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Page for Academic Positions in Environmental Literature and Anthropocene that begin in 2019-2020.

See also English Literature 2019-2020 and Comparative Literature 2019-2020

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[]

Colby College (USA:Me) - Environmental Humanities-Tenure Track Faculty[]

Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities. We seek a candidate trained in Literature and the Environment to teach the introduction to Environmental Humanities; to team teach (in rotation) with Environmental Studies faculty the introduction to ES; to offer a sequence of upper level courses in EH in the English Department; and to contribute to the department’s W1 (first-year writing) offering and to its core courses, including Critical Theory. We prefer a specialist in Literature and the Environment who can teach interdisciplinary courses based in modern and contemporary literature and theory. Secondary areas might include digital humanities and the environment; law and literature; public humanities; or literature and environmental justice globally conceived.

Colby was the first college in the country to achieve carbon neutrality, and we have received numerous awards for sustainability. This commitment to environmental justice extends to the academic programs, and the English department has been a leader in Environmental Humanities. Supported by a major grant from the Mellon Foundation the College is developing a campus-wide transdisciplinary initiative in EH. Please see our website at http://www.colby.edu/centerartshumanities/environmental-humanities. Many Colby students double major in Environmental Studies and English, and English department courses in Environmental Humanities attract students from across the College. We have, in addition, a very strong creative writing program which contributes to a lively intellectual climate.

We support a wide array of lectures, faculty work-in-progress seminars, and readings, and we foster both student and faculty research through grants and off-campus opportunities.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

For this position we seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications. PhD must be in hand no later than August 2020. For further information, contact Professor Mary Ellis Gibson, Chair, Department of English. Mary.Ellis.Gibson@colby.edu

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/10672/positions/52848 Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/6 x1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview invite 11/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 1

Offer accepted: 1

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Harvard University (USA:Mass) -Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Literature and the Environment[]

The Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Literature and the Environment. The successful candidate may be a scholar in any historical or cultural field of Anglophone literature. Knowledge of environmental science and familiarity with environmental literature in languages other than English will be favorably regarded. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty and University by pursing a full program of scholarly research and course development, advising undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing independent research projects, and engaging in an appropriate amount of service.

Keywords: assistant, faculty, tenure track, environment, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Fields: Anglophone literature, environmental science, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, public advocacy and policy, environmental creative writing, environmental justice, and environmental literature and gender.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate in English or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted by 11:58 p.m. E.S.T., Sunday, October 13, 2019.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is Sunday, October 20, 2019.
  7. Writing sample or scholarly publication, c. 25-30 pages.

Those in serious consideration for the position will be expected to submit as much of the dissertation as is completed, or a book-length publication, as well as any other relevant materials, in early November.

Deadline: 13 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/13 x 3; 11/22 (rejection after request for additional materials)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/11

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Offer accepted:

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor of English: Ecostudies[]

The Department of English at Millersville University seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Ecostudies. The successful candidate may teach literature, theory, and writing courses as needed. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Four courses per semester, with potential for summer teaching. Current needs exist in both traditional and online learning environments. The successful candidate will be able to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. May teach day, evening and/or weekend assignments. The Department of English, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 16 faculty members, one support staff member, and 260 students. The department offers degrees in English at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Required:
PhD in English or Comparative Literature (or related discipline), or ABD with Ph.D. by time of appointment, with a focus in Ecostudies (Ecoliterature, Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, etc.) or related field.
Specialization includes the study of literature as an interdisciplinary enterprise related to environmental issues.
Ability to teach writing at the college level.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Successful interview, scholarly presentation, and teaching demonstration as well as the successful completion of three background checks: Act 34 Criminal Record Check; Act 151 Child Abuse History; Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting.
Preferred: Research and teaching interests in at least one of the following: Comparative Folk Literatures/Oratures, Black Studies, Indigenous Literatures of the Americas, Romantic literature, Medieval Literature, creative non-fiction. Ability to teach folklore. Successful experience in teaching at the college level. Evidence of teaching in online and blended learning environments. Evidence of teaching with high-impact practices.

To Apply: Go to http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/7374 and create a faculty application. A cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s), teaching philosophy and research statement. Three current professional references will be required.

Application Submission: Full consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2019.

Deadline: 1 December 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Too soon to have heard from this one? (1/17)
  • Do you mean a month and a half after the deadline is too soon? Definitely not. Or do you mean two days after the preliminary interviews were scheduled (see above)? Yes, probably. (1/18)
  • Mea culpa. Missed that edit.  Thanks for noting it.  (1/18)

Princeton Environmental Institute (USA:NJ) - Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track[]

The Princeton Environmental Institute invites applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in the Environmental Humanities. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Princeton Environmental Institute and a partnering humanities department.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping forge links across disciplines, building on the Princeton’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary and international approaches to the environmental humanities. The expertise of the successful candidate is open with respect to discipline. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

All research approaches are welcome, including those related to animal and plant studies, the built environment, climate change, the digital environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, the energy humanities, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental law, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, public health, queer ecologies, race studies, religious studies, socioenvironmental futures, and urban and regional planning.

Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13221 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy.  You will also be required to submit contact information for three references. For full consideration, please submit your application by October 5, 2019.

