Assistant Professors in Planning

Spread the love

The School seeks to recruit for three (3) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Planning, who can contribute to the development of SCARP’s vision and achievements. 

Assistant Professor in Planning (Housing) [JR9243]

We invite applications from candidates with interests across the housing field, and who have studied housing systems in Canada and/or other countries, including the global South. 

Assistant Professor in Planning (Environmental Planning and Climate Justice) [JR9246]

We invite applications from candidates who examine how any aspect of environmental planning intersects with the emerging field of climate justice, which includes the challenges of achieving ecological and social equity in the context of the climate crisis. The implications may be considered at the scale of communities, cities or regions, whether in Canada or other countries, including the global South, and make theoretical, analytical or methodological contributions. 

Assistant Professor in Planning (Community Engaged Research) [JR9250]

We invite applications from candidates with particular expertise in urban community engaged research and learning as the basis for transformative change, linked to any field of urban studies, including interest and expertise in innovative approaches to urban policy and/or community engagement as the basis for transformative change. This might include a focus on methodological developments, conceptual frameworks, or practical interventions which support policy change within governmental contexts and/or community inspired and led institutional change in cities.

A successful applicant at the rank of Assistant Professor should demonstrate a record of research excellence or the promise of establishing a distinguished record of research and publications, as well as a commitment to high‑quality professional planning education. 

The positions will involve teaching core and elective SCARP courses, supervising graduate students, maintaining an active research program, and providing service to the broader academic and professional community. The successful candidate will lead an independent research program with potential to achieve international recognition in their field, participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service within the University and to both the academic and broader community. 

For a full detailed job description, please visit UBC’s Faculty Career site or click links:

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the University of British Columbia’s Faculty Career site. Please click the ‘Apply’ button.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022

SCARP is unique in Canada for having a long-standing partnership with the Musqueam First Nation. Further information about SCARP can be found on our website

SCARP is located in the Faculty of Applied Science. The Faculty shares the School’s commitment to research and teaching which seeks to further knowledge in action. The synergies and opportunities offered by Applied Science provide a supportive context for the advancement of SCARP’s ambitions. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic and creative excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We especially encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, and/or age. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

Click Here to Apply For The Job

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *