Jobs & Fellowships

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Posted Sept. 5, 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies., St. Mary’s College of Maryland. St. Mary’s currently has a newly established and popular major in environmental studies. We are especially interested in an individual with teaching interests focused on the intersection of environmental science and policy with expertise and an enthusiasm to teach in both the ENST Science Track and ENST Social Science & Policy Track of the ENST major and minor curriculum in addition to teaching a regular rotation of common core courses in the major. A strong candidate will have a PhD before August 2017, previous experience teaching in a liberal arts context, and a high level of commitment to creative, undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels, and advising. The development of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected. We encourage applicants who wish to create local, national or international field-studies opportunities. Service responsibilities include helping to develop the Environmental Studies program and to participate in our shared college governance.  Applications accepted online only. To apply, applicants must submit the following application materials to Professor Sue Johnson, Chair, Search Committee, Environmental Studies Search at
Application review will begin September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Studies, Oregon Extension of Eastern Mennonite University. The Oregon Extension ( is seeking a full-time open rank professor of environmental studies, with an emphasis on sustainability. Areas of expertise may include human ecology, environmental sustainability, food systems, ecosystems health, ecosystems services, environmental and social justice, human/environment interaction, etc. The unique, renaissance-style natural scientist may apply! The Oregon Extension is an off-campus program in the mountains of southern Oregon that has been in operation for forty years, with 4-5 permanent faculty and 15-30 students from more than fifteen colleges. Candidates with outdoor recreation skills will be given priority. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and references to Heidi Gehman, Professor and Academic Dean, at hgehman@oregonextension.orgRead full posting online.
Posted September 16, 2016, open until filled. Cluster Hire in African American Studies, University of Oregon. The University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce openings for a cluster hire in African American Studies.  This open-rank search for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African Diaspora in twenty-five departments and across six schools and colleges.  We seek to create a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at UO and beyond and help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. These hires will occur in several departments, including English, History, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  Ideal candidates for the cluster positions will have specialized training and expertise in one or more of the fields specified below:
 Posted September 19, 2016. Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values, Panama. The SFS program on Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies (TIBS), located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to students spending a semester abroad. TIBS has a thematic focus on the tropical island ecosystems, including the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems and the economic and sociocultural systems unique to the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Panamanian Caribbean. This position is a 4 month contract position from mid-January to mid-May, 2017 for a resident lecturer to teach the Environmental Policy and Socioeconomics course during the 2017 Spring semester with the possibility for continuance for the 2017-2018 academic year, depending on successful completion of duties and sufficient student enrollment. Inquiries about the position may be directed to SFS Dean of Academic Programs Mark Seifert at Read more and apply.
Deadline September 30, 2016. Environmental Humanities faculty position, University of Michigan. Open rank, starting date September 2017, university-year appointment. The English Department and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan expect to make a joint appointment in the field of Environmental Humanities.  We are particularly interested in scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant level who demonstrate a capacity for innovative, forward-looking work engaged with topics such as environmental justice, global environmental literatures, urbanism and the built environment, the literary and cultural history of the anthropocene, and the history of British and Continental environmental writing. Further information about the Program in the Environment (PitE) and the Department of English Language and Literature along with complete instructions for submitting an application for this joint position can be found on their department websites: and

Deadline for applications October 3, 2016.  The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Media and Environment. We seek candidates with research expertise in Media and Environment, who approach media from the angle of their political dimension and/or materiality, covering: anthropogenic climate change or urban environmental degradation; the role of media in colonial extractive economies; the environmental impact of digital technologies; or the re-appropriation of media for environmental justice. Read more and apply.

