The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Planning. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained scholar with expertise in areas such as environmental justice, environmental governance, environmental assessment, lifecycle assessment, low-carbon lifestyles, climate change adaptation, resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or urban sustainability. The position will begin on August 12, 2021.
In an effort to bridge urban and environmental strengths across the Department and in support of a social justice initiative across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, this position is one of two hires contributing to our Department's urban planning programs.
Requirements for this position include a PhD in Geography, Planning, or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, an ability to secure appropriate external funding, and the potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. The candidate should also show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration and attention to equity issues in their teaching and research.
Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate curriculum, build a successful, cutting-edge research program, and develop coursework in their area of expertise. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students, along with an interest in promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in the pre-tenure period.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
We welcome candidates who have an urban focus and who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in the Department. Preference will be given to candidates whose work involves the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., mixed methods) as well as geospatial approaches, and examines planning issues through an equity lens using a community engagement component. We would be excited to see applications from candidates who use innovative approaches in their research, including but not limited to research co-design, citizen science, and experimental survey design.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.