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.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. 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, Global Health Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies.
Job responsibilities: (1) Teaching one class per year, and (2) Active participation in the Center's Transnational Asia Research Initiative
(TARI) leading to one public seminar and two publishable articles per year.
This position has no application deadline and will remain open until filled.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY THROUGH Rice University's electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.
The position will remain open until filled. The following documents are
One sample syllabus for an undergraduate course
Academic statement addressing one's research agenda and publication strategy
Writing sample (or online site link for online publications), preferably published
Official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree
Three signed letters of recommendation
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Full details of this position are available on the H-Net Job Guide at the following link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55487