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5976Fall 2014 Lecturer: Dept of Environmental Studies, SJSU

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  • Hilary Nixon
    Jul 25, 2014
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      The Department of Environmental Studies at San Jose State University (SJSU) seeks lecturers for several courses for the Fall 2014 semester.  Classes begin Monday, August 25, 2014 and end Monday, December 10, 2014.  Visit the Department website at http://www.sjsu.edu/envs/ to review course descriptions.  For the SJSU Fall 2014 Schedule of Classes, see http://info.sjsu.edu/home/schedules.html .

       

      General Qualifications:  Applicants must have at least an M.S./M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Environmental Science/Studies or a related field.  University-level teaching experience is preferred.  Professional experience, in addition to the master’s degree, will be considered.  Applicants must be well-organized, energetic, and able to provide a supportive learning experience to students with a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds.  See specific qualifications, below.

       

      Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (EnvS 185), 1 section (4 unit course)

      Specific Qualifications:  Applicants must have a relevant degree, substantial course work, and academic and/or professional background in environmental impact assessment and CEQA, in particular.  Must be conversant in recent CEQA changes and have experience analyzing projects using EIA in a manner that focuses on strong environmental protection.  Must be effective at leading field trips, finding local projects undergoing the EIA process, and connecting with EIA experts.

                        Course Description:  This course, required for Environmental Studies majors, is an introduction to the EIA process, especially CEQA.  Students write a initial study, mitigated negative declaration and part of an EIR.  Students learn about the legal, procedural and content requirements of EIA documents and how to write assessments that focus on strong environmental protection.

                        Schedule:  Tuesday/Thursday, 12:00 - 1:15pm (lecture) and field trips/visits assigned by the instructor (must be equivalent to 32 hours for the semester) (first class meeting is August 26).

       

      Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment (EnvS 190), 1 section (4 unit course)

      Specific Qualifications:  Applicants must have a relevant degree, substantial course work, and academic and/or professional background in environmental impact assessment and CEQA, in particular.  Must be conversant in recent CEQA changes and have experience analyzing projects using EIA in a manner that focuses on strong environmental protection.  Must be effective at leading field trips, finding local projects undergoing the EIA process, and connecting with EIA experts.

      Course Description:   This course is required in the EIA Concentration and is a general field course for EnvS majors.  Content is focused on advanced work in the field of environmental impact assessment, including analysis of EIA documents for regulatory adequacy, consistency with local planning documents and technical accuracy. Prerequisite: ENVS core, ENVS 185 or instructor consent. Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/lab 2

      Schedule:  Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30 - 2:45pm (lecture) and field trips/visits assigned by the instructor (must be equivalent to 32 hours for the semester) (first class meeting is August 26).

       

      Important Notes: 

      *  Lecturers teaching 2 or more sections are eligible for benefits from the University.

      *  Instructors selected will be provided course materials to help with class design, as available.

       

      Application Procedures:

      Positions vacant until filled.  Priority attention given to applications submitted by August 1, so apply right away.  Email a letter of interest, vitae/resume with names of three professional/academic references, and an informal copy of your graduate transcripts to Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Acting Department Chair, at rachel.omalley@.... If needed, transcripts can be mailed to Dr. O'Malley at Department of Environmental Studies, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0115.  For more information, please email Dr. O'Malley. 

       

      Institutional Information:

      The Department of Environmental Studies was founded in 1970.  We grant B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees and serve over 300 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students.    There are seven full-time faculty members, complemented by as many as 12 lecturers a semester who teach specialty classes.  Visit: http://www.sjsu.edu/envs/ for more information on the Department of Environmental Studies. 

       

      San Jose State University, California’s oldest institution of public higher learning, is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose.  San Jose State University enrolls approximately 25,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so that our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

       

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