Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies/English
Posting: 13368
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-11-15

The University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and Department of English invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position at 1.0 FTE (9 month appointment) to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates who demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research interests for the position should be focused in the environmental humanities and might include, but are not limited to, environmental justice and literature; food studies and culture; sovereignty, self-determination, indigeneity; literary engagement with science and technology studies; ecocritical theory; critical animal studies; and environmental media. The full-time position is 60% in Environmental Studies and 40% in English and requires a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work.

The most competitive applicants will be scholars who will enhance the English Department’s foundational reputation in Literature and Environment and the University’s well-established Environmental Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help enhance existing strengths in the examination of empire and imperialism, race, gender, class, disability, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations; and we encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirement: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and letters of recommendation from three referees by November 15, 2013. Applicants are responsible for monitoring their materials on Academic Jobs Online and assuring that their files are complete by the deadline. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Incomplete files and application materials received after November 15, 2013 will not be considered.

We will be conducting teleconference interviews in January 2014. Finalists will be invited to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.