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Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Deadline Extended: 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies

Institution Type: College / University
Location: New York, United States
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites applications for its 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies. The Fellow will devote half of their time to teaching one course on Southeast Asia per semester and half time to his or her own research. The Fellow will also participate in initiatives such as the INTERACT program aimed at improving global literacy specifically with regard to Southeast Asian studies among Columbia students, and will be an integral participant in day-to-day activities at the WEAI.

Candidates from all social science disciplines, including history, are welcome to apply. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2012, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.


Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between July 2007 and July 2012. 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 the following:

  •  Application Cover Sheet (available at
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal (2-3 pages)
  • Graduate-Level Southeast Asia Course Proposal (including readings)
  •  Three Letters of Reference (signed and sealed)*

*Letters of reference may be those included in a placement dossier and may be enclosed with the application (if signed and sealed) or sent directly by the referee.


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before March 12, 2012. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview or interview in person at AAS. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential. Awards will be announced no later than April 4, 2012. Acceptance of award is due no later than April 6, 2012.

Contact: Return completed applications to:

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

For more information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies, please contact Kim Palumbarit, Program Officer, at 212-854-9206 or

Complete information and an application form are available at

Primary Category: Asian American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Anthropology
Area Studies
Asian History / Studies
Contemporary History
Cultural History / Studies
Economic History / Studies
Government and Public Service
Health and Health Care
Human Rights
Journalism and Media Studies
Labor History / Studies
Local History
Political History / Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Policy
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/23/2012
Closing Date 03/12/2012