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2021-2022 Jobs[]

Arizona State University - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 22 until filled][]

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Explaining Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons[]

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects. The postdoc will work collaboratively to collect data from qualitative interviews and surveys of biodiversity scientists and stakeholders for the data commons and analyze these data with other quantitative measures of the properties and outcomes. The project PI, Beckett Sterner, is an expert in history and philosophy of data science and faculty in ASU’s School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Project Co-PIs are Zoe Nyssa, an anthropologist of conservation science at Purdue University, and Steve Elliott, who studies the economics, social organizations, and reasoning strategies of research and is affiliated with ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The qualified candidate is anticipated to start January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Essential duties

1.    Conduct qualitative interviews with scientists.

2.    Conduct online surveys of visitors to data portal websites.

3.    Analyze interview and survey data to characterize properties of portals, e.g. as socio-technical infrastructure and communities of practice

4.    Write scientific papers associated with the research.

5.    Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.

6.    Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).


Minimum qualifications

· Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, including (in alphabetical order): anthropology, biodiversity, bioinformatics, critical data studies, computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, organizational science, sociology, science and technology studies, and related disciplines.

· Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate training and expertise, either through research or coursework, in qualitative data collection and analysis.

· Successful candidates must show demonstrated success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications include a track record of coursework or research experience in one or more of the following skills:

· Survey design and analysis

· Quantitative social network analyses with large data sets

· Quantitative studies of online social communities, e.g. editing behaviors of Wikipedia contributors or issue management in open source software projects

· Data collection and analysis for systematic reviews of published and gray literatures

· Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

· Biodiversity data analysis

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically to the following materials:

1.    Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight the strengths of the applicant’s experience towards developing and implementing proposed research.

2.    Curriculum vitae or resume.

3.    A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

4.    Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.

Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue to review bi-weekly until the position is closed.

Brown University - Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, two Lecturer positions

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for two new career-track Lecturer positions. IBES faculty have training across a wide variety of disciplines, including History, Economics, Sociology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Anthropology and others. The Lecturer positions are open to any discipline or area of specialization that applies a disciplinary perspective to understanding environmental challenges. Key examples of disciplines and areas of specialization include Agriculture, Geography, Environmental Law and Policy, Geospatial Information Technologies, Marine Science, and Environment and Inequality (Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, etc.). We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Lecturers at Brown are members of the regular faculty, have voting privileges, competitive salaries, full benefits, a career progression ladder, and an academic leave policy that is analogous to sabbatical. Lecturers within IBES are expected to teach 4 courses per year, and contribute to student advising and university service. While the principal criteria for evaluation of performance is based on teaching excellence, Lecturers are also expected to make other professional contributions, e.g., through the development of advanced pedagogical approaches, community service or research. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 10.

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Dickinson College, Environmental Health Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position: The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Health. We seek an interdisciplinary scientist who studies the distribution of or human exposure to environmental hazards and the subsequent public health implications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: climate change, air and water pollution, toxic chemicals or infectious diseases. GIS and other geospatial skills are advantageous. We are particularly interested in candidates who investigate environmental health disparities (e.g., by race, class, gender, etc.) and who connect their science to the broader world through conversation with affected communities and/or policy makers.

 The successful candidate will teach an introductory level environmental science lecture and laboratory course, upper level courses in their area of interest, and First Year and Senior Seminars, all in rotation with existing faculty. The candidate will be expected to initiate an active scholarly agenda, provide research opportunities for Dickinson students, and build on our strong community-based teaching and research programs. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Dickinson College is a highly selective liberal arts college with 2300 students and a national reputation for leadership in global and sustainability education. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Environmental Studies Department is one of the oldest and most broadly established in the nation, offering a wealth of research and co-curricular opportunities. Faculty work closely with Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education, which integrates environmental and sustainability education across the college curriculum and promotes campus- and community-wide engagement in sustainability efforts, the Center for Global Study and Engagement, and the Center for Civic Learning and Action. Candidates with an interest in citizen science or agriculture are encouraged to work with other Dickinson College co-curricular programs including the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM – or the College Farm ( Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion of a Ph.D

Department of Environmental Studies – Environmental Science, Assistant Professor. Elon University invites applicants for a tenure track position in Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or closely related discipline such as earth science, atmospheric science, or ecology by the time of hire. We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar-mentor to join our transdisciplinary department that prioritizes experiential learning and community-focused research and service. Research specialty is open, but preference is given to themes of human-environment interaction such as applied ecology, climate resilience, urban ecology, or restoration. Candidates must have an interest in mentoring undergraduates in collaborative scholarship and service.  Interest in community outreach and using existing campus resources such as the Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Center at Loy Farm, or Elon Forest is highly encouraged. The primary teaching responsibility will be to teach and coordinate sections of the Introduction to Environmental Science class and its co-requisite lab course.  Additional classes will include upper-level courses in area of specialty and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.  Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by November 30, 2021 to be assured full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy (please include evidence of teaching effectiveness), statement of scholarship interests, transcripts (can be unofficial), and contact information for three references to Dr. Michael Kingston, Chair of the Search Committee, at [[1]]. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Hamilton College

The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting position with the potential for reappointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of environmental justice, beginning July 1, 2022. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): global environmental politics; political ecology; environmental political theory; environmental governance; environmental social movements; participatory action research; climate change and racial justice; decolonizing environmental studies; indigenous environmental justice; 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 submitted via Interfolio at

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at  Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.

