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Assistant Professor (Urban and Regional Planning / Inst for Peace)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Department of Urban and Regional Planning/Inst for Peace
Date Posted:
October 31, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2019, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (0.50 FTE) and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (0.50 FTE) in the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, permanent appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The units are seeking an individual with the capacity to teach core and elective courses in urban and regional planning and conflict resolution. We seek interested and qualified applicants with research, teaching and professional expertise in communicative planning, with topics related to facilitation, negotiation, mediation, consensus building, and methods for stakeholder engagement. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses mitigation of planning and governance related “conflicts,” for instance, over land use and urban development, using tools of facilitation, negotiation and mediation, and guided by a strong orientation toward promoting community involvement in public policymaking and planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop a research agenda that emphasizes community engagement in urban planning; assist in the expansion of the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution (including by offering this important graduate program in an on-line format) and teach its core courses; teach in and contribute to curriculum development; seek extramural funding; supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; provide service to the department, college, and the university; engage with communities in Hawai‘i and across the Asia-Pacific region in facilitation and negotiation practices, and disseminate knowledge that pushes the frontiers of community involvement within planning processes. Other duties as assigned by the chair.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in urban planning or a closely related field from a college or university of recognized standing or foreign equivalent.
  2. ABDs will be considered as long as all degree requirements are met before August 1, 2019. ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to the date of hire.
  3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement in the field of conflict resolution, with a strong focus on community engagement/planning/development; demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in urban and regional planning and conflict resolution, and mentor students.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Ability to work productively with colleagues, community organizations, and policy makers in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors;
  2. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research;
  3. Ability to generate extramural funding.

To Apply:
Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 0082539, JOB# 2018-00788 to submit an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Continuous Recruitment: Review of applications will begin on December 01, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing diversity in its community and curricula. The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. In addition, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning views diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy, sustainable communities, and a just society. Women, people of color, and other minorities who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply.
  1. Associate Professor Priyam Das;

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