Fellowships & Grants: November 25, 2013

The Asian Studies Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, with the support of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning August 15,2014. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh during the 2014-2015 academic year and will be affiliated with the Department of Anthropology. The fellow will teach two courses (one per term), participate in the activities of the research community, and work toward producing a publication. We seek applications from candidates whose scholarship engages both Japan and Korea. Preference will be given to those candidates whose work pertains to one or any combination of the following themes: media, visual culture, youth culture, gender, sexuality, migration, religion, biomedicine and labor. Disciplinary training may be in anthropology, sociology, political science, media studies, or cultural studies, however, the courses the fellow offers are expected to complement the course offerings in the Department of Anthropology.  The fellow will be expected to work closely with a faculty mentor during the fellowship year.All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment on August 15, 2014. Candidates who hold continuing, assistant-professor-level teaching positions are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who earned their Ph.D. from an English language Ph.D. program. Applications will be accepted only in electronic form (PDF), sent to Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu (please, no attachments larger than 1 MB). An application should consist only of (1) a letter of application,  (2) CV including the names/email addresses of three referees, and (3) a sample syllabus. Recommendation letters are not required in the initial application. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Website: www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs (please see program eligibility requirements) with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities. Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term). For more information and to download the application, visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/jsps-fellowship/. Detailed application instructions, eligibility restrictions and terms of awards are attached to the application forms. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For all inquiries, contact Fernando Rojas at japan@ssrc.org or at  212-377-2700 , ext. 3640.