Two PROF. Positions at The Ohio State University – Urban Geography

Two PROF. Positions at The Ohio State University – Urban Geography

Position #1

Department:
City and Regional Planning Section, Knowlton School of Architecture.

Position:
Risk and Resilience in Urban and Urbanizing Regions.

Rank:
Assistant Professor, though exceptionally well‐qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the Associate Professor level.

Description:
The City and Regional Planning (http://knowlton.osu.edu/programs/city‐and‐regional‐planning) Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University (OSU) is seeking applicants for a faculty appointment in Risk and Resilience in Urban and Urbanizing Regions. This is a full‐time, tenure track appointment, to begin in the fall semester 2016. The position involves research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Salary and teaching load are competitive with other major research institutions.

The successful candidate will have an orientation in applied research and be well‐grounded in the theory and practice of urban and regional planning. Applicants should have the background necessary to teach undergraduate through graduate level planning courses ‐‐ studios as well as seminars and
lectures.Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in planning or a related field in hand are preferred. Applicants with other research‐oriented terminal degrees may be considered if they can demonstrate significant knowledge of planning. The preferred rank is at the assistant professor level, although especially well‐qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the associate
professor level.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu), 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. The appointee will be among the first wave of hires in a multi‐year trans‐disciplinary initiative that seeks to attract established and emerging scholars to the University. Thus, the successful candidate will be able to communicate and work with students from other disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, science, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities. He or she will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from Social and
Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Business, Engineering and Public Affairs.

Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include the potential for effective research, strong training in theory and research methods, university teaching experience, as well as a commitment to mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics. Desired qualifications include a demonstrated interest and ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams including scholars from the natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should email the following application materials to the Risk and Resilience Faculty
Search, c/o Doug Sershen (sershen.2@osu.edu ), scanned in the following order into a single PDF:

(1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, how their research contributes specifically to the topics identified in this add and courses they would be interested in teaching.
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) names and addresses (including email and phone numbers) of three academic/professional references,
(4) at most 3 research papers or publications.
The application file should be named: RISK_ CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Members of the search committee will be attending the ACSP conference in Houston and can arrange to meet with potential applicants.Questions may be sent to Associate Professor Gulsah Akar, City and Regional Planning Section at akar.3@osu.edu.

 

Position #2

Department:
City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section, Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil,Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE).

Position:
Smart Urban Systems: Policy, Planning, Design, and Operations

Rank: Assistant Professor, though exceptionally well‐qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the Associate Professor level.

Description:
The City & Regional Planning (CRP)Section (knowlton.osu.edu/programs/city‐and‐regional‐planning ) in the Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) (ceg.osu.edu ), both in the College of Engineering (engineering.osu.edu) at The Ohio State University (OSU), are seeking applicants for a faculty appointment in Smart Urban Systems, particularly focused on the use of big data in governing, planning, designing, managing and operating urban areas. The full‐time, tenure track appointment is expected to begin in the fall semester of 2016. The position involves research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Salary and teaching load are commensurate with other major research institutions. The position will be filled jointly between Knowlton’s CRP Section and the Department of CEGE. The majority of the affiliation and the tenure initiating unit will be in the Knowlton School’s CRP Section.

The successful candidate is expected to have a solid foundation in the theory and practice of urban planning and urban systems, develop an active research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses of interest to both the CRP Section and the Department of CEGE, and be involved in service within the university and in appropriate professional communities. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be able to communicate and work with students from other disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, landscape architecture, science, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Qualified candidates who have interest and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with members of multi‐disciplinary centers and initiatives at The Ohio State University, including the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, the Center for
Resilience, the Office of Energy and Environment, the Center for Automotive Research, the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy, and the campus‐wide interdisciplinary initiative expanding faculty expertise in data analytics. An earned doctoral degree (or equivalent) in planning, urban economic analysis, urban geography, operations research, engineering, or a closely related field is required prior to the expected start date of August 2016. Applicants with other research‐oriented terminal degrees may be considered if they demonstrate substantial knowledge in planning and urban systems pertinent to the position. The preferred rank is at the assistant professor level, although especially well‐qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the associate professor level.

This position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu), 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. The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative trans‐disciplinary community of scholars and external partners dedicated to develop innovative solutions through data analytics, decision science, and public and private collaborations. The appointee will be among the first wave of hires in a multi‐year trans‐disciplinary initiative that seeks to attract established and emerging scholars to OSU.

Qualifications:
Important qualifications include strong training in theory and research methods, potential for effective research,university teaching experience or potential, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students including members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should email the following application materials to Smart Urban Systems Faculty Search, c/o Doug Sershen (sershen.2@osu.edu), in a single PDF file that includes the following items in the specified order:
(1) cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) statements of research and teaching interests describing how these interests contribute specifically to the
topics identified in the above description,
(4) names, affiliations, and contact information (including e‐mail addresses) of three references, and
(5) up to three research papers, published, under review, or in preparation for possible publication in peerreviewed
journals (dissertation chapters are also acceptable if written in a self‐contained manner).
The application file should be named: SMART_URBAN_SYSTEMS_CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Some members of the search committee will be
attending the ACSP conference in Houston and can arrange for informal informational meetings with potential
applicants.

Questions may be sent to Associate Professor Gulsah Akar, City and Regional Planning Section at
akar.3@osu.edu.