CfA: Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies


The Yale University Council on East Asian Studies seeks applications for up to four Postdoctoral Associates for an appointment period from July 1st, 2024 – June 30th, 2026. 

Inaugurated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising scholars specializing in East Asia two years at Yale University during which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale’s resources. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome. 

Housed in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Council on East Asian Studies provides an important interdisciplinary forum at Yale for academic exploration and support for the study of East Asia, bringing together scholars who specialize in, across, and beyond China, Japan, and Korea.

The salary is competitive and comes with a benefits package. Information regarding benefits associated with the position can be found here

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Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2021 and June 15, 2024 in any field specializing in East Asia; remain in residence for duration of appointment; during appointment revise doctoral dissertation or complete research project resulting in publishable manuscript; provide one lecture as part of the CEAS Postdoctoral Associates Lecture Series; and teach one undergraduate course for majors in East Asian studies. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract (250 words), course proposal, statement regarding intended research project (no more than 2500 words), writing sample (no more than 30 pages), and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, January 5, 2024. The writing sample can be a dissertation chapter, journal article, or other such academic paper. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via a dossier service or from the recommenders directly. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in their letters. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation. No late applications will be accepted.

All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.