Teaching Postodoctoral fellow at Villanova University

The Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University invites applications for a three-year appointment as a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow to begin in Fall 2020. We seek an individual with exceptional potential as a scholar and teacher who can contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs, while assisting with a new co-sponsored faculty research project. The position entails a 50% teaching and 50% research workload. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the environmental impacts of plastics in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems and able to complement existing Departmental strengths in marine biogeochemistry, coral reef ecosystems, environmental geochemistry and/or watershed biogeochemistry. We seek a candidate able to teach courses in introductory environmental science and an upper-level undergraduate course in their discipline. A Ph.D. (or near completion in a field related to environmental science, earth sciences, biogeochemistry, oceanography, or other closely related disciplines is required. Teaching responsibilities will include lecture plus laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching obligation is twelve credit hours per year divided into a 2/2 teaching load.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist with a new research project evaluating historical and modern-day plastic accumulation on beach and nearshore ecosystems in southwest Puerto Rico. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant past research experiences with the potential for publication in prominent outlets, experience supervising undergraduate student research, and interest in writing grant proposals. Nominal research funds are available to support this project. The candidate will join a collaborative and active research team of faculty primary investigators, research technician, graduate and undergraduate students.
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 of Geography and the Environment, please consult http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/geoenv.html, or contact Dr. Lisa Rodrigues (lisa.rodrigues@villanova.edu<mailto:lisa.rodrigues@villanova.edu> and/or Dr. Steven Goldsmith (steven.goldsmith@villanova.edu<mailto:steven.goldsmith@villanova.edu> who will serve as mentors for this position.
Review of applications will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 with online and on-campus interviews scheduled for January 2020.
Lisa J Rodrigues
Associate Professor
Geography & the Environment
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
610-519-7534
Mendel Hall G67H

 

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