We seek a faculty member who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. The ideal candidate will enhance the work of the Princeton Environmental Institute and their home department and will attract and retain a diverse student body. We strongly encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Deadline: 5 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/20 x 3

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Syracuse University (USA:Ny) - Associate Professor/Professor, Indigenous Environmental Studies[]

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University is seeking applications for a tenured professor in the emerging field of Indigenous Environmental Studies at the level of Associate or Full Professor.

This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative with an interdisciplinary focus area of Global Environmental Change. Faculty hired in these positions will build on our existing strengths in Indigenous studies, geography, religion, earth sciences, and anthropology, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse is an interdisciplinary program composed of fourteen affiliated faculty members across several departments. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to field research, and value collegiality and collaboration.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in either the humanities, social sciences or interdisciplinary studies related to Indigenous studies and the environment.

The candidate will have a strong multi-disciplinary background and the demonstrated potential to lead in their field and attract competitively awarded research funding. Successful candidates should have interest in working collaboratively across disciplines on global environmental issues. Teaching and research in the NAIS program would allow both interdepartmental collaboration and program development. Syracuse invites applications from individuals with a strong record of scholarship in fields that pertain to areas of Indigenous Environmental studies. These may include, but are not limited to, Environmental Humanities, Traditional Indigenous Conceptions of the Environment, Natural Resource Stewardship, Resource Development and Land Restoration with Indigenous Nations/communities, Indigenous Knowledge of Foods, Plants and Medicines with consideration for key issues such as water and climate change, and Environmental Law and Policy, Jurisdiction and Governance regarding Indigenous Sovereignty.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability in multi or interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research, as well as the capacity to develop productive collaborations with colleagues across traditional university disciplines and the larger Indigenous Studies academic community.

The ideal candidate should also have the ability to collaborate with colleagues outside of academia in Indigenous communities, governments, NGOs and private sector organizations. Syracuse University faculty and students maintain close collaborative relationships with both the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry and with the Onondaga Nation, one of twelve reservation communities in New York State.

Open until filled. Please submit by 10/14/2019 for priority consideration.

Specific questions can be sent to the search committee chair and Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Scott Stevens at

Deadline: 13 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/20

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

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University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA:Wi) - Assistant Professor, Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities[]

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for two tenure-track appointments in Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. We are looking for scholars whose work focuses on the relationship between literature and the environment in any historical period. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: poetics, indigenous epistemologies, multi-species justice, earth systems science, critical theory, disability studies, and queer ecologies.

Principal Duties:    

Successful candidates will teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; conduct research of nationally recognized quality; advise and mentor students; and participate in service activities at the department, university, and professional levels.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:    

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:    

PhD in English or related discipline with an emphasis in Environmental Humanities.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:    

Minimum of three years outstanding teaching experience at the college/university level. Experience teaching while in a PhD program is acceptable.

All applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wisc.edu (search for PVL 100711). Candidates will be required to UPLOAD: 1) a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths; 2) a dissertation abstract or book proposal; 3) curriculum vitae; In addition, you will be asked for the name and contact information for 3 references. We will email each of these references for their letters. Finalists will be asked to provide a 25pp. writing sample.|

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mario Ortiz-Robles, Search Committee Chair, at mortizrobles@wisc.edu .  The positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the positions are filled.

Deadline: 15 November 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-6)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample requested [12/2/2019] x 5

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/16 MLA interview scheduled (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 x3

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Any campus invites after MLA? Nothing here. (1/22)

Vanderbilt University (USA:Tn) - Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities[]

The English Department at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities.  We solicit candidates in any historical or cultural field whose research is grounded in literary studies.  We welcome candidates who work across languages and media, and/or with marginalized literatures and communities.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD by the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a research writing sample, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69012, by October 31.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/17 x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/17 Skype (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[]

National University of Ireland, Galway - Lecturer in Contemporary Literature (Ecocriticism listed as desirable specialism)[]

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent appointment as Lecturer Above the Bar in English (Contemporary Literature) at NUI Galway.

The appointee will teach and research in the area of Contemporary Literature. They will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following strategic development areas: Literature of North America; Global/World Literatures; Young Adult Literature; Digital Humanities; Ecocriticism. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field and have experience in third-level teaching.

The discipline of English is the largest in the School of English and Creative Arts, with over 1000 undergraduates, 80 MA students and 30 PhD students. We teach a broad undergraduate curriculum, touching on all major historical periods and genres, and we run five taught MA programmes: the MA in English, MA in Literature and Publishing, MA in Culture and Colonialism, MA in Writing, and MA in Digital Cultures. Our staff also contribute to other programmes in Journalism, Creative Writing, Theatre Studies, Irish Studies and Digital Arts and Technology. Staff in English are closely associated with NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies. There is a highly active research culture in English, and our staff have won major funding awards from the European Research Council, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme and the Irish Research Council. For the past two years we have been ranked among the top 150 English departments in the QS World University rankings.

For this post we are seeking a colleague who will contribute to developing our curriculum in Contemporary Literature, and assist us in developing new programmes of teaching and research. Applicants are invited to demonstrate how they would enhance our existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and how they would develop an innovative research agenda within English and across other disciplines if appropriate.


Source: https://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/

Deadline: 20 February 2020 

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines[]

Other:[]

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[]

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