Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Posted April 27, 2017, open until filled. The University of Virginia School of Architecture seeks a Research Scientist to serve in the role of Project Manager for the first phase of the UVA Landscape Studies Initiative. This Mellon-funded position is a three-year appointment to begin in August 2017.  The Project Manager will lead the first phase of the UVA Landscape Studies Initiative under the direction of the Faculty Directors. The position works closely with faculty and staff across the School of Architecture, UVA Libraries, and the College of Arts & Sciences to set a research and implementation agenda for an innovative digital resource in landscape design history. Under the direction of the Project Manager, the interdisciplinary Landscape Studies Initiative research group will create a database of landscape places, terms, and types that are geo-spatially referenced on a global scale. The digital resource will make use of a suite of visualization tools to support new creative interpretations and critical cartographies of historic landscapes. The digital resource will function as both a research platform and pedagogic tool. Digital humanities and technical experts on the team will create metadata terms, catalogue images and texts, and design a database interface and search engine. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in Landscape Architecture, Architectural History, Cultural Geography, or a related field. A master’s degree is required, with preference for a PhD, MLA, MArch, or comparable terminal degree in the field. The candidate will have subject matter expertise in landscape history and interpretation, a facility with digital media, project management experience, and an interest in intellectual endeavors that involve digital scholarship. 1-4 years of professional experience are required.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities include:
– Oversee the implementation and modification of the research design process and provide advice on research methodologies (General, covers all responsibilities)
– Work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary research team; work with senior faculty to accomplish project goals (General, covers all responsibilities)
– Manage student research assistants and assist Faculty Directors with the development of project curriculum
– Serve as liaison between UVA technical staff and faculty within the University and School of Architecture and other departments within the university on the development of a suite of custom metadata, visualization tools, and keyword-searchable text and images for the digital resource
– Coordinate between the internal research group, grant partners, and external advisory board
– Collect, analyze, and interpret data to make recommendations for future study or application

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0620834. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, and provide contact information for three references. For more information on how to apply, please contact Stella Kim at 434-982-5457.  The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 15, 2017. One-year position, Department of Literary Arts & Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  We invite applications for an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Environmental Literatures and Cultures (Term Appointment). This is a full-time one-year term appointment with a start date of Fall 2017.  Undergraduate teaching experience in environmental literatures and cultures and ABD status or a PhD in hand by the start date in American Studies, Environmental Humanities, Literary Studies, or another relevant interdisciplinary degree are required.  Secondary expertise in Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, and/or Global Literatures is preferred. The position announcement and instructions for submitting an application are available here: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1533.  For full consideration, applications should be submitted by 15 May 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to: Nicole Merola (nmerola@risd.edu), Head of the Department of Literary Arts & Studies.

Fellowships

Application review will begin April 14, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Colby College. Colby College invites applications for a three-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities to begin September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will work with faculty, staff, and students from across the arts and humanities and the Environmental Studies Program. Applications are welcome from scholars working in such areas as environmental design, arts, history, and/or ecocriticism. Candidates familiar with innovative and experiential learning, project-based pedagogy, and digital humanities are particularly encouraged. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017.
The Fellow will teach three courses each year. Two will be environmental humanities courses in the Fellow’s area of expertise. The Fellow’s contribution to a team-taught introduction to environmental studies will count as the third course.  These courses are designed to expand curricular offerings that explicitly bridge the humanities and Environmental Studies. The Fellow will also help to coordinate a faculty seminar, a summer institute, and serve as a resource for other faculty developing courses with environmental humanities content. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, (unofficial) graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of current scholarship as PDFs to: http://apply.interfolio.com/41180. If you wish to submit a portfolio, please contact Megan Fossa, Program Coordinator of the Center for the Arts and Humanities at mellonpostdocfellow@colby.edu. Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.  In your application materials please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Closing dates for applications: Monday 8 May and Wednesday May 17, 2017. 2017WRoCAH networks each have three doctoral researchers, one each at Leeds, Sheffield and York.  Each doctoral researcher works on a separate project under a common theme. WRoCAH White Rose Networks students have access to the full training programme offered by the College.  Read more and apply at http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/networks/.

The current competition will close on August 1, 2017. Applications now accepted for the 2018-2019 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program:

Eligibility Guidelines: requirements applicants must meet at time of application

Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application

Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Writing Fellowships and Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY (ongoing).

Other Opportunities

The AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) announces this year’s WC&C Scholarship Competition. AWP offers three annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. We encourage writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to enter. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. Submissions are made through Submittable and are open through March 30, 2017. Details about the scholarship can be found through their website: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wcc_scholarships_overview. Winners will be announced in May.

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2016.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.