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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.


Visiting Assistant Professor - Grand Valley State University

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in an interdisciplinary program beginning August 2021. The successful applicant will teach 4 courses each semester including an introductory course in the interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Studies major, an intermediate-level course in Principles of Sustainability. Other courses are possible depending on the expertise of the successful candidate. 

The review process will begin May 18th and continue until a candidate is found. For more information and to apply, visit jobs.gvsu.edu .


Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in Environmental Humanities, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

The Environmental Programs at Lafayette College invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Humanities beginning July 1, 2021. The successful applicant will teach a 3-3 load including an introductory course in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, one intermediate-level course in Environmental Justice, a second intermediate level-course (e.g., in Environmental Literature, Indigenous Studies, Global Ecologies), and one advanced course in his or her area of expertise.

The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 15th, 2021.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, vita, college and graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference via the interfolio interface: apply.interfolio.com/82925 Please direct any questions to search committee chair, Megan Rothenberger, rothenbm@lafayette.edu.  

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. 


CALL FOR PAPERS (REVISED): “Environmental Justice in North America” 

Chapter proposals on select topics (listed below in bold) are invited for inclusion in Routledge’s “Environmental Justice in North America” volume.  The volume will serve as a required or supplementary textbook in BA/MA courses on American, North American, and Global environmental history, Indigenous studies, environmental studies, sustainability studies, peace and justice studies, and Race/Ethnic studies.  It will offer instructors and students a range of accessible essays offering an historical overview of key events, issues, and movements on each subject which will illuminate the challenges of confronting environmental racism, environmental classism, and climate change, written by a set of authors that reflects the diversity of communities examined in the book. 

Each chapter will be roughly 9-10k words (including notes and selected bibliography); provide a comprehensive survey of the diverse peoples and issues related to the chapter topic; and include one or two primary documents; and  

Contributors will receive (per Routledge’s policy) 2 copies of the volume: a hardback and either a paperback or E-book version; royalties will be donated to North American environmental justice/climate justice organizations featured in the book. 

Interested authors should send a short abstract (roughly 250 words) of the proposed chapter and a short version c.v. to Dr. Paul C. Rosier (paul.rosier@villanova.edu) by July 15, 2021.  Chapter drafts will be due by July 15, 2022; final drafts will be due by September 1, 2022.   

1: Introduction: Paul C. Rosier 

Part One: Race, Place, and Environmental Justice in the United States 

2: Urban EJ movements (assigned) 

3: Non-urban EJ movements (e.g. Warren County, Cancer Alley, coal mining, farmworkers, suburban cancer clusters) 

4: Workplace EJ movements (factories, farmworkers, etc.) 

5: Interracial and Interclass Coalitions (assigned) 


Part Two: Indigenous Movements in the United States and Canada 

6: Native Americans  (assigned) 

7: Native Hawaiians/Kānaka Maoli (assigned) 

8: Alaska Natives EJ  

9: First Nations EJ  

 

Part Three: Climate Justice and Sustainability 

10: Agriculture and Climate Justice/Food Justice 

11: Religion and Climate Justice (assigned)
12: Youth Activism and Climate Justice (assigned) 


Dr. Paul C. Rosier: paul.rosier@villanova.edu 

Paul C. Rosier, Ph.D. 

Mary M. Birle Chair in American History 

Villanova University 

Department of History 

Villanova, PA 19085 


Call for Papers The United States, War, and the Environment in the Twentieth-Century Pacific World

The Center for Military, War, and Society Studies and the Center for American History at the University of Kansas are sponsoring a two-day international workshop exploring the intersection of the environment and war in the twentieth-century Pacific World on October 15-16, 2021. To apply for participation in the workshop, please send a cover letter, a 3-page cv, and a 2-page synopsis of your paper to paul.landsberg@ku.edu. The application deadline is June 1, 2021. For the full announcement and more details, see the event page on the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies website: (https://ipsr.ku.edu/military/warenvironment/index.shtml)


Teaching Post Doctoral Fellow-American Agricultural History - North Carolina State University

American Agricultural History: The Department of History at North Carolina State University invites applications for a Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellow position in American agricultural history (any area of specialization). The Teaching Scholar will pursue their own individual research agenda and be guided by a faculty mentor in their respective field. A research presentation in the Spring semester will summarize progress in this area. The Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach a 2/2 load, including American Agricultural History (offered in the fall). The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will be evaluated on a regular basis regarding her/his teaching and mentoring of students.  One year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Qualifications: Ph.D. in American history, with an emphasis on agricultural history, awarded no more than three years from the date of postdoctoral appointment. Experience as a teaching assistant or instructor of record desired. Training/education: Experience mentoring students and having a specific research agenda that aligns with the department’s graduate teaching needs also highly desired. Motivation to teach, mentor, conduct and publish research and/or scholarship is expected. NC State University now requires all applications to be initiated electronically.  To apply, visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142744 and click “Apply to this Job.” Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should have three letters of reference sent via email to Professor Ross Bassett, Chair of the Search Committee (ross@ncsu.edu). Questions can also be sent via email to ross@ncsu.edu. Review of applicants will begin on May 15, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.


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