Assistant Lecturer of Urban Planning and Community Economic Development Specialist
Ball State University
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning within the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning is hiring an Assistant Lecturer of Urban Planning and Community-Economic Development Specialist. The position is for a full-time contract faculty member, starting fall semester, August 2023, and renewable for the 2024-2025 academic year upon favorable intermediate review. The Department is looking for applicants with interest in the area of community-economic development, who may also teach physical planning and design in our unique undergraduate planning degree program. Applicants with a wide variety of areas of expertise are invited to apply. Areas of teaching and research specialization may include but are not limited to economic development topics (workforce development, firm retention and attraction) and community development (community development corporations, organizing, neighborhoods-based revitalization), and/or real-estate development. Applicants interested in C-ED in the context of shrinking cities would be an ideal fit for the program. Applicants should have or be near completion of a PhD in Urban Planning, or an allied field. Applicants with a master’s degree and significant professional, teaching or research experience will also be considered.
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Position Function: Major responsibilities will include teaching an undergraduate studio class (six hours loading), along with other required and elective courses. Areas of teaching and research specialization may include but are not limited to economic development topics (workforce development, firm retention and attraction) and community development (community development corporations, organizing, neighborhoods-based revitalization), and/or real-estate development.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Urban Planning or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Urban Planning or allied field by date of appointment, AICP, teaching experience; Evidence of excellence in research and teaching on community-economic development topics.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35306.
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to search committee chair. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through April 1, 2023.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
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