Jobs & Fellowships

If you would like to post information about a job, fellowship, or related professional opportunity, please contact Amy McIntyre, the ASLE Managing Director, at [email protected]. Listings are free of charge and will be posted if they are suitably relevant to ASLE members and constituents.

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Jobs

Review of applications will commence January 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Social Justice in the Built Environment. Part of a University system-wide cluster hire initiative in Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas, this position will join an initial cohort of five new hires and existing faculty to build a network of scholars who are committed to conducting research on racism, ethnicity, social and environmental justice, power, and structures of inequality in their diverse fields of specialization. The position in the SDC will bring a diverse, interdisciplinary, and publicly engaged lens to broad issues of systemic injustices within the built environment.

Historically, land-use policies, cities, landscapes, buildings and interior spaces have been designed inequitably. Racism and discrimination in planning is steeped in systems of power/colonialism in the Americas dating back to the fifteenth century. Further, economically challenged communities in rural areas, especially in farming communities, have not had balanced representation and continue to be politically and spatially marginalized. The design of our neighborhoods, homes, retail and commercial spaces and university institutions reflect systemic gender, race, and orientation inequality. Within urban and rural contexts there is inequitable access to public amenities, services, and open space. Climate change, environmental degradation and the pandemic disproportionally affect underrepresented communities.

We seek a scholar that can help transform how the School of Design + Construction addresses racism and social justice in the built environment. The candidate is expected to partner with units across the WSU system toward broadly transforming the institution. The candidate will also work across disciplines throughout the University to build new curricula, foster and conduct interdisciplinary research and teaching, and engage with communities. The new SDC faculty member will join colleagues in the School who value collaboration, civic engagement, and interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching. The School encourages community outreach as one of the many modes of engaged scholarship. For example, the Rural Communities Design Initiative (RCDI), housed in the SDC, is a rural outreach program in which faculty and students serve underrepresented communities throughout the Northwest with urban design and community organization services. Also, faculty in the school deliver courses on social equity in housing and homelessness, design as advocacy, design and discrimination, and empathetic space design. Additionally, several faculty research and engage issues pertaining to social and environmental justice. We seek a faculty member to strengthen this important work.

Read more and apply. For questions about the position contact: Professor Jolie Kaytes, Search Committee Chair, Email: [email protected]

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Review of Applications Begins January 25, 2021. Portland State University Cluster Hire. The School of Gender Race and Nations and its Departments of Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are seeking applicants for five tenure-track positions, one director position, and one non-tenure track teaching position as part of a nationally-focused cluster hire. We are building a community of scholars: these cluster hires will work in multiple departments that comprise a single school for whom a major focus is critical thought and activism. Successful candidates will contribute to our growing graduate program in the School of Gender, Race and Nations, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialty. Our curriculum welcomes students from across the university, focusing on Black, Indigenous, Chicanx/Latinx, People of Color, and LGBTQ students, with a pedagogical attunement to the retention and success of first-generation students.  Read more and apply.

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Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2021. The University of Montana Environmental Studies Program (EVST) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in environmental writing to commence autumn, 2021. EVST is interdisciplinary and known nationally for its engagement-oriented Master of Science (MS) graduate program, now in its fiftieth year. EVST initiated an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1999, and added a Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Sustainability Science and Practice in 2020. This position would be teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing EVST’s focus area on Environmental Writing. Read more and apply.

Fellowships 

Application Deadline: January 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST. The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past, present, and future. Its theme, Cities on the Edge, encompass several interrelated concepts, including the juncture of built/natural environmental studies, center/periphery, hemispheric comparatives, migration, New Jersey urbanism, social justice, the humanities as a force of change, and the margin as a place of radical possibility. Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon’s themes and program may be found at https://arc-hum.princeton.edu/.

We seek to hire Mellon Fellows with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Candidates can come from any discipline. They may be academics, designers, and/or practicing writers or artists. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events. Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) the humanistic dimensions of architecture, architectural history, design, urban planning, public policy, urban studies, environmental studies, science and technology studies, geography, history, philosophy, art history, material culture, politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, religion, cultural studies, queer studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender studies, performance studies, visual arts, documentary studies, photography, and creative writing. Fellows may focus on any geographic area.

We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2021), or a terminal Master’s degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course (uploaded under “Teaching Statement”), brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST for full consideration. Letters of recommendation will be requested for a smaller group of applicants at a later date.

The Mellon Fellow will receive up to $75,000 for a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of on or about September 1, 2021, plus benefits. On rare occasions, appointments for less than twelve months will be considered. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications at the time of appointment. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Those seeking a postdoctoral (or post-terminal degree) fellowship should apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17901

Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/17883. Typical candidates hold primary positions at other universities or colleges. In exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars.

For inquiries, including for which version of the job listing to use, please contact Aaron Shkuda (ash…@princeton.edu).

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Applications are due Monday, January 4, 2021. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU Postdoctoral Fellowships. For nearly a quarter-century, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University has promoted research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  Central to our mission is the annual sponsorship of four postdoctoral fellows, and we are thus pleased to announce the competition for our 2021-22 cohort.  Please see the descriptions below, while noting two major changes from past application cycles:

  • We will now support work on California in all periods (not only to 1850)
  • Our senior fellowship is now open to applicants (and no longer awarded by invitation)                                                  

The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Bill & Rita Clements, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by an established scholar developing a second (or third &c.) book.

The David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as an anonymous donor in memory of David J. Weber, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by a scholar developing a first book.

The Bill & Rita Clements Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as the late Louis Beecherl, support work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by two scholars developing first books.

To apply, see www.smu.edu/swcenter/fellowships or direct questions for additional information to the Clements Center at [email protected].  

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Other Opportunities

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2020. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2020-2021 will reopen November 2019. 

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2020.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.