CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in Central Asian Studies

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October 30, 2023

The Yale University Council on East Asian Studies seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Central Asian Studies for an appointment period from July 1st, 2024 – June 30th, 2025. 

We seek scholars specializing in any aspect of Central Asian Studies working from any disciplinary perspective, including but not limited to anthropology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, political science, religious studies, or sociology. Priority is given to scholars focusing on Xinjiang.

Housed in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Council on East Asian Studies provides an important interdisciplinary forum at Yale for academic exploration and support for the study of East Asia, bringing together scholars who specialize in, across, and beyond China, Japan, and Korea

The salary is competitive and comes with a benefits package. Information regarding benefits associated with the position can be found here: https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/benefits/benefits-enrollment-2023/postdoctoral-associates-benefits-2023.


Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2021 and June 15, 2024 in any field specializing in Central Asia; remain in residence for duration of appointment; during appointment revise doctoral dissertation or complete research project resulting in publishable manuscript; provide one lecture as part of the CEAS Postdoctoral Associates Lecture Series; and teach one undergraduate course.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract (250 words), course proposal, statement regarding intended research project (no more than 2500 words), writing sample (no more than 30 pages), and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, January 5, 2024. The writing sample can be a dissertation chapter, journal article, or other such academic paper. 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 their letters. Names of references will not be accepted in lieu of confidential letters of recommendation. No late applications will be accepted.

All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio (application is now closed).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Required Documents

Cover Letter (1)
C.V. (1)
Dissertation Abstract (1)
Course Proposal (1)
Research Statement (1)
Writing Sample (1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3)