Assistant Teaching Professor of Urban Planning
Ball State University
Department of Urban Planning
Assistant Teaching Professor of Urban Planning
Ball State University
The Department of Urban Planning welcomes applications for a full-time instructor to teach 12 hours of courses each semester during the academic year. Courses will include studios and lecture classes in the CAP first-year program along with PLAN 100, Introduction to Planning. These are on-campus classes.
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The faculty member will teach primarily in a unique and innovative program targeted at first year students in the College of Architecture and Planning. In this role, faculty will have the opportunity to introduce students to design thinking, while at the same time explaining what is unique and compelling about a career in Urban Planning. The CAP common first year program is a shared framework of in-person studio (CAP 101 and CAP102) and a graphics course (CAP 161) that are shared by faculty members from urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture. The program is shepherded by a coordinator who mentors and guides all instructors through the shared curriculum, instructional modes, and learning objectives.
Over the years, faculty team members have assembled an archive of projects, resources, videos, readings, rubrics, and other resources to supplement and facilitate the studio instruction. Student learners are challenged to gain awareness and knowledge in a menu of skills and subjects across the environmental design disciplines, including design fundamentals, 2d and 3d composition, design thinking, spatial and formal ordering and organizing systems, sketching, diagramming, drawing conventions, site graphics, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, color theory, collage, model making and craft, human circulation patterns, natural systems, and urban systems. The new hire will also have the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of courses in their areas of specialization outside of the first-year program.
Minimum Qualifications: A degree in planning or related field from an accredited institution.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching in a studio environment. A master’s degree in urban planning.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36789
Include the following documents with your application: cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 7, 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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