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Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Additional explanation regarding three of the six required documents: - Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself. - Research statement: This should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy. - Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made. There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies
Department Chao Center for Asian Studies
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18016
Open Date 08/23/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University is currently accepting applications for the Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies to begin January 1, 2018 (pending funding approval). The search is open to any aspects of academic research in Southeast Asia with a transnational orientation. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, beliefs, ethics, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries.

The annual stipend is $50,000, with an additional $5,000 for research and travel expenses, and a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000 will also be provided. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment in one of the following fields: anthropology, art history, Asian studies, Asian American studies, cinema, comparative literature, Sanskrit studies, global health studies, history, political science, religion, sociology, geography, or women’s/gender/sexuality studies.

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred

- Research and publication

Skills Required

- Research productivity

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Typical office environment

Working Conditions

Typical office environment

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional explanation regarding three of the six required documents:

- Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.

- Research statement: This should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy.

- Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made.

There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11579

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Teaching
Description of Job Duty

- Teach one course per year

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duty Name Research and publication
Description of Job Duty

- Participate actively in the Chao Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI) leading to one public seminar and two publishable articles per year

Percentage of Time 80

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
  5. Transcripts
  6. Sample Syllabus
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in either anthropology, art history, Asian studies, Asian American studies, cinema, comparative literature, Sanskrit studies, global health studies, history, political science, religion, sociology, geography, or women’s/gender/sexuality studies?
    • Yes
    • Not currently, but will by December 31, 2017
    • No