Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tenure-Track Positions in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion

We are looking for a few good persons...

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is seeking to expand its program. Up to 3 tenure track faculty positions will be added in the coming academic year. The positions are open to junior as well as senior academics. The appointments may start as early as October 1, 2011. Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary scholarship and teaching record in his/her field compatible with their current rank. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in urban planning or in a related field. Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate-level planning courses, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conduct cutting-edge research, and participate in faculty and Technion activities. Rank will be determined in accordance with the candidate's record. Teaching may be conducted in English.

We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in candidates specializing in:

- Environmental policy and planning

- Social aspect of planning and housing

- Spatial statistics, quantitative and GIS methods (spatio-temporal problems and data-driven analyses of spatial planning decision-making)

- Planning in developing countries.

About the Technion and Program

The Technion is the leading university of science and engineering education in Israel. The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning was founded in 1969. This is the only program in Israel that has been accredited by the Council for Higher Education to grant M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in urban and regional planning. The program gained international recognition by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). At present there are 136 graduate students studying for the M.Sc. degree in the program and 27 students for Ph.D. degree.

The university is located on Mount Carmel in Haifa, a pleasant city in the Northern part of Israel with extensive high-tech industry and breathtaking views. The city offers excellent housing and quality of life as well as ample research opportunities.

For more information about graduate studies at the Technion, please see the web site at: http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/eng/


Applicants should submit the following materials in both electronic and hard copy:

1. Letter of interest describing research, and teaching accomplishments and future interests.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Names and contact information of three references.

Review process will start as early as February 15, 2011 and will continue until the possessions are filled.

Application should submit to Prof. Amnon Frenkel, Program Chair amnonf@tx.technion.ac.il

Graduate Program for Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Haifa, Israel 32000

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