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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? Fill out our social media submission form and select “other” in question 6. Opportunities are removed from this page after their deadline has passed and new jobs are added weekly to our email newsletter.

New! – Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University – Open Until Filled

Support advocacy activities with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance throughout the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative. Serve as a liaison between AFP partners located throughout Africa and Asia and the head office located in Baltimore. Position requires international travel (up to approximately 40% of time) to places such as South and Southeast Asia as well as Central Africa, and other destinations to provide technical assistance as needed to advance the initiative.
Must be proficient in Hindi, French, and English.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University – Open Until Filled

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University in Houston, Texas is currently accepting applications for the Annette and Hugh Gragg postdoctoral research fellowship in Transnational Asian Studies with an emphasis on Asian American Studies to begin July 1, 2017. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries. The search is open to geographical areas within Asia (including Asian America) and to a broad historical time of research.

The annual stipend is $50,000, with an additional $5,000 for research and travel expenses and a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Sociology @ Nanyang Technological Univ. in Singapore – Apply by March 31

The Programme in Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in cultural sociology. We welcome applications in any aspect of the field, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise in education, inequality and/or stratification. Candidates must possess a PhD in Sociology, Anthropology, or a related social-science discipline at the time of appointment, demonstrable evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The successful applicant will contribute to the School’s development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula and will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

NEW! – Academic Director – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with CET – Apply by April 1

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization based in Washington, DC that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. The Academic Director is the most senior person on site and is responsible for shaping and implementing the program goals. S/he manages the area studies, service-learning internship and language academic aspects of CET Vietnam programs. S/he facilitates instruction, conducts teacher training if necessary and mentors students on all academic issues as well as applying his/her expertise to areas of curriculum design, pedagogy, and teaching methodology. The Academic Director serves as the primary CET liaison for the program with regard to academic issues and fa culty. S/he works alongside 2 other CET Vietnam staff members, and makes recommendations to the CET head office in Washington, DC for curricular and programmatic changes.

Postdoctoral fellowship, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis – Apply by April 1

This two-year postdoctoral appointment begins in the 2017-18 academic year. Applications are sought from social science scholars whose work engages one of the following fields: Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, African Studies, Asian Studies, or transnational studies. Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2017. Send applications to Mary Ann Dzuback, Chair, WGSS Search Committee, c/o Donna Kepley (

New! – Regional Director Asia Pacific @ Forest Stewardship Council International in Hong Kong – Apply by April 2

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. We are currently looking for a Regional Director Asia Pacific (m/f) to join our team. The Regional Director Asia Pacific will lead all activities of the FSC Asia Pacific Regional Office, based in Hong Kong. He/she supervises directly and/or indirectly all business affairs and all staff of the FSC Asia Pacific Regional Office. He/she is responsible for the strategic development of the region for FSC, including stimulation of markets for FSC certification and certified products. Moreover the successful candidate will ensure the development of the FSC Network in Asia Pacific and an excellent service delivery of existing network partners in the region.

NEW!! – Lecturer in Archaeology @ the University of Washington – Apply by April 13

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in archaeology, beginning September 16, 2017. Reappointment for an additional year or years is possible pending funding. We seek an archaeologist with a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level in both large and small classes. Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include six undergraduate courses in archaeology, across three quarters of a nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive. Successful candidates will be committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds thrive in academic spaces and must demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Religious Encounters in the Indonesian-Malay World Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel – Apply by April 15


Chief of Party (Rangoon) w/ Int’l Rescue Committee – Apply by April 18

Scope of Work: Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) leads managerial and operational aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and IRC rules and regulations to achieve project objectives. The DCoP is responsible for the financial management, subgrant management, human resource management, and documentation and reporting.

Protection Coordinator (Rangoon) w/ Int’l Rescue Committee – Apply by April 18

Scope of Work: The Protection Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s protection strategy, and will take the lead in advocacy and relationship building activities with the Government of Burma/Myanmar (GoB/M), academic institutions, INGOs, and CSOs to promote effective protection mechanisms for project beneficiaries.

NEW!! – PhD Students in at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology – April 30

The International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (IMPRS ANARCHIE), a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, offers openings for PhD students. Financial Support The PhD positions are generally awarded for 3 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions.

New! – Grants Officer @ Int’l Rescue Comm. in Myanmar – Apply by May 15

IRC in Myanmar operates an annual portfolio of $15 million, through the implementation of over 15 grants country-wide funded by 10 different international donor agencies. In addition, IRC prioritizes partnership with local civil society organizations, and currently manages over 20 sub-grants. The Grants Officer will be responsible for leading the day to day grants management and providing support to the Senior Program Design & Grants Coordinator and Grants & Communications Manager in proposal development and donor reporting.

New! – Senior Project Coordinator @ Int’l Rescue Comm. in Bangkok – Apply by May 20

The five-year IRC Strategy 2020 is an integral and overarching driving force of the Thailand country office. The Strategy calls for bold and innovative approaches in humanitarian assistance, operational management and business development. An exemplar approach to realizing, through evidence and data, the ambitious goals of the Strategy 2020 will require assessments, analysis, testing and eventual implementation of practical tools to ensure optimal achievements in goal attainment. The Senior Project Coordinator will play an integral role in the analysis and implementation of the IRC Thailand Strategy 2020. Systems, processes and procedures. A primary focus of the position is to ensure the overall IRC Strategy 2020 is fully ingratiated in the country office’s operational, programming and business practices.

New! – Lecturer Pool – South & Southeast Asian Studies @ UC Berkeley (Part-time, Temporary) – Dec. 22, 2017

The Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach one or more lower division Reading and Composition courses and/or lower and upper division elective courses. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; screening of applications is ongoing and continues as needed. The need varies in each teaching term, and the percentage of lecturer appointments may range from 33% to 100% time. Appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance.