Friday, January 17, 2014

New Post Doc Position at DU Studying Access to Open Space

The Departments of Anthropology, History, Geography and the Environment, the College of Law and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the University of Denver have banded together and been awarded a grant to support a two-year postdoctoral fellow studying inequality in the provision of access to open space.  They will attempt to fill the position in the next few months. Applications are due by the end of February.

 “Depending upon the fellow’s interest and skills, the successful candidate might explore how open space legislation and its conservation partners have developed priorities for distributing funds around Colorado and the extent to which this funding has rectified, ameliorated, or aggravated inequity in the access to open space. A similar analysis might be conducted regarding bond measures or federal sources of funding, including the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In addition to post-dissertation research support, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with mentors toward providing a nucleus for a continued scholarly collaboration, interact with the faculty and graduate students in each of the sponsoring departments and divisions, and receive clerical and research support sufficient to allow the completion of a major research product during his or her time at DU.”

 “The ideal candidate would have training or a strong interest in spatial analysis, historical methodology, qualitative data analysis, and local government and land use planning policy and law. Candidates should be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. We do not expect the candidate to have experience in all areas of the fellowship, as training will be provided by the mentors. In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of inequality, we especially encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.”

For more info, contact Fred Cheever at Denver University.

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