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, info@asle.org.



Jobs

  

 

March 24, 2014. Lecturer in Humanities, Northern Arizona University.  The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies (CCS) at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire two Lecturers in Humanities for academic year positions, commencing in Fall 2014, contracted yearly and renewable based on enrollment needs and contingent on effective performance and available funding.   

Responsibilities include teaching a mixture of face‐to‐face and/or online courses (four per semester), student‐related activities (advising/internship supervision), and service responsibilities as assigned by the Chair in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies.            

Minimum qualifications:      
• PhD in a Humanities discipline. ABD applications acceptable with degree in hand by August 18, 2014.       
• One year experience teaching humanities courses at the college level (face‐to‐face or online)       

Preferred qualifications:    
• Evidence of success in teaching Humanities and interdisciplinary classes at the  college level (face‐to-face or online)    
• Preference for candidates with backgrounds in one of the following areas: Global Cultural Studies, Environmental/Technology/Sustainability Studies, and Public Humanities    
• Demonstrated ability to teach introductory classes in general Humanities curriculum and CCS core courses (CCS 250, 350W, 490C) (see http://catalog.nau.edu/Courses/index)    
• Demonstrated experience with web platforms and/or online teaching environments    
• Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community          

To apply: Go to: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10411, click on Faculty and Administrator Openings, and select Lecturer Job ID: 600739. All applications must be submitted via this online process.    

Applications must include a single attachment that contains:    
• Letter of interest detailing teaching experience and addressing the courses you are prepared to teach (see http://catalog.nau.edu/Courses/index)    
• Curriculum Vitae    
• Sample Syllabi    
• Sample Student Evaluations    
• Contact information for three professional references    

Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview. Review of applications will begin on March 24, 2014. Contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gioia Woods (gioia.woods@nau.edu) for more information.


 

Posted March 24, 2014.  One Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, Environmental Studies.  Lafayette College invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in Environmental Studies beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who will teach in and continue to foster the development of a new degree program in Environmental Studies. The candidate should be capable of teaching an introductory course in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, an intermediate level course in Environmental Policy, and intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of expertise. Candidates with teaching and research interests in the social sciences or humanities are particularly desirable. Expertise in environmental law is also desirable, however, we welcome applications from a broad range of specialties in environmental studies.

The teaching load at Lafayette College for visiting assistant professors is currently three courses each semester. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Prospective applicants with inquiries about the position can contact Steven Mylon, Chair of the Programs in Environmental Science and Studies and Chair of the Search Committee at mylons@lafayette.edu or 610.330.5825.

The starting date is Fall Semester 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of application, a current CV, sample course syllabi (including those for Introduction to Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy) and three letters of reference to Dr. Steven Mylon. All application materials must be emailed as attachments in .pdf or .doc format with the subject line EVST SEARCH to schimpfk@lafayette.edu.


 

May 1, 2014. Visiting Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Environmental Humanities, Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in the Humanities or Social Sciences, with an emphasis of study in sustainability and environmental issues. Two years teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications: Those candidates with skills in environmental justice, and/or Native American and Indigenous studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary experience in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration; environmental literature and ecocriticism; eco-film and media studies; eco-aesthetics and design; eco-philosophy; eco-psychology; and digital humanities.  Training and supervision of teaching assistants, supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development, relevant research experience and publication record will also be evaluated.

Responsibilities & Requirements: This full-time Position in Sustainability and Environmental Humanities will include teaching and mentoring primarily at the undergraduate level, collaborating with interdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching teams within the program, and performing program and university service. The mission in the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and invigorate the field of sustainability to address and find solutions to our most pressing environmental global challenges.

Special Notes: This is a non-tenure track, three year renewable position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated start date:  August, 2014.  The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV statement of research/publication/teaching and service accomplishments, and the names of three references (electronic submission in one PDF document, using the "Resources" links at the jobs website is highly preferred). Alternatively, application materials may be submitted to:

Ginny Clancy, Search Coordinator
Sustainability Studies
Melville Library, W0511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3352

For full information and to Apply Online, click here

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 05/01/2014.


 

May 1, 2014. Visiting Assistant Professor in Sustainability Studies, Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sustainability, Environmental Studies or closely related discipline. Two years teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with an interest in, or experience with environmental justice are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration: environmental and earth system science; global sustainability; resilience; risk and vulnerability; human-environment interactions; scenario analysis; sustainability policy and global politics; urban social-ecological systems; food and water use; ecological design; agricultural ecology; and  transportation. Training and supervision of teaching assistants supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development, relevant research experience and publication record will also be evaluated. A record of/or potential for successful research funding.

Responsibilities & Requirements: This full-time position will include teaching and mentoring primarily at the undergraduate level. Collaborating with interdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching teams within the program and performing university, program and community service. The mission in the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and invigorate the field of sustainability to address and find solutions to our most pressing environmental global challenges.

Special Notes: This is a non-tenure track, three year renewable position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated start date:  August, 2014.  The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV statement of research/publication/teaching and service accomplishments, and the names of three references (electronic submission in one PDF document, using "Resources" links at the jobs website is highly preferred). Alternatively, application materials may be submitted to:

Ginny Clancy, Search Coordinator
Sustainability Studies
Melville Library, W0511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3352

For full information and to Apply Online click here

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 05/01/2014.


