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

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, although the committee may also consider a more senior appointment. Candidates should be creative emerging researchers who have demonstrated an innovative historical approach to narrating and theorizing familiar and/or previously overlooked objects, subjects, topics, and themes within or beyond the traditional bounds of art-, architectural-, urban-, design- or landscape-history. The candidate will be expected to make substantial scholarly contributions to the field while at the same time continuing to define it with respect to past and future possibilities and practices within landscape architecture. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2021.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Harvard Academic Positions website: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10381

Non-U.S. Environmental History - University of Iowa

The History Department at The University of Iowa invites applications for a position in non-U.S. environmental history at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.  The department seeks candidates with research interests in environmental history focused on regions outside the United States.  The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in research and scholarship in environmental history, be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both environmental history and their regional specialization, and be prepared to engage the programmatic missions of the department.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or related field in hand  by August 15, 2022.  Screening will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until an offer is made.  For a full description, see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74204#.

Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor in Science, Technology and Society (STS) - NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor in Science, Technology and Society (STS). We invite applications from candidates in any field of the humanities with broad teaching interests in STS. This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty (FTCC) position. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in September 2022. Candidates will have a teaching load of 2/2, with classes serving the STS component of the core curriculum and the Humanities degree at NYU Shanghai. Typical appointments are on 3-year terms. While we seek applications from candidates with an active research profile, successful candidates will be hired on the basis of teaching and service. 

Applications will be accepted until 1 November 2021. For more information and to apply, follow this link: apply.interfolio.com/94937. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. 

Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor, Climate Change, Colonialism, and Displacement - Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service invites applications for a Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and tenure-line Assistant Professor position. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who is working at the intersection of climate change, colonialism, and displacement, broadly approaches climate change in relation to colonial extraction and expropriation in the context of the Global South, and who uses innovative methods to engage in scholarship on displacement and migration with attention to racialization and border regimes. Applicants are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and fields including, but not limited to, anthropology, geography, history, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, and environmental humanities. The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track and will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, devoting their full-time efforts to building their research program. After the first year, the Fellow will then begin as a tenure-line Assistant Professor, with a 2-2 teaching load. Applications for this position must be made by November 19, 2021 via Georgetown’s online application management system at http://apply.interfolio.com/96446. Questions about the position can be directed to Carol A. Benedict (benedicc@georgetown.edu).

20th Century United States Religious History - The Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State Department of History, home to the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South and the editorial headquarters of Environmental History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 20th Century United States Religious History, beginning August 16, 2022. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s vibrant intellectual life is especially favored. 

A Ph.D. in history with a specialty in 20th Century United States Religion at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.

All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact. Applications will be scrutinized after November 20.

Contact aimarcus@history.msstate.edu with any questions.

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Social Equity and Justice - Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental and social equity and justice to begin Fall 2022. The search is open to candidates working in any discipline or area of environmental and social equity and justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with an emphasis on humanistic perspectives. Areas of specialty are open but could include: environmental art, history, or literature; ecocriticism; ethics; religion and ecology; queer ecologies and ecofeminism; post-colonial environmentalism and indigenous studies; climate or health justice; just sustainabilities or futures; or other areas. The successful candidate will have: a strong interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and research; a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion; and a commitment to undergraduate, liberal-arts education. The hired applicant will be expected to employ interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches in teaching and in an active research program that ideally involves undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in teaching introductory and capstone courses as well as development and teaching of intermediate and advanced courses in the field. A Ph.D. is required (we will consider A.B.D. candidates also), and post-doctoral research, teaching, or mentoring experience is helpful. Teaching load is 2/2; salary is competitive.

Please submit a letter of application, a C.V., and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Review of applications will begin on Friday October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Two Research Assistants (3 years), University of Vienna – Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World

Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World” is a 3-year project, directed by Dr. Tatiana Konrad at the University of Vienna and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The project explores how, through the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the ways we understand air, giving it agency as a visible, existent, and vital substance. These new meanings of air and their crucial contribution to the environmental humanities are the primary concerns of this project. The project employs perspectives from environmental and medical humanities, literary and cultural studies, race studies, and history.

Two research assistants (research foci: environmental humanities and medical humanities) to be employed for 3 years at the University of Vienna (Austria) as pre- docs (PhD students).

The application deadline is November 5, 2021.

The project starts on February 1, 2022.

More information on the application process can be found here:

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Assistant Professor of Environmental History - Vanderbilt University

The Department of History at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental history, defined broadly to include, but not limited to, histories of environment or climate; the development of the environmental sciences; race and environmental justice; economic, legal and policy histories of environmental regulation; and indigenous and/or non-western societies’ environmental practices.

The candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the new Climate Studies major, which is part of a group of broad initiatives on climate change across the university. The position will be housed in the Department of History, and half of the teaching will be courses that count toward the Climate Studies major.

To be considered, please submit your application by October 30, 2021. 

For more information and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/94543

Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies - Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2022. Applications are invited from scholars and artists working on the social, political, and ethical dimensions of climate science and climate solutions. Topics of particular interest include Indigenous knowledge, climate justice, and citizen science. We seek applicants whose methods draw from fields in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including, but not limited to anthropology, art, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MFA by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching.  Applications must be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19934. Preference  will be given to applications received by Nov. 30, 2021. Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: vhamilton@hmc.edu.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies-Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

The Department of Environmental Studies is seeking an interdisciplinary teacher/scholar with a background in environmental history and/or environmental literature for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor (two-year appointment), beginning August 2022. The teaching load is four classes per semester and the successful candidate will teach core courses for the major in environmental history and environmental literature as well as introductory courses for non-majors that contribute to the college’s general education program. We seek a colleague who practices inclusive and engaged pedagogy to teach classes, lead field trips, and engage with our local community. A strong interest in Florida’s natural environment is a plus. For more info, please visit: https://jobs.rollins.edu/en-us/job/493215/visiting-assistant-professor-environmental-studies

Applications are due by December 15, 2021, and a review of applications will follow.

Assistant Professor for Native North American History – Old Dominion University, History Department

The History Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2022, with research concentration in Native North American History and a preference for expertise in Environmental History. Field of specialization is open; applicants who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in interethnic studies and are interested in community outreach are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate ability to teach a United States survey course, undergraduate courses on Early and Revolutionary North America, and undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise. Ph.D. in history or a related field (such as American Studies or Native American Studies) is required by the time of appointment. Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (these references will be contacted to submit a recommendation letter upon submitting the application). Review of applications will be January 7, 2022, and the posting will remain open until filled.

For more information and to apply, please see https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14325.

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