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Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Position DescriptionThe Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research associate for the academic year for a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Preferred start date September 1, 2020. The position is open to a scholar who would be in residence and participate in all of the Center's activities, including student-faculty seminars, workshops, and public lectures. The ideal applicant will have received a Ph.D. within the past three years and studies aspects of contemporary Chinese society from a social science disciplinary perspective. He/she will have opportunities to collaborate with the Center's faculty.

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This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applications should include:

1.A cover letter

2.A statement of research plans and their relation to CCC activities (1-3 pages)

3.A current curriculum vitae

4.Contact information for two references

5.Two writing samples.

Application deadline: June 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Yan Bennett at More information on the Center can be found at

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