The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a scholar whose primary research emphasis is on the use of emerging technologies in city planning or planning research, or the impacts of emerging technologies upon cities. Ideal candidates will apply methodological approaches described below to analyze rapidly evolving technologies within different domains such as climate change, housing, transportation, energy, land use, governance, environmental sustainability, economic development, or urban design. We are particularly interested in scholars using innovative quantitative methods based on data science, along with rapidly growing analytical areas such as artificial intelligence (including machine learning and deep learning). Anticipated start date is July 1st, 2024.
Desired methodological approaches include geospatial data acquisition, spatial analysis, data structures and management, model building, network analysis, geo-statistics, multivariate modeling, artificial intelligence, programming, design simulation, and cartographic visualization. We are also interested in candidates who integrate these methods in participatory planning or design processes; scholars who work on digital democracy approaches to urban planning and governance; and scholars whose work engages with rapidly changing technologies in order to anticipate and mitigate negative impacts such as inequality and social exclusion, algorithmic bias and racism, and cybersecurity risks.
Successful applicants will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on urban data science and visualization, in addition to one or more core courses in the master’s degree program or possible courses on other topics related to their research.
DCRP is historically committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) in its hiring, admissions, and curriculum. We encourage applications from those whose teaching, research, and/or service address DEIBJ issues.
The Department has 16 faculty members, is highly ranked nationally and is particularly well known for its MCP and PhD graduates. For more information about DCRP see https://ced.berkeley.edu/city.
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
Apply via https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04106