Fellowship Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Fellowship Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Ethnicity, Religion, and Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is seeking to fill two fellowships at the postdoctoral or advanced PhD level for scholars of Ethnoreligious Violence and Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia during the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowship is an initiative of Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, the Asian Studies Program, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

The objective of this fellowship is to promote the study of issues of ethnicity, religion, and conflict in Southeast Asia by supporting early career scholars who are conducting research on this thematic area. This initiative also aims to foster increased engagement between scholars of Southeast Asia and the policymaking community in order to promote the resolution of conflicts in the region.

Requirements and General Information

Fellows will be expected to conduct their own scholarly research, present their research to a workshop at Georgetown, actively participate in seminars and events related to the initiative on ethno-religious violence and conflict resolution in Southeast Asia, engage with Georgetown faculty and students, and contribute to an online forum on religion, conflict, and governance in Southeast Asia. The fellows will be situated in the Asian Studies Program and also work closely with scholars and students associated with the ACMCU and Berkley Center.

The fellowships aim to commence on September 1, 2020 and end on May 31, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fellowships will be remote during the fall semester. In the spring semester, the fellowship may become residential if health conditions allow for it, pending the policies of Georgetown University. Active engagement by the fellows will be expected whether the fellowship is remote or in-person.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of scholarship in ethnicity, religion, and conflict in Southeast Asia. Candidates for the post-doctoral fellowships must have defended their PhD dissertation no later than August 31, 2020 and not before January 1, 2017. Those applying for the pre-doctoral fellowship must have made significant progress in writing their PhD dissertations and expect to defend their dissertations by June 2021.

The stipend at the post-doctoral level will be $55,000 and at the pre-doctoral level will be $35,607. Health insurance and relevant fees will also be covered.

Application Information

To apply, please submit the following to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16542:
Cover letter (maximum: 2 pages) with a description of your research agenda and how it relates to the themes of the fellowship and current plans for the 2020-21 academic year.
Curriculum Vitae
A writing sample
Two reference letters sent directly by letter writers.

In order to be fully considered, these materials must be received by August 10, 2020. We ask candidates for their understanding on this short timeline, given that this fellowship opportunity has arisen due to disruptions to existing programming from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Questions regarding the fellowship can be directed to either:
Dr. John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Islamic Studies at jle2@georgetown.edu
Dr. Yuhki Tajima, Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service at yt320@georgetown.edu

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to
achieving a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.