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Academic positions in Environmental Literature that begin in 2014.

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See also: Environmental Studies 2013-2014

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Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College  - Lecturer (Renewable) Edit

  • The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Eventin which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.
  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.
  • Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University. The Office of Equity & Inclusion has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion, University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85287, Intercampus Mail Code 5612. Phone: (480) 965-5057. For information about ASU’s non-discrimination policies and procedures for filing complaints, please see http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://provost.asu.edu/index.php?q=policies/procedures/p20.htmll.

California State University, Fullerton - TT Asst. Prof. Literature and Environment Edit

The Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Literature and the Environment. Scholars with comparative, transnational, or transhistorical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Secondary specialization should include one of the following: Critical Race Studies, Queer Theory and/or Sexuality Studies, Global Anglophone Literatures, New Media Studies, or Digital Humanities.

Teaching assignments include courses at upper-division and MA levels, survey courses, general education, composition, and others depending on the candidate's interests and departmental needs. Faculty teach three or four courses each semester. Reduction in teaching load is provided for the first two years, and re-assigned time is available for research, course development, and administration.

Qualifications

· Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature is required by August 2014, with training and experience in Environmental Studies/Ecocriticism/Green Cultural Studies. ABD's will be considered, but must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment.
· Evidence of successful teaching.
· Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies.
· Potential for successful research and publications.
· Potential for successful service to the department.
· Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students.

Rank and Salary The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teaching opportunities exist during summer and January intersession. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent-fee waiver; access to campus childcare as well as affordable housing program; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf.

Job Control Number 23603G-14-016

Appointment Date: August 2014

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to:

Carlen Pope
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
University Hall 323
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Application Deadline: Applications postmarked by October 1, 2013, will receive full consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may be considered if the position is still open. Applications will be acknowledged by a letter or email. Preliminary interviews will be held at the end of October via Skype appointments, and campus visits will be arranged for selected candidates in November.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:  Yes--October 4th

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Comparative 2014 and Generalist 2014

Christopher Newport University - Lecturer in English (Environmental Rhetoric & Science Writing) [Full-Time/Non-TT] - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English, effective August 18, 2013. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. The successful candidate will teach lower and upper-level writing courses and contribute to the ongoing development of the curriculum and courses in composition. CNU has a vibrant Department of English that offers concentrations in literature and writing. Candidates should be able to teach effectively in the Universitys Liberal Learning Core and have a promising scholarly agenda and commitment to taking an active part in the life and work of the Department and University. Preference will be given to candidates with specialties in Environmental Studies/Ecocriticism/Green Cultural Studies and Science Writing. A hired candidate with a Ph.D. in English can anticipate an initial appointment of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD and/or possess a masters degree in a related field may, at the discretion of the University, be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2013 freshman class of approximately 1,275 students was selected from over 7,000 applicants with a middle 50% SAT range of 1090 to 1240 (Critical Reading and Math). Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the Universitys liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, vita, three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening) to: Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment, English (Environmental Rhetoric & Science Writing) Faculty Search, Search #8198, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072 Or mlmoody@cnu.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013. Applications received after November 15, 2013, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): contacted for MLA interview 12/4.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Marquette University - TT Assistant Professor of English (Romantic Literature) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for an entry-level,tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Romantic literature, with preferred emphases including poetics and British poetry, science, and the environment.

All applications must be submitted through the electronic application system at https://employment.marquette.edu, where candidates upload: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current Curriculum Vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a dissertation abstract. 


• Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Marquette University’s Interfolio site at http://apply.interfolio.com/22215.


Marquette Job Announcement

Deadline: 10/20/13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Romanticism/Victorian/19th 2014

Miami University (Ohio) - Asst. Professor, Environmental Lit. - OFFER MADEEdit

English: Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses on literature and the environment; advise undergraduate students contribute to undergraduate curriculum development; participate in supervision of MA and PhD students; maintain an ongoing scholarly agenda; provide service to the institution.

Require: PhD by date of appointment; demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Desire: Specialization in environmental humanities and ecocriticism in one of the following areas: medieval, eighteenth-century British, eighteenth-century transatlantic, antebellum American, or Victorian literature; interest in collaborating with other department faculty in areas of environmental rhetoric, digital humanities, and/or creative nonfiction; publications in the field.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, dissertation or book précis, and three letters of recommendation electronically via Interfolio.com at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22268. For questions on how to properly submit your application, please contact Interfolio's support team at help@interfolio.com; toll free 877-997-8807; or direct 202-738-5322.

For questions about the department or university, you may contact LuMing Mao, Professor and Chair, Department of English: English@miamioh.edu.

Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled; interviews at MLA in Chicago.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled (12/12 by phone x2).

