Environmental and Urban Studies

Graduate Preceptor in Environmental and Urban Studies

The Environmental and Urban Studies Program invites applications for one preceptor position for the 2017-2017 academic year.  Environmental and Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the strengths of the University of Chicago to address human interaction with the natural world and the built environment. The B.A. program combines specialized course work in the social and natural sciences with broad-based distribution requirements to prepare students to understand and address complex environmental issues.  The program is the academic home of the Chicago Studies Quarter and the Chicago Studies Certificate Program

Responsibilities:

1.  Coordinate and conduct one section of the Winter quarter B.A, Colloquium in Environmental and Urban Studies in close consultation with the faculty and program Director
2.  Assist Environmental and Urban Studies majors and minor, providing thesis advice and program support, with forous on the Socionatural Frameworks and Environmntal Economics and Policy tracks within the major
3.  Advise students in the development of their programs of study, coordinating and maintaining lists of approved courses, and maintaining appropriate documentation
4.  Advise students seeking placements and funding for their required internship/field studies programs
5.  Work with the program Director, Program Coordinator and College Advisors to ensure all major and minor requirements are up to date and understood

Advanced graduate students who specialize in environmental and urban topics, regardless of academic discipline or Division, are encouraged to apply. To apply, you should submit a C.V., cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position, two letters of recommendation, and a detailed description and syllabus for ENST 29802. One recommendation should come from your faculty advisor and the second from another faculty member familiar with your work. Submit all materials to pge@uchicago.edu.  Please include your GAI status and student ID number on your cover letter.  Applications are due May 26, 2017.

The Successful applicant will be appointed by the Social Sciences Collegiate Division as Environmental Studies Preceptor for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The stipend is $7,500 or $9000 depending on GAI or Post-GAI status.

Consult http://pge.uchicago.edu/for course descriptions and program information.
All inquiries should be addressed: pge@uchicago.edu.

29802. B.A. Colloquium II (Winter Seminar). PQ: Open only to students with fourth-year standing who are majoring in Environmental Studies.. This colloquium assists students in conceptualizing, researching, and writing their B.A. theses through weekly peer workshops and individual advising sessions. Winter.

Environmental and Urban Studies Prize Lectureship

The Environmental and Urban Studies major invites proposals for a one-quarter undergraduate course to be taught in the 2017-2018 academic year. Environmental and Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the strengths of the University of Chicago to address human interaction with the natural world. The B.A. program combines specialized course work in the social and natural sciences with broad-based distribution requirements to prepare students to understand and address complex environmental issues.

We especially welcome proposals for courses that deal with interdisciplinary environmental topics including but not limited to environmental economics and policy, development, globalization, environmental history, landscape studies and human ecology, and environmental ethics, philosophy, and representation. Preference will be given to proposals that include substantial international and interdisciplinary content.

Advanced graduate students who specialize in environmental qne urban topics, regardless of academic discipline, are encouraged to apply. The Successful applicant will be appointed by the Social Sciences Collegiate Division as Environmental and Urban Studies Prize Lecturer for the academic quarter in which the course will be offered. The lectureships are meant to afford advanced graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.

A proposal should be aimed at the educational objectives of undergraduate majors. It should not be as specialized as a dissertation, but it should be designed with the interdisciplinary focus of the major in mind. Applicants should consult previous course listings of the major, and discuss their proposals with an appropriate faculty member.

To apply, you should submit a C.V., cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position, one letter of recommendation, and a detailed description and syllabus for the proposed course. One recommendation should come from your faculty advisor and the second from another faculty member familiar with your work. Submit all materials to pge@uchicago.edu, by Friday, May 26, 2017.  Please include your GAI status and student ID number on your cover letter.

The proposals will be evaluated by Environmental and Urban Studies faculty. Successful applicant will be appointed by the Social Sciences Collegiate Division as Environmental and Urban Studies Prize Lecturer for autumn, winter or spring quarter, 2017-2018. The stipend will be in line with college standards.

Consult pge.uchicago.edu/ for program information and course descriptions.
All inquiries should be addressed to pge@uchicago.edu.

Environmental and Urban Studies Teaching Assistantships 2017-2018

The Environmental and Urban Studies Program invites applicants for 2017-2018 Teaching Assistantships. Assistantships will be awarded for the two course Environmental Studies Core sequence (ENST 21201 and 21301) and up to two additional upper division courses in Environmental Studies. Advanced graduate students who specialize in environmental and urban topics, regardless of academic discipline, are encouraged to apply.

Teaching Assistants complete all reading assignments, attend class lectures, lead discussion, hold office hours for students, meet regularly with faculty to discuss course material and teaching strategies, and design and grade class assignments and exams.

Teaching Assistants receive a salary in line with College standards.

To apply, you should submit a C.V., cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position, and two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your work to pge@uchicago.edu by May 26, 2017. Please include your GAI status and student ID number on your cover letter.

Consult http://pge.uchicago.edu/for course descriptions and program information.
All inquiries should be addressed to pge@uchicago.edu.