SPDC hiring faculty through 1855 Professorship

MSU SPDC is currently searching for their next faculty, who will be brought on as a part of the university's 1855 Professorship.

Michigan State University School of Planning Design and Construction is looking for our next faculty member, as a part of the University’s “1855 Professorship”. This position will have a focus on Social and Environmental Justice, and will advance and transform high-impact research and teaching in diversity, equity, and inclusion for the school.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to contribute to the school’s vision for creating sustainable and healthy built, natural and virtual environments. They will also have a record of or commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion via research, teaching, or service. The candidate will teach subject areas such as environmental planning, resilience and climate adaptation.

“We are fortunate to have this opportunity from the Provost. I look forward to seeing what the new scholar will bring to the school, particularly in the area of social justice and environmental justice. The scholar will also help us extend the school’s partnership with the Center for Global Change & Earth Observations, Environmental Science and Policy Program and beyond,” said school director, Dr. Ming-Han Li. 

We are accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with the split in responsibilities being 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service assignment. Required qualifications include a Ph.D in Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field, from an accredited BLA, BSLA, or MLA program.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 1st, 2022, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. The position in expected to start in January 2023, with the possibility of a Fall 2023 start date with approval from the search committee.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, junhkim@msu.edu. 

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. 

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