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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global Health

Posted: 2/16/2018 (Employment)

The multidisciplinary academic program in Global Health at Yale seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, with an option of renewal for the following academic year. Each Fellow will teach two undergraduate courses (one per semester) drawing on their respective areas of expertise in Global Health. They will also pursue research with a mentor of their choosing and participate in the interdisciplinary community provided by the Global Health Justice Partnership, directed by Professors Amy Kapczynski, Alice M. Miller, and Gregg Gonsalves. Participating Yale faculty in the program include members of Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Public Health, History of Science and Medicine, Ethnicity Race & Migration. Successful candidates will also be granted a budget to host events that contribute to interdisciplinary conversations about Global Health.

Program Description

This program, administered by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and led by the Global Health Justice Partnership, develops the ability of Yale undergraduates to think critically and analytically about key challenges in global health today.  Students balance their appreciation for biomedical and technical issues related to diseases, their treatment and prevention, with their growing understanding of the historical, social, economic and political concerns that are implicated in how health is determined and experienced in the 21st century.


Requirements: PhD awarded between 2015 and June 15, 2018 in any field, or JD; demonstrated record of interdisciplinary engagement across biomedical and social sciences and humanities.  Field or teaching experience in global health preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Short Research Statement (1 page), CV, one writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article on which you are the primary author), 1-2 sample course syllabi, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential mentors in their cover letter.

For further information, contact Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Deputy Director, Larisa Satara at larisa.satara@yale and/or Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, Professor Alice M. Miller at

To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by Friday, March 16, 2018. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in their letters.

Visit the link below to apply.

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Deadline: 03/16/2018

Location: Yale University