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Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Design - City & Regional Planning

Post Date:

October 4, 2017


University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, PA


The School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, through our Department of City and Regional Planning, is seeking an emerging leader in urban design to advance our School’s highly regarded cross-disciplinary approach to urban design scholarship and teaching.  We encourage individuals with a commitment to leadership, scholarly research, and multidisciplinary practice, conducted in a lively intellectual environment, to apply for this tenure line position at the assistant or associate professor level. 

PennDesign is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

A successful candidate will possess a wide span of interest, visionary insight, and practical approaches in the field of urban design and will be sensitive to how it is evolving with regard to contemporary issues of social inclusion, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.

The Search Committee will begin to review applications on October 27 and schedule on-campus interviews in early December with the aim of achieving the appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning in July 2018.

A candidate will:

  • be an emerging scholar or emerging leader in one or more of the following areas: place-making with an emphasis on human-scale design; urbanism; urban form and evolution; the public realm; neighborhoods and districts; urban development policy and practice; sustainable design; urban ecology, and infrastructure planning and design.
  • possess international as well as domestic knowledge, interest, and experience.
  • have an understanding of or record of teaching lecture, seminar, and/or studio courses at the graduate level, with an interest in teaching urban design theory, methods and studios.
  • have an emerging record of publication and/or funded research and/or practice. Be skilled in, and committed, to working collaboratively with faculty and advanced graduate students from disciplines across the School and University.    

A PhD or appropriate terminal (professional master’s) degree in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other closely allied field is required.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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