The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a part-time lecturer in Transportation Planning. Initial appointment will be for two years with the potential for appointment extension. The appointment will begin in September 2019 or January 2020.
The Department seeks a dynamic, creative, experienced teacher with a record as a practicing professional in transportation planning. The position requires teaching two to three courses per year, participating in departmental committees, and serving as an academic and thesis advisor to students enrolled in the Master of City Planning program. The person hired will teach transportation planning skills and methods in workshop settings, and transportation/mobility subjects related to reflection on practice and theory (e.g. land use and transportation planning), through seminars and lectures.
MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.
Minimum Qualifications: A graduate (master) professional degree in urban planning, transportation, or related field is required; a PhD is desirable but not required. Minimum 3 years professional experience in transportation planning; prior teaching experience in professional development or at a graduate level; ability to teach in a cross disciplinary and dynamic setting that supports planners, designers and engineers.
A complete application package includes: A cover letter summarizing expertise, professional approach to design, and courses the candidate is prepared to teach; a curriculum vita; examples of professional work and/or teaching (20 page max, not to exceed 10MB); and the names, affiiations, and email addresses of three references.
Review of applications will begin on May 1stand will continue until the position is filled.
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About Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
The longest-running continuous planning program in the United States, repeatedly ranked #1 in the nation, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning has the largest planning faculty in the United States, possibly in the world, with unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise. It offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, non-degree-granting programs, and a five-year SB/MCP program. Its four areas of specialization are:
City Design and Development
Environmental Policy and Planning
Housing, Community and Economic Development
International Development Group
Three cross-cutting areas of study are also offered, in Multi-Regional Systems Planning, Transportation Systems Planning and in Urban Information Systems.
A focus on the development of practice-related skills is central to the department's mission: students work with community organizations, government agencies or private firms under direction of faculty members involved in field-based projects.