HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Asia Center/Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
01 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2019
Ref
8661
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area

Asia Center

Position Description

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center offers two postdoctoral fellowships.

The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries with the requirement that their research includes a component dealing with Greater China.

Please note that Harvard Ph.D.s will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances.

Applicants may apply to one or both fellowships using the same application.

FELLOWSHIP GRANT:

  1. Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning September 1, 2019, with a stipend of $60,000, individual health insurance coverage for the grantee, and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds. Please note that fellowship recipients must inform the Asia Center of any other accepted awards which overlap with the Asia Center fellowship, and that the Asia Center may reduce its offer accordingly.
  2. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided shared office space, a Harvard email address, and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS:

Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area and regular participation in Asia Center activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a public talk.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. degree

Additional Qualifications

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2014 or later in any area of the humanities, social sciences, or related fields with serious engagement with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be single-country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects. Fellowship recipients must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2019.

Please note that Harvard Ph.D.s will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances.

Special Instructions

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019

Required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae: Please include citizenship, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s), email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline and institution, as well as languages.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (up to two pages): In the first paragraph, you must include a title and explicitly describe how your proposed research engages with at least two Asian countries. Please also address: Your plan at each stage of your research during the fellowship; particular resources that you intend to use at each stage; the advantages of doing your postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard; and whom among the Harvard faculty you plan to seek out while in residence.
  • Transcript
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Dissertation Table of Contents
  • List of Publications
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Contact Information

Jorge Espada
Senior Program Manager
Harvard University Asia Center
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

jorge_espada@harvard.edu

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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