Clemson University’s City Planning and Real Estate Development department 
(CPRED) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to begin an appointment in 
August 2020. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching 
will primarily be in the department’s Master of City and Regional Planning 
program (MCRP), although the candidate will have the opportunity to teach at 
the undergraduate level and in the college’s Planning, Design and the Built 
Environment doctoral program. Teaching responsibilities are commensurate with 
those of a research-oriented program.

Clemson’s MCRP program was founded in 1968 and is ranked by Planetizen as one 
of the nation’s top ten suburban city planning programs. Clemson University is 
a Carnegie Foundation-classified Doctoral-Highest Research Activity (R1) 
institution, and the university offers many opportunities for transdisciplinary 
collaboration. The university is located in the center of the Piedmont Atlantic 
Megaregion (PAM), one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and one 
that hosts one of the busiest airports in the world – Atlanta’s Hartsfield 
Jackson Airport. The PAM stretches from Birmingham, AL to Raleigh-Durham, NC, 
roughly following the I-85 corridor, encompassing very large urban 
agglomerations such as Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, as well as vibrant 
small-town and rural economies such as the 10 Upstate South Carolina counties

The state and regional bodies have invested in innovative logistical 
infrastructures such as an inland port in nearby Greer, South Carolina that 
imports and exports large amounts of goods throughout the world through a rural 
international port of entry. The physical and virtual infrastructures 
connecting the region to global developments can be seen in the rapidly growing 
immigrant communities of the region and the equally rapid globalization of its 
property markets through foreign direct investment in residential and 
commercial real estate. In doing so, the Upstate has transitioned away from 
traditional textiles to high tech textiles and the automotive industry, 
successfully redeveloping many of the region’s mill towns and revitalizing 
Greenville in a progressive fashion.

Additionally, the Upstate is located along a chain of lakes and in the 
foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which offer many outdoor recreational 
opportunities. Clemson is situated in the Greenville, SC metropolitan area, 
which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most attractive, dynamic, 
best-planned, and livable small-to-mid-sized cities. Asheville, NC; Atlanta, 
GA; Charlotte, NC; and Charleston, SC and the South Carolina coast are all 
within easy driving distance.


The City and Regional Planning (CRP) Program at Clemson is planning, over the 
next few years, to further build its community engagement in diverse 
communities, contribute to the GIS capacity in the department, and make 
connections to a growing focus on health issues that the College of 
Architecture, Arts, and Humanities (CAAH).

Additionally, the program is in the process of developing a strong pipeline 
with the undergraduate student body at Clemson. While we will consider 
qualified candidates in any specialization related to city planning, we are 
especially interested in candidates who can play a central role in the growth 
of the department along one or more of the above lines. The ideal candidate 
will have a strong research agenda, exhibit the promise to be a successful 
teacher, show a potential to raise external funding, and have a dedication to 
diversity, inclusivity and excellence in higher education.

The candidate should have a PhD in city planning or a closely related field by 
the time of the appointment.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications and all materials should be submitted by 
November 25, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To 
formally submit your application, please access Interfolio 
  to set up your account for your Dossier and profile with your application 
materials for CRP Assistant Professor.

Candidates should submit

1)    letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) that discusses research and 
teaching interests and achievements

2)    curriculum vita

3)    writing sample

4)    names and contact information of three (3) references

If you have any questions regarding Assistant Professor position, contact Dr. 
Mickey Lauria at<>,Chair of CRP 
Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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

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