Call for Mellon Fellowships at the Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden due 1/12




The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer a full-time, residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2018 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities.

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration; and arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. Recipients will be given full access to the unique, historical collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Living Collections, including the 250-acre historic landscape. Recipients are also encouraged to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City.

Eligibility: Current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than four years since graduation) who would like to further their studies in a large, international plant-based research center. Students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Tenure of Fellowship: Nine months (tenure can be activated as early as April 1, 2018, and no later than September 6, 2018). Deferral of a student’s Mellon Fellowship is not permitted. Fellowships at NYBG’s Humanities Institute are full-time residential awards that place great emphasis on the exchange of ideas among fellows and the spirit of community within the larger institution. Fellows are expected to devote themselves fully to their studies, and give a presentation about their own research. They are also requested to participate in the Humanities Institute’s activities, including symposia, colloquia, and workshops, as well as important lectures and exhibits held Garden-wide.

Fellowship award: $42,000 (forty-two thousand U.S. dollars), plus health benefits. Fellows are also eligible for a Travel stipend during their tenure to conduct research directly related to their project (travel maximum three weeks, arranged in consultation with the administrative manager).

How to apply: 
The application must be submitted as a single document—Microsoft Word or PDF file—to: Letters of recommendation, in PDF file format, must be submitted directly from the recommender to the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at All applications will receive an e-mail acknowledgement of receipt. If you have further questions, please contact the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at

Applications should include:

  • Complete curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
  • Project proposal, including a 2–3 page (max. 750 words) statement that provides an overview of the project you plan to include with an explanation of your research’s significance in the field and the manner in which it will contribute to new scholarship in the environmental humanities.
  • Copy of your Graduate Transcripts.
  • Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship.
  • Three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically by the recommenders.
  • The Deadline for all application material, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is January 12, 2018.
  • Applications, to be written in English, must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. (EST), January 12, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Three letters of recommendation are required for all applicants. Awards will be announced by March 1, 2018.

Upon acceptance of the fellowship, applicants will discuss their academic year plan (a period of nine months)—including their schedule for residence in New York/New York Botanical Garden, and their specific contribution to the Humanities Institute and related institutional projects—with the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator.

Housing for Fellows: Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements, but suggestions will be provided.

Health Insurance for Fellows: A comprehensive Health Benefit package is offered in addition to the fellowship payment (details of coverage to be finalized in consultation with Human Resource Dept.).

Learn more about the Humanities Institute at

Short-term School Equity Fellows Needed for @eskoltaschools in NYC!

Are you interested in transforming education? Do you believe great teachers can make a difference not only in the lives of children with unanswered potential, but in the formation of our education system and its future?

Eskolta School Research and Design, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that helps educators reinvent schools to promote meaningful learning. Eskolta was launched in 2010 by a team with extensive background in public school reform. Its focus on turning around the dropout rate addresses one of the most critical problems facing public education today, and one that is gaining increased focus at the national level. To support our work during the 2017-18 school year, Eskolta is seeking talented and creative graduate students or recent graduates to be a School Equity FellowFellows will have the opportunity to work closely with Eskolta’s program and communication staff in different areas based on their background and interestPlease indicate which projects best match your interest and skill set (you are NOT expected to have experience in all 3 areas).

  • Statistical analysis and data science. Ideal candidates should have experience with large datasets, cleaning/presenting data, and regression analysis. Sample project: complete a research project studying a topic in school improvement, support for underserved students, or issues of equity and justice in public schools.
  • Writing and communications: Ideal candidates should be strong narrative writers and have experience in non-profit communications (including Twitter). Sample project: study innovative New York City schools to develop a series of written articles and social media posts that communicate Eskolta’s work to transform public schools, support underserved students, and promote educational equity.
  • Qualitative research. Ideal candidates should have experience running structured and semi-structured interviews, drawing insights/themes from these, and reporting findings, as well as observing and take low-inference notes.

Fellows are paid a $1,000 monthly stipend over the 5-month fellowship. The School Equity Fellowship is a 15-20 hour per week commitment from January 15 to June 15, based in New York City. It is open to current and recent graduate students.

Diversity at Eskolta

We value diversity and believe that different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences lead to deeper understanding and better approaches to our work. As we continue to grow as an organization, we aim to build an environment that reflects the diverse backgrounds of the communities we work with. Eskolta is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

To apply, send your resume, a writing sample (based on the instructions below), and a cover letter to Applications are due by November 30, 2017.

