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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”.

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Managing Director, Southeast Asia

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.

Assistant Professor of Human Development, University of California – Davis – Apply by September 24 for full consideration

Assistant Professor of Human Development The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in Adult Development and Aging. The area of specialization is open, including biological, environmental, sociocultural, mental health, and/or neurocognitive domains of adult development and aging.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – For full consideration apply by September 25

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical sociology or medical anthropology beginning August 2019. Prospective candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology with a primary specialization in human health or medicine. We seek candidates with theoretically-informed scholarship that explores the impact of gender, race, class, disability, or environment on human health. The regional specialization is open. Health research among American Indian, indigenous, or underrepresented communities globally is encouraged.

1 Asst Professor & 1 Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences, Singapore Management University – For full consideration apply by Sept 29

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Singapore Management University, invites applications for one Assistant Professorship (non-tenurable Education Track) and one Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and Social Sciences who can contribute to the delivery of the University’s Core Curriculum to begin in July 2019, during which time a doctorate in a relevant discipline must be in hand. We are especially interested in candidates with an excellent record of teaching who can contribute to the delivery of interdisciplinary survey courses such as “Happiness and Suffering,” “Global and Local” and “Wealth and Poverty.” An ability to teach courses in Science, Technology, and Society would also be a plus.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Political Science and International Studies, Trinity College – Apply by Oct 1 for full consideration

The Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program at Trinity College invite applications for a joint, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Comparative Politics of the Global South commencing with the 2019-2020 academic year. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose research intersects the subjects of comparative urban politics, ethnic politics, and/or contentious politics.

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Reviews Begin October 1 (Open Until Filled)

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting five outstanding tenure track faculty at the assistant or associate professor rank to expand interdisciplinary programming in the environment. This recruitment strategy will bring innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research and education.

Associate or Full Professor in Global Migrations and Gender/Sexuality Studies, Yale University – Reviews begin Oct 1

The Programs in Ethnicity, Race & Migration and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University seek to hire a scholar with an accomplished record of research and teaching at the intersection of Global Migrations and Gender/Sexuality.

Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Buddhist Traditions, Vanderbilt University – Apply by Oct 5

Application reviews will begin before the due date, on October 1st. The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist Traditions of South Asia and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The successful candidate will also be awarded affiliated faculty status in Asian Studies. Area of specialization, historical period, and theoretical and methodological approach are open.

Asian Digital Film Production Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Position, Hamilton College (New York State) – Apply by Oct 5

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral/post-MFA position in Digital Film Production, effective July 1, 2019. As part of the College-wide curricular emphasis on digital and experiential learning, the Program seeks a filmmaker with experience in narrative or documentary production in or on Asia.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Islam in Asia, Hamilton College (New York State) – Apply by Oct 5

The Asian Studies program of Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin July 1, 2019. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. Ph.D. by the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Teaching load is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Asian Studies program with possible affiliation with another department or program.

Visiting Fellow, Archaeology – ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute – Apply by Oct 15

Contract for 2 years with option of renewal. Duties: Prepare and conduct the annual NSC Field School for undergraduate-level students in a Southeast Asian country; In-charge of editing and soliciting papers for the Archaeological Report Series; Conduct and publish original archaeological research on Southeast Asia while at NSC; Assist NSC in the organisation and management of conferences, workshops and seminars; Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral | Wolf Humanities Center – Apply by October 15

The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2019–2020 academic year, we have set Kinship as the topic.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Asian American Studies, Wellesley College – Apply by Oct 15

The Wellesley College American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of Asian American Studies, to begin Fall 2019. This position involves a four course per year teaching load, at all levels of the curriculum, and will include teaching an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The position also includes advising students in the Asian American Studies minor and participating in programming for American Studies. *** Reviews begin Oct 1 but applications will be accepted until Oct 15 ***

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, Museum History and Practice, Texas State University – Apply by October 29

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a professor of practice, any rank, in museum history and museum studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the practice of public history in museums. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following or related specializations: critical museum studies, critical/inclusive museum interpretation and audience development, museum education, exhibit design, material culture, collection standards and best practices, museum ethics, museum management and administration.

Lecturer in Religious Studies (Pooled Search), University of California – Santa Barbara – Applications open until October 31

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Religious Studies for the upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the Department’s needs.

Lecturer in History, University of California – Santa Barbara – Reviews begin March 1, close October 31

The Department of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach a course (or courses) in history for the upcoming openings. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 31, but those received after the review date (March 1) will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Postdoc Researcher (Rank: Instructor), University of Chicago – Apply by Nov 1

The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago invites applications for two-year Postdoctoral Researchers at the Rank of Instructor, to begin on July 1, 2019. Postdocs will join a community of leading scholars from across the university to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and to explore how this history and culture shapes our modern world.

Professor (Tenure or Tenure-track Appointment), Southeast Asian History, Yale University – Reviews begin November 1

The Yale University Department of History intends to make an open-rank appointment in Southeast Asian history to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate may be appointed at the rank of full or associate professor with tenure, or at the rank of untenured assistant professor.

Open rank position, Dept of Religious Studies, Duke University – Reviews begin Nov 10

The Department of Religious Studies at Duke University invites applications and nominations for tenure-track/tenured position at open rank in the study of Asian religions. Candidates may research any aspect of the literary, cultural, social, political, or otherwise historical dimension of religions in Asia from the ancient era to the modern. Initial review of applications will begin November 10, 2018. Consideration will continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2019.

Open rank position, 20th Century History of SE Asia/South Asia, Georgetown University – Reviews begin Nov 15

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-line position in the history of twentieth-century Southeast Asia and/or South Asia. Research and teaching interests may focus on any geographical area within Southeast or South Asia but specialization within the long twentieth century (roughly 1850-present) is preferred. The search committee welcomes applications from candidates at the full or associate professor rank as well as recent Ph.D.s and those who expect their Ph.D. by time of appointment. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate may teach at the undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) levels.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Anthropology, Northern Illinois University – Apply by Dec 1 for priority consideration; position open until filled

Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in North American archaeology starting August 2019. Candidates in all areas of North American archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU’s interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes.

Associate and Assistant Professors, History, US Air Force Academy – Apply by Dec 10

The Department of History at the United States Air Force Academy seeks applicants for full-time renewable term appointments at the ranks of assistant Professor (3 positions) and associate professor (1 position). Applicants for these positions should possess and demonstrate the capability to teach in one of the core (general-education) history courses offered to all USAF Academy students. The Department of History teaches core courses in both military history and world history. The selectee for these positions will also teach upper-division courses in their regional or area historical specialty. In particular, the department desires applicants with one of the following regional specialties: Russia/Eastern Europe; Africa; Latin America; or South, East, or Southeast Asia. Applicants with expertise in transregional, global, military, or world methodological approaches will also be considered. The selectees will also have responsibility for lesson planning and preparation, course instruction, grading, class exercises, exams, assessment, academic advising; and service on departmental and USAF Academy committees.

Graduate Assistantships, UHM Dept. of Theatre + Dance – Spring & Fall 2019

Graduate Assistantship Positions as Costume Shop and in Electrics are anticipated to be available starting Spring 2019. Graduate Assistantship Positions as Asian Theatre Research Assistant and Acting Lecturer are anticipated to be available starting Fall 2019. Applicants must be enrolled in or must also apply for entry to the University’s graduate Theatre degree programs with a priority deadline of August 15, 2018 for Spring 2019 positions and December 15, 2018 for Fall 2019 positions (see details on this page for process and forms).

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.

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.

Part-time Content Creator (Remote Work), WikiHow – Open until filled

wikiHow, a global how-to website, is seeking part-time content creators. This is a remote position. Hours are flexible, but content creators are required to work 15-25 hours per week. We’re especially interested in hiring PhDs and ABDs from a variety of fields who want to apply their research and writing skills outside of academia. We typically begin at $13.50 per hour, but we can discuss increasing the rate for candidates with advanced degrees.

Full-time Visiting Faculty, Philosophy, Quinnipiac University – Open until filled

The College of Arts & Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a one-year full-time position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy with expertise in philosophy of race, philosophy of gender, Asian, or Islamic philosophy. Teaching responsibility will primarily focus on philosophy majors and introductory-level general education philosophy courses appealing to majors and non-majors.

Job Openings at Singapore Art Museum – Open Deadline

The Singapore Art Museum focuses on contemporary art in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia within the global context. Two positions are open as of February 14, 2018: Head of Education and Programmes, and Senior/Curator.

Internships at Singapore Art Museum – Open Deadline

The Singapore Art Museum focuses on contemporary art in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia within the global context. Singapore Art Museum has internship opportunities throughout the year within different departments of the museum. Our internships offer participants in-depth exposure to the workings of individual departments and practical training in visual art and museum practices. We recommend at least a commitment period of two months for a meaningful internship programme. Internship opportunities are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests.

Associate Director Associate Director – Academic Coordinator II-Fiscal Year – Institute of East Asian Studies – Open Until Filled

The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a full-time Associate Director (Academic Coordinator II), with an expected start date of May 15, 2018 or sooner.

Paid Internship, Art Education, VinSpace Art Studio, Ho Chi Minh City – Deadline unspecified

VinSpace are seeking innovative and enthusiastic creatives to join our team! Take up an opportunity to challenge yourself within the inspiring creative hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Gain invaluable skills as an artist educator that can be transferred to the international art world.

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.