Jobs & Fellowships

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Posted September 28, 2018, position open until filled. Assistant Professor, Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Lit. The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in 20th- and 21st-century Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Literature. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose work foregrounds questions of identity, power, and culture. Area of focus may include US, UK, and/or Anglophone literature, and we are also particularly interested in work that takes transnational, comparative, or global approaches. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.  For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/44077; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of professional references with contact information, transcripts, a writing sample, and a brief statement explaining how your teaching philosophy reflects a commitment to diversity and inclusion. https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/11530979.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor, Environmental Film & Literature, SUNY Oswego. The Assistant Professor, Environmental Film & Literature will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in environmental film and literature, as well as core courses in the Cinema and Screen Studies program, which includes 140 majors. Will teach courses that span environmental filmmaking, film and the environment, literature and the environment, as well as eco-criticism and theory. The Assistant Professor will also be expected to lead development of a minor program devoted to filmmaking in the service of conservation, sustainability and bio-diversity. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively in interdisciplinary ways both on campus and statewide; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative and scholarly activity. Read more and apply at https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000441415-01.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018; applications open until position is filled. Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Climate Change. The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society — jointly with the Brown University Departments of Anthropology; Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Epidemiology; and Sociology — invites applications from rising leaders in the natural, social, public health, and environmental justice aspects of climate change. This open rank search will seek to fill endowed university chairs with a tenure or tenure-track home in any of the participating departments. Even though the positions are for endowed chairs, we are seeking an excellent and diverse pool of applicants at any rank. The endowed chairs are named faculty positions that include a small fund in perpetuity (in addition to start up funds) to assist chair holders in achieving their research and teaching goals.  We are particularly interested in scholars who demonstrate research excellence, an interest in working to promote diversity and inclusion in environmental disciplines, and a dedication to teaching and research mentoring. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of research and teaching that complements the strengths of both the intended home department and the institute, while demonstrating the potential to work across both units.  Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. http://apply.interfolio.com/50691

Deadline October 10, 2018Pre-1900 American Literature Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The Department of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for an assistant professorship: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, begins fall semester 2019. Required qualifications: (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 26, 2019; (2) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in pre-1900 American literature (First Contact to 1900); (3) evidence of additional expertise in theoretical and/or analytical approaches to one or more of the following: (a) race and ethnicity studies, including African American and/or Native American literature/Indigenous studies; (b) transnational perspectives on American literatures and cultures, including trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, and/or Hemispheric concerns; (c) nationalisms, imperialisms, and/or colonialisms (settler and international); and (4) undergraduate teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: significant scholarship in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conferences, journals, edited collections, monographs); graduate-level teaching and advising; demonstrated potential for continued success as a scholar and teacher. The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Click “External Faculty and Staff Applicants” and search for keyword 325717. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing, and two sample syllabi (access your “My Activities” page to upload these items).   Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date: October 15, 2018, or until the position is filled. English Language and Literature – Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick Canada. The Department of English Language and Literature at St. Thomas University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. The Department is seeking applicants with expertise in the fields of English Language and Literature or Cultural Studies, with specific emphasis on Languages of Media. Languages of Media are broadly conceived as the critical and theoretical engagement with evolving social media platforms, visual and aural culture, the poetics of surveillance, and related domains of critical inquiry. A PhD or imminent completion is required. Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), samples of scholarly work, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted electronically to: Dr. Dennis Desroches, Acting Chair, c/o Barb Haines, at bhaines@stu.ca. Please include in your subject heading the phrase “English 2018” followed by your last name. Referees should add “ref” at the end of the subject heading. Please see the full job ad at https://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=44098.

