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 [email protected]. Listings are free of charge and will be posted if they are suitably relevant to ASLE members and constituents.

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Deadline for Applications: August 5, 2020. The Department of English at James Madison University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Creative Nonfiction Writing. The position will begin in fall 2020 teaching online courses only, but with the possibility of teaching in-person, online, or hybrid courses in spring 2021. Secondary fields may include fiction, poetry, gender studies, disability studies, African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Native American literatures, among other fields. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced creative nonfiction writing courses, as well as special topics courses in the General Education curriculum. The English faculty does not teach freshman composition. This position carries a 3/3 teaching load. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing required by the summer of 2020. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse creative and scholarly environment. In addition to summarizing the candidate’s research, subject, and genre interests, the cover letter should describe ways in which the candidate can contribute to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university.

We will begin reviewing applications on August 6, and plan to conduct Zoom interviews of finalists on August 10 and 11. Applicants MUST apply online at Applicants should upload letter of application, vita, creative nonfiction writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation directly to Joblink:  A teaching dossier (course syllabi, classroom observations, assignments, and summaries of course evaluations, if available) will be requested from all finalists. Direct questions about this search to Erica Cavanagh ([email protected]). 

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs. These qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Applications should be submitted online at by the deadline of September 21, 2020. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Cluster Hire in Climate Equity and Environmental Justice – University of California, Berkeley. Read full posting here. The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor) positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of Climate Equity and Environmental Justice, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following units: Rausser College of Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Energy and Resources Group); College of Letters and Sciences (Department of Sociology); College of Environmental Design (Departments of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Planning); and College of Engineering (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering). 


Application Deadline: September 15, 2020. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Public Energy Humanities (2021): Transition in Energy, Culture and Society (Future Energy Systems) and the Petrocultures Research Group. Value: $60,000 CAD. In conjunction with “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society” (TECS), a multi-year research project within Future Energy Systems (based at the University of Alberta and affiliated with the University of Waterloo, Canada), we are offering a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship (January 2021-December 2021). Junior scholars engaged in work across the disciplines who will have defended their dissertations within the three years prior to the start of the position (i.e., between January 2018 and December 2020) and whose research falls within the range of issues mapped out by the theme of this fellowship are welcome to apply.

This year’s fellowship brings together two emergent developments in advanced research within the humanities and social sciences: investigations of the interrelation of energy, society, and culture (i.e., research in the field known as the ‘energy humanities’), and expanded attention to inventive modes of research that foreground engaging and interacting with publics beyond the academy and communicating research findings creatively within the wider public sphere. We seek a postdoctoral researcher who has shaped their research in an active and dialogic relationship with communities and publics, with specific attention to the social and cultural shifts and transitions required to support successful energy transition. While we are seeking candidates who have already made public work a key element of their programs of research, we are also interested in receiving applications from junior scholars who are at the outset of programs of research in the public humanities. Fellows will be expected to contribute to the ongoing work of TECS, especially in relation to the expansion of its initiatives in the public humanities, but will be able to devote the majority of their time to the continuation of their own research projects. Depending on institutional resources, there may be an opportunity for this fellow to teach a one-term undergraduate class, for which they would be compensated in addition to the base amount of the fellowship. 

Interested applicants can learn more about the kinds of research we pursue at and, and about Future Energy Systems, the research network within which “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society” is carried out, at

Application Materials. Please include: 

  1. a cover letter describing your PhD project, the date of your PhD defense, and the fit of your proposed postdoctoral research with the theme of this PDF; 
  2. a full CV, including the names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters; 
  3. a PDF proposal (of no more than 1000 words); and
  4. a writing sample (20 pages or less).

Send these materials, either as .docx or .pdf, to tecsp… Make sure to specify “[last name first name] TECS PDF application” in the subject line. (Note: this posting is pending final approval of research funding for 2020, which we expect to receive prior to the end of this summer).


Applications are due Monday, January 4, 2021. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU Postdoctoral Fellowships. For nearly a quarter-century, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University has promoted research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  Central to our mission is the annual sponsorship of four postdoctoral fellows, and we are thus pleased to announce the competition for our 2021-22 cohort.  Please see the descriptions below, while noting two major changes from past application cycles:

  • We will now support work on California in all periods (not only to 1850)
  • Our senior fellowship is now open to applicants (and no longer awarded by invitation)                                                  

The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Bill & Rita Clements, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by an established scholar developing a second (or third &c.) book.

The David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as an anonymous donor in memory of David J. Weber, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by a scholar developing a first book.

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as the late Louis Beecherl, support work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by two scholars developing first books.

To apply, see or direct questions for additional information to the Clements Center at [email protected].  


Other Opportunities

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2020. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2020-2021 will reopen November 2019. 

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2020.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.