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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted October 16, 2013. Adjunct Faculty Positions, Sterling College:
Adjunct Faculty: Systems Ecology
Sterling College, a small experiential and ecologically focused liberal arts college in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to teach one section of Systems Ecology in the Spring 2014 semester. The course is a 3-credit, 300-level exploration of ecological systems, systems theory, modeling (using STELLA), and their application to understanding ecological indicators, ecosystems services, agroecology, and conservation. Prerequisites for the course are NS107 Ecology and NS205 Environmental Science.
Adjunct Faculty: Intro to Climate Science
Sterling College, a small experiential and ecologically focused liberal arts college in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to teach one section of Introduction to Climate Science in the Spring 2014 semester. The course is a 3-credit, 200-level classroom and field-based introduction to the science of climate change, including understanding greenhouse gas emissions, carbon cycling, climate, weather, ocean circulation, adaptation, climate modeling and projections. The course serves as a foundation to the College’s Minor in Climate Justice. A prerequisite for this course is NS107 Ecology.
To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Laura Lea Berry, Assistant to the Dean of the College and Faculty, email@example.com. Phone: (802) 586-7711 x107 Fax: (802) 586-2596.
Posted October 16, 2013. Environmental Humanities Instructor, Middlebury School of the Environment, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. The Middlebury School of the Environment is pleased to announce an open faculty position in the field of environmental humanities. The position is available during the summer 2014 session (June 18 to August 1) on Middlebury College campus in Vermont. The Middlebury School of the Environment is a new 6-week summer program for advanced undergraduates that couples a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum on the study of the environment with training in the leadership skills necessary to effect positive environmental change. This is a unique opportunity to help foster a community of learners through actively engaging in curricular and co-curricular activities with students while working with other faculty to create an integrated, imaginative curriculum.
Please visit the website for the Middlebury School of the Environment (http://www.middlebury.edu/environment) for more details about the School.
Primary teaching responsibilities are (a) team-teaching with a natural scientist a course that focuses on an interdisciplinary environmental understanding of “place,” focusing in particular on Lake Champlain, and (b) an elective of your choosing on some aspect of the environmental humanities with an explicitly global perspective.
We are looking for a faculty member with the following characteristics: demonstrated teaching excellence in some aspects of the environmental humanities; an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching about the environment; and enthusiasm for working with students in a full-immersion program.
In addition to the salary, lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided. This position is for the summer 2014.
The successful candidate should possess a doctorate (or be ABD) in a field within the humanities (with a particular emphasis on the environment), strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated success as a teacher. A candidate with a creative, dynamic, and easy-going approach – along with an entrepreneurial spirit – will be an excellent fit with the School of the Environment. Applications will be considered without regard to current position, from graduate student to emeritus professor. What matters is one’s commitment to instructional excellence and creative engagement with students.
Candidates should submit: letter of interest, CV, names and contact information (including email address) for two people who can provide professional references, and a teaching statement that describes both (a) how you would approach a team-taught, interdisciplinary course on understanding “place” with an explicit focus on a lake-dominated ecoregion, and (b) what you would propose to offer as an elective, being sure to characterize how it provides a global perspective. Applications will be reviewed upon completion, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications are accepted ONLY through the on-line application site on Interfolio. Please visit the link at http://apply.interfolio.com/23208. Feel free to contact Steve Trombulak, Director of the Middlebury School of the Environment (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.
Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.
November 15, 2013. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Program and Department of English, University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and Department of English invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position at 1.0 FTE (9 month appointment) to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates who demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research interests for the position should be focused in the environmental humanities and might include, but are not limited to, environmental justice and literature; food studies and culture; sovereignty, self-determination, indigeneity; literary engagement with science and technology studies; ecocritical theory; critical animal studies; and environmental media. The full-time position is 60% in Environmental Studies and 40% in English and requires a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work.
The most competitive applicants will be scholars who will enhance the English Department’s foundational reputation in Literature and Environment and the University’s well-established Environmental Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help enhance existing strengths in the examination of empire and imperialism, race, gender, class, disability, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations; and we encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Requirement: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.
Candidates are asked to apply on line at www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and letters of recommendation from three referees by November 15, 2013. Applicants are responsible for monitoring their materials on Academic Jobs Online and assuring that their files are complete by the deadline. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact email@example.com to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Incomplete files and application materials received after November 15, 2013 will not be considered. We will be conducting teleconference interviews in January 2014. Finalists will be invited to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.
November 15, 2013. Associate Professor in New Media Ecologies—Critical Theory and Politics. The American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for an Associate Professor in New Media Ecologies—Critical Theory and Politics, beginning August 10, 2014. This position is a joint appointment in the American Studies Program and an appropriate department to be determined upon review of the applicants. Preferred candidates include senior-level scholars and teachers with an established record of excellence in contemporary digital media engaging American Studies in transnational contexts. Other desired areas of interest and specialization: digital activism; ecomedia; posthumanism; speculative realism (including object-oriented ontology, actor-network theory, distributive agency, and related critical perspectives); critical race studies; political economy; gender and sexuality studies; and/or postcolonial studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in American Studies, and to teach introductory courses in American Studies on both levels. Ph.D. in hand, record of publications, and evidence of excellent teaching required.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit the following application materials online to https://jobs.wm.edu: letter of interest; CV; three or four letters of recommendation; statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests; and two short writing samples. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 15, 2013. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. The College of William & Mary is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Virginia 45 miles east of Richmond and 150 miles southeast of Washington, DC. It is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
November 24, 2013. Humanities/English Tenure Track, The University of Alaska Southeast. Seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Humanities/English starting fall semester 2014. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. with a specialization or significant work in environmental humanities, human geography, English, rhetoric, composition, indigenous studies, or a closely related field. Applications will be evaluated based on 1) evidence of ability to teach core, general-education composition courses; 2) evidence of ongoing or potential for scholarly activity; 3) evidence of experience that would enable candidate to contribute to our interdisciplinary programs.
