Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Review of applications begins February 9, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine. The University of Maine’s Department of Philosophy seeks a dynamic, innovative scholar and teacher to join our small, collegial, pluralistic department at Maine’s flagship land and sea grant institution. This is a tenure-track, academic-year position at the assistant professor level anticipated to start September 1, 2018. We invite applicants for an academic-year, tenure-track position as assistant professor with an area of specialization in environmental philosophy, broadly construed. Candidates will be expected to teach core and advanced courses in environmental philosophy, including environmental ethics, with a standard 3-2 load. Area of concentration in applied ethics, including teaching one or more courses such as contemporary moral problems, biomedical ethics, business ethics, technology and philosophy, and/or philosophy of law. Ability to teach logic is desirable. We prefer candidates with an interest in publicly engaged philosophy. An interest in collaborating across disciplines in service, research and/or teaching is also desirable. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Required Qualifications:
* Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire
* Research specialization in environmental philosophy
* Demonstrated ability to teach successful courses at the undergraduate level
* Evidence of ability to develop and pursue a research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, in the candidate’s area of expertise
* Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
* Interest in public/engaged philosophy
* Interest in collaborating on service, teaching, and/or research with colleagues outside the philosophy department

To apply, please use the link at the bottom of the HireTouch webpage: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=45582&job=assistant-professor-of-philosophy. A complete application consists of (1) an application letter describing the applicant’s experience and interests with respect to the required and preferred qualifications for the position, (2) updated CV, (3) updated unofficial transcripts (official transcripts may be requested at a later date), (4) a sample of scholarly work, (5) summary of course evaluations, (6) sample syllabi, (7)  letters from three professional references. Candidate-submitted materials must be submitted via the HireTouch website listed above; letters of reference should be sent by referees directly to phisearch@maine.edu with candidate’s name in the subject line. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. For questions about the position, contact Kirsten Jacobson, Search Committee Chair, kirsten.jacobson@maine.edu.

Deadline for application: February 28, 2018. Full-time Faculty Positions, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan: Assistant/Associate/Full Professorship, Program for Interdisciplinary Studies. We are recruiting full-time faculty to teach courses in design thinking, interdisciplinary studies of science and technology, entrepreneurship, technology and management, global studies, or social innovation in the undergraduate level. Other duties include directing students’ research and project work, conducting research and publishing in related fields, and assuming University service appropriate for good faculty citizenship. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in related area of studies. Preferences are given to
candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them
to contribute to the University commitment to diversity and excellence. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of the Ph.D. diploma/faculty certificate, Ph.D. dissertation, research publications or teaching portfolio appropriate to the discipline, and at least two reference letters to the following address:
Postal: Ms. Tsuipeng Lin, Office of Academic Affairs
National Sun Yat-sen University
70 Lian-hai Rd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424
Phone contact: +886-7-5252000 ext. 2161
 
Deadline: March 5, 2018. Boston College, Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Environmental Studies. The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College invites applications for the position of Core Visiting Assistant Professor/Core Renewal Fellow in Environmental Studies. The appointment for this one-year postdoctoral visiting assistant professorship will be for the 2018–2019 academic year. Salary is competitive, and the position is renewable for up to a total of three years. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Boston College requires all students to complete a fifteen-course liberal arts Core Curriculum as the foundation of their undergraduate education. Core Visiting Assistant Professors will teach signature courses in the Core. Developed for first-year students, these interdisciplinary Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses are part of an ongoing revitalization of the Core Curriculum. You can learn more about BC’s Core Renewal here: http://www.bc.edu/core. In 2018–2019, one semester the Visiting Assistant Professor will teach project-based lab sections associated with a Complex Problems course, “Powering America: The Past and Future of Energy, Technology, and the Environment,” co-taught by faculty from History and Earth and Environmental Sciences. In the other semester, he/she will teach two courses: an Enduring Questions course (paired with a second course designed with another Core Visiting Professor from History) and an elective in his/her field. Teaching in any subsequent year will depend on program needs. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required and should be conferred between August 1, 2015, and August 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted electronically to Interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/48798. If you have any questions related to this position, please send an email to core@bc.edu.
 
Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2018. Associate/Full Professorship in American Literature. The Honors College at Texas Tech University seeks to appoint an associate or full professor in American literature, who will strengthen curricular offerings in the Honors Arts and Letters degree program (HAL), as well as more generally for the college. The college is especially interested in an experienced teacher and scholar who will introduce students to both traditional and new literary traditions (open to all genres).

