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Assistant Professor in City & Metropolitan Planning

Post Date:

September 25, 2019


University of Utah


Salt Lake City, UT


The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in Fall 2020. We seek a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability to obtain research funding and publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. We invite applicants who have expertise in health and planning or planning for healthy communities whose work occurs at the intersection of planning for diverse populations and topics such as active transportation, aging, ecological planning, economic development, food systems, housing, and public health. The successful candidate will have the capability to work across a range of scales from the neighborhood to the region, potentially addressing issues related to the Intermountain West and engaging local urban and rural communities. We desire candidates interested in collaborating with local indigenous communities and/or with immigrants and Latin/x communities. A doctoral degree in planning or a related field is required by July 1, 2020. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement, a list of four references to  Review of applications will begin on Nov 12, 2019. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020. Please address questions to Dr. Divya Chandresekhar the search committee chair at

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