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  • Job Number: 23953
  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
  • Department: Center for Advanced Urbanism
  • School Area: Architecture & Planning
  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
  • Schedule:

Job Description

LECTURER-RESEARCHER, School of Architecture and Planning-Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU), to teach graduate-level courses (50%) and conduct research (50%) in the area of technology and urban planning.   Teaching duties include developing and teaching two graduate-level classes per year on topics such as data visualization, GIS, civic technology, data ethics, and urbanism; holding weekly office hours; participating on department committees; and serving as academic and thesis advisor to Master of City Planning program students.  Research responsibilities include planning and conducting research aimed at improving design and planning of urban environments; working with the director to develop the next tri-annual research theme (e.g., carbon neutral cities, energy transition, generative AI), developing research agenda, and contacting MIT faculty and staff for feedback on proposed theme; leading design of ideation workshops and other research-related events and developing exhibitions; building publication record related to research theme; presenting research at conferences; drafting research narratives and preparing grant and other funding proposals; representing LCAU and research to sponsors; developing connections across MIT, companies, non-governmental organizations, and governments; involving faculty LCAU’s ongoing research agenda; and overseeing and providing research guidance to TAs/RAs/students.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  master’s degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or related field; three years’ professional experience in urban planning or design and at least two years’ direct research experience; teaching experience in professional development or at a graduate level in the area of data visualization, GIS, data design, or civic technology; ability to teach in a dynamic, cross-disciplinary setting catering to both designers and planners; excellent research and written and verbal communication skills; and project management and exhibition experience.  PREFERRED: Ph.D. in a related field.  Job #23953

This is a full-time role, but part-time will be considered. 

This a three-year appointment beginning September 2024.

Application material should include a cover letter summarizing expertise, professional approach to design, courses you are prepared to teach, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and a link to a digital portfolio (20-page max).