Center for Global Asia Postdoctoral Fellowships – AY 2024-2025

Deadline: 15th May 2024

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai is pleased to announce the availability of two research positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions, starting fall 2024. One position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on colonial or pre-colonial (c. 1400–1800) port cities of the Indian Ocean world, including the South China Sea. This position offers an opportunity to spend two-three months at the European University Institute in Florence working with members of the “Factories of the Indian Ocean” research cluster led by Professor Giorgio Riello. The second position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on the Belt and Road Initiative, especially on issues concerning South and/or Southeast Asia.


Applicants should hold a PhD, preferably completed in the past five years (2019 and after), by fall 2024. Positions may be held for a period of up to two years. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There is no teaching requirement.

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a 3-5-page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.
The deadline for applications is May 15, 2024 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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If you have any questions on the application process, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment For further questions on the position details, please contact Professor Tansen Sen at

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