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Assistant Professor of Government at SMITH COLLEGE | Deadline: Oct 1, 2022

The Department of Government (GOV) at Smith College invites applications for two tenure-track positions: one in Political Theory and another in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations. Both positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2023.
By time of appointment each applicant must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related discipline (e.g. philosophy; public policy). Each position has a teaching load of 2:2—i.e., four semester-long courses over the academic year. The hires will also be expected to contribute to student learning beyond regular classes through directing student research and Honors Theses, offering independent studies, and helping with departmental administrative, curricular, and advising responsibilities.
For more information, visit application page on [new window]

Two tenure-track positions in critical trans-regional Asian Studies at Cornell University | Deadline: Oct 14, 2022

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University welcomes applications for two tenure-track/early tenure positions. Please click the links below for more information on each position.
Trans-Asia Critical Humanities position [new window]
Japan in Transregional and Transtemporal Perspective [new window]

Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies at Havard University Wesleyan University | Deadline: Oct 1, 2022

Wesleyan University’s Department of American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Native North American History beginning July 1, 2023. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who employ the methods of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including comparative and transregional approaches. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests. In addition to their areas of expertise, the candidate should be prepared to teach courses in Native American history from the European colonial era through the 20th century and Introduction to Native American Studies. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
For more information and apply to this position, visit Careers at Wesleyan [new window]

Tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at Washington University in St.Louis | Deadline: Oct 3, 2022

Washington University in St.Louis invite applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions across a range of fields, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity. Candidates must have a PhD or other terminal degree in a field related to one or more of the units listed above, or else complete all degree requirements by July 1, 2023. Candidates must have an active and innovative research agenda focused on race and/or ethnicity and a commitment to excellent teaching.
For more information, visit office of the provost webpage [new window]

Assistant or Associate Professor (full-time tenure-track) in Asian American literary studies at Cornell University | Deadline: Oct 31, 2022

Cornell University’s Asian American Studies Program invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (full-time tenure-track) in Asian American literary studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2023. Ph.D. required. The candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program and the Department of Literatures in English. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching in the field of Asian American Studies. We are open to all fields and areas of specialty within Asian American literary studies and are especially enthusiastic about candidates with expertise in Asian American poetics, film/media studies, queer/feminist studies, critical refugee studies, Southeast Asian American studies, critical Pacific Island studies, Asian-Latinx studies, and Afro-Asian studies. We welcome candidates working in comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational frameworks. The doctoral degree must be in hand prior to the appointment, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important.
For more information, visit academic job online [new window]

Assistant Professor at Lehigh University, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology | Deadline: Dec 1, 2022

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and the Asian Studies Program invite applications for a tenure- track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2023. Candidates for this position will work within or across any of anthropology’s subfields (Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, or Linguistics) and must have a primary research focus on Muslim communities of Southeast Asia. To be considered, candidates are required to have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in anthropology or a subfield of anthropology by the effective starting date of employment
For more information, visit academic job online [new window]

Instructor/Assistant Professor (Severe Disabilities/Autism) | Deadline: Open until filled.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education, Department of Special Education (SPED) invites applications for Instructor/Assistant Professor position in the area of Severe Disabilities/Autism.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach special education courses and supervise teacher candidates on all islands via a variety of delivery modes (in-person, distance); serve as cohort coordinator of special education teacher preparation/licensure programs; provide service to the department and college; other duties as assigned.
For more information, visit [new window]

Assistant Professor in Southeast Asia History at Lingnan University in Hong Kong | Deadline: Rolling basis

The University is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian History. Candidates should have (1) a PhD in History or a relevant discipline/field; (2) a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals of good international standing and/or university presses, (3) a good track record in competitive grant applications in the relevant areas; and (4) relevant teaching experience. Candidates who work on any region of Southeast Asia of any period are welcome to apply. Subfields are open, with particular interest in media history, material culture, migration and diaspora, gender studies, and environmental history. Expertise in digital humanities is also of interest.
For more information, visit [new window]

Research Coordinator at New Naratif | Deadline: Rolling basis

The Research Department functions as New Naratif’s internal think tank, researching important themes and offering input into all our outputs, producing articles (like our “Explainers”), contributing handouts and reading lists to our democracy classrooms, advising and helping with our campaigns (like “The Citizens’ Agenda”), conducting original research (like our media freedom project), and generally being a resource for the organisation as a whole.
As Research Coordinator, you’ll work with the research team to ensure that our research operations run smoothly and stay on track. You’ll be writing reports, handling routine administration related to research and research activities, maintaining research calendars, work-schedules, and documenting internal and external meetings of the research team and its team members. You’ll assist researchers, handle research interns, and have the opportunity to conduct your own research. You’ll interface between the researchers and the other departments. You’ll also work with our Design and Community teams in developing layout, design and distributing the outputs of our research on our digital platforms.
For more information, visit New Naratif website [new window]

