Application Deadline: June 26, 2019
Start Date: Sept 1, 2019 (some flexibility)
Applications are invited for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to join the Department of City and Regional Planning working under the direction of Prof. Noreen McDonald at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research on transportation planning and policy. Current funded research areas include 1) changing travel patterns, 2) paratransit and technology-enabled shared mobility, 3) land use planning implications of urban freight growth, and 4) links between road safety and shared mobility. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to significantly contribute across several projects through research design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript development, and manage project staff including doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students. Several opportunities to be involved in peer-reviewed journal publications are anticipated. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to engage with intellectual opportunities across UNC.
The candidate must hold a PhD in city and regional planning, civil engineering, public policy, or related discipline. Experience conducting research on transportation planning or policy issues is essential. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong training in quantitative analysis and statistical approaches along with knowledge of research design. Experience with big data or novel data science applications, e.g. text mining, is a plus.
Chair, City & Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill
Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor