The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University invites applications for the role of Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia for academic year 2019-2020.
WEAI seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in modern or contemporary Japan within the social sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology), with preference for topics relating to the U.S., Asia, and the world. The Research Scholar will teach one course each semester in her/his area of expertise as well as pursue her/his own research project. The Research Scholar will be expected to participate actively in programs and events sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and other relevant units at Columbia.
The appointment will cover a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2020. It comes with shared office space and access to Columbia University libraries and resources.
Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements (dissertation completed and filed) between May 2016 and July 2019.
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1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
CV including a list of courses taught (if any)
Two course proposals with syllabi for seminars directed at M.A. students and advanced undergraduates
Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
Two scholarly writing samples
Two letters of recommendation, which should be emailed directly by referees to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Weatherhead East Asian Institute Attn: Sydnei Easley International Affairs Building Mail Code 3333 420 West 118th Street New York, NY 10027
All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received on or before March 15, 2019. Candidates may be invited for an interview to be held by Skype or in person. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential. Awards will be announced no later than April 15, 2019. Acceptance of award is due no later than May 1, 2019.
For more information about the role of Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the United States and East Asia, please contact WEAI Administrative Assistant, Sydnei Easley.
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Since its establishment in 1949 as the East Asian Institute, the Institute has been the center for modern and contemporary East Asia research, studies, and publication at Columbia, covering China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Mongolia (Inner Asia), Tibet, and, increasingly, the countries of Southeast Asia. In 2003, the Institute was renamed the Weatherhead East Asian Institute to honor the generosity of the Weatherhead Foundation.
The faculty members of the Institute are members of Columbia’s Schools of Arts and Sciences; Business; Law; International and Public Affairs; Social Work; Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Teachers College; and Barnard College. Annually, the Institute hosts a diverse group of visiting scholars, professionals, and students from the United States and abroad.