Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities of East Asia

December 14, 2018

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University seeks applications for the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities. The appointment period is from July 1st, 2019 – June 30th, 2021. Reappointment for the second year will be subject to satisfactory evaluation of the first year performance in the postdoctoral position.

The postdoctoral associate is expected to teach one course over the two years of the fellowship. The fellow also will collaborate each year with a faculty member to lead the yearlong Environmental Humanities workshop, a seminar discussion group that meets six times per semester as part of the new Environmental Humanities Graduate Certificate Program. The postdoctoral associate is invited to join the Yale Environmental Humanities Steering Committee, which is comprised of faculty and students and thus participate in the overall leadership and direction of Environmental Humanities at Yale.

Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2016 and June 15, 2019 specializing in the environment in East Asia from the perspective of literature, history, history of art, anthropology, religion, cinema, or another humanities perspective; remain in residence for duration of appointment; play an important leadership role in helping to launch Yale’s proposed new graduate certificate program in the environmental humanities; during appointment, pursue a significant research and writing project; and teach one undergraduate course for majors in East Asian Studies. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, course proposal, statement regarding intended research project, writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words, and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via a dossier service or from the recommenders directly. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in their letters. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation. No late applications will be accepted.

All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio:

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Further information about the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter (1)

C.V. (1)

Dissertation Abstract (1)

Course Proposal (1)

Research Statement (1)

Writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words (1)

Confidential Letters of Recommendation or Evaluation (3)

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