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Postdoctoral Scholar — Chinese Studies — Center for Chinese Studies

The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year fulltime postdoctoral fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.Dís and to allow the revision of the dissertation for publication, or for research on a new project. The Postdoctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Chinese Studies events and workshops. The Fellow will be provided with office space, library privileges and a salary that starts at $48,216 but may vary depending on experience, plus benefits.

Applicants must have their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation in Chinese studies or a closely related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates may have no more than four years of post-PhD research experience prior to the appointment start date.
  • A certified copy of the Ph.D. certificate is required before the appointment can go into effect.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials:

    1. Curriculum vitae with a list of publications
    2. A research proposal no longer than two pages, double-spaced
    3. An English-language writing sample (such as a partial dissertation chapter) no longer than 20 pages, double-spaced
    4. The dissertation table of contents
    5. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by August 1, 2017, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion
    6. Applicants should request two letters of recommendation

    Application Deadline and Notification of Award

    All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01222 by January 31, 2017. Hardcopy, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to ccs@berkeley.edu.

    All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html).

    Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the closing date. Awards will be announced in late March 2017.

    For more information about the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley, please visit http:/ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

    The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

    Download a copy of the application procedures here.