Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021. Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College

The Environmental Science and Policy Program at Smith College invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a candidate who studies the environment and centers their teaching and research in Native American and Indigenous methodologies, themes, or narratives; the Ph.D. can be in the natural or social sciences, humanities, or an interdisciplinary environmental field.

The successful candidate will prioritize issues of justice, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates include, but are not limited to, those whose research seeks to understand and address environmental challenges, such as climate change, natural resource use and management, water and land access and governance, food security and food sovereignty, or public health. Demonstrated record of authentic engagement with Native American and Indigenous communities is desirable.

The teaching requirement is two courses per semester, with additional responsibilities for major and research advising. Teaching responsibilities include rotation in our program’s introductory and other environmental integration core courses, an intermediate-level course that focuses on Indigenous relationships with the environment, and one upper-level course per year in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program that engages undergraduate students. Strong candidates will have prior teaching experience. Details about the Environmental Science and Policy Program can be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/environmental.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/89115 with a with a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; a statement of no more than 500 words explaining how your teaching, research and mentoring may support Smith’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the contact information for three confidential references. Semi-finalists will be asked for additional materials.


Review of applications will begin on Friday October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor of Environmental and Social Equity and Justice, Mt. Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental and social equity and justice to begin Fall 2022. The search is open to candidates working in any discipline or area of environmental and social equity and justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with an emphasis on humanistic perspectives. Areas of specialty are open but could include: environmental art, history, or literature; ecocriticism; ethics; religion and ecology; queer ecologies and ecofeminism; post-colonial environmentalism and indigenous studies; climate or health justice; just sustainabilities or futures; or other areas. The successful candidate will have: a strong interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and research; a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion; and a commitment to undergraduate, liberal-arts education. The hired applicant will be expected to employ interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches in teaching and in an active research program that ideally involves undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in teaching introductory and capstone courses as well as development and teaching of intermediate and advanced courses in the field. A Ph.D. is required (we will consider A.B.D. candidates also), and post-doctoral research, teaching, or mentoring experience is helpful. Teaching load is 2/2; salary is competitive.  Read more and apply.

Questions? Please contact Tim Farnham at [email protected]


The deadline for application is 11:59 p.m. CST on October 10, 2021. Assistant Professor of Religion and the Environment, Vanderbilt University (TN)

We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in Religious Studies or a related humanities/humanistic social science discipline with expertise in the study of religion. Ability to contribute to the College’s new interdisciplinary Climate Studies program is essential. Area of specialization, theoretical and methodological approach, historical period, cultural framework and geographical locus is open. Some examples of appropriate research foci at the intersection of religion and climate may include but are not limited to animal studies, bioethics, Black geographies and ecologies, comparative eschatologies, earth-based epistemologies and ontologies, immigration and environment, indigenous environmental studies, new religious movements, religious law and ethics, urban ecologies, environmental geopolitics, etc. The Religious Studies department particularly values a diversity of worldviews and discourses that have been historically marginalized. In addition to contributing to the growth and development of the department and to the field of Religious Studies, the successful candidate will join a growing number of faculty across the sciences, social sciences and humanities in Climate Studies and benefit from a strong institutional commitment to research and teaching in this area. Read more and apply via Interfolio here: http://apply.interfolio.com/93684.


Applications received by October 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Denison University.

 The Denison Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2022.  We seek a colleague with a strong interdisciplinary academic background in environmental studies, a capacity for working across disciplinary boundaries, a commitment to supporting student learning in the liberal arts, and a specialty that complements the scholarly interests and teaching expertise of our current program faculty.  Our Program prioritizes hands-on, experiential modes of teaching and learning, with strong community engagement.  Through a broad array of liberal arts tools, we prepare students to be creative problem-solvers.  Please see http://denison.edu/academics/environmental-studies for more information.  Candidates in all environmental specialties are welcome to apply; we are particularly interested in scholars who focus outside of the United States, in areas such as environmental justice, sustainable development, law, design, policy, GIS, entrepreneurship, behavior, and environmental education. Read more and apply at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/3329.


Deadline for applications: October 15, 2021. Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Indigenous and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon.

The University of Oregon, situated on the traditional homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya people, is conducting a collaborative search initiative of four hires across five units in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Department of English and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Indigenous and Environmental Studies to begin on September 16, 2022. The position will be jointly appointed in ENG (.60 FTE) and ENVS (.40 FTE) with English serving as the tenure home. The PhD can be in Native American and Indigenous studies, English, environmental studies, natural or social sciences, humanities, or other interdisciplinary fields.

