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Assistant Professor in the Cultural History of Indonesia and⁠/or the Dutch East Indies, Utrecht University | Deadline: May 12, 2023

The Cultural History section seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in the Cultural History of Indonesia and/or the Dutch East Indies. Fields of interest may include, but are not limited to: cultural transfer and cultural appropriation during and after the colonial period; the cultural politics of nation-building in Indonesia; the entangled and contested memories of the colonial past in Indonesia and the Netherlands; memory cultures of the (post)colonial Indonesian diaspora and the discourses of coloniality, postcoloniality and decoloniality. Scholars working on any period in the colonial and postcolonial history of Indonesia are invited to apply. Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years. We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, this can be turned into a permanent position.
For more information about this position, please contact Richard Calis (Assistant Professor) via

World Languages Cataloging Coordinator, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign| Deadline: June 16, 2023

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is seeking an experienced and forward-thinking professional to serve in the position of World Languages Cataloging Coordinator. The World Languages Cataloging Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the World Languages Cataloging Team within the unit. This Team is responsible for cataloging materials in multiple languages of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, etc. This is a 100%, twelve-month, permanent Clinical Faculty position in the University Library. Position available immediately and may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule.
For more information, visit The university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign career site [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]

CIPS Visiting Research Fellowships

CIPS invites qualified researchers to join our Visiting Research Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad, to conduct field research in Indonesia over a 3-6 month period. CIPS also opens the opportunity for post-doctoral or non-degree fellowships.
If you are interested in the Fellowship Program, please send an e-mail to For more information about this opportunity, please visit here [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]

University of Washington Libraries seeks Southeast Asian Studies Archives Fellow, Open until filled.

The University of Washington Libraries invites applicants for our Southeast Asian Studies Archives Fellowship Program funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. We invite recent Ph.D. graduates or finishing doctoral candidates across all disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences to apply for a one-quarter long full-time paid fellowship in the 2023-2024 academic year. Fellows will spend a quarter in one of the leading Southeast Asian Studies library collections in the country and have the opportunity to learn about library and archival practice while working with Southeast Asia Librarian, Dr. Judith Henchy. We seek candidates able to engage with one or more of the themes of our Luce grant: the ethics and aesthetics of care and community restitution in archives and libraries; interpreting the archival traces of authoritarianism; new pedagogies and research to bridge Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian American Studies. Fellows will work on projects that build on their existing scholarly interests, and country or language of research, while engaging with one of the unique collections at the University of Washington Libraries. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in working with the following collections: the Adrian Cowell Collection of archival film footage on the Shan State drug trade and secessionist war; the Bob Jones Collection of books and journals on Indochina, 1900 to 1975. [Additional information about UW Libraries archival collections on Southeast Asia] Fellows are expected to give a lecture or seminar addressing the way their research intersects with a Luce grant theme. Their work while in residence will address one or more themes of the UW Luce grant in the form of publication, expanded dissertation investigation, or a collaborative outreach project that brings Southeast Asian, or Southeast Asian American communities into dialogue with archives.
‌For more information about this position, visit here [new window]

Assistant Professor Southeast Asian Studies and Social Justice at University of Wisconsin | Deadline: Open until filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for an appointment in Southeast Asian Studies and Social Justice in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures to begin in August 2023. Candidates for this position must have a specialization in humanities or qualitative social sciences with a regional focus on one or more countries in Southeast Asia, a topical focus on social justice, and fluency in at least one Southeast Asian language (apart from English). Candidates for the position must show potential for developing outstanding and highly visible scholarly research focused on social justice in Southeast Asia; have a demonstrated commitment to teach Southeast Asia and Transasia-focused courses that are empirically and methodologically concerned with social justice; and have a demonstrated interest to communicate scholarship effectively to broad audiences inside and outside the academy. Candidates whose work crosses the humanities and qualitative social sciences are preferred. Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies or a relevant social sciences or humanities field required prior to start of appointment.
For more information, visit job at UW website [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]

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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