University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tenure-track Faculty, Development Finance; accepting applications now

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Reference: JOB36542
Application deadline: CLOSED

Adam Lovelady, an Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Government, will be attending the upcoming Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference in Cincinnati. He will be available for informal meetings with individuals interested in the School’s Development Finance Position on Thursday, November 1, from 2:30-4:00 in room 608 of the conference hotel.

Position: The School of Government invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level that will specialize in development finance. Candidates for the position should possess a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in planning methods, real estate development, and development finance.

Responsibilities include teaching, conducting applied research, and advising public officials about the critical issues and fiscal impact of decisions relating to financing and supporting growth and development in North Carolina. Practical knowledge of the mechanics of public financing of infrastructure, private real estate development at the project level, and economic/fiscal impact analysis of growth decisions is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a practical understanding of and research interest in the following:

  • Analyzing the fiscal consequences of various planning and growth management options, both at the broad state and community policy scale (e.g., the fiscal implications of low-density sprawl versus redevelopment or walkable development) and at the project level (e.g., project/program financing and fiscal impact analysis for individual projects).
  • Describing the public financing options for infrastructure to support various approaches to growth and development, to include practical experience with structuring and marketing public debt (e.g., factors influencing bond markets, available marketing vehicles for bonds, taxable vs. tax-exempt issuances, interest rate options, and the role of rating agencies).
  • Evaluating the public fiscal impact and value to private developers of community and economic development finance tools employed by state and local governments in connection with growth and development decisions such as development incentives, state tax credits for redevelopment, municipal services districts, and tax increment and other value-capture financing.

This faculty member will have the opportunity to work closely with the School's Development Finance Initiative (DFI) (http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/220), which partners with local governments in North Carolina to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise.

Faculty appointments in the School of Government are 12-month, rather than 9-month academic year. Work is centered in Chapel Hill but will require some in-state travel.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position should possess a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in planning methods, real estate development, and development finance. Practical knowledge of the mechanics of public financing of infrastructure, private real estate development at the project level, and economic/fiscal impact analysis of growth decisions is preferred.

Background: The School of Government (www.sog.unc.edu) at UNC Chapel Hill has 50 faculty members and its mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. The UNC Chapel Hill MPA Program (www.sog.unc.edu/uncmpa) is recognized as a top program nationally.

Application deadline: Position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2013. Applications must be submitted online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/7881 from any internet browser. Learn more at www.sog.unc.edu/about/employment.html.

The School requires a curriculum vita, a cover letter describing your interest in the position, and a writing sample. For more information contact the recruiting committee chair: Frayda S. Bluestein, Associate Dean, School of Government; CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building; UNC-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3330.

The School of Government is strongly committed to achieving a diverse faculty. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.