Brandeis University, Anthropology and Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-ANTHAAPI-KAY [#26564]
Fellowship Title: Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transpacific Studies
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Transpacific Studies
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2024/01/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/09, listed until 2024/05/09)

The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies invite applications for a Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transpacific Studies, with the rank of Lecturer for 2024-2026. This is a two-year position beginning in Fall 2024.

Once siloed into areas of study that focused on populations (Pacific Islander versus Asian/American) and geographies (the Pacific, Asia/America), Transpacific Studies explores the ongoing cultural and imperial entanglements that link these populations and geographies across time and space. Our ideal candidate would bridge the fields of Anthropology and Transpacific Studies and hold a PhD in anthropology or a related field. We are especially interested in candidates who engage in ethnographic research as a primary method.

The successful candidate will teach courses in their area/s of specialization—one each semester, for a total of two courses per year. Courses could focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, exclusion and belonging, labor and class, gender and sexuality, indigeneity and sovereignty, settler colonialism and empire, militarism and demilitarization, climate and the environment, multispecies ethnography and the more-than-human, memory and trauma, interregional solidarities and cross-racial alliances, and ethnographic explorations of transnational Asia/America, among other topics that aid in understanding the transpacific.

We expect the candidate to have received the PhD by August 2024 and to demonstrate excellence as a scholar and teacher. The fellowship includes a salary of $62,500 plus benefits as well as a research fund of $4,000 per year and $1,500 for relocation expenses.

Applications should be submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline at and include:

● a cover letter, to include a statement of research and teaching interests (no longer than 3 pages), ● a curriculum vitae, ● a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion addressing how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity (no longer than 2 pages), ● a writing sample (no longer than 35 pages), and ● the names and contact information for three referees. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 16, 2024. Once a short list of candidates is compiled, letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be solicited. Questions about the position may be addressed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Professor Sarah Lamb ( or Professor Yuri Doolan (, or to the Anthropology Academic Administrator Laurel Carpenter ( At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

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Waltham, MA 02453