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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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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), History & Philosophy, SUNY at Old Westbury – Deadline: October 20

The History and Philosophy Department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury is accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to commence Fall 2020. Candidates should be specialists in Environmental History (regional specializations of modern Europe, Latin America, Asia, or Africa preferred).

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Muslim Societies, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University – Deadline: October 25

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore – Deadline: October 31

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: new media and mobility; cultural studies in Asia; cultural theory and materialist cultural studies; critical software studies and network theory; games and e-sports theory; race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia; critical creative industry and policy studies; Asian film and digital heritage studies; digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Sociocultural Anthropology, YaleNUSCollege – Review of applications begins October 31

Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college founded in 2011 as a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Anthropology. We seek outstanding applicants in Sociocultural Anthropology. An emphasis on one or more of the following areas would be desirable: political and/or economic anthropology; medical anthropology; environmental anthropology; psychological anthropology; public and/or applied anthropology; and visual anthropology. We welcome applications from scholars working in any region or across regions; expertise in Southeast Asia would be an asset.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Asian Art History, Hamilton College – Deadline: November 1

The Department seeks candidates prepared to teach a range of Asian art history courses within the framework of he  Department’s broad art history curriculum. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies and Religious Studies. Engagement with digital technologies in research and pedagogy is welcome. The strongest candidates will have college teaching experience, a record of publication, and an active scholarly agenda in the field of material and visual cultures of Asia.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Anthropology, Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University – Priority deadline: November 1

The Department of Anthropology and Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Southeast Asian cultural anthropology, starting August 2020. Candidates in all areas of Southeast Asian cultural anthropology are encouraged to apply, but particularly those who complement existing strengths. Candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU’s other interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes. Northern Illinois University values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and who possess a commitment to improving their access to higher education and achievement.

Assistant Professor, History of Gender, Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University – Deadline: November 1

The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant-rank professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality, with an anticipated start date on or about July 1, 2020. Open to scholars in any geographic or chronological field, as well as transnational historians. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work is deeply engaged with and contributes to one or more of the following: feminist, queer, gender, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies. Queer, trans, and other scholars of color are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Asian History, University of Florida – Deadline: November 1

The Department of History at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment in modern Asian history at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2020. Area of specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, transregional/transnational).

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Asian Environmental Studies, Vanderbilt University- Review of applications begins November 1

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian Environmental Studies to begin in the Fall 2020 semester. Regional specialization is open to any area(s) of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Academic training may come from any discipline(s) in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Scholars whose work engages pressing problems and embraces wider regional perspectives within Asia and/or includes a global comparative dimension are desirable. This appointment will be key to the Global Asia Initiative within the Asian Studies Program and will join broader multidisciplinary and trans-institutional collaborations at Vanderbilt designed to address global environmental issues. All applicants should be conversant with the regional vernacular and international scholarship in their field. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the start of the Fall 2020 semester, possess a clear research trajectory, and demonstrate a dedication to teaching.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), History of Southeast Asia, University of California, Santa Cruz – Review of applications begins November 5

Apply by Nov 5 for full consideration.

The History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in the history of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on environmental history, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. All Southeast Asia geographical and topical subfields welcome. In addition to environmental history, the department is particularly interested in expanding offerings in imperialism and postcolonialism, gender, labor, ethnicity, coastal connections, trade and political economy, and migration and diaspora. The successful candidate will also work with the newly founded Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality and History, University of Maine – Deadline: November 14

The candidate should specialize in one or more regions outside North America. Qualified scholars should focus on aspects of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship and employ feminist approaches and methodologies.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), History (Islamic World), SUNY – Geneseo – Deadline: November 15

The History Department at State University of New York – Geneseo is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on the history of the Islamic World before 1800 to begin August 2020. The department consists of twelve full-time faculty who teach courses in history and other interdisciplinary programs.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Religious Studies, Depaul University – Deadline for full consideration: November 15

The Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in September 2020. We are looking for a candidate who specializes in religions in Asia (including Central, South, East, and South East Asia). We are particularly interested in applicants from Religious Studies and allied disciplines whose research and teaching complement the interests and strengths of our interdisciplinary department. Scholars working on critical approaches to race, gender and sexuality, social hierarchies and inequality, and power struggles and political movements are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor, History of Asia and the World, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – Deadline: November 15

