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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) 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.

Open Level Faculty Position, Environmental Ethics, University of California – Santa Barbara – Deadline: November 15

The Program seeks candidates with backgrounds in philosophy or a related field in the social sciences or humanities. For this position, we define “ethics” broadly to include any of the three traditional areas of inquiry in this field —meta-, normative, or applied ethics. The Program is particularly interested in scholars who have both theoretical and applied interests, and whose work crosses disciplinary, methodological, cultural, or geographic boundaries. Possible focus areas include climate change, conservation, food and agriculture, risk and vulnerability, the role of science in society, decision-making, social inequality, law, and politics.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sexuality Studies, University of Virginia – Deadline: November 15

The University of Virginia’s Department of Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies. Candidates’ field of specialization should fall within the areas of transnational sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ issues in a global context. Research centering on the global south that concerns people of color, disenfranchised communities, and/or indigenous populations would be particularly valuable. Scholars working on LGBTQ health in transnational perspectives are also encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Digital Humanities, Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto – Deadline: November 15

The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) at the University of Toronto, with support from the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers a twelve-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities with a focus on digital cultures and computational approaches to humanities research. The JHI DH Postdoctoral Fellow will have an established track record in their own discipline and/or the digital humanities.

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.

Faculty Position, Digital Humanities, Northwestern University–Qatar – Deadline: November 20

NU-Q’s Liberal Arts Program is seeking a scholar with a demonstrated interest in combining digital and humanistic methods or approaches to study traditionally non-digital texts.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of, or preparation for, effective teaching. Senior-level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus. Working in a highly interdisciplinary environment, the successful candidate will create undergraduate courses and teach primarily in the humanities, and collaborate in teaching and research across NU-Q’s academic programs. Candidates must hold a PhD in digital humanities or in a humanities or interdisciplinary field with a digital focus or approach.

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.

Department Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma – Deadline: November 30

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the rank of associate or full professor. We are seeking a visionary leader to help facilitate strategic development in the areas of research, undergraduate curriculum, university programming, and community outreach.

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.

Assistant Professor, History (South Asia or Southeast Asia), Clemson University – Deadline: December 3

The Department of History at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of South or Southeast Asia, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of Southern California – Deadline: December 6

Each year the Society admits up to five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research.

Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Transnational Experience in Postnational Asia), Asian Studies, Cornell University – Deadline: December 6

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. It seeks a scholar whose research and publications investigate the migration of peoples and technologies across Asia, especially those whose work illuminates migrant experiences invisible to projects that take the nation as their frame of reference.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Humanities, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) – Deadline: December 10

Bilkent University’s Faculty of Humanities and Letters announces multiple openings in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas. Bilkent’s CCI Program is staffed by scholars from diverse fields in the humanities, and is responsible for teaching a mandatory two-semester sequence course in literature and philosophy to most undergraduates at the university.

Postdoc Position (1-3 years), “Technologies of Identification and Politics of Reconciliation in Vietnam”, The Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies – Deadline: December 13

For more information, contact associate professor Dr. Tam T. T. Ngo at

Professor (Open Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full), Art History, Columbia University – Deadline: December 15

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University invites applications for an open rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Art History with an emphasis on LGBTQ art practices, theories, methodologies, and/or movements, including feminist and queer theory, intersectionality, and trans studies. Scholars working in any geographic or historic context are encouraged to apply.

Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts – Deadline: December 16

The Endowed Chair position is a 9-month, tenure eligible position with an open-rank. Full consideration will be given to applicants at any stage of their scholarly career. Scholars in Islamic art from any time period or geographic area are invited to apply. Prominent scholars whose research focuses on contemporary Islamic art will be strongly considered.

Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program (Rank: Tenured Full Professor or Advanced Associate Professor), Georgetown University – Deadline: December 20

Georgetown University invites applications for the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies program at the rank of tenured Full Professor or Advanced Associate Professor to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Program of Women’s and Gender Studies and another department in the Georgetown College.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Liberal Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Deadline: January 5

The Liberal Arts Department of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor. Enthusiasm for engaging in a curriculum that touches on a wide range of disciplines is required. Candidates must have previous teaching experience in either art history surveys or foundation writing classes or a sufficient background to successfully teach such courses. Special consideration will be given to scholars who focus on any of the following fields: animation, comic art, illustration, filmmaking, film theory or writing for or about the screen, creative writing, or the engaged liberal arts.

MacMillan Center Agrarian Studies Program: Postdoctoral Associate 2020-2021, Yale University – Deadline: January 6

The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale fosters the interdisciplinary study of agrarian societies, in historical as well as contemporary contexts, and across the world. We aim to be the crossroads for the best work in the humanities, the social sciences, environmental studies, and related professional fields that breathes new life into the study of farmers, agriculture, and rural society and captures the texture of lived experience while contributing to theoretical and conceptual advances.

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.

Visiting Fellow, The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities – Deadline: January 15

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking visiting postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or visiting associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2020-21 academic year.

Fellow, The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities – Deadline: January 15

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2020-21 academic year.

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.

Professor, Rick and Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies, University of Nevada, Reno – Deadline: January 30

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for appointment as the Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies at the rank of Professor or Advanced Associate Professor. We seek a scholar in the humanities or social sciences with an international reputation and a strong record of research and teaching. The applicant will have demonstrated expertise in contemporary or historical research of global, world regional, or comparative focus. Specialization is open, and applicants from any discipline represented in UNR’s College of Liberal Arts may apply, but priority will be given to candidates in the fields of Anthropology, English, History, and Political Science.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Modern Vietnamese Studies, Columbia University – Deadline: January 31

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for the role of Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Modern Vietnamese Studies for academic year 2020-2021. WEAI seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who studies Vietnam from any of a broad range of disciplines within the social sciences or the humanities. 

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University – Deadline: January 31

The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies (HCBSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to bring outstanding young scholars to Stanford for two years in order to foster and further their careers through close interaction with established scholars, including Stanford faculty in Buddhist Studies. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in HCBSS activities, and engage in scholarly exchange with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting professors, and visiting scholars. During the term of the fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to the Stanford community of scholars. Each Fellow will be sponsored by one of Stanford’s Buddhist Studies faculty.

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.