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City of Coeur d'Alene Idaho, Planner, Application Deadline 06/19/2015

Reference: JOB36945
Application deadline: 4 weeks 5 days 15 hours 9 minutes

Filing Deadline:  June 19, 2015
City of Coeur d'Alene
Equal Employment Opportunity
Planner

Description:  Performs technical planning work involving the research, review, analysis and coordination of rezone, annexation, subdivision and related development requests. This employee conducts field inspections, meets with the public with regard to development plans, monitors community compliance with established planning, zoning and development ordinances and presents findings and recommendations to staff, city planning commission, city council, and the public. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level planner or the Planning Director.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a public office-building environment, with regular field inspections of construction sites.

Wages and Benefits:  Starting wage is $20.40 per hour, eligible for a five percent increase after 12-months of service with standard or above evaluations.  An excellent benefit package is available and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) is required. 

Acceptable Experience and Training:  Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, or a related field and one (1) year experience in planning or a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Planning and zoning and related principles, methodologies, processes, and practices;
  • City master plan and development documents, philosophy, processes, and goals;
  • City codes regulating development review and design standards, including public review and hearing processes;
  • Urban planning research methodology, including field inspections, computer and electronic searches, archive and file searches, personal interviews, and related research methods;
  • Principles and practices of development design and engineering, including architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, site design and development, traffic engineering and impacts, and land use compatibility;
  • Computer software and applications related to land use and planning and development procedures.


Ability to:

  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Read and interpret city master plans, regulatory codes, technical and operational documents, reports, research material and information, blueprints, site plans, plats and maps;
  • Analyze applications and apply relevant regulatory ordinances and codes;
  • Prepare and present oral, written, and graphic reports, documents, brochures and pamphlets, maps, and related planning and development documentation;
  • Operate standard office equipment including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Attend meetings scheduled in the evenings;
  • Communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, customers, citizen groups, and other employees.


Examples of Work 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meets with public to discuss planning/zoning/development issues;
  • Performs technical planning functions including research, review, analysis, presentation, and coordination of rezone, annexation, development, use permit, variance, and related applications;
  • Reviews applications for compliance with city master plan, development, and design codes;
  • Defines public concerns, presents them to management and provides follow-up;
  • Reviews commercial and residential building permits to ensure code compliance;
  • Cooperates with builders/developers to ensure code compliance;
  • Reviews home occupation license requests and other permits for code compliance and assists to insure compliance and/or denial;
  • Conducts field inspections of completed commercial construction for code compliance;
  • Issues signature approval for final certificates of occupancy and initiate sanctions for non-compliance;
  • Participates in project review meetings with various city departments and developers to identify problem areas related to zoning and negotiates options for compliance;
  • Prepares and updates various databases, land use and planning maps;
  • Operates a computer to generate computerized maps for public and other governmental agencies;
  • Conducts feasibility studies and prepares a variety of reports related to project progress;
  • Assists in the coordination of projects with other departments or governmental agencies;
  • Reviews and updates ordinances affecting planning, zoning, development and other related areas.                                 


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts research on historical land use, citizen issues, policies and concepts; presents findings to interested parties;
  • Prepares written reports in response to public requests for zoning applications and various ordinance changes;
  • Drafts proposals for zoning ordinance amendments or policy governing local planning, zoning, and development;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone, and communicate with others;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents, maps, and materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and computer systems and to make adjustments to equipment;
  • Sufficient body flexibility and personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and perform field inspections as required.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants meeting the qualification requirements are invited to submit a completed City of Coeur d'Alene Employment Application and Resume to the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 710 Mullan, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.  Application deadline is Friday, June 19, 2015 at 5:00p.m.  Applications will be screened, and those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will be invited for further testing. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the recruitment process due to a disability, please provide a written request and submit with your City of Coeur d'Alene application.

THE CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, OR DISABILITY.

University of Oregon, Visiting Faculty Position in Deptartment of Planning, Public Policy & Management, Deadline 08/04/2015

Reference: JOB36944
Application deadline: 12 weeks 15 hours 9 minutes

Position Announcement
Posting # 15176 University of Oregon
This posting expires August 4, 2015.

