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Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo.


The PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities.


Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of planning scholarship. These include the UB Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Global Health Equity Community of Excellence. These research centers and labs connect students with faculty with research interests similar to their own and unique opportunities to pursue focused research at an advanced level. The program also encourages students to explore other research centers and interdisciplinary studies across the University at Buffalo, one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and the most comprehensive, research-intensive university within the 64-campus SUNY system.


Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Selected candidates will be considered for tuition remission and a competitive stipend. Admitted PhD students may also be considered for competitive financial awards available through sponsored research projects. Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills. Additional information about the program is available at:




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Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation: Community Climate Resilience

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Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation: Community Climate Resilience


School of Architecture and Planning

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Position Summary

The School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) at University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, invites candidates to apply for the position of Professor of Empire

Innovation, at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor with tenure in the Department of Architecture or the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The selected candidate will receive support through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP), which recognizes exceptional scholars with a proven track record of externally funded research and offers a generous compensation and start-up package.


We invite applications from researchers who have exceptional track records in Community Climate Resilience including the study of: (1) environmental and climate justice, (2) planning and design innovations aimed at promoting resilience to extreme weather events and other types of disasters, (3) ways in which biophysical conditions (e.g., micro-climates in the built environment) interact with individual and household level sensitivities (e.g., socio-economic marginalization), and/or (4) community-level adaptive capacities to reduce risk and promote resilience.


The Professor of Empire Innovation will complement existing strengths across the SAP which include expertise in extreme weather vulnerability and governance, energy, water resources governance, food systems planning, health inequities, the Global South, transportation infrastructure, building resilience and energy efficiency, sustainable housing, social justice, environmental design and community engagement.


This position is part of a cluster hire that includes additional EIP hires in the Department of Geology and the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Science, and the Department of Civil Structural, and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, aimed at enhancing research and education in community resilience. Cluster hiring across the three decanal units is aimed to coalesce existing strengths and promote research and education and increased funding in interdisciplinary studies to advance science and engineering in community resilience. The successful candidate is thus expected to work across the University to build interdisciplinary approaches to strengthen societal resilience to natural and climate hazards, linking expertise in resilient infrastructure engineering, urban planning, communications, and crisis management.


The Professor of Empire Innovation will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, and maintain an active externally funded research program.


We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty members and share our core vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential within a professional culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.


About the School and University

The SAP, with approximately 40 full-time faculty and 800 students, is home to the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, both offering accredited graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels. Located on the university's historic South Campus, our 19th century academic building recently underwent a $30 million renovation.


UB, a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive premier public research university, designated as a flagship university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with approximately 22,000 enrolled undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 1,600 fulltime faculty members. UB is SUNY's most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work.             


UB also holds a strong international reputation, ranking 23rd in international student enrollment. As a public institution, UB also provides a top-tier education for students from diverse geographic, racial and ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More than a third of undergraduates are Pell eligible (an indicator of financial need), the second-highest percentage among AAU institutions. Financial need is particularly high among minoritized students (about half of UB's first-year students are non-white).


 UB faculty members enjoy competitive salaries and comprehensive health and retirement plan options. Our campus culture encourages a diverse mix of work, personal, and academic pursuits, with many institutional programs that support a healthy work-life balance. 


UB is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE) committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status.


About Buffalo and the Niagara Region

The City of Buffalo is located in western New York on Lake Erie. Western New York is among the most affordable metropolitan areas in the U.S. The binational Niagara region of western New York and southern Ontario offers a high quality of life and an exceptional setting for engaging planning issues. "The City of Good Neighbors," Buffalo is the second largest urban area in New York State. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums, music venues, a citywide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and multiple professional sports teams. In addition, the surrounding region provides convenient access to sailing, boating, and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking, and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/home/ub_at_a_glance/the-buffalo-niagararegion.html


University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must hold a doctorate in urban planning, architecture or a closely related field.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, service, and mentoring. Candidates should be internationally recognized scholars as evidenced by impactful publications and a sustained externally funded research program.

 Demonstrated highly productive and creative scholarly record in research on Community Climate Resilience.

