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Each week, CSEAS staff share prominent job openings for Southeast Asia regional professionals.

Opportunities are removed from this page after deadlines have passed, and new jobs are added bi-weekly to our email newsletter.

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Opportunities with variable deadlines or “open until filled” are listed at the bottom of the page.

Asia Research Institute
– Multiple Positions

Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore has now published its available job opportunities for 2020-21. All positions are for outstanding, active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences or humanities.

Lao Translators needed!

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is in immediate need of Lao-to-English translators for immediate contracting work for a short term project. On-going RFA is also looking for Khmer/Lao/Burmese/Vietnamese/ Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)/ Tibetan/ Uyghur/ Korean translators to translate RFA radio/video programs into English text on an as need basis as a contractor. Email CV to:

NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Visiting Scholars Program

Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Department of Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University – Two positions

The Department of Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions. Both will be named chairs: the Gragg Professor of Transnational Asian Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor) and the TT and WF Chao Professor of Transnational Asian Studies (Assistant Professor).

The Global Asian Studies Program “Bridge to the Faculty” Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Refugee Studies

Global Asian Studies, at the University of Illinois at Chicago is hiring a Bridge-to-Faculty Postdoc – a position that starts as a postdoc and has the ability to transition to a tenure-track hire in two years. The hire is for someone working in/on Critical Refugee Studies, with a preference for someone working on refugee displacements from Southeast Asia.

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Visiting Fellow – Social Media in Southeast Asia

The Media Technology and Society (MTS) Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is pleased to invite applications for Visiting Fellowships to study the impact of social media on politics and everyday life in Southeast Asia.

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai

The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai is pleased to announce the availability of two research positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions, pending budgetary approvals. One position is reserved for a postdoctoral fellow who already holds a PhD, preferably completed in the past five years (2015 and after). The second position may be filled by a doctoral student in the completion stage of writing the dissertation.

The Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan – Full-time position in religious studies

The Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, cordially invites applications for an open-rank full-time position in religious studies. Specialization: East Asia Buddhism or Indian Religious Traditions in Indo-Pacific Asia. Preferably fluent in Classical languages.

The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale – Two Postdocs

The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale is seeking applicants for two postdocs for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Agrarian Studies Program fosters the interdisciplinary study of agrarian societies, historically and across the world.

Harvard University, Center for the Environment – Environmental Fellows Program

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. 

Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asian Studies, CSEAS, Yale University

The Council on Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) at Yale University seeks applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asia Studies. The appointment period is from July 1, 2021 – June 30th, 2022.

Harvard Divinity School Buddhist Ministry Initiative – International Fellows Program

The Harvard Divinity School’s Buddhist Ministry Initiative – International Fellows Program is inviting applications.

Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Program

The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme aims to build the next generation of scholars and policy makers exploring the nexus of big-power relations and its impact on Southeast Asia, through policy relevant and contemporary research on international politics and security, regional economics and digital technology.

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Faculty Positions – Various (AY 2021-2022)

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invite applications for various faculty, research, administrative and internship positions in several areas to begin in the academic year 2021-2022.

Assistant Professor – Southeast Asian Literature and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on modern Southeast Asian literature and culture, beginning Autumn 2021.

Lecturer of Indonesian and Classical Malay or Old Javanese, Goethe University Frankfurt.

Goethe University Frankfurt is recruiting a permanent Lecturer of Indonesian and Classical Malay or Old Javanese. Apply by 8 December 2020.

Tenure-track Assistant Prof of Asian Art History, Kenyon College.

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021. Apply by 8 January 2021.

Educator Track position at the Department of Malay Studies and Department of Communications and New Media of the National University of Singapore.

The Department of Malay Studies and Department of Communications and New Media of the National University of Singapore seek to fill an Educator Track position in studies of the arts, heritage, built environment, urban histories and public cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Depending on qualification the candidate may be hired at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer or associate professor. Deadline: 1 January 2021