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Here are some recent job announcements, fellowships, conferences and other opportunities that may be of interest. Please scroll down to view complete information.

Volunteer/Internships/Jobs

  1. Academic Position: Head of Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong
  2. Academic Position: Professor of Comparative Politics and Public Policy, UC San Diego
  3. Internship - Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
  4. Professional Position: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants

  5. Indonesian Scholarship, DARMASISWA Program
  6. Pre- or Postdoc American Museum of Natural History (New York)
  7. NSEP Bridge Award Fellowship
  8. Study abroad opportunities: Thailand, Singapore
  9. Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia

Conferences/Calls for Papers

  10. Call For Papers: Michigan Journal of International Affairs


1. Academic Position: Head of Department of Asian and International Studies

City University of Hong Kong

Deadline: 29 February 2012

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.

The Department of Asian and International Studies offers undergraduate programs in the areas of East and Southeast Asian Studies/International Studies and postgraduate programs in the areas of Development Studies/Asian and International Studies.

Responsibilities: Teaching and research in the Department include studies of globalisation, social and political trends, and the impact of various types of economic development. Scholars in the Department study problems of democratisation, political development, poverty, gender, environment, religion, ethnicity, work, and corporate social responsibility in Asian societies. The core disciplines of the Department are sociology, anthropology, and political science. The Department is expanding into regional studies in a global perspective.

Requirements: The Head of Department will provide strong academic leadership in the development of teaching and research within the Department, as well as providing effective managerial leadership. Candidates should possess a PhD with strong academic and professional qualifications, substantial relevant experience in tertiary education, an internationally recognised record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated ability to work collegially in an academic environment.

(Those who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.)

Salary and Conditions of Service

The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of three years. Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email: aishd@cityu.edu.hk].

Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Office. Applications and nominations received by 29 February 2012 will receive full consideration. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. The University reserves the right not to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University's personal data policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" for current graduate students and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/cityu_international_transition.htm.

 

2. Academic Position: Professor of Comparative Politics and Public Policy

Location: UC San Diego

Review begins: February 1, 2012

Web announcement http://www.mekonginstitute.org/

Job description: The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies http://irps.ucsd.edu/ within the Division of Academic Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications for an Associate Professor in the field of comparative politics and public policy whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, to begin July 1, 2012. Preference will be given to scholars at the Associate Professor rank but excellent candidates in other areas or at other levels will also be seriously considered.

Our School seeks candidates who fit into a curriculum and research environment that combines a strong commitment to theory, method and excellence in empirical work with a regional focus on South, Southeast or Northeast Asia, and/or Latin America. Successful candidates will be prepared to demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

To apply: To apply, candidates should submit: a curriculum vitae; three publications; a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, teaching and a summary of your past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information); and three (3) letters of reference will be requested electronically. All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On Line https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/.

 

3. Internship - Norton Simon Museum

Pasadena, CA
Deadline: 15 February 2012

The Norton Simon Museum is offering one paid, academic year internship. Please forward to all interested parties. The internship is open to all fields of specialization. http://www.nortonsimon.org/academic-internship/

Open To: Graduate students in art history or museum studies
Term: Nine (9) months, beginning in September and ending in June
Stipend: $2,000 per month (37.5 hours a week)
Deadline: All applications must be received by February 15 and all letters of response will be mailed by April 15.

Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language is required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: correspondence related to the collection, assisting visiting professionals, curatorial research, support for temporary and changing exhibitions, collections management projects, and various writing projects to include didactics, newsletter bulletins and press announcements.

 

4. Professional Position - Project Coordinator, American Museum of Natural History

New York, NY

Deadline: 30 January 2012

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is soliciting applications for a Project Coordinator to work with the AMNH curatorial team on the planning phase of a new Asia Wing. The Project Coordinator will serve as the key contact point for the project’s logistical needs (e.g., coordinating meetings, site visits, workshops), day-to-day oversight of the work of Museum staff, and preparing internal reports on project progress. Independent research on topics assigned by the curators is an integral component of the position’s roster of duties.

Job requirements: Ph.D. or a.b.d. in archaeology or ecological anthropology with an Asian area specialization, a willingness to engage in broad, cross-regional questions and an interest in presenting cultural diversity in the context of the natural world to a broad public audience. Prior museum experience is highly desirable. The fellowship is for a two-year term; salary includes benefits and is negotiable based on experience. The American Museum of Natural History is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

For more information on the application procedure, please see the American Council for Southern Asian Art website.


