Rutgers University

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

The Bloustein School 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, 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.

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

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Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, 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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