Brandeis University, Environmental Studies - Health: Science, Society, and Policy

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-ENVS-HSSP-KAY [#17641]
Fellowship Title: Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health and Climate Change
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Environmental Health
Health / Health
Climate Change
Environmental Science
Starting Date:2021/07/01
Appl Deadline:2021/01/25 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/24, finished 2021/05/10, listed until 2021/05/24)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program and the Environmental Studies Program at Brandeis University invite applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health and Climate Change, beginning Fall 2021. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in either natural or social sciences who study the intersection between climate change and human health. The degree must be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship and preferably received within the past six years.

The Fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer with a joint appointment in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Environmental Studies. The Fellow will teach one undergraduate course per semester on topics of domestic or global environmental health. Course topics might include an overview course on climate change and human health, disaster management, zoonotic disease and vector control, or an advanced course in their particular area of expertise. Syllabi should include a focus on the health impacts of vulnerable populations and policy approaches and lessons learned.

The Fellow will also actively pursue his or her own research interests with the support of a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. The salary for the first year is $60,000, plus university employee benefits and a modest moving expense allowance (around $1,500). The Fellow will contribute to the vibrant intellectual communities of Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Environmental Studies; interdisciplinary connections and mentoring are available and encouraged.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, brief description of research, copies of relevant publications, potential course descriptions, a teaching statement, a diversity statement (, teaching evaluations and the names and contact information of three referees to Only online applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 25, 2021.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and seek candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Dan Perlman, Chair, Kay Fellow Search Committee,

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453