Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities_UCLA

Deadline: Jan 15, 2014.

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Applications are welcome from applicants who do research on environmental issues from a humanities perspective and have expertise in more than one humanities discipline.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: environmental anthropology, environmental history, environmental philosophy, ecocriticism, cultural geography, political ecology, communications, media studies, film studies, art and art history, gender studies, or religious studies. Competence in digital humanities, web communication and design, and/or languages other than English is desirable but not mandatory.

Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before July 1, 2014.
The fellow will be hired to form part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “The Environmental Humanities: Emergence and Impact,” which will bring together an interdisciplinary spectrum of humanities scholars involved in research in the Environmental Humanities from around the world. The fellow will be expected to take a leadership role in the organization and execution of the monthly seminars, to oversee seminar logistics, publicity, and archiving, and to help build an interdisciplinary community around the Environmental Humanities at UCLA, including sustained contacts with the social and natural sciences. Teaching opportunities are possible but not mandatory.

This position is a one-year, full-time fellowship with a salary of $50,000 and benefits.

For further information, please contact Ursula K. Heise <>, Professor of English, or Jon Christensen <>, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, dissertation abstract, writing sample of approximately 8,000-words, and a brief statement (1,000 words or fewer) regarding their understanding of and vision for the Environmental Humanities. Three letters of recommendations (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014.
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Dissertation Abstract
Writing Sample – Approx 8,000 Words
Statement on Environmental Humanities – 1,000 Words or Fewer
Cover Letter (Optional)
3 letters of reference required
1.      Create an ApplicantID
2.      Provide required information and documents
3.      If any, provide required reference information

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