[ECOLOG-L] Teaching Post–Doctoral Fellow

The Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University
invites applications for a Teaching Post–Doctoral Fellow to begin in
fall 2017. We seek an individual with exceptional potential as a
scholar and teacher who can contribute to our undergraduate and graduate
programs. The Department of Geography and the Environment is a dynamic
academic unit housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a
growing undergraduate program and a new graduate program, representing
Villanova’s strong investments in research and infrastructure, and a
longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching.

To contribute to continued Departmental growth and broaden our teaching
and research programs, we seek the following:
Teaching Post–Doctoral Fellow: We seek an environmental policy
specialist who will broaden the scope of expertise among the faculty in
the area of environmental policy and sustainability. The successful
candidate will develop and teach courses in areas such as environmental
policy, sustainability, energy, water, natural resources or related
fields for undergraduate and graduate students; and possibly non–majors
at the introductory level within their area of expertise. A Ph.D. in a
field related to environmental science, environmental policy,
sustainability, environmental geography, or other closely related
disciplines is required.

Teaching responsibilities will include lecture courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching obligation is twelve credit
hours per year divided into a 2/2 teaching load. This is a three-year
appointment. Requirements: the successful candidate will possess a
Ph.D. (or near completion) and have the training and background to teach
courses such as environmental change, water resources management,
environmental policy, energy policy, and courses related to
sustainability. The position entails a 50% teaching and 50% research
workload. The position will require the development and teaching of
course material and the supervision of undergraduate and possibly
graduate student research. Preference will be given to candidates with
promising research programs and the potential for publication in
prominent outlets. We are especially interested in candidates whose
teaching will contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity and
academic excellence.

The Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary
department with three undergraduate majors: Geography (BA),
Environmental Studies (BA), and Environmental Science (BS). The
Department currently has 10 faculty members and approximately 100
undergraduate majors, graduate students, along with two
interdisciplinary minor programs. The Department also hosts a new
Environmental Science (MS) master’s program. The University’s
commitment to and investment in the Department includes the construction
of new teaching and research laboratories to complement its existing
GIS, teaching, and research facilities.

Applicants must apply on-line at http://ift.tt/1GJcgrg. Review of
application materials will begin 1 October 2016, and will continue until
the position is filled. The online application should include a brief
letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a
statement of teaching philosophy to include brief descriptions of three
or four relevant courses the candidate is able to offer, a statement of
research experience and plans, curriculum vitae, and official graduate
and undergraduate transcripts. The names and contact information for
three referees are required and must be included. Referees will be
contacted directly and asked to submit confidential letters of
recommendation online to complete the application process.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.
Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral
component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who
understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and
values. Villanova is located in the ethnically, racially, and
culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. The Department values
dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching,
scholarship, and service. For a more detailed description of the
Department, please consult
http://ift.tt/1cNxNql, or contact Dr.
Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair (francis.galgano@villanova.edu).

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