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Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning

University of Birmingham - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 with potential progression once in post to £58,284
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Closes: 5th March 2023
Job Ref: 14611

Please note: We are advertising both Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, however there is only 1 post available

Academic Development Programme - new Assistant Professors will undertake a 5-year development programme, at the end of which they are expected to be promoted to Associate Professor. The programme consists of a variety of development opportunities and the time to reflect and develop.

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning to drive forward our exciting portfolio of work in the fields of spatial planning and sustainable urban development.

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious person to contribute to the continuing development of our Planning research, education and professional engagement activities. We are keen to attract candidates whose work engages with contemporary Planning policy and practice agendas in the UK and internationally. Applicants with research and teaching experience around the interaction of Planning with urban regeneration and renewal, housing development or sustainable place-making agendas would be particularly welcome.

You will have a track record of securing external research funding, or a clear potential to initiate and develop applications with funders such as UK Research Councils, international funding agencies, industry, charitable bodies, and government sectors. You will also have experience delivering high-quality publications and engaging with professional and policy making communities to develop your research and teaching activities. An ability to forge networks in the Planning and built environment sectors and to produce research with impact on practice and policy agendas would be particularly attractive.

You will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the delivery and further development of our dynamic portfolio of Planning education, rooted in our strong engagement with Planning agendas and practitioners in the Birmingham city-region. This includes contributions to our highly successful RTPI-accredited MSc programme, our growing Level 7 Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship, as well as our undergraduate BSc in Geography & Urban and Regional Planning.  There is also scope to contribute to our development of CPD and knowledge transfer activity with industry and practitioner partners.  Membership of the RTPI or eligibility to join would be desirable, although not essential.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Growing research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at level appropriate to career stage

For more information please contact: Dr Austin Barber (a.r.g.barber@bham.ac.uk) or Dr Julian Clark (j.r.a.clark@bham.ac.uk).

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