The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our efforts to improve the quality of life in and resilience of the world’s urban regions through planning, design, and policymaking. We invite applications from individuals engaged in innovative research, teaching and practice, who can contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:
As a multi-disciplinary department with students from around the world, we welcome candidates from fields such as planning, economics, sociology, law, and ecology; we also encourage applicants with international expertise, including those with knowledge of the Global South.
Initial appointments are expected to be made at pre-tenure ranks, although in exceptional cases we will consider more senior tenured candidates. Successful applicants will be expected to engage with students from the department’s undergraduate, professional masters (MCP), and doctoral programs.
Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in planning or a related field; a track record of excellence in scholarship and teaching; and a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems. In rare cases, a record of outstanding practice will be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree or teaching/scholarship; MIT offers a parallel track for associate professor of the practice, which may be more appropriate for practitioner-scholar.
Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25072.
A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled.
DUSP continues to develop its diverse community of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.