JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

6 February 2015

SEAPOLNET: 2015-2016 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites applications for its 2015-2016 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies through the Dorothy Borg Research Program on “The United States and Southeast Asia: Past Legacies, Present Issues and Future Prospects.” The Fellow will devote half of his/her time to teaching one course per semester (one on United States and Southeast Asia relations, the other on a topic to be agreed with the Director of the Institute), and the remainder to his/her research. The Fellow will help support the ongoing Dorothy Borg Southeast Asia Research Program, participate in the INTERACT teaching collaborative, which seeks to place regional and comparative studies in global perspective, and will also be an active participant in day-to-day WEAI programs and events.

Candidates from all social science disciplines, including history and political science whose research involves Southeast Asian primary language sources are welcome to apply. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2015, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits. There will be a possibility of renewal for an additional year, but this is not guaranteed.

About The Dorothy Borg Research Program on "The United States and Southeast Asia: Past Legacies, Present Issues and Future Prospects"
"The United States and Southeast Asia: Past Legacies, Present Issues and Future Prospects" is a three-year initiative to support teaching, research, and public outreach on issues relating to the United States and Southeast Asia, funded by the Dorothy Borg endowment. The program is named in honor of Dorothy Borg, a historian of United States-East Asia relations whose influence on political scientists like Gerald L. Curtis, Andrew Nathan, Robert Jervis, historians like Carol Gluck, and many others helped to bridge the work of history and contemporary analysis. The goal is to relate past experience to present issues in the areas of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations, comparisons, and transnational commonalities and conflicts.

This program is designed to strengthen the profile of the Institute by contributing to the understanding of current issues and challenges in the United States-Southeast Asian relationship through an interdisciplinary approach in the areas of developing curriculum; generating new knowledge through research through collaboration across Columbia and with other universities; and hosting several high-profile public events based on this research.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) between July 2010 and July 2015.
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in a social science discipline, including history and political science, with a focus on modern or contemporary Southeast Asia.
Applications from individuals who hold or have held regular faculty positions will not be considered.

Application Procedure
The following list of materials is required for all applicants.

Completed Application Cover Sheet
Curriculum vitae, including a list of classes taught (if any)
Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
A statement not exceeding 300 words that conveys your personal outlook on trans-regional and global approaches and their role in the curriculum
Two course proposals to be offered at Columbia University
3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research, proposed courses and prior teaching experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before February 25, 2015. 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 29, 2015. Acceptance of award is due no later than May 5, 2015.

Please return completed applications to:
Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies
ATTN: Laura Lechner
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, Room 934
New York, NY 10027

For more information on the Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies, please contact Laura Lechner, Student Affairs Coordinator, at weaipostdocs@gmail.com.