Department: CEF JFI
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
December 15, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit an application letter that outlines the candidate’s research interests; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references. The letter of interest should include a statement that describes the candidate’s engagement with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) at the University of Oregon seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Environmental Humanities and allied fields with a scholarly focus in the Pacific Northwest region, including northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska, beginning in Fall 2022. The University of Oregon has recently created the Just Futures Institute with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Just Futures Institute (JFI) seeks to foster deeper understandings of the connections between environmental justice, climate change, and racial justice in the Pacific Northwest. This postdoctoral position will help advance the mission of JFI.
Scholars working on any dimension of the Environmental Humanities and allied fields with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region will be considered. We especially welcome applicants who focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American, or Pacific Islander communities from any disciplinary perspective related to the Environmental Humanities and allied fields. We encourage those engaged in interdisciplinary approaches to climate and racial justice, including those who draw on the natural and social sciences, planning and policy, arts and design, and/or law. In addition to developing and disseminating their own scholarship, the postdoctoral scholar will be expected to make a public presentation, attend all of CEF’s monthly gatherings (“Interdisciplinarity 101”), and make a presentation at one of those gatherings.
The Center for Environmental Futures and the Just Futures Institute provide a rich intellectual community for students and scholars interested in questions of climate and racial justice and the Environmental Humanities and Arts, among related topics. In addition to CEF and JFI, other possible affiliations include: the Glacier Lab for the Study of Ice and Society; the Environmental Studies Program; the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Program; and the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, etc. There is also potential for collaboration with another JFI postdoctoral scholar in the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Department. Candidates may apply separately for each position.
CEF offers a dedicated workspace, a small research and relocation fund, and a competitive salary to the successful candidate.
Ph.D. by time of appointment
Demonstrated expertise with the Environmental Humanities and allied fields.
A commitment to collaboration and engagement with diverse faculty, students, staff, and community partners.
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