The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies for the 2024–2025 academic year. This Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to teach two courses over the academic year, as well as to participate in Center events and related activities at U-M. The applicant’s research can cover any historical period of Japan—including contemporary Japan—and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 26, 2024 and August 24, 2025, and will carry a salary of approximately $60,000 plus benefits as well as $3,000 in research funds. During periods of your instructional appointment as a LEO Lecturer, your Research Fellow position will also be adjusted to ensure your total work effort does not exceed 100% effort; however, your salary for the LEO Lecturer appointment is separate and distinct from your Research Fellow salary and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the UM/LEO Collective Bargaining Agreement. The postdoctoral fellow will be provided with shared office space and access to libraries and resources at the University.
- Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (2019 or later).
- The successful applicant must have their Ph.D. degree conferred by August 31, 2024.
- Applicants are expected to have full command of the English language as University of Michigan classes, meetings and business are conducted in English.
- Experience teaching at a U.S. institution
Applications must be submitted through Interfolio by December 6, 2023 and will require the following items (only PDF and MS Word formats will be accepted):
- Letter of Application
- Research statement outlining experience and current project(s)
- Teaching statement outlining courses taught in the past (with course evaluations)
- Title and description for two courses proposed to be taught at Michigan. Please include a full syllabus for one of these courses. Please note: Since teaching assignments are decided early in 2024, successful candidates would hold one of these courses in Fall 2024.
- Writing sample (e.g. dissertation chapter, conference paper, journal article), not to exceed 40 pages
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
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For Inquiries, please contact the Center for Japanese Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.