UNM Seeks Tenure Track Latin Americanist for Community and Regional Planning

November 10, 2014

The Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of New Mexico is seeking candidates for a tenure track position starting in the Fall 2015 academic year. For reference, see the full description as a PDF.

The Planning Program is seeking a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Latin American development planning. Teaching requirements will include a graduate seminar in Latin American Development Planning, and may include Cultural Aspects of Planning, Regional Community Development, planning studios and practicums, Indigenous Planning in Latin America, Sustainability Planning in a Latin American Context, and topical courses in his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate will be familiar with Latin American development theory and practice, community economic development, application of sustainability and indigeneity principles in Latin American Planning, and methods of collaborative planning and consensus building. The candidate should be grounded in the discourse on identity and place and community-based approaches to development in community and regional settings. The program is particularly interested in seeking candidates with research and/or practice in areas such as Indigenous Planning and Planning for Sustainability.

Minimum qualifications include: 1) Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning or a terminal professional degree in planning or a related field; 2) demonstrated teaching experience; and 3) research or practice experience in community development planning or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) demonstrated expertise in Latin American development planning theory and practice; 2) ability to teach at undergraduate, masters' and doctoral levels; 3) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities, and 4) direct experience with community based practice in Latin American settings. 5) Candidates should have the ability to work in interdisciplinary and collegial settings. 6) Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Economics or a related field. 7) Preferred candidates will show promise for distinguished scholarship and applied research or professional practice.

All interested candidates must submit a letter of intent, CV and contact information, including addresses, telephone numbers, and emails, for four references online at UNMJobs, posting #0827720. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit copies of selected work. For best consideration apply by January 15, 2015; the position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action emplower and educator. New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Community and Regional Planning Program in the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of New Mexico has been accredited since 1985 and offers a professional Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Planning and Design. The faculty are considering embarking on a program of doctoral studies. About 65 graduate students and 50 undergraduates are enrolled each year. About one-quarter of graduate students are enrolled in dual degrees with Latin American Studies, Water Resources, or Public Administration. The School is home to the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute and the Resource Center for RAZA Planning.