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Assistant or Associate Professor in Community Development, Health and Built Environment

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCARP) ( at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in housing, community development or healthy places. We seek an innovative and productive scholar whose research, teaching, and service are grounded in relevant theories, scholarship and practices such as: racial and income inequity, affordable housing, sustainable and equitable real estate development, community development action, community engagement, social justice, place and health, food systems and related areas.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in planning or a related discipline, to show scholarly promise through a research and publications record commensurate with their career stage, and to demonstrate dedication to the teaching and mentoring of students.

The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient, and just communities. Faculty include recent-past editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency; two former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and six research labs in urban climate, healthy places, Sino-US eco-urban development, local economic development, friendly cities, and planning + property. The School offers four master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Science and Technology, Urban Analytics, and Global Development, a Ph.D. degree, an undergraduate minor in Sustainable Cities, dual degree programs with Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geographic Information Science and Technology, Public Policy, and Law (Georgia State University), and joint degree programs with Computational Science and Engineering, Interactive Computing, Industrial Systems Engineering, International Affairs, and Economics.

Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities. It is situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit

  1. a letter of application,
  2. up-to-date curriculum vita,
  3. a statement of research interests,
  4. a statement of teaching interests (including advising/mentoring philosophy),
  5. a diversity statement focused on how you have supported goals of equity, inclusion and diversity in the academy, and
  6. the names and contact information for at least three references.

Application materials will only be considered when submitted through USG Careers: Job ID 248571

Requests for information should be sent to the Community Development, Health and Built Environment search committee chair, Professor Michael Elliott ( or committee members Professors Elora Raymond ( ) and Catherine Ross ( ). Applications will be considered beginning November 11, 2022, but the search will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment in August 2023, and a background check must be completed before employment.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.