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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/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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania – Deadline: January 13

Senior Research Fellow(s) in the Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences, Trinity College – Deadline: January 14

Trinity College intends to elect either one or two Senior Research Fellows in the Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences with effect from 1 October 2020 (or an agreed later date). The College regards a Senior Research Fellowship as being of academic standing comparable to that of a distinguished research professorship at a major university.

Professor (Open Rank, Tenure Track), Architectural History/Theory, University of Texas at Austin – Deadline: January 15

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA) invites applicants for a full-time, open rank faculty position in the history and theory of architecture who can both teach core architectural history courses and expand the program’s geographic and/or methodological focus in the building of comparative frameworks. We are less concerned with the specific “region” of focus (whether it be the U.S., Europe, the Global South, etc.) and more concerned that teaching and research projects engage with where architectural history as a field is headed.

Residential Fellow(s), Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin – Deadline: January 15

The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 research theme and call for residential fellowship applications “Climate in Context: Historical Precedents & the Unprecedented” proposals that cover all time periods and all parts of the world.

Post-doctoral Fellowship, The Humanities Center, Texas Tech University – Deadline: January 15

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University invites applications for its inaugural Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. Scholars in any Humanities field are welcome to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants who plan to use libraries, archives, and other resources at Texas Tech and/or the Lubbock area.

Post-doctoral Fellowships, Migrations, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University – Deadline: January 15

Two postdoctoral fellows may conduct research in any discipline, including the natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts, as well as interdisciplinary research that transcends traditional disciplines. The Fellows will be selected from a global pool of applicants.

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.

Two (2) PhD Positions, Dept. of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich – Deadline: January 17

The Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich is offering two PhD positions within a 4-year research project titled “Aspirations for Change 4.0: The Making of Innovation in Vietnam”.

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.

Visiting Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Dept., Wellesley College – Deadline: January 31

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Wellesley College has an opening for a two-year position as Visiting Lecturer. The position will be filled by a a feminist scholar whose research and teaching are in global/transnation and/or indigenous studies, who can offer courses in the areas of social change, social movements, environmental studies, or history.

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.

Associate or Full Professor, Islamic Art and Architecture, Brown University – Deadline: February 19

Brown University invites applications at the level of Associate or Full Professor from a historian of art and architecture with a primary research interest in the study of any region of the Islamic world in the period before 1900.

Historian/Curator, The International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C. – Deadline: March 3

The International Spy Museum, Washington DC, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, contemporary role and impact of intelligence, seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as member of the Exhibitions and Programs team as historian/curator.

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.