University of Miami

Open Rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) of Urban Resilience

Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The School of Architecture (SoA) and the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development at UM invite applications for a full-time faculty position in Urban Resilience at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (tenure track or tenure-eligible). A Ph.D. is expected but not strictly required.

About the Role

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) (home to the Department of Geography) and SoA value interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and experiential learning that further the University of Miami (UM)’s mission to “transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service.” The successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar broadly trained in either geography, urban planning, urban design, landscape design or architecture with expertise in field(s) that complement but do not duplicate those already represented. Fields of specialty are open. We especially invite candidates who will strengthen our program’s commitment to addressing urban scale climate change issues, urban analytics, urban planning, urban and environmental policies, and landscape design. We are also interested in scholars who conduct research on issues related to urban resilience, urban science, technology, and data analytics.

Preference will be given to candidates who: 1)  have strong cross-disciplinary approaches to research and teaching, methodological, and quantitative skills; 2) can connect theory, research, policy, and/or practice to advanced information systems and analytics, and/or urban or landscape design; 3) can teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of Geography and School of Architecture’s joint Master of Professional Science (MPS) in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program; 4) can play an essential role in the university’s new Climate Resilience Academy initiative.

To be considered at the rank of Professor, candidates must have substantive achievements in teaching, scholarship and/or creative design, and leadership beyond the university. A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity and to integrating theory and practice are desirable.

To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have experience and excellence in teaching, a considerable body of scholarship and research or creative design, and community engagement. A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity and to integrating theory and practice are desirable.

Candidates applying at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) must demonstrate excellence in teaching and great promise in scholarship, research, creative design and/or practice. Candidates for this rank will have a demonstrated record of teaching, scholarly achievement, and show great promise of achieving distinction in their area of specialization.

New faculty at UM are hired by schools or colleges and adhere to their home school or college tenure requirements/work patterns. Depending upon qualifications, the successful candidate will have their primary appointment in either the SoA or the College and adhere to that school or college’s tenure requirements/work patterns. Regardless of home school or college, tenure requirements/work patterns follow the teaching/scholarship/service pattern.

Please apply through the University Career Site:–Assistant-Professor–Associate-Professor–or-Professor–of-Urban-Resilience_R100055761

Required Application Materials

This position requires that you submit the following materials using the UM Careers website at :

  • A two- or three-page letter of interest that specifically addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position as described above (including the school or college you want to be your home)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching
  • Statement of research describing your plans for future research
  • Commitment to diversity statement, and
  • The names of at least three references. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested from the references of finalists. Please do not send any letters at this point.

Please compile the application documents in a single PDF and title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number], [Document].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, application.pdf), and upload them under the Resume/CV section of the online application.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Inquiries, requests for information, and nominations can be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Imelda Moise (

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:  Full time

Employee Type:  Faculty

Pay Grade:  50