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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Additional explanation regarding three of the required documents:

  • Writing sample: If the writing sample is available online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.
  • Research statement: This statement should address one's research agenda and publication strategy.
  • Transcript(s): An unofficial transcript can be submitted as part of the application. Please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a PhD degree will be required before an offer is made.

There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled, and letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
Department Chao Center for Asian Studies
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18086
Open Date 03/22/2018
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University in Houston, Texas is currently accepting applications for the Annette and Hugh Gragg postdoctoral research fellowship in Transnational Asian Studies to begin July 1, 2018. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of peoples, products, ideas, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries. The search is open to geographical/conceptual areas of transnational Asia, including Asian diaspora, and to a broad historical time of research.

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. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

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

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Applicants must have a PhD degree in hand by the time of appointment in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Art History, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Global Health Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies.

Applicants working in oral history are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Research productivity.

Skills Required

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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 required documents:


  • Writing sample: If the writing sample is available online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.
  • Research statement: This statement should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy.
  • Transcript(s): An unofficial transcript can be submitted as part of the application. Please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a PhD degree will be required before an offer is made.

There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled, and letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates.

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Job Duties

Job Duty Name Teaching
Description of Job Duty

- Teach one class per year

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research
Description of Job Duty

- Participate in the 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 or will you have a PhD or other doctoral degree by the time of appointment in one of the following fields: anthropology, art history, asian american studies, asian studies, cinema, comparative literature, cultural studies, ethnic studies, global health studies, history, political science, religion, science and technology studies, sociology, or women’s/gender/sexuality studies?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not currently, but will by June 30, 2018