Macalester College, MNI Postdoc ES

Position ID:Macalester-MNIES-IESS [#25341]
Position Title: Interdisciplinary Scholar in Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Environmental Studies
Appl Deadline:2023/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/15, finished 2024/01/16, listed until 2024/02/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Macalester College is seeking to hire an interdisciplinary scholar who works in the emerging field of Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences (IESS). According to Indigenous scholar Kyle Whyte, the field of IESS “centers Indigenous historical heritages, living intellectual traditions, research approaches, education practices, and political advocacy to investigate how humans can live respectfully within dynamic ecosystems.”[1] We welcome applicants with specializations including but not limited to environmental inequities, climate adaptation and resilience, and natural resource management (forests, wildlife and/or fisheries). Candidates for this position could employ a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods depending on their field of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates whose research is publicly and civically engaged.

For over fifty years, Macalester has had a dedicated and deeply interdisciplinary focus on Environmental Studies. We use case studies, problem-solving, and a community-centered approach to address environmental problems at the local, national and global levels. Our core faculty bring expertise from the humanities, social sciences, physical, and biological sciences. Our affiliated faculty come from all corners of campus, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, education, geography, geology, and physics.

We seek candidates who complement the existing strengths of the department. Depending on the candidate’s expertise, we imagine this position supporting new courses in traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and/or Indigenous research theory and methods. Electives could include topics like Indigenous land and resource management, Indian law, food sovereignty, environmental restoration, and advanced topics in environmental justice broadly defined.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 15 and continue accepting them until the position is filled.

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Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105