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Augustana College (IL) - TT Assistant Professor-Environmental Studies (Social Sciences or Humanities) - Deadline: September 10, 2018 Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time (10-month) Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago.

Augustana College places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The college is also committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Thus, we are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups with a demonstrated passion for social/environmental justice and working with diverse student and community populations. We encourage applicants, in their letter of application, to address how they will further this goal in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Augustana does not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/.  

The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies curriculum, a rapidly growing interdisciplinary program with approximately 100 majors. Teaching responsibilities could include an introductory course on the social dimensions of sustainability, climate change, sustainable energy, upper level courses in their areas of expertise, and contribute to the capstone interdisciplinary sequence by guiding the stakeholder process. The signature sustainability pedagogy of the core curriculum combines team-based and project/problem-based learning. Faculty will be expected to contribute to Upper Mississippi Center for Sustainable Communities (UMC) Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative (SWLI; matches city identified sustainability problems with courses to create real-world learning experiences for students) or other community-based sustainability projects through their teaching. We encourage applicants to address their experience and/or passion for teaching courses using these pedagogies in their letter of application.

Service as an academic advisor to Environmental Studies majors will begin in the second year of employment. The teaching and supervisory load for this position will total 24 credit hours (courses are typically 4 cr. hrs.). In addition to traditional sabbatical leaves available after earning tenure, a one-semester leave to pursue a scholarly agenda is typically available during the third year of pre-tenure employment.

Preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates and those with areas of specialization in the social sciences or humanities (see below) emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. We encourage applications from those with interdisciplinary backgrounds in both the natural sciences and social sciences/humanities; however, applicants should explicitly demonstrate in their letter of application and teaching and scholarship statements their expertise in the human dimensions of sustainability problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. (ABD considered) in a

sustainability-related field including anthropology, geography, sociology, psychology, environmental or social justice, history, women and gender studies, political economy, political ecology, environmental policy and governance, sustainable development, religion (i.e., eco-theology, creation spirituality, environmental ethics), or a closely related field emphasizing the human dimensions of social-ecological systems.

  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to teach

project or problem-based courses.

  • Demonstrated passion for teaching, integrating,

and mentoring undergraduate students in their research. Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of being the instructor of record for

undergraduate level courses; demonstrating a connection to environmental studies a plus.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or

more of the following areas: ethnographic methods, conducting participatory (action-oriented) research, working in the decision-making processes, participating in sustainability policy or politics and engaging diverse communities in research and problem-solving.

  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary expertise and

experience in one or more of the following areas: qualitative methods, root causal analysis, social network analysis, participatory decision-making, institutional analysis, stakeholder engagement, adaptive governance and management, risk analysis, or back-casting and envisioning methods. Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the program, Dr. Michael Reisner (michaelreisner@augustana.edu) and Dr. Jason Koontz (jasonkoontz@augustana.edu). This position is contingent on final authorization from the Provost’s office.

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line:  Search 103-19 Environmental Studies, and directed to Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow.  Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #103-19, C/O Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Provost & Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201.  Application materials should include: a letter of application addressing each qualification, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2-page limit) that describes your qualifications to teach above-described courses, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research Interests and priorities (2-page limit) that describes undergraduate student involvement, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three references that can addresses your potential for teaching success.

Review of applications will begin September 10.

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Lafayette College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - Environmental Humanities - Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018Edit

The Lafayette College Environmental Science and Studies Programs invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Humanities beginning in the Fall Semester, 2019. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at the associate or full professor rank may also be considered.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who will contribute to the degree programs in Environmental Science and Studies. The candidate should be capable of teaching an introductory course in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, an intermediate level course in Environmental Literature, intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of expertise, and the environmental capstone course. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in Environmental Justice from an environmental humanities perspective are especially desirable. Backgrounds in Environmental Literature, Science and Technology Studies, or Religious Studies, for example, are of particular interest. Academic responsibilities include teaching 4 courses the first year, and then 5 courses per year thereafter, and participating in events and programming related to the Programs in Environmental Studies and Sciences. In all cases, the successful candidate will have training in Environmental Humanities, a promising scholarly record, and interest in and/or experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings.

The starting date is Fall Semester 2019, and applications will be accepted until October 1st, 2018. Candidates should submit a letter of application, brief statements of teaching and research interests, a C.V, a sample syllabus, a short writing sample, and have three letters of reference submitted to Interfolio here: apply.interfolio.com/51479. Candidates should include in their application an explanation of how their teaching, research and/or scholarship could contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Prospective applicants with inquiries about the position can contact Kira Lawrence, Chair of the Search Committee, at lawrenck@lafayette.edu or 610.330.5194.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. 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.

