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, email@example.com.
Application review begins April 15, 2013. Two-Year, Temporary Position in Environmental Studies. The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a temporary, two-year position in environmental studies, beginning August 12, 2013. We are especially interested in applicants who have broad interdisciplinary training that spans the social sciences and humanities, and who can enhance our growing environmental studies major. Responsibilities include a six-course (24-credit) teaching load per year, including an introductory environmental problems and policy course, which is integral to both environmental studies and environmental science majors, and additional lower- and upper-division course in area(s) of expertise. Additional duties may include: advising undergraduates, pursuing a research program that may involve undergraduates, and sharing in the governance and advancement of the environmental studies program, the candidate’s home discipline, and the campus at large.
Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD in environmental studies or related field and ii) successful college-level teaching experience (graduate TA experience is acceptable). Preferred qualifications include: i) Ph.D. in environmental studies or related field, ii) experience teaching or studying at a liberal arts institution, iii) experience teaching GIS, iv) interest in and ability to supervise undergraduate research and v) we are especially interested in applicants who have broad interdisciplinary training that spans the social sciences and humanities.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help build and develop our environmental studies program, as well as to participate in any of the sustainability initiatives that are well underway at UMM. These include: a strong local foods initiative, LEED certified buildings including the Green Prairie Living and Learning Community (under construction), composting, and growing self-sufficiency in campus heating, cooling, and electricity via wind, biomass and solar technologies. More information on UMM's sustainability initiatives is provided at http://www.morris.umn.edu/sustainability/. Other advantages of this position include: a small college lifestyle and access to the University of Minnesota's research support, libraries, and information technology.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. UMM is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public Liberal Arts College. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The UMM student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 2O% students of color (13% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population. The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.
Qualified candidates must apply online using the University of Minnesota Employment System at http://employment.umn.edu. Applications must contain: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (which includes teaching goals and methods, proposed elective course offerings, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Additional supporting documents may be emailed directly to Ann Kolden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Via regular mail, please send application to: Environmental Studies Search Committee Chair, University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Science and Mathematics, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. Position open until filled; application review begins April 15, 2013. For other communications, please contact Dr. Margaret Kuchenreuther, Environmental Studies Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 320-589-6335.
Screening of applicants will begin April 15, 2013. DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, Washington State University. The School of Design and Construction is excited to solicit and receive applications and nominations for the position of director at the rank of professor. Candidates must arrive with exceptional skills in leadership, communication, and organization, demonstrating the ability to build consensus and promote teamwork while respecting diversity and academic freedom. Importantly, applicants should offer the creativity necessary to position the school at the center of the progressive, innovative, and collaborative world of design and construction, and should be able to cultivate relationships with industry, the public, and fields across academia. Energy and enthusiasm are essential for this position, along with the intellect and initiative crucial for advancing the research and scholarship efforts of the school. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A faculty-led merger of existing programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture spurred the creation of the new School of Design and Construction at Washington State University in July of 2012. The school is jointly administered by the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), and the director reports to the deans of both colleges. A minimum of four open tenure-track faculty positions will be available to assist the director and faculty in shaping the direction of the school. Additional information about the School of Design and Construction may be found at the School’s website: http://sdc.wsu.edu.
Required qualifications: Terminal graduate degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, or a related field. Record of research, teaching, and/or professional experience sufficient to merit tenure at the rank of professor. Experience in leadership, communication, and organization.
Preferred qualifications: Distinguished record of research and teaching. Ph.D. in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, or a related field. Professional experience of national or international stature. Ability to cultivate relationships with industry, the public, and fields across academia. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative organizational leadership. Superior interpersonal skills, including consensus building, collaboration, and teamwork. Respect for all disciplines and a demonstrated understanding of integration. Successful experience in university-level teaching. Familiarity with curriculum and course development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Evidence of successful financial management and budgeting, as well as an equitable allocation of resources. Fundraising skills, facility in working and communicating with diverse groups (including both internal and external stakeholders), and evidence of obtaining extramural financial support. Commitment to diversity and academic freedom.
