The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China offers two postdoctoral research programs dedicated to promoting the interdisciplinary study and teaching of contemporary China in the social sciences. Each year the Center selects a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA), who is appointed to pursue research and publish at the University.

With regard to the second program, Peking University and Princeton University have established a Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP), aiming at training highly-qualified, early-career postdoctoral researchers in studies of contemporary China so that they are positioned to become leaders in their respective academic fields. Each fellowship is to be awarded for up to two years: the first 12 consecutive months at Peking University and the next 12 consecutive months at Princeton University with a visiting appointment at Peking University. Renewal after the first year is contingent on satisfactory performance. The position is also open to any discipline, as long as the fellow conducts research on contemporary China. The candidate’s research must be supervised by a faculty member at each University and, as such, must receive the endorsement of a faculty member at each institution in order to apply. 

The Center PDRAs joined by the PPPP PDRAs are expected to be highly-qualified, early-career researchers in studies of contemporary China, positioned to become leaders in their respective academic fields. Meeting regularly for informal and formal discussion, seminars, lectures, and reading groups, the PDRAs pursue new knowledge within and across disciplines and foster intellectual exchange among the University's undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

If the Center is currently recruiting for these positions, you can find notices below.