Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

Application Deadline: October 16, 2020. The Swarthmore College program in Environmental Studies invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position in Environmental Humanities with a focus on Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS). Teaching load is 2/2. This position will start in August 2021. The successful candidate will, by August 2021, have completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or an MFA/Ph.D. in a humanities discipline or interdisciplinary field related to Indigenous studies and the environment. We seek applications from scholars who foreground Indigeneity in their environmental research and whose work seeks to advance humanistic understandings of and solutions to environmental challenges such as climate change, water and land access and governance, food sovereignty, and/or public health. 

Swarthmore’s Environmental Studies Program brings together teacher-scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences and engineering to address the complex social and environmental issues of our time. Faculty have opportunities to participate in and contribute to the program’s engaged scholarship initiatives including the College’s Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship, annual delegations as NGO observers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and a new program collaborating with University of Hawaii’s Office of Indigenous Innovation and MA’O Organic Farms. Additionally, Environmental Studies faculty and students have ongoing partnerships with communities and organizations in nearby Philadelphia and Chester City. Swarthmore faculty have significant autonomy in the shaping of their courses and scholarship and are encouraged to create engaged collaborations pursuant to their own research and teaching interests. The College has a generous leave policy (faculty are eligible for leave every fourth year) and provides strong support for research and faculty development. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching the program’s two core courses and will offer courses in their own area of expertise. In addition, new faculty have the opportunity to help build the College’s Environmental Studies Program in line with their own interests. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of significant relationship and engagement with Indigenous communities. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Please upload a cover letter, a diversity statement, a CV, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample by October 16, 2020 to:  apply.interfolio.com/77457. Please address any questions you may have to Cassy Burnett cbur…@swarthmore.edu or Carr Everbach ceve…@swarthmore.edu.

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Review of applications will begin November 6th, 2020.  Assistant Professor – English (Literature and the Environment), The College of New Jersey. The English Department at TCNJ seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature and the Environment. Applicants must have a dissertation and scholarship that focuses on literature and the environment, eco-criticism, and/or the environmental humanities. Although applicants may specialize in any historical or cultural field of Anglophone literature, we are particularly interested in scholars with a secondary specialization in one or more of the following: digital humanities, 19th-century British and/or Modernist literature, or the intersections of environmental studies and race. The successful candidate will teach six undergraduate courses per academic year (with possible course releases for active scholars); conduct research of nationally recognized quality; advise and mentor students; and participate in service activities at the department, school, and college levels. Graduate teaching in our M.A. program is also available on an occasional basis, as is involvement with TCNJ’s growing Environmental Studies Minor.  Read more and apply.

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Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2020. Assistant Professor of Global Humanities. The Humanities Department at San José State University seeks an Assistant Professor for a full-time, tenure-track position in Global Humanities with primary teaching and coordinating responsibilities in the Humanities Honors Program. The position is part of an Ethnic Studies Education cluster hire. We highly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary training and specializations in any of the following areas to apply: ethnic studies, visual/cultural studies, and world cultures/human rights. Rank negotiable for more experienced candidates. Read more and apply.

Fellowships 

Application Deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2020. The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of AFTERLIVES. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $55,000. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are considered “residential,” and will collaborate with one another and 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 during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme.

The nature of this fellowship year is social and communal—Fellows forge connections outside the classroom and the lecture hall by sharing meals following weekly seminars and attending post-lecture receptions and other casual events throughout the year. Fellows live and work in Ithaca, NY and are expected to be in their offices on campus frequently to meet with students or each other. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community. Fellows teach one course during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and should feel free to experiment with both the content and the method of their courses. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach that might provide new directions for their own research projects.  Read more and apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16569.

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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.