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August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

San Jose State University

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Urban and Regional Planning
Department Chair (Tenure)

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461483
Date Posted: 10/24/2018
Date Inactive: 12/15/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Department Chair (Tenure)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: San Jose, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Urban Planning
Regional Economics
Environmental Planning
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Subject to Budgetary Approval
Urban and Regional Planning
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24798
Rank: Associate or Full Professor with Tenure

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field from an accredited institution, an established history of excellence in the classroom, research, and service that meets San José State University’s requirements for tenure, a commitment to program development, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include expertise in one or more of the following areas: sustainable development; physical and land use planning; planning institutions, governance, and law; and qualitative or quantitative research methods. Successful applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, and must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, advisement, and academic program leadership.

As department chair, the successful candidate is expected to lead the department through a period of major changes both at SJSU and in planning practice. The chair will also perform tasks needed to maintain the department’s accredited status with the Planning Accreditation Board. In addition, the successful candidate will perform the administrative duties regularly assigned to department chairs at SJSU, such as scheduling courses, hiring faculty, managing the department budget, assessing program outcomes, and responding to student and faculty complaints. The chair, like all department faculty, is expected to teach core classes, maintain an active research agenda, and engage in service activities.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: July 1, 2019
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, please submit your application with the following materials at by November 30, 2018
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- Statement of research plans
- Names and contact information of at least three references who have agreed to write letters on your behalf.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/30/2018
Application Instructions:
Questions may be directed to:
Professor Colleen Haight, Interim Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Department
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0185