Job – Fellow in Sustainability Studies at Yale University, Due May 15, 2015

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Fellow in Sustainability Studies at Yale University

Yale University invites applications from emerging scholars for appointment as the Fellow in Sustainability Studies. The Fellow will display early promise of excellence in research focused on issues of broad environmental significance using perspectives from the humanities, social sciences or biological/physical sciences. We are especially interested in scholars who demonstrate a commitment to excellence through diversity and who would contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental studies.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field and will show evidence of exceptional ability in both research and teaching. Personal experience of communities that are underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, would be an asset.

The appointment is available for up to three years. It will held in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, but the Fellow will have opportunities to interact with faculty, students, and leadership across the University. Interest in collaborating with other faculty in a strongly interdisciplinary School, as well as with faculty working in cognate departments within Yale College, would be advantageous.

The Fellow will be appointed at the rank of Associate Research Scholar. S/he will be expected to assist with the mentoring of PhD, Masters and undergraduate students, as well as teach one seminar course per year in an area of sustainability studies. Otherwise the Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue independent research.

Submit materials by Friday, May 15, 2015 for full consideration.

Prior to applying, candidates should explore the School’s website ( and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School and more broadly at Yale. Please upload: 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, and 4) the names and contact information of four references via

For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Angela Kuhne at Salary will be commensurate with experience.


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