Yale Postdoctoral Program in East Asian Studies


Inaugurated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising scholars specializing in East Asia two years at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale’s resources. Proposals with single region or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea are welcome.

Application Information

To apply to the Council on East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Associates Program at Yale University, you are required to submit the following materials online via Interfolio (link will be available in mid-October).

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Abstract of Dissertation (250 words)
  • Course Proposal
  • Statement Regarding Intended Future Research Project (no more than 2,500 words)
  • Writing Sample (no more than 30 pages).  The sample can be a dissertation chapter, journal article, or other such academic paper.  
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via a dossier service or from the recommenders directly. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in the letters submitted. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation.

The on-line application deadline is January 5th, 2024. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of (underrepresented) minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged (or welcomed).

Application date
2 years
Social sciences