The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate for the 2018-19 academic year for a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Preferred start date September 1, 2018. The position is open to a scholar who would be in residence and participate in all of the Center's activities, including student-faculty seminars, workshops, and public lectures. The ideal applicant will have received a Ph.D. within the past three years and studies aspects of contemporary Chinese society from a social science disciplinary perspective. He/she will have opportunities to collaborate with the Center's faculty. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Yan Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the Center can be found at ccc.princeton.edu.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A statement of research plans and their relation to CCC activities (1-3 pages)
A current curriculum vitae
Contact information for two references
Two writing samples.
Application deadline: February 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive
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The mission of the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China is to advance the study of contemporary China at Princeton University and to provide substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today. Some of the most prominent examples include features of Chinese society, such as work organizations, the education system, t...he urban/rural divide, migration, social inequality, marriage and family, ethnicity and religion. Other examples include China’s fast economic growth, its nascent democratization efforts, and technological advances. The emphasis is on understanding social phenomena in China within its historical, cultural, political and economic context. Such study will not only help us understand China, but also other societies elsewhere, including developing and developed countries.
Recognizing the importance of China’s place in the world, the Center’s main goal is to help bring together and welcome those whose work focuses on issues that affect China today. The intent of the Center is to give an institutional home for such interdisciplinary collaboration and to bring together faculty and students whose research and work converge.
Our activities include a lecture series, graduate student workshops, and an annual PIIRS Global Seminar that will be held in China for the benefit of undergraduate students. Our faculty and students include members from Sociology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Anthropology, Politics, Religion, and the Woodrow Wilson School. The Center also hosts visiting scholars, postdoctoral research associates and other experts on contemporary China.
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