Deadline October 3, 2016. Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Environmental Studies. The University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level (pending budgetary approval) beginning in August 2017. The Environmental Studies Program (ENVA) is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that integrates scientific understanding with cultural, behavioral, political, and ethical perspectives to prepare students to work towards an environmentally sustainable, equitable, and just future. The successful candidate is expected to teach a number of required courses and electives in the program, and play a significant role in the development and leadership of Environmental Studies at USF.  Read more and apply.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position has been filled. Assistant Professor, Literature and the Environment, Clemson University. The Department of English at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Literature and the Environment to begin Fall 2017. We welcome applications from scholars who work in any historical period. The Department of English and Clemson University are fully committed to promoting an environment where culturally diverse faculty and students can flourish. The Department of English offers BA concentrations in Literature and in Writing and Publication Studies, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program. Candidates must have a PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field in-hand by August 1, 2017. Apply through Interfolio. Address questions to Professor Lee Morrissey, Chair (
Review of applications begins October 17, 2016. Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Bates College. The Bates College Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor focused on the environmental dimensions of urban systems. Candidates with scholarly emphases on small cities or rural-urban dynamics, especially as related to food systems, energy, shelter, design, cultural diversity, or community development in urban environments, are particularly encouraged to apply. Specific research fields for this position are open, and may include urban ecology, urban sustainability studies, urban sociology, environmental policy and planning, urban geography, political ecology, urban anthropology, urban design, architecture and the built environment, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to engaging people from backgrounds underrepresented in academia-particularly racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation-to-college, and lower socioeconomic classes-and a demonstrated interest in teaching and learning about how environmental issues touch diverse populations. Responsibilities include leading a junior-senior course in community-engaged research and an array of other courses at a range of levels related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Appointment would begin August 2017, and a PhD or other terminal degree by the time of appointment is required. For more information about the college, visit Read more and apply through Interfolio.
Deadline October 17, 2016. Colorado School of Mines invites applications for the Hennebach Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities.  In addition to  teaching 2/3 load (courses to be determined based on candidate’s expertise), the successful candidate will assist the Director of the Hennebach Program in bringing humanities and arts related programming to the campus, as well as working to engage the campus and local communities in these activities. The candidate will also work with interested faculty in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) and across the campus in fostering a new, multi-disciplinary Environmental Studies minor.  Applicants must come from disciplines that fall under the broad umbrella of the humanities. We are especially interested in candidates whose work contributes to one or more of the following areas: environmental history, film studies, environmental studies, art and art history, media studies, gender studies, religious studies, environmental philosophy, or environmental justice.  Applicants must have 1) a Ph.D. or MFA awarded no later than June 2017; 2) an active research agenda in issues related to the environmental humanities; 3.) demonstrated teaching experience as the sole instructor of university-level courses in environmental humanities-oriented courses. Please visit our website for the complete announcement and instructions on how to apply online.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 17, 2016. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH SPECIALIZING IN 20th AND 21st CENTURY LITERATURE, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY. The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level position of Assistant Professor of English specializing in 20th and 21st Century Literature, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: the environment, ecology, the anthropocene, environmental justice, bioregionalism, or animal studies. Candidates should be able to contribute both to the intellectual life of the department and to participate in and envision interdisciplinary initiatives across campus. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2017. To view a full position announcement and submit an application electronically please visit: Hard copy applications cannot be accepted. Inquiries should be directed to Sue Russell at (970) 491-1898 or
