Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Economic Development and Planning

MIT - Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Cambridge, MA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Development Finance
Economic Development
Public Policy
Regional Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT is seeking an economic development practitioner to join the faculty as a half-time member of the teaching staff beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate should have a primary interest in economic development planning at the state, metro, or community level, with skills in two or more of the following areas: economic development plans/strategy formulation, commercial revitalization, enterprise development and finance, workforce development, industry/cluster development, or economic development program evaluation. Interest in teaching and working with students is required.  The candidate will be expected to teach one course in the spring and one course in the fall semesters, primarily to graduate Masters in City Planning students. Course responsibilities will include at least one applied client or field-based practicum course each year.  The position also requires service responsibilities, such as academic advising, thesis advising, and participation in departmental committees and events.  

Minimum Qualifications: A professional degree in planning or a relevant field, substantial experience in economic development practice in the field(s) of specialization in which the candidate hopes to teach, and evidence of outstanding practice characterize by creativity and impact on the field. 

Applications:Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/53580

A complete application includes a cover letter, c.v., a statement of prior experience including a few paragraphs describing your work, and the names, affiliations, and email address of three references. 

A digital portfolio of your work (not to exceed 20 pages) is recommended but not required. 

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu. Please do not send materials by email. 

MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

Published on:
September 21, 2018 - 11:06am
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