The Clemson University Department of Planning, Development and Preservation seeks a Departmental Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin August 2013. Candidates should be senior scholars with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree and professional certification credentials, as well as a record of distinguished teaching, research/practice, and/or public service. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in 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. Chairs are expected to continue limited teaching, research/practice, and public service.
The Department of Planning, Development and Preservation is a dynamic and uniquely interdisciplinary Department in a highly diverse College. With three professional master’s degree programs, the Department offers a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) on the main campus; a Master of Science in Historic Preservation in Charleston (MSHP, a joint program with the College of Charleston); and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED, a joint program with the College of Business and Behavioral Science), to be relocated to Downtown Greenville in Fall 2013, thirty miles from the main campus. The MSHP and MRED programs are each self-financed through a differential tuition, while the MCRP program is a typical academic unit with campus-related tuition and assistantships. Each Program has a Director and faculty with responsibility for their curriculum, as well as other operational details based on their funding sources. Each two-year Master’s program typically admits between 15-20 students annually. Faculty also participate in the multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Planning, Design & the Built Environment (PDBE), administered by the Dean’s office. The Department Chair oversees The Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development (CRED), primarily an applied research center within the Department, administered by a director. The Department has direct links to both the national leadership and South Carolina chapters of APA, ULI, SIOR, CCIM, and other professional organizations providing a rich access to practitioners. Faculty are maintaining nationally-recognized research agendas and have conducted award-winning projects. Clemson University is a Top 25 public research university.
Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 12, 2012 although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive based on background and discipline.
Via email, applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the job description, their curriculum vita, two samples of their best scholarship/creative work, and the names of three references, including their snail mail and e mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you must use snail mail, please send them to:
Dr. Terry Farris
Chair of the Department Chair Search and Screening Committee
Department of Planning, Development and Preservation
Box 340511, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 0511
Clemson University, the land grant institution of South Carolina, is located mid way between Atlanta and Charlotte in the 1.3 million-person Greenville Spartanburg metro area. The historic community of Charleston and two nationally prominent tourist destinations -- Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach—are located in South Carolina. Recreational opportunities in mountainous, freshwater, and coastal environments are plentiful and easily accessible from the University, which is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the shore of Lake Hartwell.
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