Writing sample instructions:

  • If you are applying for the statistical analysis and data science Fellowship please submit a writing sample with tables and/or graphs that includes an analysis/interpretation.
  • If you are applying for the writing and communications Fellowship please submit a writing sample highlighting your strong narrative writing ability.
  • If you are applying for the qualitative research Fellowship please submit a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to conduct and write about qualitative research.

EMAIL: to apply

Tenure Track Urban Ecology Position in Utah

The Department of Zoology at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Urban Ecology starting Fall, 2018. Ecologists whose work focuses at any level -from organisms through ecosystems- and with expertise in either aquatic or terrestrial systems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to 1) teach upper and lower division lecture and laboratory courses in his/her area(s) of expertise (e.g. Ecology and Introductory Zoology), 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students; 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research; and, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science and throughout the University. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in urban/suburban ecosystems.


Minimum Requirements include:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Zoology or related fields. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester also will be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and interest in using innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research and to mentoring undergraduate researchers.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Postdoctoral and/or GIS experience.
  • Interest or experience integrating research or other high-impact practices into classroom instruction.
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students from underserved populations.
  • Experience in collaborative research with on-campus colleagues and/or off-campus entities and organizations.
  • Ability to forge connections along and across disciplinary interfaces to address opportunities and challenges of Urban Ecology.
  • Ecological outreach experience involving citizen scientists, K-12 schools, NGOs, etc.


Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs.  The Department of Zoology embraces both missions through its programs (see, and occupies modern labs and classrooms in the Tracy Hall Science Center that opened in Fall, 2016. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is located 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at


To apply, please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be emailed separately by the authors to the Department of Zoology at this address: using “Urban Ecologist search” in the subject line.

Completed applications received by 30 November 2017 will receive highest priority and review of applicants will proceed immediately thereafter. Screening will continue until the position is filled.


Weber State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Columbia Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development

Earth Institute, Columbia University

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development


The Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global, sustainable development. Candidates may suggest contributing to or expanding on existing Earth Institute programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Earth Institute. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to submit an application is October 31, 2017 for fellowships starting in the fall of 2018. Fellowships are a 24-month appointment.

For more information about the program or to apply for a fellowship, please visit or email

The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded within 5 years before the start of the fellowship. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Human Geography @Rutgers

Assistant Professor in Human Geography (Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality)

Department of Geography, Rutgers University

The Department of Geography at Rutgers University invites applicants for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Human Geography. We seek a candidate whose teaching and research interests contribute to innovative perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity. Topical sub-areas might include, for example, racial discrimination; spaces of exclusion; black, feminist, or queer geographies; migration and mobility; liberation politics; solidarity and social movements; spaces of difference; social or environmental justice; legal geographies; and boundaries/borders. The candidate will teach courses in the field of human geography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We will give preference to candidates who engage research epistemologies and scholarly/critical traditions not well-represented in the discipline, and whose interests complement the teaching and research profile of the department’s faculty. Interest in innovative pedagogies, civic engagement and activism, or new geographical research methods, and/or a regional specialization would be an added benefit. We will also give preference to candidates who can help diversify our faculty or draw
a more diverse student body to the discipline through the substance of their research and teaching.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.
Additional information about the Department of Geography and Rutgers University can be found at

Harvey Mudd College Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2018. Applications are invited from scholars working on any aspect of science and technology and their social dimensions. We especially encourage applicants whose work draws attention to intersections of science and technology with race, gender, sexuality, class and/or disability. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to, anthropology, communication, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Applicants are asked to provide in their cover letter detailed examples of strategies used to support underrepresented students and to promote diversity in the classroom.


This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of  $3000 per year to support travel and research.  Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.


Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.


Applications must be submitted to:[] Preference  will be given to applications received by Nov. 15, 2017. Applicants will be asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a short research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy,  two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation.


Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee:

College Assistant Position at CUNY CSI Available

An Assistant Professor from CUNY—College of Staten Island, is looking to fill a part-time position for
Research Assistance through the position of “College Assistant”. Her ethnographic research is broadly in
the areas of disability rights, neoliberal governance and social justice struggles in the context of South
Asia. She is a faculty with visual impairment, and is looking for an advanced Grad student (preferably
Ph.D. student) to assist with research and to facilitate informational access.

