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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.


  1. Study Abroad:  Global Service Corps Buddhist Immersion Program in Cambodia
  2. Academic Position:  Professor, Religious and Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  3. Academic Position: Professorships, Post-Docs, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  4. Academic Position: Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House,   Colgate University


  5. CAORC/ECA Fellowships (for American Scholars): The Center for Khmer Studies
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
  7. Teaching and Research Grants: Fulbright Scholar Program, Cambodia
  8. Three-Month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments: National University of Singapore
  9. The Asian Women In Business Scholarship

Conferences/Calls for Papers

10. AAS Call for Papers: AAS 2013 Conference

1. Study Abroad:  Global Service Corps Buddhist Immersion Program in Cambodia

GSC’s Buddhist Immersion Program offers volunteers a chance to be both the teacher and the student. Participants learn about the Khmer culture on social, spiritual and intellectual levels while giving something to their new community through teaching English at the wat and other service-learning projects.

The Buddhist Immersion Program is open year-round with projects ranging from two-weeks to six-months or longer. Participants interested in an Integrated Program also have the opportunity to work with other Khmer community groups on projects such as public health workshops or volunteering with Khmer youth at a center for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information on the program, dates, and application procedure, see the GSC website.


2. Professor, Religious and Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Location: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Deadline: August 6, 2012

The Department of Religious and Cultural Studies invites applications for a Professorship / Associate Professorship / Assistant Professorship. Applicants should have strong commitment to the general field of cultural studies, specializing in methods and theories of cultural studies, film and literary studies, theories of globalization, cultural policy, cultural studies of space, and/or cultural and creative industries. Those who are familiar with the cultural landscape and development in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Asia are preferred.

Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree; (ii) demonstrated original and outstanding publication records in related fields (as supported by evidence or research projects and output); and (iii) a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in cultural studies. Applicants for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor should also have strong record in supervision of research postgraduate students and academic leadership. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2013, which, subject to budget and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including medical care, a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointee. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure
Please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong (Fax: (852) 3943 1462) by the closing date. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover. Closing date: August 6, 2012. .


3. Academic Position: Professorships, Post-Docs

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Asian and International Studies
Deadline: August 13, 2012

Duties: Be an active researcher, dedicated to university teaching and supervision of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees. The appointee is also required to undertake administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: A PhD in related disciplines, with teaching experience and strong evidence of research potential. For appointment at Associate Professor level, a substantial track record of published research in internationally recognized outlets is expected. For the post in International Studies, applications are invited from candidates with a background in the areas of international relations/international political economy of Southeast and/or Northeast Asia. Proficiency in one or more regional languages is desirable, though not essential.

For the post in Asian Studies, applications are invited from candidates with a background in the areas of domestic politics or sociology/anthropology of individual countries within East Asia. Proficiency in one or more regional languages is desirable. In addition, the Department has openings for a number of postdoctoral positions. This is an open call within the fields of International and Asian Studies, but applications in areas such as Asian electoral politics, East Asian welfare systems, international organizations, Asian regionalism, and securitization would be particularly welcome. For these positions, a PhD must have been completed prior to commencement of duty.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. William Case, Acting Head of Department at w.case@cityu.edu.hk .

Information and Application
Further information on the posts 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: hrojob@cityu.edu.hk]. Please send the application with an updated curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations where applicable), a research plan with a three-year timeframe, and a list of three referees (with full contact details), and the earliest available date.

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position may indicate if they want to be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship as well. Applications received by 13 August 2012 will receive full consideration. The University reserves the right not to fill the positions. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University's personal data policies, 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.


4. Academic Position: Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House

Colgate University, Hamilton NY
Deadline: October 31, 2012

Colgate University seeks candidates for the position of Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House. The successful candidate will hold a position in an academic department (e.g. Religion, Philosophy, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures) with a half-time teaching load.

Candidates should have scholarly expertise in The Study, Pedagogy, and Practices of Contemplative Traditions, and Inter-religious Dialogue. Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent and teaching expertise in religious studies is required but rank and academic specialization are open. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarly record warrants a senior academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Applications from candidates with other appropriate backgrounds will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership, vision, planning, and management for the Fund for the Study of the Great Religions of the World and for Chapel House. Previous programmatic, administrative, budgetary, and supervisory experience is preferred. Chapel House was founded in 1959 as an interfaith retreat center for meditation, reflection, and study.

Please see http://departments.colgate.edu/chapelhouse/. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at www.upstatenyherc.org. Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago, November 17-20, 2012 and by Skype. Review of candidates will begin on October 31, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Letter of interest, vita and supporting materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1556. Nominations are welcome and should be sent to Steven Kepnes, Ph.D., Chair of Chapel House Search, skepnes@colgate.edu.



5. CAORC/ECA Fellowships (for American Scholars): The Center for Khmer Studies

Details of the 2013 Competition will be anounced in July 2012. Check the CKS website for updates.


6. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Harvard University

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Deadline: October 1, 2012

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

For details on the appointments and application process, see the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies website.

7. Teaching and Research Grants: Fulbright Scholar Program

Southeast Asia
Deadline: 2 August 2010

The core competition for 2013-2014 academic year grants is currently open. With the exception of the seminar offerings, the deadline for all awards is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Fellowships are available for research and teaching in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. See the Fulbright website for more information.

8. Three-Month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments

National University of Singapore
Deadline: August 24, 2012

Applications are invited for 3-month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore to commence in April, July or October 2013. The positions are intended for outstanding researchers whose work focus on Asia, with a balance anticipated between senior and junior scholars. Interested applicants should have at least a PhD with a few years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants are invited to indicate which of the ARI clusters they would like to be affiliated with. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position is essentially a writing fellowship, and at least one published outcome is expected. Applicants who do not normally publish in English will be encouraged and assisted to do so. Please see the NUS website for more information on the position and guidelines for applying.

9. The Asian Women In Business Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2012

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. For information on eligibility and application guidelines, see the AWIB website.

10. AAS Call for Papers: AAS 2013 Conference

On behalf of the Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 2013 Conference to be held at the Manchester Grant Hyatt, San Diego California, we are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Papers for sessions to be created by the Committee.

The Committee seeks sessions that will engage panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels.

For detailed information on submissions and the structure of the conference, see the AAS website.


The Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Tel: 608.263.1755 / Fax: 608.263.3735
Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
E-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu