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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. Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies
  2. Fellowship, Michigan Society of Fellows
  3. Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships
  4. Fellowship, 2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships & Refresher Grants for Advanced Study of Asian Languages
  5. Fellowship, Luce Scholars Campus Competition


  6. Tenure Track Professorship, Yale University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Location: New Haven, Connecticut
  7. Director and Publisher, University of Hawai‘i Press
  8. Director, The Center for Khmer Studies
  9. Assistant professor, History Department and Asian/Asian American Studies Institute
 10. Cataloguer, Thai
 11. Assistant Professor, University of Dayton Department of History
 12. Tenure Track Faculty, Asian History


1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies

Location: Lund University, Sweden

Application deadline: October 1, 2012

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, 2 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lunds universitet
First day of employment: 2012-10-15
Official Records Number: PEPA 2012/461

Subject area
Modern South-East Asian Studies

Specific subject description
Study of modern South-East Asia from an interdisciplinary and social sciences perspective. Studies that focus upon issues in the fields of the social sciences, economics, law and modern history are included in the subject description. Please note that research in linguistics, literature and language studies in general are not included in the subject description.

Job assignments
Research, as well as teaching, tutoring and examination within the Centre's MSc programme in Asian Studies. Research is allocated approximately 80% of the total employment time. During this employment the postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate actively in the Centre's activities, and also to formulate and submit applications for external funding.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The qualifications for employment as postdoctoral fellow follow central agreements.

PhD, awarded not more than 3 years before the date of commencement of employment.

Basis of Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 15 of the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University Teacher Appointment Regulations, (http://www3.lu.se/pers/Regler/aolu02_en.pdf ) and in the Strategic Plan of Lund University (http://www.lu.se/upload/LUPDF/Om_LU/Strategicplan_2007_2011.pdf).

The application shall include a research project proposal (maximum length 5 A4 pages), a curriculum vitae together with list of publications and information regarding teaching experience, and the names of 3 references.

2. Fellowship, Michigan Society of Fellows

Application deadline: Oct. 2, 2012

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1070

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. In 2007, the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. We invite applications from qualified candidates for three-year fellowships at the University of Michigan.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2010, and September 1, 2013. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree from the University of Michigan will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty. Final selections will be made in late January by Senior Fellows of the Society. Eight Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2013. The annual stipend will be $52,000.

The online application is available at: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu

email: society.of.fellows@umich.edu

Application Deadline: October 2, 2012

3. Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships

Location: California, United States

Fellowship Date: 2012-10-01
Date Submitted: 2012-08-15
Announcement ID: 196424

External Faculty Fellowships
The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources.

Fellowship term: September 2013 -June 2014

Application deadline: October 1, 2012

Applicants must have a PhD and should be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.
For full eligibility requirements, see http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/
Detailed instructions and a link to the online application are available at: http://shc.stanford.edu
Email: shc-fellowships@stanford.edu

Visit the website at http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/

4. Fellowship, 2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships & Refresher Grants for Advanced Study of Asian Languages

Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing professional careers in fields such as business, academia, journalism, law, science, medicine, architecture, engineering, the fine arts, public service, etc. who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language.
The Blakemore Foundation is now accepting applications  for its 2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Blakemore Refresher Grants. The postmark deadline for applications is December 31, 2012.  For application forms, eligibility requirements, grant guidelines and instructions see the Foundation's website at www.blakemorefoundation.org.

For 2013, the Foundation plans to award approximately 12-15 grants for the advanced study of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer and Burmese.  The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program For Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions.  The fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have an undergraduate degree and are pursuing academic, professional or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. The most important criteria for selection is a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which the regular use of the language is an important aspect. 

Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to renew their East Asian language skills by attending a language program in Asia for a summer or semester of intensive full-time language study at the advanced level. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., working as a professional in an Asian field, or teaching in an Asian field as a professor at a college or university in the United States, or be a former Blakemore Freeman Fellow.


5. Fellowship, Luce Scholars Campus Competition

This is a reminder that the Luce Scholars campus competition is due by
4:00 PM, Monday October 1 in the Fellowships Office, 328 Ingraham Hall,
1155 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706.

Competition information and links to the application can be found at http://www.intl-institute.wisc.edu/Fellow/Luce.htm.

