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 info@asle.org. Listings are free of charge and will be posted if they are suitably relevant to ASLE members and constituents.

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Jobs

Evaluation of completed applications will begin on Sept. 15, 2017.  Tenure-track position in Environmental Studies & Religion at St. Olaf College. The Departments of Environmental Studies and Religion invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2018.  The departments seek a dynamic and innovative teacher and scholar whose work explores the relationships between religion and the environment, and a colleague who will provide vision and leadership within the environmental arts and humanities as well as within theology and the environment. Potential for teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting and teaching core courses at all levels in Environmental Studies and Religion is required. For the complete position description and information about application procedures, please go to https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings/.   St. Olaf is a selective liberal arts college with students from the 50 states and 80 countries.  Affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf is committed to inclusivity, service and a global perspective; St. Olaf is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff.

October 2, 2017. Two Assistant Professors of Environmental Studies (Environmental Humanists), Bryn Mawr College. The Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College invites applications for two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018. One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.

For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology.  For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.

To apply for the Environmental Humanist positions, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation by October 2, 2017 to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/43000.  Applications received by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Read more at https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/10096100.

Application Deadline October 15, 2017. Assistant Professor of Philosophy / Environmental Studies, University of Oregon. The University of Oregon’s Philosophy and Environmental Studies Departments invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Philosophy (60%) and Environmental Studies (40%), to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Philosophy. The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Read more and apply at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9388.

November 1, 2017. Assistant Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College. The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018, in Children’s and Young Adult literature.  Candidates may focus on any time period or geographic area, including pre-20th century and the Anglophone world.  Possible specializations might include: childhood studies; gender, sexuality, and trans studies; race and ethnicity; disability studies; environmental studies; speculative fiction; and/or graphic narratives.  To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement, writing sample, and letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017 to the English Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42996.  Read full description at https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/10096089.

November 1, 2017. Assistant Professor in Literature of the Oceans, Williams College. The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant Professor to teach literature of the oceans, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year. We are seeking a teacher-scholar of literature with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests to begin July 2018. Subspecialties could include transatlantic literary studies, diaspora studies, or others with a strong focus on the oceans. This is a Williams College faculty appointment, starting as a three-year renewable position. Williams-Mystic (mystic.williams.edu) is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located at Mystic Seaport, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges. PhD or MFA expected by Sept. 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page teaching statement, 1-page research statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2017. All materials should be addressed to Lee Park, Dean of the Faculty, and must be submitted through Interfolio using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/43907.

November 23, 2017. Assistant Professor, History of Art & Architecture / Environmental Studies. The University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HA&A), in partnership with the Environmental Studies program (ENVS), invites applications for a tenure-track position in art or architectural history with an environmental humanities focus. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in art and/or architectural history or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive. We seek interdisciplinary candidates specializing in art and design practices of any historical period or region as these practices engage current issues in ecology, climate change, and the built environment. The ideal candidate would work at the intersection of art and architectural history, environmental studies, and one or more of these fields: cultural geography, activism and social practice, urbanism, critical theory, visual studies, design history, science and technology. We seek candidates whose intellectual approach engages with visual production in order to address pressing contemporary environmental, social, cultural, and ethical issues. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance HA&A’s existing strengths, which include urbanism and architecture; curatorial and exhibition studies; modern and contemporary art; and art of the Pacific Rim (especially the Americas and East Asia); and scholars who will advance ENVS’s interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.  Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520588/assistant-professor-history-of-art-architecture-environmental-studies by submitting an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae, brief descriptions of courses you have taught or are prepared to teach, and contact information for three references by November 23, 2017 for guaranteed consideration.  If you are unable to use the online application, or require other administrative assistance, please contact Shaun Haskins (haskins@uoregon.edu). For questions related to the position, please contact department head Kate Mondloch (mondloch@uoregon.edu).

Fellowships

Application review will begin April 14, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Colby College. Colby College invites applications for a three-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities to begin September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will work with faculty, staff, and students from across the arts and humanities and the Environmental Studies Program. Applications are welcome from scholars working in such areas as environmental design, arts, history, and/or ecocriticism. Candidates familiar with innovative and experiential learning, project-based pedagogy, and digital humanities are particularly encouraged. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017.
The Fellow will teach three courses each year. Two will be environmental humanities courses in the Fellow’s area of expertise. The Fellow’s contribution to a team-taught introduction to environmental studies will count as the third course.  These courses are designed to expand curricular offerings that explicitly bridge the humanities and Environmental Studies. The Fellow will also help to coordinate a faculty seminar, a summer institute, and serve as a resource for other faculty developing courses with environmental humanities content. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, (unofficial) graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of current scholarship as PDFs to: http://apply.interfolio.com/41180. If you wish to submit a portfolio, please contact Megan Fossa, Program Coordinator of the Center for the Arts and Humanities at mellonpostdocfellow@colby.edu. Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.  In your application materials please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Closing dates for applications: Monday 8 May and Wednesday May 17, 2017. 2017WRoCAH networks each have three doctoral researchers, one each at Leeds, Sheffield and York.  Each doctoral researcher works on a separate project under a common theme. WRoCAH White Rose Networks students have access to the full training programme offered by the College.  Read more and apply at http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/networks/.

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 Writing Fellowships and Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY (ongoing).

Other Opportunities

The AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) announces this year’s WC&C Scholarship Competition. 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 are open through March 30, 2017. Details about the scholarship can be found through their website: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wcc_scholarships_overview. Winners will be announced in May.

News on Opportunities and Residencies for Writers available in 2016.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.