Civic Participation at New Naratif | Deadline: Rolling basis

New Naratif is a movement for democracy in Southeast Asia. We publish information, build communities, and empower people to create positive change. We operate like a hybrid of a creative storytelling studio, community organizer and mobilizer, and a think tank. Learn more about us
The Civic Participation team is responsible for overseeing educators, networkers, and digital/online events of educational content, holding interactive sessions on schedule, and for engaging diverse SEA community members with an inclusive approach through events and democracy classrooms (held on-line or in-person).
As the Civic Participation Coordinator, you will be a focal point of the Civic Participation team, reporting directly to the Civic Participation Manager (CPM) and assisting them in all their duties. You will also work across all departments to ensure smooth inter-departmental collaboration and contribute to the various event outputs the Civic Participation Department will be facilitating.
Qualifications : As a Southeast Asian candidate (preferred), the person must have native-level English ability (spoken and written) and, preferably, fluency in one or more Southeast Asian languages. Applicants should preferably have experience in program/project management, network coordination, and event organization.
For more information, visit New Naratif website [new window]

Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz | Deadline: June 30, 2023

The Music Department (Music Department | UC Santa Cruz) at the University of California at Santa Cruz seeks a composer with significant breadth of accomplishment and recognition to join the music faculty at the assistant professor rank, with expertise in theories, histories, and practices associated with Indonesian, Asian, or Pacific-Islander traditions, preferably with some study of contemporary, popular, diasporic, or cross-cultural musical practices. The UCSC Music Department would welcome applicants who define composition broadly and inclusively and who engage with emerging media, performance, and innovative concepts of authorship. The successful applicant will demonstrate a record of successful teaching in composition and in one or more areas including but not limited to music theory, history, or cultural musicology, or cultural studies. We anticipate the candidate’s strengths in research and teaching will complement existing departmental investments and curricular priorities, including a strong tradition of teaching Asian and Indonesian musics, a gamelan studio in a dedicated building that has Sundanese and Balinese gamelans with associated student (and community) ensembles, and a legacy of hosting the UC Santa Cruz Pacific Rim Music Festival.
For more information, visit UC Santa Cruz’s recruitment page [new window]

Assistant Professor, Asia-Pacific Visual Cultures at UC Santa Cruz | Deadline: June 30, 2023

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (HAVC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Asia-Pacific Visual Cultures. The position centers on the Asia-Pacific region, defined as the western Pacific Ocean, including Southeast Asia (inclusive of Taiwan and Hong Kong), Oceania (Australia and the Pacific Islands), the Philippines, South Asia, and/or East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). The HAVC Department seeks a scholar whose historical and/or historically-informed research focuses on visual and/or material cultures of this region. We are interested in a colleague whose research and teaching pursue decolonial approaches to art and visual culture practices and consider these in relation to colonial cultures of racialization that entail incarceration, enslavement, genocide, or forced migration, as well as the suppression of social identities (such as those related to gender, sexuality, genealogy, and class). We also welcome applications from scholars who address the socio-environmental aspects of colonial modernity in the Asia-Pacific region from critical and regionally-specific perspectives. This position addresses these issues by advancing local perspectives and voices in a range of historical contexts. The successful candidate will teach and advise graduate students in the Visual Studies Ph.D. program and major and non-major undergraduate students in the HAVC B.A. program. We also value a colleague who contributes to transforming the culture of higher education institutions through their publicly-engaged research that is deeply embedded in and attentive to the communities that they serve.
For more information, visit UC Santa Cruz’s recruitment page [new window]

Senior Program Manager, Southeast Asian Studies

This position will have a primary focus on Southeast Asia and will be responsible for overseeing the MacMillan Center Southeast Asia Studies Council’s many programs and events, as well as supporting key faculty in building out the council’s strategy. Additionally, this role will oversee the launch of the Program for Burmese Democracy & Federalism, which will host Burmese scholars and activists and collaborate with Burmese organizations (both in Myanmar and in exile). This role will also be responsible for supporting fundraising proposals and overseeing existing funding and grants.
More info, go to Careers at Yale’s website [new window]

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