Postdoctoral Fellowships
Center for Global Asia

NYU Shanghai
AY 2024-2025

Position Description

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai is pleased to announce the availability of two research positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions, starting fall 2024. One position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on colonial or pre-colonial (c. 1400–1800) port cities of the Indian Ocean world, including the South China Sea. This position offers an opportunity to spend two-three months at the European University Institute in Florence working with members of the “Factories of the Indian Ocean” research cluster led by Professor Giorgio Riello. The second position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on the Belt and Road Initiative, especially on issues concerning South and/or Southeast Asia.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.



Applicants should hold a PhD, preferably completed in the past five years (2019 and after), by fall 2024. Positions may be held for a period of up to two years. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There is no teaching requirement.


Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a 3-5-page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2024 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link https://apply.interfolio.com/143845. If you have any questions on the application process, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. For further questions on the position details, please contact Professor Tansen Sen at postdoc.cga@nyu.edu.


About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s Global Network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s Global Network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by twelve additional academic centers across the world. Faculty and students may circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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