The UCLA Department of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in transportation. We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of cities and regions. We welcome applicants with varied research interests, though the candidate selected must be able to contribute substantially to our transportation policy and planning curriculum.
The Department of Urban Planning currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, 7 affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 visiting practice faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 4 active professors emeriti, 35 PhD students, 150 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies and transportation planning, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals.
Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public
Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers, including the Institute of Transportation Studies (which is a member of the University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation ), the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and the Luskin Center for Innovation, all of which support transportation research.
UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The Department of Urban Planning in particular is committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment; accordingly, a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be included in the application materials. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status (see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Pol icy for details).
All applicants should hold a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate exceptional promise for scholarship and teaching. While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The expected start date is 1July 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.ed u /apply /I PF01409 by Monday. N ovem ber 1 6th. 2015 to be guaranteed full consideration.