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Yale Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Yale University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Humanities, to begin in July 2019. The Fellow will be affiliated with the interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities. The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the Directed Studies program, an integrated set of courses in western literature, philosophy, and historical & political thought. Instructors teaching in the program take turns giving the weekly lecture to the entire program, and meet with their own smaller group of fifteen students twice each week in a seminar setting.

In addition to the two courses in Directed Studies, the Fellow will teach one additional course in the Humanities Program, on a topic chosen in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair. The Fellow will devote the rest of his or her time to individual research and will have opportunities to present work-in-progress to faculty in the Humanities Program. The salary is $50,000 plus benefits (including health coverage) and a research/travel allowance of $2000. 

Qualifications

Applicants must have received the Ph.D or equivalent degree in a humanistic field of inquiry after September 2016 and before July 2019. Priority will be given to applications from individuals who have not held other postdoctoral fellowships.

Applicants must be qualified to teach in one of the three tracks: Literature, Philosophy, or Historical and Political Thought. Please consult the Directed Studies website for the syllabus and other information, at www.yale.edu/directedstudies

Application Instructions

  • Cover Letter indicating reason for interest in this appointment, including a statement of teaching interests and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dissertation summary in 1-2 pages
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One copy of an official transcript for all graduate studies

All applications must be submitted via Interfolio by April 1, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Institution
Application date
1 Apr 2019
Duration
1 year
Country
America United States New England
Discipline
Humanities Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 3 years
Grants available
1
Award granted
US$ 50.000/year + research & travel funds
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