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Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Roanoke College Environmental Studies Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to participate in our rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, similar interdisciplinary environmental program, or closely related field, must be in hand or expected by August 2018. This is a tenure-line position, beginning in August of 2018.  The ideal applicant will have expertise that crosscuts the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, or in the Environmental Humanities. We are particularly interested in individuals with ability to develop coursework related to environmental justice. Ability to draw connections, based on research or practitioner experience, across local, regional, national and international environmental issues preferred, as is use of spatial analysis and/or GIS in research. We seek a highly collaborative individual who would work enthusiastically with colleagues in Environmental Studies, and across campus, on teaching and program-development, including possible curricular initiatives in Environmental Justice. The hire will work on team-development of an Introductory Environment and Culture course that forms part of our three course introduction to the major and minor, as well as teach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies in upper-level courses.

The successful applicant will teach and participate in the development of 6 classes per year, plus an intensive-learning May Term course once every three years. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the distinctive Inquiry-based general education program of Roanoke College. Excellent teaching and development of an active program of scholarly or creative work is expected.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. In cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity at Roanoke College.  Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, statement of research program and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references to References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point letters of reference will be required, on two weeks’ notice. Upon offer of position, official copies of all transcripts will be needed.

October 20, 2017. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Fort Lewis College. The Program in Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We seek an interdisciplinary scholar in the fields of environmental studies, environmental science, geography, environmental anthropology or related field to teach our core courses and courses in her or his area of specialization.  The candidate will be able to teach courses that use diverse, integrated methodologies such as geospatial technologies and digital humanities. We would prefer candidates with broad training in environmental issues who have interests in NEPA, Water Resources, Environmental Planning, Conservation, and/or Renewable Energy. Applications received by October 20, 2017 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Pete McCormick, To read more and apply:

Review of applications begins November 1, 2017.  The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2018.  The desired areas of specialization include intersectional approaches to Public Health and Environmental Studies, broadly conceived. With a teaching load of two courses per semester, it is expected that the successful candidate will teach at least one of the department’s core survey courses each semester, including U.S. Social and Cultural History (AMS 355 and/or 356). In addition to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, duties will include developing a strong research program, directing graduate research, demonstrating evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibiting a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.  Please submit an up to date CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three confidential letters of recommendation. Learn more and apply via Interfolio: (You need to create a free account to apply. If you need assistance, contact or (877) 997-8807.) Questions about position should be directed to: Background check conducted on applicant selected.

November 1, 2017. Assistant Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College. The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018, in Children’s and Young Adult literature.  Candidates may focus on any time period or geographic area, including pre-20th century and the Anglophone world.  Possible specializations might include: childhood studies; gender, sexuality, and trans studies; race and ethnicity; disability studies; environmental studies; speculative fiction; and/or graphic narratives.  To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement, writing sample, and letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017 to the English Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at:  Read full description at

November 1, 2017. Assistant Professor in Literature of the Oceans, Williams College. The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant Professor to teach literature of the oceans, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year. We are seeking a teacher-scholar of literature with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests to begin July 2018. Subspecialties could include transatlantic literary studies, diaspora studies, or others with a strong focus on the oceans. This is a Williams College faculty appointment, starting as a three-year renewable position. Williams-Mystic ( is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located at Mystic Seaport, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges. PhD or MFA expected by Sept. 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement, 1-page research statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2017. All materials should be addressed to Lee Park, Dean of the Faculty, and must be submitted through Interfolio using this link:

November 1, 2017. The Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC) and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (FGSS) at Cornell University invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position for scholars working at the intersection of gender, race, and environmental studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focuses on some configuration of the following areas of inquiry: cultural geography, social and political theory, environmental inequality, eco-feminism and queer ecologies, biotechnology, bioethics, environmental sustainability (broadly and creatively defined) and/or histories of science. We are seeking interdisciplinary scholars whose work highlights methodologies and themes associated with environmental humanities with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and/or inequality as categories of analysis in the African diaspora. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline at For more information about the position, please contact Kevin Gaines, Chair of Africana Studies and Research Center at or Durba Ghosh, Director of the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at For academic jobs online and other technical assistance, please contact Treva Levine, Africana Studies at or Trisica Munroe, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at  Also read full posting here.