Applicants interested in contributing to teaching and administration of our interdisciplinary BA programs in the Liberal Arts, Geography/Environmental Studies, and/or English are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience teaching Alaska Native or first-generation college students are also encouraged to apply. In addition to teaching 3 courses per semester, university service and scholarly work is required. The salary range is $56,000-$58,000 and includes a benefits package. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement.
Applications received by November 24, 2013 will receive first consideration. We will be conducting teleconference interviews in December or January. Finalists will be invited to the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau in spring 2014.
The University of Alaska Southeast is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity. The University's mission is student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. The University of Alaska Southeast strives to be a destination of choice for students seeking excellent academic programs and engaging learning opportunities that integrate the environment and cultures of Southeast Alaska.
UAS is located 12 miles north of downtown Juneau in a beautiful setting overlooking Auke Lake and the Mendenhall Glacier. Juneau (population 32,000), the capital of Alaska, 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, certificates, and training. Approximately 900 full-time and 2,200 part-time students take coursework from the Juneau campus in daytime and evening courses, as well as distance delivery offerings to locations in rural Alaska.
For more information about UAS, visit http://www.uas.alaska.edu. To learn more about the position or to apply, visit https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1381166234332
January 31, 2014. Visiting Assistant Professor in English, The College of Idaho. The Department of English at The College of Idaho invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positionbeginning August 25, 2014.
We seek a broadly prepared colleague to teach fiction and non-fiction creative writing classes and first-year seminars; secondary focus in ethnic literature welcomed. Required qualifications: MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August 2014. Teaching load is 3-1-3.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private college. It has educated some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. Excellent teaching, close student-faculty collaboration, and an innovative curriculum that requires one major and three minors are hallmarks of the College. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho, a half-hour drive from Idaho’s capital, Boise, which features a philharmonic orchestra, a nationally prominent dance company, and a summer-long Shakespeare festival. The location is within easy reach of Idaho’s splendid mountains, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, and whitewater sports. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu
Send: curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample to HR@collegeofidaho.edu (identify as English search). Applicant screening begins January 31, 2014. The College of Idaho is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
November 30, 2013. Animals and Society Institute Summer 2014 Felllowships. The Animals and Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies invites applications for the eighth annual summer fellowship program for scholars pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies. This year, we especially encourage applications that deal with dogs, public policy, feminism, and animal sentience.
This interdisciplinary program was started by the Animals and Society Institute (ASI) in 2007 and enables 6-8 fellows to pursue research in residence at Wesleyan University at the College of the Environment. In 2010, ASI began a partnership with Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, which now hosts the fellowship. Wesleyan is a selective private, coeducational, non-sectarian school of liberal arts and sciences known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. Wesleyan’s College of the Environment was created in 2009 with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to engage students and scholars in discussions about environmental issues and their social and political impact.
The fellowship is designed to support recipients’ individual research through mentorship, guest lectures, and scholarly exchange among fellows and opportunities to contribute to the intellectual life of the host institution. Fellows should expect a diversity of approaches, projects, and commitments to animal protection issues. All fellows must be in continuous residence for the duration of the program, May 28 – July 11, 2014 inclusive.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2013
Amount of Award: Scholars selected to participate in the fellowship program will be awarded a stipend of $3,000 to help cover travel costs, housing, living expenses, books and other research expenses. The fellowship does not pay for housing; fellows will be responsible for finding, and paying for, their own housing.
Eligibility: Applicants must (1) possess a Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W. or equivalent, or be a doctoral student at the dissertation stage; (2) have a commitment to advancing research in Human-Animal Studies; (3) be actively engaged, during the fellowship program, in a research project that culminates in a journal article, book, or other scholarly presentation; (4), be far enough along in the project that it will truly benefit from a concentrated period of work conducted on the Wesleyan campus; and (5) submit a follow-up report six months after the fellowship’s completion. Applications are encouraged from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, as long as a part of the project is explicitly dealing with the human-animal relationship.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of the contribution of the completed project to Human-Animal Studies, the qualifications of the applicant to complete the research, and how well the applicant’s project complements the other accepted projects. Applicants will be notified by e-mail January 2014. Please address all correspondence to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full program and application information: http://www.animalsandsociety.org/pages/human-animal-studies-fellowship
Deadlines January 15, February 1, and February 15, 2014. Research Fellowships, The Massachusetts Historical Society. More than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015 are available from the Massachusetts Historical Society, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $1,500-$2,500 to support four weeks of research in the Society’s collections. The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-one organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions. For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/fellowships, email email@example.com or phone 617-646-0568. MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2014. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2014. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2014. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2014.
Fulbright Scholar Program (ongoing)
National Humanities Center Fellowships (ongoing)
Midwestern Studies Book Award Competition (Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and Ohio University Press) (ongoing)