Coastal Carolina University — Director of the Institute for Principled Development

The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a full-time 12-month Lecturer to serve as institute director, beginning as soon as Spring 2020. 

Recognizing the sophisticated level of data and information needed to make good decisions related to the built environment of today, Coastal Carolina University seeks to bring together expertise via the newly formed Institute for Principled Development (IPD) in areas such as biology, marine science, geology, politics, geography, business, economics, engineering, law, urban planning and other academic disciplines to conduct, synthesize, and disseminate practical, user-oriented research.  This effort will be focused on informing decisions and offering innovative cross-disciplinary solutions related to development and growth in the area of real estate, broadly defined. 

The IPD will be housed in the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics as part of the Wall College of Business Administration.  The seminal Institute Director will report to the Director of the Grant Center of Real Estate and Economics.

The Director will lead the IPD in support of the mission and vision of the Institute ( We seek a dynamic and collaborative leader who will:

  • Actively engage with stakeholder groups, including an advisory board, to identify the most pressing challenges faced related to development and growth in our area and define research priorities.
  • Conduct original research and facilitate the formation of productive multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the investigation of research questions that affect our community and surrounding areas.
  • Manage the projects undertaken by the IPD to successful conclusion.
  • Serve as an effective representative of the IPD, establishing and maintaining partnerships to advance IPD’S mission and creating opportunities for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge.
  • Communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to diverse stakeholder groups about the institute, projects the institute undertakes, and results of analyses.
  • Be aware of developments in local governmental policy, representing the IPD when applicable.
  • Teach courses in one’s area of expertise.   

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree with academic and research credentials in one or more of the Institute’s core areas or in a closely related discipline.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary research. 
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree with significant academic and research credentials in one or more of the Institute’s core areas or in a closely related discipline.
  • Administrative experience, preferably involving multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Demonstrated success developing and contributing to collaborative approaches to research, knowledge transfer, education, and community engagement.
  • Skilled communicator with experience speaking to media outlets and audiences of diverse backgrounds and priorities.

Individuals must be academically or professionally qualified at time of hire, and maintenance of academic or professional qualifications is required. Professionally qualified individuals must have professional experience relevant to the teaching assignment, significant in duration and level of responsibility, and current at the time of hiring. Credentials should be consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools principles of accreditation. 

Accredited by AACSB International, the Wall College of Business serves more than 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and has faculty members represented by six academic disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Hospitality and Resort Tourism. The Finance and Economics Department houses a minor in Commercial and Investment Real Estate and a concentration in Real Estate for the MBA program.  The College also offers a MBA with concentrations in Healthcare Administration, Non-Profit Administration, and a MAcc degree. Regional outreach is accomplished through activities of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, the Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism, the Community and Business Engagement Institute, and others.  Additional information about the College and the University and its programs can be obtained by accessing the university’s web site ( 

Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.