The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA invites applications for the position of Program Director, Planning Program, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure.
The Planning Program at UTA offers an accredited Master of City and Regional Planning, a Master of Real Estate (with College of Business), dual degrees with six other masters programs, and a GIS Certificate. An associated doctoral program, with a separate Program Director, prepares students for academic careers and research positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The college is in the process of introducing new interdisciplinary certificates in urban design, design for health, urban farming, and historic preservation.
In addition to the Planning Program, CAPPA includes academic programs in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, Public Policy, and Public Administration as well as research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (a newly-awarded University Transportation Center from the US Department of Transportation), the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium. As a whole, the college aims to strengthen urban, ecological, and social fabrics that unleash the inherent potential of places and communities.
CAPPA is seeking a Planning Program Director who will embrace the tremendous potential offered by the combined resources of the university and region to educate planners who can contribute to enhance life quality locally and globally. In tandem with transmitting the skills and knowledge of the planning profession, the Program values the unique perspectives each person brings to creatively interpret and inflect these. With faculty and students, the Planning Program Director is expected to advance the Program by fostering a wide range of research and creative activities, engaging the larger professional community, building support for the Program, and advocating for the Program and for planning generally.
The Planning Program Director should be able to contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: environmental planning, planning theory, physical planning, urban design, real estate development, historic preservation, and economic development. Depending on area of expertise, the Program Director may oversee introduction of the new certificates. The Planning Program Director should strengthen CAPPA's capacity to anchor the Sustainable Urban Communities theme of UTA's strategic plan and contribute to its three other themes: Health and the Human Condition, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-driven Discovery.
Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. in Planning or related field and a Masters degree in Planning, and shall maintain a record of excellence in teaching, research and/or creative work, and leadership/administration. Applicants shall merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Preferred qualifications include professional planning experience and AICP certification.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes