Diluvial Houston Initiative | Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Justice

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment in Environmental Justice, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We invite applicants from the humanities or interpretive social sciences whose research and teaching consider the wide range of histories, theories, and practices of environmental justice, including the workings of environmental racism and the differing and inequitable relationships to a range of ecological concerns (disaster, toxicity, climate, sustainability, pollution, biodiversity loss, resource availability, indigeneity, economic opportunity, public health, land use, and many more). The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project, participate in the HRC’s Diluvial Houston Initiative and the Center for Environmental Studies, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach two courses per year.

This position is for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. It is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $55,000 and a $3,000 allowance for research and/or relocation to Houston.

Eligibility:
Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2020. Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, literature, anthropology, history, architecture, and religion, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to environmental justice are eligible to apply.

Application Materials:
- Cover Letter
- Three page CV
- 1000-word research project proposal
- Writing sample
- One page course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course in environmental studies
-Three recommendation letters – Please use the Professional References section on the application. Applicants will be requested to provide the email addresses of their references and Rice will contact them requesting the reference letters.

In order to apply, please click on this link.

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Deadline: 
Friday, May 15, 2020