New Chinese Philosophy Postdoc Opportunity at Michigan

Funded by the Tang Junyi Lecture Fund and administered by the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan, the Tang Junyi Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars conducting well-designed research and writing projects on Chinese philosophy. One (1) fellow will be selected.


– Research topics can cover any aspect of Chinese philosophy and philosophical thought.

– Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than seven (7) years beyond receipt of the PhD.

– Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor).

Program requirements:

– The fellowship appointment begins in September 2015 and concludes in August 2016. The Tang Junyi Postdoctoral Fellow is required to teach one course during either Fall or Winter term of the academic year, physically reside in the University of Michigan vicinity during the academic year, and actively participate in the events and the intellectual life of the Center.

– The Tang Junyi Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to give the Tang Junyi Lecture in the Winter term and contribute to the greater Michigan community by mentoring or advising students.

Stipend and benefits:

– Total stipend for fellowship duration: US$55,000.

– Recipient of the fellowship and his/her dependents will be eligible for U-M health-insurance and health-savings benefits.

– Up to US$10,000 of research funding is available to the fellow during the post-doctoral appointment (budget submission required in order to begin use of funds).

Application process:

– Application deadline is February 1, 2015 (11:59pm Eastern Time, USA).

– Application materials are accepted at Candidates are required to submit (a) Current CV; (b) Research and/or writing plan for the appointment year; (c) Recent writing sample; (d) Other document such as additional evidence of English proficiency) – all via Interfolio. Two confidential letters of reference must be submitted via the Interfolio link as well. (There is no fee required for applicant or recommender to submit materials for this particular position.)

– Notifications will be made by April 15, 2015.

For questions regarding the program, please email Jen Zhu (

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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