Fellowships 博士后研究员

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Columbia University & Harvard University

China and the World Program (C&WP) 

Professors Thomas J. Christensen of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard University’s Government Department jointly founded the China and the World fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations in 2005. As part of Professor Christensen’s recent move to Columbia University, the Program was renamed the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program (C&WP) in 2018. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors. 

For academic year 2024-2025, C&WP plans to award 2 postdoctoral research fellowships. Both fellows will be in residence at Columbia University and will teach one course in the spring semester. When not attending to program or teaching-related duties, fellows’ time should be devoted to their own research, and to participating actively in the life of C&WP, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, etc. Fellows also will be expected to make at least one public presentation during their appointment and participate in the annual C&WP workshop where an entire day is devoted entirely to the examination of the fellows’ research by former fellows of the program. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book, or who are just beginning a second major research project.

The appointment is for the 2024-2025 year, beginning September 1, 2024, ending August 31, 2025. The position comes with shared office space and access to the libraries and resources of Columbia University, access to all of which is COVID permitting.

  • Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation completed and filed) between May 1, 2021 and August 31, 2024. 
  • Applications from individuals who hold or have held full-time teaching appointments will not be considered. 
  • Only applicants working on some aspect of China’s relations with the outside world that supports CWP’s and WEAI’s missions need apply. 

To apply, submit application materials to sipacwp {att} columbia.edu. Please note that applicants are required to send all files in one email or to upload them to a cloud based application and send the URL via email for full consideration. Faxed or mailed applications will not be considered.

  • 1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, including a list of classes taught (if any)
  • Project description
  • Two scholarly writing samples
  • One course proposal with syllabus for a seminar directed at M.A. students and advanced undergraduates
  • Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees
  • Two letters of reference. Please note: Applicants should submit only the name and contact information of their referees. Referees should submit their letter directly to sipacwp {att} columbia.edu

All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by December 20, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST in the United States. Candidates may be invited for an interview to be held by video or phone. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in February or March of 2024; a public announcement will be made by April 2024.

For more information about the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, or the the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies please visit www.CWP.SIPA.Columbia.eduwww.weai.columbia.edu, and https://www.siwps.org/ respectively.

This search is subject to all rules and regulations of Columbia University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As the COVID-19 Pandemic is an evolving concern around the world, these expectations guidelines are subject to change. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.