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Sonoma State University - Dean, School of Social Sciences 

Sonoma State seeks a visionary and collaborative scholar leader to serve as Dean of the School of Social Sciences (SSS or the School). This is a distinctive opportunity to provide essential leadership at a public institution poised to become a national model for student success. SSU is located north of San Francisco in the heart of wine country and is the only public four-year university in the North Bay.

In support of the enduring legacy and mission of Sonoma State and the School of Social Sciences, the Dean will address a set of key opportunities and challenges, which are detailed further in this profile:

  • Provide intellectual and academic leadership, both internally and externally, for the social sciences and the institution.
  • Develop and articulate a compelling vision for the School that aligns with the SSU strategic plan;
  • Recruit, retain, and empower faculty and staff in support of student success and academic excellence;
  • Support student success and enrollment management to ensure SSU meets its graduation and retention goals for the Graduation Initiative 2025;
  • Manage and diversify revenue streams to grow resources and capacity;
  • Leverage the strengths of the School in prioritizing, embracing, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

The School of Social Sciences plays a distinctive role on campus. It is the largest school at SSU, with approximately 2,500 undergraduate students, 130 graduate students, and 131 faculty members. It encompasses 9 departments that offer 10 bachelor’s degrees, 10 minors, and 5 master’s degrees. Disciplines range from core social science fields, to various cross-disciplinary programs and programs with a professional emphasis. The School contributes to the political, economic, and cultural vibrancy of the university and the broader community through academic coursework, research, and community engagement. The School has a reputation as a regional center for active social change and human betterment, advocacy, and planning.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of materials is required.

The full job description and application process can be found here: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S6-802

New York University - Assistant/Associate Professor in Science Studies

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Science Studies to commence September 1, 2020. 

NYU seeks an interdisciplinary scholar in the humanities or social sciences with expertise in biology, medicine or science-related studies of the body. Candidates should be able to design and teach imaginative, innovative courses that elaborate and examine scientific questions in their historical and theoretical contexts, and will be interested in teaching non-specialists and well as those concentrating in scientific fields. A strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate programs of study is essential. Examples of disciplinary fields that would fit this position include History; History of Science; Science and Technology Studies; Feminism; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; Literature; Anthropology; Sociology; Geography; Visual Studies; and Environmental Studies. Applicants are eligible to apply for this position if they are recent PhD's, current assistant professors, or recently tenured Associate Professors.

All application materials must be submitted electronically.To apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/68171

For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at gallatin.hr@nyu.edu.

Deadline - Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Buffalo - Three Professors in Department of Environment and Sustainability

As part of a multi-year plan to hire six tenure-track faculty, the newly formed Department of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo seeks to hire three Assistant or Associate Professors for the 2020-2021 academic year.

In this round of hiring, we seek scholars with expertise in the economic, social, political, cultural, historical, psychological, and ecological aspects of environmental and sustainability issues. We are especially interested in scholars who study the macro structures that affect the sustainability of societies; the forces that shape the way individuals think and act; and the processes controlling coupled natural-human systems. 

Application materials should be submitted via UBJobs: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/21775.  Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2019.

University of Texas at Austin, Institute of Historical Residential Fellows, 2020-2021

“Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented"

The present climate crisis seems to confront us with a rupture with the past. What can historians offer in the face of scientists’ predictions of unprecedented warming and the breakdown of the planetary systems that have sustained civilizations? As anthropogenic climate change subverts the traditional timescale of historical consciousness, do old distinctions between human history and natural history collapse? Does this situation call for new forms of historical writing, or are traditional approaches as relevant as ever? For its 2020-21 theme, the Institute for Historical Studies calls for projects that grapple with the challenges that climate change presents to the discipline of history. 

Taking the category of “climate” in broad terms, we seek scholars whose work explores the historical and historiographic complexities of environmental breakdown. How have history and our understanding of the past shaped social responses––or failures to respond––to environmental concerns? How might social, political, economic, or cultural crises have unexpected historical connections to environmental change? Might we find precedents for the “unprecedented” by uncovering and analyzing the historical roots and analogues of contemporary climate change? For example, how have people understood, adapted to, and recovered from climate events and other environmental disruptions across different time periods and places around the world? Can history offer an alternative to visions of the future that appear to be determined by prevailing climate models, and help provide us with new ways of understanding human agency, adaptability, and resilience? 

We invite proposals of historical projects that engage these and other questions, in all time periods and all parts of the world. For more information about the institute's fellowship and application process, please visit: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/fellowships/resident-fellows.php

Application deadline: January 15, 2020.

University of Oslo - PhD Studentship in 20th-Century American Studies/American History

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) within 20th-Century American Studies/American History is available in the Department of Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo (UiO).

The candidate will specialize in a relevant aspect of modern American religious history/culture or American religion and environmental history. The applicant must present an independent subproject that lies within the scope of the above. This subproject should be within American Studies or American History, focusing on the 20th century. The project will be supervised by professor Randall J. Stephens.

Salary NOK 479,600 – 523,200 per annum depending on qualifications

Application deadline: 31 January 2020. Expected start date is 1 August 2020.

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College of the Holy Cross - Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowship (2020-2022) to begin August 2020. A recent Ph.D. with a strong emphasis in environmental studies within the humanities, arts, and social sciences is required. A Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies is preferred. Scholars whose work addresses one or more of the following issues will be of particular interest: environmental racism, social and economic justice, globalism, urban nature, environmentally displaced communities.

The fellow will teach three courses per year (2-1 or 1-2), including Environmental Perspectives, an introduction to Environmental Studies. The appointment includes a competitive salary and full benefits. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, one sample syllabus of a course you have taught or would like to teach in this position, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/72278.

For full consideration, please apply by January 18, 2020. Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Sarah Luria, Director, Environmental Studies Program, sluria@holycross.edu 

University of Oregon, Center for Environmental Humanities - Mellon Visiting Scholar in the Environmental Humanities 

With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures invites applications for a fall-term Mellon Visiting Scholar position in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 15 through December 15,2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from any perspective in the humanities or allied fields (for example ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, the arts, and/or race; animal studies; indigenous studies, environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; environmental history, cultural geography; anthropology, or sociology). The fellow will offer a public lecture, attend regular Center research colloquia, and pursue independent research and writing. Candidates must be at least five years beyond the PhD. Independent scholars are welcome.

The stipend of $39,000 may be used to supplement a sabbatical or support the fellow’s expenses while at the University of Oregon. Relocation expenses of up to $2,000 are also available. No other benefits are provided.

Full description can be found here; https://cef.uoregon.edu/funding/center-for-environmental-futures-mellon-visiting-scholar-in-the-environmental-humanities/  

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.

Inquiries about the search may be sent to amildrex@uoregon.edu.

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