Opportunity | YCAR/ABMP Short-Term Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) invites applications for a short-term (four month) post-doctoral fellowship in Asian Governance. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD within the last four years and will be developing a research and publication program related to contemporary local, national or transnational governance in Asia. ‘Governance’ is taken to mean the institutional forms that shape social, political, economic, environmental or cultural life. Applications are welcomed from a range of relevant disciplines, including: Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Law, Management, Political Science and Sociology. The possibilities for developing close collaborative relationships with York researchers, and generating published research output during the period of the fellowship, will be important selection criteria. There are no citizenship restrictions on this position.

The fellowship will last for four months and will be accompanied by a total stipend of C$13,500 (plus statutory benefits). The Centre will also provide a desk, computer facilities and library access. We regret that travel/relocation assistance is not available.

Applicants should provide the following materials: a current CV; a statement (no more than 500 words) outlining their current research projects, how they relate to issues of governance in Asia, and the work that they would undertake as a postdoctoral fellow at YCAR. Both documents should be provided in PDF format. The name and contact details of two academic referees should also be supplied.

Review of applications for the 2015 fellowship will begin on October 31, 2014. The expectation is that the postdoctoral visitor appointed will likely take up the fellowship in the Winter term (January-April) of 2015.

For further information, please contact: ycar@yorku.ca.

Applications should be emailed to ycar@yorku.ca with the subject line Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance.

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is one of Canada’s largest and most active communities of scholars working on East, South and Southeast Asia, as well as Asian diaspora communities around the world. The Centre includes faculty, students and research associates from the social sciences, humanities, fine arts and professions, and is home to over 20 research projects and study groups. YCAR is located on York University’s Keele campus – one of Canada’s largest universities, in a diverse and vibrant global city. For more information: www.yorku.ca/ycar.

The YCAR/ABMP Postdoctoral Fellowship is supported by the Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP), which provides professional and executive education for public and private sector officials from China and Vietnam. The Program is housed at the York Centre for Asian Research.