Visiting Faculty Position, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at University of Oregon invites applicants for a full‐time, one academic year, non‐renewable Visiting Faculty position to participate in teaching, curriculum development, and research in the program of Community and Regional Planning. The visiting faculty is expected to teach six courses including Introduction to Planning, Research Methods, and electives based on interests (e.g., Sustainable Transportation, Land Use/Land Development, Housing, Natural Resources Policy, etc). He or she is also expected to provide general advising help for students’ professional projects.

The appointment is expected to commence in September 2015. The minimum qualification is Ph.D. (ABD candidates eligible) in Planning or related field. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to taking an active role in service to the department. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and applications from minority candidates are encouraged. For more information on the nature of the teaching or other assignments for the position, please contact Yizhao Yang, Interim Program Director of Community and Regional Planning, at yizhao@uoregon.edu 541.346.0833.

TO APPLY: Submit the following by email in one combined pdf: 1) cover letter describing teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references.  Please email your pdf application to pppm@uoregon.edu and address it to:  CRP Visiting Instructor Search Committee. Review of applications will commence two weeks from posting date (approx. June 4, 2015). The search will remain open until the position is filled.  This position is subject to criminal background check.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution 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. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired

About the Department and University of Oregon:
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, in the beautiful Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines. 

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is concerned with the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address some of the most important problems facing society today. With the unique policy and planning environment of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, PPPM builds off this region’s international reputation for livability, pioneering planning, and innovative policy as we explore how to make the world a better place. PPPM is one of the units of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education in architecture, art, arts administration, digital arts, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and product design.

As one of the three programs within the department, the CRP program is a professionally accredited master's program that has awarded degrees in planning since 1968. The progressive planning and environmental programs of the State of Oregon and the applied, problem-solving orientation of the CRP program attract an increasing number of students from the U.S. and the Pacific Basin. The two-year degree program enrolls approximately 25-30 students each year.

Temple University, Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor, Deadline 06/1/2015

Reference: JOB36943
Application deadline: 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours 9 minutes

Temple University
School of Environmental Design
Department of Community and Regional Planning
Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor, 2015-16 Academic Year

Temple University’s Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the School of Environmental Design invites applications for a visiting assistant or associate professor position for the 2015-16 academic year.  We are specifically seeking applicants with expertise in transportation planning and a research focus on travel demand management (TDM).

Responsibilities will be evenly split between teaching and research.  The teaching will involve two transportation courses each semester in support of a graduate concentration and certificate in Transportation Planning.  The research will involve working with the Center for Sustainable Communities in support of various contracts with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation focused on travel demand management including bus rapid transit, non-motorized transportation planning and hard shoulder design to improve travel efficiency. 

Located on Temple’s Ambler campus, northwest of Philadelphia, our department offers both a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning (http://www.temple.edu/ambler/crp).   Courses are offered on multiple campuses.  The faculty is distinguished by rich professional experience, which enables us to offer an educational program steeped in the craft of planning.  CRP faculty collaborates with Temple’s Center for Sustainable Communities which has generated over $10 million in externally-funded planning studies focused on public policy and infrastructure since its founding in 2001. 

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. Our Department sees diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy communities and a just society.   Women, persons with disabilities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

The preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in planning, engineering, social science or a closely related field.   A complete application package includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding research and teaching interests and contact information for three references.  The review of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Deborah Howe, Department Chair, at 267-468-8301 or dhowe@temple.edu.

Drexel University, Assistant/Associate Research Professor, Deadline 06/30/2015

Reference: JOB36942
Application deadline: 6 weeks 6 days 18 hours 9 minutes

Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools, Drexel’s strength in co-operative education, experiential learning, and translational research provides its students and faculty with excellent opportunities for career success. Known for innovation and dramatic growth, Drexel has earned top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, appearing among its Top 100 National Universities for the past seven years and on its Best Colleges list for the past 11 years.

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Research Professor

Job Overview: The Center for Spatial Analytics and Geocomputation at Drexel University is seeking outstanding candidates for openings as Assistant/Associate Research Professor.

