Pacific Basin Research Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2024-2025 Academic Year)
Soka University of America
Location: Aliso Viejo, California
Faculty & Research
Soka University of America offers an excellent benefits package for full-time faculty that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement.
The Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) at Soka University of America (SUA), a premier liberal arts university in Orange County, California, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to support young scholars whose research and teaching emphasizes human development in and connections among the peoples of the Pacific Basin, defined broadly to encompass Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
This year’s theme is “Asian America and Intersections across the Pacific.” Preference will be given to applicants in the social sciences or humanities whose research and teaching interests are characterized by multidisciplinary or transnational approaches to historical and contemporary issues of migration and settlement across/within the Pacific Basin.
The Fellow will be expected to teach two courses in both fall and spring semesters (a 2-2 teaching load), including two sections of Introduction to the Pacific Basin, Asian America in Comparative Perspective (International Studies 342), and one further course as assigned by the Dean of Faculty. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the PBRC and the International Studies concentration by participating in Center events, mentoring students, and conducting independent research.
Founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life, Soka University of America is a secular, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school with a unique mission: to educate global citizens to contribute to a better world. Situated atop a ridge overlooking a 4,000-acre wilderness park, Soka is three miles from the Pacific Ocean, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The university's commitment to fostering global citizenship is reflected in its diverse student body, with 50% of students hailing from international backgrounds. This is further supported by mandatory second language and study abroad programs, and an interdisciplinary core curriculum. The curriculum is delivered in small, dynamic classes, maintaining a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 12.
Benefits and Salary:
Soka University of America offers an excellent benefits package for full-time faculty that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement. The salary for this position is $60,000.?
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and two letters of reference.
For more information on this position and the University, please see our website at www.soka.edu or contact PBRC Director J P Kehlen (email@example.com).
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student and alumni backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.
Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America and be no more than two years beyond earning their PhD.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster) for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.