October 15, 2018. Assistant Professor, Indigenous Creative Writing. The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2019. Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in indigenous creative writing (any genre); evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required. Please click here for the full posting: https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/

Completed applications will be accepted until 15 October 2018. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 1 July 2019. We seek to hire an individual with interdisciplinary background in environmental studies who can complement our program’s current strengths in natural and social sciences.  Areas of study are open but we are particularly interested in candidates from the environmental humanities.  We anticipate that a candidate will have a disciplinary strength, but likewise that her/his scholarship will be interdisciplinary.  In addition to courses in her/his area of expertise, the new hire will be expected to teach Introduction to Environmental Studies, a 200-level course in Environmental Humanities, and contribute to the co-taught capstone research course in the major/minor curriculum. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate education and student-faculty research. Minimum qualifications: Terminal degree in field is required (PhD preferred) with relevant graduate coursework, and teaching experience desired. When applying to this position online, please submit supporting materials – a letter of application, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence if available. For full job description, and to apply online, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/51887

Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018. Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of English Tenure-track position: Communications & Creativity. The Department of English, which administers the Major in Communication Studies program, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2019. The central areas of specialization are Communication Studies and Creativity, and the successful candidate will take an active role in growing the interdisciplinary Major in Communication Studies and in developing a graduate program in Communication Studies. Strong candidates will have teaching specialization and an active research program in the Digital Humanities (DH) and new media. Ideally, the candidate will also be able to contribute to our Creative Writing programs by teaching courses in new media creation. A completed Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a cognate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Please send a letter of application, CV, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Head, Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8277; fax (709) 864-4528; email: english@mun.ca. Read more: https://www.mun.ca/english/about/employment.php

Application review begins immediately and all those received on or before October 29, 2018 will be considered. The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Environmental Humanities. We seek candidates, grounded in their primary literary or rhetorical disciplines, who can add to our strengths in the Environmental Humanities while also contributing to our vision of a deeply integrated and interdisciplinary department. Applicants should be able to guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August 2019. We welcome applicants with a strong research agenda in the environmental humanities, broadly construed. All research approaches are welcome, including those related to environmental justice, the energy humanities, ecocriticism, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, and animal studies. Using the online system at the University of Delaware (https://apply.interfolio.com/55914) applicants should submit a single document that includes a letter of application, a recent CV, and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on 31 October and continue until the positions are filled. Yale-NUS College, Singapore, invites applications for two open-rank, tenured/tenure-track positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Environmental Studies.  Successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary teaching team to deliver an environmental-studies curriculum tailored to a top liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities (https://envs.yale-nus.edu.sg/) include contributing to the Introduction to Environmental Studies module, offering specialized courses in the candidate’s field, supervision of senior capstone projects, and teaching into the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/commoncurriculum).  Candidates must demonstrate a clear passion for undergraduate teaching.  

(1)  Environmental Science: We welcome applicants in any environmental science discipline, with preference for candidates with tropical-system experience in marine conservation, marine ecology, or marine pollution and ecotoxicology.  Post-doctoral experience is required for junior candidates.

(2)  Environmental Humanities: We welcome applicants from candidates working in environmental humanities, with preference for candidates in environmental history, or in religion and the environment.  We especially seek candidates with demonstrated connections to the social sciences, who can mentor students and offer courses at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences around pressing environmental concerns. 

Questions should be addressed to search committee chair Professor Michael Maniates (michael.maniates@yale-nus.edu.sg)  Read more and apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Applications received by November 1, 2018, will receive first consideration.Creative Writing-Poetry Professor, Macalester College (Minnesota). The Macalester College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Poetry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Ideal candidates will also have the ability to teach Native American or Latinx or Asian American literature. The successful candidate will join a renowned and collegial faculty in a department with a thriving creative writing program, teach students at all levels from introductory courses to senior honors projects, and have ample opportunities for new course development. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a commitment to teaching diverse students. Completed MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, along with a significant record of publication in nationally recognized venues required; a published book of poetry with a press of national standing is desirable. Beginning Fall 2019. To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11585 and electronically submit a letter of application and C.V. For any questions about the position, please contact Professor Andrea Kaston Tange, Search Committee Chair, at akastont@macalester.edu or 651-696-6810. 

