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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.

Call for Papers – 2024 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (founded in 1976) is pleased to announce the subject of its 2024 gathering, Into the Woods: New England Forests in Fact and Imagination, to be held at Historic Deerfield June 28-29, 2024.  

The annual Dublin Seminar is a meeting place where scholars of all kinds—academics, students, museum and library professionals, artisans and craftspeople, educators, preservationists, and committed avocational researchers—join in deep conversation around a focused theme in New England history, pooling their knowledge and exchanging ideas, sources, and methods in a thought-provoking forum.

The 2024 Seminar invites proposals for papers and presentations that address the rich and varied histories of the relationship between the peoples of New England and adjacent areas and their forests. Full Call for Papers.

To submit a proposal, please email (as a single attachment, in MS Word or as a PDF, labeled LASTNAME.DubSem2024) a one-page prospectus that describes the paper and the archival, material, or visual sources on which it is grounded, followed by a one-page vita or biography. Email proposal to: Deadline: Noon EST Monday, February 19, 2024. For more information on the Dublin Seminar, see

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

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) - Two Research Assistants

The Department “Knowledge Systems and Collective Life,” led by Dr. Etienne Benson, seeks to appoint a Research Scholar for three years, with employment contract, TVöD pay scales (up to level E14), and a Postdoctoral Scholar for two years, with employment contract, TVöD pay scales (up to level E13) starting on September 1, 2024

The newly appointed colleague will join the team of Department II. The department’s research focuses on the co-constitutive relationship between knowledge systems and forms of collective life in both the past and the present. We are particularly interested in scholarship that foregrounds neglected histories, traces cross-cultural connections, engages with diverse publics, expands the boundaries of the political, challenges conventional definitions of science and technology, critically reflects on its own ethical and conceptual commitments, and experiments with new methods and media. 

Please submit your application in English with complete documents, preferably without a photograph, through our application portal. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a research proposal (1,000 words maximum including notes), writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and contact information for two scholars who could submit letters of recommendation if requested.

Research Scholar:

Postdoctoral Scholar:

Applications must be received by January 15, 2024 (23:59 CET). Please note that we can only accept electronic applications submitted through the portal.  For any questions about the position or the application process, contact Dr. Kerstin Hinrichsen (

Five International Postdocs, Project length: 48 months, Theme: Interdisciplinary and environmentally focused study of authoritarian regimes, University of Ostrava, Czechia

Thanks to the financial support from the EU and the Ministry of the Environment for five years during 2024–2028, the Center for Economic and Social History at the University of Ostrava, Czechia, is looking for four-year-long postdoc projects; all together, there are five available posts in the team, with the following focus: interdisciplinary environmental-, technological-, economic-, and social history of authoritarian regimes with a focus on modern Eastern-, Southeastern-, and Southern Europe.

Researcher I is suitable for colleagues with relatively fresh PhDs, and Researcher II. is great for colleagues with more than three years of postdoc experience. Our team cultivates a collective and strongly collaborative, friendly approach and aims to build a laboratory for not only a few years but for a longer period of time. 

Thanks to the substantial funding, we offer relatively competitive salaries, especially when compared to local costs, and stability for four years, with the possibility of extension. 

The University of Ostrava is one of the youngest universities in Central Europe. The Ostrava metropolitan area is home to 1.2 million residents and was one of the most important industrial and coal mining regions of the Habsburg Empire and the socialist bloc. It is located three to four hours by train from Vienna, Prague and Warsaw.

The current call's deadline is January 25, 2024, with a possible start in spring or summer 2024. Please feel free to contact us for details via:

Links to the calls:

Researcher II.

Researcher I.

Georgia Tech - Two Assistant Professor Positions in History/Sociology of Science, Technology, or Medicine

The School of History and Sociology ( at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, one in the History of Science, Technology, or Medicine and a second in the Sociology of Science, Technology, or Medicine. We seek candidates with expertise in twentieth and/or twenty-first century science, technology, or medicine. The further area of specialization is open; applicants with expertise in the mind and brain sciences or computer technologies, AI, and data sciences are encouraged. Candidates are expected to possess an established research trajectory that fits with the mission of the School of History and Sociology and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students. The expected starting date for successful candidates is August 1, 2024. A PhD in history, sociology, STS, or related field at the time of appointment is required. For further details and information on how to apply, see (Job ID: 266473). Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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

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:

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 Review of applications will begin October 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. 

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:

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 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 The review of applications will begin on October 13, 2023 For more information on the position, please visit: 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  or another editor as a first step.

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