To apply please submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications, personal perspective, and unique ideas for the new School of Design and Construction. Be sure to address your experience in research, teaching, leadership, and outreach. Applications must also include a curriculum vitae (or résumé) and the names and contact information of four references from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. References will not be contacted without written consent from the applicants. Examples of creative work, publications, and/or records of teaching and management experience are encouraged. The application must be submitted online at www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58144. The position is open until filled. Screening of applicants will begin on April 15, 2013. Direct questions to Matt Melcher, Search Committee Chair, 509-335-1737, Melcher@wsu.edu or Lisa Clyde, 509-335-2822, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State University is EEO/AA employer and educator.
April 29, 2013. Term Assistant Professor of English. The University of Alaska Southeast, Department of Humanities, invites applications for a term-funded, bipartite Assistant Professor of English for the 2013-2014 academic year. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching approximately 12 credits per semester, primarily lower division English composition courses. In addition, university and public service is expected. Other duties include holding office hours, participating in campus and community events, and attending relevant faculty meetings.
This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum salary is $50,000. It includes an excellent package of medical and financial benefits. The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Renewal for a second academic year is possible dependent on funding.
Candidate is expected to have strong training and/or experience teaching freshman composition. Minimum Master's degree in English or closely related field. Ph.D. in English or closely related field preferred.
A detailed description is available at www.uakjobs.com, reference posting number 0066161. Review of applications begins April 29, 2013. UAS is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.
Background: UAS is located 12 miles north of downtown Juneau in a beautiful setting overlooking Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier. The capital of Alaska, Juneau (population 32,000) is a picturesque city with a mild, maritime climate, exceptional outdoor and recreation values, and a lively arts community. The University mission includes community college, undergraduate, and select graduate degrees, credential programs, and certificates. Approximately 900 full-time and 2,200 part-time students take coursework from the Juneau campus in daytime and evening courses, as well as incoming/outgoing distance delivery offerings to locations in rural Alaska.
June 1, 2013. New Research Opportunities in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. Changes are in the works for two of our research programs. The category of project grants is being expanded in Garden and Landscape Studies; we will now accept applications for a broad array of projects in heritage conservation, including field research, site analysis, botanical surveys, and restoration planning, with the goal of promoting the preservation and understanding of historic gardens and other significant designed landscapes. Watch for new language on the website soon: http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/info-project-grants. As before, applicants must contact the Director of Studies at Landscape@doaks.org no later than October 1, 2012, to determine if the project is within the purview of Dumbarton Oaks.
Applications for one-month research stipends, which used to be
accepted on a rolling basis, are now accepted according to the following
deadlines prior to the applicant's preferred period of residency:
* June 1 for residencies commencing September 1 or later
* October 1 for residencies commencing January 1 or later
* March 1 for residencies commencing June 1 or later
Details on the stipends are available at http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/info-research-stipends
Information on continuing opportunities for fellowships, summer fellowships, and pre-doctoral residencies is available at http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants
April 1, 2013. 2013 I-Park Environmental Art Program. The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT/USA) is pleased to announce its fourth international, multi-disciplinary Environmental Art Biennale to be held on September 21, 2013. The event will be preceded by an onsite residency. I-Park is seeking original, site-responsive projects from the following fields: visual arts, music/sound sculpture, performance, moving image/photography, architecture, landscape/garden design, language arts and inter-disciplinary practice. Successful applicants will be awarded an artist’s fee of $2,000 as well as limited transportation reimbursement. For full details: www.i-park.org.
Fulbright Scholar Program (ongoing)
National Humanities Center Fellowships (ongoing)
Green Artist Grant (ongoing)
The Nancy H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment provides grants to
artists whose work addresses environmental problems, issues, and education.
The grant is available by mail only. Send a SASE to:
N.H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment
5128 Manning Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814
Midwestern Studies Book Award Competition (Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and Ohio University Press) (ongoing)