Assistant or Associate Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700216
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Advertised Employing Department Community and Regional Planning and Extension
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Community and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Iowa State University invites applications to fill a tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 16, 2018. We are seeking an outstanding individual who will contribute to teaching, research and extension in the area of urban planning and housing, especially pertaining to real estate development and/or rural housing issues.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Iowa State University mission through research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and extension. The College of Design is developing a Master of Real Estate Development program that combines courses in design and business. The successful candidate will participate in graduate instruction in this program as well as the Masters in Community and Regional Planning. The position’s responsibilities include an extension appointment, which will involve outreach and conducting applied research that contributes to understanding housing issues in the Midwest.

Required Education and Experience

PhD in urban or regional planning, business, public administration, public policy, economics, finance or a related field. (ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD by start date.)

For consideration to Associate Professor rank, applicants must meet, in addition to the above qualifications, the university standards for appointment to the rank and a strong national and international scholarly reputation.

Preferred Education and Experience

Teaching and research expertise in urban planning relating to sustainable community development and/or real estate development.

Demonstrated ability to advance understanding and familiarity with issues related to real estate development and/or rural housing in evolving market climates in the Midwestern region is also desirable.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

A recognized leader in design education, Iowa State University’s College of Design ( offers a comprehensive mix of accredited and nationally ranked degree programs. The college educates students to become successful designers, planners, artists, and scholars who enhance human experience and improve the natural, social, and built environment.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ( helps carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus. With Iowa State University, we embrace the land-grant philosophy of access to high-quality education; research applied to the needs of Iowa, the nation, and world; extending knowledge to strengthen Iowa’s economy and citizens’ quality of life. We do this by offering practical, how-to education based on powerful university research. It’s available to any resident of Iowa and is tailored to meet the needs of Iowans, needs we know firsthand. Our educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 99 Iowa counties.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Gary Taylor
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: Jan. 24, 2018. Applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter, addressing the applicant’s qualifications, courses the applicant is prepared to teach, and applicant’s research interests
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Writing Sample – Please attach as ‘Other Documents (1)’.
5) Sample course outline in the area of specialty – Please attach as ‘Other Documents (2)’.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 01/24/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
  5. Other Document(s) 2
Optional Documents