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New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for two tenure-track positions (at the rank of Assistant Professor). The appointments will begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be an interdisciplinary scholar with a strong record of research and publishing who is ready to contribute to the education of undergraduates majoring in Environmental Studies and to at least one of two new graduate programs being launched by the department (Environmental Systems Studies and Animal Studies). We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in global environmental governance or urban ecology. We welcome candidates from a broad range of social science, physical science, and policy backgrounds (e.g., environmental studies, earth science, urban studies, ecology, political science, sociology, economics, public policy, geography).

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. by August 31, 2019, have a research program that demonstrates the potential to be a leader in the field of Environmental Studies, and have proven the ability to be an excellent teacher. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, CV, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, a research and teaching statement, and two exemplary writing samples. Because diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, we request that you include a paragraph in your cover letter telling us how diversity figures into your past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the search is complete. More information is available at http://as.nyu.edu/environment/employment.html

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/53172

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Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Geography, Planning, and Recreation #603822 - Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018Edit

Northern Arizona University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation invites applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise and a research agenda that employs geographic information science to illuminate the connections between community design and/or recreation and human health. This is a research focused, tenure eligible position with opportunity for advancement, beginning in August 2019.  

Primary responsibilities are to teach and conduct research on geographic and community factors, especially those related to recreation or leisure activities that affect human health and well-being, including disparities related to economic and social inequalities. The position would be research focused and would support the Interdisciplinary Health PhD program in the College of Social and Behavioral Science. We seek a scholar who employs digital geographies to understand and advance community and public health and well-being. The position would have teaching commitments in both the Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) and Geographic Science and Community Planning (GSP) programs.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD by the position start date with at least one academic degree in geography, recreation, or closely related fields
  • Graduate level courses taken or taught, research projects or contracts, or scholarly publications in the areas of health and wellness
  • Demonstrated advanced level coursework taken or taught, research experience, or publications that make a significant use of GIS geosptial technologies or related digital geographies
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching in higher education
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in research
  • Potential for external grants and outstanding scholarly achievements
  • Potential for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Experience in theoretical applications across disciplines
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in digitial geographies
  • Experience in recreation or leisure studies
  • Experience and expertise in health and wellness
  • Experience and proficiency in communit planning
  • Evidence of commitment to working in a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success.  All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

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University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program - JPF01268 - Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales. Applicants should have strong interdisciplinary training that has prepared them to explore challenges related to sustainability of agroecosystems, and food security and justice in the face of climate change and social disruption. Ideally, the candidate's teaching portfolio will have the potential to engage with local food producers and other stakeholders.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a relevant discipline in the environmental, natural or social sciences. Successful applicants will have: a strong record of scholarly achievement; an interdisciplinary approach to research that combines the natural sciences and human dimensions of food systems; and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate education and graduate mentorship.

Applications must be submitted electronically via UC Recruit and must include a letter of interest, CV, research and teaching statements, and copies of two recent publications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to UC Recruit. Applications received by September 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration. Open until filled.

To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01268

Established in 1970, The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. It has maintained a position of national leadership since then, graduating over 6000 students. The program has a longstanding commitment to integrative research and teaching, and interdisciplinary balance among biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied professions. For more information, please see http://www.es.ucsb.edu/

The program is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. UC Santa Barbara is a Hispanic serving institution. Additionally, close to 50% of all undergraduates are first generation college students.

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University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor - Water Policy, Politics and Planning - Deadline: Sept. 14, 2018Edit

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Water Policy, Politics and Planning. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental policy or planning, political science, public policy, water resource management, or a closely related discipline, or a J.D. in environmental law with a demonstrated record of scholarly research.

The focus of the proposed position is on water policy and collective decision-making processes that enable sustainable resource management. Preference will be given to candidates that understand water systems and policy interventions worldwide but have a particular depth in North American policy, institutions and politics. Candidates should be knowledgeable about political behavior and dynamics; emphasis could focus on federal, regional, state, local or collaborative decision making and governance.

SEAS’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable and just society. The School contributes new scientific knowledge, visionary leadership, and trained professionals toward that end. The faculty of the School is diverse, with natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, and designers working collaboratively in an integrative setting. A professional school set within a major research university, SEAS provides a model of interdisciplinary and applied research and a focal point of research, teaching and societal engagement on sustainability. Recently renamed with an expanded mission, the School is hiring six new faculty during 2018. The School focuses on key cross-cutting sustainability themes, including climate and energy; water; food, land use and agriculture; conservation and restoration; and cities, the built environment, and mobility. This position will contribute to cross‐School thematic depth in water resources and their management.

