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Brown University

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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative
Watson Institute China Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471694
Date Posted: 03/30/2023
Date Inactive: 04/16/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Watson Institute China Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: F0 -- General
Social Sciences
Political Science
Contemporary China
Salary Range: 75,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The China Initiative of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.  Central to this mission is the China Initiative’s new postdoctoral fellows program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research on issues of development, governance, and security involving contemporary China.

Participants in this program will join the Watson Institute's interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. China Initiative fellows will receive two years of support, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will also teach one course per year in the Institute or in an affiliated Brown University social science department.  The Watson Institute China Initiative is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 04/15/2023
Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by April 15, 2023 to the application portal:

A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their fellowship period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words and should make clear where in the Institute’s core areas of security, development, or governance the proposed research best fits. Please also include a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom.

An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

A copy of each graduate transcript.

A writing sample.

Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

Review of applications will begin on April 15; to receive full consideration applications should be received by that date.