Apply for Affiliation

The Harvard Asia Center invites applications from candidates whose proposed research focus aligns with the Center’s mission of “generating and sharing knowledge about Asia in transnational and transregional perspective and fostering teaching, collaboration, and innovation across and beyond cultural and disciplinary boundaries.” for Visiting Scholar, Fellow and Associate positions. Please see below for details on these categories. Applications are accepted biannually in the Fall and Spring. 

Please note that all Asia Center Affiliate appointments are unpaid and office space is limited and not guaranteed.

Fellow

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is three months and the maximum is one year with possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Qualifications: Must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) or higher academic degree and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center scholarly community.

Conditions of affiliation: Must have the sponsorship of a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the “Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement” for details on sponsor responsibilities); will be expected to give a talk or prepare a paper on their research at some point during their appointment.

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges to Harvard University Libraries; Asia Center business card; Harvard FAS e-mail address; J-1 visa sponsorship; limited staff support; access to shared printer and copier; dependent on availability, a desk in a shared office.

Visiting Scholar

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is three months and the maximum is one year with possibility of renewal for up to two years.

Qualifications: Must hold a Ph.D. and a current appointment at an academic institution and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center scholarly community.

Conditions of affiliation: Must have the sponsorship of a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the “Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement” for details on sponsor responsibilities); will be expected to give a talk or prepare a paper on their research at some point during their appointment.

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges to Harvard University Libraries; Asia Center business card; Harvard FAS e-mail address; J-1 visa sponsorship; limited staff support; access to shared printer and copier; dependent on availability, a desk in a shared office.

Associate

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is one year and the maximum is five year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: Must hold a master's degree (or equivalent)  or higher academic degree.

Conditions of affiliation: Must have the sponsorship of a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the “Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement” for details on sponsor responsibilities).

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges to Harvard University Libraries; Asia Center business card, Harvard FAS e-mail address. No visa sponsorship, staff support, or office space is provided.

Application Procedure

To be considered for an appointment under any of these three categories, applicants must submit following documents and meet the requirements of the appropriate category.

Applications will be considered by an Asia Center faculty committee.

Deadlines to apply and decision dates are given below.

Fall term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, February 16, 2018
Decision: March 2018

Spring term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, July 13, 2018
Decision: August 2018


Please send the application forms along with all the supporting documents by email to Tenzin Ngodup (tngodup@fas.harvard.edu). 

 

Asia Center Application for Affiliation149 KB
Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement Form393 KB
Certificate of Language Proficiency104 KB