The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture

2890 11626
Position ID:OSU-KSA-AY19KSA1 [#11626]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor - Section Head of City and Regional Planning
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: City and Regional Planning
Appl Deadline:2019/01/17help popup finished (2018/08/13, finished 2019/07/21)
Position Description:    

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Section Head of City and Regional Planning

Knowlton School - College of Engineering

The Ohio State University is a highly entrepreneurial environment with established and dynamic Discovery Theme initiatives focused on food and agricultural transformation, sustainable resilient economies, translational data analytics, as well as regional and national professional practice. The Knowlton School and the City and Regional Planning section is actively engaged in these initiatives. We are respected at the highest levels within the university and considered a model for the university’s outreach and engagement mission.

The City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenured position at the advanced Associate or Full Professor rank that will serve as the Section Head of City and Regional Planning. The anticipated start date is Autumn of 2019.

The City and Regional Planning section is a fiscally healthy and exciting environment with vibrant new faculty (nine out of 14 faculty hired within the past six years). We have a clearly defined strategic plan and vision for the future, one that is focused on creating an unsurpassed learning environment for students at all levels. Our student body consists of 100 bachelors, 70 masters and 25 PhD students in a given year. The Bachelor of Science City and Regional Planning (BSCRP) and Masters in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) programs are both accredited, with the most recent successful reviews completed in autumn of 2017. Ours is a collegial environment with collaborations across the section, school, college, university and community. Our well-defined pedagogical agenda furthers faculty and student research and practice in ways that offers mutually beneficial engagement with communities and institutions of Ohio, the nation and the world.

Our program has notable strengths in international development, transportation, sustainability and resilience, and regional equity. We are seeking a leader who can support and complement these broad interests. In terms of research and teaching, we have particular interest in scholars with expertise in one of the following areas: housing and community development, food systems, health, data analytics, land use, visualization or urban design. Required qualifications include a PhD in planning or a related field and administrative experience in a university setting. Preferred qualifications AICP credentials, experience working in an interdisciplinary environment, and administrative experience.

The Section Head of the City and Regional Planning program will work in partnership with our faculty academic program chairs, the planning students and faculty, the section heads of architecture and landscape architecture, and the school director. The City and Regional Planning section is an active participant in the Knowlton School’s vibrant learning and research atmosphere alongside programs in architecture and landscape architecture. There is dedicated administrative support for all sections within the School. Ours is a sound fiscal environment that is well-positioned within the College of Engineering and the University.

 The Ohio State University has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The University is an AA/EEO employer, committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

For this leadership position, we seek a dynamic, energetic individual with a record of research excellence, commitment to teaching at the bachelors through PhD levels, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Applicants should be excited about mentoring new faculty, leading a vibrant and youthful program, and expanding our national and international reputation.  In addition, applicants should have experience leading in and contributing to diverse learning environments.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic leadership of the City and Regional Planning section, serving as an advocate for the planning program within the Knowlton School and College of Engineering. In addition, this person will serve as the public face of the program, publicly celebrating the efforts of the students and faculty, and engaging with our devoted alumni.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply with:

1) A letter addressing leadership (experience and approach) research (completed and projected) and teaching (including short descriptions of one or two subjects that you would propose to teach)

2) A curriculum vitae

3) Three samples of scholarly work

4) Contact information for three (3) references (please provide name, title, address, telephone number, and e-mail).


The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including scholarship, instruction and outreach.  In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas. 

Review of completed applications will begin November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

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Further Info:
275 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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