Position title: St. Cloud State University: Assistant Professor of Planning and Community Development, probationary/tenure-track position.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date of appointment: August 21, 2013. Filling of vacancies at SCSU is contingent on university budgets and funding.
Description: Planning and Community Development, Department of Geography and Planning: teach a combination of upper and lower division courses in support of the Planning and Community Development program and contribute in the program’s Liberal Education offerings.
- Teach classes in the undergraduate Planning and Community Development Program in the Department of Geography and Planning that will include land use and zoning, site planning and development, community based research methods, community planning and development theory, cities, suburbs, and small towns.
- Teach other intermediate-level core courses for Planning and Community Development majors/minors such as downtown development or environmental planning.
- Teach classes in the liberal education offerings of the program such as Community and Democratic Citizenship, Diversity and the American Experience, and/or participate in the preparation and teaching of new classes such as a new class in environmental justice/racism or a class in Planning for Diversity.
- Provide community service in the areas of candidate’s professional and academic expertise in the community.
- Provide service to the university, school, department and program, which may include serving on committees as well as participating in commencement ceremonies and other related activities.
- Advise students and participate in other programmatic and departmental related activities as the need arises.
- Pursue professional development related to Planning and Community Development.
- Maintain an active scholarly research agenda related to Planning and Community Development.
- In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B*)
- *Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/IFO_09_11_Contract.pdf
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Affairs, Community Development or related field. ABD in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Affairs, Community Development or related field will be considered with the expectation that the degree will be completed prior to date of appointment.
- Evidence of the expertise and competence to teach the following undergraduate classes in the Planning and Community Development Program: land use and zoning; site planning and development; community based research methods; community planning and development theory; cities, suburbs, and small towns; other introductory and intermediate-level core courses for Planning and Community Development majors/minors.
- Evidence of ability to teach classes in the liberal education offerings of the program such as Community and Democratic Citizenship, Diversity and the American Experience, and/or participate in the preparation and teaching of new classes such as a new class in environmental justice/racism or a class in Planning for Diversity.
- Evidence of ability to maintain an active scholarly agenda in Planning and Community Development.
- Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
- In addition to the above classes, competence to teach additional intermediate-level classes such as Downtown Development and Environmental Planning.
- Educational background or evidence of commitment to sustainable development.
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm
Application Review: Review begins February 15, 2013; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
- Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
Dr. Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher, Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor and Director, Planning and Community Development
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.