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Assistant Professor (Urban and Regional Planning)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
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. We seek interested and highly qualified applicants whose research and teaching expertise/interests are in the area of community planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1) Develop a research agenda that emphasizes one or more of the following areas to strengthen DURP’s community planning stream: collaborative governance and multicultural societies, indigenous planning, alternative planning epistemologies, sustainable island planning, community-based economic development, community resilience; 2) teach courses in the master’s curriculum and contribute to undergraduate and Ph.D. curriculum development; supervise and mentor students; 3) seek extramural funding; 4) provide service to the department, college, and the university; and 5) engage with communities in Hawai‘i and the broader Asia-Pacific region to advance community-based planning. 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 ability to conduct community engaged scholarship with particular emphasis on culturally appropriate community planning/development.
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach and mentor students.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, community organizations, and policymakers in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors;
  2. Demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding;
  3. Interested in comparative planning and research in the Pacific Islands, Oceania, or the Asia-Pacific region, more broadly;
  4. Knowledgeable about the political and social dimensions, cultural norms and values, histories, and traditional knowledges/worldviews of the region(s) studied.

To Apply:
Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 0084351, JOB# 2018-00789 to submit an application. Continuous Recruitment: Review of applications will begin on December 01, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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, Department Chair;

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