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Position Announcements in the

Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development, Clemson University


1) Department Chair

 2) Program Director/Professor

    3) Assistant Professor



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.


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.


Application Timeline

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2016. 
Applications will continue to be

accepted until the positions are filled. Salary will be competitive based on 
background and discipline, and

accentuated by a very affordable cost of living.


1. Department Chair

City Planning & Real Estate Development (CPRED)


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.


Applicants should submit pdf versions of 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. Those materials sent

to jgal...@clemson.edu<mailto:jgal...@clemson.edu> by December 1, 2016 and 
cc’ed to Associate Dean James Spencer at

jhsp...@clemson.edu<mailto:jhsp...@clemson.edu>, will be given the fullest 
consideration, but we will accept applications until the position

is filled. Please contact Associate Dean Spencer for more information about the 
position.


2. Program Director/Professor

Real Estate Development (MRED)


The successful candidate will have a record of strong professional achievements 
in the field of real estate

commensurate with the appointment. This individual will also have the 
exceptional research or practice

credentials needed to lead a nationally-known interdisciplinary graduate 
program that combines aspects of

finance, architecture, construction, law and planning. The successful candidate 
will have either a successful

traditional tenured academic profile, or a successful practioner profile. In 
the former case, (s)he would have

strong relationships with developers and industry; in the latter case (s)he 
would have a deep understanding of

the value of research and scholarship. The opening is for the rank of 
Professor, Associate Professor, or

Professor of Practice.


The Department is seeking individuals who are able to work with diverse 
students and colleagues, and who can

work in collaboration with disciplines from both within and outside of the MRED 
Program. We anticipate that

the successful candidate will continue Clemson’s innovative and 
forward-thinking program by leading not just

the program at Clemson, but play a role nationally and internationally in the 
rapidly growing academic field of

Real Estate Development education and training.


Applicants should submit pdf versions of a cover letter, curriculum vita, two 
samples of their best scholarship

or creative work, as well as the names of three references, with email 
addresses and phone numbers. Those

materials sent to jgal...@clemson.edu<mailto:jgal...@clemson.edu> by December 
1, 2016 and cc’ed to Associate Dean James Spencer at

jhsp...@clemson.edu<mailto:jhsp...@clemson.edu>, will be given the fullest 
consideration, but we will accept applications until the position

is filled. Please contact Professor Robert Benedict at 
bene...@clemson.edu<mailto:bene...@clemson.edu> for more information about the

Position.


3. Assistant Professor

City & Regional Planning (MCRP)


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.


Applicants should submit 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

sent to jgal...@clemson.edu<mailto:jgal...@clemson.edu> by December 1, 2016 and 
cc’ed to Associate Dean James Spencer at

jhsp...@clemson.edu<mailto:jhsp...@clemson.edu>, will be given the fullest 
consideration, but we will accept applications until the position

is filled. Please contact Professor Mickey Lauria at 
mlau...@clemson.edu<mailto:mlau...@clemson.edu> for more information about the

position.


About the University and Community:

Clemson University is the land-grant 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

mid-way between Atlanta and Charlotte in the 1.4 million-person 
Greenville-Spartanburg 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.


Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does 
not discriminate against

any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, 
gender, national origin, race,

religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

Mickey Lauria, Ph.D.
Director of Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Professor of City and Regional Planning
Lee Hall 2-315
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
864-656-0520
mlau...@clemson.edu<applewebdata://E5E2141C-F81C-47CE-8DD4-184591313E43/mlau...@clemson.edu>
Editor, Town Planning Review
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