Jobs & Fellowships

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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.

Deadline May 1, 2018. ECOZON@. EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR LITERATURE, CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: CREATIVE WRITING AND ARTS EDITOR.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The holder of the position will be responsible for the Creative Writing and Visual Arts section of the journal. They will solicit and promote creative art submissions, as well as be responsible for receiving and accepting/rejecting all creative art submissions (writing and visual arts). They will edit submissions, or request help with editing (for instance if the submission is in a language they are not familiar with). They will organize the section and write a brief introduction for each issue. (N.B. Issues are published twice a year, in spring and autumn.) They will choose the cover image, in liaison with the guest editor of the themed section. Each issue should feature 2-3 creative writers and 2-3 visual artists. Contributors may be represented with 3-5 pieces of work (poems, photographs), or a longer piece (e.g. a short story). Languages of writing can be English, Spanish, French, Italian or German. N.B. This position is unpaid, as are the other positions on the Ecozon@ Editorial Board.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Contributing to a quality journal and gaining editing experience.
  • Working at home, in your preferred time frame, having only to meet the journal’s production deadlines in spring and autumn.
  • Working with a dynamic international team, strongly committed to the environmental humanities in a virtual environment.
  • Participating in a relatively young and expanding project with room for creativity and new ideas.
  • Corresponding with environmentally committed creative writers and artists, and learning about environmental writing and art.

WHAT WE NEED:

  • An active and committed person, and a team player, preferably willing to begin work immediately and assume full responsibility for the Autumn 2018 issue.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the creative arts, either as an academic, a critic or as a practitioner of writing and/or visual arts, photography, painting, etc., and the ability to make judgements about the quality of submissions to the journal.
  • Contacts with other artists (or at least the possibility of developing contacts, for instance by attending ecocriticism and other conferences).
  • Excellent command of English and preferably knowledge of another of the following languages, at least at a working level: Spanish, French, German, Italian.
  • A person willing to learn to manage the virtual platform (OJS)
  • A minimum two-year commitment to the journal (preferably longer)

If interested, please send CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested and believe you fit the position. Send to both General Editor (Carmen Flys: carmen.flys@uah.es) and Associate Editor (Axel Goodbody: A.H.Goodbody@bath.ac.uk).

Application review begins June 18, 2018. Assistant Professor, Environmental History (Brown University, Providence, RI). Teach undergraduate & graduate courses on Environmental History in Depts of History & Environmental Studies, w/ focus on Asia, & China in particular. Maintain active research agenda w/ broad interdisciplinary exposure to hydrology & historic animal assemblages, advise students, & perform faculty service.  To apply, send cover letter, CV, writing sample (essay or dissertation/manuscript chapter), & 3 reference letters to IBES_search@brown.edu w/ ref to code BL18.  Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  See https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000420903-01

Fellowships

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
 
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2018. Announcing a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington (U.S.) sponsored by The Seed Box, hosted by Linköping University (Sweden), funded by the Swedish grant agencies Mistra and Formas. The fellowship will be part of the The Seed Box’s Research Cluster, “Deep Time, Deep Earth, Deep Waters,” https://theseedbox.se/research-clusters/deep-time-deep-earth-deep-waters/. Preference will be given to transdisciplinary proposals focusing on the blue (aquatic) humanities, with topics concerning oceans, rivers, or other bodies of water. The fellowship will be funded at $60,000 USD, with benefits and a generous research and travel budget. The postdoc fellow will be expected to present one public talk and one workshop and participate in a monthly research cluster on the environmental humanities. The fellowship runs from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. This is an international postdoctoral fellowship—anyone can apply.  Please send one email with the following application materials: a c.v., a five-page research proposal including a list of deliverables, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a letter, by April 15th 2018, to both Stacy Alaimo, alaimo@uta.edu and Chris Morris, morris@uta.edu.  Please have two confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly to Alaimo and Morris. The University of Texas at Arlington is located between Dallas and Ft. Worth, in a culturally diverse region, with many museums, music venues, and restaurants.  The state of Texas has extraordinary natural areas such as Big Bend National Park, the Hill Country around Austin, and the Gulf Coast.  UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus. [Please do not send questions or applications via Facebook.]
 
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.