You will be assisting with research pertaining to Disability Studies, International Development, Social
Work, and the like. The position is at a competitive hourly rate with health insurance and other CUNY
benefits after three months.

Candidates who are interested in international development, social justice and disability/diversity studies
can greatly benefit. This position is ideal for those who are interested in conducting research, or are
interested in pursuing a career in academics or a profession in the Social Sciences.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1) Assist with accessing interdisciplinary research resources, conducting literature reviews, and
2) Assist with grantwriting—searching grant databases and grant proposal editing.
3) Facilitate informational access as needed for teaching and research materials through operating
blackboard and other occupational tasks. Assist with curriculum, student records, and other administrative
duties as needed.
4) Assist with document conversion/scanning, visual formatting, editing, and with operating classroom
technology when needed.
1) Background in the social sciences or humanities (current grad/PhD students strongly preferred).
2) Interest in disability studies, globalization, international development, and diversity issues strongly
3) Strong writing, research, and communication skills.
4) Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and ability to use other online
platforms to streamline work.
5) Strong organizational and time management skills.


Please contact Dr. Vandana Chaudhry with your Resume/C.V. via email at For additional details, call (312) 451-3884 or (718) 982-2191.
The position opens soon.

Research Scientist Opening at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps is seeking applications for a 2-year Research Scientist in the topics of Biophilia and Mindfulness to join the growing Research Institute at Phipps, which is focused on interdisciplinary research in the fields of ecology, human health and wellness, environmental education, science communication and outreach, and social justice. In line with its focus on sustainability and health, Phipps’ Research Institute looks to expand its research program related to biophilia and connections to human and ecological health. Phipps seeks integrative and multidisciplinary research to bridge the gap in our understanding between the built and natural environments and effects on mental and physical well-being.

The research scientist will work collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as develop collaborations with local universities and organizations. Duties will include conducting original research, securing research equipment, leading data collection, analyzing data, grant writing, and assisting in presentations of the innovative studies being conducted.


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in human ecology, psychology, medicine, public health, neuroscience, or closely-related disciplines. Focal areas of expertise might include mindfulness-based interventions or biophilic design. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. The candidate must be proficient with computer software and data management, a publication and presentation record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience, and success obtaining extramural grants and research contracts. Teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and salary history by clicking on the “Apply for this job” button or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.[].

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in #CulturalGeography & #GIS @ManhattanEdu

Manhattan College is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of cultural geography with research and teaching proficiency in GIS. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary Department of Sociology and play a key role in developing our new geography curriculum as well as the expansion of the department’s social analytical emphasis into socio-spatial analysis. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in geography or a related field by the time of employment. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in critical and cultural geography (including global and political economic), as well as interests in gender, race, migration, and environmental sustainability. Requirements for successful applicants are (a) demonstrable experience and excellence in teaching and (b) proficiency in GIS. We are especially interested in applicants able to foster critical inquiry and support Manhattan College’s commitment to social justice and service to the community. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send: a) a letter of application (including a brief statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research agenda) and b) current CV directly to

c) three (3) professional reference letters should be sent directly to the Department of Sociology at  Questions concerning this position may be sent to Dr. Cory Blad, Chair of Sociology (

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Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable of that mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applications from underrepresented segments of the population are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V.

Introductions and qualitative GIS research on Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care Ethics (TRACE) at NUS (Singapore)

Two Research Fellowships and a PhD scholarship at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for research using qualitative GIS (qualiGIS) to study ageing and transnational care relations.
The project is titled, ‘Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care Ethics (TRACE)’. It consists of six components, of which four involves integrating qualitative research and GIS visualisation to flesh out the every geographies of older people in Singapore and Australia (and the transnational relations contained within).
1. Two Research Fellowships, one of which is earmarked for applicants who have intermediate to advanced competencies in GIS (spatial analysis), and knowledge of or willingness to do qualitative research. Details can be found at: The successful applicant will be asked to commence duties in January 2018.  Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree (or awaiting conferment). The application deadline is on 29 September 2017.
2. One PhD Scholarship connected to the project, also commencing in January 2018 (although promising applicants requesting to start in August 2018 will also be considered). Details for the PhD Scholarship can be found at: application deadline is on 6 October 2017.