We seek candidates with research agendas grounded in Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, and in commitments to Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and environmental justice. Special consideration will be given to those working at intersections including but not limited to the following: Indigenous knowledge systems, cultural practices, and narrative/expressive traditions; critical frameworks of decolonization, relationality, reciprocity, responsibility, and kinship; land, water, and natural resource access/governance; Indigenous foodways and food sovereignty/security; climate change, public policy, and the law; literature, art, media, and social movements; gender, sexuality, and queer/two-spirit studies; and animal/multi-species studies. Demonstrated record of relationships with and service to Indigenous nations, communities, and organizations is preferred. We actively welcome applicants from communities historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in the academy, including but not limited to Native American and Indigenous peoples, Black and peoples of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Read more and apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19165. If you are unable to submit via academicjobsonline, please contact [email protected] to arrange alternate means of submitting materials.


Review of applicants begins on October 22, 2021. Department of Comparative Studies, Race, Science, and Technology, The Ohio State University

The Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Race, Science, and Technology at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar whose research and teaching engage the intersections of race, science, and technology. In keeping with the department’s commitment to interdisciplinarity, we are especially interested in scholars who incorporate approaches and theoretical insights from multiple fields of study, including critical race theory, public health, disability studies, data justice, history and philosophy of science and medicine, or others. Area of geographic focus is open as are specific topics of research. Experience in and/or commitment to public-facing or community engaged scholarship is preferred. The department greatly values diversity and inclusive pedagogy.

This position will play a critical role in shaping OSU’s interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program in Science and Technology Studies (STS). STS is the fastest growing area in Comparative Studies. The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach across all levels of our curriculum, including introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to curriculum development. They will find mentors and conversation partners among faculty both within and outside the department engaged in research on topics such as race, the body, religion, science, data, technology, health, and medicine. Depending on the nature of the candidate’s scholarship, they will have opportunities to collaborate with other programs within the College of Arts & Sciences and across the university, including the Wexner Medical Center, the STEAM Factory, the College of Engineering, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, in areas such as medical humanities, environmental humanities, and digital humanities. The position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas through which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. Read more and apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19611


The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021. Assistant or Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Cornell University

The Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies. We are especially interested in scholars working in the following fields: critical theory, Mexican and/or Southern Cone literature, ecocriticism, and nineteenth – twentieth century Latin America. Applicants should demonstrate strong interdisciplinary interests, theoretical competence, evidence of commitment to research and teaching, and commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Ph.D. required by the appointment start date of July 1, 2022. The Department of Romance Studies has a longstanding commitment to theory and interdisciplinary research. It is the home of the journal diacritics and it has strong ties with other departments or programs, such as Comparative Literature, Africana Studies, Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, French Studies, or the Society for the Humanities.

Interested candidates should submit electronically their dossier (letter of application, C.V., brief sample of research (i.e., article-size writing sample, in Spanish or English, published or unpublished), diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19359


Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021. Assistant Professor in Environmental or Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, and/or Literature Science and Technology, UT Austin.

The University of Texas at Austin Department of English is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in Environmental or Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, and/or Literature Science and Technology. Period & national specialization are open, but British, Transatlantic, and/or Global Anglophone are preferred. Interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching bring a racial-justice lens to one or more of the areas listed above, and candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Application and details here: https://apply.interfolio.com/94159.


First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021.  Associate or Full Professor, Department of African and African American Studies, Brandeis University

The Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University seeks an interdisciplinary scholar of African Studies for a full-time, tenure-track position at the associate or full professor level. Applications from exceptional advanced assistant professors who would be immediately tenurable will also be considered. The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2022. This position is subject to budget approval.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on contemporary African affairs, with a special emphasis on the dynamic relationship between society, politics, economics, and culture. We are especially interested in scholars who are able to think through and, importantly, beyond the lens of development. Scholars working on contemporary social movements, radical politics, youth cultures, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and new media, or any combination thereof, are encouraged to apply. So too are scholars who can bring fresh analytical perspectives to the interrelated phenomena of migration and diaspora within and beyond the African continent. We also seek a scholar who will draw on their expertise in both theoretical and applied social science research to introduce students to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

In addition to candidates with PhDs in African Studies, we welcome applicants who hold a PhD in other relevant interdisciplinary fields, such as Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Global Development; Legal Studies; and Environmental Studies, or in a relevant social science discipline, such as, but not limited to Geography, Politics, Sociology, and Economics. We also welcome scholars based at African institutions to apply. In addition to possessing a strong research, publishing, and teaching profile, the successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of leadership and/or a desire to take on a leadership role within the department. The course load is 2/2.

