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Assistant/Associate/Full Adjunct Professor - Affordable Housing - Department of City and Regional Planning
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted May 5, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Adjunct Professor - Affordable Housing - Department of City and Regional Planning
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 6/1/2020
Position Start Date July 2020
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Public Policy & Administration

Assistant/Associate/Full Adjunct Professor - Affordable Housing - Department of City and Regional Planning

Assistant/Associate /Full Adjunct Professor in Affordable Housing

The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a full-time adjunct professor position in Affordable Housing. The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Adjunct Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research interests that are highly relevant to housing practice, planning, policy and development both in the US and globally, as well as the vision and drive to chart new intellectual territory. An established history of distinguished practice in one or more of the following areas is required: affordable housing development and design, housing policy, and/or public finance and affordable housing in the U.S. context.

We are particularly interested in individuals with a strong commitment to the connections between research and praxis who can offer critical perspectives on affordability, equity, and access in housing, and/or who have a record of professional leadership in the practices of affordable housing and an active voice in housing policy discourses. A background in implementing and driving housing policy and practice change at the state and federal governmental level is desirable. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

We seek a scholar of outstanding achievement and reputation whose work complements that of existing faculty in DCRP, College of Environmental Design (CED), and across the campus. The candidate is expected to take a leadership role in DCRP's housing concentration well as CED's Master's of Real Estate Development + Design program. They will broaden the reach of housing in applied research, policy analysis, and community partnerships as well as teaching 1 course each semester. The candidate will also work in an interdisciplinary context across CED and the University. The selected candidate will join the Faculty Director in leading the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. They will be responsible for designing the center's strategy collaboratively with the Faculty Director and building out key new programs and projects. They will plan, direct, and control the Center's budget, manage staff, and serve as a leading expert on housing research and policy on behalf of the Center and UC Berkeley.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and /or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Basic Qualifications: A master's degree or equivalent international degree at time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (or equivalent international degree) in City Planning, Public Policy, or related field.
  • Demonstrated record of innovative development practice and/or proven policy impact.
  • Work experience in public and nonprofit sectors.

Application process: please apply via the APRecruit online application system Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

Queries may be directed to Search Committee Chair at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service). DCRP is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. For more information about DCRP, see:


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