University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy Tenure-track Faculty Position in Transportation and Technology
Position Description and Qualifications:
The University of Southern California’s Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis in the Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in urban planning at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
Applicants should hold an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field and demonstrate excellent research and teaching records appropriate to rank. We seek candidates whose specialization falls within transportation planning and technology with expertise in data collection, management, and analysis of data from diverse sources such as media, cloud, or IoT. Scholars who work at the leading edge of transportation in automated and connected vehicles, platform-based services and modes, mobility management, travel behavior, or urban freight from a planning or policy perspective will be especially competitive. Preference will be given to those who have research and teaching interests that support the Department’s cross-cutting theme of social justice.
The successful applicant can benefit from close affiliation with the highly regarded METRANS Transportation Center. METRANS conducts multidisciplinary research and has an international network of 62 scholars across 15 universities and research institutes. Affiliated scholars have opportunities for research collaborations across the network. Affiliated scholars collaborate with industry leaders, public decision makers, and community experts to craft innovative solutions to the day’s pressing transportation challenges.
Related degree programs offered by the Price School include an undergraduate major in Urban Studies and Planning, a master’s degree in Urban Planning, an Executive Master of Urban Planning, and a PhD degree in Urban Planning and Development. Our new colleague will contribute to teaching in our planning programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.
Applicants are encouraged from a broad range of disciplines (e.g., urban planning, public policy, civil engineering, geography, economics, architecture) with a demonstrated capacity to integrate methods and insights across disciplinary boundaries.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and Development; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and undergraduate degrees.
USC is one of the world’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $80 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Center for Economic Development, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), Center for Sustainable Cities, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Lusk Center for Real Estate, METRANS Transportation Center, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at email@example.com. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.