The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
Assistant Professor, International Planning with Expertise in China
The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at
Portland State University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in China
beginning Fall 2011. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or be in the final stages of their degree)
in economics, geography, public policy, public health, urban and regional planning, urban studies, or a
related discipline. While we are open to considering a range of substantive areas of expertise, the areas
of community development, environmental management, urban design, and urban health are
This position was created to strengthen the School's capacity in comparative international urban studies
and planning scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the
undergraduate and graduate programs of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
(www.pdx.edu/usp), participate in ongoing and emerging interdisciplinary research opportunities on
campus, and further develop existing student, faculty and professional exchanges with research and
planning organizations in China. (See PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization initiative at
www.china.cupa.pdx.edu for more information.) PSU faculty members are expected to develop a strong
record of scholarship and civic engagement, pursue externally-funded research, and participate in
university, departmental and community service.
The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning offers 4 degree programs: 1) an undergraduate major
in Community Development (one of the only such programs in the United States) 2) a professional
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 3) a Master of Urban Studies, and 4) a PhD in Urban Studies.
Additionally, the school awards professionally-oriented graduate certificates in Urban Design, Real
Estate Development, and Transportation. In the Fall 2011, the Toulan School will offer a Master of Real
Estate Development in collaboration with the PSU School of Business. Research units in the Toulan
School include the Center for Urban Studies and the Center for Transportation Studies, as well as the
closely affiliated Population Research Center and Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies.
The College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) is one of seven major academic units at PSU and is
comprised of three units: the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, the School of Community
Health and the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. In total, the College of Urban and Public Affairs
has more than 70 full-time faculty members. Collaborative efforts across schools are encouraged.
Portland State University's motto-"Let knowledge serve the city"-guides its mission of engagement and
leadership in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
PSU is located in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. The City of Portland is a nationally recognized
center for innovation in land use and transportation planning, community governance, and sustainability.
The starting annual salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
excellent benefits package includes fully paid healthcare; employer-paid retirement contributions; and
significantly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependents at any of the Oregon University
Applicants should submit a letter of application containing a brief background statement outlining
research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr.Vivek Shandas,
Search Committee Chair, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751. Review of
applications will begin December 15th, and continue until finalists are identified. This is a nine-month
appointment; the anticipated start date is September 16, 2011. For further information, please email Dr.
Shandas at email@example.com.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes
applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.
附：正式申请和相关询问均请以英文直接回信给 Dr. Shandas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
如有需要，也可写信给建筑学院 95 级校友杨一帆（中国城市规划设计研究院，PSU 访问