Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies 

University of Pennsylvania

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM) at Penn invites applications for the Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies. This one-year fellowship is part of the current expansion of ASAM, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022 with a cluster hire of three new faculty members. With the generous support of the Panda CommUnity Fund, this initiative will support a total of five positions over the 2023-2026 academic years.  


Today, nearly one-third of the undergraduates at Penn are Asian and Asian American. In recent years, demand for ASAM courses and programming has skyrocketed. The Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship builds on this momentum by expanding scholarship, research, and intellectual opportunities in Asian American studies at Penn. Responsibilities of the selected fellow will include teaching 1 course per semester (fall and spring), planning an event or workshop, and actively participating in ASAM programming over the course of the fellowship year.  


The successful candidate will be a scholar with training in any aspect of Asian American studies. We are particularly interested in the fields of Psychology, Music, Political Science, or Economics; however, all candidates working in either disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. The applicant must have a demonstrated scholarly and teaching record in the Asian American studies and must have completed a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences within the past four years. 

Learn more about this opportunity here.