Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Review of applications begins on January 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Bates College Faculty Position: Environmental Studies

The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies invites interdisciplinary scholars to apply for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position centered on climate justice, broadly conceived, beginning August, 2022. Scholars and artists trained in any relevant social science or humanities discipline are welcome to apply. We are especially interested in individuals comfortable working outside of narrow disciplinary silos. This work may highlight the agency of people from historically marginalized groups and intersect with one or more of the following topics or fields: African studies, animal studies, Asian studies, Black studies, decolonization, gender and sexuality studies, Indigenous studies, policy, public health, science and technology studies. 

The successful scholar or artist will contribute to a multi-disciplinary program in which all students undertake significant coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The position carries a five-course teaching load, which could include the program’s core introductory courses on the environmental humanities or social sciences, mid- and upper-level electives in the candidate’s fields of interest, upper-division courses in the program core, as well as first-year seminars. There are also expectations for undergraduate and senior thesis advising and institutional service.

We specifically seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute to the continuing commitment of both the Environmental Studies Program and Bates College to equity and inclusion. The search committee expects applicants to identify their relevant strengths and experiences and to describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further these commitments of the program and college. We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages.  

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or other terminal degree by August 1, 2022, when the position begins.

Application Instructions: Apply via interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/99735. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a brief overview of scholarly work and a list of potential courses), curriculum vitae (including a list of referees), and three statements of 1-2 pages each that address the candidate’s teaching philosophy, research or artistic agenda, and past and/or potential contributions to equity and inclusion with regard to underrepresented groups. Applicants should also anticipate providing a sample of their artistic or written work as well as three letters of recommendation in the event that they are contacted for an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
For more information, please visit website: www.bates.edu.


Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College.

The Department of Comparative American Studies and the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (joint appointment) in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2022, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

This is an open field search for a scholar who explores the enduring impacts of colonization and genocide in contemporary struggles, including concerns around public health, climate change, resource extraction, and racialized violence as they affect Native and Indigenous communities. In addition to offering cross-listed courses in the area of specialty, the incumbent will contribute to teaching required courses for the majors in Comparative American Studies and Environmental Studies. The departments are especially interested in candidates who can teach courses dealing with Indigenous peoples and communities, ecologies, health, and the Environmental Justice movement. Read more and apply at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/11350


Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2022. Assistant Professor in Comparative Cultural Studies with a specialization in Indigenous or Latinx Studies, NAU.

This is a tenure track, full-time, benefit eligible, academic year appointed position on the Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning Fall 2022.  The department of Comparative Cultural Studies brings together studies of art history, comparative religions, humanities, intellectual history, museum studies, arts and cultural management, and Asian studies in a multidisciplinary curriculum featuring three majors (the BA in CCS, the online BA in Humanities, and the ASN-IGP, an Integrated Global Program in Asian Studies). The Department offers minors in art history, arts and cultural management, Asian Studies, humanities, museum studies, and the comparative study of religion, as well as and a robust suite of courses serving NAU’s General Studies and diversity requirements. Our thirteen faculty (including two Fulbright scholars, two Guggenheim scholars, one Regent’s Professor, and several award-winning teachers) are credentialed across a variety of humanities disciplines and are active scholars in their fields. Our students master skills of comparative interpretation through engagement with diverse cultural texts and contexts. Course offerings range from the environmental humanities, ancient and contemporary religions and visual cultures, technology and the arts, regional and cultural studies, and the digital humanities.

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locate vacancy 605873, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the page.

The online application must include the following attachments:

  • cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position
  • curriculum vita with contact information
  • sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • a writing sample demonstrating research/scholarship in Native American and/or Latinx Studies
  • names and contact information for three references who may be asked to provide letters of reference at a later date
  • a diversity statement not to exceed 750 words that highlights an understanding of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university setting. Please include examples from past experiences and reference plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and service.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2022. Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College.

The Department of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with specialization in environmental applications of GIS or remote sensing beginning August, 2022. Candidates should be committed to teaching undergraduates in an interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate will teach both introductory, non-majors ES courses as well as upper-level major electives in their area of expertise. The teaching load for this position will be six courses annually (3/3 load), where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course.  More information about the department can be found at https://www.gettysburg.edu/academic-programs/environmental-studies/

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD with specialization in environmental applications of GIS or remote sensing (ABD considered). We welcome interdisciplinary interests and expertise that include (but are not limited to) any of the following areas: environmental justice, landscape ecology, conservation, energy, and climate change.

We seek an individual with demonstrated teaching experience, with preference given to those with prior experience in these curricular areas. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching and service that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

Requirements: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application:  https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/4079. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research goals, and two letters of reference that address teaching effectiveness.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 15, 2022. Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities, York University.