Read more and apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19247.  Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Carina Ray ([email protected]).


Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2021. Assistant Professor, Geosciences, The College of Idaho.

The College of Idaho seeks a broadly-educated geoscientist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Environmental Studies to start in fall 2022. The department seeks candidates who hold a doctoral degree in geology, geoscience, or a closely-related field, and who have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, local field studies, and collaborative student/faculty research. The new hire will contribute to the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program, which has existing emphases in Environmental Science, Geography, Geoscience, and Environmental Humanities. The hire will: teach lower-division courses in geology and environmental science and upper-division courses relevant to their area of study (e.g. climate science, hydrology, soils, environmental geology, geomorphology); develop an externally-funded research program that involves undergraduate students; lead off-campus field studies; and, possibly teach a first-year seminar. The normal teaching load is three courses in both fall and spring semesters and an additional immersive course during a 3-week term in January. Candidates from marginalized or underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit materials via email to [email protected] with the subject ‘Geoscience Search.’ Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.  Read full job description.

Fellowships 

Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Cornell University.
Application d
eadline: September 20, 2021. 

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars and artists whose projects reflect on the 2022-23 theme of Repair. Up to six fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one year (August through July). Each Society Fellow will receive $56,000. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are “residential,” and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities and professor of comparative literature and German studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and discussing readings based on the yearly theme.

The nature of this fellowship year is social and communal—fellows forge connections outside the classroom and the lecture hall by sharing meals following the weekly seminar and attending post-lecture receptions and other casual events throughout the year. Fellows live and work in Ithaca, NY, and are expected to be in their offices on campus frequently. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community. Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research.

2022-23 Focal Theme: REPAIR

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for year-long residencies that reflect on the theme of Repair.

When ruptures, fissures, and breaks can no longer be ignored, it’s time for repair. Repair calls to mind practices of care, craft, and conservation as well as the exigencies of restoration and reparation. Repair invites reflection on how things fall apart and thus on how objects, relations, and histories are made, as well as how they can be re-made, made differently. 

In our quotidian visits to cobblers and mechanics we engage in repair, while culturally, repair shapes our archives, museums, and collective histories. Any scholar faced with a fragment confronts the aesthetics of repair: toggling between what remains and what is frayed so as to induce or imagine a ‘whole’. Corrupt traditions or canons entice us to revise and reframe. “Reparative reading” (Sedgwick) forsakes suspicion in the name of solidarity and generosity. At the same time, acts of reconstructing and mending promise restoration while also threatening erasure. In this way, the question of who decides on the work of repair – not only its ‘how’ but its ‘why’ – becomes critical.

The domain of repair is as global and vast as damage and hurt. From reparations that seek to address the ongoing violence of colonialism and slavery to environmental restoration in the face of extractive economies, repair is essential, even an act of resistance. The transformative possibility embedded in the theme of repair is, however, also a potentially coercive space, implying a solution when none exists or is appropriate. Are some things irreparable? When repair fails our futures, we welcome its critique and reimagining.  

The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in a productive, critical dialogue concerning the topic of repair from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. 

Qualifications: 

Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2022-23 theme of Repair. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. 

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2021. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student. International scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Application Procedures:

The following application materials must be submitted via AJO fellowship #18828 (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18828) on or before September 20, 2021. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.


IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.  Application Deadline: October 1, 2021. 

Stanford University, in conjunction with its IDEAL initiative, is pleased to announce that it is seeking to appoint four to five early career fellows engaged in the study of race and ethnicity. The purpose of this program is to support the work of early-career researchers, who will lead the next generation of scholarship in race and ethnicity and whose work will point the way forward for reshaping race relations in America. Fellowships may be in any of the seven schools in the University (Business, Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Medicine).

Applicants will be asked to identify the school or department that aligns with the field of their Ph.D. The selected fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor from their home department or school and will have the opportunity to be involved with the other early career fellows and Stanford faculty in a variety of activities. Informally, they will be invited to lunches and dinners to meet with other Stanford faculty who share their interests. They also will be invited to engage with the intellectual programming offered by the African and African-American Studies program, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute.

The early career fellows will have an opportunity each year to teach one course that will be cross-listed in the curricula of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and/or the African and African American Studies program. This course may be taught by the fellow or the fellow may team-teach a course with another member of the Stanford faculty. The fellows also will be involved in the organization of a major conference that brings to Stanford scholars who are at the forefront of scholarship in the study of race and ethnicity.

