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To submit info on positions related to environmental history, contact david.spatz@aseh.org. Announcements should not exceed a paragraph in length and should include the deadline and a link to more information.


Harvard Graduate School of Design - Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture (Environmental History)

A junior faculty position is available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction in environmental history. Housed in the Department of Landscape Architecture, this is planned as a full-time tenure track position.

Candidates should be researchers and effective teachers who have demonstrated an innovative approach to objects, concepts, and protagonists (human and non-human) of mutual interest and concern to environmental history and the history of the “natural” and built landscape. No region or time period has been specified, leaving the field open to the ancient triad of airs, waters, and places (and their respective inhabitants). In their scholarship, candidates are expected to define the interpretive value of environmental history with respect to past and future possibilities of landscape architecture, notably including but not limited to its status as a design discipline.

For full description and to apply visit https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11614

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 2022.


University of Colorado at Boulder – Center of the American West

3 Opportunities for Professional Development in Applied History with Patty Limerick

1: Rosenbloom Scholars – Receive 3 hours assistance with dissertation prospectus writing and receive a $350.00 stipend

2: Summer Workshops – Build skills, grow your network, and immerse in Western issues and receive a $1,200 stipend

3: Skills Repurposing – Engage wider audiences in historical reflection of your scholarly work and receive a $750 stipend 

Through a series of conversations, workshops, networking events, summer programs and Zoom meetings, graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with practical skills. Under the guidance of leaders in the field of Applied History, participants will craft responses to recurring issues in the American West, including major environmental problems, political representation, and issues of race, culture and gender to name a few.

For more information refer to these programs on our website: https://www.colorado.edu/center/west/applied-history


St. Mary's College of Maryland - Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is excited to recruit two (2) tenure track assistant professors to begin August 2023 to expand our interdisciplinary academic offerings in the environment and deepen our commitment to the broad theme of critical climate studies. We are eager to find creative and committed new colleagues who think across disciplinary boundaries using theoretical, applied, and/or community-based approaches to address environmental challenges. 


While specialization is open for both positions, competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusionary practices of Environmental Studies through experiential, high-impact pedagogy, mentoring, and program development.


Note that applications are being accepted online at two separate accounts: 

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Science Specialty) https://apply.interfolio.com/112030 - Natural scientists who hold a Ph.D in a relevant discipline are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates whose scholarly work and teaching praxis engages climate issues through lens/es of: conservation and restoration ecology; monitoring and assessment; climate change impacts; natural resources planning and resilience. Experience using geospatial techniques for a variety of environmental science applications is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in quantitative ecological analysis (e.g. R) or the ability to leverage data science, data analytics, or big data. 

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Ross Fellow) https://apply.interfolio.com/112034 Environmental humanists and interdisciplinary scholars are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates whose scholarly or creative work  and teaching praxis engages climate issues through lens/es of: food systems; sustainability and resilience; carbon accounting; environmental humanities  including but not limited to arts, design, communication, and storytelling; environmental health; social movements, citizen-science and activism; or environmental education. This Environmental Studies position is part of a cluster hire designed to increase the diversity of SMCM faculty. In addition to negotiated startup funds, new faculty in this cluster hire cohort will be supported by research funds up to $5000 in the first two years, paid professional development opportunities, individualized strategic mentoring, campus and community onboarding, and a dedicated steering committee to oversee the long-term success of the initiative and its participants.


Review of applications begins on October 1, 2022 and will continue until positions are filled. 


Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University - Fellowships

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University seeks semester and year-long fellowship applications from scholars working on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework, in any period of human history, and all geographical areas. We welcome projects that explore the mutual influence of social and physical environments, including projects that foreground the role of the environment in shaping human societies and those that highlight the role of humans in changing climatic and environmental conditions. Particular themes may include (but are not limited to) the role of technology, migration, agriculture, justice, health, colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, political ideology, war, law, frontiers, property regimes, demographics, natural disasters, conservation and sustainability movements, aesthetic conceptions of natural and built landscapes, and the intellectual history of issues of environment and climate. We are particularly interested in projects that explore the intersection between histories of the environment and climate on the one hand, and histories of race, gender, and/or inequality on the other.

Apply online by December 1, 2022, at Princeton University’s Academic Hire site.


Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship In the History of Meteorology - University of Oklahoma

Thanks to a generous gift, the Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine of the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship. This award, named in honor of the scientific achievements of Dr. Ronald C. Taylor and Dr. Ming-Ying Wei, consists of a $25,000 stipend for one year of research and writing on any topic related to the history of meteorology, climate science, and/or technologies related to those fields, broadly construed. We are interested in supporting social and cultural approaches to weather and climate as well as more technically-focused work. 

Graduate students from any institution are encouraged to apply. Opportunities will be available for the recipient to take advantage of the unique resources at OU, such as the National Weather Center and associated laboratories and the exceptional History of Science Collections, but there is no residence requirement.

Applicants should submit by January 15, 2023 a cv, a proposal of no more than 2500 words, including notes, that outlines the dissertation project and how it would benefit from the award, and a letter of recommendation (submitted separately) from the applicant’s doctoral committee chair or advisor. As the recipient must be ABD by the beginning of the award period, this letter should note when the student passed or is scheduled to take his/her general exams. Application materials should be submitted by email to Professor Hunter Heyck: hheyck@ou.edu We are more than happy to respond to questions from applicants or advisers.


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