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New! – Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in History (Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group) @ National Inst. of Education in Singapore – Open Until Filled

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in History (Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group)

Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) Editor for Asia Literary Programs

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), the preeminent literary arts nonprofit dedicated to excellent literature of Asian American descent, seeks to hire an Editor for Asia Literary Programs who will: 1) solicit and edit literature from writers of Asian descent living in East and Southeast Asia to publish in The Margins, AAWW’s online magazine; and 2) build relationships with writers, publishers, and translators who are creating and supporting Pacific Rim literature. The Editor will help build the Transpacific Literary Project (TLP), an ambitious online publishing program and network that seeks to foster literary connections between East and Southeast Asia and the Asian diaspora. The Editor will implement the vision of the project with AAWW Executive Director Ken Chen and Managing Editor Jyothi Natarajan. We currently see this as a three-day-a-week position with health benefits, but are fundraising to make this full-time.

 Please feel free to contact OEAC by email at or by calling (808) 539-4860 with any questions about the BOW or the Certification Program.

Journal of Asian Studies Seeks New Editor – Apply by Feb. 15


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities @ Stanford University – Apply by Feb. 17

The Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) program invites applications for a postdoctoral position during the 2017-2018 academic year. DHAsia seeks to advance a new era in Non-Western Digital Humanities, with a focus on East, South, Southeast, and Inner-Central Asia. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated with the Department of History, although applicants need not hold a Ph.D. in History.

Staff Interpreter for the International Rescue Committee in Malaysia – Apply by Feb. 18

The Staff Interpreter and Translator will provide operational support to all departments in providing Rohingya language support services for applicants to the US refugee resettlement program. The Staff Interpreter will act as an interpreter of oral statements between English and Rohingya for RSC Prescreen interviews, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interviews, and for Cultural Orientation training. Additional responsibilities will include translation work, observations and feedback sessions, assisting in the training and mentoring of other interpreters, and liaising with other departments and partner agencies. Interpreters will also b e responsible for administrative duties related to the Interpreters Team. This position reports to Interpreter Services Manager with indirect reporting to other managers within the RSC, as well as the RSC Program Coordinator (Program Support).

New! – PhD candidate Cultural Antropology Universiteit Leiden – Apply by Feb. 21

The PhD candidate will be doing research on a topic that combines the research interests of both the institutes Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CA-OS / Leiden University) and KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.

The candidate is expected to research a topic within the broad foci of the collaborating Institutes’ research programs. The duration of this PhD position is limited to three years. Given the limited amount of research and writing time available, the candidate should already have a fully elaborated research proposal equivalent to an NWO Toptalent grant application at his or her disposal. The PhD candidate will be supervised by senior scholars from both institutes. Graduation will take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Senior Regional Emergency Coordinator (ACME) for International Rescue Committee in Myanmar – Apply by Feb. 21

The IRC’s and the ACME Region The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

New! – Job (Rangoon): Deputy Director, Program with Int’l Rescue Committee – Apply by Feb. 22

IRC in Myanmar operates an annual portfolio of $15 million, through the implementation of 15 grants country-wide funded by 10 different international donor agencies and private foundations. In addition, IRC prioritizes partnership with local civil society organizations, and currently manages over 19 sub-grantees. This is likely to increase significantly should there be ongoing USAID funding for a Learning and Empowerment project that currently implements through over 40 partners. The Deputy Director – Programs (DDP) provides overall guidance and support to the IRC Myanmar program, ensures appropriately designed programs, quality funding applications and the M&E strategy implementation; leads the country team in developing systems to ensure quality program implementation; ensures internal coordination at program, operations and strategic levels within the country program.

The DDP supervises seven senior program staff including Grants, which includes a cascade total of over 300 program staff located throughout the country in 12 different field offices. The DDP works closely with the Regional Unit, Technical Units and Headquarter staff based in London, Bangkok, New York and Nairobi. The DDP reports to the Country Director.

