The Environmental Studies Department is currently searching for the following position.
Human Geography and Urban Studies
Davidson College's Environmental Studies Department seeks a one-year visiting appointment in Human Geography and Urban Studies. The ideal candidate will specialize in human-environment relationships in urban areas. Area of specialization is open but may include environmental conservation and sustainability, environmental justice, social demography and immigration, urban agriculture or land use planning.
The ideal candidate should be able to combine theoretical and practical approaches and quantitative methods (e.g. GIS, remote sensing, demographic analysis) with qualitative approaches (e.g. interviews, case studies, content analysis) in the study of urban environmental issues. An interest in interdisciplinarity and an ability to connect insights from the field of geography with perspectives from other social science disciplines represented at Davidson (e.g. sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and anthropology) is preferred. Research agendas can be comparative with a U.S. and/or international focus. Previous research interest on Southeastern topics is desirable, but not necessary.
Environmental Studies is a new interdisciplinary major at Davidson, and the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by July 2013, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and a willingness to serve as an undergraduate research mentor. The individual will be expected to teach a 3/2 combination of upper and lower level courses including mentoring a cluster of capstone projects in the fall. Consult our website (http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x15800.xml) for a full description of the position, the department and the capstone experience. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this position, please visit https://jobs.davidson.edu. A complete application will include a CV, cover letter, teaching statement that addresses student mentoring, and names/contact information for three references.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.
Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.