The School offers a Ph.D. as well as both research and professional M.S. degrees in six fields of study: conservation ecology; geospatial data science; sustainable systems; environmental policy and planning; behavior, education and communication; and environmental justice. The School also offers a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) and a cross-campus undergraduate program in the environment. The student body includes over 350 M.S./M.L.A. and 60 doctoral students. SEAS also participates in dual degree programs with the Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business, Engineering, Law, Public Health, and Public Policy. Additional information about the School can be found at www.seas.umich.edu.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Develop a widely recognized research program that attracts external funding and contributes to the interdisciplinary mission of the School;
  2. Support SEAS's teaching mission at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including mentoring and supervising doctoral and master’s students;
  3. Contribute to the stewardship of SEAS, the University, relevant professions and society through service, collaboration and engagement.

The position will be filled at the assistant professor (tenure-track) level.

Water Policy Politics and Planning position description rev (3) June 14, 2018

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a concise personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, teaching and societal engagement; (4) a one-page statement on how you have or plan to contribute to diversity efforts, and (5) a list of three academic references with contact information.

To apply, submit application materials (in a single PDF file), via the following web address: http://seas.umich.edu/employment. For assistance or further information, you may contact SEAS.faculty.search.staff@umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. SEAS hopes to appoint a faculty member to this position to begin Fall 2019.

At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.

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Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 1 July 2019.

We seek to hire an individual with interdisciplinary background in environmental studies who can complement our program’s current strengths in natural and social sciences. Areas of study are open but we are particularly interested in candidates from the environmental humanities. We anticipate that a candidate will have a disciplinary strength, but likewise that her/his scholarship will be interdisciplinary. In addition to courses in her/his area of expertise, the new hire will be expected to teach Introduction to Environmental Studies, a 200-level course in Environmental Humanities, and contribute to the co-taught capstone research course in the major/minor curriculum. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate education and student-faculty research.

Terminal degree in field is required (PhD preferred) with relevant graduate coursework, and teaching experience desired.

When applying to this position online, please submit supporting materials – a letter of application, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence if available. Completed applications will be accepted until 15 October 2018.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/51887

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Visiting Positions/Limited Term Appointments/Post-docsEdit

Augustana College (IL) - Visiting Professor in Envrionmental Studies Deadline: applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August of this year.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago.

The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies curriculum, a rapidly growing interdisciplinary program with approximately 100 majors. Teaching responsibilities could include an introductory environmental studies course, climate change, sustainable energy, upper level courses in their areas of expertise, and contribute to the capstone interdisciplinary sequence by guiding the stakeholder process. The signature sustainability pedagogy of the core curriculum often combines team-based and project/problem-based learning. Faculty may have the opportunity to contribute to Upper Mississippi Center for Sustainable Communities (UMC) Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative (SWLI; matches city identified sustainability problems with courses to create real-world learning experiences for students) or other community-based sustainability projects through their teaching. We encourage applicants to address their experience and/or passion for teaching courses using these pedagogies in their letter of application. The teaching load for this position will total 24 credit hours (courses are typically 3 cr hr), including a possible contribution to the introductory liberal arts sequence.

Preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates and those with areas of specialization in the social sciences or humanities (see below) emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. We encourage applications from those with interdisciplinary backgrounds in both the natural sciences and social sciences/humanities; however, applicants should explicitly demonstrate in their letter of application and teaching statement their expertise in the human dimensions of sustainability problems.

Augustana College is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Thus, we are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups with a demonstrated passion for social/environmental justice and working with diverse student and community populations. We encourage applicants, in their letter of application, to address how they will further this goal in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Augustana does not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/.  

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. (ABD considered) in a

sustainability-related field including anthropology, geography, sociology, psychology, environmental or social justice, history, women and gender studies, political economy, political ecology, environmental policy and governance, sustainable development, religion (i.e., eco-theology, creation spirituality, environmental ethics), or a closely related field emphasizing the human dimensions of social-ecological systems.

  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to

teaching project or problem-based courses. Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of being the instructor of record for

undergraduate level courses, demonstrating a connection to environmental studies a plus.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or

more of the following areas: ethnographic methods, conducting participatory (action-oriented) research, working in the decision-making processes, participating in sustainability policy or politics and engaging diverse communities in research and problem-solving.

