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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.


The Ohio State University – Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Race, Justice, and the Built Environment

The Knowlton School’s Landscape Architecture Section invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates working at the scale of urban design under the broad umbrella of race, justice, and the built environment, and at the intersection of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning. This hire is part of the multidisciplinary cluster focused on race and the built environment and will be conducted in tandem with the History of Art Department.  Teaching responsibilities for this position include urban design studios, research seminars, and a new, interdisciplinary General Education course in the category of “Citizenship for a Just and Sustainable World.”

Applications must demonstrate a record of engagement at the intersection of landscape architecture, architecture and/or planning and/or design practice foregrounding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the city, as well as public service related to this expertise. Applicants must hold a terminal degree in their primary discipline (Masters or PhD). Terminal degree must be completed by the time of appointment. Experience in teaching, interdisciplinary and collaborative engagement is desirable but not required.

To learn more and apply, please visit: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Tenure-Track-Faculty-Position--Assistant-Professor_R63101

Application Review will start evaluating applications on January 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


David and Norma Karr Fellowship on Environmental Activism and the Built Environment - University of Oregon’s Special Collections and University Archives

The environmental activism collections are heavily requested holdings, and they are regularly used by a variety of researchers, including, but not limited to, students, faculty, historians, geographers, documentary filmmakers, and journalists. These impressive archival holdings offer insight into the variety and complexity of the environmental movement and its influence on contemporary American culture. In addition, they demonstrate the broad range of interests and activities within the environmental movement at both the local and national level such as the preservation of endangered tracts of land and timber, pollution, public health, and the protection of the oceans, wildlife, and indigenous populations.

Likewise, Special Collections holds more than 40 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment. These records span more than a century, 1890-2020, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, models, and artifacts. Though the archives' primary focus is the Pacific Northwest, designers, and projects from throughout the United States and the world are found in the collections.

The fellowship is offered in the amount of $1,500, to support study in the UO Special Collections. Awards may be used to defray travel expenses, living expenses, or research costs. It is assumed that the recipient of the award will be in residence for a period sufficient to complete a significant amount of their research.

More information about the fellowship is here: https://library.uoregon.edu/special-collections/fellowships/david-and-norma-karr-fellowship-environmental-activism-and-built-environment

Deadline January 6, 2023.


George Mason University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Conflict Resolution

George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Department of History and Art History invite applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Conflict Resolution. Our two units are collaborating on this hire based on the belief that training students in environmental history will provide them with unique insights into present-day social and political conflicts. The geographical field is open, with a preference for scholars whose research interests lie in the 19th century through the present.

While this position is situated within the History and Art History Department and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the successful candidate will be well positioned to contributed to the work of many other programs and centers at Mason. Their teaching will support, for example, a new concentration in the Global Affairs major, “The Environment and Global Health”; the “Energy and Sustainability” concentration within our Masters of Arts in Individualized Study; and the new B.A. degree, “Environmental and Sustainability Studies.” They will also be free to pursue research collaboration with units such as the Institute for a Sustainable Earth, Center for Resilient and Sustainability Communities, Environmental Science and Technology Center, and the Center for Climate Change Communication.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6503Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, a letter of application, CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university’s mission as a diverse public university.

Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. If anyone has any questions about the position, they can contact the search chair, Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse, at jritterh@gmu.edu.


Duke University - Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Environmental History

The Department of History at Duke University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in environmental history, period and region open, to begin on July 1, 2023. The Department especially seeks candidates whose interdisciplinary research and teaching can relate to historical questions of environmental justice, broadly defined.

Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a chapter-length writing sample along with three letters of recommendation via the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23439

Applications received by December 4, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina.


University of Colorado at Boulder – Center of the American West

3 Opportunities for Professional Development in Applied History with Patty Limerick

1: Rosenbloom Scholars – Receive 3 hours assistance with dissertation prospectus writing and receive a $350.00 stipend

2: Summer Workshops – Build skills, grow your network, and immerse in Western issues and receive a $1,200 stipend

3: Skills Repurposing – Engage wider audiences in historical reflection of your scholarly work and receive a $750 stipend 

Through a series of conversations, workshops, networking events, summer programs and Zoom meetings, graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with practical skills. Under the guidance of leaders in the field of Applied History, participants will craft responses to recurring issues in the American West, including major environmental problems, political representation, and issues of race, culture and gender to name a few.

