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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Professor in Urban Planning

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs | Department of Public Affairs and Planning
Assistant Professor in Urban Planning
University of Texas at Arlington
Posting Number: F00193P

Job Summary

The City and Regional Planning Graduate Program in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Planning to begin in fall 2020.

We seek a colleague with a research focus in one or more of the following areas: environmental planning, urban design & sustainable development, smart & resilient cities. The successful candidate should have a demonstrable research agenda that will contribute to the furtherance of Theme 2 of UTA’s Strategic Plan: Sustainable Urban Communities (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach courses in urban design, environmental planning and policy, sustainable land use, metropolitan sustainability, and/or housing policy, as well as graphics and multimedia communication. The preferred candidate is also expected to supervise theses and dissertations in the planning programs and urban design. Service on department, college and university committees is expected as well.Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in planning or a closely related field by May 2020.

Preferred Qualifications

Can contribute to multiple emphasis areas and planning certificate programs; AICP certification; and experience in professional planning and community outreach and service

To apply:

Applicants must apply online at A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages), 3) statement of teaching interests (max. one page), and 4) names and email addresses of three references.

Question regarding this position may be directed via email to Dr. Jianling Li, Search Committee Chair

Positions are open until filled.


UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.