Tennessee: The University of the South seeks Postdoctoral Teaching/Research Fellow

24 Nov

Position Available for a Postdoctoral Teaching/Research Fellow in Environmental Studies with focus on Human Interactions with the Land. The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral teaching and research fellow in Human Interactions with the Land to begin in the Fall of 2011. Funded by a grant to the Associated Colleges of the South from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this fellowship provides a training
opportunity for a career path in a liberal arts college setting. The position is 50% teaching (three courses per year) and 50% research.

We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar who is engaged in the study of land use. We are especially interested in candidates specializing in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Land Conservation, and Social Forestry, but we will also consider those with interests that complement our existing strengths such as Planning and Rural Economic Sustainability. Applicants with persuasive claims that they have completed the Ph.D. by June 2011 will be the best candidates for this position.

The Environmental Studies Program at The University of the South is broadly interdisciplinary. It offers degrees in Natural Resources and the Environment, Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Chemistry, and Environmental Policy. A large and diverse group of faculty from seventeen departments, spanning the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, participate actively in the program.

The University of the South comprises a highly-ranked College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a well-regarded School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre domain on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

Documents should be in pdf or doc format. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests and contact information for three references to:
Tracy Hall
Faculty Hiring Specialist
The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Submission via email is preferred: thall@sewanee.edu

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
The University of the South is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Posted online at: <http://sitemason.sewanee.edu/files/ixpYhG/EnvironmentalStudies%20_3_.pdf>http://sitemason.sewanee.edu/files/ixpYhG/EnvironmentalStudies%20_3_.pdf

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