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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Environmental Literature advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

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For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2023-2024

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Jobs for 2024[]

Florida State University (FL, USA), Teaching Faculty I, NT, FT. Deadline 16 January 2024.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities

Department of English

New York University Faculty of Arts and Science

The English Department at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Literary Studies/ Environmental Humanities, effective September 1st, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. The Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2024.

We seek applications from emerging literary scholars who research and teach in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities, from any of a broad range of perspectives, including (but not limited to): urban ecologies; environmental justice; science and technology studies; multi-species and extinction studies; Anthropocene Studies; modernist ecologies; literature of climate crisis; environmental history; queer ecologies. Applicants may specialize in one particular region within a global framework, or work comparatively across regional or national literatures. We also welcome applications from candidates who demonstrate commitment to public-facing research and teaching and/or creative practice.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate courses related to their area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach courses on literary history and literary analysis for the undergraduate major in English or in the College of Arts and Science Core Curriculum, and will likely contribute to the new undergraduate minor in Environmental Humanities. This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in “Transforming Ecologies in Urban Environments,” which includes the departments of English, Biology, and Environmental Studies. A primary aim of the cluster is to create a network for scholars at NYU working on environmental studies across a range of disciplines. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background on NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative.

The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of those under-represented in higher education. We request that candidates include in their cover letter information about how they have contributed to the building of a broadly inclusive educational environment and how they imagine doing so at NYU.

Candidates should submit the following materials via Interfolio link:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample of 20-25 pages
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by October 2nd

The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Ecocriticism or Environmental Humanities to begin in August 2024. Update from email from Dept Chair: Review begins beginning of November.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area.  UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

We seek a candidate who attends to environmental issues in a range of texts and contexts, with scholarship and teaching experience in environmental justice, animal studies, and/or climate change in literary fiction. We are open to the period and area of focus. Our recently redesigned major in English includes courses in identity and difference, revolutions and rebellions, and cultural studies; the new hire will have the opportunity to design course content in these areas and others, to shape curricular development in the major, and to propose general education courses. Work with minority literatures, such as Indigenous or Latinx, would complement existing departmental strengths though this is not a pre-requisite of the position.

The successful candidate must show a record of scholarly achievement and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, with demonstrated experience in composition. The new hire will be expected to teach six courses per year, with half of the load in English and half in first- and second-year Academic Writing. Teaching responsibilities in English will include courses at all levels. The successful candidate must show promise of scholarly achievement and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level both in literature and academic writing.

A Ph.D. will be required by the time of appointment.

Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1.    Cover letter

2.    Current Curriculum Vitae

3.    A writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages

Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time.

Word on the Street[]

11/3 - Any update on the Clemson University Environmental Lit job? Due date was Oct. 24 but my Interfolio says the application is no longer editable. Is this because the due date passed or because they've begun reviewing applications? Other jobs through Interfolio that have passed I can still edit.

request for writing sample/ app is still editable (Oct 31)

11/6: Any update on Clemson interviews/letters of rec? I received a request for writing sample, but nothing since 11/1.

11/16 - Any updates on Clemson interviews?

None here 11/17 Anyone have news on this? (11/28) no news here (11/29) Zoom interview request on 11/29

12/14 - rejection received; 12/18 is this rejection from Clemson? I've not had an interview request, but I also haven't received a rejection.

1/8—yes, this was for Clemson. I had to reach out to the Search Chair to get the response email with the rejection after having submitted additional materials.

Any word on Northwestern? NOthing here [11/17] Any updates? (11/28) none here (11/29) Still not a peep. Any Northwestern interview updates?

Northwestern: 12/12- still no word [12/12 - same, nothing]; 12/15 also nothing, but with their WGSS job they moved straight to finalist on-campus interviews and skipped the Zoom/first-round interviews entirely (maybe they're doing the same here?) : This is truly bizarre but not unheard of.

Northwestern: Jan 5: still nothing.

Northwestern: Jan 13: Any update?

Northwestern: this is just speculation on my part, but I sensed this was something like an internal hire. They removed the job posting from several sites right after the deadline and it's always been less visible on even their own site versus other faculty jobs. This radio silence supports that theory imo.

Northwestern (second hand info but reliable), Jan 14: They have already notified the people selected for campus visits and they are happening soon.

Any updates on NYU? (due oct 02)

None here (11/2)

nothing here either (11/3)

No word here either. Has anyone had any interview? [11/7]

Sounds like below poster has confirmed interviews have taken place and they have moved to campus visits. Seems fast but maybe they just knew who they wanted to begin with? [11/7]

  • I can confirm that campus visits are soon taking place for NYU's position in environmental literature (English).

12/6: Any word on Santa Clara University or Cal State? [12/12]: nothing from Cal State