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The ERI at IU Fellowship in Midwestern and Indiana Community History

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: Indiana, United States
    Position: Fellow

    Research Scientist, Midwestern/Indiana Community History
    ERI Fellow
    OAA: 21709-04

    The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in Midwestern and Indiana community history to begin in Fall 2018 (non-tenure track faculty-level); the appointment is renewable for up to four years. Applicants with interests in environmental, urban, social, and landscape history are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants.

    The position is part of IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative ( With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi-and trans-disciplinary collaborative research.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment along with demonstrated research experience in Midwestern social and/or environmental history; applicants with prior post-doctoral training will be favored in the review process. Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. The successful candidate will also hold Adjunct Research Scientist status in the IU Department of History and will be welcomed to join in that department’s intellectual and social activities. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

    Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials online at

    Questions about the position should be directed to: Eric Sandweiss, Carmony Chair of History and Search Committee Chair (

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

    Questions about the position should be directed to: Eric Sandweiss (, Carmony Chair of History and Search Committee Chair.

    Primary Category: None
    Secondary Categories: None
    Closing Date: 01/31/2018

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