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 Listings are free of charge and will be posted if they are suitably relevant to ASLE members and constituents.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of English, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.  CLOSING DATE: March 3, 2015.  The Department of English seeks a full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in post-colonial and world literatures with a secondary emphasis in literary critical theory to begin August 2015. Read more and apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor–Environmental Humanities. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015. The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell University is accepting applications for visiting assistant professor in environmental humanities for the 2015-2016 academic year. Teaching experience is desirable, and a completed or nearly completed Ph.D. in environmental history, humanistic aspects of environmental studies, or a closely related field is required. Teaching responsibilities totaling 6 courses per year will include Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmentalism and Its Discontents, Environmental Humanities, and some combination of the following courses: American Environmental History, Global Environmental History, or additional offerings in the candidate’s particular area of expertise. This position is for one year, nonrenewable. Read more and apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor–Environmental Humanities. Gettysburg College invites applications for a one‐year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Humanities in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Department ( beginning August, 2015. Field of specialization is open. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sarah Principato at Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2015.  Read more and apply.


Twelve Funded Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities in Europe: Leeds | Munich | Stockholm. The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group ( is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers. These are fully-funded positions beginning in October 2015 to participate in a jointly-organized European program with events and training hosted by each of the partners for all twelve researchers.  For specifics please click on the links below.

Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1)
Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Deutsches Museum (deadline: May 15)
Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (deadline: April 20)

Post-Doctoral Scholar (AY 2015-17), Center for the Humanities – UC Merced. Recruitment Period Deadline Extended to March 25, 2015. The Center for the Humanities will appoint two post-doctoral fellows for 2015-2017. During their two-year appointment, they will pursue a research program on “Water” (see; participate in the bi-weekly Merced Seminar in the Humanities and Center programming, as well as working groups and other collaborations within and beyond the humanities, with the support of the Center; offer a seminar paper at least once; offer one public presentation in an off campus location; work with faculty to plan our biennial conference on the theme; and develop a project that will reach a non-academic audience through digital or paper publication and/or through performance, exhibition, or collaboration. Read more and apply.

The Black Earth Institute will award 6 fellowships for 2015-2018 term. BEI, now 10 years old, is dedicated to supporting art in re-forging the links between spirit, earth and society. Art can create new space for changing minds and the world. Artists have played this role and BEI is dedicated to bringing artists together to foment change. The Black Earth Institute is a community of committed activists and yet a granting agency. We are seeking fellows from different genres and media, from accomplished artists and artists newly breaking through and gaining recognition. BEI seeks fellows from diverse communities: academic, religious, gender-identified, racial, ethnic and international and we value continuing this.  Deadline March 15, 2015.  Read more and apply.


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


Other Opportunities

Compilation of 21 Residencies for Writers available in 2015.  Each residency has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant websites thoroughly before commencing any applications.

The Enhancing Life Project (University of Chicago) explores an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future.  Given the profound expansion of human power through technology as well as advances in genetics, ecology, and other fields, the vulnerability and endangerment as well as the enhancement of life are dominant themes in the global age. The Enhancing Life Project aims to explore this rich but widely unexamined dimension of human aspiration and social life, and to increase knowledge so that life might be enriched.

The Project will support 15 research projects of advanced career scholars with $100,000 each and 20 research projects of early career scholars with $50,000 each. The grant runs Summer 2015 – Summer 2017. See our website for more information: Applications are due February 1, 2015. The Project will support applications particularly but not exclusively in the following areas: Religious Thought/Theology/Philosophy; Philosophy of Biology/of Science/of Technology; Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology/Law/ Political Science/Psychology/Sociology); Communications and Media Studies.