[COMM-ORG] job: academic, Occidental College, no salary info
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Sat Feb 6 11:29:55 CST 2010
From: "Peter Dreier" <dreier at oxy.edu>
Sorry for this mass email, but I want to spread the word that Occidental
College has a one-year full-time visiting position in Urban &
Environmental Policy (UEP) for the next academic year – Fall 2010 and
Spring 2011 semesters. I would appreciate your help in spreading the
word. If you know of any people who might be good candidates for this
position, please let them know – or let me know and I’ll contact them.
Thank you. Peter Dreier
Urban & Environmental Policy Program
Occidental College invites applications for a one-year full-time
visiting position at the Assistant Professor level for our Fall 2010 and
Spring 2011 semesters in the Urban and Environmental Policy (UEP) Program.
For this position, we are seeking someone with expertise and teaching
interests in the following areas:
1. Environmental justice and the history of the environmental and
environmental justice movements;
2. Community-based research methods in planning and policy analysis
3. Community development and community economic development with a focus
on community organizing and leadership development.
We are particularly eager to find candidates who also have an interest
in the link between these issues and equity issues.
Our new colleague would be expected to teach five courses over two
semesters, including UEP 101 (Environment and Society), our
introductory-level course and at least two of the three courses listed
above (history of environmental and environmental justice movements,
community-based research methods, and community economic development).
We would also be interested in candidate who is able to make linkages
with our other courses, including (1) local and global public health;
(2) food politics and policy; (3) urban policy and politics; and (4) our
community organizing and internship course.
UEP is an interdisciplinary major that involves faculty in politics,
sociology, economics, history, biology, geology, and other disciplines.
We will consider candidates with training in a variety of disciplines,
including urban planning, political science, sociology, environmental
studies, public policy, economics, history, and law. Candidates with
practical political/community/planning and organizing experience are
strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage candidates who are familiar
with Los Angeles and the community, environmental, labor, nonprofit, and
faith-based organizations in the region.
Candidates should be immersed in the pedagogy of community based
learning and able to expand the College's efforts to promote
internships, community based learning in classes, and partnerships with
public, private, and non profit organizations in Los Angeles,
California, and Washington, D.C. The UEP program is closely linked with
the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, through which students,
faculty and staff engage in applied research and community engagement.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest demonstrating a commitment
to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment, and
including a statement of teaching philosophy, areas of teaching
interest, examples of relevant coursework; a curriculum vitae; samples
of scholarly or creative work; and two letters of recommendation to
Professor Peter Dreier, Chair, Urban & Environmental Policy Program,
Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA. 90041. All
materials are due by April 1, 2010. Please note in your resume that you
are interested in the 1-year appointment. (We will also have 3-year
position available beginning in Fall 2011, which we will begin
recruiting for at the end of 2010).
Occidental College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community
and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs
that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational
experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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