John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Aliso Viejo, California
Apr 02, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) at Soka University of America, a premier Liberal Arts University in Orange County California, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the sixth annual John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to support young scholars (no more than two years beyond defending their dissertation) whose research emphasizes humanistic development in and connections among the peoples of the Pacific Basin. This year’s theme is “Asian American Studies.”  We are interested in applications from scholars with research interests in the histories, lives, cultures, challenges, and contributions of Asian-American communities.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $50,000. The Fellow will be expected to teach one course in each of the fall and spring semesters (a 1-1 teaching load), consisting of INTS 342 (Asian America in Comparative Perspective) in one semester and a related introductory course in the other.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the PBRC by organizing talks, connecting to students, conducting independent research, and contributing to the 2018 Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (WCAAS) annual meeting, which we are hosting at Soka University.


Soka University of America is located in Aliso Viejo, southern Orange County. Opening its breathtaking campus in 2001, SUA has quickly joined the ranks of some of the world’s best liberal arts campuses. The US News and World Report College Rankings places Soka in the top fifty national liberal arts institutions, first for faculty resources and financial resources, second in student diversity, and seventh for best value.  Boasting an average class size of 13 students, a 1:8 student to teacher ratio, and a diverse student body, SUA is committed to helping students become global citizens.


To apply send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and two letters of reference to:

Human Resources Re: John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship Soka University of America 1 University Drive Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 E-mail: [email protected] Fax: (949) 480-4164 Deadline for applications is  April 20, 2018.


Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

If you have any questions, please contact PBRC Program Coordinator Kayo Yoshikawa ([email protected]) or PBRC Associate Director Shane Barter ([email protected]).

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.