Post-doctoral Fellow Opportunity at Boston U on China Studies.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
by dsuchens

Post-doctoral fellow position:  Chinese Development Finance and Sustainable Development

Boston University's Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellowship position to work with GEGI's research team on the economic, social, and environmental implications of China's overseas development finance. The post-doctoral research fellow will hold a PhD in a relevant social science with a dissertation on Chinese overseas development finance or a related topic.  The fellowship is an appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year. There is the possibility of an extension of the fellowship for a second year subject to grant funding. This position will provide a rising scholar the opportunity to apply research skills to applied global policy questions.  

While part of GEGI’s team, fellows are expected to pursue their own research agenda, while also collaborating with GEGI experts on the developmental aspects of Chinese overseas investment. In addition to writing academic articles, fellows will be expected to contribute through the writing of policy briefs, opinion articles, and reports, as well as to present the results of their research in policy and academic venues.  GEGI Fellows also have a modest travel budget to conduct field and policy-related work. Competitive applicants will be social scientists with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and a demonstrated knowledge of the literature and policy issues surrounding developmental financial institutions. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and/or of the language not mandatory but a big plus.  Further, fellows must possess  strong English-language written and oral communication skills, be able to work well independently and thrive in an interactive and collaborative environment.


Please send the following materials to William Kring, GEGI Assistant Director, by July 1, 2017 at Successful candidates will be notified in mid-July. The fellowship position is from September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.


  1. Cover letter that situates your work in relation to the topic and why you are qualified and interested in the position.
  2. CV
  3. Two writing samples—one academic, one shorter memo or article style.
  4. Graduate transcript.
  5. Two letters of recommendation

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