HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Asia Center/Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Posted
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Ref
8032
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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.

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, 2018, with a stipend of $60,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee, and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds.

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 presentation in the Asia Center Seminar Series.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2013 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, 2018.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Application Deadline: January 12, 2018

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): What do you plan to do at each stage of your research during the fellowship? What particular resources do you intend to use at each stage? What are the advantages of doing your postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard; are there specific individuals you hope to seek out while in residence?
  • Transcript
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Dissertation Table of Contents
  • List of Publications

Contact Information

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

Contact Email jorge_espada@harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 2 Maximum Number of References Allowed 2 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Careers online
    • Bay State Banner
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Harvard Department Website
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Nomination Letter
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional Organization or Listserv
    • Referred by a colleague
  2. * Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please list your geographic specialization

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Transcript
  5. Dissertation Abstract
  6. Dissertation Table of Contents
  7. Other

Optional Documents