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

Rolling review of candidates will begin February 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Visiting Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Scientist The College of Idaho. The College of Idaho invites applications to fill a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a 9-month contract which includes teaching 21 credits over two semesters and a 3-week January term. The Department seeks a broadly educated Earth System scientist who will contribute to an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies. The individual will teach lower-division courses (including laboratory) in Physical Geology and Environmental Science, an introductory interdisciplinary course in Environmental Studies, an upper-division nonlaboratory course in the area of Earth System science, and an introductory GIS laboratory. Excellent teaching and mentoring of students are the highest priorities of the College. The successful candidate will be an active scholar with a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students in a liberal arts college setting. 

Qualifications: 

  • College teaching experience in relevant coursework 
  • Doctoral degree completed by the beginning of Fall 2020 term in Earth System science, geology, climatology, or related discipline
  • Broad background in environmental science
  • Commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education 

Please submit a single PDF containing: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts. Submit materials via email to HR@collegeofidaho.edu with subject Earth Systems Scientist Search. Have 3 confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the same address. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from the College. With over 125 years of history, The College of Idaho is a regional and national leader in higher education. The College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose. To learn more about The College of Idaho, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu. The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Fellowships 

Review of applications begins January 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Futures Postdoctoral Fellow. The University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow, as part of the interdisciplinary project, “Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects.” The position connects to a recently funded year-long Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures. We encourage applications from scholars and artists in any discipline within the arts and humanities whose research aligns with one or more of the following topics: decolonizing climate; native and indigenous communities responding to environmental change; convergence science working to improve human health, environmental sustainability, and quality of life; affect theory; animal studies; other-than-human agency and response to environmental destruction; and the role of art in responding to larger ideas of sustainability. Read more and apply at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Environmental-Futures-Postdoctoral-Fellow/22237

Deadlines vary from January 15, 2020 to March 1, 2020. The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021, ranging from short-term support to long-term residency. The MHS collections primarily consist of manuscripts, as well as books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, works of art, and historical artifacts.  In addition to receiving funding, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They may participate in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, present their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for weekly collegial lunches. Questions? See their FAQ or e-mail fellowships@masshist.org.

For full consideration, please apply by January 18, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The Environmental Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowship (2020-2022) to begin August 2020.  A recent Ph.D. with a strong emphasis in environmental studies within the humanities, arts, or social sciences is required. A Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies is preferred.  We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses one or more of the following issues: environmental racism, social and economic justice, globalism, development, sustainability, urban nature, human geography, environmentally displaced communities.The fellow will teach three courses (2-1 or 1-2) per academic year, including Environmental Perspectives, an introduction to Environmental Studies. The fellow is eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.  The Environmental Studies Program at Holy Cross has a strong core of dedicated faculty; our commitment to liberal arts education enables meaningful collaborations among faculty and across courses.  To learn more about our program visit: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/environmental-studies. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/72278. Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Sarah Luria, Director, Environmental Studies Program, sluria@holycross.edu

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020. Center for Environmental Futures/ Mellon Visiting Scholar in the Environmental Humanities. With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures invites applications for a fall-term Mellon Visiting Scholar position in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 15 through December 15, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from any perspective in the humanities or allied fields (for example ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, the arts, and/or race; animal studies; indigenous studies, environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; environmental history, cultural geography; anthropology, or sociology). The fellow will offer a public lecture, attend regular Center research colloquia, and pursue independent research and writing. Candidates must be at least five years beyond the PhD. Independent scholars are welcome. The stipend of $39,000 may be used to supplement a sabbatical or support the fellow’s expenses while at the University of Oregon. Relocation expenses of up to $2,000 are also available. No other benefits are provided. Please submit a brief research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, a c.v., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment), and three references (with email addresses, whom we will contact for letters of recommendation). Inquiries about the search may be sent to amildrex@uoregon.edu. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted only via email to amildrex@uoregon.edu. Please prepare all documents as Adobe PDF files.

Other Opportunities

Portal reopens for submissions in November, 2019. 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 2018-19.  Each opportunity has its own terms and conditions, so please read the relevant information thoroughly before commencing any applications.