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Beekman Professorship in Pacific and Northwest History - University of Oregon
The Department of History at the University of Oregon seeks to hire an advanced associate or full professor specializing in the history of the American West—broadly defined—to hold the Beekman Professorship in Pacific and Northwest History. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of high-quality scholarship and student-centered teaching, and will be prepared to mentor our diverse and dynamic PhD, MA, and undergraduate students. The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and community engagement foreground histories of indigeneity, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Engagement with the department’s other core strengths in environmental history, Asian/Pacific history, and the history of knowledge and ideas is also welcome. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute to the achievement of this goal.
The incoming Beekman Professor will engage with a growing Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) community on campus. Situated on the traditional homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya people, UO is an emerging center for NAIS comprised of over 40 Indigenous and allied faculty and staff across campus, a strong Native American Student Union, and a tightly knit Longhouse community that advances Indigenous strategic initiatives on campus. In addition to longstanding programs including the Northwest Indian Language Institute, the Tribal Climate Change Project, the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples lecture series, and the Honoring Tribal Legacies initiative, the past decade has seen the implementation of a Native American and Indigenous Studies undergraduate minor; a tribal liaison position; dedicated recruitment, retention, and advising officers; the NAIS Academic Residential Community; the Indigenous Pre-College Academy Summer Bridge Program; and Illioo Native Theater. Fueled by this growth, UO will launch a NAIS undergraduate major in fall 2021 while also investing in a multi-position NAIS hiring initiative involving the History, Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, and Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies departments.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by January 3, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants can apply for the position listed on the UO Human Resources Current Career Opportunities: Associate/ Full Professor of History (uoregon.edu)
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Environmental Humanities - Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) at the University of Oregon
The Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) at the University of Oregon seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Environmental Humanities and allied fields with a scholarly focus in the Pacific Northwest region, including northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska, beginning in Fall 2022. The University of Oregon has recently created the Just Futures Institute with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Just Futures Institute (JFI) seeks to foster deeper understandings of the connections between environmental justice, climate change, and racial justice in the Pacific Northwest. This postdoctoral position will help advance the mission of JFI.
Scholars working on any dimension of the Environmental Humanities and allied fields with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region will be considered. We especially welcome applicants who focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American, or Pacific Islander communities from any disciplinary perspective related to the Environmental Humanities and allied fields. We encourage those engaged in interdisciplinary approaches to climate and racial justice, including those who draw on the natural and social sciences, planning and policy, arts and design, and/or law. In addition to developing and disseminating their own scholarship, the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to make a public presentation, attend all of CEF’s monthly gatherings (“Interdisciplinarity 101”), and make a presentation at one of those gatherings.
Deadline for applications: December 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled
For application information, please see: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528448/postdoctoral-scholar
Assistant Professor - Bates College Program in Environmental Studies
The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies invites interdisciplinary scholars to apply for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position centered on climate justice, broadly conceived, beginning August, 2022. Scholars and artists trained in any relevant social science or humanities discipline are welcome to apply. We are especially interested in individuals comfortable working outside of narrow disciplinary silos.
Review of applications begins on January 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor for Native North American History – Old Dominion University, History Department
The History Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in July 2022, with research concentration in Native North American History and a preference for expertise in Environmental History. Field of specialization is open; applicants who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in interethnic studies and are interested in community outreach are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate ability to teach a United States survey course, undergraduate courses on Early and Revolutionary North America, and undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise. Ph.D. in history or a related field (such as American Studies or Native American Studies) is required by the time of appointment. Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (these references will be contacted to submit a recommendation letter upon submitting the application). Review of applications will be January 7, 2022, and the posting will remain open until filled.
For more information and to apply, please see https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14325.
Linda Hall Library, 2022-23 Fellowships
The Linda Hall Library invites doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and independent researchers to apply for its 2022-23 fellowships in the history of science and related areas of science and technology studies, including environmental history. The Library is offering both residential fellowships, which support scholars who travel to Kansas City to conduct research, and virtual fellowships, which support researchers working remotely using our digital collections. Fellowship funding is offered at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral scholars.
Assistant Professor African American History - Weber State University
The Department of History at Weber State University invites applications for an Historian of African American History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2022. Period of specialization open. The teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will be required to teach introductory level courses in U.S. History such as The Black Experience, The Latinx Experience, The LGBTQ Experience, and the U.S. History survey. Candidates will also be required to teach upper division courses in African American History and their area of specialization.
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply: https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/15384.
University of Toronto Scarborough - Two Director & Associate Professor/Professor positions
Deadline for applications for both is February 25, 2022.