University of California - Santa Barbara, History, Geography, and English
The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year Mellon-Sawyer postdoctoral fellowship (2013-14) in marine environmental history, broadly conceived.
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (2013-14) in marine environmental history, broadly conceived. Applicants should have interdisciplinary interests but may specialize in historical or political ecology or geography, cultural, contemporary, or environmental history, or the histories of science, art, or literature. The fellowship will be part of a temporary research center in marine environmental history funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer seminar series, which supports collaborative and comparative scholarship on the “historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments.” The fellow will not teach courses but will assist in the organization of public events, study groups, and symposia, as well as the production of publications related to the center’s activities.
UCSB is one of the world’s leading institutions for ocean research and teaching. The university’s extraordinary programs and resources in this area include the Marine Science Institute, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans, Digital Ocean project, Blue Horizons program, Sustainable Fisheries Group, Outreach Center for Teaching in Ocean Science, four coastal nature reserves, and two marine oriented, National Science Foundation funded Long-Term Ecological Research(LTER) sites. The UCSB campus is located one hundred miles northwest of Los Angeles on coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
The postdoctoral fellow will receive a salary of $41,364-44,340 (depending on experience) plus benefits, as well as up to $3,500 for research and travel expenses.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for two recommenders. All materials should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2013. Include the words “Mellon Sawyer” in the subject heading. Please send any questions about the position to Peter Alagona at email@example.com. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Peter S. Alagona (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Lopez-Carr (email@example.com)
Teresa Shewry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Secondary Categories:||Maritime History / Studies