Environmental Humanities - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

We seek a candidate trained in Literature and the Environment to teach the introduction to Environmental Humanities; to team teach (in rotation) with Environmental Studies faculty the introduction to ES; to offer a sequence of upper level courses in EH in the English Department; and to contribute to the department’s W1 (first-year writing) offering and to its core courses, including Critical Theory. We prefer a specialist in Literature and the Environment who can teach interdisciplinary courses based in modern and contemporary literature and theory. Secondary areas might include digital humanities and the environment; law and literature; public humanities; or literature and environmental justice globally conceived.

Colby was the first college in the country to achieve carbon neutrality, and we have received numerous awards for sustainability. This commitment to environmental justice extends to the academic programs, and the English department has been a leader in Environmental Humanities. Supported by a major grant from the Mellon Foundation the College is developing a campus-wide transdisciplinary initiative in EH. Please see our website  at http://www.colby.edu/centerartshumanities/environmental-humanities   Many Colby students double major in Environmental Studies and English, and English department courses in Environmental Humanities attract students from across the College.  We have, in addition, a very strong creative writing program which contributes to a lively intellectual climate.

We support a wide array of lectures, faculty work-in-progress seminars, and readings, and we foster both student and faculty research through grants and off-campus opportunities.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. 

For this position we seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications. PhD must be in hand no later than August 2020. For further information, contact Professor Mary Ellis Gibson, Chair, Department of English. Mary.Ellis.Gibson@colby.edu

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at  http://apply.interfolio.com/68531

Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.  Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: http://www.colby.edu/

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