Jobs & Fellowships

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Jobs

The next review date is set for January 15, 2017. The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for tenured faculty positions in Environmental Justice. These positions are part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative in practical ethics that spans the entire University. In this initiative, traditional normative ethical concerns are embedded in cross-disciplinary research areas such as the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, geosciences, engineering, business, and medicine. The university is particularly interested in recruiting candidates who display the highest standards of excellence in research, teaching and professional activity in environmental justice. Successful applicants will be expected to help build a genuinely interdisciplinary and preeminent program in practical ethics, with a focus on environmental justice. To apply for the position, and for more information visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01135

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies starting August 2017. St. Mary’s currently has a newly established and popular major in environmental studies. We are most interested in finding a colleague equipped to develop our newly established major into a signature program. We seek a faculty member who is broadly trained in Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar who will work collaboratively with the existing ENST faculty to develop the major and minor curriculum in ENST. Applicants should have a PhD in hand before March 2017, previous experience teaching in a liberal arts context, and a high level of commitment to creative, undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels, and advising. The development of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected. Additional desirable qualifications include: demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment; and evidenced ability to help students and community partners identify, analyze, and participate in real-world problem-solving. Applications accepted online only. To read full job description and apply, submit materials to Professor Sue Johnson, Chair, Search Committee, Environmental Studies Search at apply.interfolio.com/39735. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Sue Johnson, Chair, Search Committee at srjohnson@smcm.edu.
 
Review of applications will begin January 20, 2017, position open until filled. Associate Lecturer – Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Environmental Studies Program in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Lecturer. This is a full time (100%) academic year position beginning August 28, 2017. Lecturer will teach several sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies each semester, as well as upper level courses in environmental studies (four total sections per semester, two or three course preparations). Teaching opportunities will include the option to develop new special topics courses.  Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental studies or a related area, teaching experience, and expertise in at least one of the following areas: Arts, Humanities, or Social sciences. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. and previous college-level teaching experience. Ability to teach Environmental Sustainability and to promote campus sustainability initiatives. Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000348058-01. To apply: https://employment.uwlax.edu/. Position Contact: Meredith Thomsen, Search and Screen Chair, mthomsen@uwlax.edu
 
Review of applications begins February 15, 2017. Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University. The Denison University Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a two-year, full time, non-tenure track position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2017. We seek a colleague with a strongly interdisciplinary background and a specialty that complements the current scholarly interests and teaching experience of our program. We are particularly interested in scholars who work in the environmental humanities and/or whose research focus is outside of the United States. Specialty is open. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching courses in the core of our curriculum (see course descriptions at http://denison.edu/academics/environmental-studies). Depending on the needs of the program, the candidate may have the opportunity to teach a course in his or her area of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline by August 2017 is required. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2017 and will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/1440.
 
Position will be open until filled, application review begins February 23, 2017. Northern Arizona University, Frances B. McAllister Endowed Chair in Community, Culture, and Enviornment. NAU seeks an innovative leader for interdisciplinary initiatives that are focused on developing a culture of place and civic engagement in the Colorado Plateau region. The successful candidate must have an earned terminal degree in a discipline related to arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences and a scholarly record commensurate with appointment as Full Professor. The successful candidate should have demonstrated success in  building relationships amongst diverse community members and institutions; be an effective communicator, have experience working with and in diverse communities (e.g., across ethnicities, gender, sex, class, and cultures); and be a skilled facilitator. For more information and how to apply, click here. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Review of applications begins March 1, 2017. Visiting Assistant Professor – Environmental Humanities. Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Humanities in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Department (http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/es/) beginning August, 2017. Field of specialization is open. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a humanities field, although ABD will be considered, and be committed to interdisciplinary teaching in the liberal arts tradition. Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Rud Platt at rplatt@gettysburg.edu. Read full job description and apply online at: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1976.

Fellowships

2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship
The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship. Recipients will receive $1,000 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater-Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2017 Annual Gathering and Bicentennial Celebration held in Concord MA in early July.  Both emerging and established scholars, as well as Thoreau enthusiasts, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will use the Thoreau Society’s Walter Harding Collection housed at the Thoreau Institute for at least part of the fellowship period, but applicants intending to use any of the Thoreau Society Collections or other Thoreau archives in the Greater-Boston area are encouraged to apply.  (The Collections are described here: http://www.thoreausociety.org/research.) Candidates are also encouraged to present their work at the Annual Gathering during the fellowship period or the following year.  To apply, candidates should send an email to the fellowship committee chair, Ronald Hoag (hoagr@ecu.edu), with the attachments below. Applications are due by Friday, January 27, 2017.  The award will be announced at the 2017 Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts.

1. A current curriculum vitae or resume
2. A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including a description of the project, a statement explaining the significance of the project, and an indication of the specific archives and collections the applicant wishes to consult.
3. Graduate students only:  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and the proposed project.  (This letter is optional and can be emailed separately to the fellowship committee at the above address.)

January 31, 2017. RCC Fellowships. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2017-18 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines. The center will award fellowships to scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines. Applicants’ research and writing should pertain to the central theme of the RCC—transformations in environment and society. Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environmental and social changes, and in particular the reasons—social, political, cultural, and environmental factors—for these transformations.  The RCC awards five types of fellowships: Carson Writing Fellowships, Interdisciplinary Writing Fellowships, Outreach Fellowships, Short-term Fellowships, Alumni Fellowships.  The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017.  Applications must be made in our online portal. The application portal will be open from 1 January – 31 January 2017. For more information about the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and the fellowship program, visit www.rachelcarsoncenter.org

Applications should be submitted by March 6, 2017, review of applications will begin immediately. The Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Food Studies, to work directly with the range of faculty at the University of Toronto working in food studies and under the direct supervision of Culinaria director Daniel Bender. This fellowship is open to scholars who have completed a Ph.D. in Food Studies or any related field in the humanities and social sciences, by the time of appointment and within the last five years. The appointment will be for one year, starting in the summer of 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, but with a minimum of $31, 000. Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about the Culinaria Research Centre can be found at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/culinaria/. Applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted to culinaria@utsc.utoronto.ca.  Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Prof. Daniel Bender, Director, Culinaria Research Centre (culinaria@usc.utoronto.ca). Read more and apply: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hcs/employment.

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.