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 Science.

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 Science.

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, USA.

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