Review of applications begins October 20, 2016. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Salisbury University. The Department of Environmental Studies at Salisbury University’s Fulton School of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (tenure-track) with a specialization in the environmental humanitiesPrimary Job Duties:  Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester (3/3) within the Department of Environmental Studies, as well as serving as academic advisor to undergraduate majors, a shared responsibility within the Department. Teaching load will include the required introductory course ENVR 205: Art, Nature, and Culture, as well as upper-level courses in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities, based on the successful candidate’s background.  Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, or one of the humanities disciplines, with a focus in interdisciplinary study of the environment. If ABD, applicant must complete doctoral degree by hire date. All applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest describing your academic research and interests, your interdisciplinary experience, and your fit for this job; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and teaching interests; (4) three letters of reference. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Tami Ransom at  See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions for submission of application materials. Applications received by October 20, 2016 will receive first consideration; the position will remain open until filled. Appointment is expected to begin August 2017 and is contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University’s online employment application system. Visit to apply online.
Review of applications begins immediately, apply by October 21, 2016. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for the English Department’s Communication and Technology (CT) track. Applicants for the position in Rhetoric and Composition should have a Ph.D. in writing/rhetorical studies or related field. Applicants for the position in Digital Humanities should have a specialization in an area such as Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or related field. The successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, proven excellence in the classroom, and Ph.D.’s in hand by August 2017. Apply via Interfolio: Initial interviews will be conducted using Skype or phone. For questions contact Orianne Smith, Chair, at  See more at:
Review of applications begins October 24, 2016. The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an assistant professor of English in creative writing (any genre) and/or environmental literature and theory (any period or area).  This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 14, 2017.  Candidates who can teach in both fields are especially welcome to apply. Course load is 3/2, with commensurate expectations for service and creative or scholarly activity. Candidates must have degree in hand (either PhD for literary scholars or appropriate terminal degree for creative writers) by time of appointment. We are interested in individuals with an enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates in a small, residential, liberal arts college that has been recognized nationally for its high academic quality, sustainability initiatives, and community service. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in the teaching of English at the undergraduate level and provide evidence of a commitment to productive scholarship and/or creative activity.  At least one year of teaching experience at the college level beyond that of a teaching assistant is required. The University of Minnesota, Morris is an equal opportunity employer. For detailed information about the opening and the application process, visit
Deadline October 31, 2016. University of California – Santa Barbara, Religion and Environment Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. The Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invite applications for a tenure-track, joint faculty position in Religion and Environment at the assistant professor level. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to scholars doing philosophically informed work that demonstrates historical depth and cultural range. All materials should be submitted to the Religion and Environmental Ethics Search Committee at UC Recruit, at For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than October 31, 2016. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor David Pellow (
Review of applications begins November 1, 2016. Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Justice, Hampshire College. The successful candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of the connections between environmental degradation and intersecting systems of oppression based in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, etc., with a particular focus on Native American Studies. We seek candidates who have experience working with tribal communities concerning issues such as environmental justice, food sovereignty, food and water security, climate change, treaty rights, and environmental concerns. Candidates whose scholarship considers relations among Native American nations and communities as well as federal, state, and local governments; Western science; and Indigenous knowledges are particularly encouraged to apply. We are open to applicants from a variety of fields or interdisciplinary areas of study (e.g., American studies, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, law, policy, political ecology, sociology, etc.).  Read more and apply.
Review of applications begins November 1Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Dickinson College. The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Science, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary human environmental interactions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: agro-ecology, climate science, landscape ecology, and urban ecology. The successful candidate will teach an introductory level environmental science course, contribute to an intermediate-level course focused on the application of research methods, and develop an upper level course in their specialty. Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via

