Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 in East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies and the Problem of Crisis, Ohio State University, USA

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2021

Deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies, and the Problem of Crisis

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Post Doctoral Fellowship - East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies, and the Problem of Crisis 



Arts and Sciences | History


The Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Center for Historical Research, with the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, seek a Post-doctoral Fellow to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, the College hosts 81 majors. Our students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their fields. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.


The three centers invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” The Center for Historical Research will spend 2021-23 reevaluating the past as well as the future in light of our current moment of crisis and of other crisis points in global humanities, and the 2021-22 Slavic and East Asian post-doctoral scholar will contribute to these conversations.


We seek a colleague who will: 1) develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives in research or creative work and teaching with departments, programs, and centers; 2) offer innovative and collaborative graduate and undergraduate courses; 3) be an active member of the three centers and the history department. We are looking for a dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teacher who is committed to the comparative study of these two regions, and who will complement but not replicate existing strengths in the history department and among affiliate faculty of the Centers for Slavic and East European and East Asian Studies. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable. Applicants should have earned a PhD within the last three years (2018 or later) in any field related to Slavic, East Asian, or Comparative Studies, broadly defined. While the specific topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to work in both geographic regions and connect to the larger theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History.”


The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches. The fellow is expected to present a lecture or seminar in the CHR Crisis series in the spring of 2022. This is a one-year appointment and includes an annual stipend of $55,000, benefits, up to $2,000 in relocation costs and a research fund of $1,000. The position will be located on the Columbus Campus of the Ohio State University and be under the supervision of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme and the Director of the Center for Historical Research. Office space will be provided in the Department of History in Dulles Hall. The start date of the position is negotiable but must be between June 1 and August 1, 2021.


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