Post-Doctoral Fellow Positions in Asian Studies at NYU Shanghai


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The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai is pleased to announce the availability of two research positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions. One position is reserved for a postdoctoral fellow who already holds a PhD, preferably completed in the past five years (2011 and after). The second position may be filled by a doctoral student in the completion stage of writing the dissertation. Positions filled at the level of postdoctoral fellows are for a period of up to three years, commencing either on September 1, 2018 or December 1, 2018. The position held by a PhD candidate completing the dissertation is for up to one year, commencing either on September 1, 2018 or December 1, 2018. Candidates working on any aspect of pre-twentieth century intra-Asian interactions are welcome to apply, but one of these positions will be for a research project concentrating on Indian Ocean networks and port cities. Round trip airfare to Shanghai, and monthly compensation combining housing support and stipend will be provided by the Center for Global Asia. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There is no teaching requirement.

Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a 3-5-page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. Applicants must apply through Interfolio at: If you have any questions, please e-mail Professor Tansen Sen at

About the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai serves as the hub within the NYU Global Network University system to promote the study of Asian interactions, both historical and contemporary. The overall objective of the Center is to provide global societies with information on the contexts for the reemerging connections between the various parts of Asia through research and teaching. This includes exploring how the polities and societies of Asia have interacted over time and are now interacting again on broad fronts. The Center has recently received a Luce Foundation grant for the study of Indian Ocean port cities. The Center offers research fellows the possibility of participating in its Annual Conference and in a Young Scholars Symposium co-sponsored with other fellowship programs at NYU Shanghai.

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.