AsiaNetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Program at Hendrix College, with the support of the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies, beginning in August 2014. This position is designed for those who have earned a Ph.D. from a North American university within the past three years in a Southeast Asia-related field. (Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the fellowship year.) The country of research specialization and historical period are open. Disciplinary training may be in anthropology, art history, literature and/or film, history, politics & international relations, or religious studies. Candidates prepared to participate in interdisciplinary programs and to teach comparatively about Asia are especially encouraged to apply.


The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will be expected to work closely with a faculty mentor during the fellowship year. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses (one in fall term, two in spring term), delivering one public lecture, participating in the intellectual and cultural life of the College, mentoring students, and pursuing research and other scholarly projects.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; a draft of a course syllabus along with brief descriptions of two additional proposed courses; evidence of effective undergraduate teaching; a one-page description of research plans; a CV; graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online (apply.interfolio.com/24405). Inquiries may be sent via email to Michael Sprunger, Chair of the Asian Studies Program: sprunger@hendrix.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be contacted for Skype interviews.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at www.hendrix.edu.