Maryland Institute College of Art -- Full time continuing faculty member in the Sciences of the Environment[]

Apply here. Priority application deadline is November 30, 2021.

The department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) seeks applications for a full-time, renewable appointment in a natural or field science discipline focused on the environment. The successful candidate will help advance and diversify MICA’s Liberal Arts curriculum, particularly in a new interdisciplinary major in Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Justice. Scholars in ecosystem ecology, climatology, biogeography, the biological sciences, and allied fields are encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching investigate climate change or environmental destruction and their intersections with social inequality. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with, and interest in, interdisciplinary and humanist study of the anthropocene. The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic about teaching art and design students and seek an academic career working outside of the traditional research laboratory setting.

This faculty member will teach 18 credits per year (three courses per semester). During the regular academic year, courses meet once per week for 3 hours. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Division of Liberal Arts and the College. Faculty are also required to meaningfully contribute to curricular development, faculty governance including peer evaluation, committee service, and scheduled student activities and events.


  • PhD in a relevant field by August 2022
  • Demonstrated capacity and enthusiasm for teaching art, design, and humanities students at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Preferred Qualification:  

  • Two years of full-time teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate assistantships

Additional Information:  Candidates must successfully complete a full background check, and comply with MICA’s vaccination policies.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy. Excellent benefits package.

Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will remain open until filled. To ensure fullest consideration, submit application materials by November 30, 2021. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

The New School (New York, NY, USA), Assistant Professor of Public Humanities (Deadline: Nov 15th; Review begins Nov 16 until fulfilled)[]

The New School is seeking an Assistant Professor of Public Humanities to teach in the Liberal Arts program in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students in the Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). The renewable term appointment will begin July 1, 2022.

We seek a scholar with a research and teaching program that merges humanities-based inquiry with innovative forms of public engagement, reaching audiences both within and outside academia. As a member of the interdisciplinary adult bachelor’s program, this hire will advance the mission of SPE through pedagogy that encourages students to be civically engaged actors and prepares them for community-based, creative, and /or applied work beyond the classroom. While we will consider scholars from a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, we have a particular interest in candidates whose research engages interdisciplinary fields and who have degrees from programs such as American Studies, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of social justice advocacy. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research addresses historically underrepresented groups and/or marginalized communities, spaces, and places.

The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers a self-designed liberal arts education where students can pursue a nontraditional path toward degree completion. Through credit granting programs such as Prior Learning and Self Directed Learning, students reflect on their experiences outside the classroom and execute projects under the guidance of our faculty. Many of our students work full time and are returning to school having pursued careers in a wide variety of fields. As such, they represent a highly self-motivated student body with diverse work experiences and backgrounds.

As part of the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students values traditional modes of scholarship (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles and books directed at scholarly or general audiences) and creative practice in different media (e.g., films, performance, art exhibitions, and other curatorial projects). Ideal candidates for this position would complement the faculty through public facing scholarship and practice.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications.  We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from the humanities and liberal arts more broadly.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

You can find more information about the Bachelor’s Degree for Adults and Transfer Students and The Schools of Public Engagement here:

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching at the university level and have Ph.D. in hand by June 2022.

Application Process: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 15th. A review of applications will begin on November 16th and may continue until the position is filled.

Using The New School’s human resources website applicants must submit:

1. A cover letter describing your qualifications, research agenda, and public humanities practice

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A teaching statement that describes how your pedagogy aligns with the public humanities and a commitment to social justice.

4. Contact information for three references who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

5. Teaching evaluations (and/or any other evidence of teaching excellence)

Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit

University of Washington—Assistant Professor, Environmental Justice or Development Studies (deadline passed)[]

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of environmental justice and/or development studies. We welcome all methodological approaches. We encourage applications from scholars who work on areas that include but are not limited to climate change and its effects; resource management and policy; migration and urbanism; or intersecting inequalities in the Global South.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization, as well as other comparative and international studies classes, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters.


A PhD or foreign equivalent in International Studies or a related field is required by the start of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD and preparing to complete the PhD will be considered.

The search is open to specialists working in any world region as well as in global approaches. We welcome applicants from fields including African/Africana Studies, Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Global Studies, Indigenous Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Ecology, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, and Sociology.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Professor José Antonio Lucero ([[2]]) with any questions regarding the search.

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