JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
University of Southern California
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: R0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Position Description and Qualifications:
The Department of Urban Planning & Spatial Analysis at the USC Price School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in urban planning at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, focusing on environmental policy and planning.
Applicants should hold an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field and demonstrate excellent research and teaching records appropriate to rank. We seek candidates whose research examines the environment, resilience and sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates on the methodological cutting-edge in the collection, management, and analysis of data from diverse sources, and who incorporate questions of justice into their research. Scholars working on environmental security, climate adaptation, urban resilience, and urban sustainability will be especially competitive.
Preference as well will be given to those who have research and teaching interests that support the Department’s two complementary and cross-cutting themes. 1) Data and the built environment: navigation of new data, visualization, and analytic landscapes in service of the field’s core function at the nexus of human behavior, policy, and the built environment. 2) Social justice: articulation of a concrete vision of a more just and inclusive society and actively exploring effective strategies to attain that.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in urban planning.
Applicants are encouraged from a broad range of disciplines (e.g., urban planning, public policy, civil engineering, geography, economics, architecture) with a demonstrated capacity to integrate methods and insights across disciplinary boundaries. Research projects sited domestically and globally are both welcome.
We encourage applicants as a component of their teaching and research statement, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives
Apply for this Position:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Applicants should also include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. For priority consideration, applicants should apply by January 31, 2020. Please apply online at
- External Application URL and Instructions Below