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Affordable Housing and Urban Development

Recruitment Period

Open September 18th, 2013 through November 8th, 2013
If you apply to this recruitment by November 8th, 2013, you will have until January 12th, 2014 to complete your application.


The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a tenure-level faculty position in Affordable Housing and Urban Development. The position will be filled at the Professor or Associate Professor level with a start date of July 1, 2014.

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research interests that are highly relevant to affordable housing practice, planning, policy and development both in the US and globally, as well as the vision and drive to chart new intellectual territory. An established history of distinguished research in one or more of the following areas is required: affordable housing development and design, affordable housing policy, public finance and affordable housing, land use regulations and housing markets, housing for the urban poor, and housing and informal settlements in the Global South. We are particularly interested in housing scholars with a strong commitment to the connections between research and praxis who can offer critical perspectives on affordability, equity, and access in housing, and/or who have a record of professional leadership in the practices of affordable housing and an active voice in housing policy discourses. The successful candidate must also have a sustained record of externally-funded research and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

We seek a scholar of outstanding achievement and reputation whose work complements that of existing faculty in DCRP and across the campus. The candidate is expected to take a leadership role in DCRP’s housing concentration and broaden the reach of affordable housing and urban development in theoretical and applied research, policy analysis, and community partnerships. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Basic Qualifications: A Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning or related field, or equivalent education and experience with demonstrated record of innovative practice or policy impact.

Applicants should provide contact information only of 3-­‐5 persons whom we may request letters of reference from*. Candidates will be notified if referees are contacted.

Queries may be directed to Search Committee Chair at dcrpchair@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service). For more information, please consult http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/.

DCRP is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. For more information about DCRP, see: http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu

  • “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 (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html




3-5 references required (contact information only)