The Department of Humanities at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of Asia and the World, broadly defined, beginning August 2020. The preferred fields are modern East Asian, modern Southeast Asian, or Asian American history.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Women of Color Feminisms, Dept. of Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University – Deadline: November 18

San Francisco State University’s Department of Race and Resistance Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Women of Color Feminisms beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research include the theories and experiences of women of color, emphasizing intersecting forms of oppression as well as strategies of resistance and empowerment. We are open to disciplinary and topical approaches to women of color feminisms (broadly defined). We seek a scholar who can teach comparative courses such as “Women, Race, and Class” as well as courses developed based on the candidate’s interests and in consultation with the department and college. We encourage candidates who can help build the major and minor programs in Race and Resistance Studies and/or whose work would add to curricular areas such as immigration, incarceration, borders, transnationalism, food, health, and climate justice. The candidate’s research can be comparative or focus on a context-specific community.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Queer Ethnic Studies and/or Trans Ethnic Studies, Dept. of Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University – Deadline: November 18

San Francisco State University’s Department of Race and Resistance Studies offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on Queer Ethnic Studies and/or Trans Ethnic Studies beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research focus on queer and/or trans communities of color, whose work is based in the arts and humanities (including history), and who specializes in queer and/or trans of color theory, practice, and resistance. We encourage candidates who focus on Black, Arab Diasporic, and/or Muslim communities but are open to other areas and broader comparative analyses.

We seek a scholar who can teach the foundational course of our Queer Ethnic Studies Minor, “Coloring Queer: Imagining Communities,” and build curriculum for this minor as well as the minor and major in Race and Resistance Studies. We also encourage candidates who can teach courses for our minor in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas.

Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a focus on Queer and/or Trans* of Color Studies, CSU Los Angeles – Deadline: November 22

The successful candidate will be expected to teach general education and core courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including courses in Queer and/or Trans* of Color Studies, at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in program and curriculum development; and maintain a research profile that aligns with their area of expertise.  

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), History, Berry College – Deadline: November 30

The appointment’s specialization will complement the department’s current offerings. We prefer applicants who can offer at least one non-western history course in either Asia, the Atlantic World, Latin America, or the Middle East. Qualification to teach environmental, legal, public, or digital history; history of science, medicine, business, or technology; historiography; or a similar topic a plus.

Assistant Professor in Public Humanities, Classics & Humanities, San Diego State University – Deadline: November 30

We encourage applications from candidates with experience in public humanities and with research specialization in some combination of the following fields: social justice; environmental justice; health justice; violence in the public sphere; public art; cultural heritage preservation; digital public humanities (e.g., virtual tourism, archives, exhibitions). The area of geographical focus is open, though we require a candidate with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests who can join other faculty across the college and university in strengthening relationships between the SDSU community and individuals, as well as communities, and organizations outside of academia.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Art History (before 1400), Wake Forest University, North Carolina – Review of applications begins December 2

The Department of Art at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2020. We seek a teacher-scholar who addresses art or architecture from before 1400, from any cultural or geographical context(s), and who will complement our current teaching areas.

Research Fellowships, The Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden – Deadline: January 6

The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer three full-time, residential Research Fellowships for 2020 at a large, international plant-based research center for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience.

Assistant or Associate Professor, History (Indian Ocean World, Southeast Asia, and/or China), Midwestern State University – Deadline: January 15

Required:  PhD by August 2020.  Specialization in imperialism/colonialism with geographic expertise in the Indian Ocean World, Southeast Asia, and/or China.  4/4 teaching load.  Publication or strong promise of publication and service to university and community required.

Doctoral Candidate Position, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society – Deadline: January 15

The Volkswagen Foundation “Freigeist” Fellowship Research Group Environing Infrastructure: Communities, Ecologies and China’s “Green” Development in Contemporary Southeast Asia invites applications for one funded position for a doctoral candidate (salary group TV-L 13, 75%, 4 years, additional funds for field research available). Deadline is January 15, 2020.

The doctoral candidate will research the environmental aspects of Chinese investments in Southeast Asia from an ethnographic perspective, carrying out one year of ethnographic field research in the region. Applicants should speak at least one local language. A Master’s degree in the social sciences is required, and preference will be given to applicants with a background in social anthropology, human geography, and/or environmental studies. The successful applicant will also be expected to actively contribute to project team activities, together with the PI and the postdoc, such as reading groups and the organization of workshops. Knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.

Historian, SNA International – Open until filled

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), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, 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.

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.