Job: One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities (USA)

Announcing one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington (U.S.) sponsored by The Seed Box, hosted by Linköping University (Sweden) and, funded by the Swedish grant agencies Mistra and Formas. The fellowship will be part of the The SeedBox’s Research Cluster, “Deep Time, Deep Earth, Deep Waters,”

Deep Time, Deep Earth, Deep Waters – The Seed

Our current environmental challenges are deeply impacted by a common view of natural resources as unlimited, prioritized for human use, and thoroughly instrumentalized.

Preference will be given to transdisciplinary proposals focusing on the blue (aquatic) humanities, with topics concerning oceans, rivers, or other bodies of water. The fellowship will be funded at $60,000 USD, with benefits and a generous research and travel budget. The postdoc fellow will be expected to present one public talk and one workshop and participate in a monthly research cluster on the environmental humanities. The fellowship runs from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. This is an international postdoctoral fellowship—anyone may apply. Completion of PHD must be between Jan. 2016-July 2018. Please send one email with the following application materials: a c.v., a five-page research proposal including a list of deliverables, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a letter, by April 15th 2018, to both Stacy Alaimo, and Chris Morris,  Please have two confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly to Alaimo and Morris.

The University of Texas at Arlington is located between Dallas and Ft. Worth, in a culturally diverse region, with many museums, music venues, and restaurants.  The state of Texas has extraordinary natural areas such as Big Bend National Park, the Hill Country around Austin, and the Gulf Coast.  UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.