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Postdoctoral Scholar in Geography
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
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Date Posted October 18, 2019
Postdoctoral-Earth Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary

The Department of Geography and the interdisciplinary program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to support our newly developed online Graduate Certificate and MA in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies. The postdoctoral position is an excellent opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty in creating and implementing a new online Graduate Certificate and MA in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Candidates will have research and teaching expertise and interests in environmental and sustainability studies including, but not limited to, political ecology, sustainability science, environmental economics, or environmental policy, governance, and management. Candidates will hold a PhD in geography or a related social sciences or humanities discipline and have demonstrated experience in teaching and developing curricula in their field of expertise. Ideal candidates will have experience and interest in online teaching. Particularly desirable is the demonstrable ability to develop new online courses and to create high quality and interactive learning experiences with students from a range of backgrounds.

The preferred start date is October 1, 2019. The position will require, among other tasks, curriculum development, course materials development, LMS online course shell development, and teaching courses in the online program. The post-doctoral position is initially for one year, renewable for a second year.

Applicants must submit the following: (1) a cover letter and an up to date CV [upload as one document under CV]; (2) a statement describing research interests [upload under Specific Request 1]; (3) a) a teaching statement that addresses pedagogy and tactics used to create interactive learning environments, and evidence of teaching ability [upload as one document under Specific Request 2]; and (4) up to three article reprints [upload as one document under Specific Request 3]. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Patricia Ehrkamp ( Our website:


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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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