Posted on: 26 June, 2019
Application deadline: September 1, 2019

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Urban Planning and Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level to deliver teaching in the Master of Public Informatics and related programs in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and to play a leadership role in growing Bloustein’s international presence and reputation in this area.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in Informatics, Geography/GiScience, Urban Planning, Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, or a related quantitative discipline, with a focus and specialized interest in one or more social and economic research areas.
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in the use of new forms of data and the development of new methodological tools and systems for social and economic research, urban informatics, GIS, or computational social science, and have the ability to link research results to impactful planning and policy strategies and to practical solutions.
  • Show evidence of being a future thought leader by having comprehensive and up to date knowledge on the benefits and challenges of the emerging data economy (including data security and privacy), with implications for society and our daily lives and work,  infrastructure, planning, public policy,  and other social and economic challenges.
  • Be clearly establishing a research profile of refereed research in high-impact journals and through national and international conference presentations.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to secure peer-reviewed external grant funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research supporting and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
  • Demonstrate skills and hands-on experience with teaching, including an interest in non-traditional teaching such as online, certificate or executive training, researching and managing data-intensive applications in one or more domain areas, and evidence of team-building and team work in such activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to network with external stakeholders and to communicate through new media and other sources.

The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars who teach and research across disciplines. Applicants must have doctorates, and we strongly prefer that they have their degree by December 31, 2019.  We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all.  The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including undergraduate and graduate courses.  Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered by the university are competitive.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is a professional school offering a doctoral program in Planning and Public Policy; master’s degrees in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Policy Development, Public Informatics, and Health Administration; undergraduate degrees in Public Policy, Planning and Public Policy, Urban Planning and Design, Health Administration, and Public Health. The School has 14 research centers and institutes, and annually attracts approximately $15 million in external grants and contracts. The programs in urban planning, public policy, and public health are all highly ranked nationally.

The mission of Rutgers-New Brunswick is to apply the university’s outstanding strengths in research and teaching in service to the public good. The university is a dynamic and diverse center for research, technology innovation, public engagement and development, and is located in the heart of the Northeastern megalopolis with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia, and is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive public research universities, with annual research expenditures exceeding $700 million, and membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. For further information, visit the web site at

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references at Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019.