ESE Open Faculty Positions

Rob Ghrist

University of Pennsylvania, Schools of Design and Engineering Associate or Full Professor of Transportation

The School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design are seeking to make an appointment at the full or associate professor level in the area of “Societal, Business, and Engineering Impacts of Advanced Transportation Technologies.” The appointment will be shared equally between Engineering and City Planning. The successful candidate will also serve as UPS Foundation Professor in Transportation, a 5-year renewable chair.

Candidates should be recognized as thought leaders in a transportation field investigating the movement of people or goods across ground, air, or water. The candidate should have a well-established research portfolio on multiple aspects of mobility in economics, city and regional planning, engineering, robotics autonomy, or safety. Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, tenure at a major research university, collaborative work with industry and transportation administration, and a robust record of externally funded research. International as well as domestic knowledge and experience is desirable. Importantly, the successful candidate will work to strengthen academic and research ties between the Schools of Design and Engineering and take a visible leadership role in transportation-related research across the University. Candidates should demonstrate past experience and a strong interest in collaborating across disciplines and contributing to cross-disciplinary research endeavors.

Administrative and teaching responsibilities will be split evenly between the two schools with an emphasis on cross-listed courses and cross-disciplinary research engagements.

A PhD in City and Regional Planning, Systems/Electrical/Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or allied fields is required. Click here to submit an application.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups, women, Individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.