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Associate/Full Professor in Urban Environmental Policy Planning (tenured)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Associate/Full Professor in Urban Environmental Policy Planning (tenured)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Urban Environmental Policy Planning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Urban Studies and Planning

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts University is seeking an associate or full professor in Urban Policy and Planning, beginning September 1, 2023.

The primary research and teaching interests of the successful candidate should be any subfield within urban policy and planning, ideally complementing the Department’s existing strengths in environmental justice, food systems, health and well-being, urban data analytics, spatial analytics, community engagement, resilient urban design, and/or other related areas. The candidate will be expected to develop and teach basic and more advanced courses in urban policy and planning and will serve as a thesis advisor to master’s level graduate students.

An important secondary qualification of the successful candidate will be strong competency in quantitative research methods, such as data science and statistics. The candidate will participate in teaching required core courses in addition to elective courses, thesis advising, and participation in departmental (e.g., assessment, curriculum, student affairs, etc.) and university-wide committees.

The expectation is that the candidate would eventually have a leadership role in the of UEP including as Department Chair.



A Ph.D. in policy/planning is preferred, but other related doctoral degrees such as economics, sociology, political science, geography, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science and policy, and public policy will be considered. An exceptional record of scholarship meriting appointment with tenure, along with a robust research agenda, is required. In addition, connections with professional public policy and planning practice is highly valued. Experience and excellence in college-level teaching is required.


Application Instructions

All application materials are submitted via Interfolio at . Applications should include a cover letter; CV; research plan; teaching statement; and statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Only candidates who pass a first screening stage will be asked for letters of recommendation which will be submitted by recommenders directly to Interfolio. Questions about the position may be directed to Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2022.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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