Hello from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UW-Madison!

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


  1. Short-term Faculty Positions: Department of Asian-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. Tenure-track Faculty Position: Anthropology Department, Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  3. Tenure-track Faculty Positions: Department of Sociology, University of Toronto-Mississauga


  4. USINDO Travel Grants: United States to Indonesia
  5. IAP Scholars: $2,500 scholarship for study abroad opportunities, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Workshops/Conferences/Calls for Papers

  6. Journal of Lao Studies: Call for Article Submissions and Books for Review
  7. 2013 Texas Asia Conference, 'Tradition and Transition': 1-2 November 2013, Austin, Texas
  8. The Textile Museum Fall Symposium, 'From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles': 12-13 October 2013, Washington DC


1. Short-term Faculty Positions: Department of Asian-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Application Deadline: 17 July 2013
Contact: Lynet Uttal

Online Job Announcements:
1) Hmong American Studies - any topic  http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=76767
2) Hmong American Women  http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=76767
3) Asian American Studies - any topic (100% Asian American content) http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=76770

To apply for the job:
  • Send a cover letter naming the topic you would like to teach and describing your experience teaching undergraduates (or how you would tailor your teaching experiences to this audience)
  • Describe how you would like to teach this course (teaching philosophy, lecture, discussion, exercises, community based research projects, service learning or other pedagogical goals)
  • Attach either a syllabus OR 1-2 page describing the topics that you would cover in this course.
  • Attach your resume or CV.
  • Classes run from Sept 3-Dec 13 (contract is from Aug 26-Dec 27).  This position does NOT come with any benefits.  The pay per course is approximately $5,700.

    Please contact Lynet Uttal at luttal@wisc.edu with any questions you might have about this position.

    2. Tenure-track Faculty Position: Anthropology Department, Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Application Deadline: 10 August 2013
    Contact: recruithuma@ust.hk

    The Division of Humanities invites applications for tenure-track and/or teaching-track faculty positions in anthropology to be filled beginning in Fall 2014.

    Appointees will teach undergraduate courses in humanities for general education and the new undergraduate major program in Global China Studies offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science. Where required, the successful applicants will also be involved in postgraduate teaching in the field of the applicant's specialty. Applicants should have a PhD from a reputable university and demonstrated academic record on, or potential in, research and publication with international impact. A track record of successful competitive grant applications and/or excellent record on teaching at college level will be advantageous. The area of specialty within the broadly-defined field of anthropology is open, but those candidates with strength in the following areas are in particular welcome to apply: Cultural anthropology with a focus on southwestern or eastern regions of China, Southeast Asia, border and boundary crossings, and culture of communication. While China is the focus area for our Global China studies program, our consideration will not be confined to China experts. Interdisciplinary and interregional research orientation, proven potential to develop teaching and research in the broad direction of digital humanities, or the ability to connect to the strength of science and technology fields of the University will be taken into consideration. Those applying for Associate Professor or Professor must also show evidence of potential leadership in academic administration. While fluency in English is expected for all, candidates specializing in China-related areas must have native-speaker proficiency in Chinese language. Review of applications will start on 10 August 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.

    Salary is highly competitive. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave. Housing will also be provided where applicable. With the exception of strong senior appointments with tenure offer, initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract depending on credentials. For tenure-track faculty, substantiation review normally takes place before completion of the second three-year contract.

    Applicants should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of best publications in zipped PDF files, teaching records, statements of research and teaching, all in electronic files, by email to recruithuma@ust.hk, preferably before 10 August 2013. In addition, they should concurrently have three academic referees sending letters of recommendation to the above email address.

    (Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)

    3. Tenure-track Faculty Positions: Department of Sociology, University of Toronto-Mississauga

    Application Deadline: 17 September 2013
    Online Job Announcement: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology/employment/faculty-positions

    The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga is hiring two positions for 2014: an assistant professor in social policy & crime/law and an associate or full professor in health/mental health.

    More details regarding the assistant professorship in social policy and crime law may be found at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology/sites/files/sociology/public/users/armahpam/Social%20Policy%20%26%20Crim%202014.pdf.

    Further information regarding the associate or full professorship in sociology of health and/or mental health may be found at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology/sites/files/sociology/public/users/armahpam/Health%20or%20Mental%20Health%202014.pdf

    Questions about the positions may be directed to Pamela Armah in the Department of Sociology.


    4. USINDO Travel Grants: United States to Indonesia

    Application Deadline: 1 September 2013
    Online Announcement: http://www.usindo.org/grants-fellowships/travel-grants

    USINDO awards grants of up to $2,000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries.

    USINDO Travel Grants are open to U.S. and Indonesian citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia or the United States to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

    USINDO Travel grant applications are reviewed four times per year. Deadline for applications to be considered are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Please apply before the deadline nearest to your anticipated travel dates; but please also take note that grants are generally awarded six to eight weeks after the application deadline. To apply, please send a complete application package to travel@usindo.org. The subject line should read “Last Name, First Name”.

