Yale University invites applications from emerging scholars and early career faculty for appointment as the James and Mary Pinchot 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 and sustainability studies.

The appointment is available for up to three years. It will be held in the Yale 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 Pinchot Fellow 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.


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.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2015 and continue until the Fellowship is awarded.

Prior to applying, candidates should explore the School’s website (environment.yale.edu) and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School and more broadly at Yale. Please upload:

1) cover letter,

2) curriculum vita,

3) statement of research,

4) statement of teaching interests, and

5) names and contact information of four references via apply.interfolio.com/29435.

For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Angela Kuhne atfesdeansoffice@yale.edu. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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.