Assistant Prof. position at CU-Boulder: urban geographer of cities in the Global South

The Department of Geography and the International Affairs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Human Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 2017.

We seek an urban geographer of cities in the Global South. Applicants should have a strong record of conducting field research and engaging with theoretical debates in Geography.  Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching interests include geographies of food or water and whose research addresses social or environmental justice, broadly construed. The position will be jointly rostered in Geography and International Affairs, with teaching split evenly between the two.  Because the position requires substantial interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching in International Affairs, the successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching courses with an international focus.

All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 15, 2017.  Applications are accepted electronically at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06678  posting number 006678, and should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 page statements of research and teaching plans. Candidates must also provide the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 20 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

See http://geography.colorado.edu and http://www.colorado.edu/iafs for more information about the Geography Department and International Affairs Program at CU.

For further information and informal inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Jennifer Fluri (jennifer.fluri@colorado.edu).

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About Komali

Komalirani Yenneti is currently a doctoral researcher in School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and is researching on 'The Social acceptance, Politics and Public Perceptions of Renewable energy implementation in India' . Apart from this current position, Komali also holds a position as a Research Associate at the Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) and a communications officer at Energy Geographies Working Group - RGS. She is also a part of various international professional bodies such as Royal Geography Society- Institute of British Geographers, American Planning Association, American Architectural Engineering Institute, Royal Institute of British Architecture and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project which is a collaborative initiative of IHDP-UGEC, SARCS (Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START), and National Taipei University. She has about 3 years of industry and research experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Energy efficiency and Green buildings prior to becoming doctoral researcher where had the expertise on implementing the projects. She has several papers, book chapters written at national and international level and also has recently published a book on 'Carbon finance and Decentralised Composting Projects'. She also presented at various national and international conferences. She also received various awards such as Vastushilpa foundation gold medal, Hyderabad industries gold medal, W.C Kane memorial peace prize, Brightest Young climate leader, Young environmentalist award etc. She also has several prestigious grants and scholarships in her basket of achievements. Her expertise lies in the areas of Urban Development Plans, Urban regeneration, Decentralization of solid waste management, Green buildings and Energy efficient buildings with energy audits, simulations and policy making, GHG accounting, reporting and carbon abatement under Clean Development Mechanism, Developing Mitigation and Adaption strategies for climate change with focus on cities, urban and transportation planning and specialization on Public transport and Civil Aviation sector
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