JOB – Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University seeks to appoint one or more distinguished humanists whose work is related to the environment.  The position(s) will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding.  The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave.

The position is supported by the Princeton Environmental Institute – the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education,  and outreach at Princeton University.  Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to key environmental concerns including conservation, biodiversity, global change, energy, sustainable development, global health, clean air and water, wilderness preservation, and environmental justice.  Backgrounds in religion and ecology, environmental history, American Studies, environmental criticism, and creative expression are particularly of interest.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the Princeton Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University.  The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton.  He/she will be expected to teach one or more courses subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects.  Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics.  Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing.

The incumbent’s annual salary will be determined based upon his/her salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; (3) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (4) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; and (5) a current curriculum vitae.

To apply, please link to, position requisition number 1200121; Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Frances Juhasz at