Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development (tenure-track) - Cleveland State University in Cleveland Ohio

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

United States


Detailed Job Description

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Development (tenure-track)

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Position Description: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of economic development planning or policy. We seek someone with the potential or 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 and applied research incorporating urban planning, public administration, and/or economic development. The candidate will teach primarily in our Master of Urban Planning and Development, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Urban Studies degrees and will contribute to our specializations in Economic Development. There is also an expectation that the candidate will teach in our new Bachelor of Economic Development degree program and other undergraduate offerings. Opportunities to work with doctoral students also exist.


The hiring for this position 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 criminal background check. The start date is August 2016.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in urban or regional planning, public administration, public policy, urban studies, economics, political science, geography, finance related to urban economic development, or a related field. ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Candidates must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in planning, economic development, urban policy and urban studies. Candidates must have a research record with demonstrated expertise in economic development.


Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and research expertise in economic development planning and policy, with interest in one or more of the following areas: workforce, anti-poverty policy, industry organization, sustainable development and/or the practice of economic development. Demonstrated ability in raising external funding and interest in working with the College’s applied research centers, especially the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Community Planning and Development, is desired at the Assistant Professor level, and expected at the Associate level. The ability to advance understanding and familiarity with issues related to economic development in evolving market climates and in slow-growth metropolitan areas, such as Cleveland; experience with on-line teaching; and interest in working with Ph.D. students is also desirable, especially at the Associate Professor level. The ability to contribute through research/scholarship, teaching, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the Levin College.


Application Requirements: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload documents. The review of applications begins November 13, 2015; open until filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a personal statement that describes the candidate’s interest in the Levin College, his or her expected research agenda his or her teaching and service interests and expertise, and the undergraduate and graduate courses currently offered at the Levin College the candidate is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. A curriculum vita, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Candidates must specify if they are applying at the Associate or Assistant level. Please include a list of three references with 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


The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at


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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Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Economic Devel
  • Public Administration & Policy
  • Urban Studies & Planning
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: Cover Letter