Brandeis University, Madeleine Haas Russell postdoc (LACLS/ENVS)

Position ID:Brandeis-MHR-MHRF [#24255]
Position Title: Madeleine Haas Russell Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Crisis, Risks, and Responses
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-2728, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Climate Justice
Starting Date:2023/07/01
Appl Deadline:2023/03/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/02/01, finished 2023/09/23, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

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The Brandeis University Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies and Environmental Studies invites applications for the Madeleine Haas Russell Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Crisis, Risks, and Responses. This is a two-year position, beginning Fall term 2023 and is subject to budgetary approval.

The Fellow will be based in two undergraduate programs at Brandeis: Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies and Environmental Studies, and will be expected to teach 2 courses per academic year and offer 1 academic lecture to the campus community during their time at Brandeis.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences by the beginning of the appointment.

We seek a scholar whose work focuses on the effects of climate change and/or responses to them, in Latin America, the Caribbean or for Latinx groups in the United States. Topics could include climate science, broadly construed, in Latin America and the Caribbean; environmental and climate justice in the region and in the diaspora; green/climate-extractivism; effects of climate risks, such as migration, political conflict, health, and poverty; risks and burdens of maladaptation; responses of indigenous and Afrodescendant groups to climate change and their active engagement in the processes of policymaking and development of climate action; and Latinax climate movements. We are open to multiple disciplines and quantitative, qualitative or mixed methodologies.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just and inclusive campus community.

Applicants should submit materials below here: 1) a cover letter of no more than three pages including descriptions of research, teaching experience and philosophy, and approaches to supporting diversity in the classroom; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3.) an article-length writing sample (may be a published article or chapter, or a chapter of the dissertation); 4) names and contact information for three referees.

Application deadline has been extended to March 21, 2023 Please contact committee chair Elizabeth Ferry ( with any questions.

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Further Info:
Brandeis University
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Waltham, MA 02453