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Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS-UIS)
Ref no:
Fac 02/21
Field of study
April 30, 2021
Contact Info:
Tel no. (66-2) 524-6074
Fax no. (66-2) 524-6071
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.

Faculty Position in Urban Innovation and Sustainability (UIS)
Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS)
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology


Applications are invited from dynamic individuals for a direct-hire full-time faculty position at an Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Urban Innovation and Sustainability (UIS) in the Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, depending on qualification and experience.
Location: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

The Institute:

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), founded in 1959, is an autonomous, non-profit, international, postgraduate educational institution. The Institute offers degree and non-degree programs in three Schools. AIT promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world. It offers Master and Doctoral degrees, diploma and certificate programs in engineering, science, planning and management, and serves over 1,607 students from various countries across Asia and beyond. Teaching faculty, researchers and students from more than 45 countries form a unique international community on the Institute’s beautifully-landscaped residential campus, situated 42 km north of Bangkok.

UIS Academic Program:

This UIS program aims to enhance the capacity of professionals in coping with growing and complex urban needs, challenges and opportunities. Innovation refers to development of new technologies such that they denote physical objects (e.g. products, services) and knowledge systems (e.g. methods, systems), and sustainability transition aims to meet socio-ecological system needs in ways that promote healthy ecosystems, human well-being, and viable economies. The program covers systems approach of multi-scale and cross-sector, and multi-agent connectivity and decision making. It also applies different methods of enhancing capacity, for emerging themes, e.g., ageing society, circular economy, smart buildings, responsible tourism and consumption, healthy and inclusive cities, etc.


  • Independently teach a minimum of 3 to 4 postgraduate courses per year
  • Collaborate on curriculum development and program administration with faculty colleagues, including development of new relevant course(s) and research programs as necessary
  • Supervise Master and Doctoral student’s thesis/dissertation research
  • Conduct own research and publish research results in academic outlets.
  • Participate in and collaborate on outreach activities that advance gender-responsiveness in development. Assist in the conduct of training/workshop and other capacity building activities conducted by AIT and/or partners
  • Participate in promoting the Program, School and AIT to recruit students.
  • Perform professional and academic and administrative duties assigned by the School/Institute                                                                                


  • Ph.D., with a specialization in Urban Planning/Design and/or Architecture
  • Development of urban planning/design and innovative architecture - such as smart buildings, urban land use planning and control, urban landscaping
  • Developing and integrating some cross-cutting themes/areas in relation to urban development and/or management - including tourism, governance, financing and cost recovery, and competitiveness
  • Addressing and incorporating regional and global environmental issues where urban regions are considered as growing demands – including disaster and climate change, urban-rural linkage, special economic zone or corridor development, strategic (regional/sectoral) management.
  • Ability to publish in international refereed journals, excellent communication skills and experience in obtaining research grants in international competition are highly desirable.
  • Relevant experience and competence in teaching and student supervision at graduate level with excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • An interdisciplinary approach and ability to work collaboratively with program and university colleagues in an international setting. 


The appointment may be at the rank of an Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. The salary offered to the successful candidate is regionally competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include provident fund, air travel for self and direct dependents, settlement grant, education subsidy for dependent children, and medical benefits according to the provisions in the Institute’s policy and procedure. It is also possible to earn an additional income by carrying out consultancy services as provisioned in the Institute’s policy and procedure.

The application deadline is on the 30th April 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected to join the Institute in August 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Please send in a letter of application including (1) curriculum vitae, (2) copies of at least five selected publications, (3) one-page professional statement describing goals and aspirations and (4) names and addresses of three referees to the following address:

The Dean
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66-2524-6074
Fax: +66-2524-6071