Category Archives: fellowships & scholarships

Wabash Workshop for Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty

Dear Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you were aware of this unique opportunity at the Wabash Center.

2011-12 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.
Applications are due January 14, 2011

Leadership Team
Kwok Pui-Lan, Episcopal Divinity School (Director)
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion
David K. Yoo, UCLA

This workshop will gather 14 faculty, drawn from diverse religious specializations, in their first years of teaching, for a week during two successive summers and for a weekend winter retreat in a warm location. As a learning community of committed and skilled teachers, this workshop will explore such topics as:

  • Issues particularly germane to the pedagogy and politics of faculty of Asian descent in the academy
  • Vocation, career, and becoming a fulfilled, engaged teacher/scholar
  • Teaching and thriving in one’s institutional context
  • Course design, assignments, learning goals and assessment
  • Dealing with religious, social, ethnic, racial, and learning diversities in the classroom
  • Issues of tenure preparation

Workshop Goals

  • To invite participants into formal and informal dialogue about existing and needed habits and practices of teaching from the perspectives of professors of Asian descent
  • To create an environment to speak honestly about the politics and pressures of teaching and learning in higher education in intra- and multi-racial/cultural contexts
  • To foster collaborative projects and conversation that will facilitate experimentation for better teaching
  • To develop a reflective practice, both individually and communally, about vocation, identity, and well being that incorporates the rigors of scholarship, teaching and leadership as tenure is being considered

For more information including eligibility and application requirements:

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.

Thomas Pearson, Ph.D [EMAIL DR. PEARSON]
Associate Director, Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
fax – 765-361-6051


Hmong Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Minnesota


The Program in Asian American Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce a new 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship in any field of Hmong Studies, generously funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Applicants should conduct research germane to Hmong Studies. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field.

During their stay at the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to participate in research, teaching, and service. While research is the primary responsibility, fellows will be expected to teach one course related to their research interests and consonant with the curricular needs of the Asian American Studies program. In addition, fellows are expected to give one talk on campus on their research project.

The stipend for 2009-2010 year will be $45,000, with full fringe benefits. 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 August 31, 2009. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their degrees in the past five years. The postdoctoral fellowship will begin on August 31, 2009, is for one year, and is non-renewable.

Applications should be completed on-line at the UMN jobsite (search for requisition # 160379).

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the Institute for Advanced Study by April 15, 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Waltner (Email Ann Waltner) or Erika Lee (Email Dr. Lee).


Erika Lee, Director
Asian American Studies Program
Associate Professor Department of History and Asian American Studies
University of Minnesota
1012 Heller Hall
271 -19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
work: 612/624-9569
fax: 612/624-7096

Postdoctoral fellowships at the USC US-China Institute

Please share the announcement below with colleagues and students.

USC U.S.-China Institute 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowships

We invite applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations.

The University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting edge, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, professional development seminars, and timely public lectures, symposia, screenings, and exhibitions.

The Institute will select and support two postdoctoral fellows in 2009-2010. We invite applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations. Consideration will be given to applicants in all areas, but we are especially eager to encourage applications from scholars focusing on topics such as energy, the environment, investment, new media, film and television, soft power, migration, ethno-religious issues, and identity. Fellows will be encouraged to work with the Institute’s affiliated faculty and with others at the university. Learn about the Institute at

The competition is open to junior scholars: those who received a Ph.D. within the last 3 years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 2009. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, business, law, and communications are encouraged.

Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2009.

The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 towards moving expenses, and computer support.

Applicants must submit: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 5-7 page research proposal, 3) a list of publications (when applicable), 4) a graduate transcript, and 5) 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation. Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee. Applications must be in English.

Application materials must be postmarked on or before January 28, 2009.

USC U.S. – China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa Street
FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America

The web version of this announcement is at:

Please direct questions to