Postdoc position: Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai

Institution: Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China
Position: one-year postdoctoral fellowship

Two postdoctoral positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions are available at the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai. These fellowships are for a period of up to one year, commencing on or after September 1, 2016.

Candidates working on any aspect of pre-twentieth century intra-Asian interactions are welcome to apply, but topics related to Indian Ocean and overland Eurasian connections are of particular interest to the Center.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD, preferably completed within the past five years (2011 and after).

Round trip airfare to Shanghai, a housing subsidy, and a monthly stipend will be provided by the Center for Global Asia. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the postdoctoral fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There is no teaching requirement.

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai serves as the hub within the NYU Global Network University system to promote the study of Asian interactions, both historical and contemporary. The overall objective of the Center is to provide global societies with information on the contexts for the reemerging connections between the various parts of Asia through research and teaching. This includes exploring how the polities and societies of Asia have interacted over time and are now beginning to interact again on broad fronts.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2016 and the position will be open until filled. To be considered, applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a 3-5- page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
This entry was posted in announcements, job openings, jobs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s