Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University is currently accepting applications for the Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies to begin January 1, 2018 (pending funding approval). The search is open to any aspects of academic research in Southeast Asia with a transnational orientation. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, beliefs, ethics, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries.

The annual stipend is $50,000, with an additional $5,000 for research and travel expenses, and a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000 will also be provided. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

Education Required

Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment in one of the following fields: anthropology, art history, Asian studies, Asian American studies, cinema, comparative literature, Sanskrit studies, global health studies, history, political science, religion, sociology, or women’s/gender/sexuality studies.

Experience Preferred

  • Research and publication
  • Research productivity


  • Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.
  • Research statement: This should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy.
  • Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made.

There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled.

Application date
2 years
Social sciences