The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Environment/Environmental Justice,” for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance; duties starting in the Fall semester of 2019. AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences.
We are particularly interested in applicants, academics and/or practitioners, whose research, teaching, and practice (1) have a strong theoretical awareness, and deeply engage substantive empirical, ethnographic, and/or historical materials; (2) center on the richly-informed study of environmental issues, problems, and debates in relation to America (broadly defined), especially questions of science and science studies, justice, inequality, race/ethnicity (and other social contrasts), sustainability, industry, state power, and public health; (3) speak to historical and/or contemporary public debates about environmental issues and problems, such as climate change, disasters, land use, indigeneity, and natural resources.
Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2015, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits, a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, and the possibility for a workshop to support the peer review of a polished book manuscript.
Interested Applicants should submit a Cover Letter and CV. Please merge both documents into one .pdf file, with the Cover Letter first.
These documents should be uploaded as .pdf files. Please see Applicant Special Instructions (below) for information about uploading these documents. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Gallinat at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-935-5569.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please upload the following materials, in the specified order below. Both are required in order to be considered a complete application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed:
1. Cover Letter 2. CV
Please merge both documents into one .pdf file.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow in Environment/Environmental Justice will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend.
To be considered, candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2015, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2019.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of American Culture Studies. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
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