The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position in the area of Urban Planning. The successful candidate should possess at minimum 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: PPD 627 Design Skills for Planners.Â Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and excellent teaching evaluations.
This course will teach students the fundamentals of urban planners has profound, and increasing, impact on the physical design of the built environment. Planners participate in design review, conduct community design charettes, prepare and implement urban design guidelines, shape form-based codes and lead public processes for new planning policy. In these roles, planners are responsible for the image of the city as a whole and the quality of the public realm, ensuring that the work of individual architects andÂ developers is coherent and has design value. Design Skills for Urban Planners will cultivate the observation, description, analysis, and conceptualization skills related to urban spatial conditions, helping students learn to communicate confidently about design in both qualitative and quantitative ways.
1. Understand the tools designers use to see and comprehend the built environment and the
ability to use these tools meaningfully. Â
2. Practice critical thinking from a design perspective via the generation of written, verbal and
graphic design proposals. Â
3. Model an inclusive community design process and the presentation of visual arguments
through the use of design analysis and feedback loops.
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 $35 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.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.