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Announcement: Part-time instructors needed at San José State University?s Urban & Regional Planning Department.

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  • Asha Agrawal
    The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University seeks part-time faculty to teach two classes in the Spring 2008 semester, one on
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      The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University seeks part-time faculty to teach two classes in the Spring 2008 semester, one on growth management and one on policy analysis. Please see below for a description of the classes and application procedures.


      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

      ** Urban Growth Management (URBP 255) **

      The course examines growth management/smart growth programs at the state, regional and local level.  Students will learn how regulatory, political, and economic frameworks at the regional and state level can facilitate implementation of such programs. The course begins with an introduction to sprawl and discusses the causes, consequences and costs of sprawl. Second, it discusses the physical, social, economic, and environmental dimensions of growth management. Lastly, it looks at new approaches to designing the built environment that can facilitate growth management.

      The ideal candidate would:

      a) take a regional approach to managing growth;
      b) highlight the limitations of local smart growth policies in the absence of supporting frameworks at the regional/state level;
      c) include the most recent, cutting-edge research on growth management in the readings and class discussion; and
      d) discuss and critique peer-reviewed journal articles and teach students to do the same.

      The instructor must be willing to work with the department chair to ensure that the course design fits with the department's learning objectives for URBP 255.

      Graduate students and upper-division undergraduates may enroll in this course.

      This course will meet on Wednesday evenings, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m., beginning January 23, 2008.



      ** Urban and Regional Development Policy Analysis (URBP 236) **

      The course teaches the policy analysis process, with particular reference to urban and regional planning and development.  Students learn different policy evaluation techniques, as well as methods to assess what form of evaluation is appropriate in different contexts. The class fulfills a university writing requirement, so the instructor must assign a substantial writing assignment that students complete individually.

      The instructor must be willing to work with the department chair to ensure that the course design fits with the department's learning objectives for URBP 236.

      Graduate and upper division undergraduate students may enroll in this course.

      This course will meet on Thursday evenings, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m., beginning January 24, 2008.


      QUALIFICATIONS

      - Master's degree in urban planning or a closely related field (required)
      - Significant professional experience desired
      - Teaching experience desired


      TO APPLY

      Applicants must submit three items:

      1. A statement explaining the class(es) you wish to teach and your qualifications for the position.

      2. A resume

      3. A list of three references and a signed letter from you stating that the members of the department’s Faculty Recruitment Committee may contact these references.


      Applications will be reviewed starting on December 3, 2007, and review will continue until the positions are filled.

      Submit all items by mail to Dr. Asha W. Agrawal at: Department of Urban & Regional Planning, San José State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0185.

      If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Agrawal by email (asha.weinstein.agrawal@...) or phone (408-924-5853).


      THE DEPARTMENT

      The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Urban Planning. This program, accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, was established in 1970 to prepare skilled professionals who are well grounded in the theories, methods, and techniques of planning in local, regional, and state government for the purpose of improving the quality of urban regions. A special mission of the department is to promote planning educational opportunities for a diverse student population, including working students who prefer to attend the program on a part-time basis.

      For further information about the Urban and Regional Planning Department, please visit our website: http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning
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