Saturday, January 18, 2014

Open Space Fellow - Univ. of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality

Law Grads Eligible for Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Denver

Students who earned or will earn a JD between December 2011 and May 2014 are eligible to apply.


The post-doc will explore the history of open space protection, examining racial, ethnic, and socio-economic factors that may have influenced decisions about location, funding, and protection of public open space.

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality or IRISE is seeking a two-year postdoctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2014. We are seeking a candidate who is capable of bringing together insights from the disciplines of geography, environmental science, history, anthropology, law or a related field to the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic inequality and decisions about location, funding, and protection of public open space in the metropolitan United States. The fellow will be housed in the Department Geography and the Environment, with co-supervision and mentorship by faculty in the History and Anthropology departments, as well as the Sturm College of Law's Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their JD or PhD by June 30, 2014. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2011).

Fellows are sought for their expertise within their field of study; engagement in research, scholarship, and creative work grounded in understandings of (in)equality; and/or a consideration for the many ways in which the academy or particular fields promote or hinder the advancement of historically underrepresented communities. In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of inequality, we especially encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Salary is competitive and includes comprehensive benefits. In addition to the salary and research space, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to DU research facilities.

To apply, please complete the on-line application. In addition, if you have any questions, please email IRISEApplication deadline is February 28, 2014.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.