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To submit info on positions related to environmental history, contact david.spatz@aseh.org.
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University of California Berkeley - Assistant Professor Environmental History - Department of History

The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History. The position is defined as Environmental History, including histories of how people have interacted with, represented, thought about, and changed and/or been changed by the biophysical places, biomes, and/or earth systems of which they have been a part. We welcome applications from candidates in all fields, areas, and periods of Environmental History. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600.00-$97,200.00. Basic qualifications (required at time of application): PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4587852


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/.


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

Carnegie Mellon University - Assistant Teaching Professor in Environmental Humanities (Teaching Track)

Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, home of the undergraduate interdisciplinary Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, invites applications for a full-time teaching-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities. We welcome applications from Humanities-centric teachers and scholars with a range of disciplinary backgrounds. A successful candidate will advise undergraduates on interdisciplinary pathways for completion of the Minor or Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. A normal teaching load for teaching-track faculty would be 3/2. For this position, approximately 1 course per semester is replaced with one-on-one advising of students in the program. The program includes a Minor and an Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Thus, the candidate will teach courses on a 2 + 1 / 1 + 1 semester load: 3 courses per year, plus the equivalent of 2 courses in advising per year. The Teaching Track at Carnegie Mellon is a career-oriented, non-tenure, faculty track with renewable fixed terms and opportunities for promotion from Assistant to Associate and ultimately Full Teaching Professor. This position emphasizes teaching, curriculum development, and supervising student projects. Scholarship is expected with recognized contributions either to pedagogy or disciplinary research. Carnegie Mellon values teaching and provides excellent resources to help you develop, implement, and assess educational innovations. The candidate must receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of college-level teaching experience. Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 6, 2023. Review of applications will commence immediately. Please contact ess-search@andrew.cmu.edu if you have any questions.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/131925

Deadline: November 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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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