[ES_JOBS_NET] Mendel Science Experience Post-Doctoral Fellow (Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing)

Steven Goldsmith steven.goldsmith at villanova.edu
Mon Apr 8 09:03:53 MDT 2013

Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow within the Department of Geography & the Environment. The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions.  Positions are 50:50 teaching and research.  Fellows will team-teach a laboratory science course for non-science-majors, develop and teach an upper level undergraduate course, will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentors, and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. The position begins in August 2013.

Candidates with a background in biology, geology, environmental science, or similar fields with research interests in watersheds and/or coastal ecosystems are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have an interest in the environmental impacts of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction are highly encouraged. We are particularly interested in those with experience in evaluating the fates of nutrients, sediments, and/or contaminants in either riverine or tidal marsh systems. The successful applicant will enhance our ongoing research on watersheds and tidal marsh ecosystems, with a new focus on natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale (Please see our websites http://homepage.villanova.edu/nathaniel.weston and http://goldsmithenvironmental.com<http://goldsmithenvironmental.com/> for more information on research in our labs). Applicants are expected to assist faculty in the Department of Geography and the Environment by co-teaching a Mendel Science Experience course on climate change in the fall of 2013 and co-design and teach an MSE course focused on the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the fall of 2014.  Applicants are also expected to design and teach a new upper-level environmental science course in their research area.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, transcripts of all graduate work, and a cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, a plan for research that indicates collaboration with the faculty mentors, a proposal for teaching that includes the hydraulic-fracturing Mendel Science Experience course for non-science-majors and an upper level environmental science elective course, and names and contact information for three references.  Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu.  Review of applications will begin on 20 April 2013; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO Employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
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