Georgia Tech Seeks Applications for Assistant/ Associate Professor of Transportation Planning

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Assistant/Associate Professor: Transportation Planning

Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)

School of City and Regional Planning

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an expected start date of August 2013.  While the tenure home of the position will be in the School of City and Regional Planning, the successful candidate may be jointly appointed with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, if appropriate. 

We seek candidates who will contribute to the teaching of our core courses as well as expand course offerings in transportation planning.  Specific interest areas might include: transportation planning methods; urban modeling and simulation; decision and planning support systems; policy analysis; travel behavior and forecasting; transportation and land use interactions; non-motorized transportation; public transit; transportation economics; and transportation risk and security. 

Applicants must have a doctorate in City and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates must show promise of significant scholarship, and should be able to contribute to the University’s major strategic investment in transportation planning and engineering.  This may include focused contributions to existing joint degree programs; the newly designated National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management; the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development; the Center for Geographic Information Systems and/or other academic and research initiatives. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability or clear promise to develop a successful program of sponsored research.

The Search Committee will begin screening applications 16 November 2012 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials, scanned in order into one PDF, to:

1.  A letter of interest

2.  Curriculum Vitae including record of publications and grant-funded research.

3.  Statement of teaching philosophy

4.  Contact information for three referees.


Other communication may be addressed  to:

Subhro Guhathakurta, Chair

Transportation Planning Search Committee

Professor of City and Regional Planning

Director, Center for Geographic Information Systems

Georgia Institute of Technology

280 Ferst Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30332-0695 USA

Phone: +1.404.385.0900

A research-led and highly interdisciplinary community of scholars, the School of City and Regional Planning is a global leader in fostering sustainable, resilient and just communities. Faculty include the current editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research; the former chief planning officials of the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Regional Transportation Agency, and the Atlanta Regional Commission; three former presidents of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and six Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. They are responsible for an average of more $2 million per year of externally funded research, serve on eighteen editorial boards, and are widely sought after to frame and advise on local, state, federal, and international human settlements policy, research foundations, private developers, and learned societies. School research is augmented by the Center for Geographic Information Systems, the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and the National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management.  Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier research universities, consistently ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities and the Times Higher Education’s world top 10 technology universities.

Atlanta is an unparalleled planning laboratory illustrating both the best and the worst of late twentieth/early twenty-first century urban development.  As one of America’s fastest growing metro areas, it “leads” in sprawl, traffic congestion, public service privatization, and long-term water supply concerns. At the same time, it is an increasingly diverse region with a growing international presence that has a rich history of pioneering social justice and pulling together for a common purpose.

Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates.


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  • Created By:Kyle James
  • Created:10/03/2012
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016


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