  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary expertise and

experience in one or more of the following areas: qualitative methods, root causal analysis, social network analysis, participatory decision-making, institutional analysis, stakeholder engagement, adaptive governance and management, risk analysis, or back-casting and envisioning methods.

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line:  Search #121-18 Environmental Studies Visiting Assistant Professor, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College.  Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to:  Search #121-18 Environmental Studies Visiting Assistant Professor, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 38 Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  Application materials should include: a letter of application addressing each qualification, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching Interests and philosophy (2-page limit) that describes your qualifications to teach above-described courses, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and names and contact information for three references that can address your potential for teaching success.  Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the program, Dr. Michael Reisner (michaelreisner@augustana.edu) and Dr. Jason Koontz (jasonkoontz@augustana.edu).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

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Boston University (MA) - Post-doctoral position: Quantitative Empirical Research in Private Land Conservation - Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018Edit

The Department of Earth & Environment at the University of Boston is looking for a highly motivated researcher with strong quantitative skills and an interest in developing novel, original analyses to understand and inform private land conservation in the United States.

The position offers the opportunity to work with a novel, integrated database that allows empirical analyses of private land conservation at unprecedented detail and scale. PLACES (the Private Land Conservation Evidence System) integrates information on property boundaries, tax assessor data, sales, protected lands, conservation investments, land cover change, as well as geophysical and demographic data for a majority of U.S. counties. It is developed at Boston University and designed to reduce researcher effort to acquire and collate such data.

The ideal applicant will have (a) own, original research ideas that are competitive for grant funding and will benefit from the use of large-scale parcel data in the U.S., as well as (b) the analytical capacity to implement those ideas using state-of-the-art quantitative methods. Opportunities exist to become involved with ongoing research efforts, including on 1) the impacts of protection on conservation outcomes, 2) the prediction of protection costs at the parcel level and 3) the analysis of site preferences of conservation organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in conservation biology, environmental science, economics, computer science, statistics, or a related field with a strong quantitative focus.
  • Strong quantitative skillset in at least one of the following: causal inference, operations research, spatial statistics, or machine learning, with evidence of successful application.
  • Strong interest in understanding / supporting private land conservation in the United States.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Skillset in more than one of the areas listed above
  • Familiarity with key theoretical frameworks in economics / quantitative social science
  • Prior experience in working in Python and deploying scripts on Linux servers

Starting date is flexible, but should be no later than July 2019. Initial contract duration is 12 months. Extension is desired, and conditional on the success of grant applications to which the candidate can contribute. Boston University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants shall contact assistant professor Christoph Nolte (chrnolte@bu.edu) with their CV, a short letter of interest that includes a statement of tentative research ideas, two publications, and contacts of two references. The hiring decision will be contingent on the joint identification of a promising research project. During this process, the applicant can request information on the data available through PLACES.

Review of applications will begin Aug 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.
  • Applications are due on November 9, 2018.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies - Deadline November 15, 2018Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year visiting position with the possibility of reappointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of environmental justice, beginning July 1, 2019. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): global environmental politics, political ecology, environmental political theory, environmental governance, environmental social movements, sustainable development, participatory action research, environmental health and/or sustainability science. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training in the environmental social sciences emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies Program, and will be expected to teach a course on environmental justice, a course that includes experiential learning, as well as other courses in their area of expertise, and to contribute to advising students in our Senior Program. Candidates with strong research and teaching interests in the intersection of environmental issues and social, political, and economic justice are therefore especially encouraged to apply.  The normal teaching load for this position is five courses per year.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. A PhD or other terminal degree (e.g. JD) in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, though ABD candidates who are close to completion will be considered. Candidates should submit (1) A cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position, (2) a statement describing their teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of their research interests, (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) a list of three potential references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Materials may be via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/55261 

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at astrong@hamilton.edu.  Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at[1] https://www.hamilton.edu/offices/dof/faculty-support-resources/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.




DISCUSSIONEdit

Who is on this page for the '18-'19 search?

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 1

PhD - Looking for first job:

Have a job, looking for new one ...

adjunct:
visiting assistant professor: 1
lecturer:
postdoc: 
tenure track: 
tenured:
other faculty: (scholar-in-residence)
outside academia:
dual career:
educ. admin:
post postdoc (unemployed):
research staff:
participant observer (ABD learning the ropes before diving in):
ABD and adjunct at university (not where I'm ABD):

Have a job, not looking for new one (lurking): 1

Search committee member observing discussion: