Professor in Planning

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management consists of a dynamic group of academics, researchers and students, with a focus in the disciplines of Geography, Environmental Management, Planning and Development. The School has a strong international research profile with active, productive Research Centres. The School offers a range of undergraduate programs including professionally accredited degrees and a suite of masters degrees by coursework, and postgraduate training in research via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

The role: The School seeks a high calibre strategic leader for its Planning Program, specifically to expand its capabilities in the area of environmental and /or sustainable planning.  The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the breadth and scope of the teaching program, grow postgraduate research activity, and increase the scale and focus of research. The position will actively engage with external organisations to enhance the profile of the University in planning and play a senior leadership role in the School.

The person: The ideal applicant will possess a PhD in planning and will have expertise and experience in a field consistent with the School's focus on the biophysical environment, human activity, and decision making for sustainability. The appointment will be made in the general area of environmental planning, and could encompass a range of interests including urban systems, environmental conservation, or sustainable development. Spheres of interest will ideally extend beyond Australia, with interests in Asia and the Pacific highly regarded.

The successful candidate will be a world class researcher and high-quality educator, with excellent inter-personal skills and the vision and desire to lead a quality planning program to become outstanding.

Remuneration: The remuneration package for Academic Level E will be AUD$151,735 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package AUD$177,530 p.a.). This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E.

Contact: To discuss this role please contact Professor James Shulmeister on +61 7 3346 7010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applications close: 27 July 2012

Reference No: 493394

UQ is an equal opportunity employer.