CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in Modern Chinese History

March 7, 2024

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate in Modern Chinese History for an appointment period from July 1st 2024 – June 30th 2025.

We seek scholars specializing in modern Chinese history; at least half of the candidate’s dissertation must concern post-1911 China. The successful candidate will be required to teach one seminar either in fall 2024 or spring 2025 and a modern China lecture class in spring 2025.

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.


Requirements: Ph.D. awarded between 2021 and June 15, 2024 specializing in post-1911 Chinese history; 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 lecture class on modern China and one undergraduate seminar. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract (250 words), Two (2) course proposals (for a seminar and a lecture class in post-1911 Chinese history), statement regarding intended research project (no more than 2500 words), writing sample (no more than 30 pages), and 3 letters of recommendation. 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.

All application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/142590 

This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2024. 

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)
Proposed lecture class syllabus (1)
Proposed seminar syllabus (1)
Research Statement (1)
Writing Sample (1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3)