Land Use Planning and Community Development Faculty

Land Use Planning and Community Development Faculty

The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College is seeking applicants with academic training and professional experience in land use planning principals and methods, community development, urban design, growth management, critical areas protection, and related, emerging fields/issues. This position will join with other faculty members from a variety of disciplines to develop curriculum that integrates principles of land use planning to broader issues. These include political, economic, social, aesthetic, moral, environmental, and ecological factors connected to stewardship of biomes, water, and energy resources. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and commitment to teaching in a liberal arts college at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Principles of design and planning are a key aspect of a liberal arts education. By its nature, land use planning has strong ties to citizen participation, public policy, government, community studies, environmental design, environmental protection, and public health. Increasingly, emerging issues such as sustainability, climate change, energy studies, preservation of water, agricultural and forest resources are integrated into state and local land use planning efforts. Developing a deep understanding of the relationships among the built and natural environments, democracy, community partnerships, sustainability and social justice is central to liberal arts education at The Evergreen State College.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in current and advanced land use planning principles and methods, and a strong curiosity about the relationship of human communities to the physical world. Enthusiasm for working with undergraduate and graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment is required. In addition to expertise in land use planning principles and methods, the successful candidate will demonstrate interest and experience in design as well as experience working with governmental, NGOs and community groups involved in land use decisions. The successful candidate should be able to contribute disciplinary coverage to some of the following areas: principles of urban and regional planning, the legal and Constitutional foundation of land use planning in the United States, economic development, habitat and critical areas protection, growth management, watershed management, riparian management, agricultural and forest resources, soil science, GIS and other related fields and issues.

The complete job announcement and application process is on our website.

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For more information contact:

Jan Sharkey
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW L2211
WA 98505

Phone: 360-867-6861
Fax: 360-867-6794
Email: [email protected]

Posted November 1, 2007

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