The Institute of Asian Research in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship in Myanmar Studies.

The fellowship is enabled by a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar initiative. The successful candidate will show promise as an emerging scholar of contemporary Myanmar, and have an active research agenda that engages contemporary social, political, or economic issues related to democratization and peace.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
in Myanmar Studies

Application deadline is March 10, 2023
Start date: Not later than September 01, 2023
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time

The duration of the fellowship is between 16 and 24 months, subject to agreement with the committee. The start date is flexible, but should not be after September 1, 2023. The successful candidate must have completed a PhD within the last 5 years, or expect to complete one shortly, in a relevant discipline (e.g. anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, history, or any other social science or humanities discipline). The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research on contemporary Burma/Myanmar, as well as support the UBC Myanmar initiative and its activities, including mentoring Burmese students at the UBC, and engaging with the Burma Studies communities in Canada, Asia, and globally. Candidates from or connected to Myanmar are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is March 10, 2023. The review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline.

Applications can be sent to Dr. Kai Ostwald, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, SPPGA, c/o Yoko Nagao ( They must include the following:

1. A cover letter that includes a description of current and proposed research;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. proof of Ph.D. completion prior to the start date;
4. two letters of reference, to be sent directly by referees to

Desired start date: Not later than September 01, 2023
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time