Assistant Lecturer of Urban Planning and Community Economic Development Specialist

Ball State University
May 11, 2024
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Position Title Assistant Lecturer of Urban Planning and Community Economic Development Specialist

About this Opportunity

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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  • Paid Parental Leave
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    Appointment Type Non-Tenure-track/Contract Length of Appointment FT Academic Year Description

    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.

    Authorization to work in the US 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.

    Required Certifications/Licensures Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification. Position Title(s) Supervised


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    Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

    Department Urban Planning:200040 College/Department Information

    The Department of Urban Planning is committed to training planning practitioners who are committed to sound planning practices, grounded in an understanding of social justice and equity, and visionary in their approach to solving problems and seeking common ground.

    Our undergraduate and graduate programs in urban planning are the only accredited planning programs in the state of Indiana and enjoy a strong reputation among alumni and practitioners. We have a long history of engagement with communities throughout the state.

    Department Email or Phone Number [email protected]

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 202201034F

    Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/01/2023 Position End Date 05/11/2024 Posting Date 01/20/2023 Applications Accepted Through Date 04/01/2023 Open Until Filled No Consideration Date: to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.) Information regarding transcripts The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Special Instructions Summary

    In the Required Applicant Documents section, 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.

    Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

    John West, [email protected]

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Inclusive Excellence Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Master's Transcripts
  • Doctorate Transcripts
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