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Pitzer College - Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change

The Visiting Junior Scholars Program at Pitzer College seeks to recruit a scholar of special promise or distinction at an early career stage for a 2-year position. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum.

The expected start date is July 1, 2022. Full description and application portal here:

Columbia University Climate School - Open-rank Associate in Discipline/Lecturer in Discipline/Senior Lecturer in Climate and Environmental Justice

The Columbia Climate School (CCS) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable position of Associate in Discipline/Lecturer in Discipline/Senior Lecturer in Discipline in the field of Climate and Environmental Justice to begin July 1, 2022.

Please visit our online application site at: for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Screening of the candidates will begin immediately, and the search will remain open for at least 30 days from the day of posting and continue until filled.

For further information, please contact Hande Mutlu-Eren, Senior Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, at

Call for Papers: History of NASA and the Environment Symposium

Date: September 29-30, 2022
Location: Georgetown University/Hybrid
Organizers: NASA, Georgetown University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Conference Description: To more critically analyze the historical connection between NASA and the environment, the NASA History Office and Georgetown University invite proposals for papers to be presented at a two-day symposium, from September 29-30, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.  Diverse scholars at every seniority level are encouraged to apply, and the organizers are pleased to provide funding for hotel accommodations for two nights near the university. 

Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to the following:

  • NASA and the Environmental Movement
  • NASA and Environmental Justice/Inequality
  • International Collaboration/Global Environment
  • Space Exploration and Human Health/Biology
  • NASA Responses to Environmental Changes on Earth and in Space
  • Cultural Histories of NASA and the Environment
  • Earth and Space Photography/Art
  • Earth Observing Technologies
  • NASA and Climate Change Science
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Orbital Debris/Space Junk

Submission Procedures:
If you wish to present a paper or have questions, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words and a short biography or curriculum vita, including affiliation by July 1, 2022 to: 

Dr. Brian C. Odom, NASA
Dr. Dagomar Degroot, Georgetown University
Dr. Neil Maher, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference, October 28-30, 2022

The 7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference seeks to enhance awareness, enrich knowledge, and generate recognition of the diverse and complex heritage of the Eastern Sierra region. We are seeking presentations on the history and culture of the Eastern Sierra, the contiguous geographic areas of Inyo and Mono counties and nearby deserts, along with research that may have taken place outside of the region but is related to the history of the area. Selected presenters will have their papers published in the Eastern Sierra History Journal, a digital publication that is sponsored by ESIA and the Claremont Colleges.

This event will be a hybrid format, meaning attendees and speakers will be able to join us in person or virtually. The Conference will feature keynote speakers in the morning of Friday and Saturday. The morning session presenters will have 40 minutes to speak with 10 minutes for discussion. Afternoon session presenters will have 30 minutes to present with 10 minutes for discussion. Breakfast, lunch and light refreshments at breaks will be provided along with a dinner on Saturday evening for all speakers and conference attendees. ESIA will sell relevant books during the conference.

Please submit a maximum 250 words abstract along with a brief biographical statement to Jeff Gabriel, Executive Director, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, by Tuesday, May 31, 2021.

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