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.
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.
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://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/geoenv.html, or contact Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair ([email protected]).
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.
A Ph.D. in a field related to environmental science, environmental policy, sustainability, environmental geography, or other closely related disciplines is required.