Special Instructions


Documents needed to apply:

Cover Letter


Curriculum Vitae


Teaching statement no longer than two pages Research statement no longer than two pages


Diversity statement no longer than two pages:  the required diversity statement should address the following question: "What skills do you see as necessary when developing curricula and learning activities related to community climate resilience for a diverse group of students, for inclusive student mentoring, and for scholarship that promotes environmental and climate justice?  Give examples from your professional experience when you have expressed such skills. 


Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].


University of Rhode Island


Social Science, Diversity & Justice Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Race


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months, the fellow will transition into a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year. We seek a sociologist who specializes in race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality.


This position is part of a Social Science Diversity & Justice cluster hire and a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Provost's office (https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-Change-2021.Final_.pdf). The goal of the fellowship is to support emerging outstanding scholars from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position. The cluster hire includes three postdoctoral positions:


-A sociologist specializing in race/ethnicity studies, racialization, and/or racial inequality (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department)

-An anthropologist specializing in the Indigenous peoples of the Americas (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department; this position was filled in July 2021)

-A scholar of crime/criminal justice who addresses race in their research or pedagogy (housed in the interdisciplinary Criminology and Criminal Justice Program)


We aim to hire a cohort of scholar-teachers that excel in academic and/or public scholarship and to facilitate mentorship and professional development towards a tenure-track position. We view mentorship as a multidimensional and reciprocal process. As such, the three postdoctoral fellows will be able to form a peer mentoring group, will have campus offices in the same building, and will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in home and other departments, such as Africana Studies and Gender and Women's Studies. The cluster hire's focus on diversity and justice relates directly to the goals of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the wider University. For more information, see: https://web.uri.edu/artsci/news/uri-to-hire-three-distinguished-multicultural-postdoctoral-fellows/


The University of Rhode Island is a Land & Sea-Grant University which sits on/occupies Narragansett land, part of Rhode Island's long, complicated history of intertwined settlers and Indigenous peoples. Rhode Island has a deep and rich history of critical freedom struggles borne of the state's involvement in enslaving African and Indigenous peoples, and subsequent multi-century civil rights movements. The state is home to vibrant communities of the African diaspora, with significant populations of people from Cabo Verde, Liberia, and the Caribbean, Latinx and Indigenous populations from the Caribbean and Central America, and Southeast Asian populations from Laos and Cambodia. As the state's flagship university, our students increasingly come from these diverse communities. The University will be the new home to the Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island's only Indigenous museum, expected to open in 2023.


We seek a scholar-teacher who is committed to the University of Rhode Island's mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The ideal candidate would be adept at engaging and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.


The postdoctoral fellow would be expected to teach courses in the sociology of race/ethnicity, advance their research agenda and contribute to department, college, and university service. The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The transition to a tenure-track faculty position will be based on continued interest on the part of the fellow as well as the potential of the fellow to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service needs and goals of the department as judged by the departmental faculty and Dean of the College. If the fellow does not transition to a tenure-track position, the University is committed to providing a second year of support in the postdoctoral fellowship position.





  1. Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD with PhD  in Sociology by September 1, 2022.
  2. Specialty in the sociology of race (broadly defined).
  3. Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching in the sociology of race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality. 
  4. Evidence of, or potential for research excellence, as shown by publications, works in progress and/or presentations.
  5. Demonstrated engagement with the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. Demonstrated potential in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. 
  7. Demonstrated alignment with the goals of the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication.
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication.
  10. Currently eligible to work in the U.S.




  1. Demonstrated experience teaching, advising, and/or working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  2. Successful engagement with the broader academic and non-academic community.
  3. Evident potential to develop an independently-funded research program
  4. Experience and ability to teach using inclusive, antiracist, and postcolonial/decolonial perspectives
  5. Focus on race/ethnicity, racialization, and/or racial inequality within the U.S. context



Apply at this link: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/8566


Required Documents: Please attach documents to your online application: 

●    Letter of application that describes your qualifications and interest in the position.

●    Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three references.

●    A brief teaching portfolio (e.g., 1 page teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of a course you would teach, and teaching evaluations, if available).

●    A 1-page statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students by embodying the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

●    A sample of your scholarly work of no more than 30 pages.



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