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16

Notified as fourth candidate with possible campus visit 1/19.  Top three have all been contacted.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/14

NOTES:

University of California, Santa Barbara - Open Rank, American Lit. and Environment - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Literature: Area of Specialization: Literature and Environment. Description: We invite applications from candidates who specialize in American Literature, and we are particularly interested in those who focus on the intersections of literature and the environment. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in literature and contribute to the department's collaborative research and teaching centers and initiatives, especially the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and the Literature and Environment specialization. Please visit the University of California Santa Barbara English website for further information on our department's ongoing initiatives. Position effective from July 1, 2014. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Instructions: To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 18, 2013. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and 3 letters of recommendation to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00188. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • From Early American page: "MLA Interview 12/15"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at American Open 2014 and  20-21 c. American 2014

University of Kansas - Asst. Professor, Environmental Rhetoric - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Kansas English Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Rhetoric. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on contemporary environmental discourse and rhetoric in a range of representations across media. This should include an interest in how environmental rhetoric shapes policy and public action. A variety of possible methodological approaches would be welcome, including, but not limited to, green cultural studies, rhetorical theory, critical theory, and critical discourse analysis. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate and represent the concerns of his/her field in a cluster of faculty from Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Law. The cluster will focus on water and related energy resources; develop new interdisciplinary degree programs; and collaborate on major grants. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the specialty of environmental rhetoric; develop and teach courses in the specialty; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. There will be a 2-2 teaching load.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City.

Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. or ABD in English, Rhetoric, or a related discipline, is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2014). 2.Demonstrated preparation to teach beginning and advanced courses in specialty. 3.Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments. 4.Demonstrated potential for excellence in research, as evidenced by publication and innovative research objectives.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu, click “Search Faculty Jobs,” and search openings by key word. A complete electronic application will include a detailed c.v. and a letter of application. Three external reference letters that evaluate the scholarly potential/achievement and teaching of the candidate should be sent separately by mail to the attention of Anna Neill, Department of English, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 3001 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7590. E-mail contact: relliott@ku.edu. Review of applications will begin Oct. 25, 2013, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. EOE M/F/D/V

https://apply.interfolio.com/22466

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (ws, evals, teaching st)

Rejection (no interview): 12/12 (said interviews had been scheduled)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): [see above]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Oregon - TT Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies/English - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and Department of English invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position at 1.0 FTE (9 month appointment) to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates who demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research interests for the position should be focused in the environmental humanities and might include, but are not limited to, environmental justice and literature; food studies and culture; sovereignty, self-determination, indigeneity; literary engagement with science and technology studies; ecocritical theory; critical animal studies; and environmental media. The full-time position is 60% in Environmental Studies and 40% in English and requires a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work.

The most competitive applicants will be scholars who will enhance the English Department’s foundational reputation in Literature and Environment and the University’s well-established Environmental Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help enhance existing strengths in the examination of empire and imperialism, race, gender, class, disability, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations; and we encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirement: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and letters of recommendation from three referees by November 15, 2013. Applicants are responsible for monitoring their materials on Academic Jobs Online and assuring that their files are complete by the deadline. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact raymong@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Incomplete files and application materials received after November 15, 2013 will not be considered.

We will be conducting teleconference interviews in January 2014. Finalists will be invited to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

UO Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x2 on 2/18 (a very kind rejection letter)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview schedule via email (12/18)

Anyone hear anything today? Or was anyone given a timeline? (01/06) Crickets (01/08) nothing here either (01/09) Still nothing, huh? (01/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3 campus interviews scheduled (as of 01/19).

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Zounds!

Visting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bates College (ME) - VAP, Environmental StudiesEdit

The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor whose scholarly focus is on cultural studies of the environment within one of the humanities. We are looking for a colleague to join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary program beginning 1 August 2014.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad introductory course on the environment and human culture in each semester, an existing mid-level environmental literature course in one semester, and two additional courses focusing on literary or cultural perspectives on the environment. Advising of senior theses is also required. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring diverse perspectives on U.S. environmental traditions. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. (or be ABD with extensive experience) by time of appointment; teaching experience and strong communication skills are required.

Bates and Environmental Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and outreach can further this goal.

Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of intent (including a list of potential electives), a CV, official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and a one-page description of an undergraduate course at any level (intro to advanced) in the candidate’s area of expertise. The course description should make clear its relevance to a general curriculum in environmental studies. Please also arrange for the email submission of three letters of recommendation in PDF format. All materials should be sent to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at academicservices@bates.edu and should include in the subject line the candidate’s last name and Environmental Studies R2140. Review of applications begins February 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program and curriculum, see http://www.bates.edu/environment/.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24336

MLA JIL 1/24/14

Deadline: Feb. 24 2014 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Has anyone heard anything? 

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