Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program

Providing grants for the employment of Teaching Fellows in Asian Studies

2016-17 Program Announcement (pdf)

Through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork has been providing its member colleges with grants to support the hiring of a postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian Studies. ASIANetwork – Luce Teaching Fellows (recent recipients of a terminal degree from a North American university) spend one year at an ASIANetwork college, teaching and participating in the intellectual and cultural life of the host college. ASIANetwork will award three grants each year for three academic years (2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17).

Program Overview
ASIANetwork will provide $40,000 to each of the selected colleges as partial support for the hiring of the teaching fellow and an additional $1,000 stipend to the fellow’s mentor. The host college will follow its own search and employment procedures within the context of Program guidelines provided by ASIANetwork.

The host college will designate a faculty mentor to work with the teaching fellow and send the mentor to the ASIANetwork annual conference during the search year and in the year that the fellow is on campus. ASIANetwork will provide each teaching fellow with a travel allowance to attend the annual conference. The teaching fellow will teach a half-time course load, attend departmental and college faculty meetings, keep office hours, mentor students, and continue to pursue research and/or other scholarly projects. With allowances for the academic discipline, area of regional specialty, and the needs of the host college, the teaching fellow should be encouraged to teach comparatively about Asia.

Only U.S. ASIANetwork member colleges and universities are eligible. Please visit our membership benefits page for information on how to join ASIANetwork.

Important Dates for the 2016-17 Teaching Fellow Program
Application deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015
Notification of selected host colleges: Early January 2016
Deadline for acceptance of the award: Monday, January 11, 2016
Host college begins search: Winter/spring 2016

More Information about the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program
Host College Application Guidelines and Description/Deadlines
Resources for Fellows and Host Colleges
Teaching Fellows (2010-Present)
Teaching Fellow Positions (2015-16)

Program Director

Teddy O. Amoloza, Illinois Wesleyan University;

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc. Among the Foundation’s many grant-making initiatives are those that support increased understanding between the United States and Asia.