The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a Folklorist whose scholarship/engagement focuses on the links between expressive culture and environmental and community sustainability for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship. They seek a scholar with focused Folklore training who can also teach broadly in environmental humanities, addressing such issues as climate change, environmental justice, climate migration, and the complexities of cultural sustainability.
Candidates must have a PhD (preferably in Folklore) at the time of appointment. The candidate will serve as a core member of UNC’s graduate Folklore Program and will also hold an adjunct appointment in the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program (E3P), for which they will lead the development of an Environmental Humanities minor. Half of the selected candidate’s courses within an academic-year 2/2 teaching schedule will contribute to this newly developed E3P minor.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Department of American Studies is committed to a vision of the University where all members of the community feel welcome valued, and can thrive.
Job Requirements: Ph.D. in Folklore or a related field whose scholarship/engagement focuses on the links between expressive culture and environmental and community sustainability.
Contact Blair Killian at [email protected].
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