Jobs, Fellowships & Award Competitions


Below are any postings sent to ASLE regarding jobs, fellowships and award contests that might be of interest to our members or others in the field of literature and environment or related fields. If you would like to post information about a job, fellowship, writing contest or related opportunity, please contact the ASLE Managing Director,




Review of applications begins June 10, 2014. Practice-Based Learning Specialist, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH. Exciting new position to help develop and advance practice-based learning initiatives in the Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College. Main purpose is to support the Environmental Studies faculty in integration of innovative and effective practice-based learning into the curriculum. Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships in the college, the Upper Valley, and beyond that enable Dartmouth students to learn by doing.  Work with the faculty, students and community partners on project design, implementation, follow-up, and assessment.  Primary duty is to support on-campus courses and secondarily the Africa Foreign Studies Program (AFSP).

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field mandatory; Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred.

Key Accountabilities
For on-campus courses:
•    In partnership with faculty, develops program goals and plans for implementation and assessment
•    Establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders within the college and in the broader Upper Valley community
•    Works with stakeholders to develop project ideas and opportunities
•    Participates in the conduct of projects with faculty and students.
•    Evaluates the progress of projects and makes recommendations for improvements
•    Participates in the creation and dissemination of project products
•    Responsible for follow-up with project partners
•    Has lead responsibility for preparing annual report on practice-based learning in the Environmental Studies Program

For Africa Foreign Study Program (AFSP):
•    In partnership with faculty, develops program goals and plans for implementation and assessment
•    Screens applicants and coordinates on-campus preparatory activities for the accepted students
•    Communicates via phone and email with AFSP vendors and partners in southern Africa
•    Manages program budgeting, accounting, advertising and report preparation.

Other responsibilities:
•    Reports to the chair of Environmental Studies
•    Works with the chair of Environmental Studies, the director of the AFSP, faculty in project-based courses and the program administrator.
•    Encourages and assists students to continue with research through independent study, internships or thesis research.
•    Maintains database of internship and career opportunities
•    Advises students on career and internship opportunities
•    May occasionally require participation in events outside of regular hours and weekends.

Go to URL: for more information and to apply.  Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2014. Address cover letter to Dr. Anne Kapuscinski, Chair of Environmental Studies. Required documents: resume, cover letter, names, title and organization, email addresses and phone numbers of three references.

This position is a 12-month term position. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for up to five years contingent upon satisfactory job performance.  Beyond five years renewal is contingent upon continued funding.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.






June 15, 2014. Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers.

The Vermont Studio Center holds three annual fellowship deadlines, with new juries and different awards each time. In 2013, VSC awarded 124 fellowships to artists and writers. In 2014, VSC has increased by 50% the number of VSC fellowships available to all artists and writers based on merit. Apply online at

There are 43 fellowships are available at our June 15, 2014 deadline:


Writer-in-Residence and Artist-in-Residence Program, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Clermont, KY (ongoing)

Fulbright Scholar Program (ongoing)

Travel Grants, Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma (ongoing)

National Humanities Center Fellowships (ongoing)





September 30, 2014. Ashland Creek Press first annual book award: The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. The contest is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and publication by Ashland Creek Press. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014. For complete writers’ guidelines, visit

“New environmental literature” refers to literary works that focus on the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife. The prize seeks work that redefines our notions of environmentalism and sustainability, particularly when it comes to animal protection. The award isn’t for books about hunting, fishing, or eating animals—unless they are analogous to a good anti-war novel being all about war. Under these basic guidelines, however, the prize will be open to a wide range of fiction and nonfiction with environmental and animal themes.

Prize judge Karen Joy Fowler is the New York Times bestselling author of three short story collections and six novels, most recently We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Her books’ honors and awards include two New York Times Notable Books, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize, and the World Fantasy Award.

The Siskiyou Prize is named for the Klamath-Siskiyou region of northern California and southern Oregon, one of the most diverse eco-regions in the world. Considered a global center of biodiversity, the Klamath-Siskiyou region is an inspiring example of the importance of preservation.  For more information, visit or


Midwestern Studies Book Award Competition (Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and Ohio University Press) (ongoing)