Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities of East Asia

July 29, 2020

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 October 1, 2020 - June 30th, 2021. 

The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with a faculty member to facilitate the yearlong Environmental Humanities workshop, a seminar discussion group that meets six times per semester as part of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Certificate Program. The fellow also may teach one course of their own design in the spring 2021 semester. 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 2017 and June 15, 2020 specializing in the environment in East Asia from the perspective of literature, history, history of art, anthropology, religion, cinema, or another humanities perspective; during appointment, pursue a significant research and writing project; play an important leadership role in Yale’s new graduate certificate program in the environmental humanities; and co-facilitate the yearlong Environmental Humanities workshop. Expertise and engagement with public humanities or digital humanities particularly desirable. Proposals with single region or trans-regional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome. While residence in New Haven is strongly encouraged, due to the short timeline and unusual circumstances, it may be possible to work remotely, at least for the fall semester.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, brief course description, writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words, and the names and contact information for three references. Application review will start on August 3, 2020 and continue on a rolling basis. Confidential letters of recommendation and additional information may be solicited from finalists for the position.

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)

Brief Course Description (1)

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

Names and contact information for three academic references