Clemson University City and Regional Planning

October 24 2017



Clemson University’s City Planning and Real Estate Development department is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to begin an appointment in August 2018. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level.

The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda, exhibit the promise to be a successful teacher, show a potential to raise external funding, have an interest in community engagement, and have a dedication to diversity, inclusivity and excellence in higher education. The candidate should have a PhD in city planning or a closely related field by the time of the appointment.

Teaching will primarily be in the department’s Master of City and Regional Planning program, although the candidate may also teach at the undergraduate level and in the university’s Planning, Design and the Built Environment doctoral program. Teaching responsibilities are commensurate with those of a research-oriented program.

We will consider qualified candidates in any specialization related to city planning, but are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in land use planning, physical planning, or community development (particularly for underserved communities).

Clemson’s MCRP program was founded in 1968 and is ranked by Planetizen as one of the nation’s top small city planning programs. Clemson University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Doctoral-Highest Research Activity (R1) institution, and the university offers many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The university is in the Upstate region of South Carolina, and its location along a chain of lakes and in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains features many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Clemson is located in the Greenville, SC metropolitan area, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most attractive, dynamic, best-planned, and livable small-to-mid-sized cities. Asheville, NC; Atlanta; Charlotte; and Charleston, SC and the South Carolina coast are all within easy driving distance.

Clemson is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender. However, South Carolina is one of the more diverse states in the country, and we strive to both reflect and serve the demographics of our community. Hence the MCRP program and university have an institutional commitment to employing and training scholars from underrepresented backgrounds. Because of this, and in recognition of planning’s potential and responsibility to promote equity and inclusivity, we particularly encourage applications from persons of color, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, and others who would add to the diversity of our program.

For full consideration, applications and all materials should be submitted by November 7, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. When this ad is formally posted on the ACSP jobs board and other outlets it will contain the Interfolio link needed to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes research and teaching interests and accomplishments, a CV, a writing sample, and contact information for three references.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Morris at