Application review begins November 2, 2018, position is open until filled. Assistant Professor of English (Black Diasporic Literature), Western Washington University. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in English or a related field by September 1, 2019; Strong scholarly and pedagogical expertise in Black Diasporic Literature; Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching; Potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields; Ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.  Read more and apply: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/11487626

For best consideration apply by November 9, 2018. Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of Maryland – College Park. The Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2019. Applicants with specialization in environmental humanities from any period of modern German literature and culture are strongly encouraged to apply. Background in digital humanities and/or media ecology is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year and to take a leading role in program building, both within the Department and through interdisciplinary initiatives in SLLC and across the university. Read more and apply.

Deadline: November 13, 2018. Japanese Environmental Humanities, University of California, Irvine. The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for an open rank position in Japanese Environmental Humanities, appointment to begin 1 July 2019. Discipline is open to Japanese cinema, literature, philosophy, history, theater, anthropology, visual studies, political thought, or any field that uses Japanese texts to study the relation between nature and society, science and politics, the material and the ideal. Teaching responsibilities include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, plus graduate advising. This hire is supported by a Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) grant and part of a campus initiative to 1) establish UC Irvine as a major center for Environment and Sustainability Studies within the field of Japanese Studies and 2) launch a 4+1 MA program in Japanese within the Department of EAS. The successful candidate will have a compelling research profile and strong leadership skills. A Ph.D. is required. The department will begin reviewing applications November 13, 2018. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04894. Please direct questions about the electronic submission procedure to EAS Department Manager Michelle Hu (mahu@uci.edu) and any other questions about the search to Committee Chair Margherita Long (margherita.long@uci.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Professorship in Race and Environmental Justice, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. The Carter G. Woodson Institute and Department of African American and African Studies invites applications for a professorship in Race and Environmental Justice in the United States and/or other countries of the African Diaspora. We invite applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to, urban history/studies, political economy, planning and development, literature, philosophy, science and technology, public health, and social movements. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in community-engaged scholarship and teaching. We seek candidates who show exceptional accomplishment as scholars, teachers and mentors and who can offer broad courses that integrate interdisciplinary perspectives. Preference will be given to candidates who hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor, but we will also consider candidates who have a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication at the assistant level. Candidates must hold a PHD in a relevant field at the time of appointment and should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and to service. To read more and apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624280.  For questions regarding the position or application process, please contact, Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, skh7b@virginia.edu.

Position is open until filled, first consideration will be given to applications received no later than November 15, 2018. Early response is encouraged. Faculty Tenure-Track Position, Environmental Studies Program. Humboldt State University’s Environmental Studies Program invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position Starting August 2019. We seek a candidate who views environmental questions through lenses of racial and/or social and environmental justice, has expertise in theories and practices of social change, and experience with public, community-based, or activist learning and pedagogy. The expertise of the successful candidate is open with respect to discipline. The program’s administrative home is the Department of Geography. An earned PhD or equivalent in Environmental Studies or related field 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 (August 2020). Read full job description: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcements/1920-05_environmentalstudies_vacancy_final.pdf. To apply go to https://apply.interfolio.com/55186. Questions should be directed to John Meyer, Search Committee Chair, at enstsearch@humboldt.edu.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018. Assistant Professor, Critical Race Studies, Northern Illinois University. The interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University is looking for a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2019, with expertise in Critical Race Theory. The successful candidate will be a joint appointment tenure-track faculty member in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, with a tenure home in an appropriate academic department (open). The candidate will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduate and graduate students in both units, as well as engage in an active research agenda and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position. Applications are invited from those whose research and teaching interests focus on Critical Race Theory in the context of any of the following: A) intersectional feminist, queer, and/or trans* theories, B) women, gender, and/or sexuality in social and political movements, or C) feminist, queer, and/or trans* research methods. The typical teaching load is two courses per year in the Center, and two courses per year in the tenuring department.  For questions regarding this position and application, please contact Amanda Littauer at alittauer@niu.edu. Link to read more and apply: http://employment.niu.edu/postings/37915