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is highly interdisciplinary, focusing on basic and applied research spanning information technologies, intelligent systems, visualization, simulation and data analytics. We are seeking candidates with research, development and/or programmatic experience in spatial analytics, geocomputation, remote sensing, spatial decision support systems, open-source geocomputation, high performance and cloud computing.

Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Remote Sensing, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or related engineering disciplines. Applicants with experience in implementing solutions to support planning and substantive geographic issues are of particular interest. Salaries are competitive and based on the applicant's level of experience. Modest travel is required, including program review meetings and sponsor review meetings. Note: U.S. Citizenship is required for some positions based on the grant and certain positions may require a comprehensive security screening including a NACLC investigation.

Successful candidates will have some combination of the below skills:

  • Demonstrated success in working across academic disciplines with senior administrative staff at the school, college and university levels.
  • High performance computing and/or cloud computing.
  • Remote sensing (satellite, areal platform and UAVs).
  • Real-time data collection and processing to support urban and regional planning and analysis.
  • Spatial and temporal statistics.
  • Open source geocomputation and spatial decision support system development.
  • Educational or work background in geographic information science, computing science, and/or information science, statistics, physics and engineering.
  • Comfortable working independently and with research teams while developing code in a timely manner; organized, attention to details, team-oriented, self-motivated, result-oriented and highly committed with strong communication skills.
  • Proven record of external grant and research success.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement and test spatial information systems,
  • Write software, documentation and technical papers to meet sponsor requirements and deliverables,
  • Assist with federal and contract-based research; grant research and grant writing.

 

Supplementary Posting Information:

This position is supported fully or partially by external funding and continuation of the position is contingent on receipt of those external funds.

The College of Computing and Informatics’ (CCI) view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical. The College continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment. CCI has numerous basic and applied research projects. Sponsors include National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services and a variety of other organizations, including: Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA), National Security Agency (NSA), Telcordia Technologies, MIT Lincoln Labs, Office of Naval Research (ONR) , Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Naval Research Lab (NRL), US Army---CERDEC, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 9 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: https://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79687 or visit https://www.drexeljobs.com and search for Assistant/Associate Research Professor. The requisition number is 6735.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit https://www.drexel.edu/

University of Colorado Denver, Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, FT Executive Director/Research Asst. Prof., 05/15/2015

Reference: JOB36941
Application deadline: 2 days 16 hours 9 minutes

The Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CCSU) at the University of Colorado Denver is looking for a full-time Executive Director to start September 1, 2015. The Director will be given the title of Research Assistant Professor. The CCSU just received a major gift from the Gates Family Foundation to support this position. 

The job ad can be found at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/97520. The deadline for full consideration is May 15, 2015. This nine-month position pays $80,000/year with full university benefits and the ability to earn additional salary in the summer months. 

The Department of Planning and Design is taking the lead on relaunching the CCSU as a hub for creative problem solving to help cities and towns become more vibrant, livable, sustainable, and equitable places. The CCSU will reinforce the department’s primary objectives to help create healthy communities, revitalized cities and towns, and resilient regions.

The CCSU will focus its work primarily on the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, but will be a resource for innovative sustainability strategies that can be shared with the larger community of practitioners in cities and regions across the globe. Our location in the heart of the Mile High City, just blocks from the seats of local, regional and state governments and from some of the country's largest organizations and corporations, will help the CCSU achieve its critical mission.

Posting Title:  Director of the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism
Campus:  Denver
Postition Type:  Research Faculty, Full Time
Posting Date: 04/07/2015
Background Check Required:  Yes

Job Summary:
The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online.  We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution.  With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. 

