The Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University and the Departments of East Asian Studies and Modern Culture and Media invite applications for a two-year (2011-2013) postdoctoral appointment in the study of visual culture in modern East Asia. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching offer historical and theoretical approaches to the role of cinematic, digital, and/or televisual media in national and transnational cultural formations originating in modern China and/or modern Korea. The Fellow will offer one course each semester of the two-year appointment and will participate in an ongoing seminar, which he or she will help organize, at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. Applicants should have received their doctorate, from an institution other than Brown University, within the last five years. Applicants from outside North America are strongly encouraged to apply.
The two-year appointment will begin July 1, 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. Ph.D or equivalent is required by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., a dissertation or book abstract, sample syllabi, and three letters of reference to: Kerry Smith, Department of East Asian Studies, Box 1850, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Materials may also be sent to Kerry_Smith@brown.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.