Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society


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Job: Editor/Communications Associate

The RCC is looking for a recent graduate and/or doctoral student to join its communications team. The position will start ideally on 15 November 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Editing and communications staff work part time (19h/week) as a member of a team, editing outreach materials, scholarly manuscripts, and working on the RCC’s public profile in the field of environmental humanities. The position may suit candidates who are interested in or enrolled in further study at LMU Munich. Editing and communications staff at the RCC have the opportunity to join in activities with LMU graduate students and the community of international scholars affiliated with the center as Carson Fellows, and have access to university resources, including Munich’s university libraries and the Bavarian State Library, which together house over twenty million volumes.

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Job: Research Associate for Environment & Society Portal

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is seeking a Research Associate to join our small team working on the Environment & Society Portal, the Rachel Carson Center’s gateway to openly accessible resources on the human-environment relationship. This is a part-time (19h/week) position suitable for PhD candidates. The position starts 15 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter; the initial contract will be for six months with the possibility of renewal.

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CfA: Two Student Assistant Positions

The RCC is looking for two students in any humanities subject to assist the work of the center on a part-time basis. Research assistants work between 8–12 hours per week as part of a small team. Duties include library service (supporting our international visiting fellows with library access, photocopying, etc.); assisting at conferences, workshops, and other events; processing outgoing mail; staffing the RCC front desk and library; and various other duties related to the day-to-day work of our busy research institute. Research assistants are an integral part of our community of scholars and have the opportunity to attend our lunchtime colloquia, workshops, social events, and make use of the academic resources at the center.

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CfA: Doctoral Program “Environment and Society” at LMU Munich, Germany

The doctoral program “Environment and Society” invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society on an interdisciplinary basis. The program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum. Within the scope of the program, doctoral students acquire the ability to understand the emergence and interactions of natural and social processes. The stimulating research environment, intensive supervision, and opportunity to form international networks offer excellent conditions for doctoral students. Continue reading


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CfA: Zusatzstudium Environmental Studies/Environmental Studies Certificate Program Coordinator

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is accepting applications for its Environmental Studies Certificate Program Coordinator position. The contract is for 24 hours per week, and runs from 1 July 2015 until 31 August 2018. Candidates must be fluent in both German and English.

Application deadline is 31 May 2015. More information can be found here.


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CfA: PhD/Doctoral Researchers in Collaboration with ENHANCE ITN

The Rachel Carson Center is participating in a new European graduate training network, the Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) Innovative Training Network (ITN).

ENHANCE ITN is now seeking outstanding applicants for 12 PhD/doctoral researchers. Please see the program website for information about eligibility, stipends, and the research partners.

Three doctoral fellows will be hosted at the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and one at the Deutsches Museum, with two teams working on the topics “Climates of Memory” and “Climates of Risk” within the larger network, which includes four additional fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds and four at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. These European-funded positions begin 1 October 2015 and include professional opportunities to work with organizational partners, including the Bündnis Mensch und Tier Stiftung and several others in the UK, Sweden, and Germany. All applications for the Munich-based positions should be submitted through the LMU Graduate Center portal.

Deadline: 15 May 2015