Jobs & Fellowships

If you would like to post information about a job, fellowship, or related professional opportunity, please contact Amy McIntyre, the ASLE Managing Director, at info@asle.org. Listings are free of charge and will be posted if they are suitably relevant to ASLE members and constituents.

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Jobs

Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities, Colby College. We seek a candidate trained in Literature and the Environment to teach the introduction to Environmental Humanities; to team teach (in rotation) with Environmental Studies faculty the introduction to ES; to offer a sequence of upper level courses in EH in the English Department; and to contribute to the department’s W1 (first-year writing) offering and to its core courses, including Critical Theory. We prefer a specialist in Literature and the Environment who can teach interdisciplinary courses based in modern and contemporary literature and theory. Secondary areas might include digital humanities and the environment; law and literature; public humanities; or literature and environmental justice globally conceived. For this position we seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications. PhD must be in hand no later than August 2020. For further information, contact Professor Mary Ellis Gibson, Chair, Department of English (Mary.Ellis.Gibson@colby.edu). To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/10672/positions/52848

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor of English, Brown University. The Department of English at Brown University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern English literature, with an emphasis on Shakespeare studies and dramatic literature preferred. Candidates with interests in literary and cultural theory, critical race studies, transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, aesthetics and form, and environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply.  Four-year renewable position beginning July 1, 2020.  Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching and speak to their ideas for and experiences of fostering diverse and inclusive learning environments. Ph.D. to be completed by June 2020. Applicants must apply online to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67223.

Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of St. Thomas (MN), Department of Emerging Media, seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Journalism Tenure Track faculty member beginning in September 2020. The position would teach six courses or their equivalent per year in the practice and theory of journalism at the undergraduate level, advise students in media internships, and interact with the professional journalism community in the Twin Cities and the upper Midwest. The teaching load will include joining the six-member advising team for the award-winning student media production TommieMedia.com. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative faculty that includes Digital Media Arts and Strategic Communication in the department, with the opportunity and encouragement for the development of interdisciplinary courses. Applicants with professional experience, teaching or research interests in media ethics, visual communication, and/or environmental journalism will be given careful consideration. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her scholarly work, teaching or professional experience of an interest in and ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the practice of journalism. Ph.D. (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in journalism, mass communication or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) and professional experience, particularly in lieu of the doctorate, is highly valued. Demonstrated college- or university-level teaching experience is required.  Read more and apply

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019. The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for two tenure-track appointments in Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. We are looking for scholars whose work focuses on the relationship between literature and the environment in any historical period. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of following areas: poetics, indigenous epistemologies, multi-species justice, earth systems science, critical theory, disability studies, and queer ecologies. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mario Ortiz-Robles, Search Committee Chair, at mortizrobles@wisc.edu. All applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wisc.edu (search for PVL 100711). Read full job posting.

Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Open Level Faculty Position- Environmental Ethics. The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Program is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Environmental Ethics.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The Program strongly encourages all applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01567

Full consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2019. The Department of English at Millersville University (PA) seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Ecostudies. The successful candidate may teach literature, theory, and writing courses as needed. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Four courses per semester, with potential for summer teaching. Current needs exist in both traditional and online learning environments. The successful candidate will be able to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. May teach day, evening and/or weekend assignments. The Department of English, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 16 faculty members, one support staff member, and 260 students. The department offers degrees in English at the undergraduate and graduate level. Required: PhD in English or Comparative Literature (or related discipline), or ABD with Ph.D. by time of appointment, with a focus in Ecostudies (Ecoliterature, Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, etc.) or related field. Specialization includes the study of literature as an interdisciplinary enterprise related to environmental issues. Preferred: Research and teaching interests in at least one of the following: Comparative Folk Literatures/Oratures, Black Studies, Indigenous Literatures of the Americas, Romantic literature, Medieval Literature, creative non-fiction. Ability to teach folklore. Successful experience in teaching at the college level. Evidence of teaching in online and blended learning environments. Evidence of teaching with high-impact practices. To Apply: Go to http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/7374 and create a faculty application.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2019. Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Justice. The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in social science approaches to Environmental Justice to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline-specific to include the departments of Anthropology, Geography, Sociology or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.as.uky.edu/). We seek candidates who center Black perspectives and experiences in areas such as environmental racism, (feminist) political ecology, racialized landscapes, cultural memory, community response to disaster and disaster recovery, critical development studies, conservation, climate justice, land rights and territorial politics, political activism, and/or social justice. Applicants who include community engagement, participatory research or other qualitative approaches in their research programs are especially welcome. Area of geographic specialization is open. Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020. Read more or apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/254938. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Lisa Cliggett, lisa.cliggett@uky.edu.

Fellowships 

Deadline for applications is November 12, 2019. As part of the “LMU Academic Career Program” Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich will award 15 LMU Research Fellowships to excellent early career researchers. LMU offers 10 Incoming and 5 Outgoing Research Fellowships to outstanding postdocs. The program will give you the opportunity to carry out your own research project with the support of an LMU professor. Your career will benefit from additional training and mobility measures. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754388. LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe. With a 500-year history of scholarly excellence, LMU boasts state-of-the-art facilities, innovative research and transdisciplinary collaborations across all fields, from the sciences to the humanities. LMU is based in Munich – and is an important part of Germany’s vibrant and dynamic science and technology hub.  Read more and apply: www.lmu.de/excellent/research-fellowships

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2019. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2020-2021 will reopen November 2019. 

Application Deadline: January 6, 2020. Research Fellowship, Environmental Humanities. The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer three full-time, residential Research Fellowships for 2020 at a large, international plant-based research center for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Eligibility: Current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than four years since graduation), who are U.S. citizens, or foreign scholars currently authorized to work in the U.S. Students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Tenure of Fellowship: Nine months (tenure can be activated from June 1, 2020 onward and no later than September 9, 2020). Fellowship award: $50,000 plus health benefits and a research travel stipend. How to Apply: The application must be submitted as a single document (Microsoft Word or PDF file) to: HIfellows@nybg.org. Letters of recommendation (PDF file format) must be submitted directly from the recommender to the Director of the Humanities Institute, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at vsellers@nybg.org. For more information: https://www.nybg.org/learn/humanities-institute/research-opportunities/ or contact: vsellers@nybg.org.

Deadlines vary from January 15, 2020 to March 1, 2020. The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021, ranging from short-term support to long-term residency. The MHS collections primarily consist of manuscripts, as well as books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, works of art, and historical artifacts.  In addition to receiving funding, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They may participate in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, present their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for weekly collegial lunches. Questions? See their FAQ or e-mail fellowships@masshist.org.

Deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Friday 17 January 2020. Eccles Centre 2020 Visiting Fellowships. The Eccles Centre for American Studies at The British Library invites applications from researchers from any disciplinary or creative background to spend time exploring the British Library’s North American collections. We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the Canadian, US or Caribbean collections of the Library. We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, creative non-fiction, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean. Details on eligibility, how to apply, what the Fellowship offers and what we expect of our Fellows, are all available on the Eccles Centre website.  Contact Email: eccles-centre@bl.uk. URL: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships.

Other Opportunities

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2018-19.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.