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Creative Writing & Environmental Humanities In-Residence Fellow, Temp Faculty

University of Idaho

The English Department and the Confluence Lab at the University of Idaho invite applicants for a one-year in-residence fellowship (teaching and research), with the possibility of renewal for a second year, focused on creative writing and narrative dimensions of the multimedia project Stories of Fire: A Pacific Northwest Climate Justice Atlas.

As temporary faculty, the in-residence fellow will serve as an instructor of Creative Writing, teaching four courses annually at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute centrally to the PNW Climate Justice Atlas. Members of the Confluence Lab, including the in-residence fellow, will consult with local rural community partners to create a multimodal, polyvocal Atlas that gathers, tracks, and maps stories and images of wildfire, especially those that foreground connections between fire, social/environmental justice, and traditionally underrepresented voices. Duties of the in-residence fellow for the project include contributing to the community workshops, photovoice tool integration, and narrative elements of the Atlas.

The Atlas, part of a three-year project of the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice, is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and sponsored by the U of I Confluence Lab ( The Institute is a collaboration between the Lab, the University of Oregon, and Whitman College that works toward racial and climate justice via a regional network.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a writing sample of 20 pages demonstrating excellence in nonfiction (upload as Other Document 1). Also please submit three confidential letters of recommendation to the following email address: [[1]].

Letter of application should address all required and preferred qualifications. First review of applications will begin May 21, 2021.

Questions about the search may be directed to:

Associate Professor Erin James

Department of English


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