Kiriyama Fellowship at USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for applicants for the Kiriyama Fellowship (AY 2016-2017), a 9-month fellowship appointment (Sept. 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017) with a salary of $44,000 plus benefits.

The Center for Asia Pacific Studies is San Francisco’s academic gateway to the Asia Pacific, fostering and promoting innovative research, teaching and public programs on the peoples and cultures of the region.


  • Pursue independent academic research on a topic in the field of Asia Pacific Studies (border crossing and transnational topics are especially welcome).
  • Teach one undergraduate course in Asia Pacific Studies during the Spring 2017 semester. (Department to be determined according to applicant expertise and departmental needs.)
  • Be in residence for the duration of the 9-month appointment (Sept. 1, 2016– May 31, 2017).
  • Actively engage with the Center’s faculty, students, and staff as fellow by attending Center’s events (public programs and academic activities).

The fellow will be expected to present his/her research at one public lecture/or brown bag lecture during the course of the fellowship.

Minimum requirements

  • Candidates must have a PhD in the field of Asia Pacific Studies (social sciences and the humanities) at the time of the appointment.
  • Open to applicants of all ranks including senior scholars who may wish to spend a sabbatical year at USF.

Review of applications will begin June 30, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application date
7 Jul 2016
Date of residence
1 Sep 2017 to 31 May 2018
9 months
America United States Pacific
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
US$ 44.000