One Year Postdoc at University of Colgate

Colgate University’s Department of Geography seeks to appoint a one-year postdoctoral scholar
in the field of Environmental Security to begin Fall semester 2013. We encourage
applications from candidates whose own expertise lies at the intersection of Ecology and
Security Studies, and whose research focuses on the effects of environmental insecurity
on vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. in
Geography, but applications from candidates in relevant Social Science fields who are
capable of linking environmental dimensions of geopolitics to threatened populations will
also be considered. The Postdoctoral Scholar will teach three courses, share their
research work with the community, and actively participate in and contribute to the life of
the Geography Department. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than
2011; persons holding tenure-track appointments are not eligible to apply. Ph.D.
candidates must have degree in hand by the time of appointment. This position carries a
competitive salary with full benefits and some research and/or travel support.

Colgate’s Geography Department currently consists of ten full-time faculty. It is housed in the
recently-constructed Robert H.N. Ho Interdisciplinary Science Center whose facilities
include well equipped GIS and visualization labs, both with lab technician support. For
additional information see the Geography Department web page
( With 2800
students and more than 250 faculty, Colgate combines the intimacy of a leading liberal
arts college with the breadth and depth of a research university. Developing and
sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational
mission. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer;
women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please submit an application letter and
supporting materials (CV, three recommendation letters, and sample of written work not
to exceed 20 pages; cover letter should indicate what research or writing the candidate
will be engaged in while at Colgate) as soon as possible to Review of completed applications will
begin April 15, 2013.

For further information, you may contact the chair of the search, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, at<