    Travel Grant Application Materials

    Please note that only electronic applications are accepted. Incomplete and late applications will automatically not be considered. Send any inquires to travel@usindo.org.

    5. IAP Scholars: $2,500 scholarship for study abroad opportunities at UW-Madison

    Application Deadline: 10 October 2013
    Online Announcement: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/iapscholars.html

    IAP Scholars are competitive scholarships that provide students with financial awards starting at $2,500 towards the eligible IAP study abroad program of your choice, and the chance to share your experience to the UW community upon your return. Students studying abroad during winter break 2013-2014, Calendar Year 2014, Spring 2014 or Spring Break 2014 are eligible to apply.

    For the complete description of the scholarship, including how to apply, visit: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/iapscholars.html. The application deadline is 15 October 2013.

    Check out the available study abroad programs at http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu. Or stop by our Study Abroad Resource Center at 106 Red Gym to learn more about these exciting opportunities!

    Contact Information:
    International Academic Programs
    106 Red Gym, 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday


    6. Journal of Lao Studies: Call for Article Submissions and Books for Review

    Online Announcement: https://www.laostudies.org/journal
    Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2013

    The Journal of Lao Studies, a publication of the Center for Lao Studies, is now accepting submissions of articles, book review suggestions, review articles (extended reviews of major publications, trends in the field, or of political, social, or economic events) for the winter issue. These submissions can cover studies on Laos (all ethnic groups), Lao residing in bordering countries (Northeast Thailand, Northeast Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Burma), ethnic groups bordering Laos with a representation in Laos (e.g. Akha, Mien, Khmu, Hmong, Tai Lue, etc.), or studies in regards to Lao disapora outside of Asia (the Americas, Australia, France, Argentina, etc.).

    More information, including submissions and editorial policies, may be found at https://www.laostudies.org/journal.

    Deadline for submission to the winter issue is 1 August 2013.

    Address all editorial correspondence and submissions to Dr. Justin McDaniel at: info@laojournal.org


    7. 2013 Texas Asia Conference, 'Tradition and Transition': 1-2 November 2013, Austin, Texas

    Deadline for Abstracts: 10 August 2013

    The Texas Asia Conference (TAC) is a biennial and international graduate student conference organized by the graduate students of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. This year’s conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2013. Our theme is Tradition and Transition. We welcome papers that explore various definitions of and approaches to the term “tradition” in the study of Asia as well as the ways in which change has been enacted and negotiated within and across traditions. Traditions encompass a broad scope of overlapping modes and contexts including socio-cultural, literary, religious, economic, artistic, and performative, as well as traditions in academic research investigating these areas.

    We are accepting individual paper abstracts as well as proposals for group panels. The deadline for both is 10 August 2013. Individual abstracts must include a title and topic. For panel proposals, the organizer of the panel must email the panel abstract, proposed title, topic, and names of presenters. Each panel can include 3 or 4 presenters who are also required to submit individual abstracts. All abstracts should be limited to 300 words. For abstract submissions and additional information or questions, please contact TAC conference co-chair Vibha Shetiya at texasasiaconference@gmail.com.

    The Texas Asia Conference provides graduate students with a platform to present their research and to benefit from a scholarly exchange of ideas. We welcome applications from graduate students in all academic disciplines engaged in research on South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art history, communication, ethnomusicology, history, literature, philology, political science, religion, sociology and women’s studies. Our previous conference, held in 2011, drew over 100 participants and 30 academic panels, from both the United States and abroad. 

    8. The Textile Museum Fall Symposium, 'From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles': 12-13 October 2013, Washington DC

    Reduced-Rate "Early Bird" Registration: Now through 16 August 2013
    Regular Registration: After 16 August 2013
    Scholarship application deadline: 30 August 2013

    The 41st annual Textile Museum Fall Symposium will explore themes raised in the concurrent exhibition Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains. Through five dynamic presentations, a roundtable discussion, curators' tour and the popular interactive “Show and Tell” session for collectors, “From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles” will shed light on the many ways regional textile arts are adapting to the twenty-first century.

    The textile museum is offering ten student scholarships for its annual fall symposium. Undergraduate and graduate students in Southeast Asian studies, art history, anthropology, or a textile-related course of study are invited to apply. The scholarship will cover the cost of symposium registration for each recipient, it is not a cash award. To apply, please submit: a completed application form; a 250-word paragraph outlining how participation in the symposium would relate to and benefit your education, chosen career path, and professional goals; a resume ( 2 pages maximum); two letters of recommendation. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30 August 2013, and recipients will be notified by 13 September 2013. More details may be found at http://textilemuseum.org/symposium/.

    Visit http://textilemuseum.org/symposium/ for full descriptions, speaker bios, registration and more.


    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    207 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. 53706
    Tel: 608.263.1755 / Fax: 608.263.3735
    Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
    E-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu