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Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Design and Planning, College of DAAP

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

The School of Planning (SOP) in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor (rank and title commensurate with credentials) focused on research, teaching, and service in Urban Design and Planning. The position is to commence employment on August 15, 2022.

UC is continually recognized as one of the Most Beautiful College Campuses (Forbes), Cincinnati is an urban campus with green space to spare. The Cincinnati Metro Region is a rich setting for urban research and teaching. Its inhabitants experience big-city amenities while enjoying a small-town friendliness and collaborative feel that is characteristic of the Midwest.

The School of Planning

The SOP prepares professionals for distinguished practice and spatially based approaches with a focus on “livable places,” and the creation of “communities that enrich people’s lives.” The SOP academic programs (PhD in Regional Development Planning, Master of Community Planning (MCP), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (BSHort), Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies (BSUS), Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP) offer specific coursework about the planning and design of innovative futures for urban communities and regions. The MCP’s three concentrations include:  Design & Development; Environmental Planning; and Economic Development Planning. Certificate programs are available for Cannabis Studies, Green Roofs, Historic Preservation, Public Art and Placemaking, Sustainable Landscape Design, Urban Agriculture, and Urban Design. The SOP’s MCP, MLA, and BUP programs follow a cooperative education model (co-op) originated at UC in 1906.  UC’s program is one of the largest such programs in the world. In addition, the SOP has a Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and offers a joint MCP-JD degree. The SOP’s MCP program is ranked by Planetizen as first among small schools, fourth in the Midwest and 20th in the nation. Both the BUP and the MCP programs have been accredited since the 1960’s and each has more than 1,000 graduates. The MLA program is currently in candidacy for accreditation and graduates are employed nationally.

Essential Functions

The selected candidate will teach and conduct research in Urban Design and Planning, and in other closely related areas such as physical planning and environmental design. There will be potential to collaborate in teaching and research with faculty in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. All SOP faculty are expected to teach two courses per semester in a combination of studio, lecture, or workshop settings. SOP faculty may teach related courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in their expertise. Related courses may include but are not limited to site planning, regional planning, senior capstone, plan-making workshop, graphics and communication, landscape resource analysis, history of urban form, and urban design seminar. This tenure track position requires research or creative work in the successful candidate’s area of expertise and dissemination of their research or creative work through appropriate venues, including but not limited to peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

 In addition, faculty may advise masters and doctoral students. Further, full-time SOP faculty serve on various School, College, and/or University committees SOP faculty serve on various School, College, University, professional, or community committees such as SOP Curriculum, DAAP Library, Faculty Senate, AAUP, APA, AIA, ASLA or ACSP.

Minimum Requirements

All the following are required prior to the effective date of the appointment.

At the assistant professor rank:

  • PhD degree in Urban Planning or closely related discipline
  • Published at least one article in a peer-reviewed journal
  • One academic term of university level teaching experience in urban design or closely related field

At the associate professor rank:

  • PhD degree in Urban Planning or closely related discipline
  • Hold Tenure Status

Application Process

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and the search will remain open until an appointment is made. Applicants should refer to the DAAP web site (https://daap.uc.edu/academic-programs/school-of-planning.html) to learn more about the SOP, DAAP and UC.


To be considered for this position please upload:

  • Current Curricula Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research – statement of current and future research plans and how research identifies with any of the concentrations in MCP
  • Statement of Teaching – Description of how: 1) candidate’s pedagogical approach to teaching crosses disciplines and programs in the context of design and/or planning education 2) evidence of candidate’s teaching experience and interests related to current SOP program and course requirements, including but not limited to syllabi and student work
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References  
  • Applicants for the assistant professor should provide at least one published peer-reviewed journal article
  • Applicants for the associate professor should provide documentation of a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals(if applicable)
  • Applicants with professional practice experience should submit portfolio of their design work (if applicable)

Please use the additional documents feature as needed for any attachments.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69562


Assistant/Associate Professor in Urban Design and Planning, College of DAAP

Date:  Dec 28, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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