Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (Illinois)

Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2008-2009
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks two postdoctoral fellows for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Applicants should conduct research germane to Asian American studies. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field.

During their stay at UIUC, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to participate in research, teaching, and service. While research is the primary responsibility, fellows will be expected to teach an introductory-level course in Asian American Studies during the second semester in residence. Fellows are expected to give one talk on campus on their research project.

The stipend for 2008-2009 year will be $42,000. In addition, $5,000 will be provided for research, travel, and related expenses. Full fringe benefits will be available during the 12-month appointment period. The program will provide the fellow with office space and routine office support for photocopying, faxing, mailing, etc.

A doctoral degree, in hand, is required by July 16, 2008. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their degrees in the past five years. Both postdoctoral fellowships will begin on August 16, 2008, are for one year, and are non-renewable.

To apply, candidates should submit four collated application packets. Each packet should include a curriculum vita, a statement of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, and a sample of scholarly writing (10-25 pages). Official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be sent directly to the Program to complete the file.

Application material should be sent to: Post Doc Review Committee, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 West Nevada Street, MC 142, Urbana, IL 61801.

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the AASP office by 5:00 p.m. on February 29, 2008.

For further information: Contact the Asian American Studies Program at (217) 244-9530 or aaspATuiucDOTedu. For further information on the Asian American Studies Program, please visit our web site: http://www.aasp.uiuc.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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