University of Texas Assistant/Associate Professor of Planning

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Public Affairs and Planning
Assistant/Associate Professor in Planning
Position ID: F00286P
University Information

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.

Department and School/College Information

The accredited Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and the Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP) are two of the four graduate degrees including the Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration offered by the Department of Public Affairs and Planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). With a broadly trained multidisciplinary faculty, the college also offers a Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology and bachelor’s degrees in architecture, interior design, and sustainable urban design. The college’s six research centers including the state-funded Institute of Urban Studies, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, Arlington Urban Design Center, the Digital Architecture Research Consortium, and the Center for Metropolitan Density carry out research and professional projects throughout the metropolitan region, the state, and beyond. Additionally, Planning faculty lead the federally-funded Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD). The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth, the 4th largest metro area in the country providing an ideal setting for research and community service.

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

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The Department of Public Affairs and Planning (PAPL) in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Planning to begin Fall 2022.

We seek to recruit a candidate that represents the diverse populations that UTA serves and who has a research focus in one or more of the following areas: urban design & sustainable development, smart & resilient cities, economic development, and environmental planning. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated research agenda that will contribute to the furtherance of UTA’s Strategic Plan, specifically to its Sustainable Urban Communities theme (

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Summary of current and proposed research (max. two pages)
  3. Statement of teaching interests (max. one page)
  4. Names and email addresses of three references
  5. One peer-reviewed sample publication.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Ivonne Audirac, Search Committee Chair.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021