Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Community Development
University of Detroit Mercy
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: SOA-0402-075
FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)
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:
(1) 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
(2) 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
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.
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.
Commensurate with experience.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Special Instructions to Applicants
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 email@example.com. Please copy Brigette Murphy-Barbee firstname.lastname@example.org 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, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.