Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program

This program supports member colleges hiring of a postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian Studies. Member colleges select the needed discipline and individual fellow.

One- and two-year grants available
Previous recipient colleges eligible to apply
Incentives for historically under-resourced institutions

Providing grants for the employment of
Teaching Fellows in Asian Studies

Fall 2021 Competition for AY 2022-23/24 Teaching Fellows

Through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork has been providing its member colleges with grants to support the hiring of a postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian Studies. ASIANetwork – Luce Teaching Fellows (recent recipients of a terminal degree from a North American university) spend one or two years at an ASIANetwork college, teaching and participating in the intellectual and cultural life of the host college. We reserve the right to reduce a deserving 2-year application to a one-year grant.

Applicants must be current U.S. ASIANetwork member institutions that were members in the prior year. Previous recipients of an ASIANetwork – Luce Teaching Fellow grant are eligible. For more information, see the Host College Application Guidelines.

Program Overview
ASIANetwork will provide $38,000/year to each of the selected colleges as partial support for the hiring of the teaching fellow for one or two years and an additional stipend to the fellow’s mentor ($1,250 for a 2-year and $750 for a 1-year grant). The host college will follow its own search and employment procedures within the context of Program guidelines provided by ASIANetwork.

The host college will designate a mentor from its tenured faculty to work with the teaching fellow and will send the mentor to the ASIANetwork annual conference during the search year and in the year(s) that the fellow is on campus. ASIANetwork will provide each teaching fellow with a travel allowance (up to $1,100) to attend one annual conference. Recipients of two-year grants must commit to sending the postdoc fellow to the ASIANetwork conference in the second year. The postdoc fellowship is a full-time position: half-time teaching and half-time research. The teaching fellow will teach a half-time course load, attend departmental and college faculty meetings, keep office hours, mentor students, and continue to pursue research and/or other scholarly projects. With allowances for the academic discipline, area of regional specialty, and the needs of the host college, the teaching fellow should be encouraged to teach comparatively about Asia. Courses should include significant East and/or Southeast Asian content.

Application Process and Deadlines
Application deadline:  December 1, 2021
Notification of selected host colleges: Late December 2021/Early January 2022
Deadline for acceptance of the award:  January 15, 2022
Host college begins search: Winter/Spring 2022

Program Director
Chris Herrick, Muhlenberg College