Postdoctoral Scholar

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University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Emily Baum, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Long US-China Institute at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar interested in developing the programmatic activities of the Long Institute. The Long Institute promotes research on contemporary Chinese society and politics through sponsored talks and webinars, media, and community outreach. The Institute's specific research areas include: social movements and social justice; domestic and comparative politics, business, and law; health, science, and environment; gender, race, and ethnicity; and Chinese diasporic studies.
The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to the development of the Long Institute by working with the Director to conceive, plan, and organize programmatic activities; produce written reports and other media content; interface with academics and members of the community; and continue to research and publish on their area of expertise.

Basic education, experience, and skills required for consideration:

-A Ph.D. in contemporary China studies, with a preferred emphasis in the social sciences or social scientific humanities (including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology).
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrable interest in translating research for broad audiences both within and beyond academia.
-Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with professionals and members of the community.
-Ability to multitask, work independently while remaining responsive to instructions from the Director, and propose original ideas for future programming and outreach.
-Impeccable organization and detail oriented.
-Experience with or interest in graphic design, website maintenance, and social media.
-Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese).

Qualified candidates should submit:

-An introductory cover letter, detailing their research interests, fit with the position, and future goals
-CV detailing educational background, publications, and relevant experience
-Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
-Names of 3 references that can provide letters of recommendation upon request

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The one-year appointment will begin July 1, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The one-year appointment will begin July 1, 2021 and the starting salary will be $54,540. The position may be renewable pending satisfactory performance.

Applications must be submitted online at:

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Emily Baum ([email protected]). For information about the Long US-China Institute, go to

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2033
Work Type: Full Time