Fudan University and Princeton University have established a joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Fudan-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (FPPP), aimed at training highly-qualified, early-career postdoctoral researchers in studies of Chinese economics and society problems using big data so that they are positioned to become leaders in their respective academic fields. The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University and Fudan University School of Data Science invite applications for two postdoctoral research associates in studies of contemporary China.
We are offering two fellowships of up to 2-year duration: one year at Princeton University and one year at Fudan University. The first position is to have the first 12 months at Princeton and the next 12 months at Fudan. The second position is to have the first 12 months at Fudan, and the next 12 months at Princeton University. Both positions may be renewed after the first year contingent on satisfactory performance. Preferred start date is September 1, 2018. This position is subject to the Universities' background check policy.
Eligibility: Open to highly qualified researchers who received their Ph.D. no more than three years prior to the start of the appointment; internal and external candidates are eligible. Applicants with or in tenure or tenure-track positions are ineligible. The position is primarily open to data science- relevant disciplines, but it can be open to any discipline, as long as the fellow conducts research on contemporary China and big data under the guidance of faculty at both Universities. Selection is based on academic excellence, quality of research project, compelling demonstration of anticipated synergy with the universities.
1. A research proposal and time plan (max. 10 pages in total, including tables/figures and references);
2. Concise Curriculum Vitae (max. 4 pages in total);
3. Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant's doctoral supervisor);
4. An endorsement from a potential supervisor at each of the two universities; and
5. One writing sample (not to exceed 10MB).
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Application deadline is July 14, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.
About Princeton University
Since 1978, China has been undergoing a social transformation of which the scope, rapidity and impact are unprecedented in human history; all aspects of Chinese society are changing fundamentally and forever. Major social changes are occurring at a very rapid pace and it is a historic opportunity for those in the social sciences to document the large social changes now taking place in China. Given China’s history and current place in the world, the study of contemporary China has never been more important.
The mission of the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China is to advance the study of contemporary China at Princeton University and to provide substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today. Some of the most prominent examples include features of Chinese society, such as work organizations, the education system, the urban/rural divide, migration, social inequality, marriage and family, ethnicity and religion. Other examples include China’s fast economic growth, its nascent democratization efforts, and technological advances. The emphasis is on understanding social phenomena in China within its h...istorical, cultural, political and economic context. Such study will not only help us understand China, but also other societies elsewhere, including developing and developed countries.
Recognizing the importance of China’s place in the world, the Center’s main goal is to help bring together and welcome those whose work focuses on issues that affect China today. The intent of the Center is to give an institutional home for such interdisciplinary collaboration and to bring together faculty and students whose research and work converge.
Our activities include a lecture series, graduate student workshops, and an annual PIIRS Global Seminar that will be held in China for the benefit of undergraduate students. Our faculty and students include members from Sociology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Anthropology, Politics, Religion, and the Woodrow Wilson School. The Center also hosts visiting scholars, postdoctoral research associates and other experts on contemporary China.