Review of applications begins November 1. The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University is hiring three lecturers in the Public Humanities Program. Each is a full-time, benefit-eligible position with a 4/4 teaching load and an annually renewable contract. See NAU’s HR website for a full details:

  1. Public Humanities Lecturer: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach our newly established core classes, HUM 195 “Humanities in Action” and HUM 395, “Public Humanities in the Digital Age,” along with other HUM courses in our curriculum. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research experience in the Digital Humanities. 
  2. 2. Environmental Humanities Lecturer: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach our suite of environmentally themed courses, HUM 175, HUM 371, and HUM 373, along with other courses in our HUM curriculum. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research experience in global, nonwestern, and/or indigenous humanities. 
  3. Public Humanities/Cinema Studies: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach a range of courses in our Humanities and Cinema Studies (CINE) curricula. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research in a humanities discipline with a demonstrable cinema or film studies specialty.

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as history and the environment; the arts, culture and the environment; environmental ethics and philosophy; environmental theory; environmental justice in a global perspective; the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and varieties of environmental knowledge. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Science, English, German, History, History and Sociology of Science, or Philosophy. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. Read more and apply.

Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2016. The University of Kansas English Department invites candidates to apply for a newly endowed Herman Melville Distinguished Professorship in American Literature. For this tenured faculty position at the Distinguished Professor level, we seek a prominent senior scholar whose work critically re-engages the writings of one or more of the following writers—Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman—as well as other writings and writers from the mid-nineteenth century U.S. We have a particular interest in scholars engaged by critical race theory, feminism, and/or ecocriticism but welcome a variety of possible methodological approaches. It is expected that candidates should be tenured full professors or have equivalent credentials.  Read more and to apply online.
Review of applications begins November 15, 2016. Tenure-Track Position in Native Studies. Nipissing University (Canada), Faculty of Arts and Science, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Native Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Qualifications: must have completed or be close to completing a PhD in Native Studies and/or Indigenous Studies or a related field. Candidates with expertise in Indigenous research methods and knowledge systems and/or environmental governance are preferred although the position is open to all fields. The ability to speak/teach an Indigenous language and connections with Indigenous communities are assets. Candidates will demonstrate outstanding promise for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. This will include a demonstrated understanding of teaching and research rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing. The successful candidate will also contribute to course and program development. Read more and apply.
For full consideration, submit by November 25, 2016. African American Literature and Culture, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Princeton University’s Departments of African American Studies and English invite applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in African American and diasporic literature and culture of the long 19th century (c.1789-1914). 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 Department of African American Studies and the Department of English. Please apply online at: with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy.


2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship
The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship. Recipients will receive $1,000 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater-Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2017 Annual Gathering and Bicentennial Celebration held in Concord MA in early July.  Both emerging and established scholars, as well as Thoreau enthusiasts, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will use the Thoreau Society’s Walter Harding Collection housed at the Thoreau Institute for at least part of the fellowship period, but applicants intending to use any of the Thoreau Society Collections or other Thoreau archives in the Greater-Boston area are encouraged to apply.  (The Collections are described here: Candidates are also encouraged to present their work at the Annual Gathering during the fellowship period or the following year.  To apply, candidates should send an email to the fellowship committee chair, Ronald Hoag (, with the attachments below. Applications are due by Friday, January 27, 2017.  The award will be announced at the 2017 Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts.

1. A current curriculum vitae or resume
2. A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including a description of the project, a statement explaining the significance of the project, and an indication of the specific archives and collections the applicant wishes to consult.
3. Graduate students only:  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and the proposed project.  (This letter is optional and can be emailed separately to the fellowship committee at the above address.)

Applications are due November 15, 2016.  Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2017-19 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions. Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and ethnicity and should hold a PhD in English, Folklore, Media Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2017.  Applicants should not currently hold a tenure track position and should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations and/or work in fields of study historically under-represented in the academy and who will enhance the English Department’s existing strengths in the study of African American, Native American/Alaskan/Hawai’ian and First Nations, Latino/a, and Asian American Literatures and Cultural Productions. We welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, queer, and intersectional research. Special consideration will be given to candidates with documented research and teaching expertise in Black Studies. Please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online (  If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Read full posting here:

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Writing Fellowships and Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY (ongoing).


Other Opportunities

Project Proposal Deadline: 15 May 2016. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SEED FUNDING FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES, THE SEED BOX AT LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN. Located at Linköping University, The Seed Box—a Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (EHC)—is a national Swedish initiative with international scope. The Seed Box invites applications for funding of environmental humanities research. The purpose of this call for applications is to advance initiatives in environmentally oriented humanities at Swedish HEIs or at equivalent administrative Swedish organizations (i.e., those that are listed in the Swedish system “Prisma” with their own organizational account). Applicants outside of Sweden must secure a Swedish partner institution for the envisioned project. Read the full Call for Applications, which can also be found at the Seed Box website,

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2016.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.