The Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University 
invites applications for a Teaching Post–Doctoral Fellow to begin in 
fall 2018. We seek an individual with exceptional potential as a scholar 
and teacher who can contribute to our undergraduate programs. The 
Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary 
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.
To contribute broaden our teaching and research programs, we seek a 
Teaching Post–Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies. We seek a highly 
qualified candidate who will broaden the scope of expertise among the 
faculty in the area of environmental studies. The successful candidate 
will develop and teach courses in the area of environmental studies or 
associated fields for undergraduate students within their area of 
expertise. A Ph.D. in a field related to environmental studies is 

Teaching responsibilities will include lecture and seminar-style courses 
at the undergraduate level. The teaching obligation is twelve credit 
hours divided into a 2/2 teaching load. This is a three–year 
appointment. Requirements: the successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. 
(or completed by August 2018) and have the training and background to 
teach courses such as environmental studies, environmental 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 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.  

The Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary 
department with three undergraduate majors (Geography (BA), 
Environmental Studies (BA), and Environmental Science (BS)) along with 
two interdisciplinary minor programs. The Department currently has 10 
full–time faculty and approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate 
students. The Department also hosts a new Environmental Science (MS) 
master’s program. The University’s commitment to and investment in the 
Department includes the construction of new teaching and research 
laboratories to complement its existing GIS, teaching, and research 

Applicants must apply on-line at Review of 
application materials will begin 15 September 2017, and will continue 
until the position is filled. The online application should include a 
brief letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a 
statement of teaching philosophy to include brief descriptions of two or 
three relevant courses the candidate is able to offer, a statement of 
research experience and plans, curriculum vitae, and official graduate 
and undergraduate transcripts. The names and contact information for 
three referees are required and must be included. Referees will be 
contacted directly by the search committee and asked to submit 
confidential letters of recommendation online to complete the 
application process.  

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, or 
contact Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair 

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