Funding Opportunities

2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Scholar Position

The Global Asia Initiative at Duke University’s Center for International and Global Studies, seeks applications for a postdoctoral scholar in Asian Connections from the Fall 2017 for one year, renewable for another. 

Asian Connections, also known as Inter-Asian Studies by our partner institution, the Social Science Research Council, is the study of connections between two or more Asian societies historically or in the contemporary period.  The research may be comparative, but the goal is to reveal regional or trans-local processes.  Research in environmental humanities in Asia is an area that the Global Asia Initiative is particularly interested in.

Applications will be entertained from both humanities and social science fields.

The selected candidate will pursue their own research in conjunction with the projects of the Global Asia Initiative and will have the opportunity to organize an international conference during their tenure. If interested, the candidate may also teach one course, but since a relevant department at Duke will need to authorize it, please indicate your interest early, at the time of application.

Compensation:  $47,476

Application Procedure:

                  Applications should include

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Research Proposal

Application Materials should be emailed to: Taylor Rowland at by April 30, 2017


Contact Information:

All questions should be directed to:

Taylor Rowland, Staff Specialist, Duke Global Asia Initiative,

(919) 681-3262