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Announcement: Urban planning part-time instructor needed at San José State University’s Urban Planning Department to teach Urban Community Development (UrbP 228)

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Dear MUP students, alumni and friends, Please help me distribute this position announcement widely to planning professionals who might be interested in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2010
      Dear MUP students, alumni and friends,

      Please help me distribute this position announcement widely to planning
      professionals who might be interested in teaching a community development
      class this coming Fall 2010 semester.

      Best wishes,


      Dayana Salazar
      Executive Director
      CommUniverCity San Jose

      Professor and Chair
      Urban and Regional Planning Department
      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      Phone: (408) 924-5854
      Fax: (408) 924-5872

      The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University is
      searching for a part-time instructor to teach Urban Community Development
      in the Fall 2010 semester.

      This graduate-level course provides an overview of the role, objectives
      and policies of the urban community development process; the social,
      economic, political and physical implications underlying community
      development programs; and relationships of these programs to comprehensive
      urban planning..
      This course explores how communities change, decline, and revitalize. It
      also looks at federal policies, laws, and programs and how they are played
      out at the local community level. Finally, the course examines strategies
      to address neighborhood and community issues including community
      organizing, leadership development and local community planning.
      At the end of the course students will understand the dynamics of
      community change and how to strategies, policies, laws, and financing to
      improve neighborhoods and their communities are developed.

      The ideal candidate will have:

      - Academic and/or professional experience in urban community

      - A master’s degree (required).

      This course will be offered on Thursdays, 7:15 – 10:00 p.m. Classes start
      in August 25, 2010.

      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 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 June 30, 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


      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.

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      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
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      staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable
      accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who

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