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Assistant/Associate Professor in Community Development

University of Detroit Mercy University of Detroit Mercy Employer:
Detroit, MI, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 11 '21Posted on:
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Tenure-Track Position in Community Development at University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development (SACD) is seeking applicants interested in joining our talented and collegial faculty in a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate professor. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following administrative and teaching roles:

  • Directing the Community Development Department which includes the Master of Community Development degree program 
    • Guide Curriculum: Guiding and developing the Master of Community Development curriculum and scheduling courses (36 credits)
    • Direct Faculty: Directing and organizing a diverse group of interdisciplinary faculty members (composed of fulltime faculty from within the university and adjunct faculty specific to the department) and engaging the Community Development Faculty Council
    • Recruit Faculty: Recruiting adjunct faculty to maintain the quality and variety within the curriculum. 
    • Mentor Students: Advising and mentoring Master of Community Development students
    • Recruit Students: Recruiting and facilitating the admissions process for Master of Community Development students
    • Engaging Advisory Council: Engaging the Community Development Advisory Council (composed of alumni and community development professionals/leaders)
    • Engage Alumni: Engaging community development alumni 
    • Design Outreach Strategies: Designing and developing outreach strategies and informational opportunities for the Master of Community Development program 
    • Develop Meaningful Collaborations: Developing and maintaining relationships as well as programmatic and engagement opportunities across the university, City of Detroit, and beyond
    • Envision Future Opportunities: Envision future opportunities to broaden the Community Development Department beyond the Master of Community Development degree program 
    • Manage Budget: Managing the Community Development Department budget and grants
  • Teaching in the community development curriculum with opportunities to connect and teach in our Bachelor of Science in Architecture and our accredited Master of Architecture programs

We expect candidates will have a forward-thinking perspective towards their expertise. Successful candidates must hold a Master’s degree, JD degree or higher, and must have some previous teaching experience, within their area of expertise.  

SACD is the only Detroit-based school with community development department, and is well known internationally for its long history of providing a social, economic and environment justice-driven and student-centered educational approach. The Master of Community Development just celebrated its 15th anniversary. The School is also home to the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a professional practice with full-time staff supported by student employees providing design, planning, and community engagement services to the non-profit community using a “teaching-hospital” model and uses a robust model of civic engagement. 

Review of applications will begin Friday, December 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins August 15, 2022.

Applicants should send the following materials electronically as PDF files: (1) a letter explaining your interest in the position and the school; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of work including both community development and teaching experience (24 pages maximum); (4) the names and contact information for three references.  Please E-mail all application materials to the Dean of the School of Architecture & Community Development, Dan Pitera, FAIA at  piteradw@udmercy.edu. Please copy Brigette Murphy-Barbee murphybr@udmercy.edu when application materials are sent and on all other email correspondence.

For additional information about the School, visit our web site: sacd.udmercy.edu and udmercy.edu/mcd. The School of Architecture & Community Development has recently completed a name change transition and is currently working through the corresponding graphic branding and identity update to its website. 

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.  The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

 

Please E-mail all application materials to the Dean of the School of Architecture & Community Development, Dan Pitera, FAIA at  piteradw@udmercy.edu. Please copy Brigette Murphy-Barbee murphybr@udmercy.edu when application materials are sent and on all other email correspondence.


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