Georgia Institute of Technology, School of City & Regional Planning

Position ID:GaTech-SCaRP-EDP [#14295]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development Planning
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map]
Subject Area: City and Regional Planning / Economic Development Planning
Starting Date:2020/08/01
Appl Deadline:2019/10/15help popup finished (2019/08/20, finished 2020/04/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor in economic development planning. We seek an innovative and productive scholar to conduct research and teaching focused on key concepts and methods in economic development planning such as:  workforce development, economic justice, economic restructuring, technology and innovation impacts, state and local development policy, global development, spatial analytics, market analytics, and incorporating big data and alternative socio-economic data into urban economic modeling.


Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in planning or related social science discipline, have a strong foundation in economics, and a research and publications record commensurate with their career stage.


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; 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, the Eco-Urban Lab, the Urban Climate Lab, the Healthy Places Lab and the Local and Regional Economic Development Lab. Additionally, we offer two masters’ degrees in City and Regional Planning and Geographic Information Systems  and a Ph.D. program. The School also offers joint degree programs with Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Public Policy, and Law (Georgia State University). The School also has a strong interest in developing curriculum and research capacity in urban analytics.


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, the state’s capitol, and home to key economic development organizations. 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, interdisciplinary collaborations, high-quality student body, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from persons whose experience and interest has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence and engagement with the broader community.


Applicants should submit:

1.     letter of application

2.     up-to-date curriculum vita

3.     statement of research interests

4.     description of teaching interests as well as advising/mentoring philosophy

5.     names and contact information for at least three references.


Requests for information may be directed to Professor Nancey Green Leigh, FAICP. Applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2019, but the search will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, in August 2020, and a background check must be completed prior to 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of City and Regional Planning
College of Design
245 Fourth Street
Atlanta, GA 30332

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