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University of Bristol - Environmental Humanities Summer School

You’re invited to Bristol – a city of nature – to learn about our relationships with the wild world, from the urban to the planetary. Together, we’ll explore how the humanities can build a sense of hopefulness in the face of environmental crisis, and why the stories we tell about our wild world matter as we come to term with a radically transformed planet.

All application and programme details

Early bird registration deadline: Sunday 2 April 2023

Final application deadline: Sunday 14 May 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Visiting Assistant Professor, Global Environmental History

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Global Environmental History for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in August 2023. We invite scholars working in any region of the world and deploying transregional, international, comparative, and/or global perspectives and methods. We are particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated records of teaching who can contribute to the department’s existing thematic strengths in race and ethnicity; gender, sexuality, and women’s studies; and histories of science, technology, and medicine.

Applications are being accepted online at this link.

Application review will begin on April 30, 2023 and continue until filled. We anticipate concluding this search by May 15, 2023. The university is not able to offer visa support for this position.

SUNY Old Westbury - Lecturer – Environmental Studies

The Department of History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Old Westbury seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer for the 2023/2024 academic year to teach courses in environmental studies. This is a one-year, non-renewable, appointment. Candidates for this temporary position will teach four (4) 4-credit courses per semester. The Department of History and Philosophy houses a B.A. in history, a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in the combined areas of philosophy and religion. We also offer content courses in our School of Education’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Adolescence Education Social Studies. The candidate will be expected to attend department meetings and assist with departmental events and student advising.

For Fall 2023 semester, the candidate will be expected to teach the following courses. Courses for the Spring 2024 semester will be determined in consultation with the appointee.

  1. Intro to Environmental Studies (on campus). A multi-disciplinary, introductory course (with focus on environmental humanities and social sciences) aimed at Environmental Studies majors as well as a general college audience.
  2. Modern Global Environments (online). An upper division course on modern and contemporary global environmental issues (may be focused on appointee’s strengths).
  3. Two (2) courses to be determined based on the appointee’s strengths and specialization including regional history, geography and culture, global environmental history, introductory geography, science and technology studies, etc.

To view the full position announcement and to apply online, please visit:

Application deadline: May 21, 2023

Watkinson Library (Hartford): Ornithology Research Travel Grant

Research grants of up to $5,000 (of varying length) are awarded annually to individual(s) whose research with The Watkinson Library’s ornithology holdings will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or online exhibit. Independent scholars and artists are encouraged to apply. The Ostrom and Alice Talcott Enders Ornithology Collection (approx. 8,000 titles) at the Watkinson includes historic and contemporary works, such as Audubon's Birds of America and the first and third editions of Mark Catesby’s Natural History. The collection also includes manuscript holdings and original artwork related to birds.

Rolling applications accepted:

St. Mary's College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is hiring an outstanding instructor for a one-year, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies with social science emphasis to begin August 2023. This position is a sabbatical replacement.

Teaching responsibilities will include six courses over two semesters. The successful candidate will teach the following courses: Race and Place (1 section); Environmental Studies Junior Seminar, (3 sections of our required, interdisciplinary 3rd year seminar); and two environmental studies electives in their area of expertise (1 lower level and 1 upper level). Teaching materials will be provided for all courses but the two specialized electives.

Competitive candidates for the environmental studies position will have demonstrated excellence in offering student-centered instruction and a track record of centering equity and inclusion in their professional activities. We especially welcome candidates whose scholarly work and teaching praxis engages justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues through lens/es of: food systems; sustainability and resilience; environmental health; and social movements, citizen-science, or activism.

Applications are being accepted online at  Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair at

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 13, 2023. While the position will remain open until filled, for full consideration all application materials should be submitted by that date.

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:

Cambridge University Press new series Elements in Indigenous Environmental Research

Looking to publish a short book with CUP on ANY aspect of Indigenous Environmental Research? If so, get in touch with the editors of Cambridge University Press's new series Elements in Indigenous Environmental Research. Most of the Lead Editors are Indigenous, but not every contributor to the series need be. All thoughtful work that expands thinking on the main theme is welcome. A key aim of the series is to be both global in scope and highly interdisciplinary, covering a range of issues, including water politics, Indigenous geographies of health & disease, bioprospecting and resource extraction, methodologies and approaches, ecologies of sovereignty, climate justice and activism, geopolitics, and Indigenous territories, mobilities, migration and societal change.
Contact  or another editor as a first step.

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