welcome all qualified applicants, including minority group members, women, and persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.




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