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

 

Posting date: May 11, 2022. Listed until June 11, 2022. Visiting Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change, Pitzer College.

The Visiting Junior Scholars Program at Pitzer College seeks to recruit a scholar of special promise or distinction at an early career stage for a 2-year position. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum. The expected start date is July 1, 2022. We seek a scholar whose work analyzes the impacts of energy and climate change, particularly among communities of color in the United States. We are interested in candidates who bring empirical, ethnographic, applied, and/or mixed methods approaches to the analysis of environmental racism, energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental regulation, urban and regional planning, resource management, food and agriculture, urbanization, water, and/or land use. We seek candidates from diverse fields, such as anthropology, geography, political science, science and technology studies, public administration, or sociology, or with a PhD from an appropriate interdisciplinary program. We encourage scholars whose scholarly and activist interests could be aligned with Africana Studies, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and/or gender & sexuality studies.

The successful candidate will contribute five courses per year to our curriculum, including our intro-level core courses as well as upper-division electives, such as energy and sustainability, or climate change. Pitzer’s Environmental Analysis program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and applied research that is sensitive to rapidly changing social, political, and environmental contexts. Participants in the Visiting Junior Scholars Program will give at least one public talk during their time at the College.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, [email protected]/[email protected] Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. If hired, collaborations with the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, the Institute for Global Local Action and Study, or the CASA Pitzer program are also possible. Candidates with an interest in doing community-based research and developing civic/service-learning courses are highly desirable.

A complete application will include a cover letter describing research and teaching interest, a statement of diversity and inclusion, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and selected evidence of excellence in teaching.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?apply-3589-21761


Deadline for External Applicants: 07/28/2022. Date to be filled: 09/01/2022. Postdoctoral Associate, Humanities and the Environment, University at Buffalo.

The Environment and Sustainability department at the University at Buffalo has a new postdoc position for humanists who want to work in an interdisciplinary way to help solve environmental problems.  The postdoc will work primarily with a member of the department who does research on community resilience in the face of climate change, including issues of environmental justice.  Ideally, the postdoc will start in September 2022, and applications are due by the end of this month.  The full posting is here: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/3576


Applications received before October 1, 2022, 11:59 pm eastern time, will be given full consideration. Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities, Princeton University.

Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2023-2024 academic year. The on-campus position will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or for the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding. The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave. The position is supported by the High Meadows Environmental Institute — the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to air and water sustainability, biodiversity, energy, environmental justice, food system change, global health, global warming, and wilderness histories and futures. There is no geographic limitation. Backgrounds in American studies, settler colonial studies, Indigenous studies, environmental art and media, environmental history, literature and environment, cultural anthropology and geography, and religion and ecology are especially welcome. In addition to accomplished scholars, environmental practitioners who may not hold a university position but who have a distinguished record as leaders in national environmental organizations or in the arts may also qualify for the Barron Visiting position.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the High Meadows Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University. The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton. They will be expected to teach an average of one course per semester subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects. Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics. Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing and other professional pursuits.

The incumbent’s annual salary will be determined based upon their salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (3) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; (4) a current curriculum vitae and (5) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials. The names and contact information for three references should be indicated as part of the application. However, HMEI will request letters only for the finalists.

To apply, please visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/24881 . Applications received before October 1, 2022, 11:59 pm eastern time, will be given full consideration. Questions about the application process may be directed to Stacey Christian at [email protected]

Fellowships 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning June 16th, 2022. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies, Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

A Canadian-based environmental humanities research team invites applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral researcher to contribute to a collaborative research project entitled “Racialized Ecologies in and Beyond Settler-Colonial Canada: Documentary, Speculative, and Poetic Texts and Contexts.”

Candidates must have:
Specialized knowledge in an area of Indigenous, Black, Asian, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, global, postcolonial, or diasporic literary, film, or cultural studies relevant to Canada. Period open.
Specialized knowledge in documentary, speculative, narrative, and/or poetic modes of cultural production (at least one)
Demonstrated expertise with Indigenous, race, ethnic, and/or settler-colonialism studies;
A PhD in English, Cultural Studies, Film, Indigenous Studies, or cognate field received no earlier than July 1, 2017
An interest in environmental justice.

These additional qualifications are preferred:
A background in the environmental humanities (training will be provided)
Familiarity with digital projects (training will be provided).

Responsibilities:
Develop and undertake research for a case study that brings one of your own areas of expertise into understanding the racialized ecologies that subtend the Canadian nation-building project, including, where relevant, material or contexts sited outside Canada.
Contribute to theorizing how the team’s studied creative texts and research questions may present new approaches to the documentary, poetic, and speculative in literature and film and to the methods and contexts studied in the environmental humanities.
Contribute to gathering and interpreting a mixed-source archive of literary, cultural, and policy texts on periodized conjunctures of colonialism, labour and immigration management, technoscience, and ecological transformation.
Contribute to team knowledge-sharing and research mobilization efforts, including planning team workshops, helping the preparation of a digital archive (training provided), managing and co-editing a journal special issue, and writing, presenting, and publishing a paper and co-written chapter.

Research team: Dr. Cheryl Lousley (Lakehead), primary supervisor; Dr. Tania Aguila-Way (Toronto), Dr. Renae Watchman (McMaster), Dr. Anita Girvan (Athabasca), Dr. Susie O’Brien (McMaster), Dr. Nandini Thiyagarajan (Acadia), Dr. Joanne Leow (Saskatchewan)

We commit to providing mentored support and a collaborative academic environment in which to do research and to develop experience in project management and knowledge mobilization. We aim to support emerging researchers launch their careers, including through the opportunity to work with Indigenous and racialized scholars with expertise across the identified areas of literature and film.
We are prioritizing racialized and/or Indigenous researchers for this position.

Location: English Department, Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario, Canada (1.5 hours north of Toronto)

Salary: CAN $40,000 p.a., plus full health benefits, vacation, conference and professional development travel, book fund, laptop computer, cost of living increase. Full-time employee at 35 hours/week for 24 months. Possible option to teach a course as an additional paid contract.

Start date: September 1, 2022 (negotiable)

Application:
In one pdf file, please send to Dr. Cheryl Lousley at [email protected]:

Cover letter outlining qualifications, as listed above, and why you think this position is a good fit for your expertise and interests (a case study proposal is not required or expected)
Curriculum vitae
One relevant writing sample (e.g., journal article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
Please also arrange three academic letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Cheryl Lousley at [email protected] by June 23, 2022.

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunities/employment-opportunities-db/node/70457


Application Deadline: September 1, 2022. PLANETARY SCHOLARS & ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM (2022-2025). Call for Applications 2023: Planetary Spaces

The Panel on Planetary Thinking at the Justus Liebig University (JLU), Germany, invites applications for the second round of a four-year fellowship program, which explores the manifold relations between societies and the planet. In 2023, two pairs of artists & scientists will be exploring Planetary Spaces in and through their collaborative projects. Throughout their fully funded, three months residency at the JLU, fellows gain the unique opportunity to conduct research, create artworks, and engage in transdisciplinary dialogues between the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and the arts. This year’s deadline is September 1st, 2022. For more information, see our website.


Other Opportunities

See the Residencies, Prizes/Grants, and Workshops Page on the ASLE website.

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2021. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Outdoor Arts Fellowships, Clermont, KY. The application process for 2022 Closes in January.