Cornell University, City and Regional Planning

Position ID:Cornell-CRP-COHORT [#20244, WDR-00028370]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Environmental / Sustainability, Planning
Sustainable Critical Infrastructural Planning
Community Development
City and Regional Planning / Housing and Community Development, Economic Development Planning
Sustainability / Sustainability (more...)
Starting Date:2022/07/01
Appl Deadline:2022/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/25, finished 2022/10/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

Department of City and Regional Planning
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor for Social Justice and Equity Cohort Hire

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor to begin on July 1, 2022.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching examines how planning issues affect individuals differently by race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, age and ability, social or economic class, and the intersection of these characteristics, and their relevance in the United States or international contexts. Areas of research may include housing, economic development, climate crisis, transportation and infrastructure systems, and urban data analytics. We anticipate that candidates for this position will teach a combination of workshop, classroom, and seminar courses. The successful candidate will support our collective college-wide goal of linking scholarship to societal impact on social justice and equity.

The Department of City and Regional Planning seeks to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, through its teaching, research and professional engagements. Successful applicants for this position must demonstrate high quality research through publishing and grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional engagement in the urban environment in the U.S. and internationally. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in planning, regional science, geography, urban studies, public policy or another relevant field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CRP is a top-ranked planning department with 115 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 125 master’s degree students in programs in City and Regional Planning (accredited MRP), Historic Preservation Planning (MA), and Regional Science (MA and MS), and 30 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 18, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. As part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the department is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate. Situated on Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca, NY, the department also offers semester-long programs in New York City and Rome, Italy.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Cornell is committed to hiring faculty who share its commitment to educating and pursuing knowledge for any person in any study. We require that every applicant for an academic appointment provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This statement offers candidates an opportunity to describe their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion at Cornell and our legacy of “. . . any person . . . any study.” Candidates are also invited to connect their contributions to Cornell’s role as a land-grant institution enabling community improvement through research and teaching.

Required application materials (to be submitted electronically):
· Curriculum vitae
· Letter of application
· Statement of research and teaching interests
· Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
· Writing samples
· List of three references with telephone numbers as well as mail and email addresses; these references will be contacted only for the later stages of the search, and with the applicant’s permission

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 22, 2021 until an adequate pool of candidates for the position has been identified. Applicants may apply to this hire and the AAP CIVIC Hire in Urban Planning and the Digital Realm though they must submit a separate application for each position. Applications to the Department of City and Regional Planning for both hires will be reviewed by the same search committee.

All applicants should submit their materials electronically to Academic Jobs Online at

Further information about Cornell University; the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; the Department of City and Regional Planning and its students, alumni, and faculty is found here Information on the Social Justice and Equity Cohort hire, and the CIVIC hire may be found here

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
106 Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853