Job Announcement: Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asian Studies with focus on Myanmar, Yale University

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The Council on Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Yale University seeks applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asian Studies with a focus on Myanmar. The appointment period is from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate with CSEAS faculty to organize, facilitate, and attend events related to Myanmar at Yale, as well as to attend the brownbag series in Southeast Asian Studies, which meets on most Wednesdays at noon throughout the academic year. In addition, the fellow will teach one course of their own design in either of the two semesters in residence. During the fellowship period, the fellow will also be asked to devote the equivalent of one semester of teaching to supporting initiatives on the study of Myanmar at Yale. Aside from these duties, the fellow will be encouraged to devote all other time during the appointment to their own research and publishing agenda. CSEAS will endeavor to create mentorship opportunities for the fellow with faculty in the Council, and, where appropriate, across the university.

Ph.D. awarded between 2019 and June 15, 2022; specializing in Myanmar with disciplinary training in the humanities or social sciences; during appointment, pursue a significant research and writing project; assist in ongoing efforts at Yale to support the study of Myanmar; participate in core CSEAS activities such as the weekly brownbag series; and teach one course with substantial Myanmar-related content during the 2022-2023 academic year.

To foster mentorship and collaboration, proposals that express synergies with current CSEAS faculty research interests are encouraged; however, novel proposals bringing new perspectives to Southeast Asian Studies are also welcome, provided that applicants can demonstrate potential ways their work would engage with faculty at Yale.

Residence in New Haven will be expected in order to foster intellectual exchange with other members of the Program. If public health considerations continue to demand remote work during the postdoctoral period in 2022-2023, the residency requirement may be relaxed in accordance with University regulations, as well as U.S. and Connecticut State public health guidelines.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, dissertation abstract, a brief course description or syllabus of a proposed course, writing sample of 8,000-10,000 words, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted February 11, 2022. Confidential letters of recommendation and additional information may be solicited from finalists for the position.

*** Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2022***  

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