November 6, 2017. Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, University of Delaware. The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, with a specialization in Writing in the Sciences. A focus on Environmental Humanities is especially desirable. We are looking for a specialist who can contribute to our undergraduate major and writing minor, and who can contribute to our outreach to programs in the STEM disciplines. With rich interdisciplinary opportunities at UD and in the region, we are particularly interested in educators with demonstrated interest in building collaborations across disciplines or in the private and non-profit sectors. The successful candidate will be prepared to contribute to the department’s record of leadership in teaching, professional engagement, and service, and will share the department’s commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity. Applicants should upload a letter of application and CV at no later than November 6, 2017. The search committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Preliminary interviews will be conducted through video calls and at the Modern Language Association convention in January 2018. The start date for the position is September 1, 2018. For further information, contact search committee chair Dr. McKay Jenkins at Here is the link to the application form via Interfolio:

For best consideration, materials should be received by November 15, 2017. Visiting Assistant Professor of German/Environmental Humanities. The Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants with specialization in environmental humanities from any period of modern German literature and culture are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Department’s academic and extracurricular programs; to pursue an active research agenda; to teach three courses (a 2-1 load); and to play a dynamic role in curriculum development and outreach in interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability studies on campus. Candidates should exhibit a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Qualifications: PhD in hand by August 1, 2018; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; and native or near-native fluency in both German and English. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; this position also includes a budget for moving expenses and research travel. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, all through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. For further information, contact Professor Hester Baer, Search Chair,

To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017. Assistant Professor in Environment and Race – University of South CarolinaThe School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2018. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities and interests that focus on the intersections of race and the environment. The area of specialization is open. Research interests may include, but are not limited to: environmental justice; race, nature, and landscape; diversity in environmental institutions; race and class in environmental movements; the intersections of social inequality and environmental conflict; race and conservation; and race and environmental imagery. We seek candidates whose scholarship is theoretically grounded and who can work across disciplinary boundaries to produce innovative research and teaching. Potential disciplinary backgrounds could include sociology, geography, anthropology, history, public policy, political science, environmental humanities, comparative literature, African American studies, American studies and related fields. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment and to maintain an active research agenda. The School ( is a multidisciplinary unit with a strong commitment to expanding its faculty in the areas of environmental social science and humanities. Potential collaborative interactions exist within the School and with other units across the University. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses that support interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses related to the candidate’s specialty, with a standard teaching load of two courses per semester. Cross appointment with an appropriate unit is possible, depending on the candidate’s expertise. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references through For more information please contact: Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208,

Application deadline is November 22, 2017. Tenure-track Faculty Position in Sustainability Education/Education for Sustainable Development. The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level, in Sustainability Education expected to begin in August 2018. Applicants should have expertise in researching and teaching sustainability education, including research on, for example, sustainability competencies, pedagogies, and learning assessments. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in Sustainability, Education, or a related field, with an emphasis on conducting research and teaching sustainability education or education for sustainable development. Additional criteria include: 1) evidence of strong research experience and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement in publications and academic collaborations, 2) at least 9 months experience teaching at the university level, and 3) evidence of potential to secure funding for research, education, and/or outreach activities. Applicants must be prepared to develop and implement a cutting-edge research and teaching program in sustainability education/education for sustainable development. The position will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as well as mentoring students, conducting research and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams within the school and across the university, supporting the development of courses and curricula, and performing school, university, professional, and community service. The School of Sustainability is a degree-granting institution with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to sustainability challenges (see To read more and apply, please visit  

November 23, 2017. Assistant Professor, History of Art & Architecture / Environmental Studies. The University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HA&A), in partnership with the Environmental Studies program (ENVS), invites applications for a tenure-track position in art or architectural history with an environmental humanities focus. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in art and/or architectural history or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive. We seek interdisciplinary candidates specializing in art and design practices of any historical period or region as these practices engage current issues in ecology, climate change, and the built environment. The ideal candidate would work at the intersection of art and architectural history, environmental studies, and one or more of these fields: cultural geography, activism and social practice, urbanism, critical theory, visual studies, design history, science and technology. We seek candidates whose intellectual approach engages with visual production in order to address pressing contemporary environmental, social, cultural, and ethical issues. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance HA&A’s existing strengths, which include urbanism and architecture; curatorial and exhibition studies; modern and contemporary art; and art of the Pacific Rim (especially the Americas and East Asia); and scholars who will advance ENVS’s interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.  Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae, brief descriptions of courses you have taught or are prepared to teach, and contact information for three references by November 23, 2017 for guaranteed consideration.  If you are unable to use the online application, or require other administrative assistance, please contact Shaun Haskins ( For questions related to the position, please contact department head Kate Mondloch (

First Review of Applications: December 11, 2017. Humboldt State University, Department of Environmental Studies Tenure Track Faculty. Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Justice. We seek a candidate who views environmental questions through lenses of racial and social justice, has expertise in theories and practices of social change, has experience with public, community-based, or activist learning and pedagogy, and can be appointed to one of the departments within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (  Professional Qualifications: An earned PhD or equivalent in Environmental Studies or related field with a central focus on environmental justice, from an accredited college or university, is preferred at the time of appointment.  Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered.  Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.  To read more and apply, go to  Also see Humboldt EnvStudies Vacancy flyer for more details.

