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Assistant Professor- Technology, Cities and Planning-City & Regional Planning

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor- Technology, Cities and Planning-City & Regional Planning

Position overview
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position:chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/ The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1st, 2024

Application Window
Open date: August 30, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a scholar whose primary research emphasis is on the use of emerging technologies in city planning or planning research, or the impacts of emerging technologies upon cities. Ideal candidates will apply methodological approaches described below to analyze rapidly evolving technologies within different domains such as climate change, housing, transportation, energy, land use, governance, environmental sustainability, economic development, or urban design. We are particularly interested in scholars using innovative quantitative methods based on data science, along with rapidly growing analytical areas such as artificial intelligence (including machine learning and deep learning). Anticipated start date is July 1st, 2024.

Desired methodological approaches include geospatial data acquisition, spatial analysis, data structures and management, model building, network analysis, geo-statistics, multivariate modeling, artificial intelligence, programming, design simulation, and cartographic visualization. We are also interested in candidates who integrate these methods in participatory planning or design processes; scholars who work on digital democracy approaches to urban planning and governance; and scholars whose work engages with rapidly changing technologies in order to anticipate and mitigate negative impacts such as inequality and social exclusion, algorithmic bias and racism, and cybersecurity risks.

Successful applicants will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on urban data science and visualization, in addition to one or more core courses in the master's degree program or possible courses on other topics related to their research.

DCRP is historically committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) in its hiring, admissions, and curriculum. We encourage applications from those whose teaching, research, and/or service address DEIBJ issues.

The Department has 16 faculty members, is highly ranked nationally and is particularly well known for its MCP and PhD graduates. For more information about DCRP see

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application

Preferred qualifications
A professional degree in planning, social sciences, engineering, law, public health, or other relevant fields.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Teaching and Service - A single statement summarizing your teaching and service experience;
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Academic Publications - Up to three academic publications (which may be journal articles, book chapters, books, or similar)
    The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.
  • Additional Space: Academic Publications - In case files need to be split.
    The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.
  • Additional Space: Academic Publications - In case files need to be split.
    The file must be 50MB or smaller in size.
  • Syllabus (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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