Georgia Tech Invites Applications for Assistant Professor in Transportation Planning/GIS

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 2014. We seek candidates who will contribute to the teaching of our core courses as well as expand course offerings in transportation planning and geographic information systems. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program leading to significant contribution to the advancement of the field and become an active participant in Georgia Tech’s National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, one of ten national Tier One University Transportation Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. A PhD in planning, or a related field is required, and candidates must show promise of significant scholarship.

Applicants should email the following materials to the search committee chair, Bill Drummond (scarp-transpgis@t-square.gatech.edu), scanned in order into a single PDF:
1. Cover letter
2. Statement of teaching philosophy
3. Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans
4. Names and addresses (including email) of three academic/professional references
5. Curriculum vitae

The School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include the current editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency, and the Atlanta Regional Commission; three former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. School research is augmented by the Center for Geographic Information Systems, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and the National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management. Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities.

Atlanta is an unparalleled planning laboratory illustrating both the best and the worst of late twentieth/early twenty-first century urban development. As one of America’s fastest growing metro areas, it “leads” in sprawl, traffic congestion, public service privatization, and long-term water supply concerns. At the same time, it is an increasingly diverse region with a growing international presence that has a rich history of pioneering social justice and pulling together for a common purpose.

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.