Deadline for applications is Dec. 20, 2017.
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) seeks an executive director who will provide vision, leadership, and management for a nonprofit professional and scholarly association. The executive director represents, and advocates for, the interests of environmental history and environmental historians in international, national, state, and local settings; coordinates the work of staff and committees to create programs, services, and publications for the environmental history community; organizes the annual conference; develops projects and internships for graduate students and emerging scholars; and stays abreast of current developments in environmental history and related fields and disciplines. The executive director also seeks to diversify and strengthen the membership, the organization, and the field through effective communication; business, financial, and staff management; nonprofit administration; relationship building; and collaborative initiatives. ASEH seeks a committed, experienced environmental historian and administrator for this full-time position and encourages applications from individuals with varied professional backgrounds. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. We welcome innovative location and university support arrangements. The executive director will be an independent contractor with an initial four-year term (subject to annual review) and with opportunity for renewal. Applications must be submitted electronically to To read full description:


A review of complete applications will begin on January 16, 2018. Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities, Princeton Environmental Institute. Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2018-19 academic year.  The position will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding.  The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave. The position is supported by the Princeton Environmental Institute — the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University.  Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to key environmental concerns including conservation, biodiversity, global change, energy, sustainable development, global health, clean air and water, wilderness preservation, and environmental justice.  Backgrounds in religion and ecology, environmental history, American Studies, environmental criticism, and creative expression are particularly of interest. To apply, please visit Questions about the application process may be directed to Frances Juhasz at


December 1, 2017. Postdoc at Rice University, 2018-19: “Waste: Histories and Futures.”  Rice University’s Humanities Research Center will host the seminar “Waste: Histories and Futures” in 2018-19, co-organized by Joseph Campana (English), Cymene Howe (Anthropology), and Dominic Boyer (Anthropology) and in association with Rice’s CENHS (Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences). We’re convening a working group for 2018-9 including at least one postdoc. Please circulate to anyone working in or across the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017. For application: For general info:

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. As part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, LMU Munich will award 15 LMU Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics. LMU invites applications from early-stage postdoctoral researchers from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral degrees. The program gives successful candidates the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with the support of an LMU professor and enhances their career development by fostering the training and mobility of fellows. The University offers ten Incoming LMU Research Fellowships to outstanding international junior academics and five Outgoing LMU Research Fellowships to excellent Ph.D. graduates from LMU Munich. The fellowships are tenable for two years and may be extended for an additional year in exceptional cases. Fellows will receive an attractive salary and a substantial research budget. In addition, fellows will be members of the Young Center of the Center for Advanced Studies. The fellowships must commence by 1 September 2018. For all information regarding your application please consult:

Deadline for Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) Short-Term Fellowships is December 15.  Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted in the description, the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, visit their website. Questions should be addressed to

Application Deadline January 17, 2018. The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. The fellowship includes a salary of $66,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses. Candidates for 2018 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2014 and August 2018. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2018.). Please complete the online application form found at by January 17.  For full criteria and information see

Deadlines from January 15 – March 1, 2018. The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The MHS has made environmental archives a collecting priority, is the home of the Boston Environmental History Seminar, and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Northeast and Atlantic-Canada Environmental History Forum. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. To start your application and read more more about each fellowship, please visit, email or phone 617-646-0577.

Deadline January 19, 2018. The Linda Hall Library is pleased to announce its fellowship program for the academic year 2018/19. Fellowships, lasting anywhere from one week to a full academic year, are awarded to outstanding projects in the history of science, environmental history, and related science and technology studies fields that make use of the Library’s collections. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply for the 80/20 fellowship, which allows them to collaborate with staff on a public history project based on their research. The Linda Hall Library, located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., is among the world’s leading independent research libraries, boasting extensive primary and secondary sources related to engineering, physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, environmental science, meteorology, and the life sciences. For more information and to apply online, visit:

Application materials must be received by February 1, 2018. The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute invites applications for residential fellowships. Fellowships offer a stipend, support staff, and all the benefits of a Research I university. As important, we offer community, space, and time for scholars to write, argue, engage, and create. Year-long fellowships open to humanities professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals. Take advantage of the research facilities, archives and special collections, and museum with ideal proximity to Hartford, Boston, and New York City. For complete information, application, and guidelines, visit:

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 Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2018-2019 will reopen November 1st, 2017. Deadline for submissions will be midnight January 14th, 2018.

Other Opportunities

Review of applications begins January 15, 2018; final deadline for receipt of applications is February 1. Editor, Journal Environmental History. The American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society seek applicants to serve as editor of the journal Environmental History for a 5-year term beginning July 2019. The successful applicant will serve as editor-elect for a transition period of 6 to 12 months. For information on qualifications, responsibilities, application materials, and search procedures see: Interested parties may request further information from chair of the search committee by writing to

The AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) has an annual 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 dates for 2018 deadline are TBA. Details about the scholarship can be found through their website: Winners will be announced in May.

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2017-18.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.