Newman Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Oklahoma - Norman
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

We seek to hire a Newman Post-Doctoral Fellow with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on China’s growing influence around the world and the role of American multinational corporations in U.S.-China relations. The individual will assist with the research initiatives of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, support the Institute’s biannual symposia, help to organize and participate in the Institute’s events, teach one interdisciplinary course on China in a comparative or global context in the Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) per year, and deliver a research presentation per semester.


Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) political science, international relations, China Studies, economics, political economy, security studies, public policy, history, sociology, and geography. Chinese language and quantitative research skills are strongly preferred.


We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2021). Applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, a single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, three recommendation letters, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion by November 15, 2020 for full consideration. The Newman Post-Doc Fellowship will commence on August 1, 2021 and end on July 31, 2023. The salary will be $40,000 per year and the Institute will provide fringe benefits.


The Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies was established in 2006 with the generous financial support of Harold J. & Ruth Newman. It seeks to establish national distinctiveness and preeminence in enhancing the understanding and management of U.S.-China relations by simultaneously addressing two sets of interrelated issue clusters—the security, technology, economic, environmental, political, and public health (STEEPP) issues, and the instrumental role culture plays in shaping how the two nations perceive and engage each other. Additional information about the Institute’s activities may be found at


Those seeking a fellowship should submit applications to:


For inquiries, please contact Bo Kong (


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution (

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