Open Positions

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Lecturer in Transportation Planning Location

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a part-time lecturer in Transportation Planning. Initial appointment will be for two years with the potential for appointment extension. The appointment will begin in September 2019 or January 2020.

The Department seeks a dynamic, creative, experienced teacher with a record as a practicing professional in transportation planning. The position requires teaching two to three courses per year, participating in departmental committees, and serving as an academic and thesis advisor to students enrolled in the Master of City Planning program. The person hired will teach transportation planning skills and methods in workshop settings, and transportation/mobility subjects related to reflection on practice and theory (e.g. land use and transportation planning), through seminars and lectures.

Minimum Qualifications: A graduate (master) professional degree in urban planning, transportation, or related field is required; a PhD is desirable but not required. Minimum 3 years professional experience in transportation planning; prior teaching experience in professional development or at a graduate level; ability to teach in a cross disciplinary and dynamic setting that supports planners, designers and engineers.

Application Instructions: Applications should be sumbitted through the interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/61935

A complete application package includes: A cover letter summarizing expertise, professional approach to design, and courses the candidate is prepared to teach; a curriculum vita; examples of professional work and/or teaching (20 page max, not to exceed 10MB); and the names, affiiations, and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

For technical issues, please contact interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com .  Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu. Please do not send materials by email.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. EOE. 

Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning

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Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning with a focus on Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence. This is an academic-year appointment (September through May 31), the initial appointment will be for two years with the potential for appointment extensions.  

Description: Over the past decades the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT have developed a strong research and teaching agenda focused on understanding the role of information technologies, data, sensors and networks in the planning and development of urban environments. We have also developed new technologies and tools to model, envision and communicate information about the city. We have recently established a new joint undergraduate major in urban and computer science as well as New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) thread in Digital Cities of which this position would be central. We are searching for candidates who can build on and extend this agenda through teaching involving advanced information systems and analytics, communication and media, and/or simulation technologies related to urban planning and computer science.  

Full-time participation in educational activities during the academic terms (Fall, Independent Activities Period, and Spring including: Interacting with students and faculty by lecturing, leading recitations, problem sets, or staffing lab and office hours. Creating curricula content, such as lecture materials, problem sets, quizzes, videos, and other online materials. Also Carrying out administrative and advising responsibilities. Research opportunities might arise, such as co-supervision of undergraduate or masters projects. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in areas related to responsibilities (e.g. Urban Planning, Computer Science, Geography, Architecture). We are especially interested in candidates that can demonstrate familiarity with the connection between computer science and social sciences/urban planning. Also, a demonstrated interest in educational innovation. Candidates should have significant programming experience, be familiar with database systems, and be comfortable working with statistical packages. Candidates should also have considerable experience with geoprocessing technologies, web mapping, and visualization.

Application: Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/63840

A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., a statement of prior experience including a few paragraphs describing your work, and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least two references. A digital portfolio of work (not to exceed 20 pages) is recommended but not required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please do not send materials by email. For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. EOE. 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Urban History

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Description: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the History Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) have shared a faculty position in the area of urban history for more than a half century.  We jointly seek to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of United States urban history since 1800, effective July 1, 2020. Scholars with interdisciplinary or comparative expertise are welcome to apply. The faculty position is jointly funded by the two units, with DUSP designated as the home department for the purposes of promotion and tenure.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have received a Ph.D. (in history, urban planning, planning history, historical geography, American studies or a related field), or expect to do so by September 1, 2020.

Application Instructions: Application: Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/63889A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current research and teaching interests, a writing sample or sample publication, and three confidential letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please do not send material by email.  For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997-8807) or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

MIT is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national ethnic origin. DUSP and History continue to develop their diverse communities of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourage applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and/or members of under-represented groups.