Monday, December 18, 2017


News Byte Article

Clemson Master of Real Estate Tenure or Tenure-Track Position
Posted: 11/15/2017

Position Announcement
Master of Real Estate Development Program
Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Clemson University

The Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development (CPRED) – formerly known as the Department of Planning, Development and Preservation ( - is a dynamic interdisciplinary Department offering a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) on the main campus, and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) in Downtown Greenville, SC.

The Department seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of real estate. Individuals with strong teaching qualifications and the potential for exemplary research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who can work in collaboration with disciplines from both within and outside of the MRED Program. We anticipate that the successful candidate will teach graduate courses, advise students, serve on committees and engage with the community to benefit the program, the department and the university. A positive outcome for tenure will require excellent teaching evaluations, strong scholarly outcomes with high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles and signficant professional and community engagement.

A Ph.D. degree in real estate, finance with a real estate concentration, land development or a related concentration is required. Candidates with proven teaching/research experience are encouraged to apply. Professional experience is a plus. The candidate should be qualified to teach core and elective courses in the professional degree programs in the Master of Real Estate Development curriculum. The Candidate will also contribute to the service requirements of the college, university and community. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Founded in 2004, MRED is an applied, full-time, 56-credit program that can be completed in either 18-months for Entry Level Early Career Students, or 12-months for experienced development professionals. The program has matriculated 235 students, who graduated from 95 undergraduate collegiate institutions from 30 states, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Students come from the design/construction, business/finance, and social science/humanities backgrounds. Our 200 alumni are employed with premier real estate firms, agencies, and non-profits in 44 metro areas in 25 states and Asia. See program description at: The program has deep links to the national and local leadership of ULI, ICSC, SIOR, CCIM, and other professional associations.

The MRED program is located in Greenville’s ONE, a new, mixed-use development on Main Street. In addition to MRED, ONE houses all of Clemson’s graduate business programs and business outreach centers. In recent years, Greenville has received numerous accolades as one of America’s “Best Downtowns” and
“Best Places To Live” by national media including USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, NPR and CBS News.

Salary will be competitive based on background and discipline, and accentuated by a very affordable cost of living.

Application Timeline
Applicants should submit pdf versions of a cover letter, curriculum vita, two samples of their best scholarship or creative work, as well as the names of three references, with email addresses and phone numbers. Those materials sent to by December 1, 2017 and cc’ed to CPRED Chair at will be given the fullest consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Please contact Professor Cliff Ellis at for more information about the position.

About the Department:
In addition to the MRED program located in Downtown Greenville SC., the Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development (CPRED) offers a PAB-accredited Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) on the main campus.

CPRED is overseen by a Department Chair that also takes responsibility for the MCRP program, supported by an MRED Program Director who manages the academic and professional aspects of that program. CPRED includes a departmental faculty of 11 full-time faculty members. Each program typically admits 15-25 students annually. CPRED is also a host of the multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Planning, Design & the Built Environment (PDBE).

With a new College and University Strategic Plan in place (, this is an exciting time for the faculty and leadership of the department, and the MRED faculty are seen as key contributors to this plan.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence
CPRED faculty are maintaining nationally-recognized research agendas and have conducted award-winning projects. Clemson University is a Top 25, Research I public university, with significant ambitons to increase its profile nationally and internationally. As a central part of this ambition, Clemson University – and CPRED in particular – prioritizes the preparation of graduates and scholarship for an increasingly global and diverse society, and in ways that value just outcomes. Towards this end, the department is building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women able to bring fresh perspectives and scholarship to the campus and community.

About the University and Community:
Clemson University is the land-grant institution of South Carolina, enrolls 22,000 students, and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shore of Lake Hartwell. This charming college town is located mid-way between Atlanta and Charlotte in the 1.4 million-person Greenville-Spartanburg metro area. Nearby, the Award-winning City of Greenville offers one of the nation’s best and most innovative mid-sized urban environments, while the historic City of Charleston and nationally prominent tourist destinations such as Hilton Head Island/Savannah, Myrtle Beach, and Asheville present unique and diverse research and recreational opportunities. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains, chain of freshwater lakes, and the South Carolina coastal communities.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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