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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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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.

Vietnamese Language Cataloger, University of Washington – Apply by November 12

The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Vietnamese Language Cataloger. This position performs complex copy cataloging for monographs in book and non-book formats in a variety of subjects, primarily in Vietnamese, using specialized knowledge of cataloging rules and standards, and a reading knowledge of Vietnamese.

Assistant or beginning Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Islamic Studies, University of Florida – Apply by Nov 15

The Department of Religion at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position at the level of Assistant or beginning Associate Professor for the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Faculty Fellowship in Islamic studies, beginning August 16, 2019.

Lecturer, Anthropology, The Australian National University – Apply by Nov 15

The Program of Anthropology is seeking to appoint a scholar with a strong record of field research in, and high-quality publication on, island Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to an anthropologist who has carried out research in Indonesia, but applicants with experience in other areas of island Southeast Asia will be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: “Reconceptualizing the Cold War,” National University of Singapore – Reviews begin Nov 15

The Department of History at the National University of Singapore is pleased to offer two (2) postdoctoral fellowships. These are two-year appointments beginning either February 1, 2019 or August 1, 2019. Successful candidates will join a new research program, “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia,” directed by Dr. Masuda Hajimu, and supported by the Academic Research Council, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA – For priority consideration apply by Nov 15

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for a position in Southeast Asian studies, at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This position will begin on July 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until position is closed on December 1, 2018.

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.

Doris Duke’s Shangri La Internship Program, Spring 2019 – Apply by November 15

Shangri La is a center for Islamic arts and cultures offering guided tours, residencies for scholars and artists, and programs for the purpose of improving understanding of the Islamic world. The Internship Program is a learning-centered experience guided by principles of mentorship and empowerment. Under the guidance of staff, interns are expected to be active designers and participants in their learning, conceiving an experience that develops the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to become a critically engaged museum professional.

Assistant Professor (3 year term), History, Northern Michigan University – Reviews begin November 16

The Department of History at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a three-year term position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August of 2019. This is a campus-based position. Duties and Responsibilities: Course load will be 12 credits per semester. Teaching responsibilities will the World History survey, historical methodology and historiography as well as course developed in the candidate’s specialty for at least one of our introductory-level courses (variable topic course entitled “Turning Points in History,” “History and Popular Culture,” and “Globalization and You”) and the upper level courses.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, RISD – Apply by Nov 18

The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting in the fall of 2019. Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.

Visiting Research Scholar (Senior) – Fung Global Fellows Program – Apply by Nov 20

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The program will select senior scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton between three to ten months during the 2019-2020 academic year to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. The 2019-2020 theme will be ‘Thinking Globally’.

Visiting Research Scholar Program, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University – Apply by November 20

Applications are now being accepted for 2019-20 Visiting Research Scholar positions. ISAW’s scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome.

Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS) Research Intern – Southeast Asia Program (Spring 2019) – Apply by November 26

The Southeast Asia Program at CSIS provides substantive research and dialogue on Southeast Asia policy and regional issues. CSIS offers full-time internships for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. The position is paid.

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Aarhus University – Apply by November 29

The Department of Anthropology, part of the larger School of Culture and Society, invites applications for the position of associate professor of anthropology. The associate professorship is a permanent, full-time position, commencing on 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

HASS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 – Apply by Nov 30

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University invites applications from eligible candidates to join us as Postdoctoral Fellows for the Academic Year 2019. Applicants are required to propose a reseach project, to be carried out during their term as Postdoctoral Fellows. The research project should be in a topic that is of interest to one or more of the Schools within the College.

Associate Professor, University of Tokyo – Apply by November 30

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA) at the University of Tokyo is seeking to appoint an associate professor to promote global and international publication by the faculty members of the university for a period of five years starting on April 1, 2019.

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 Professor (Tenure Track), Migration Studies, University of Toronto – Apply by Dec 6

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Migration Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University – Apply by Dec 10

The Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Environmental Humanities, to run from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who study the environment from any humanities perspective (focusing on, for instance, ecological approaches to literature, gender, religion, politics, philosophy, the arts, and/or race; animal studies; environmental justice, ethics and sustainability; and/or environmental history).

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.

Open Rank Professor of Asian Religions, Duke University – Apply by Dec 15

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.

Graduate Assistantships, UHM Dept. of Theatre + Dance – Spring & Fall 2019 – Appy by Dec 15

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).

Assistant or Associate Professor, Art History, Rice University – Apply by December 15

The Department of Art History at Rice University invites applications at the Assistant or Associate level for a full time tenure-track or tenured position in the art and architecture of the Islamic world. Applications are due by December 15, 2018. Candidates must have a proven record of publication and service commensurate with their career stage.

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow: Cultural Foundations, Liberal Studies, New York University – Apply by December 17

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position in Cultural Foundations to begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Cultural Foundations: PhD in Classics, Foreign Language Literatures, English, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Art History with literature teaching experience, or Anthropology with arts focus. Candidates should have the ability to teach the arts produced across the globe in a variety of artistic media from antiquity to the early 18 th century in our Cultural Foundations I and II sequence.

Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow: Social Foundations, Liberal Studies, New York University – Apply by December 17

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position in Social Foundations to begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Social Foundations: PhD in Political Theory, Philosophy, History, or Religious Studies, with relevant teaching experience. Candidates should have the ability to teach great works from around the world that examine enduring questions and explore iconic ideas of philosophy, religion, political and social theory, and history from antiquity to the early 18th century in our Social Foundations I and II sequence.

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) Postdoc Fellowship, Harvard University – Apply by Dec 20

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history.

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, Kenyon College – Reviews begin December 20

This program is geared toward members of underrepresented groups to encourage them to pursue academic careers at liberal arts colleges like Kenyon. The program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Asian History, University of Manitoba – Apply by Jan 4, 2019

The Department of History at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian History. Applications are invited from specialists in any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.