Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: City Planning and Real Estate Development
Dept Chair/Head- City Planning & Real Estate Development
Location: Lee Hall
About the Department:
The Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development (CPRED) – formerly known as the Department of Planning, Development and Preservation (http://www.clemson.edu/caah/departments/pdp/) - is a dynamic interdisciplinary Department offering a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) on the main campus, and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) in Downtown Greenville, SC.
CPRED is overseen by a Department Chair that also takes responsibility for the MCRP program, supported by an MRED Program Director who manages the academic and professional aspects of that program. CPRED includes a departmental faculty of 11 full-time faculty members. Each program typically admits 15-20 students annually. CPRED is also a host of the multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Planning, Design & the Built Environment (PDBE).
The MCRP program was established in 1968, enrolls approximately 40 students, has strong links to the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association and practitioners in the state and region. Our MCRP degree is one of the top 12 small programs in the United States according to Planetizen. With about 600 alumni, Clemson's MCRP program is the sole accredited program in the state of South Carolina. Our long-standing Public Service Assistantship Program partners with local governments to support students to achieve these goals, and our growing international partnerships have developed relationships in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Founded in 2004, MRED is an applied, full-time, 56-credit program that can be completed in either 18-months for Entry Level Early Career Students, or 12-months for experienced development professionals. The program has matriculated 210 students, who graduated from 90 undergraduate collegiate institutions from 30 states, Asia and the Middle East as well as other countries. Students come from the design/construction, business/finance, and social science/humanities backgrounds. Our 175 alumni are employed with premier real estate firms, agencies, and non-profits in 44 metro areas in 25 states and Asia. The program has deep links to the national land local leadership of ULI, SIOR, CCIM, and others professional associations
With a new College and University Strategic Plan in place (https://www.clemson.edu/forward/), this is an exciting time for the faculty and leadership of the department.
CPRED faculty are maintaining nationally-recognized research agendas and have conducted award-winning projects. Clemson University is a Top 25, Research I public university, with significant ambitions to increase its profile nationally and internationally. As a central part of this ambition, Clemson University – and CPRED in particular – prioritizes the preparation of graduates and scholarship for an increasingly global and diverse society, and in ways that value just outcomes. Towards this end, the department is building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women able to bring fresh perspectives and scholarship to the campus and community.
About the University and Community:
Clemson University is the landgrant institution of South Carolina, enrolls 22,000 students, and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shore of Lake Hartwell. This charming college town is located midway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the 1.4 million-person GreenvilleSpartanburg metro area. Nearby, the Award-winning City of Greenville offers one of the nation's best and most innovative mid-sized urban environments, while the historic City of Charleston and nationally prominent tourist destinations such as Hilton Head Island/Savannah, Myrtle Beach, and Asheville present unique and diverse research and recreational opportunities. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains, chain of freshwater lakes, and the South Carolina coastal communities.
Candidates should be senior scholars with a doctorate, as well as a record of distinguished teaching, research/practice, and/or public service. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and experience - or show promise - in a number of the following areas: academic strategic planning; fiscal and personnel management; consensus building; external funding and sponsored projects; communication with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors; capital and departmental fundraising; and alumni relations. The Chair of CPRED directly oversees the MCRP program, supervises the MRED Program Director, and works closely with the interdisciplinary PhD program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment. The MRED program is self-financed through a differential tuition, while the MCRP program is a standard academic unit with campus-related tuition and assistantships.
The Chair position at Clemson is a non-rotating, permanent university appointment with significant autonomy, and takes responsibility for all academic and financial management of the department. Chairs are expected to continue teaching, research, and public service as appropriate. Salary will be competitive based on background and discipline, and accentuated by a very affordable cost of living.
Applicants should submit the following: A cover letter, curriculum vita, two samples of their best scholarship work, as well as the names of three references, with email addresses and phone numbers. Materials submitted by December 1, 2016 will be given the fullest consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Please contact Associate Dean Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the position.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.