Associate or Full Professor of Transportation, Schools of Design and Engineering

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description: The School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design are seeking to make an appointment at the full or associate professor level in the area of a€œSocietal, Business, and Engineering Impacts of Advanced Transportation Technologies.a€ The appointment will be shared equally between Engineering and City Planning. The successful candidate will also serve as as the UPS Foundation Professor in Transportation, a 5-year renewable chair. Candidates should be recognized as thought leaders in a transportation field investigating the movement of people or goods across ground, air, or water. The candidate should have a well-established research portfolio on multiple aspects of mobility in economics, city and regional planning, engineering, robotics autonomy, or safety. Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, tenure at a major research university, collaborative work with industry and transportation administration, and a robust record of externally funded research. International as well as domestic knowledge and experience is desirable. Importantly, the successful candidate will work to strengthen academic and research ties between the Schools of Design and Engineering and take a visible leadership role in transportation-related research across the University. Candidates should demonstrate past experience and a strong interest in collaborating across disciplines and contributing to cross-disciplinary research endeavors. Administrative and teaching responsibilities will be split evenly between the two schools with an emphasis on cross-listed courses and cross-disciplinary research engagements. A PhD in City and Regional Planning, Systems/Electrical/Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or allied fields is required. 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 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 Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City. In 2010, its researchers secured $1 billion in external support centered in schools, centers and institutes. The University currently houses three Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers at the Schools of Engineering and Design. These centers are focused on Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET), Frontiers of Mobility of People and Goods (Mobility21), and Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2). These Centers facilitate active collaborative efforts with researchers from Economics, Law, Public Health, and Medicine on topics spanning active safety, integrated multi-modal transportation, access for public health, robotics and driverless systems, planning and policy of shared/electrified/autonomous/sustainable transportation networks and services for smart cities. Transportation faculty at Penn work closely with industry, and city, state and federal transportation administrations on research, development and deployment. 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. School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) spans six departments Electrical & Systems Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Molecular Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering. The School houses several centers on robotics and automation, Cyber-Physical Systems, Nanotechnology, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning. SEAS and the School of Design have extensive collaborations on the design of safe and efficient autonomous transportation across the themes of Safety & Mobility in Smart Cities, Infrastructure & Planning for Safe Smart Cities and Improving Metropolitan Accessibility. The Search Committee will begin screening new applications from December 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 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. Applications can be addressed to: Chair of Search Committee, Associate Professor Rahul Mangharam Questions should be directed to: Kate Daniel, Department Coordinator for City & Regional Planning katf@design.upenn.edu | 215.898.8124

Special Instructions to Applicants: A PhD in City and Regional Planning, Systems/Electrical/Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or allied fields is required. The Search Committee will begin screening new applications from December 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. 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. Applications can be addressed to: Chair of Search Committee, Associate Professor Rahul Mangharam Questions should be directed to: Kate Daniel, Department Coordinator for City & Regional Planning katf@design.upenn.edu | 215.898.8124

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