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. 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.


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.

PhD Studentship, University of Sheffield. The School of English at the University of Sheffield (UK) currently has a vacancy for a full-time PhD studentship on a project titled ‘Meat and the Idea of Animal Resources’. Funding is available, applications from the US are welcome. Deadline for application is February 28, 2015. For details click here.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for their Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships. Fellows will be expected to contribute to furthering the work of the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities network, to explore where possible collaborations with academic staff in Edinburgh Environmental Humanities network, and to take an active part in IASH interdisciplinary events. The  application deadline is 28 February 2015.  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.

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships.  First deadline, for MHS-NEH Funding, is January 15, 2015.  The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, please visit, email, or phone 617-646-0568.  Application deadlines vary from January 15, 2015 to March 1, 2015.

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.