Announcement: Urban planning part-time instructor needed at San José State University’s Urban Planning Department to teach Housing (UrbP223A).
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Announcement: Urban planning part-time instructor needed at San José State
University’s Urban Planning Department to teach Housing (UrbP223A).
The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University is
searching for a part-time faculty member to teach Housing (UrbP 223A) in
the Fall 2010 semester.
This graduate-level course provides an overview of the housing situation
in the United States; an examination of the theory of housing markets and
framework for analyzing housing policies; and in-depth study of the
problem of affordable housing and critical examination of the steps that
the public, private, and non-profit sectors have taken to alleviate the
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1. Understand how market-driven, and regulatory demand and supply
side policies affect housing prices
2. Critically evaluate federal low-income housing policies
3. Analyze a jurisdiction’s housing policies, and understand how
regional- and local-level planning policies impact housing markets
4. Suggest ways to address affordable housing problem at the
The ideal candidate will have:
- Academic and/or professional experience in urban and regional
- A master’s degree (required).
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 November, and a signed, original letter from you
stating that the department may contact these references to ask about your
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
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 March 12, 2010.
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 at http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning
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