Transnational Postsocialist Media Networks postdoc

Call for applications // Postdoctoral Fellowship:
TRANSNATIONAL POSTSOCIALIST MEDIA NETWORKS

>applications due September/1/2018
>fellowship begins January/1/2019
Concordia University (Montréal, Canada)
Supervisors: Dr. Joshua Neves and Dr. Masha Salazkina

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow of film and media whose research focuses on the relationship – either in comparative or transnational terms – between the former Communist bloc and the Global South. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to enter into dialogue with the research projects already underway in the department of Cinema under the auspices of the Global Emergent Media Lab (Gem Lab) and the CURC in Transnational Media Arts and Cultures with the goal of interrogating the shifting theoretical questions about the Cold War, colonialism and their legacies and developing a shared conceptual model for describing and assessing these geopolitical flows either from a historical or contemporary perspective.

Apply here:
http://www.concordia.ca/sgs/postdoctoral-fellows/funding/horizon/descriptions/5003.html

For more information please contact:

Joshua Neves: joshua.neves@concordia.ca
Masha Salazkina: masha.salazkina@concordia.ca

Uni Göttingen fellowship

Post- or Pre-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

Institution: Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) (ID 13554) Contact Person: Prof. Sarah Eaton

The Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen are seeking to fill an open three-year position connected to chair of the Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Economy (Sarah Eaton). The earliest possible start date for this full-time position (currently 39.8 hours/week) is 01.08.2018. This position will be remunerated at the salary group 13 TV-L level.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in research, teaching and administrative duties at the university. Applications are welcome from candidates with training in Politics, Sociology or Economics and a strong regional focus on contemporary China. Applications from degree-holders in East Asian or Chinese Studies/Sinology are also encouraged. The position is open to both post-doctoral applicants and doctoral students. The successful applicant must have excellent organizational skills and research abilities. A thorough grounding in the study of Chinese economy and/or politics, fluency in English and German as well as relevant language skills in Chinese is also expected. Prior teaching experience as well a record of publications is also desired. Continue reading

Banting doctoral fellowship

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship – Seeking Applicants

I am seeking potential applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year grant with a $70,000 CAD per year stipend (healthcare included in Canada). The Banting Fellowship is the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada. Both Canadians and non-Canadians are eligible. Residency would be at the University of Alberta for two years. Potential candidates must be outstanding scholars who have obtained the PhD between September 15, 2015 and Fall, 2018. My topic priorities for consideration of candidates are as follows, in rank order:

  • Contemporary Chinese Poetry
  • Sinophone Literature
  • Anthropological Approaches to Chinese Literature and/or Cinema

Final selection is highly competitive, and I am thus seeking truly outstanding candidates for the competition. Please contact me directly by email if you are interested in this possibility: Christopher Lupke, Chair, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

Christopher Lupke <lupke@ualberta.ca>

Sydney China Visitors Program

Open for applications: Sydney China Visitors Program

The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Culture or Translation Studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host mid-career scholars specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including for example Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, “minorities”, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

Fellowship recipients, from any University or research organisation in the world, will carry out their research at the University of Sydney for 4 to 12 weeks, collaborating with academic members at the University’s Department of Chinese Studies and China Studies Centre. Continue reading

Khan Award for Asian/Asian American folklore

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS) is proud to present the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.

The award aims to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to foster and encourage scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore and folklife. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the selection committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Fariha Khan, who sponsors this award. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies. Continue reading

Politics of Reading postdocs and PhD positions

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to alert you to one Post-Doc and three PhD positions open in Freiburg (start date: June / September this year). Would you be so kind to circulate these among your students / colleagues?

As it will take a couple of days until the offer will be online on the system in Freiburg, I am pre-circulating now. Inquiries about the jobs may be addressed to me directly.

Thanks for your support and best regards,

Lena (Henningsen) <Lena.Henningsen@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de>

(1) Post-Doctoral Researcher in the ERC funded research project The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)

Full position, 5 years (2 + 3 years, TV-L 13); starting date: 1 June, 2018

The ERC Project “The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)” investigates the politics and practices of reading in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), their interpretation and their impact on social and intellectual change. The main objective of the study is a reinvestigation of literary history and cultural policy of the PRC from the perspective of the ordinary reader. This grassroots approach means turning away from the established focus on authors and the political context. Instead, READCHINA will investigate the social conditions under which texts were read, what influences this had on the lives of individuals, on social, intellectual and literary change in China, and on the modes of production, distribution and consumption of literature. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

2018-19 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellowship will be for a period of three to twelve months from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019, with residency at Harvard University. One candidate who is a student at, recently graduated from, or teaching/researching at a North American institution and one from a Taiwanese institution will be accepted. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars. A separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced standing in their Ph.D. programs or recent Ph.D.s (within five years at the start of the fellowship) in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $25,000, plus $3,000 for research support.

