Assistant Professor in Planning and Community Development (Full-time, Non-tenure track)

Temple University Temple University Employer:
Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Fri, Jan 14 '22Posted on:

Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a one-year appointment as a full-time non tenure-track faculty member in Planning and Community Development at the assistant professor rank to start in Fall 2022.

We invite applicants to join Tyler’s distinguished faculty in the Architecture and Environmental Design Department. Located primarily on a vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, PA, Temple University is a public, research university with over 38,000 students in 17 schools and colleges. Tyler offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Community Development, the Master of Science (MS) in City & Regional Planning, an accelerated 4+1 program option and a variety of minors and certificate programs including Ecological Planning, Design Sustainable Food Systems, and others. The MS in City & Regional Planning program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Other Tyler degree offerings include Architecture, Facilities Management, Historic Preservation, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture as well as numerous programs in the arts, art history, art education, and graphic design. The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


The successful candidate will actively engage students through teaching required and elective courses in both the undergraduate community development and graduate city planning programs. Applicants should speak to their ability to teach existing courses in community engagement, placemaking, sustainable design, planning communications, and the capstone community development workshop. Preferred candidates will be able to teach additional required and electives courses within the Planning and Community Development programs area. The successful candidate will teach a 3-4 load.


Applicants with a PhD in Planning or a related field are preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree will only be considered if they have extensive professional and teaching experience. All candidates must have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience with evidence of teaching excellence and a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to issues of social and environmental equity. Professional experiences beyond the classroom, including certifications related to planning such as AICP, are desired. Tyler’s programs in Planning and Community Development place a strong emphasis on professional practice, and the successful candidate will help develop these skills in our students.

Application Requirements

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter of intent
  • Signed and dated curriculum vitae
  • Documentation of recent student work and/or two sample course syllabi
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information.

Finalists should be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught, official transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application.

Salary and rank will be at the assistant professor level and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please visit to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Doshna, AICP search committee chair,

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