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The Environmental Studies Program at The College of Wooster seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in environmental humanities, to begin August 2019. Position provides opportunity to be part of a growing interdisciplinary undergraduate program as it establishes itself as a major on campus. We seek a scholar with training in an arts or humanities discipline but with a multidisciplinary perspective focused on environmental issues and/or the human relationship with the environment. We especially welcome candidates engaging with the link between environmental and social justice. Candidate should have a PhD by the appointment date. In addition to a strong research program, a commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. The successful applicant will teach at least one introductory environmental studies course and at least one intermediate or upper-level course covering their area(s) of expertise. Depending on interest, the individual may also mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. A two-semester teaching load consists of 6 regular courses, or 5 courses plus mentoring of senior research projects. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applications are being managed exclusively through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/56404

Fellowships 

 

Deadline: September 30, 2018. Research Fellowship: “Beyond Dodos and Dinosaurs: Displaying Extinction and Recovery in Museums.” The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in environmental humanities, Literacy Studies at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages. This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree. The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from January 2019. The Phd fellow will work on the project “Beyond Dodos and Dinosaurs: Displaying Extinction and Recovery in Museums”, which is led by Professor Dolly Jørgensen and financed by the Norwegian Reseach Council. This project explores the multifaceted narratives mobilized in the remembering of extinction and near extinction in museums, including exploration of the multiple framings active simultaneously in museum displays, such as loss, guilt, belonging, care, mourning, and celebration. The PhD work should include both contemporary display practices and historical ones accessible through archival documentation. For more information about the project, see http://newnatures.org/extinction/.  Read more and apply.

Application deadline: October 1, 2018. Cornell University 2019-20 Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Focal Theme “Energy.” The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2019-20 theme of ENERGY. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $50,000. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses. Read more and apply: http://societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu/2019-20-year-energy

Application Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018. University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowships. The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding scholars in all liberal arts fields whose research/scholarship and/or teaching/mentoring and/or service/engagement will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals of our institution. The two-year fellowship provides early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Applications are welcome from any humanities, social science, or natural science field represented in LSA academic departments. Please see website listed below for list of departments/units and other eligibility descriptions. LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits. During the two-year term of appointment, the Fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course a year in their host department. The remainder of the Fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each Fellow will also receive career advising from faculty mentor(s) during the fellowship. Program, eligibility, and application information can be found at https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html. Inquiries may be directed to lsacollegiate@umich.edu.

Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2018. Vermont Studio Center Fellowships. Twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards. These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between December 2018 – May 2019.  Every VSC residency opportunity includes private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to our schedule of evening programs and events. Apply at https://vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Deadline to Apply is October 15, 2018. Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Oslo, Centre for Development and the Environment.  One or two four-year position(s) for Postdoctoral fellow(s) with background in the social sciences, humanities or natural sciences is available at The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/156411/postdoctoral-fellowships-at-the-centre-for-development-and-the-environment

October 15, 2018. NOMIS Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers at eikones, University of Basel (Switzerland). The center invites applications from outstanding junior and senior researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for three one-year NOMIS Fellowships beginning September 1, 2019. Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives. The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. Please submit application materials as A SINGLE PDF FILE by October 15, 2018. Applications that do not conform to this format or received after this date will not receive consideration. Inquiries and applications should be sent to eikones@unibas.ch. Read more: https://eikones.philhist.unibas.ch/en/news/open-positions/

Deadlines: November 1 and December 15. The Newberry Library (www.newberry.org) is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2019-20 academic year. The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collection to apply for our many fellowship opportunities:

Long-Term Fellowships  deadline is November 1.

Short-Term Fellowships  deadline is December 15.

Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit their website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

Deadline for submissions January 14th, 2019. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2019-2020 will reopen November 1st, 2018. 

 

Other Opportunities

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2018-19.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.