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Adjunct Instructor in Urban and Land EconomicsApply Faculty Los Angeles, California
University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Urban Planning & Spatial Analysis Department
Adjunct Instructor in Urban and Land Economics
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position. The candidate will be able to teach graduate level courses on basic concepts of urban and land economics with explicit emphasis on how planning and development are shaped by the metropolitan economic context and how key theoretical elements inform planning and development questions. This includes a focus on neighborhood levels of geography and how theory suggests that the neighborhood links to and is influenced by the broader metropolitan context. Topics include questions of regulation, economic instruments, infrastructure (or development) financing, economic development, and the role of creativity, culture, and formal and informal economies in modern cities.
The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. or an advanced degree with appropriate experience in a related field (such as MPL, MRED, MARCH, MLARCH, MPA, MPP, MBA). Candidate must also have significant professional experience in planning or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations. The position is not restricted geographically and can be filled by a candidate with broadband internet access. Adjunct instructor responsibilities include delivery of course content, scheduling office hours and being accessible to students as appropriate, and grading. Each instructor is expected to provide students with a syllabus outlining the course goals, schedule and all requirements for the course under the direction of the Department Chair.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy: The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and three undergraduate degrees. USC is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. For additional information, see our website: https://priceschool.usc.edu/
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.
Apply for this Position: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one or more sample syllabi, and one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations.
REQ20070644 Posted Date: 02/05/2019 Apply