Assistant Professor of Urban Design - City & Regional Planning

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 position. 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. The successful candidate will: a€¢ be an emerging scholar or emerging leader in one or more of the following areas: urbanism; urban form and evolution; place-making; 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 degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other closely allied field is required. The Department seeks qualified applicants for this full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning July 1, 2018. Initial screenings will begin in October and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A PhD or appropriate terminal degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other closely allied field is required. Review of applications will begin in October and continue until position is filled; interviews are anticipated for January/February 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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