5. Indonesian Scholarship, DARMASISWA Program

Deadline: mid-February 2012

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 45 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Darmasiswa RI Program is conducted in 2 schemes, i.e :

* Regular 1 (One) Year -Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program: Regular One Year program is a one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, Art (traditional music, traditional dance, craft) Culinary and Tourism in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

* Regular 6 (Six) Months - Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program: Regular six-month program is a six-month scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

* Summer Course 3 (Three) Months - Darmasiswa RI Scholarship Program: Summer Course three-months program is a three-month scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study specific education in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

For more information on the program and application procedure, see the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia website.

 

6. Pre- or Post-Doctoral Postion: American Museum of Natural History

New York, New York

Deadline: February 29, 2012

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is soliciting applications for a Pre- or Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with the AMNH curatorial team on the pre-planning phase of a new Asia Wing. The Fellow will be a full participant in the work of the curatorial team and will be expected to conduct a survey of relevant cultural collections, carry out project research, assist in planning and implementing expert workshops and consultations, and contribute to the drafting and editing of a final white paper on the planning process. The Associate will have the opportunity to engage in individual research, writing and related scholarly activity as negotiated with the project team.

Job requirements: Ph.D. or a.b.d. in Anthropology or related field with an Asian area specialization, a willingness to engage in broad, cross-regional questions and an interest in presenting anthropology to a broad public audience. Prior museum experience is highly desirable. The fellowship is for a two-year term; salary includes benefits and is negotiable based on experience. The American Museum of Natural History is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

See the job description on the ACSAA website for more information.

 

7. NSEP Bridge Award Fellowship

Seattle or Washington D.C.
Application open: February 2012; Closed: May 1, 2012

The NSEP Bridge Award Fellowship is a cooperative initiative of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the National Security Education Program (NSEP). This award seeks to equip and empower returning Boren Fellows with the analytical and practical skills helpful to pursuing Asia-focused public service careers.

Beginning February 2012, NBR invites Boren Fellowship recipients who are returning from overseas study/research or who have received a Boren Fellowship within the last two years to apply for a one-year fellowship at NBR’s headquarters in Seattle or at NBR’s Washington, DC, office.

Responsibilities are varied and include conference and meeting organization, editing and proofreading, research and writing, fundraising and corporate development support, outreach, website editing and database work, and general office support. This award will afford Boren Fellows opportunities to gain further knowledge of Asia within their regional or functional areas of interest, to work within an organization that is focused on policy-relevant research, and to become better acquainted with the U.S. foreign policy process.

Applications for the 2012–13 fellowship year will be reviewed in May, with interviews expected in June. For details regarding deadlines, the application procedure, and the fellowship job description, visit the NBR website.

8. Study abroad opportunities: Thailand and Singapore

Deadline: 10 February 2012; 2 March 2012

Deadlines for study abroad programs for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year are quickly approaching. The UW-Madison International Academic Programs office offers three options for studying abroad in Southeast Asia. See their webpages for more information about each program.

1. Bangkok, Thailand: Thamassat University

2. Khon Kaen, Thailand: Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

3. Singapore: National University of Singapore


9. Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia

Deadline: 10 February 2012

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 10th February 2012 for the 2012-2013 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.

One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships. A successful candidate will spend up to six months between 1st August 2012 and 30th June 2013, divided between residences at NUS and at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing and lengths of the stays at each campus, the preferences of the fellow concerned will be taken into account.

Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford at these addresses:

(a) NUS:
Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Dean's Office, FASS, National University of Singapore, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6, Singapore 117570

Email: nusstanfordsea@nus.edu.sg; tel (65) 6516 7035; fax (65) 6773 6878; website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/nusstanfordsea/

(b) Stanford:
Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E-301, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA Email: llee888@stanford.edu; tel (1) 650 725 2429; fax (1) 650 723 6530

For more details on the fellowship requirements and application materials, see the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University website.


10. Call For Papers: Michigan Journal of International Affairs

Deadline: 3 February 2012

The Michigan Journal of International Affairs is a student-run publication of the University of Michigan, sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Studies. We publish op-ed-style articles of 800-2,000 words that argue a clear, defensible thesis relevant to international affairs or the domestic politics of non-US countries.

Students interested in comparative politics, international affairs, history, economics, and area studies are encouraged to submit. We do not publish articles on American domestic politics unless the article directly addresses US foreign policy.

The first submission deadline this term will be February 3rd at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Submissions and questions may be sent to our Editor-in-Chief, Seth Soderborg, at sethns@umich.edu, and the subject for submissions should follow the format of [Name][MJIA Submission][Region/Continent of Submission Subject] .

 


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