Postdoctoral Fellowship â Franklin Humanities Institute & Global Asia
Initiative, Duke University
John Hope Franklin
Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Global Asia Initiative invite 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 disciplinesârivers,
lakes, oceans, wetlands etc.âwhich we would like to deepen (aquatic aesthetics;
the blue humanities; philosophical ecologies.) No teaching is required for this
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 Dukeâs vibrant
interdisciplinary humanities community, e.g. by organizing a working group on a
topic of their choice.
should have PhD conferred by June
2021. The fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidateâs
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 September 1, 2021 with a possibility of 2nd year appointment,
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.
received by July 31,
2021 will receive primary consideration, but the position will
remain open until filled.
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.
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