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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University


The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for its 2005-2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies. Candidates from all social science disciplines, including history, are welcome to apply. The fellowship will cover a 10- or 12-month period beginning July 1, 2005 or September 1, 2006. The Fellow will devote half time to his or her own research and will teach one course per semester. The stipend for 2005-2006 is $41,000, plus benefits.


Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between July 2002 and July 2005. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in a social science discipline, including history, working on modern Southeast Asia. Applications from individuals who hold or have held regular faculty positions will not be considered.
Application Procedure
Applicants should submit one original and two photocopies* of the following materials:
Application Cover Sheet
Curriculum Vitae
Research Proposal
Graduate-Level Course Proposal
Three Letters of Reference (signed and sealed)
Letters of reference may be those included in your placement dossier and may be enclosed with the application (if signed and sealed) or sent directly by the referee.

*Only one copy of each letter of reference is required.


All application materials (including letters of reference) should be postmarked on or before February 15, 2005. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations of applications are confidential.
The award will be announced no later than April 30, 2005.

Return completed applications to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Columbia University
Mail Code 3333
420 West 118th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10027

To obtain application materials or for more information on the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, contact Robert Finkenthal, Program Officer, by phone at 212-854-9206 or by e-mail at

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