Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Design - City & Regional Planning

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description: The School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, through our Department of City and Regional Planning, is seeking an emerging leader in urban design to advance our Schoola€™s highly regarded cross-disciplinary approach to urban design scholarship and teaching. We encourage individuals with a commitment to leadership, scholarly research, and multidisciplinary practice, conducted in a lively intellectual environment, to apply for this tenure line position at the assistant or associate professor level. PennDesign is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. A successful candidate will possess a wide span of interest, visionary insight, and practical approaches in the field of urban design and will be sensitive to how it is evolving with regard to contemporary issues of social inclusion, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. The Search Committee will begin to review applications on October 27 and schedule on-campus interviews in early December with the aim of achieving the appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning in July 2018. A candidate will: a€¢ be an emerging scholar or emerging leader in one or more of the following areas: place-making with an emphasis on human-scale design; urbanism; urban form and evolution; the public realm; neighborhoods and districts; urban development policy and practice; sustainable design; urban ecology, and infrastructure planning and design. a€¢ possess international as well as domestic knowledge, interest, and experience. a€¢ have an understanding of or record of teaching lecture, seminar, and/or studio courses at the graduate level, with an interest in teaching urban design theory, methods and studios. a€¢ have an emerging record of publication and/or funded research and/or practice. Be skilled in, and committed, to working collaboratively with faculty and advanced graduate students from disciplines across the School and University. A PhD or appropriate terminal (professional mastera€™s) degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other closely allied field is required. This is a tenure-track appointment to the standing faculty, who are responsible for maintaining and extending their discipline through their teaching, scholarship, and participation in the governance of the Department and School. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are 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 pursuitsa€”a tradition that persists today. Of Penna€™s 24,600 students, half are graduate students. Penna€™s 2,550 full-time faculty are associated with 12 schools located on a compact, walkable 280-acre campus in West Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City. In 2010, Penn researchers secured $1 billion in external support for its research 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; oversees the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics and participates in dual-degree and certificate programs with associated disciplines in the School and others, including the Wharton School, the Law School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Social Policy and Practice, and the School of Arts and Sciences. The School of Design supports several centers of excellence including Penn Praxis whose mission is to pursue projects that enhance the built and natural environment locally, nationally, and globally and within the school by extending public interest design practice, by our faculty and students.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A PhD or appropriate terminal (professional mastera€™s) degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other closely allied field is required. The Search Committee will begin to review applications on October 27 and schedule on-campus interviews in early December with the aim of achieving the appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning in July 2018. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a list of recent publications and externally funded research, a description of teaching and research agenda, and the contact information for three references a€“ letters will be requested at a later date.

Affirmative Action Statement: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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