Peking University and Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
January 31, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
Peking & Princeton Universities have established a Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP) to train highly-qualified, early-career postdoctoral researchers so they are positioned to become leaders in their respective academic fields. We invite applications for two postdoctoral research associates in contemporary China studies for 2018-19 year. Each fellowship is expected to be 2 years: first 12 consecutive months at Peking University (PKU) with visiting appointment at Princeton; next 12 consecutive months at Princeton with PKU visiting appointment. Renewal after first year contingent on satisfactory performance. Preferred start date: 9/01/18. Position is open to scholars who would be in residence & fully participate in host organization's activities. Position is open to any discipline, as long as the fellow conducts research on contemporary China. Candidate's research must be supervised by a faculty member at each University and must receive the endorsement of a faculty member at each institution. FUNDING At PKU Fellows will receive 15,000 RMB/monthly stipend. They can receive an additional housing stipend of 3,500 RMB/month or choose to live in a PKU flat. Fellows will be eligible to apply for external travel funding. During PKU appointment, postdoc will hold a visiting appointment at Princeton.
At Princeton each fellow will be appointed at rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior, provided monthly salary of 5,000 USD & a one-time relocation allowance of 2,000 USD. Each fellow is eligible to apply for travel funding, have access to University resources & employee benefits. During the Princeton appointment, the postdoc will hold a visiting appointment at PKU.
ELIGIBILITY/EVALUATION Fellowship is open to highly-qualified researchers (internal & external candidates) of all nationalities who received PhD no more than 3 years prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants holding tenure or tenure-track faculty positions are not eligible to apply. Selection is based on academic excellence of the applicant, quality of the proposed research project, compelling demonstration of anticipated synergy of appointment & commitment of respective hosts at both universities. Research proposal should include how the project will benefit from research environments of both institutions. After program completion, fellows must provide a 10-page report on the research & experience. Fellows are encouraged to publish together with their hosts.
APPLICATIONS Please apply at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5681, and also review full job description & application process here: https://ccc.princeton.edu/pppp. Simultaneously, email a pdf to PKU (see below). Position is subject to the Universities' background checks. All documents must be in English & include:
1. A research proposal & time plan (10 pages in total) 2. Concise CV (4 pages in total) 3. Please provide contact information for the following: *2 confidential recommendation letters (one must be from your doctoral advisor) *2 explicit endorsement letters from the potential supervisors, one at each university 4. One writing sample (not to exceed 10MB) Application deadline: 3/1/18, 11:59 p.m. EST. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
SUBMISSION TO PKU Complete applications should be saved as one file in pdf format & emailed to: Mr. Fan Deshang, Postdoctoral Affairs Office, Peking University, email@example.com CONTACTS Mr. FAN Deshang, Peking: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Yan BENNETT, Princeton: email@example.com More information on the Center on Contemporary China can be found at ccc.princeton.edu. Postdoctoral Fellows may choose to register at Office of China's National Postdoctoral Affairs Management Committee to have access to China's postdoctoral funds & other special privileges. Postdoctoral Fellows will have to sign an agreement with PKU to initiate visa application before conducting postdoctoral research.
Internal Number: 101010402
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