Adjunct Instructor of Environmental Planning & Analysis
Department of Urban Planning & Spatial Analysis
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in Environmental Planning & Analysis. The successful candidate should possess a Masterâs degree with appropriate experience. The candidate will be able to teach graduate level environmental planning and analysis course related to one or more of the following areas: PPDE 640 Environmental Planning & Analysis.Â Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.
This course will teach students the fundamentals of environmental planning and policy from an urban perspective.Â It will address the nature and extent of environmental problems and how impacts are distributed across population groups.Â It will consider impacts from various industry sectors and other sources, focusing primarily but not exclusively on human health outcomes. It will examine theoretical explanations for environmental problems and their distribution.Â The course will address global climate change in the urban context, including increased risks of major weather events and the challenges of responding to major events in large metropolitan areas.Â The final part of the course discusses policy and planning strategies for reducing environmental damages and increasing urban sustainability.Â The course is organized in three parts.Â Part 1 describes urban environmental problems, their impacts, and discusses some explanations for their persistence.Â Part 2 addresses global climate change in the urban context.Â Part 3 examines analysis and policy strategies for mitigation environmental damages and achieving more sustainable metropolitan areas.
General understanding of the main environmental problem in metropolitan areas
General understanding of the relationships of pollution, exposure, risk, and health outcomes
Market failures and consequences
Environmental justice theory and consequences
Risks from global climate change and strategies for responding to and managing them
The special challenge of major weather events in large metropolitan areas
Methods for analyzing environmental impacts and evaluating mitigation strategies
Policy approaches for reducing environmental impacts
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; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and three undergraduate degrees.Â USC is one of the nationâs premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the universityâs reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $81 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the schoolâs research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups.Â 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.
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