2016-2017 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Japanese Politics
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites applications for its 2016-2017 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in modern Japanese politics and international relations through the Dorothy Borg Research Program on “America and East Asia: Past and Present.” The Fellow will teach one course each semester on Japanese politics, foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, or some combination of the above, as well as pursue his or her own research. The Fellow will participate in the INTERACT teaching collaborative, which seeks to place regional and comparative studies in global perspective, and will also be an active participant in day-to-day WEAI programs and events.
Candidates with a specialization in either comparative politics or international relations, whose research involves Japanese language sources, are welcome to apply. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2016, and comes with a stipend of $43,000 plus $5,000 for each taught course (Total compensation is $53,000).
About The Dorothy Borg Research Program on “America and East Asia: Past and Present”
“America and East Asia: Past and Present” is a three-year initiative to support teaching, research, and public outreach on issues relating the United States and East and Southeast Asia, funded by the Dorothy Borg endowment. The goal is to relate past experience to present issues in the areas of U.S.-East Asia relations, comparisons, and transnational commonalities and conflicts. The program is named in honor of Dorothy Borg, an historian of United States-East Asia relations whose influence on political scientists like Gerald L. Curtis, Andrew Nathan, Robert Jervis, historians like Carol Gluck, and many others helped to bridge the work of history and contemporary analysis.
• Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between May 2014 and July 2016.
• Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Political Science, with a focus on Japan and a specialization in either comparative politics or international relations.
• Applications from individuals who hold or have held teaching appointments will not be considered.
The following list of materials is required for all applicants:
• Borg Japanese Politics Application 2016-2017
• Updated Curriculum vitae, including a list of classes taught (if any)
• Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
• A statement not exceeding 300 words that conveys your personal outlook on trans-regional and global approaches and their role in the curriculum
• Two course proposals to be offered at Columbia University
• 3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research, proposed courses and prior teaching experience
All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before February 25, 2016. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview or an interview in person. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.
Awards will be announced no later than April 29, 2016.
Return completed applications to:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Japanese Politics
ATTN: Jamie Tan
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
420 West 118th Street, Room 934
New York, NY 10027
For more information about the Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Japanese Politics, please contact Jamie Tan, Student Affairs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.