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