JOB – Postdoc Fellow, William & Mary


Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow (Science Writing)

The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) Program at the College of William & Mary is pleased to announce a two-year post doctoral position in environmental humanities/arts,  “Writing Science: Translating Scientific and Technical Knowledge for Diverse Audiences,” sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  This unique position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to showcase cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.S.) in hand by the time of appointment and expertise in both journalistic/technical writing and science.  Having teaching expertise/interests at the intersection of environmental science is preferred, but not necessary.

The fellow will be mentored (in writing, research, and teaching) by senior scholars in the ENSP, English, Biology, and Chemistry programs, teach one class per semester, mentor undergraduate research, and contribute to the development of science writing at the College.

Compensation includes yearly salary ($45,000), a research budget, and travel budget.  The Fellowship period begins in August 2013 and ends in August 2015.

Application materials, including a letter of application, a current CV/resume, a copy of transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, and a sample of science writing, should be submitted via the College’s recruitment site,

Review will begin February 24th and continue until the position is filled. The College of William and Mary is an EEO/AA employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

If you have questions, email: Andrew H. Fisher, Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program,