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Postdoctoral Scholar Chinese Studies Institute for East Asia Studies
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 25, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Scholar Chinese Studies Institute for East Asia Studies
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 1/31/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • History - Asian
    Humanities - General

Recruitment Period
Open date: November 21st, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence during the entire term. They will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in all regular Center for Chinese Studies events and workshops. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, for example, serving as moderator or discussant for lectures. The Fellow will be provided with office space, library privileges and a salary that starts at $50,760, plus benefits, but may vary depending on experience.

Application Deadline and Notification of Award:

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at by January 31, 2020. Please direct questions to Xiaojie Ma at

Two letters of recommendation are required.
All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the final date. The award will be announced in late March 2020.


Basic Qualifications:
At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) requirements except the dissertation.

Additional Qualifications:
Applicants must have their doctoral degree (or equivalent international degree) in hand by August 1, 2020, and must have no more than four years of post-PhD research experience, or have held a tenure-track appointment, prior to the appointment start date. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by August 1, 2020, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion. A certified copy of their Ph.D. certificate is required before the appointment can go into effect.

Preferred Qualifications:
A PhD or equivalent international degree in Chinese Studies or closely related field.

For more information about the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley, please visit

UC Postdoctoral Scholars are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are currently represented exclusively by United Auto Workers Local 5810.

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For complete University nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
Job location Berkeley, CA

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - with a list of publications
  • Research Proposal - no longer than two pages, double-spaced
  • English-language writing sample - (such as a partial dissertation chapter) no longer than 20 pages, double-spaced
  • Dissertation table of contents

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required


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