Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position every other academic year. The fellow will be expected to be in residence at UCLA, teach a one-quarter undergraduate course, present one public lecture, and to participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university in hand by June 30, 2021, but have earned it no earlier than January 1, 2018 to be considered for the 2021-22 fellowship year. The application materials must be received by the Center office by May 8, 2021.


The selection committee will evaluate applications on the basis of:

♦ The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the aims of the Center
♦ The quality of previous research and experience and the ability of the applicant to benefit from the Center and UCLA
♦ The contribution an applicant is likely to make to the Center and UCLA in their teaching, research and collegial interactions.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of up to 1,500 words describing the proposed research project during the fellowship year, and an article-length writing sample in English. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover, directly to the Center.


This is a paid position with health coverage and research stipend provided. Office space, and access to a computer, the UC library system, and other facilities available to members of the UCLA community will also be provided. UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UCLA values diversity among its students, staff and faculty, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. The final selection will be announced in June 2021.

Applications can be found on our website:

Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies (ucla.edu)