Job Opening: Visiting Research Fellow (Penn State University, Global Japan Project)

money [150-2]As part of our Global Japan Project funded by The Japan Foundation, the Department of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Visiting Research Fellow from Japan.   This position is intended to aid research, so no teaching is expected of the Fellow. Priority will be given to applicants who share research interests with some of our faculty in Japanese Studies.

The visiting research fellow will receive a salary of $20,188 plus $1500 towards airfare (and hotel and meal costs for up to two weeks of their visit, until they find more suitable accommodations).  Longer term apartment rental or sublet costs and meal costs will be borne by the Fellow. The position does not include benefits.  The Fellow will also be responsible for the costs of a J-1 short term scholar visa (though Penn State will help prepare the paperwork).

The research fellow is expected to be in primary residence at Penn State’s University Park campus May 1-July 30, 2015, though it is expected and encouraged that short research trips to archives and institutions around the U.S. will occur during that time. (Penn State is within four hours of archives in New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia).  Applicants must have a PhD in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences. Screening of all applications will begin on February 9, 2015 and will continue until filled.  Successful candidates will be notified by March 1.

To apply, upload a CV (please include the names and email addresses of three references), a writing sample of 25-30 pages, and a letter of application stating your research interests, your current research project, the project’s possible connections to the research interests of our faculty, and the names of the archives you would like to visit while at Penn State at

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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