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Assistant/Associate Professor, Land Use Planning

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University


The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning invites applicants for a tenure-line position at the
assistant or associate level, depending on qualifications. We seek an individual with expertise in land use
planning, regional planning, growth management and related fields. Successful candidates will have a
high level of skill, interest, and experience in land use planning, planning processes and methods,
planning practice, plan making, and plan implementation. In particular, current or proposed scholarship
utilizing the context provided by the Oregon Statewide Land Use Planning program is of special interest.
Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate
will be expected to advise master and doctoral level students, to pursue an active research agenda and to
attract external funding in areas related to local and regional land use planning. Applicants should have a
Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, land use planning, or other appropriate disciplines at the time of
application or be able to provide assurance of completion of a Ph.D. prior to appointment.

The review of applications will begin November 15, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled.
Inquiries can be directed to Professor Ethan Seltzer, Search Committee Chair, at
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to the
Search Committee Chair, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, P.O.
Box 751-USP, Portland, OR 97207.

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is one of three academic units in the College of Urban
and Public Affairs at Portland State University. The Toulan School includes two research centers: the
Center for Urban Studies and the Center for Transportation Studies. We offer six degrees: the B.A./B.S.
in Community Development, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master in Real Estate
Development, Master in Urban Studies and doctorates in Urban Studies and Regional Science, as well as
graduate certificates in Transportation, Urban Design and Real Estate Development. Finally, dual degree
pathways for students interested in both MURP and either MPH or M. Eng. degrees are available. These
dual degree options reflect both emerging interest in the relationship between health, transportation and
urban form, and the unique potential for collaboration among faculty and programs at the University.
Portland State University is a nationally acclaimed leader in community-based learning. The campus is
located along the tree-lined South Park Blocks of downtown Portland. The University enjoys close
working relationships with state, regional, and local governments, private consultants, and progressive
and innovative community-based groups. The Portland region, the state of Oregon, and the Pacific
Northwest have received international recognition for their advances in planning and community
livability. Planning in and for this region is accessible and transparent to scholars hoping to make
substantial contributions to the field through their work.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and
use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status,
national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual
orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. In keeping with the President’s diversity initiative,
we encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates especially those who are excellent at
working cross-culturally or with diverse groups (students and publics). We recognize that diversity
maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.