College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice - Cleveland State University in Cleveland Ohio

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

United States


Detailed Job Description

Cleveland State University

College Lecturer in Urban Planning Practice


Position Description: Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a College Lecturer in Urban Planning to help provide education in the area of urban planning practice. We seek someone with the ability to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and to support the university’s mission of engaged learning. The successful candidate will enhance the existing strengths of our academic programs including urban planning, neighborhood and community development, housing policy, real estate, sustainability, and historic preservation. The candidate will teach primarily in our undergraduate Urban Planning track housed within our BA in Urban Studies, or in our proposed BA in City/Community Planning. Some teaching in our established Master of Urban Planning and Development is also possible. This is primarily a teaching position with a base teaching load of four courses per semester, with additional optional summer teaching opportunities available. This is a non-tenure track teaching position which may be renewed for six years with the opportunity for renewal and advancement in rank after six years subject to a peer-review process. The start date is August 15, 2016.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, urban studies, or a related field OR a master’s degree in Urban Planning or a related field with 10 or more years of relevant professional urban planning experience and college-level teaching experience. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in urban planning, urban studies and urban policy, and graduate courses in urban planning and development and urban studies, and to contribute to urban policy.


Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching expertise in city or urban planning, with interest in one or more of the following areas: housing, community development and local planning practice, housing and retail development, land use, zoning, GIS, environmental planning, urban real estate development, historic preservation, sustainable development, and the urban planning process. The AICP designation is desirable. Familiarity with, and the ability to teach, fundamentals of city planning practice. Experience using on-line and/or IVDL teaching formats. The ability to contribute to the Levin College’s national reputation for excellence in city management and urban policy through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service area or to the profession, or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.


Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. The review of applications begins October 5, 2015; open until filled. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents. Candidates should submit a personal statement covering teaching, community service experience and interests, and expertise related to city and community planning. The statement should also include information on which courses currently offered at the Levin College he or she is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Please include a list of three references with contact information.


Contact Information: Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at

Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.


It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume