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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 Receive regular Table of Contents alerts here: https://liverpool.metapress.com/content/121633/toc-alert