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Franklin Humanities Institute in ,
Date Posted 07/22/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled
Fellowship ID:Duke -FHI -POSTDOC_ENV_HUM [#18992, 3820]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Asian/Comparative Environmental Humanities
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Environmental Humanities
Appl Deadline:2021/10/31 11:59PM (posted 2021/07/20)
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Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship – Franklin Humanities Institute & Global Asia Initiative, Duke University

The 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 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 2021. 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 September 1, 2021 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.

Applications received by July 31, 2021 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.

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