Council on Southeast Asia Studies: Postdoctoral Associate

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 15 January 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Council on Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) at Yale University seeks applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asia Studies. The appointment period is from July 1, 2021 - June 30th, 2022.

The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate with CSEAS faculty to organize, facilitate and attend the brownbag seminar series in Southeast Asian Studies, which meets on most Wednesdays at noon throughout the academic year. In addition, the fellow will teach one course of their own design in either of the two semesters in residence. Opportunities to teach a second course will be available, if the fellow so desires. The postdoctoral associate will be encouraged to devote all other time during the appointment to their own research and publishing agenda. CSEAS will endeavor to create mentorship opportunities for the fellow with faculty in the Council, and, where appropriate, across the university.

Ph.D. awarded between 2018 and June 15, 2021; specializing in Southeast Asia with disciplinary training in the humanities and social-sciences; during appointment, pursue a significant research and writing project; participate in core CSEAS activities such as the weekly brownbag series; and teach one course with substantial Southeast Asia-related content during the 2021-2022 academic year.

To foster mentorship and collaboration, proposals that express synergies with current CSEAS faculty research interests are encouraged; however, novel proposals bringing new perspectives to Southeast Asian Studies are also welcome, provided that applicants can demonstrate potential ways their work would engage with faculty at Yale.

Residence in New Haven will be expected in order to foster intellectual exchange with other members of the Program. If public health considerations continue to demand remote work during the postdoctoral period in 2021-2022, the residency requirement may be relaxed in accordance with University regulations, as well as U.S. and Connecticut State public health guidelines.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, a brief course description or syllabus of a proposed course, writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted by January 15th, 2021. Confidential letters of recommendation and additional information may be solicited from finalists for the position.

All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio.

For questions, please contact Kristine Mooseker, Assistant Director for CSEAS by email at

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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.