Duke University, History

Position ID:Duke-History-INSTR [#18686, 1554]
Position Title: Instructor-ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, CLIMATE
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / Environmental
Appl Deadline:2021/06/16 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2021/06/09, updated 2021/05/24, listed until 2021/06/16)
Position Description:    

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The Duke University Department of History invites applications for a one-semester (Fall 2021), part-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Instructor to teach History 197: ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, CLIMATE.

This Gateway Seminar course is an exploration of human relationships with the natural world from prehistory to the present. The course examines the discovery of fire, the domestication of plants and animals, the extraction of minerals and energy, the design of petrochemicals, and the result – splitting of atoms along with waste left behind. We pay particular attention to environmental impacts ranging from deforestation to glacial melting, and consider linkages to broader cultural processes, like religion, colonialism, and (anti)capitalism. The seminar uses case studies, hands-on activities, and collaborative research to demonstrate the application of historical knowledge to societal problems.

Candidates must have the PhD in hand before the appointment begins. We are searching for an experienced teacher with extensive knowledge of environmental history.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a teaching dossier, including a brief teaching statement. Candidates may be contacted with a request for further information.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
224 Classroom Building (East Campus)
Box 90719
Durham, NC 27708-0719

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