Assistant Professor

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor

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All Candidates

Department :

AAH Geography

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Academic Affairs

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor

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Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Community and Regional Planning Program ( is housed within the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences ( The Program maintains a PAB-accredited B.S. degree and has recently launched a fully online Master’s degree. The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment ( is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers four undergraduate B.S. degrees (Geography, Applied Atmospheric Science, Geographic Information Science and Technology, and Community and Regional Planning) as well as two M.S. degrees (Geography, and Planning and Development). The department is home to the ECU Center for Geographic Information Science and has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and community-engaged scholarship.

East Carolina University ( is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. The University enrolls over 28,000 students, with about 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU has a large health sciences component, including the Brody School of Medicine ( and the School of Dental Medicine (, and is home to a number of research centers, including the Water Resources Center ( ECU is the lead institution in the multi-institutional Coastal Studies Institute ( ECU has been recognized as a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged institution and has been designated by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University.

ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000), about 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville is a vibrant, growing and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (

Job Duties :

The Community and Regional Planning Program at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, focused on transportation planning, economic development, and/or rural revitalization, to begin August 2023.

The successful applicant will be someone who can thrive in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and who can contribute to the Program’s mission to promote regional economic transformation and serve eastern North Carolina’s diverse populations through teaching, research, and engagement. The Planning Program is committed to fostering diversity among ECU faculty, students, and the Planning profession. We strongly encourage applications from women, and from Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) candidates.

The successful candidate will teach face-to-face and distance learning courses in their area of expertise and contribute to the core curricula in the on campus B.S. in Community and Regional Planning and the online M.S. in Planning and Development. They will be expected to develop a strong publication record, secure extramural funding in support of research and teaching, and contribute to our culture of student success through active mentoring and advising. Appropriate professional and institutional service is also an expectation.
This position is contingent upon available funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A Ph.D. in Planning or a related field is required. However, ABD candidates may be considered. Initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment.

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability, or clear potential, to teach both face-to-face and distance learning courses in support of the planning curriculum, and evidence of potential for scholarly productivity and the ability to secure external funding. We especially encourage applications from scholars whose work addresses social, racial, or environmental justice and from candidates with quantitative and/or applied analytical skills.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applications must be submitted online at and should include the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, and a list of references, who will be contacted at a later date. Candidates will add the names of 2-3 recommenders in the PeopleAdmin interface. Recommenders will be contacted through PeopleAdmin and asked to upload their letters through that interface. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement. An official transcript is required upon employment.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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