Postdoctoral Program

Inaugurated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Postdoctoral Associates Program at the Council on East Asian Studies provides promising young scholars specializing in East Asia a year at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale’s resources.

Application Information

PLEASE NOTE:  The online application for AY 2015-2016 will be available by early November 2014. To apply to the Council on East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Associates Program at Yale University, you are required to submit the following materials online via

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Abstract of Dissertation
  • Course Proposal
  • Short Statement Regarding Intended Future Research Project
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via a dossier service or from the recommenders directly. Please be sure that your recommenders address your teaching abilities in the letters submitted. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation.

The on-line application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year is Friday, January 16, 2015. Late applications will NOT be accepted.