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Urban planning part-time instructors needed at San José State University?s Urban Planning Department

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Announcement: Urban planning part-time instructors needed at San José State University?s Urban Planning Department to teach: - Quantitative Methods -
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      Announcement: Urban planning part-time instructors needed at San José
      State University?s Urban Planning Department to teach:

      - Quantitative Methods
      - Communications Skills for Planners
      - Growth Management
      - Environmental Planning Topics

      The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University is
      searching for part-time faculty to teach urban planning classes in the
      Spring 2009 semester. Please see below for a description of the classes
      and application procedures.

      QUANTITATIVE METHODS II (URBP 204B)

      This course seeks to acquaint graduate students with research tools for
      modeling social, economic, and physical data for urban and regional
      planning. A broad range of models is introduced including, population and
      employment projections, gravity models, and multivariate regression
      analysis, including both ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and
      binary logistic regression analysis. Students learn to construct and/or
      apply the various models. A primary objective of the course is to provide
      an understanding of the operation and use of the models, and to link the
      use of the models with the appropriate urban and regional planning
      scenarios.

      The ideal candidate will have:
      - Academic or professional experience using some or all of the
      models taught in this course in an urban or regional planning context.
      - The ability to help the students identify how the specific models
      fit in the overall research design.
      - The ability to provide the students the quantitative skills
      required to develop the models, as well as the higher-level skills
      required to interpret and use the models? findings for policy formulation;
      - The ability to incorporate the most recent, cutting-edge research
      using these models in the readings and class discussion.
      - The ability to discuss and critique peer-reviewed journal articles
      using these models and teach students to do the same.
      - A master?s degree (required).

      This is a required course for the master?s students of the Urban and
      Regional Planning Department.

      Two sections of URBP 204B are scheduled for the Spring 2009 semester. The
      first section will meet on Wednesdays, 7:15 ?10:00 p.m. and the second on
      Thursday evenings, 7:15 ?10:00 p.m. Classes start on January 22, 2009.
      In your correspondence, please specify which of the two course sections
      you would prefer to teach.



      COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PLANNERS (URBP 213)

      This graduate-level course teaches urban planning students how to prepare
      high-quality written documents and oral presentations. The class is
      taught in a hands-on style, using real-world writing and speaking
      exercises relevant to planning professionals.


      The ideal candidate will have:

      - Excellent writing and public speaking skills.

      - Experience teaching writing and/or public speaking.

      - Experience working as a professional planner or in a profession
      with similar writing and speaking standards, such as public policy.

      - Experience writing research reports that comply with both
      professional and academic citation practices.

      - A master?s degree (required).

      In addition, the instructor must agree to work with the current instructor
      of the course to design the class so that it follows closely the
      assignments and readings currently being taught in URBP 213 (see
      http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/weinstein.agrawal/urbp213.htm).

      This is a required course for the master?s students of the Urban and
      Regional Planning Department.

      Two sections of this course will be offered in Spring 2009: then first
      section will be on Mondays, from 4:00 ? 6:45 p.m.; and the second on
      Thursdays, 7:15 ? 10:00 p.m. Classes start on January 22, 2009.
      In your correspondence, please specify which of the two course sections
      you would prefer to teach.


      GROWTH MANAGEMENT (URBP 255)

      This graduate-level course extensive study of causes, consequences and
      costs of sprawl; study of growth management and smart growth programs at
      the state, regional and local level, including the rationale, techniques,
      and economic, political, and organizational implications.

      The ideal candidate will have:

      - Academic or professional experience in growth management.

      - A master?s degree (required).

      This course will be offered on Thursdays, from 7:15 ? 10:00 p.m. Classes
      start on January 22, 2009.


      ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING TOPICS (URBP 260)

      This graduate-level course provides in-depth examination of selected
      topics specifically related to environmental planning. The topics to be
      examined can change depending on the interest of the instructor.


      The ideal candidate will have:

      - Academic or professional experience in environmental planning.

      - A master?s degree (required).

      This course will be offered on Wednesdays, from 4:00 ? 6:45 p.m. Classes
      start on January 22, 2009.


      TO APPLY:

      Please submit:

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

      2. A resume.

      3. The names and contact information for three references who will be
      available in early December, and a signed, original letter from you
      stating that the department may contact these references to ask about your
      qualifications.

      4. A sample of your professional writing (professional reports, plans,
      staff reports, articles for professional journals, etc.).

      Please submit your application by email to:

      Dayana Salazar, Chair
      Urban and Regional Planning Department
      dayana.salazar@...

      San José State University
      San José, CA 95192-0185

      If you have questions about the positions, please contact Professor
      Salazar at dayana.salazar@... or 408-924-5854.

      Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2008.


      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, is designed 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. In addition, it
      provides students with an opportunity for developing a significant
      background in a particular area of specialization. A special mission of
      the department is to promote planning education 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


      THE UNIVERSITY:

      San José State University is California?s oldest institution of public
      higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San
      Francisco Bay in downtown San José, hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley
      high-technology research and development center. Many of California?s
      most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are
      conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State
      University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage
      of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to
      increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and
      the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

      SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to
      nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin,
      sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age,
      disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal
      and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and
      staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable
      accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who
      self-disclose.

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