[KS] New postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard - history of modern science & technology in East Asia

S. Kim shkim67 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 15:31:17 EST 2007

New EA history of science post doctoral fellowship at HarvardPOSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE 

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard
University, in collaboration with the Department of the History of
Science, is accepting applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship in
the History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia.  Preference
will be given to research projects exploring the understudied histories
of modern science and technology in Korea and Japan, but all proposals
concerning the development of science and technology in post-nineteenth
century East Asia will be considered.

The Fellowship Grant:  The fellowship will begin September 1, 2008, and
end June 30, 2009, and will carry a stipend of $43,000.  The recipient
will have the opportunity to participate in Harvard's affiliate health
insurance program.  The postdoctoral fellow will be provided office
space and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University,
and will be invited to participate in the academic life of the
Departments of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the History of

Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Fellow:

The fellow will be expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area
during the appointment and to work on revising his or her dissertations
for publication.  The fellow will also be expected to:
1.      teach or collaborate on one course (in the spring semester) related
to the history of modern science and/or technology in East Asia
2.      give at least one presentation of research to faculty and graduate
students in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the History of

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2003 or
later; the person chosen to receive the fellowship must have completed
all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2008.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by February 8, 2008.
Applications should include the following: 1. cover letter; 2.
curriculum vitae; 3. dissertation summary and postdoctoral research
plans (up to three pages); 4. a syllabus of a course (for both
undergraduates and graduate students) on either the whole or some broad
aspect of the history of modern science and/or technology in East Asia;
5) three letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent to:
Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama, Department of East Asian Languages and
Civilizations, Harvard University, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138,

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.
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