No application will be accepted after the deadline of October 1, 2021. Applications will not be accepted by email.  Read more and apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18892


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Romance Studies, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Academic Years 2022-2024.  Application Deadline: October 31, 2021.

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Romance Studies invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning August 1, 2022. The fellowship offers a stipend of $56,000/year.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester in the Department of Romance Studies, in support of the department’s interdisciplinary curriculum and commitment to diversity. We welcome applications from scholars working in at least two of the languages and literatures taught in the Department–Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. We are particularly interested in the following areas of specialization: transatlantic/global studies, colonialism, Caribbean/African diaspora, environmental humanities. 

We welcome scholarly innovation and creative approaches to research and teaching, and we seek candidates whose work is of broad significance to the humanities. In addition to participating in activities in the department, the Fellow will be part of the Society for the Humanities’ cohort of fellows and will be required to participate in the Society’s events, possibly collaborating with a number of ongoing initiatives and programs at Cornell.  Read more and apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19177 


Review of Applications Begins November 1, 2021; position open until filled. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oregon.

The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow with a scholarly focus in the Pacific Northwest region beginning in Fall 2022. The University of Oregon has recently created the Just Futures Institute (JFI) (https://cef.uoregon.edu/pnw-just-futures-institute/) with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Just Futures Institute (JFI) is a multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster deeper understanding of the connections between environmental justice, climate change, and racial justice in the Pacific Northwest. This postdoctoral position is part of the JFI. Apply at: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528135/postdoctoral-fellow

Position Summary
Scholars working on any dimension of Indigenous and/or Ethnic Studies with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region will be considered. We welcome applicants who focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American, or Pacific Islander communities from any disciplinary perspective, including American Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Geography, and Literature, among others. We especially encourage those engaged in intersectional analyses, including gender, sexuality, comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course during the academic year and be actively involved in the department and JFI.

The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies provides a rich intellectual community for students and scholars interested in questions of race, power, and indigeneity. In addition to offering a minor and Bachelor’s degree, it just launched a Ph.d program. IRES is also the administrative home to minors in Indigenous Studies and Latinx Studies and provides administrative leadership for Black Studies.

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. (by time of appointment)
• Demonstrated expertise with Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies.

Professional Competencies
• Professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching.
• A commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
• Teaching experience in Indigenous, Race, and ethnic studies.


Deadline for applications: January 14, 2022. Funded Masters/PhD Opportunities in Environmental Humanities, UBC Okanagan.

UBC Okanagan was founded in Kelowna in 2005 as the second campus of the University of British Columbia, one of the leading research-intensive universities in Canada. In addition to being the traditional unceded territory of the Sylix and Nlaka’pamux First Nations, the Okanagan Valley is characterised by a shrub steppe biome and Mediterranean climate that is common in the USA, but restricted to the Southern Interior of British Columbia north of the border. This bioregional peculiarity, and the cultural phenomena that respond to and reshape it, is the topic of the research project, ‘Kelownafornia: Cultures of Nature in the Okanagan Valley’. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and led by Dr Greg Garrard, Professor of Environmental Humanities.  

This multidisciplinary project is centred in the environmental humanities, which includes environmentally-oriented literary and cultural studies (ecocriticism), history, philosophy, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, and related fields. MA/PhD applicants are sought from any of these disciplines, or interdisciplinary Environmental Studies backgrounds, to undertake research in four possible themes: 1. Representing the Okanagan as a tourist destination. 2. A cultural and environmental history of wildfire in the region. 3. A cultural analysis of the controversial South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park Reserve, and related issues about endangered species. 4. An empirical study of landscape aesthetics in various demographic groups in the Okanagan. Training in research methods appropriate to each theme will be provided.

Interested students should apply either to the MA English in Literature and Place (literary studies applicants only), or to the Sustainability theme of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program. Applicants should have a First Class degree or equivalent. Students from non-Anglophone countries should have an IELTS score of 7.5 average for MA applications and 8 average for PhD applicants. Successful applicants will be guaranteed minimum funding of CAD20000/year (MA, 2 years) or CAD25000/year (PhD, 4 years) from research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and other sources. Eligible international doctoral students will receive a partial tuition scholarship to equalise their fees with those of domestic students. Please email [email protected] to learn more about the project, and discuss possible applications. Completed applications must be submitted online by January 14, 2022.


Other Opportunities

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Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2021. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2021 Closes January 18,2021.