For more information refer to these programs on our website: https://www.colorado.edu/center/west/applied-history


St. Mary's College of Maryland - Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is excited to recruit two (2) tenure track assistant professors to begin August 2023 to expand our interdisciplinary academic offerings in the environment and deepen our commitment to the broad theme of critical climate studies. We are eager to find creative and committed new colleagues who think across disciplinary boundaries using theoretical, applied, and/or community-based approaches to address environmental challenges. 


While specialization is open for both positions, competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusionary practices of Environmental Studies through experiential, high-impact pedagogy, mentoring, and program development.


Note that applications are being accepted online at two separate accounts: 

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Science Specialty) https://apply.interfolio.com/112030 - Natural scientists who hold a Ph.D in a relevant discipline are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates whose scholarly work and teaching praxis engages climate issues through lens/es of: conservation and restoration ecology; monitoring and assessment; climate change impacts; natural resources planning and resilience. Experience using geospatial techniques for a variety of environmental science applications is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in quantitative ecological analysis (e.g. R) or the ability to leverage data science, data analytics, or big data. 

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Ross Fellow) https://apply.interfolio.com/112034 Environmental humanists and interdisciplinary scholars are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates whose scholarly or creative work  and teaching praxis engages climate issues through lens/es of: food systems; sustainability and resilience; carbon accounting; environmental humanities  including but not limited to arts, design, communication, and storytelling; environmental health; social movements, citizen-science and activism; or environmental education. This Environmental Studies position is part of a cluster hire designed to increase the diversity of SMCM faculty. In addition to negotiated startup funds, new faculty in this cluster hire cohort will be supported by research funds up to $5000 in the first two years, paid professional development opportunities, individualized strategic mentoring, campus and community onboarding, and a dedicated steering committee to oversee the long-term success of the initiative and its participants.


Review of applications begins on October 1, 2022 and will continue until positions are filled. 


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Environmental Studies Lecturer

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seeks applicants for an Environmental Studies lecturer in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) beginning in the fall of the 2023-2024 academic year. The department is seeking a teacher who can contribute to high-quality undergraduate education. The selected candidate would be expected to teach 8 courses per year and to participate in department and college meetings, events, select committees, and potential administrative service activities. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity. You can contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jessica Pardee, at jwpgss@rit.edu for additional information or with questions on the position. Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 7446BR. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/ 

Deadline: For best consideration, complete applications must be received by January 17, 2023, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Linda Hall Library - Residential and Virtual Fellowships

The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 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 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.

The Library is also offering several fellowships intended for specific groups of researchers, including:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship (9 months, postdoctoral)
  • The History of Science and Medicine Fellowship (1 month, doctoral)
  • The Pearson Fellowship in Aerospace History (Up to 2 months, postdoctoral)
  • The Presidential Fellowship in Bibliography (Up to 4 months, postdoctoral)
  • The Ukraine Fellowship (Up to 2 months, doctoral/postdoctoral, Ukrainian citizens only)

All application materials are due no later than January 20, 2023. For further information, visit the Fellowships page on our website or e-mail fellowships@lindahall.org.


Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship In the History of Meteorology - University of Oklahoma

Thanks to a generous gift, the Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine of the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Taylor-Wei Dissertation Fellowship. This award, named in honor of the scientific achievements of Dr. Ronald C. Taylor and Dr. Ming-Ying Wei, consists of a $25,000 stipend for one year of research and writing on any topic related to the history of meteorology, climate science, and/or technologies related to those fields, broadly construed. We are interested in supporting social and cultural approaches to weather and climate as well as more technically-focused work. 

Graduate students from any institution are encouraged to apply. Opportunities will be available for the recipient to take advantage of the unique resources at OU, such as the National Weather Center and associated laboratories and the exceptional History of Science Collections, but there is no residence requirement.

Applicants should submit by January 15, 2023 a cv, a proposal of no more than 2500 words, including notes, that outlines the dissertation project and how it would benefit from the award, and a letter of recommendation (submitted separately) from the applicant’s doctoral committee chair or advisor. As the recipient must be ABD by the beginning of the award period, this letter should note when the student passed or is scheduled to take his/her general exams. Application materials should be submitted by email to Professor Hunter Heyck: hheyck@ou.edu We are more than happy to respond to questions from applicants or advisers.


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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