NEW! – Scholarship Support Assistant at East West Center in Honolulu – Apply by Feb. 24


Lecturer in History (Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group) at National Institute of Education, Singapore – Apply by Feb. 27

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group (HSSE) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore combines the expertise of scholars and experienced education specialists in history, geography and social studies to deliver impactful research and teacher education programmes. We offer an extensive range of courses focused on both classroom pedagogy and disciplinary content relevant to history, geography, and social studies educators, curriculum specialists, undergraduate teaching scholars and higher degree students. HSSE scholarship in educational practice ─ as well as in the disciplines of history, geography, and social studies ─ is relevant to a range of 21st Century issues fundamental to the preparation of professionals interested in academic careers, school leadership and educational specialisations. HSSE also has several collaborative projects focused on digital humanities, sustainability, and disciplinary thinking that focus on innovations designed to lead practice and guide change in education.

The HSSE Academic Group intends to appoint a Lecturer in History, with a preference for specialization in Southeast Asian History.

Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship and NRF Investigatorship – Apply by Feb. 28

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) awards 3 fellowships for young scientists/engineers to research for 5 years at an institution in Singapore. This grant supports a research team comprising at least one post-doctoral fellow and two PhD students, costs of incremental research facilities and consumables. The National Research Foundation fellowship provides funding to promising young scientists from all over the world to conduct research in Singapore. Appointed Fellows have freedom to pursue their own research direction as well as select the host institution they will work in.

Lecturer in Cultural Studies for Int’l Pgm in Thailand – Apply by Feb. 28

The Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Cultural Studies to teach in its Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture (BALAC) International Program. Applicants should have a completed PhD in a related field and be ready to start on 1 August 2017.

New! – Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies Univ. of Northern British Columbia – Apply by March 1

Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies University of Nothern British Columbia Department of Global and International Studies College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-Track Position) The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada’s best small universities with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC.

Grad. Teaching Asst. in Asian Studies Program – Apply by Mar. 1

Pending position clearance and availability of funds. This recruitment is for two graduate teaching assistants. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist instructors in undergraduate Asian Studies courses for the academic year, 2017-2018. Serve as principal organizers for the School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. Minimum Qualifications: Social sciences, humanities or Asian Studies undergraduate degree or substantial course work in Asia related courses. Admitted full-time as a classified graduate student at the University of Hawai’i for Fall 2017.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture and the Humanities @ Rice Univ. – Apply by March 3

The Humanities Research Center, in association with the School of Architecture and the Department of Art History, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow with a terminal degree in the history or theory of modern or contemporary architecture, including urban history. Applicants from any humanistic, architectural, or urban design discipline are eligible to apply and must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2009.

New! – Two Full-Time, Open-Rank Positions at Shandong University, China – Apply by March 13

The Department of Anthropology at Shandong University in Jinan, China seeks qualified applicants to fill two full-time, non-adjunct positions. We encourage applicants working in the following areas: urban anthropology, linguistic anthropology, anthropology of development, and environmental anthropology. Applicants can apply at any level, and we prefer those who specialize in East or Southeast Asia. The teaching load is three courses per calendar year, and successful candidates will be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

New! – Job (Kuala Lumpur): Caseworker – Special Caseloads , Malaysia or Thailand with Int’l Rescue Committee – Apply by March 20

The Caseworker – Special Caseloads is responsible for performing timely, high-quality casework on specific caseloads in the East Asian Region. The majority of the position’s work will be conducted in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand but may include other regional locations as needed. The position will require regular travel to these locations to conduct interviews and other tasks as assigned. The Caseworker will be required to interview special Caseloads which may include expedite and sensitive cases, as well as unaccompanied/separated minors. Other caseloads of concern may also be assigned.

New! – Job (Rangoon): Senior Governance and Rights Coordinator with Int’l Rescue Committee – Apply by March 22

The Senior Governance and Rights Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support on conflict sensitive programming, peacebuilding, community driven development (CDD), governance, and protection to all sectors of the country program, in addition to advising senior management on strategy and direction concerning these themes. In particular, the position will supervise at minimum 3 field based managers. Through collaboration with other departments, the Senior Governance and Rights Coordinator will provide technical guidance to projects in the health and livelihoods programs. S/he will have ultimate responsibility over projects in Governance and Rights department, and will work with the Grants unit and field teams to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, the country program Strategic Action Plan for 2015 – 2020, and in accordance with the IRC’s Global strategies. The post holder will also work with the HQ’s Governance and Violence Prevention and Response Technical Units to enhance program quality, develop research and learning opportunities and secure funding for ongoing and new programming.