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Sustainability Planning and Urban Informatics-Open rank

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Sustainability Planning and Urban Informatics-Open rank
Requisition Number FTFR001036
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/16/2017

Open Rank Professor of Sustainability Planning and Urban Informatics

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications from leading scholars for an open rank position in relevant areas of sustainability planning and urban informatics to begin in Fall 2018.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership in one or more of the following areas: urban geography, comparative urban economics, urban development, resilience and policy, urban sociology and community studies, sustainable architecture and urban planning, landscape design and policy, health and urban sustainability, and cultural and visual design. We especially encourage candidates with skills in geographic information systems, spatial analysis and modeling, system dynamics, data mining, and/or machine learning. Cross-departmental appointments within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities or another college are possible.

The successful candidate will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs’ ( mission to inform theory and practice through integration of research, education and engagement that advance scientific knowledge and ethical conduct in the interest of current and future generations. The school houses eight Masters, five certificate and a PhD program.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A PhD or its equivalent is required.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs is home of a rapidly growing program in Urban Informatics. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, a teaching and research statement, along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Matthias Ruth, Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, at Review of applications will begin November 13 and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

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