Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: City Planning and Real Estate Development
Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning
Location: Lee 124
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.
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, and has grown substantially in profile and stature over the past several years. With about 600 alumni, Clemson's MCRP program is the sole accredited program in the state of South Carolina, and therefore has a special opportunity and responsibility towards contributing to planning in a state that is home to Charleston, one of the most historic cities in the nation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay2xtTHCnog), some of the most unique and extensive coastline in the nation, one of the most significant national historic landmark districts focused on the African American experience (www.penncenter.com), and Greenville, one of the nation's most innovative cities (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/not-all-forgotten-american-cities-are-struggling/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZqj5FrbyJY). Our long-standing Public Service Assistantship Program (PSA) 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. The program has deep links to the national land local leadership of APA and others professional associations.
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. See program description at: www.clemson.edu/mred. The program has deep links to the national land local leadership of ULI, SIOR, CCIM, and others professional associations.
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).
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, and all three positions are seen as key contributors to this plan. It is anticipated that all three positions will begin in August, 2017.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence
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 ambitons 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.
We are seeking candidates who can play a central role in the growth of the department. While we are open to all specialties, particular attention will be paid to applicants in those areas able to connect the Planning and Real Estate fields, such as housing and community development, spatial analysis/GIS, or land use and development. A Ph.D. in planning is preferred (ABD expected by starting date is acceptable), although a PhD in a related field with a prior degree in Planning, combined with related experience or publications will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate a potential to contribute to and advance the profession through peer-reviewed research, as well as an interest in contributing to the interdisciplinary PDBE PhD program.
Successful candidates will offer a strong research agenda; have a demonstrated or potential capacity for civic/professional engagement and for generating external funding; and a record of, or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. In addition to specialized courses in her/his subfield, preferred candidates will be able to teach in at least one core area of the MCRP program. The department also values an interest in collaborating with the department's other graduate program in Real Estate Development. Teaching responsibilities are consistent with a Research I university that prioritizes scholarship and research.
Salary will be competitive based on background and discipline, and accentuated by a very affordable cost of living.
Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio: a cover letter that includes clear statements on teaching, scholarship, and goals for funded research; a curriculum vita; evidence of scholarship, community engagement/practice, and teaching excellence; as well as the names of three references, with email addresses and phone numbers. Those materials sumitted by December 1, 2016 will be given the fullest consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Please contact Professor Mickey Lauria at email@example.com 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.