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Grey Towers Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship

With generous support from the USDA Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historic Site and the Grey Towers Heritage Association welcome applications for a one- to four-week writing retreat and residency at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA.Fellows reside at Gifford Pinchot’s ancestral home, immersing themselves in the place that inspired Pinchot to write, legislate and work tirelessly on behalf of forest conservation.

Who can apply: Professional historians or graduate students with a research project regarding the Pinchot family, the US Forest Service, or conservation history.

Program provides:

  • Single payment from $1500 - $3000 for travel expenses and per diem
  • Lodging in the mansion’s gate or farmhouse
  • Opportunities for scholar to give presentations of their work at the conference center

How to apply: Please email a copy of your CV plus a two-page description of your project, including progress to date, to Dr. Lincoln Bramwell at lbramwell@fs.fed.us

Winter Residency (Nov-Feb) Deadline September 15, 2019

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental History - MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s History Section seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of environmental history effective July 1, 2020. Candidates working on any time period and area of the world are invited to apply.

A successful candidate must have received a Ph.D. or expect to do so by September 1, 2020. Applicants at the dissertation stage should be in a position to share a complete draft of the dissertation by November 1, 2019. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, c.v., and a statement outlining current research interests (of no more than two single-spaced pages) by October 1, 2019.  The search committee expects to conduct first-round interviews through a videoconferencing platform.    

Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/65449.  Please do not send material by email.

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997-8807) or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Kathleen Lopes: kalopes@mit.edu.

Deadline - October 1, 2019

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in US and North American Environmental History - Pitzer College

Pitzer College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position, at the level of assistant professor, in U.S. and North American environmental history. We are interested in candidates whose work engages such areas as environmental health, racial justice, racial capitalism, urban life, and forms of resistance. Time period of a candidate's research is open, inclusive of colonial histories.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to innovative approaches to introductory courses as part of the curriculum in U.S. history in the Claremont consortium of undergraduate colleges. Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. 

 A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should also submit a statement in which they address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14117

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2019.


Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Princeton Environmental Institute

The Princeton Environmental Institute invites applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in the Environmental Humanities. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Princeton Environmental Institute and a partnering humanities department. 

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping forge links across disciplines, building on the Princeton’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary and international approaches to the environmental humanities. The expertise of the successful candidate is open with respect to discipline. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. 

 All research approaches are welcome, including those related to animal and plant studies, the built environment, climate change, the digital environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, the energy humanities, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental law, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, public health, queer ecologies, race studies, religious studies, socioenvironmental futures, and urban and regional planning. 

Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13221 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. You will also be required to submit contact information for three references. 

For full consideration, please submit your application by October 5, 2019.