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Environmental Humanities at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Humanities major brings interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives to questions of historical and contemporary significance. It is seeking an appointment in Environmental Humanities to address a primary cultural, intellectual and environmental challenge facing the contemporary world. Humanistic perspectives on environmental issues are fundamental to reframing our relationships and responsibilities to the natural world in this time of rapid change. The deepening present environmental and social crises are entangled with the ways in which diverse human cultures have made themselves at home in the natural world. The radical alterations of the world in which we live as a result of climate change and other anthropogenic factors require us to rethink many of the concepts and practices that have been central to the understandings and aspirations of (post)colonial cultures. The perspectives of land-based cultures, such as local and global Indigenous peoples, may provide some alternative models for relationships between humans, other life forms, and the land itself.

The Department of Humanities is seeking highly qualified candidates with a PhD or PhD by July 1, 2022 in Environmental Humanities or a related degree; Humanities-based methods should be centred in the candidate’s research. We are interested in candidates whose work critically engages current environmental issues from perspectives that complement and extend existing faculty strengths including interdisciplinary animal studies, Indigenous studies, equity studies, history of science and technology, philosophies of nature and the anthropocene, as well as digital and acoustic culture. Candidates should be able to teach across disciplines and across cultural and medial forms.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided by: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor David Cecchetto, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected] (Subject: Environmental Humanities).

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on December 21, 2021. Letters of reference and a teaching dossier and/or selected evaluations will only be requested from those candidates moving forward in the hiring process.

Questions may be directed to Professor Elicia Clements, Chair of the Department of Humanities, at [email protected] (Subject: Environmental Humanities).

Fellowships 

Application deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Postdoctoral Fellowship, PPEH.

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants whose research, teaching, and public engagements support and complement PPEH’s core commitments:

  1. broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry across the arts and sciences
  2. arts-driven inquiry into place, particularly our campus and the City of Philadelphia as well as urban ecology in other global contexts
  3. public engagement, particularly in and with environmental justice communities and concerns
  4. the creation and growth of “living archives” via practices of “urgent collection”

PPEH Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to pursue their own research agendas as well as actively participate in the Program’s signature public environmental humanities projects, in Philadelphia and beyond. The ideal candidate’s application materials will explicitly address how their research and teaching intersects with PPEH’s ongoing public initiatives to expand the right to research; we are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with the digital, health and medical humanities.  

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $55,000 plus health insurance and a $4,500 research fund. During their year in residence, the fellow will pursue their proposed research, will be required to teach an undergraduate course of their own design on topics in environmental humanities, and participate in a regular lunchtime weekly seminar series, presenting their research once during the series.

Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2017 and June 2022 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than June 2022 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime after June 30, 2022).

Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to PPEH’s intellectual community on Penn’s campus and beyond.

 To apply, candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter, 
  • c.v., 
  • and a research and teaching statement of no more than 750 words highlighting their public-facing work. 

Semi-finalists will be asked to supply three letters from academic recommenders and a writing sample; finalists will be interviewed via video conference.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.) The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply via Interfolio

Contact for more information:  Mia D’Avanza, Program Coordinator, dire…@ppehlab.org


Application deadline 11:59 pm (EST) February 1, 2022. The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) 2022–23 residential fellowships.

During this time of global change and uncertainty, UCHI seeks to mobilize the humanities as a revitalizing force for our academic communities, national conversations, and global commitments. With year-long fellowships offering a $50,000 stipend, an office, and all the benefits of a Research I university, UCHI equips scholars to engage in these crucial undertakings and hone their research in a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of fellows. Fellows enjoy the full use of UConn’s research facilities, museums, archives, and special collections, as well as easy access to Hartford, Boston, and New York City. UCHI fosters a rich intellectual environment for scholars to create, connect, and recommit to the urgency of the humanities.

Fellowships are open to humanities researchers, including professors, independent scholars, writers, and museum and library professionals. Applicants whose research engages with the nature, meaning, or artistic expression of truth—which are the themes of UCHI’s ongoing Henry Luce Foundation-funded Future of Truth project—or advances the field of Digital Humanities and Media Studies are encouraged to apply. For complete information, application, and guidelines: https://apply.interfolio.com/97914


Applications must be submitted by February 1. Post-Doctoral Fellow in Plant Humanities, Dumbarton Oaks.

Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University that supports research internationally in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Dumbarton Oaks encompasses a museum with world-class collections of Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, and European Renaissance art, and a historic garden designed by Beatrix Farrand. Since 2018, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we have pursued an initiative in the emerging interdisciplinary field of the Plant Humanities, which explores the extraordinary significance of plants to human cultures. A key outcome of the first phase was the Plant Humanities Lab, an open-access digital site that features visually engaging, interactive narratives on plants from the perspectives of race, colonialism, environmental justice, foodways, indigenous knowledge, evolution, and biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene. Dumbarton Oaks is committed to further developing and enhancing the site as a tool for innovative pedagogy, online sharing of collections, and communicating the importance of plants and multispecies interactions to a broad audience.

As part of the Plant Humanities team, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with Garden and Landscape Studies on joint study days and colloquia and collaborate with Byzantine and PreColumbian studies on developing scholarly content for the Plant Humanities Lab. The fellow will also work with the Library, Museum, Gardens, Publications, and other departments at Dumbarton Oaks. Lastly, the Fellow will help support and develop institutional collaborations.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will focus on three main areas:

◼ Research and content creation to produce new cultural histories of plants for the Plant Humanities Lab. The research will include the Dumbarton Oaks rare book collection and other special collections at collaborating institutions, as well as large digital repositories such as Global Plants and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The Fellow will acquire and apply diverse digital skills and participate in the development of new digital resources. It is expected that the research will also feed into public-facing articles for JSTOR Daily (where the team contributes a Plant of the Month feature) and peer-reviewed articles.

◼ Collaboration with faculty at diverse institutions to test out the adoption of the Plant Humanities Lab in the classroom, and with students to manage the editorial process of future external submissions to the Lab. This may entail editorial training and the implementation of an editorial management software.

◼ Research, development, and implementation of education and public outreach projects related to the Plant Humanities Initiative, that may include online exhibitions, development of syllabi and lesson plans, an onsite or digital museum and garden tour focused on plants, etc. The Fellow will also teach in the Plant Humanities Summer Program.

This fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in the digital humanities, special collections, and innovative higher-ed pedagogical tools, while benefiting from the unique resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellow will participate fully in Dumbarton Oaks’ dynamic community of scholars, working collaboratively with all three programs of study, and will devote 20% of the fellowship time to personal research.

Qualifications

  • PhD in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a focus on plants and people. History, Art History, History of Science, Literary Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Ethnobotany and the Environmental Humanities are all pertinent areas of inquiry, but we welcome applications from other fields provided that candidates have a strong commitment to humanistic modes of inquiry and interpretation.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Experience working with special collections and digital repositories.
  • Teaching experience, especially at the undergraduate level. Preferred • Experience writing for diverse audiences.
  • Some editorial experience, in print or digital publications.
  • Digital skills, including mapping and visualization software and Linked Open Data, would be useful but the fellowship with provide training as needed.
  • Experience in one of the core study areas of Dumbarton Oaks—Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies is welcome, though not required.

Term

This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to the outstanding resources of the institute and become part of the larger research community at Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 per year and the health insurance plan available to Fellows. Applications must be submitted by February 1, to [email protected]. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, a statement of interest describing their professional and academic experience (1000 words) and should secure two letters of recommendation. The Fellowship will begin on July 1, 2022. Applicants must have fulfilled all the requirements for the PhD by the time of application and must have received the PhD no later than June 30, 2022, and no earlier than July 31, 2018.


Application deadline is March 14, 2022. College Fellows in Media, Harvard University.

The Division of Arts and Humanities at Harvard seeks applications for two College Fellow positions in Media. Each College Fellow will have a departmental appointment. It is expected that one Fellow will be appointed in the Department of Comparative Literature and one Fellow will be appointed in the Department of English. The Fellows will work individually and collectively to advance scholarship in and about media across the Division.

Teaching duties will include one course each term: one undergraduate course and one course open to both graduate students and undergraduates. These teaching duties comprise approximately 50% of the Fellow’s total time commitment. The other half of the appointment is divided between pursuit of the Fellow’s own research/scholarship/creative work (25%) and work in support of initiatives across departments and research units within the university (25%). Fellows may also be asked to advise and evaluate undergraduate senior theses and to work with doctoral students pursuing a secondary field in Critical Media Practice (cmp.gsas.harvard.edu).

Ideal candidates may study, practice, and teach in areas such as social media, born-digital literature, graphic novels, video games, podcasts, contemporary publishing, database storytelling, data visualization, software studies, or any other intersection of contemporary media and literature, broadly conceived. Applicants for Comparative Literature must be working across multiple linguistic traditions and be broadly engaged with the field of cultural history. The Department of English particularly welcomes applicants working in indigenous studies and/or global Anglophone literatures, as well as those who bring a trans-historical perspective to their work.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2018. International applicants are welcome.

Special Instructions: Please apply through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program. Complete applications (including the names of referees) must be submitted by March 14, 2022. Recommendations must be received by March 21, 2022.


Other Opportunities

See the Residencies, Prizes/Grants, and Workshops Page on the ASLE website.

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2021. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2022 Closes in January.