Applications Open: Postdoctoral Research Associate 2022-2023

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China (CCC) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral, or more senior research associate, for the 2022-2023 academic year.  One postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded.  The appointment is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.  Preferred start date is September 1, 2022.  The ideal applicant should have completed a Ph.D. within the past three years and study aspects of contemporary Chinese society from a social science disciplinary perspective.  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.

Interested applicants should apply online at and include the following materials:
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
5. Two writing samples.
Application deadline is January 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST

The position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Yan Bennett at More information on the Center can be found at