The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) in the College of Arts and 
Sciences and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for a Tenure 
Track, Assistant/Associate Professor position in Urban Analytics and Data 
Science. We seek outstanding individuals skilled in using data science to 
better understand cities and communities in North Carolina, the United States, 
or the world. We look for individuals creatively applying data science to all 
planning questions including the domains of transportation, economic 
development, real estate, and other areas. We are also interested in a broad 
array of analytic skills, particularly machine learning, network analysis, and 
spatial analysis.

This position is joint between City & Regional Planning and the Odum Institute. 
The selected individual will be expected to develop or extend a record of 
scholarly contribution as well as contribute to teaching and service in both 
units. Scholarly contributions will be demonstrated through development of a 
grant-funded research program along with publication of peer-reviewed research. 
Teaching and service contributions will involve leading courses for UNC’s 
world-class undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, and 
faculty through the City and Regional Planning program and the Odum Institute. 
The selected individual will also provide a variety of research consultation 
services in machine learning, network analysis, and/or spatial analysis to the 
university community as well as contribute to grant-funded research of the UNC 
research community through their service as a data scientist at Odum.

Educational Requirements: Candidates are required to have a doctorate in Urban 
Planning, Geography, Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, 
or a related field by the start date of the appointment.

Qualifications and Experience: The successful candidate will have strong 
capacity and willingness to teach and mentor at all levels, ideally 
demonstrated by previous experience.

Special Instructions: The application package should include a cover letter, 
up-to-date curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements (upload 
together), 1 journal article, graduate transcript (unofficial is fine at the 
first stage), and list of 4 references. At least one of the referees should be 
able to comment on the applicant’s teaching ability. At the time of 
application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, 
and email addresses of professional references (four are required). The 
recommenders that candidates identify will be contacted via email with 
instructions for uploading their recommendation letters. Application materials 
and letters of recommendation must be submitted in electronic form only.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, 
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, 
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

We will begin considering candidates after February 1, 2020, and will continue 
accepting applications until the position is filled. Link to full posting: 
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Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning
Interim Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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