The College of Architecture and Planning is recruiting for a REsearch Faculty member to lead the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism.  For more information on the Center, please visit http://murp.cudenvercap.org/who-we-are/ccsu/

Posting Description:
The Director of the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, a Research Assistant Professor position at the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning, will work full time under a 9-month contract to manage the Center.  The Director will be expected to provide strategic vision while also overseeing administration and operations.
Core responsibilities will include: Drafting a strategic plan that defines core principles and programmatic areas; helping to recruit board members and Fellows; developing a business plan and funding strategy; applying for competitive research funding through grants and philanthropic organizations; fundraising for major gifts through individuals and institutions in conjunction with the CU Foundation and the Board; developing a network of potential clients for fee-for-service work; convening 1-2 yearly workshops or professional meetings related to urban sustainability; overseeing the development and operations of a program of short courses providing Continuing Maintenance credits for certified planners (AICP); coordinating with CAP staff on the hiring and personnel management of researchers, students, and affiliates; coordinating with CAP staff on billing for services; working with the faculty directors to build and manitain a network of faculty researchers to participate on projects; coordinating with the other CAP center directors on common programmatic areas; overseeing communications, including a website, newsletter, social media and emails.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting RF02327

Candidate review will begin on May 15, 2015, please submit your application materials by this date for full consideration.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.  To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff.  The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.  We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.  The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses realted to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Please check the link above for more information on the job description, qualifications, and special instructions.


 

 

 

NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress, Professor of the Practice of Urban Informatics, 05/31/2015

Reference: JOB36939
Application deadline: 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours 9 minutes

Professor of the Practice of Urban Informatics
Center for Urban Science + Progress
New York University

The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) invites applications for a full-time non-tenured Professor of Practice position. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of the Practice or Instructor depending on qualifications of the candidate. We seek a talented professional and/or recent PhD recipient who can blend practical and theoretical background to help guide as well as teach courses related to urban informatics, urban data analytics, and applied data science in the urban context. The candidate will be expected to develop new courses and support curriculum coordination and student advisement.

The successful candidate will possess advanced academic credentials with an earned doctorate preferred, a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional/research experience related to cities in the private or public sectors, and will have a background and applied experience in urban informatics, big data analytics, data science, computer science, or a related discipline. Candidates from the quantitative or computational social sciences focused on urban issues are also encouraged to apply. Desirable teaching qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, excellent verbal and communication skills, interest in a highly collaborative faculty environment, and experience in curriculum planning and development. Experience managing and leading analytics and data-driven projects either in or with city agencies, in any urban domain, is strongly preferred.

Typical responsibilities of the positions will include:

  • Teaching:  Courses in informatics/computer science/data science (or in a related urban field depending on the candidate’s background), including introductory, broadly-accessible courses, as well as courses that involve team-based learning and project-oriented design.
  • Curriculum development: Engaging faculty within CUSP on curricular needs, including the design of introductory course sequences, tracks and concentrations, and defining learning outcomes.
  • Educational innovation:  Exploring the role of new technology in driving pedagogy, opportunities for education-related grant proposals, and involvement across NYU with developing best practices in teaching.
  • Graduate student advising and mentoring.
  • Additionally, opportunities exist for qualified candidates to serve as MS Program Coordinator or MS Urban Science Intensive Project Coordinators. This administrative responsibility would be compensated through reduced teaching load.


Appointments are for twelve (12) months and are renewable annually based on performance. Initial contracts can extend to up to three (3) years.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative publication, and names and contact information for at least three references. Interested candidates should email required documents to employment.cusp@nyu.edu.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 31st. ANTICIPATED START DATE IS FALL 2015 OR JANUARY 2016.  SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE 

About NYU 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.  

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

Reference: JOB36938
Application deadline: 11 weeks 2 days 15 hours 9 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.

NYU CUSP, Post-Doctoral Associate-Energy Informatics & Computational Urban Policy, Start reviewing 05/01/2015 until filled

Reference: JOB36937
Application deadline: 2 days 15 hours 9 minutes

NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Post-Doctoral Associate – Energy Informatics & Computational Urban Policy

The Building Informatics & Computational Urban Policy research group at the New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow in urban energy data analytics, sustainability, and environmental policy, working with Professor Constantine E. Kontokosta.

The CUSP Building Informatics & Computational Urban Policy program works extensively with city and federal governments, non-profit organizations, and large real estate firms to collect, process, analyze, and interpret large datasets of building attributes, real estate market and land use data, and energy and water use in order to advance urban sustainability and resilience policy goals. Professor Kontokosta has collected a substantial and diverse range of relevant data, covering tens of thousands of buildings across the U.S. and international cities, including real-time consumption data and a variety of correlative data (land use, real estate prices, 311 complaints, property tax information, etc.).

