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NYU CUSP, Post-Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist - Quantified Community Research Facility, Open until position filled

Reference: JOB36938
Application deadline: 1 week 3 days 8 hours 35 minutes

NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Post-Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist – Quantified Community Research Facility

The New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position in the areas of Urban Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, or Environmental/Mobile Sensing as applied to urban environments. The successful candidate will work as part of the joint academic-industry research team of the CUSP “Quantified Community” research facility, led by Professor Constantine E. Kontokosta.

The Quantified Community is a fully instrumented urban neighborhood that uses an integrated, expandable sensor network to support the measurement, integration, and analysis of neighborhood conditions. Through a diverse range of sensor and automation technologies, information on physical and environmental conditions can be processed in real-time to maximize operational efficiencies and improve quality of life for residents and visitors. Physical and environmental sensors are coupled with collected data on behavior and mobility patterns, activity levels, and physiology through voluntary participation by the neighborhood’s residents. The first deployment of the Quantified Community platform will be at the Related Companies’ Hudson Yards 28-acre, 15 million square-foot mixed-use, ground-up neighborhood development in New York City, regarded as the largest private development in the history of the United States.

Candidates with an earned or soon-to-be-earned doctoral degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or other relevant discipline will be considered, provided their research track record is in the broad areas of sensor networks, mobile sensing, cyber-physical systems, infrastructure and building monitoring, or related fields. Relevant experience also includes systems and network architecture, big data management, or modeling and simulation. 

The successful candidate should be able to supervise more junior researchers in all aspects of research, i.e. fundamental/ prototype development/ deployment. Experience working on field deployments and with a collaborative team of industry scientists and research faculty is preferred.

This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year, with a very competitive salary and benefits, depending on qualifications. Desired start date is September 1st, 2015, or earlier.

The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for three references in PDF format to employment.cusp@nyu.edu.

About CUSP

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world’s leading authority in the emerging field of “Urban Informatics.” CUSP and its partners are working together with New York City in pursuing R&D in a number of projects across many domains. Our work includes close collaboration with NYC agencies.  

EEO/AA Policy

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, at equal.opportunity@nyu.edu.

Univ. of Oregon, Dept. of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Adjunct Instructor or Research Assist., Open till 10/31/15

Reference: JOB36896
Application deadline: 12 weeks 3 days 11 hours 35 minutes

Applicant Pool Open                                                       
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                                        
Posting 141005

Adjunct Instructor: To teach classes in the community and regional planning, nonprofit management, or public administration graduate programs, and the undergraduate program. Our intent is to establish a local teaching pool for possible appointments in natural resource policy, sustainability, local government management, human resource management, management information systems, and other specialized areas of planning, public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management. We seek candidates with the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Master’s degree required/Ph.D. preferred; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Previous teaching experience in the course topics to be taught preferred. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply: email one Word or PDF document including cover letter describing your qualifications, your curriculum vitae, and course syllabi previously taught to pppm@uoregon.edu, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403

Adjunct Research Assistant to assist faculty with research projects. Adjunct research associate to work independently with faculty direction on research projects.

Master’s degree required; in exceptional circumstances, a BA/BS degree and evidence of substantial professional experience may substitute for degree. Ph.D. required for research associate rank. Hires from this pool may require criminal background check.

To apply, email one Word or PDF document including a cover letter describing your qualifications and your vita to pppm@uoregon.edu, addressed to:

Applicant Pool Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
University of Oregon
Eugene OR  97403

Terms of appointments: Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years.  In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. These appointments are contingent on funding. Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active through October 31, 2015. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted for an interview as appropriate openings occur.

The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution and is strongly committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Reference: JOB36832

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) is seeking to expand its program with a tenure-track faculty position. The position is open-rank – both junior and senior academics may apply. The appointment can start in October 1, 2015 or later. Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and teaching in his/her field (as compatible with his or her academic rank). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in economics, urban planning or in a related field with an academic background and focus on economics.

We are especially interested in candidates specializing in:
- Urban and regional economics
- Housing and real estate economics
- Spatial statistics, spatio-temporal and data-driven analyses of decision making in spatial planning

Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate-level economics courses for planners, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conduct cutting-edge research, and participate in Faculty (school) and university-wide activities. The rank will be determined in accordance with the candidate's record and accomplishments. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary and teaching may be conducted in English.

About the Technion and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
The Technion is the leading university of science and technology in Israel and is regarded among the top institutions of its kind worldwide. In the past decade, three of its faculty members won two Nobel prizes. The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (within the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning) was founded in 1969. It is the only planning program in Israel offering a Master’s and PhD planning degrees accredited by the Council for Higher Education. The Program was the first program to join the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) as a corresponding member, and the first non-European program to join the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). Currently there are 140 M.Sc students and 30 Ph.D. students at the program.

The Technion is located in Haifa in the green Mount Carmel area in the northern part of Israel with breathtaking views. The city offers excellent housing, education and other public services and high quality of life. The City is the locus home of much of Israel’s renowned high tech industry.

For more information about our graduate studies, please see the faculty web site at: http://architecture.technion.ac.il/en/
Applicants should submit the following materials in both electronic and hard copy:

1. Letter of interest describing the research areas, teaching experience and future interests.
2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
3. Names and contacts of three potential referees.

The review process will start on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positionis filled.
Applications should submit to Dr. Pnina Plaut Program Chair
arpnina@technion.ac.il
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000 Israel