Faculty in Smart Cities - Open Rank

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Role Managed by:

Deya Demerdzhieva

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 17/02/2023

Formal Interview Date: March 2023

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier university and top research institution, ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities/Shanghai Ranking 2022). Founded over 100 years ago, the University’s first Board of Governors included exceptional thinkers such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Since its inception, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has consistently remained at the forefront of ground-breaking research across numerous disciplines.

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad areas of Smart Cities. The available opening is at the ranks of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Full Professor. The Faculty of Social Sciences caters to a broad range of human and behavioral sciences including, psychology, statistics and data science, economics, political science, international relations, public policy, mass communication, sociology and anthropology and geography and geoinformatics. The suitable candidate would be associated with one or two of the primary disciplinary departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and would be expected to develop a curriculum in the area of Smart Cities pertinent to a cross-disciplinary audience. Candidates with a strong record of interdisciplinary research in emerging areas are preferred, especially scholars who efficiently combine analytical, computational, and experimental approaches to address fundamental and applied topics.

The Center for Urban Innovation will promote interdisciplinary research and development of inclusive urbanism, sustainable and fair toward all city residents and communities, through use of advanced technologies. The Center will be a focal point for collaborative action between academia, industry, government and civil society. A special interest is placed in candidates with expertise in Smart Cities research domains including, but not limited to:

  • Smart and green urban infrastructure,
  • Smart urban service delivery,
  • Urban transportation and autonomous vehicles,
  • Civic engagement,
  • Urban society and democracy in the smart city,
  • Urban climate change and sustainability and the smart city,
  • Urban intelligence for decision support (extreme events, disasters),
  • Citizen science and VGI,
  • Urban data science and big data,
  • Internet and society.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant disciplinary field at the time of hire; demonstrate an active research program, indicating the potential for outstanding scholarship. Those with relevant postdoctoral and applied research experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a strong quantitative background in relevant areas and demonstrate the ability to fuse social and behavioral sciences with traditional smart city interests from the fields of engineering and computer science.

The person hired will teach introductory and advanced courses in Smart Cities cross cutting disciplinary boundaries. S/he will also be expected to supervise students at the Master and Ph.D. level and to contribute to departmental and university service. In addition, the person hired will be asked to teach ad hoc courses for bureaucrats, decision-makers, activists and experts outside the Hebrew University, as part of his/her teaching load. No ability to teach in Hebrew is required but successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in Hebrew within a few years of their arrival.

The appointment procedure will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Hebrew University and are subject to the approval of the university authorities. The university is not obliged to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Deya Demerdzhieva at Deya.Demerdzhieva@perrettlaver.com on +44 (0)20 3928 7361.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17th February 2023.

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