Funding: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Migration and Displacement in Asia

job opening - 5Institution:      Brown University, History
Location:         Rhode Island, United States
Position:         Postdoctoral Fellowship / Migration and Displacement in Asia

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, with a specialization in the study of displacement and migration in early modern and modern Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2016. Our goal is to appoint an exceptional scholar of displacement and migration, with priority given to candidates whose research and teaching offer historical and theoretical approaches to the role of radical economic and environmental transformation in the movement of peoples within Asia. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of History cross-listed in the Cogut Center’s Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2016 and must have been awarded in the last five years. Applicants from outside North America are strongly encouraged to apply. Stipend of $61,500 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation via

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Contact:           Rebecca Nedostup (


About Paula

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