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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”.

Other Job Search Resources:

Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Clark University (Massachusetts) – Review of applications beginning immediately.

The History Department at Clark University invites applications for a one-semester, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam in the early modern and/or modern world to begin in January 2020. Secondary specialization is open. We are seeking a candidate to teach three courses on or related to the history of Islam, including introductory surveys as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. ABD or Ph.D. in History, Islamic Studies, or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Two Visiting Fellowships, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute – Deadline: Sept 30

Two fellowships are available for applicants who have completed all requirements for the PhD degree at the point of employment (Jan 2, 2020):

  • Visiting Fellow – Demographic Change (2 months to 1 year). The Visiting Fellow will study the realities and implications of demographic change in Southeast Asian societies
  • Visiting Fellow – China and Mainland Southeast Asia (2 months to 6 months). The Visiting Fellow will study the social and cultural impact of Chinese capital and labour flows into the villages, towns, and cities of Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and/or Laos.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Environmental History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Deadline: October 1

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s History Section seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of environmental history effective July 1, 2020.  Candidates working on any time period and area of the world are invited to apply.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Southeast Asian Religions, McGill University – Review of applications begins October 1

The School of Religious Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Southeast Asian Religions, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek to appoint a scholar capable of strengthening our commitment to exploring the traditions of the region and their inter-religious dynamics. We also seek to link a regional expertise in Southeast Asia with other areas, such as the Middle East, East Asia, and the Indian Ocean. Applicants’ research should be rooted in the study of at least one tradition, explore relations between religions (e.g., between Islam and Buddhism) and between various forms of current social and political life. Candidates should be able to theorize religion as a constituting element of human self-understanding in the widest variety of present cultural contexts.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Pre-Modern Non-Western World History, Brigham Young University

Open field & open rank. Applications are welcome from candidates in all fields of pre-modern, non-Western world history. Scholars working on south or southeast Asia, or the middle east/western Asia, are especially encouraged to apply.

Professor (Tenure-Track) of Politics & History of Southeast Asia, Singapore Management University – Review of applications begins October 1

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Singapore Management University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Politics & History of Southeast Asia at the level of Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Humanities, Princeton University – Deadline: October 5

The Princeton Environmental Institute invites applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in the Environmental Humanities. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Princeton Environmental Institute and a partnering humanities department.

All research approaches are welcome, including those related to animal and plant studies, the built environment, climate change, the digital environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, the energy humanities, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental law, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, public health, queer ecologies, race studies, religious studies, socioenvironmental futures, and urban and regional planning.

Assistant Professor, Pre-Modern and Early Modern Islamic World, History, Dartmouth College – Deadline: October 11

The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of the Pre-modern and Early Modern Islamic World, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are in any region or any period prior to 1800.

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.

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 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 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.

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.