The Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to strengthen its educational and research initiatives in Transportation Planning and Policy by making two full-time faculty appointments. The first is a senior appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor, and may be considered for one of Penn’s UPS Professorships. The second is junior faculty hire at the level of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidates will have expertise in multi-modal transportation planning and policy; transportation finance; transit operations; freight movement; and/or in the connections between transportation investments and urban development. International as well as domestic knowledge and experience is highly desirable. Each candidate will be expected to teach classes in two or more of the following areas: transportation economics and finance; urban transportation planning and policy; public and mass transit planning and operations; airport and freight transportation planning; urban economics; planning and/or quantitative methods. Experience in additional teaching areas is also desirable.
A candidate for the senior faculty position should be recognized as a thought leader in the transportation field as demonstrated by currently holding tenure at a major research university, a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and an ability to obtain grant-funded research in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines. Candidates for the junior faculty position should be well positioned for a career as a scholar and researcher as demonstrated by a completed dissertation, appropriate publications, and prior participation on funded (transportation) research projects.
A PhD in City and Regional Planning, Civil and Transportation Engineering, or allied fields is required for both positions.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups, women, Individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin to create a place that would offer practical as well as classical instruction in order to prepare students for real-world pursuits—a tradition that persists today. Of Penn’s 24,600 students, half are graduate students. Penn’s 2,550 full-time faculty are associated with 12 schools located on a compact, walkable 280 acre campus in Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City. In 2010, its researchers secured $1 billion in external support centered in schools, centers and institutes.
School of Design
The School of Design is composed of the Department of City and Regional Planning and four other departments and programs (Architecture, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture). The Department of City Planning offers two degrees, the Master of City Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in City Planning; and participates in dual degree and certificate programs with associated disciplines in the School and others, including The Wharton School, the Law School, Social Policy and Practice, and the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Search Committee will begin screening new applications in October 1, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates who applied for similar positions in 2010 and 2011 are encouraged to apply anew. To be considered, please submit:
1. A letter of intent;
2. A curriculum vitae that includes a list of recent publications and grant-funded research and;
3. The names and contact information of three referees.
Please send hardcopy materials to:
Transportation Search Committee
c/o Kate Daniel
Department of City and Regional Planning
127 Meyerson Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
OR, if you would like to submit your application electronically, attach it as .pdf fine to an e-mail addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For electronic submissions, please follow these directions:
1. Save your material in one PDF file labeled "2012 Transportation Position_[YOUR NAME]."
2. Put 2012 Transportation Position_[YOUR NAME] in the subject line of all e-mail correspondence
3. No consideration will be given to incorrectly labeled submissions.