SEARCH SUSPENDED: Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship - Asian/Comparative Environmental Humanities

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Deadline: March 15, 2020

UPDATE 4/24/20: Due to COVID-19, Duke University has suspended new non-faculty searches. This Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow search has accordingly been put on pause. In the event that we are able to restart the search process at a later point, we will notify all applicants.

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Global Asia Initiative invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Humanities. The position is for an inter-disciplinary scholar from the humanities and/or history with interests in related fields including the interpretive social sciences. The preferred region of inquiry is Asia but comparative studies including an Asian segment are also welcome. Topics of inquiry are not limited, but Duke has a considerable interest in the study of water across the disciplines—rivers, lakes, oceans, wetlands etc.—which we would like to deepen (aquatic aesthetics; the blue humanities; philosophical ecologies.) No teaching is required for this position.

The successful candidate for the Franklin Postdoctoral fellowship will be a part of both the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and the Global Asia Initiative (GAI). Apart from focusing on their own work, the Fellow will be expected to give a presentation of their scholarship at the FHI and co-direct (with another Franklin postdoc) a working group for early career visiting scholars. The fellow will also participate and help organize Global Asia Initiative events often in cooperation with FHI. Generally, Franklin Fellows are invited to take advantage of other opportunities to connect with Duke’s vibrant interdisciplinary humanities community, e.g. by organizing a working group on a topic of their choice.

Applicant should have PhD conferred by June 2020. The fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Postdoctoral fellows are eligible for health and most employee benefits. Research and travel allowance may be provided. This position is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2020 with a possibility of 2nd year appointment, upon evaluation.

Applicants must submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences; Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample (dissertation chapter, refereed journal article, or refereed conference proceeding); and three references (contact information only) via the online application at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/15859.

Applications received by March 15, 2020 will receive primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, mentoring and service. The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute shares this commitment in the spirit of our namesake.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.