Postdoctoral Fellowships in U.S.-China Relations at USC
USC U.S.-China Institute announces competition for postdoctoral fellowships - Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011
The USC U.S.-China invites applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations. The University of Southern California's U.S.-China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century's definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting edge research, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, professional development seminars, and timely public lectures, symposia, screenings, and exhibitions. The Institute intends to select two postdoctoral fellows for 2011-2012. We invite applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations. Consideration will be given to applicants in all areas, but we are especially eager to encourage applications from scholars focusing on topics such as macroeconomic issues, energy, the environment, investment, new media, film and television, soft power, migration, ethno-religious issues, and identity. Fellows are encouraged to work with the Institute's affiliated faculty and with others at the university. Research proposals should highlight how the project fits with the Institute's aims and, if appropriate, those Institute specialists with whom the applicant might consult.
ELIGIBILITY The competition is open to junior scholars: those who earned a Ph.D. within the last 3 years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 1, 2011. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, business, law, and communications are encouraged.
EVALUATION Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant's potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2011. COMPENSATION The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 towards moving expenses, and computer support.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES Applicants must submit 6 copies of: 1) a curriculum vitae including any publications, 2) a 5-7 page research proposal, 3) a graduate transcript, and 4) 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee. Applications must be in English.
Application materials must be postmarked on or before February 18, 2011. USC U.S. – China Institute 3535 S. Figueroa Street FIG 202 Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262 United States of America web: china.usc.edu email: email@example.com
Published: Sunday, January 02, 2011