In addition, the successful candidate will engage students, faculty, and the university community with the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World, housed in the university’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. With the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Collection contains the personal papers of some of the country’s most prominent writers on the natural world, including Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, Susan Brind Morrow, and David Quammen. Duties will include helping to bring widespread attention to the Sowell Collection’s materials and documents through public intellectual work, and collaborate with the collection’s librarian in promotion and development. To this end, a secondary field or specialization in environmental literature, Native American literature, science writing, natural history, and other related fields, is desired. For more information see: http://swco.ttu.edu/Sowell/SowellCollectionSWC.php,

Effective undergraduate teaching ranging from introductory to senior level is required, along with the desire to create a dynamic classroom where students can communicate and engage across cultural, linguistic, and even area boundaries (arts, humanities, STEM, pre-medicine, pre-law, etc.) based on a deep knowledge of other people, cultures, and beliefs through the study of literature. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. This faculty member will be expected to teach a two-semester humanities sequence, literature courses in both the traditional and modern canon, and other courses to be developed in the field of expertise. Other pedagogical responsibilities will include mentoring students, and guiding undergraduate thesis research and writing, preferably using the Sowell Collection.

The successful candidate will conduct research commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university, and will be expected to seek external support for their scholarship, as well as offer appropriate service to the college and university. Applicants should have completed a PhD in English, or a related field, at the time of the appointment, and have teaching experience and a publication record commensurate with the appointment.

All interested applicants must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers (click on “Faculty” and “Search Openings” then enter requisition number: 13210BR). Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Kurt Caswell, chair, Honors Faculty Search, Honors College, Texas Tech University, Box 41017, Lubbock, TX 79409-1017. 

The Honors College at Texas Tech University currently enrolls just under 1500 high achieving students who engage in academic disciplines across the university. The college offers a variety of courses in the humanities, arts, and STEM fields that are intended to broaden the horizons of students who are pursuing a major in another college. The Honors College offers a BA. in Honors Arts and Letters (HAL), and minors in Environment and the Humanities (EVHM), and Humanities. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships

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 www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0577.

 

Posted February 8, 2018, open until filled. POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, PENN STATE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE.  The Penn State Humanities Institute has embarked on a Public Humanities Initiative whereby we plan to engage in production and presentation of a multi-platform, multi-media web series featuring portrayals and discussions of socially relevant issues that center on questions of the human condition. These broadcasts will be produced in video format with a corresponding podcast series, with multiple episodes per year. These productions will require scholarly background research, interviews with scholars, and/or video-sound production expertise. In support of this initiative, the Penn State Humanities Institute has received funding for a post-doctoral scholar who will assist in the research and/or production of these broadcasts. She or he will be an active member of our team in planning and producing the episodes. Possible job responsibilities include working with the production team for script development; working with/overseeing a Graduate Research Assistant on issues of research, identifying supporting material, fact-checking, FCC requirements, and securing copyright and security clearances as needed; identifying, communicating with, and interacting with interviewees; editing interview material for both television and podcast formats; managing schedules and calendars for pre-through-post production; overseeing budget use. Exact responsibilities will be determined depending on the particular skill set of the candidate. The Humanities Institute welcomes applications from scholars who have received their terminal degrees (PhD for the humanities; MFA if appropriate for others) within the past three years (after May 1, 2014). Scholars in EITHER general humanities OR television or documentary production are invited to apply, and scholars with expertise in both will be looked at especially favorably. Terminal degrees must be in hand by July 1, 2018. For more information, call (814) 865-0495 or write to humanities@psu.edu. Read more and apply: https://psu.jobs/job/76917.

February 20, 2018.  Duke University Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies.  The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies for the 2018-2019 year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies and a record of scholarship in environmental studies (broadly conceived). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to design and teach an undergraduate course in this field and to support the integration of feminist environmental studies through a variety of potential activities across the fellowship year (e.g., outreach to student groups, mentoring graduate students, participating on panels). The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and shared office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2018 and be no more than three years past the PhD. Each applicant is required to submit a C.V., three reference letters, and a writing sample. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.org, the listing is available at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10673
 
Closing Date: April 15, 2018. Black Earth Institute Artist Fellows Sought for 2018-2021 Term. The Black Earth Institute is an organization of artists and scholar advisers linking art to spirit, earth and society. We are in our 15th year and have had 30 artist fellows up to now and are looking for 6 new fellows of the July 2018-2021 term. Being a fellow with BEI is an opportunity to be in and supported by a community of shared beliefs and goals. Fellows edit our About Place Journal, have projects supported by grants, attend our annual retreat and are promoted through social media and mutual efforts in sponsoring each other speaking and touring. We are seeking poets, playwrights, creative non-fiction writers, performance artists and others like this to join our emeritus fellows and scholars for these 3 years. Please help us find the best people. All details are found in the link and those connected to it. Further Details and Instructions for Letter of Intent: http://blackearthinstitute.org/fellows-and-scholars/call-new-fellows/.  
 

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: http://environmentalhistory.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/EH-editor-ad-final.pdf. Interested parties may request further information from chair of the search committee by writing to Nancy_Jacobs@brown.edu.

Deadline March 30, 2018. The AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) has an annual WC&C Scholarship Competition (now renamed the Kurt Brown Prizes). 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 details about the scholarship can be found through their website: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/kurt_brown_prizes_overview.  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.