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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.

University of Northern British Columbia - Assistant Professor Environmental History - Department of History, Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of History at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a proposed starting date of July 1, 2024. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship. The Department is seeking a scholar with a specialization in Environmental History. The geographic, thematic, and temporal field is open. Applicants should have a completed PhD by the time of employment, an established program of research, and a record of teaching excellence and success. The annual salary range for this position is expected to be from $84,637 to $122,736.

For information including application instructions, please see the below link to the job posting.

https://www2.unbc.ca/79306/assistant-professor


Carleton College - Program Director, Professor of Environmental Studies

Sustainability and environmental justice are core values of Carleton College. Our efforts to live fully into these values will mean that enhancing the Environmental Studies Program will be central to our next strategic plan. In this light, the Environmental Studies Program at Carleton College invites applications for a program director and tenured professor in Environmental Justice to begin September 1, 2024. We are particularly interested in scholars who utilize interdisciplinary research methodologies that combine humanistic, social science, and scientific approaches in their work and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses focused on the United States with interests that also reach beyond the US in comparative, thematic, or global contexts. We welcome applications from all disciplines that contribute to the field of environmental justice. We are a community of scholars committed to the goals of excellence in undergraduate education, research, collegiality, and in building a more socially just, diverse, inclusive, and equitable society in all of our endeavors. We seek candidates who share these values and commitments.  We are developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information about the Environmental Studies Program, please visit https://www.carleton.edu/environmental-studies/.

Linda Hall Library Research Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2024-25 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related humanities fields with financial support to explore the Library’s outstanding science and engineering collections. Fellows also participate in a dynamic intellectual community alongside in-house experts and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

The Library will once again be offering residential fellowships to support on-site research in Kansas City, as well as virtual fellowships for scholars working remotely using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Applicants may request up to four months of funding at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers.

All application materials are due no later than January 19, 2024. For further information, visit the Fellowships page on our website or e-mail fellowships@lindahall.org.


New York University - Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for one year in the History of Science and Technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year. The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2024, will include a $62,500 annual stipend, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation. The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City. The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), a sample or samples of writing (i.e., article or book chapter), and two course proposals. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the application process.

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit:

http://apply.interfolio.com/134228

Evaluation of application materials will begin November 17, 2023.


University of Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor of Environmental History


The Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental history, at the rank of assistant professor. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work engages with the effects of natural, built, and social environments on health, and with the health-related dimensions of environmental science in its various manifestations. Strong candidates will have the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, direct undergraduate and graduate research, and mentor and support a diverse student body. They will have demonstrated strong research potential, and they will have a teaching portfolio relevant to our departmental priorities, including environmental history and the relationships between environments and health. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024, by which time the successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD. Applications including a cover letter, CV, names and email addresses of three recommenders, writing sample (no more than 10,000 words), and teaching statement, should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/130485. Review of applications will begin October 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. 


University of Pennsylvania: Weitzman School of Design - Assistant or Associate Professor, History and Theory of Landscape Architecture


The Department of Landscape Architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, welcomes highly qualified individuals to apply for an Assistant or Associate Professor position to offer graduate-level instruction in the area of the history and theory of landscape architecture. Scholars whose research and teaching addresses the topics of landscape and the environment though urban histories and ecologies; the histories of race, ethnicity, and colonialism as they relate to the landscape; the history of the natural sciences; emergent histories of plant humanities; circular ecologies and discard studies; the histories of gender, labor, and the environment; and/or the complexities of cultural landscapes are particularly welcome to apply.

For information and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/128595

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on July 1, 2024, and the selected candidate is expected to begin teaching in fall 2024.

Questions should be directed to Eric Baratta, Assistant Director of Administration / Department Coordinator, Landscape Architecture, at: landarch@design.upenn.edu

State University of New York at Old Westbury - Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies

The Department of History and Philosophy at SUNY Old Westbury seeks an Assistant Professor, tenure track, starting Fall 2024. Candidates should be ABD or have an awarded Ph.D. with a specialization in Geography, Environmental History or a closely allied environmental social science. Regional specialization is open but strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in the environmental history or geography of regions outside of the U.S. Transregional approaches are particularly encouraged. Ability to teach multidisciplinary courses in Environmental Studies (particularly the environmental humanities and social sciences) is required. Ability to teach courses in the candidate’s discipline and/or region of specialization is also expected.

Application deadline: November 30, 2023

To view the full position announcement and to apply online, please visit: https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=168052

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:

https://www.trincoll.edu/lits/watkinson/opportunities/


University of Vermont - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Global Environmental History

The University of Vermont’s Department of History in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track member in Global Environmental History, at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Period and area of specialization are open. Candidates should hold a PhD in history or be an advanced ABD in History.  Opportunities to participate in a range of interdisciplinary programs exist at the University of Vermont, depending on the successful candidate’s research and teaching interests. The position will start in Fall of 2024. The successful candidate will possess an ability to develop a vigorous research agenda and to publish in peer-reviewed journals and author historical monographs. The successful applicant may also pursue other forms of scholarship including digital scholarship and public history projects. Engaging classroom practices that excite and inspire students in the study of history, as well as the ability to teach courses at the introductory (including the Global Environmental History survey) and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, are also expected. Our institution is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The College of Arts & Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence; more information can be found at www.uvm.edu/cas.The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All  qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. Candidates are asked to apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. The review of applications will begin on October 13, 2023 For more information on the position, please visit: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/64811 where candidates may view the full job ad and apply for the position.


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 Joy.porter@hull.ac.uk  or another editor as a first step.

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