Assistant/Associate/Professor - UC Berkeley Urban Housing and Land Economics

Assistant/Associate/Professor - UC Berkeley Urban Housing and Land Economics

Faculty Position: Urban Land/Housing Economics
Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for an open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty position in Urban Housing and Land Economics with an expected start date of July 1, 2023. The successful candidate must have the vision and drive to chart new intellectual territory, be committed to developing and/or participating in new initiatives and multidisciplinary collaborations that expand the reach and impact of their research, attract externally-funded research, contribute to the department’s commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in higher education, and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, service and research.

We seek a scholar who addresses housing or land markets through an urban lens. We are particularly interested in scholars examining how housing and land use intersect with issues of urban inequality, segregation, racism, economic development, housing affordability, climate change, and/or fiscal policy, and whose work includes global or comparative perspectives. While we welcome applicants who approach urban housing and land markets from a range of methodological and theoretical approaches, they should be able to teach a core course in urban economics, along with courses aligned with their specific areas of interest, such as housing, real estate development, urban public finance, spatial analytics, economic development, and research methods, among others.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) are core values at UC Berkeley and in DCRP. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. DCRP is historically committed to addressing DEIBJ issues in its hiring, admissions, and curriculum. We encourage applications from those whose teaching, research, and/or service address DEIBJ issues. All successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The Department currently has 16 faculty members along with a number of lecturers. There are 127 master’s students, 34 doctoral students and 94 undergraduate students in urban studies. DCRP is highly ranked nationally and particularly well known for its MCP and PhD graduates. There are strong connections to other departments on campus including geography and civil engineering. For more information about DCRP see https://ced.berkeley.edu/city.

Basic Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) Monday, November 14, 2022 via the AP Recruit online application system: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03622.

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • research statement;
  • a single statement summarizing your teaching and service experience;
  • 2- to 3-page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date (if any), and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired;
  • up to three academic publications (which may be journal articles, book chapters, books, or similar); and
  • contact information for 3-5 individuals from whom we may request letters of reference if needed. *

Queries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at [email protected] with “Urban Land/Housing Economics” in the subject line.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of its faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Further information is available at http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

*Letters of reference are not needed at this time. Candidates will be notified if letters will be requested by the search committee. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (e.g., dossier service), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

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