The successful candidate will work on a number of research projects relevant to city, state, and federal agencies as part of a diverse team of faculty, research scientists, graduate students, and industry partners. The projects are intended to be both impactful and advance the state of scientific understanding, and thus lead to publications in top scholarly journals. Research activities will include spatial analytics of urban resource consumption; machine learning approaches to urban energy optimization and demand forecasting; predictive modeling of building energy retrofit adoption and diffusion; modeling the behavioral, social, and economic dynamics of urban energy consumption and carbon emissions; and developing tenant energy performance models, among others.  Opportunities will be provided for teaching in the CUSP M.S. program and for gaining practical experience working alongside representatives of various New York City agencies. Post-doctoral associates are also encouraged to pursue their own research interests, develop new collaborations, and seek research funding in conjunction with Professor Kontokosta.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in computer science, data science, civil and environmental engineering, or a relevant computational social science field (ABD candidates will also be considered). Experience with data science, machine learning, applied regression techniques, and/or visualization is required. Experience and training in urban planning, building science, real estate markets, or energy efficiency are preferred. This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year, with very competitive salary and benefits. Desired start date is September 1st, 2015.

Applications will begin being reviewed on May 1st. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, examples of publications and/or research output, and the 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”.

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.

 

University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Architecture/Urban Affairs, Submission Deadline 05/31/2015

Reference: JOB36925
Application deadline: 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours 9 minutes

New College uniting School of Architecture with School of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
Search Code Id: SAUP03022015ADAA

A new college uniting School of Architecture with School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective Summer 2015.

Duties: The Associate Dean’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty development: tenure and promotion, faculty reviews, support for research and creative activities, faculty awards
  • Curriculum development and approval processes
  • Enrollment management
  • Information technologies and online education oversight
  • Public relations including branding and marketing oversight
  • Student affairs management
  • College representative on several councils and committees
  • Special projects

Qualifications:

  • A masters degree in one of the fields represented by the new college, as well as a PhD
  • A strong record of academic and creative accomplishments
  • A demonstrated understanding of the potential for synergy among the fields represented by the new college
  • Currently at the rank of tenured associate or full professor
  • Experience in academic administration, curriculum development, and a demonstrated understanding of trends in higher education

Application Process: Please submit a letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience, along with a curriculum vitae. Materials should be submitted electronically to the Search Committee at mossl@uta.edu. Interviews with finalists will take place beginning April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

Jackson State University, Urban & Regional Planning, Chair, Deadline 6/1/15

Reference: JOB36913
Application deadline: 4 days 15 hours 9 minutes

The College of Public Service at Jackson State University invites applications for the Chair of Urban and Regional Planning.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chair of Urban and Regional Planning will serve as the signing official on behalf of the College of Public Service on all faculty and student related research, curricular, training and human resources issues in accordance with the policies and procedures of Jackson State University.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Earned Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related planning degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
1. Three to five (3-5) years of demonstrated results-oriented leadership skill in an academic environment.

2. Commitment to equity, shared governance, transparency, and inclusivity.

3. Exemplary record of achievement in teaching and advising, scholarship, peer-reviewed publications and service.

4. Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity, multiculturalism, and global awareness and responsibility throughout the urban and regional planning curricula.

5. Rank of professor or associate professor experience in teaching graduate courses full-time at an accredited university.

6. Strong record of research, service, peer-reviewed publications and documented record of externally funded research.

7. Administrative experience relevant to the management of an academic program.

8. Familiarity/experience with Planning Accreditation Board and accreditation requirements.

9. Active and consistent research agenda.

10. Evidence of a collaborative and visionary leadership style.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

OPEN DATE: 11/05/2014

CLOSE DATE: open until filled

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:  https://jsums.peopleadmin.com

 

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

Reference: JOB36896
Application deadline: 22 weeks 2 days 18 hours 9 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