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Visiting Scholar, Environmental Humanities

Posted: 12/19/2018 (Employment)

With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures invites applications for a fall-term Mellon Visiting Scholar position in the Environmental Humanities.

Department: Environmental Studies
Rank: Open Rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
March 16, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a brief research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, a c.v., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment), and the names of three references (with email addresses, whom we will contact for letters of recommendation).

Inquiries about the search may be sent to

Department Summary
The Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students that engages the environmental humanities, social sciences, art, and architecture, in dialogue with allied fields. Our mission is to encourage faculty and students in interdisciplinary environmental studies research and teaching, to encourage and support members of the community to participate in the University’s environmental studies programming and problem-solving and to cultivate relationships and build projects to address our most pressing environmental and social problems. The Center’s current co-directors are Stephanie LeMenager, the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Chair in English, and Marsha Weisiger, the Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair in U.S. Western History.

The environmental humanities, which stands at the core of CEF, contextualizes and complements environmental science and policy with a focus on narrative, critical thinking, history, cultural analysis, aesthetics, and ethics. For over twenty years, the University of Oregon has placed the environmental humanities at the center of conversations about our ecological futures. For more information, please consult:

Position Summary
The University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures invites applications for a fall-term Visiting Scholar position funded by the Mellon grant in the Environmental Humanities. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from any perspective in the humanities or allied fields (for example ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, the arts, and/or race; animal studies; indigenous studies, environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; environmental history, cultural geography; anthropology, or sociology). The fellow will offer a public lecture, attend regular Center research colloquia, and pursue independent research and writing. Independent scholars are welcome.

Minimum Requirements
Visiting faculty appointments are for individuals who hold a like, similar, or relevant appointment at another institution or, pursuant to norms of the specific discipline, an individual who has recently obtained a terminal degree and is seeking further professional experience prior to seeking a professorship.

Specific qualifications related to this position are:
• PhD – Candidates must be at least 3 years beyond PhD.
• Candidates must be scholars of the environmental humanities or allied fields.
• Open rank, scholars of all ranks including independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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Location: Center for Environmental Futures, University of Oregon