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Hiring lecturers to teach urban planning classes at SJSU in Fall 2012

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State University is searching for part-time faculty to teach the following classes in the Fall 2012
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2012
      The Urban and Regional Planning Department at San José State
      University is searching for part-time faculty to teach the following
      classes in the Fall 2012 semester.

      - Seminar on Urban and Regional Planning (URBP 200)
      - Community Assessment (URBP 201)
      - Urban Design Studio (URBP 232)
      - Urban and Regional Development Policy Analysis (URBP 236)
      - Introduction to Environmental Planning (URBP 240)
      - Growth Management (6 weeks of the semester only) (URBP 255)

      Please see below for a description of the classes, desired instructor
      qualifications, application procedures, and information about the
      department and university.

      For the Fall 2012 semester, classes meet from August 22 to December
      18. All classes meet one day a week.

      Syllabi from past semesters of all the classes listed can be found here:

      * * * *


      This 4-unit graduate course presents an overview of the historical
      development of urban and regional planning in the United States, as
      well as prominent theories of urban planning practice.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Wednesdays, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.


      In this 8-unit graduate-level studio course, students apply theories
      and techniques of community participation and analysis to identify the
      assets, problems, and opportunities of an urban community.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Wednesdays, from 4:00 – 9:30 p.m.


      In this 4-unit graduate course, students apply urban design theories,
      methods and principles to a current urban development issue.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Wednesdays, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.


      This 4-unit graduate course introduces students to the policy analysis
      process with particular reference to urban and regional planning and
      development. Among other techniques, students apply quantitative
      methods such as extrapolation techniques, population and economic
      projection models, and spatial interaction models for policy analysis.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Thursdays, from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.


      This 4-unit graduate course examines the fundamental concepts and
      issues related to urban environment that planners face with a focus on
      land use and open space planning, planning and use of urban resources,
      interactions of urban residents and the physical environment, and the
      role of government in formulating appropriate policies and strategies.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Tuesdays, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

      Special note: This course will integrate an urban agriculture project,
      to be designed in partnership with Professor Hilary Nixon.


      This 4-unit graduate-level course covers the causes and consequences
      of sprawl, as well as growth management and smart growth programs at
      the state, regional, and local level.

      The course will be offered in Fall 2012 on Tuesdays, from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

      Special note: An instructor is needed to cover the class for 6 weeks
      only, from August 28 to October 2.

      * * * *


      The ideal candidate will have:

      1. A master’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field (required).

      2. Substantial professional and/or academic experience related to the
      course subject matter.

      3. A strong record of teaching experience.

      TO APPLY:

      Please email the following four items, preferably as a SINGLE file, to
      Professor Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Chair of the Urban and Regional
      Planning Department, at asha.weinstein.agrawal@....

      1. A statement briefly explaining the class(es) 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 June, and a statement from you that the department may
      contact these references to ask about your qualifications.

      4. One sample of your professional writing (sole-authored documents only).

      If you have questions about the positions, please contact Professor
      Agrawal at asha.weinstein.agrawal@... or 408-924-5853.

      Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2012, and continue until
      the positions are filled.


      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.

      More information about the Urban and Regional Planning Department is
      available at: http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning


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