Mellon Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities

Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, NC

ID: 7072335
Posted: November 19, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a non-tenure track, post-doctoral fellow position for a two-year term to begin July 1, 2021. Wake Forest has a strong institutional commitment to faculty diversity and excellence and is particularly interested in candidates who can bring to their research and teaching critical perspectives linked to the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Job Description:

We are particularly interested in candidates who pursue broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the environment across the arts and humanities and who take innovative approaches to possible areas of inquiry such as the environmental humanities; art, culture, and the environment; race, gender, sexuality and the environment; ethics, religion, philosophy and the environment; environmental theory; environmental justice (especially at the local level); the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and epistemologies of environmental knowledge.

In the last three years, Wake Forest has been awarded two major grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support public humanities and the engaged Liberal Arts, and we seek candidates whose experiences and professional training are well-suited for working with local communities. Successful candidates will be expected to teach one course per semester in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program and will collaborate with other Wake Forest University faculty and be a key participant in engaged humanities initiatives including local and national conferences, symposia, seminars, and forums. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the appointment. As a University committed to the teacher-scholar ideal, Wake Forest expects excellent teaching at all levels, a sustained commitment to student and community engagement, and an active research agenda.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file including: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three-page statement of teaching and research philosophy, and one scholarly writing sample. Selected candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation after the initial review. If access to the internet is a difficulty, hard copies of the application can be submitted to Reynolda Hall 102, 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. The application must be submitted by January 25th, 2021 for full consideration. Please direct requests for additional information to Professor José Luis Venegas, venegajl@wfu.edu. Information about the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program is available at https://humanities.wfu.edu/

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.



 

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