The positions are part of a new, transdisciplinary project funded by the State of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen Foundation entitled “Educating Future Change Agents – Higher Education as a Motor of the Sustainability Transformation”.
About the Project
Higher education for sustainable development supports future change agents in acquiring competencies necessary for undertaking the societal transition towards sustainability. The range of competencies considered critical for change agents in sustainability can be summarized in a small set of key competencies. Conveyance and acquisition of key competencies in sustainability would ideally happen on two levels. The first is the level of courses, with their topics, learning objectives, pedagogies, and assessments. The second, complementary level is the level of curricula, which is composed of courses and also includes cross-cutting programs and pedagogies (e.g., problem-based learning programs), embedded in particular institutional cultures.
There are two postdoctoral associate positions, each focusing on a different project aspect. You will be expected to work closely with the research consortium, including one other postdoctoral associate (level of curricula), four Principal Investigators, and five PhD students.
The Community GIS Project Leader is an AAUP represented non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Research Associate 1.
Principal duties of the position:
• Community geography – engage with communities throughout the Portland region to identify innovating mapping and other data visualizations to serve community needs.
• Provide GIS analysis support for projects in IMS and PRC.
• Possibly teach within the undergraduate or graduate programs within the College of Urban and Public Affairs or in PSU’s University Studies program.
• Contribute to strategic planning for IMS and PRC.
|Application Deadline: Screening begins February 8, 2016 and remains open until finalists are identified.
The Research Symposium represents one of the GSC’s core missions: to promote communication between disciplines and across the schools. This is a great opportunity for graduate students to develop and hone their public speaking skills. It will challenge you to discuss your research with an audience of diverse academic backgrounds and allow the Tufts community to appreciate the extent of scholarly work that takes place here. The theme of this year’s symposium is effective communication. You can chose to present in one or more of the three different sessions: 15-minute presentations, 5-minute presentations, and a poster session.
ICIC is seeking a research and advisory intern who is able to work part-time throughout the spring 2016 semester. There is the possibility to continue through the summer. The intern will work closely with research and advisory staff to support research projects concerning urban economic development, food system resilience, and business growth issues.