Teaching Postdoc at Holy Cross

Dec 21, 2018

Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowship (2019-2021) to begin August 2019.  A recent Ph.D. with a strong emphasis in environmental studies within the humanities, arts, and social sciences is required. A Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies is preferred.  We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses one or more of the following issues: environmental racism, social and economic justice, ecological health and development, globalism, urban nature, human geography, environmentally displaced communities.

The fellow will teach three courses per year, including an Introduction to Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences course.  The fellow is eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.  The Environmental Studies Program at Holy Cross has a strong core of dedicated faculty; our commitment to liberal arts education enables meaningful collaborations among faculty and across courses.  To learn more about our program visit: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/environmental-studies.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.


Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, one sample syllabus of a course you have taught or would like to teach in this position, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/58689 .

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 18, 2018.  Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Sarah Luria, Director, Environmental Studies Program, sluria@holycross.edu.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.