For program and application details, please see:

http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

Application deadline: March 14, 2018

Posted: Nick Drake <ndrake@fas.harvard.edu>

An Wang postdocs 2018

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships
An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.  Applications are invited from scholars in any academic discipline, working on contemporary China or any period of Chinese history.  Fellows will pursue their own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences.  However, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields.  A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required.

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. Continue reading

Otago City of Lit phd scholarships

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a call for applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. I am particularly interested in attracting excellent candidates working in English, Russian, and/or Chinese on topics relating to contemporary poetry, literature and new media, and comparative and global modernism. Please circulate the details below to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Jacob Edmond

2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications

The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.

The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature. For more information on the department, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/index.html. Continue reading

AAS small grants

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants Program
Accepting Applications

Dear AAS Members Working on China, Taiwan, and Inner Asia,

The AAS/CIAC has funds to support small grants for members working on China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia. The CIAC Small Grants program is supported by generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are currently in the process of being solicited (please see the following AAS webpage, bottom, to donate: http://www.asian-studies.org/About/Donate). We are typically able to award approximately 20 – 25 CIAC Small Grants annually (and we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).

Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, travel for translation projects, conference and seminar organization, specialist or regional newsletters, and website development. Travel to conferences and book subventions are explicitly excluded, unfortunately. Continue reading

Tate fellowship

Open Call
Visiting Fellowship Scheme 2018

Tate welcomes applications for the Tate Research Centre: Asia Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

This Visiting Fellowship Scheme provides scholars and curators the opportunity to realise a short-term research project in the field of modern and contemporary Asian art. Individuals engaged in the programme will be able to access information relating to works in the Tate collection and draw on the resources in Tate’s library and archive.  This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar or curator who wishes to undertake research at Tate and is keen to share their work on an international platform. The terms of the individual fellowships will be agreed after consultation with the successful applicants. However, all fellows are expected to:

  • Produce a final report summarising the research project.
  • Contribute research to one of Tate’s online publication platforms
  • Convene a seminar or lecture at Tate or at a partner organisation.

Continue reading

CUHK looking for PhD students

Looking for PhD Students: Observing and Video-recording of the Use of Mobile Phone in Everyday Life

Technological developments (for example, Internet access, social media, GPS) have contributed to the emergence of new practices and new forms of sociality: new ways of interacting with people (‘shaking your phone’ on WeChat), new forms of dating (location-aware dating platforms such as MoMo, ZuiYou), new ways of user-to-user services (finding a ride through Uber or DiDi), or new ways of paying for goods (electronic money such as WeChat Pay or Alipay).

Our group is investigating these topics by observing, or even video-recording, people using technology in everyday life. We draw on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to make visible our taken-for-granted ways of interacting with these technologies.

We are looking for students with a background in sociology, anthropology, or communication, who would be interested in studying some of these topics by doing a PhD at the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The deadline is 30 January 2018 (for admission 2018/2019) – and 1 December 2018 (for admission 2019/2020). So if you are interested, please contact Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen (c.greiffenhagen@cuhk.edu.hk) in English or Yumei Gan (1155090095@link.cuhk.edu.hk) in Chinese. Continue reading

Michigan postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

critical translation studies

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan announces a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies. The fellowship is funded by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts to provide a candidate with the opportunity to pursue independent scholarship related to translation, gain teaching experience, and engage with interdisciplinary translation initiatives across the university.

We welcome applications from scholars undertaking comparative research in histories, theories, and practices of translation, and engaging critically with current debates in the field. Projects may focus on any language or historical period, including analyses that work across different cultures and regions of the world. We encourage interdisciplinary projects in translation studies that develop innovative methods in dialogue with other fields, such as world literature; digital and visual cultures; film and media studies; postcolonial studies; critical race studies; gender studies; religious studies; philosophy; political theory; law; other core and emerging fields in the humanities (such as public humanities, medical humanities, environmental humanities). Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowships

Apply to be a Hou Family Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced Ph.D. candidate standing or recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications. Continue reading

PhD fellowship in art, archaeology, and material culture of China

The Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation for the advancement of teaching and research on the archaeology, art and material culture of China at Leiden University seeks applications for a funded PhD fellowship starting September 2017. See call for applications at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/phd-posities/17-084.html.

Posted by: Maghiel van Crevel <M.van.Crevel@hum.leidenuniv.nl>