The Center on Contemporary China (CCC) of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate. This is a full time, 12-month appointment with a preferred start date of September 1, 2016, with a possibility for reappointment based on satisfactory performance and funding. 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. He/she will have opportunities to collaborate with the center's faculty. 

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.  

To apply for the postdoctoral position, please link to https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition number 1500749. 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 (your referees must submit references before the Dec. 18 deadline). 
5. Two writing samples. 

Application deadline: December 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Yan Bennett at ybennett@princeton.edu. More information on the Center can be found at ccc.princeton.edu.