2023-24 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships
Job posting number: #7120936
Posted: January 11, 2023
Job DescriptionSchool Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.
Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome for the 2023-24 application cycle. Research topics may cover contemporary China or focus on any historical period. During the one-year fellowship, each fellow will be expected to pursue their own research, be in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area, and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences; however, we also welcome applications from scholars in other fields. Priority will be given to applicants who are planning to work with specific Harvard faculty members.
The deadline to apply is January 17, 2023.
The one-year fellowship period is from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024. Fellows will be expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.
Total annual stipend for An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows: $62,500
In addition to a health insurance benefits package, $3,000 in research funding for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.
A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required.
A PhD degree is required by one month prior to the start of the fellowship.
Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their PhD degree at the start of the fellowship.
Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.
Research topics may cover contemporary China or focus on any historical period. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences; however, applications are welcomed from scholars in other fields. Priority will be given to applicants who are planning to work with specific Harvard faculty members.
The one-year fellowship period is from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024. Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.
Candidates must provide confirmation of successful completion of their terminal doctoral degree, in the form of a diploma, certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by July 1, 2023, at the latest.
Candidates must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in their application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification.
To apply, you are required to submit by January 17, 2023:
• A one to two-page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your proposed research project. Please indicate if there are specific Harvard faculty with whom you are interested or intending to work. Please do not contact faculty directly at this stage.
• A five-page, double-spaced research proposal
• A writing sample (academic paper or dissertation chapter)
• Two to three letters of recommendation
All application materials must be in English.
If you have not received your PhD degree at the time of application, you must also submit the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship Advisor Confirmation Form. This form must be completed by your dissertation advisor and sent to [email protected] no later than January 31, 2023.
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employer
The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3
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