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Pacific Basin Research Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2023-2024 Academic Year)

Soka University of America
Aliso Viejo, California
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

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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, settlement across and 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 [INTS 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.


Soka University of America is located in Aliso Viejo, southern Orange County. Opening in 2001, SUA ranks highly among liberal arts institutions, tying for 29th in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2023” list. Soka’s focus on fostering global citizenship is evident in the global makeup of its student body, 50% of which are international students; compulsory second language and study abroad programs; and an interdisciplinary core curriculum featuring small, dynamic classrooms with a 7:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12).


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.


Benefits and Salary:

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $60,000. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.


Application Instructions:

  • Please apply on the Interfolio site by clicking on this link:
  • To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and two letters of reference.
  • 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 on the completion of a successful background check.


Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until position is filled.


Employment is contingent on 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.





For more information on this position and the University, please see our website at


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.


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