Job Details


Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Program Coordinator

Post Date:

November 7, 2017


University of Texas at San Antonio


San Antonio, TX


The Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Graduate Program in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), invites qualified individuals to apply for a full-time, tenured faculty position and Program Coordinator at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning in August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Urban and Regional Planning program offers a 48-credit hour Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (M.S. URP), taught in conjunction with the Department of Public Administration in the College of Public Policy, and a 15-hour professional certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. The program also supports the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research, which brings together students, staff and faculty from within the University of Texas at San Antonio to address community planning, economic, infrastructure, environmental, housing and development issues impacting Texas and the border region. All URP Planning courses are currently taught in the evenings or online.

The Urban and Regional Planning program resides on UTSA’s Downtown Campus, located in the heart of beautiful and historic San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio—along with Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth—comprises one leg of the Texas Triangle, an exploding megaregion whose population will grow from 15 to 25 million residents in the next four decades. Already the seventh-largest city by population in the United States, the City of San Antonio expects to add 1.1 million residents over the next 25 years, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. In anticipation of this growth, the City recently implemented a comprehensive and coordinated master plan, sustainability plan, and multi-modal transportation plan. Within this dynamic urban setting, the Urban and Regional Planning program can be seen as a leading source for urban research and academic thought, and contributing another critical voice to the already vibrant planning discourse at both the metropolitan and regional scale.

Responsibilities for the position include teaching and administration. This involves helping the program develop a wide range of graduate-level planning courses. Emerging needs are in the fields of economic development, housing, demography, research methods for planning, geographic information systems (GIS), land use planning, and regional development. Administrative experience is preferred. Candidates should have a clear research agenda and are expected to conduct scholarly research that promises future recognition, and make service contributions to the URP Graduate Program, College, and University.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field from an accredited institution; demonstrated expertise in at least one of the teaching areas cited above.

Preferred qualifications: Professional and administrative experience

Required Application Materials:  Applicants must submit the following items electronically (PDF format only) by Monday, November 6, 2017 to the STARS System at: (Click on the Faculty tab and scroll down through the postings until you see this position title). 

1)     Letter of interest: including a narrative statement of 1 to 2 pages, identifying assistant or associate and describing your qualifications for the position and pedagogical approach; areas of expertise; and plans for future research
2)     Curriculum Vitae
3)     List of three references: including all contact information
4)     Sample publications: evidence representative of research work suitable to the rank of associate professor.

The review of applications material will begin November 6, and continue until the position is filled.

The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of faculty recruitment procedures of the University of Texas at San Antonio, which is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

For information, please contact:
Dr. Maggie Valentine, Chair,  URP Faculty Search Committee
UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.    San Antonio, TX, 78207
Tel: (210) 458-3137