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- Full-Time Lecturer in Environmental and Urban Studies, The University of Chicago
Full-Time Lecturer in Environmental and Urban Studies
The University of Chicago
In the early twenty-first century, environmental challenges -- including deforestation, climate change, pollution, water scarcity, habitat loss, and the food and energy needs of a rapidly urbanizing population -- are among the most pressing issues facing the world. Many environmental processes operate at a global scale and create natural and human consequences that cannot be addressed solely from within a single area or discipline. At the same time, local and historical conditions are always at issue in addressing environmental processes, problems, and possibilities. The study of critical environmental issues requires both area specific knowledge and knowledge that crosses traditional academic and geographic boundaries. The Environmental and Urban Studies program allows students to address these issues through focused interdisciplinary coursework and research. The undergraduate Environmental and Urban Studies major is housed in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues incorporating models and methods from the humanities, social and natural sciences.
The College at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Environmental and Urban Studies program. The Lecturer will be expected to contribute to Environmental and Urban Studies major by teaching core and elective courses, mentoring undergraduate theses, supervising internships and experiential programs, participating in Environmental and Urban Studies activities, including the Chicago Studies Quarter, and keeping current with research in the field. The successful candidate will develop coursework that contributes to the Environmental and Urban Studies core curriculum, and builds learning experiences that engages students with relevant professional communities.
The position is a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three-year terms, to begin on September 1, 2017, and comes with a teaching commitment of six courses per year, including at least one of the two core courses "Human Impact on the Environment" and "Making the Natural World: Foundations of Human Ecology". This position requires a PhD, research publications, practitioner experience, and a proven record of teaching excellence and mentoring in at least one field relevant to environmental and/or urban studies. Topics of interest to the committee include the study of socio-natural systems and frameworks, built environment, food policy, environment and health and environmental and/or urban policy. Familiarity with environmental organizations in the Chicago area is desired.
To apply for this position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03307, and upload 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement that describes prior teaching experience, pedagogical approaches, expertise in environmental and/or urban studies, and experience mentoring undergraduate students; 4) sample syllabi; 5) teaching evaluations; 6) two published or unpublished research papers; and 7) names and contact information for three references.
The application deadline is May 19, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered.
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