Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Tenure-Track Positions in Urban and Regional Planning

September  2014


The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) is seeking to expand its program with a tenure-track faculty position.  The position is open-rank – both junior and senior academics may apply.  The appointment can start in October 1, 2015 or later.  Salary and compensation are compatible with Israeli university standards.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and teaching in his/her field (as compatible with his or her academic rank).  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in economics, urban planning or in a related field with an academic background and focus on economics.

We are especially interested in candidates specializing in:

-  Urban and regional economics

-  Housing and  real estate economics

-  Spatial statistics, spatio-temporal and data-driven analyses of decision making in spatial planning

 Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate-level economics courses for planners, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations, conduct cutting-edge research, and participate in Faculty (school) and university-wide activities.  The rank will be determined in accordance with the candidate's record and accomplishments.  Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary and teaching may be conducted in English.


About the Technion and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning

The Technion is the leading university of science and technology in Israel and is regarded among the top institutions of its kind worldwide.  In the past decade, three of its faculty members won two Nobel prizes. The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (within the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning) was founded in 1969.  It is the only planning program in Israel offering a Master’s and PhD planning degrees accredited by the Council for Higher Education.  The Program was the first program to join the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) as a corresponding member, and the first non-European program to join the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).  Currently there are 140 M.Sc students and 30  Ph.D. students at the program.

The Technion is located in Haifa in the green Mount Carmel area in the northern part of Israel with breathtaking views.  The city offers excellent housing, education and other public  services  and high quality of life.  The City is the locus home of much of Israel’s renowned high tech industry.

For more information about our graduate studies please see the faculty web site at http://architecture.technion.ac.il/en

Applicants should submit the following materials in both electronic and hard copy:

  1. Letter of interest describing the research areas, teaching experience and future interests. 
  2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
  3. Names and contacts of three potential referees. 

The review process will start on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should submit to Dr. Pnina Plaut Program Chair

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Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Haifa, 32000 Israel