 

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2014. Director, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Director of the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES). The Director will have the academic rank of Professor and will hold a named chair.

The IoES’s primary mission is to identify study and provide solutions for regional and global environmental problems, and to educate the next generation of scholars and leaders. The Institute achieves this mission though its core faculty, affiliated faculty from across UCLA, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and interdisciplinary centers and off-campus partnerships. Working both locally and globally, the IoES employs innovative cross-disciplinary approaches to address critical environmental challenges including climate change, water and energy sustainability, urban and business sustainability, and ecosystem and biodiversity conservation. Through its eight centers, the institute enables a wide range of research, education, and outreach activities that span the breadth of academic disciplines at UCLA, with the important goal of encouraging interdisciplinary research and policy. For more information about the IoES, please visit http://www.environment.ucla.edu/

The successful candidate should be a distinguished scholar holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any area of environmental research, and should have the ability and desire to cross disciplinary boundaries, demonstrated administrative experience, and a passion for environmental stewardship.  The Director will provide vision, leadership and support for IoES research, educational, and outreach programs, and take a strong role in promoting collaborative efforts among faculty and between UCLA and the broader community.

The successful candidate will also take a primary role in fundraising and development, building on the strong base of philanthropic and extramural research support that enables many of the Institutes most exciting activities.  The incoming Director will have the opportunity to guide several new faculty hires, and is expected to play a leadership role in sustainability and environmental initiatives at UCLA. Therefore, the ability to articulate and develop a strategic plan for the institute’s future growth and development is a requirement.

We invite interested applicants to submit a cover letter outlining your interests in and qualifications for the position, including a succinct description of your vision for the future of environment and sustainability in a university setting, as well as a curriculum vita, to UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu.  Please use job number: JPF00184.

For additional information about the IoES or about submitting an application, contact Ms. Karen Lefkowitz (karen@ioes.ucla.edu, 310-794-4908) or see www.environment.ucla.edu.  Review of applications will begin on May 15,
2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please address any questions to Brad Shaffer, Search Committee Chair, at brad.shaffer@ucla.edu.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


 

Fellowships

 

March 31, 2014. The Mary Byrd Davis Residency at Bordeneuve.  Located in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, at the end of an ancient stone track, Bordeneuve is a rustic, woodland retreat for artists, musicians and writers. We are delighted to announce that we will be granting a one-month residency in 2014 to a writer concentrating on environmental issues. The grant is named in honor of Mary Byrd Davis, a passionate conservationist, researcher and great friend to the Bordeneuve family who passed away in February 2011. The award is generously endowed by Mary’s husband, Robert Davis.

Authors of creative and literary non-fiction who have previously published works on nature, ecology and the environment are encouraged to apply. The residency will be offered to one writer to further a new or current project which must also be on an environmental theme. Books, journalism and essays are all eligible. The award recipient will be chosen by a panel of environmental activists, writers, educators and legal scholars.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014 and the short list will be announced on May 1, 2014.  The winner will be announced on May 15, 2014 and offered a full-pension one-month long residency in late October or November 2014 (the dates will be set with the winner) at Bordeneuve as well as a 500€ research grant and small (needs-based) travel stipend.

The panel will be looking for submissions that reflect Mary Byrd Davis’s commitment to meticulously researched works, her boldness of vision and her courage to address delicate and controversial issues.  We are looking for excellence of expression  as well as the strength and potential of a proposal. Applicants must be willing and able to travel to France in late 2014. Emerging, mid-career and established writers are all encouraged to apply. All submissions must be in English.

The detailed application process and submission guidelines can be found here: http://bordeneuveretreat.com/amics/mary-byrd-davis-residency/. Applications must be received by March 31, 2014.

If you are interested in applying, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about our residency program. We are currently accepting applications for our standard residencies as well as the Davis Residency. Our blog is written by previous residents and showcases their experiences while at Bordeneuve. Any questions or comments should be directed to Noelle{at}bordeneuveretreat.com.


 

April 18, 2014.  The 2014 Community Climate Change Fellowship Program is a pilot initiative sponsored by EECapacity, with generous support from EPA. It is open to educators who want to address climate change issues in their communities through innovative education and engagement strategies. The fellowship will promote leadership and networking, as well as creative strategies for reaching new and under-represented audiences. Fellows will meet their colleagues at a five-day professional development workshop, take part in special webinars, and attend the 2014 NAAEE International Conference in Ottawa, Canada. Learning opportunities during the fellowship will focus on leadership, fundraising, evaluation, climate change, community engagement, and more.

How to Apply: Visit http://www.eecapacity.net/ccc-fellowship.html for information. Applications are due April 18, 2014, 8pm EDT.  Email us (CCCFellow@naaee.net) or call (202) 419-0417 if you have any questions.


 

Writing Fellowships and Outdoor Arts Fellowships, 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)

 


 

Contests

 

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 SiskiyouPrize.com.

“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 www.SiskiyouPrize.com or www.AshlandCreekPress.com.


 

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