University of Pennsylvania just posted a new position on the Chronicle of Higher Education jobs board, the Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies. They describe the postdoc:
The Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites applications for the inaugural Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies. This one-year fellowship, with possibility of renewal as described below, 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 next three years.
The term of this appointment will begin on July 1, 2023 for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year of support conditional on funding and successful review of performance. First year stipend: $65,000 with applicable benefits and an allocation for research expenses.
Having to say: "Why yes, I had the Panda Express postdoctoral fellowship in 2023-24" would haunt me to the grave but a postdoc is a postdoc
Why stop at a panda express postdoc? When we could have:
The Manchu Wok Distinguished Visiting Professor in Asian Canadian Studies
The Jollibee and Chowking Endowed Professor in Transnational Filipino Studies
The SOAS-Wagamama Professorships in Global Economic Thought
Last week it was the CEO of Spam becoming the President of the University of Minnesota. This week it's the Panda Express Postdoc in Asian American Studies. A tasty time (thyme?) in higher ed!