Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Review of applications begins on October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies seeks to hire an assistant professor in the environmental arts or humanities to join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community beginning August 1, 2020. We seek a scholar or scholar/practitioner in cultural studies, literature, or performing/studio arts who is attentive to hierarchies of power and privilege and can offer cross-cultural and/or transnational perspectives on environmental traditions. Fields and research approaches are open, but could include: critical race theory, ecocriticism and nature writing, ecofeminism/feminist environmentalism, energy humanities, indigenous and post-colonial/decolonial/decolonizing environmentalisms, posthumanism and animal studies, and queer ecologies. Applicants with a demonstrated record of working successfully with a diversity of students, including underrepresented and marginalized populations, are encouraged to apply. The position carries a five-course teaching load, including the program’s core introductory course on the environmental humanities and multiple mid- and upper-level electives in the candidate’s fields of interest, as well as senior thesis and academic advising. We specifically seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute to the continuing commitment of both the Environmental Studies Program and Bates to equity and inclusion, social and cultural diversity, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further this goal. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2020. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a brief overview of scholarly work and a list of potential courses), curriculum vitae, statements on teaching philosophy and research agenda (1-2 pages each), and a description of experience and interest in advancing the goals of equity and inclusion described above. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation in the event that the search committee requests them. Read more and apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/65936

Priority will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2019. Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, University of Minnesota. The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Southeast Asian Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in fall 2020. The Department seeks candidates whose research focuses on moving image studies, media studies, sound studies, digital culture, visual culture, or related fields of Southeast Asia. Secondary topics of specialization may include, but are not limited to, environment and ecocriticism, migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and indigeneity, religious studies, performance studies, and literary studies. Full description and application procedures are available at http://employment.umn.edu. Search for Job Opening ID 330661 and follow the instructions.

For full consideration, please submit your application by October 5, 2019Princeton University, Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Environmental Humanities. The Princeton Environmental Institute invites applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in the Environmental Humanities. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Princeton Environmental Institute and a partnering humanities department. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping forge links across disciplines, building on the Princeton’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary and international approaches to the environmental humanities. The expertise of the successful candidate is open with respect to discipline. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. All research approaches are welcome, including those related to animal and plant studies, the built environment, climate change, the digital environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, the energy humanities, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental law, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, public health, queer ecologies, race studies, religious studies, socioenvironmental futures, and urban and regional planning. 

Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13221 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. You will also be required to submit contact information for three references. We seek a faculty member who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. The ideal candidate will enhance the work of the Princeton Environmental Institute and their home department and will attract and retain a diverse student body. We strongly encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Applications received by midnight EST Oct. 11, 2019, will receive full consideration. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Wofford College. The Department of Environmental Studies at Wofford College seeks an environmental humanist to join our multidisciplinary team of faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor, starting in the fall semester of 2020. Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D. or MFA) in an area of environmental studies or closely related field. Applicants with expertise in environmental writing, literature and/or film, who are intellectually engaged in national and/or international environmental issues and conversations, are highly preferred. Please visit the Environmental Studies Department website to learn more. To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter describing your experience and how you meet the qualifications of this position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) the names and contact information for minimally three professional references to ENVS-search@wofford.edu. Read the full job posting PDF.

Applications must be submitted by 11:58 pm EST October 13, 2019. The Department of English at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Literature and the Environment. The successful candidate may be a scholar in any historical or cultural field of Anglophone literature. Knowledge of environmental science and familiarity with environmental literature in languages other than English will be favorably regarded. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. Doctorate in English or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Contact Information: Lauren Bauschard, Search Administrator, lbauschard@fas.harvard.edu. Read more and apply: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9215

Priority Consideration to applications received by October 14, 2019. Associate Professor/Professor – Indigenous Environmental Studies, Syracuse University. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University is seeking applications for a tenured professor in the emerging field of Indigenous Environmental Studies at the level of Associate or Full Professor. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative with an interdisciplinary focus area of Global Environmental Change. Faculty hired in these positions will build on our existing strengths in Indigenous studies, geography, religion, earth sciences, and anthropology, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse is an interdisciplinary program composed of fourteen affiliated faculty members across several departments. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to field research, and value collegiality and collaboration. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in either the humanities, social sciences or interdisciplinary studies related to Indigenous studies and the environment. The candidate will have a strong multi-disciplinary background and the demonstrated potential to lead in their field and attract competitively awarded research funding. Successful candidates should have interest in working collaboratively across disciplines on global environmental issues. Teaching and research in the NAIS program would allow both interdepartmental collaboration and program development. Syracuse invites applications from individuals with a strong record of scholarship in fields that pertain to areas of Indigenous Environmental studies. These may include, but are not limited to, Environmental Humanities, Traditional Indigenous Conceptions of the Environment, Natural Resource Stewardship, Resource Development and Land Restoration with Indigenous Nations/communities, Indigenous Knowledge of Foods, Plants and Medicines with consideration for key issues such as water and climate change, and Environmental Law and Policy, Jurisdiction and Governance regarding Indigenous Sovereignty.  Read more and apply: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/81723

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2019. The Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University invites applications for an African Americanist tenure-track and open-rank faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2020. We are interested in candidates who specialize in any period(s) with a preference for the 20th, and 21st centuries and whose research will contribute to our current offerings in political, philosophical and intellectual history and thought, Black feminism, critical race theory, and the societal impacts of race and racism from a social scientific perspective.   While the specific field of expertise is open, related areas of research may include but are not limited to the following: Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Youth Studies, Environmental Studies, Performance and Media studies, Queer Studies.  

We encourage applications from candidates with track records of engagement with their respective fields of expertise from an Africana perspective. Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2020. Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online through Academic Jobs Online and complete applications must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a research statement 4) a teaching statement 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, 6) Names and contact information for 3 referees, 7) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (email africana@cornell.edu for examples).

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. The English Department at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities. We solicit candidates in any historical or cultural field whose research is grounded in literary studies. We welcome candidates who work across languages and media, and/or with marginalized literatures and communities. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD by the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a research writing sample, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69012, by October 31. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individual with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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

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.