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Each week, CSEAS staff share prominent job openings for Southeast Asia regional professionals. Interested in sharing a job opportunity with us? Email us at Opportunities are removed from this page after their deadline has passed and new jobs are added bi-weekly to our email newsletter.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see opportunities that have variable deadlines or are “open until filled”.

Other Job Search Resources:

Perry World Hous Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019 – Apply by January 8

The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Global Innovation Program is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Women’s Studies, UH Mānoa – Reviews begin January 9

The Department of Women’s Studies, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, seeks a candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment.

Assistant or Associate Professor (TT), Public History, Cornell University – Apply by Jan 9, 2019

The Department of History is searching for an advanced assistant professor or an early associate professor in the area of Public History. We seek a scholar with a PhD in History who is also grounded in theoretical and methodological public history approaches, including, but not limited to Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, and digital history.

Mellon Fellowship, Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, Princeton University – Apply by Jan 15

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2019-20 academic year.

Teaching Postdoc, History, Washington State University – Apply by January 15

The Department of History at Washington State University seeks to hire a two-year-long *teaching postdoc* to teach the university’s core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues” beginning August 2019, pending budgetary approval. “The Roots of Contemporary Issues” is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspective.

Asst Professor (Tenure-track), History, Idaho State University – Apply by January 15

The Department of History at Idaho State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position who can teach courses in world and Asian history, with research emphasis in either field. The position is based at ISU’s Idaho Falls campus, and the time period of specialization is open.

The Environmental Fellows Program, Harvard University – Apply by Jan 16, 2019

“Harvard is committed to fostering the development of talented scholars with an interest in environmental research.

Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Studies in the Modern or Pre-Modern Period, UC Berkeley – Apply by Jan 25

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies, tenure track, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrollment in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program, with specialization in Southeast Asian studies, and completion of all requirements except the dissertation, is required at the time of application.

Harvard Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowships – Apply by January 25

The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects. The Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries with the requirement that their research includes a component dealing with Greater China.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Asian-Pacific Studies – Apply by Jan 28

The Program of Asian-Pacific Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the appointment starting in Fall 2019. The areas of expertise of the candidates are open within the humanities and social sciences, as long as their research complements current program strengths in Asian-Pacific Studies and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian Americans.

2019-2020 Fellowships, The James Weldon Institute for the Study of Race and Difference – Apply by Jan 28, 2019

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights.

Asst Professor (Tenure-track), History, Tarleton State University (Texas A&M System) – Apply by January 29

The successful candidate will teach four courses in both the fall and spring semesters for the newly organized Department of History, Sociology and Geography. Candidates with teaching and research specialties in African, Islamic World, Mediterranean world, or Indian Ocean History are particularly encouraged to apply.

2 positions: Asst Professor (Non TT) & Lecturer, Buddhist Counseling, University of Hong Kong – Apply by January 31

Applications are invited for appointments as non-tenure track Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Buddhist Counselling in the Centre of Buddhist Studies (Ref.: 492411), to commence on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Postdoctoral Fellow, History, Brown University – Apply by February 15

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, for a scholar of empire and its legacies in modern Northeast or Southeast Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2019.

UH Manoa Asian Studies Program Graduate Teaching Assistants (Position #s 0088201, 0088225) – Mar 1

Duties: 1. Assist instructors in undergraduate Asian Studies courses for the academic year of 2019-2020. 2. Serve as principle organizers for the School of Pacific & Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Historian for the ***Washington DC*** Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Office – Closing date March 12, 2019

SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate.

Part-time Online Teaching Positions, Ivy Youth Education Group – Rolling deadlines

Ivy Youth is a international education group dedicated to online education that connects university professors to high school students from all over the world. We invite applicants for our Global Independent Study/Research Project Programs in a variety of disciplines. A successful candidate will teach a 12-week online course.

Doris Duke’s Shangri La – Associate Curator of Education – Reviews begin Oct 22

Position open til filled. The Associate Curator of Education advances the mission of Shangri La by creating and coordinating onsite, off-site and online education initiatives that enrich the understanding of Shangri La’s collections, exhibitions, and broaden the educational impact of the institution’s artist-scholar residency program.

Managing Director, Southeast Asia – Open til filled

Radio Free Asia is seeking an experienced, innovative leader with sound editorial judgment and integrity to lead its Southeast Asian services. The Managing Director for Southeast Asia must have a deep commitment to unbiased, high-quality journalism and astute skills in managing personnel in a complex, multicultural organization.

Chairperson, Department of History, University of Delaware – Open Until Filled

The Department of History invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair, beginning fall semester 2019. Department chairs at the University of Delaware serve five-year terms with the possibility of renewal. The Chair will lead a department of 30 full-time faculty with approximately 300 undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program that averages fifty masters and doctoral students.

Documentary Arts Asia, Thailand Unpaid Internships in documentary photo, film, editing, curating, teaching & more – Variable Deadlines

Internships with Documentary Arts Asia are a great way to kick-start your career. Internships with DAA give very real experiences and exposure to the documentary world. Interns are given high levels of responsibility and complete real tasks they can be proud of and put on their CV’s in the future.