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Assistant Professor, Quantitative Methods in Urban Planning

University of Pennsylvania

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Assistant Professor, Quantitative Methods in Urban Planning

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 04, 2023

The Department of City & Regional Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Methods in Urban Planning. This position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level with responsibilities for teaching, research, and service.

We seek applicants who are scholars and educators focused on the use and application of practical, innovative, quantitative methods in urban planning, in at least one of the three areas in urban planning practice: Transportation and Infrastructure; Sustainability, Environment, and Climate Change; and/or Public Health and Safety.

The successful candidate will:
  • Have a proven track record of scholarly research that employs innovative, applied, and practical quantitative methods in their urban planning specialty area;
  • Have the ability to teach existing and new courses in applied quantitative methods, with a focus on courses including applied introductory statistics, R programming and data science, and data visualization; and
  • Demonstrate leadership experience or potential, including the ability to collaborate and make connections across departments/programs/schools/centers.

The Weitzman School of Design includes City & Regional Planning, Architecture, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture. The Department of City and Regional Planning offers a two-year Master of City Planning degree as well as a PhD. We welcome the new faculty member to participate in the various research centers located at the School and University.

Minimum Qualification: PhD in Urban Planning (preferred), or a related field, by the start of their employment.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit:
1. a comprehensive statement of interest (no more than 3-4 single spaced pages) that describes their interest in the position; relevant experience; agenda for research, scholarship, and teaching; and their commitment and contributions to justice and belonging;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. two recent publications or writing samples;
4. names and contact information for three references who will be contacted at a later date.

Applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on July 1, 2024, or a mutually agreed date thereafter.

Applications should be addressed to Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation and Professor, City & Regional Planning; Chair, Search Committee for Quantitative Methods. Questions should be directed to Kate Daniel, Department Coordinator, City & Regional Planning, at:

To apply, visit

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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