Search Google Appliance


Job Annoucement Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning Assistant or Associate Professor
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:00am to Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Nohad A.ToulanSchool of Urban Studies and Planning

Assistant or Associate Professor


The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at PortlandStateUniversity seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor beginning Fall 2010. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or be in the final stages of their degree) in city and regional planning, urban studies, economics, geography, public policy, sociology, or a related discipline, and a scholarly commitment to the fields of urban planning, urban studies, community development, regional development, and/or sustainable development.

 School priorities include research, outreach, and practice interests in the areas of: the sustainability dimensions of urban and regional planning and community development; community economic and workforce development; regional development; international applications; and/or affordable housing and neighborhood development.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in areas that may include urban economics, sustainable urban development, economic development, real estate development, or urban studies methods. Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative methods and action research is desirable.  A desire to seek externally funded research and/or service will be expected.

 Associate-level candidates must have a clearly defined scholarly agenda focused on issues related to the themes outlined above, teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels, proven ability to secure external funding, a record of research and publication, and experience in community engagement, community-based learning, and/or community service.

 The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning ( offers one of the only undergraduate majors in Community Development in the United States, a professional Master of Urban and Regional Planning, a pre-doctoral Master of Urban Studies, and a PhD in Urban Studies.  Community Development is an available specialization in all of the graduate degree programs.  A proposed Master of Real Estate Development, offered in collaboration with the School of Business Administration and the PSUCenter for Real Estate, is currently under review.  The School currently offers graduate certificates in Urban Design, Real Estate Development, and Transportation. 

 The School also houses the PopulationResearchCenter, the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, the Center for Urban Studies, and the Center for Transportation Studies.  The College of Urban and Public Affairs has approximately 70 full-time faculty members. Other Schools in the College are the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, which includes Criminology and Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Administration, and the School of Community Health.  Collaborative efforts across schools are encouraged.

 The starting annual salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  There is an excellent benefits package that includes fully paid healthcare; fully employer paid retirement contributions; and significantly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependents at any of the Oregon University System schools. 

 Applicants should submit a letter of application containing a brief background statement outlining research and teaching interests, the names and contact information for four references (name, title, email, telephone, and mailing address), and a curriculum vitae to: Dr. Karen Gibson, Search Committee Chair, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR  97207-0751. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2010, and continue until finalists are identified. This is a nine-month appointment; the anticipated start date is September 16, 2010.  For further information, please email School Director Connie Ozawa,


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