This scholarship provides a year's internship in an Asian country related to the scholar's interests. Any professional field will be considered, with the exception of Asian Affairs/Asian Studies. The program is designed to provide highly qualified young Americans, who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories, an extended period of exposure to an Asian country. To be eligible, a nominee must be a U.S. citizen, under the age of 30 at the beginning the program, and hold at least a B.A. Applicants should have little or no experience in the country of internship. Alumni applicants do not have to be presently on campus to apply, but must apply through UW-Madison. Applicants should have demonstrated a strong motivation and potential for accomplishment within their chosen field; have a record of outstanding academic achievement, particularly in their specialty; have given evidence of an outstanding capacity for leadership; have more than usual openness to new ideas and sensitivity to their fellow human beings. Some estimate should be made about how well the applicant would function in an Asian setting, noting such qualities as flexibility, adaptability, maturity, etc. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an academic record of distinction and defined career interests. Application is only possible through institutional nomination; applications submitted directly to the Henry Luce Foundation are not accepted. There is a review process by the Fellowships office to nominate two, in some years three, applicants to be forwarded to the Henry Luce Foundation in early December. If a UW-Madison applicant has been chosen as a finalist (but not necessarily selected as a Scholar), the UW-Madison can nominate three applicants for consideration for the following competition. The selection process is rigorous and can involve several interviews with Foundation staff.

Applications are to be submitted by 4 PM on the first Monday in October to the Fellowships Office of the International Institute. There is a review process by the Fellowships office to nominate three applicants to be forwarded to the Henry Luce Foundation in early November. The selection process is rigorous and can involve several interviews with Foundation staff.

6. Tenure Track Professorship, Yale University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Location: Yale University

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University is pleased to announce a search for a tenure track appointment in the field of gender, sexuality, and transnational migration.  Please forward this announcement widely.
The Yale University Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2013, in the field of gender, sexuality and transnational migration. We are interested in seeking research on migration across the Global South, and especially across and within Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Scholars in the social and human sciences, humanities, law, environmental studies, as well as those trained in interdisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.  Ph.D. expected.  A cover letter describing your engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., a two-page dissertation abstract, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted to https://academicpositions.yale.edu/postings/554.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. Posting Number: FAC2012003.

7. Director and Publisher, University of Hawai‘i Press

Location: Manoa, Hawai’i

Application deadline: Friday, October 5, 2012

The University of Hawaiˈi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director and Publisher (Director) of the University of Hawai‘i Press (UH Press). The successful candidate has an exciting opportunity to lead UH Press as it continues to fulfill its mission of advancing and disseminating high-quality scholarship in the humanities and natural and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. The Director will work with current technologies and models to sustain scholarly communication at a time of tremendous change in publishing and bookselling. UH Mānoa has the strongest commitment to and investment in the study of Asia and the Pacific of any research university in the country, and the vibrant publishing activity of UH Press is an essential component of that investment.

UH Press was founded in 1947 and has grown from a largely regional press to one of the most respected publishers of Asian and Pacific studies titles in the world. Currently, UH Press publishes 60–70 new books and publishes and distributes 20 journals annually in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. It has more than 1,300 book titles in print, with sales in excess of $3 million annually. In addition to publishing books and journals under its own imprints, UH Press markets and distributes a range of titles from local educational organizations, University departments, and scholarly and educational publishers in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Denmark, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and New Zealand. Its international sales representation program, East-West Export Books, sells books throughout Asia and the Pacific for UH Press and 58 North American university presses and scholarly publishers.

Supervising 28 professionals, the Director oversees all planning, fiscal, editorial, production, marketing, sales, and fundraising activities of UH Press. The Director must be an innovative leader and communicator with a thorough understanding of the diverse challenges facing scholarly communications today—challenges that involve not only academic publishers, but also libraries, universities, scholars, and booksellers. In addition to supervising day-to-day operations and activities, the Director will be expected to advance UH Press’ development of electronic publishing, foster and enhance financial support from foundations and other sources, and work with University faculty and administrators to further the Press’ role in expanding the University’s academic objectives and reputation.

UH Mānoa is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the Pacific and belongs to an international community of research universities. It is the flagship campus of the UH System and enrolls more than 20,000 students. UH Mānoa is one of the nation’s few land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, and plays a vital role in serving Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific communities through education, research, outreach, and service. Many of the University’s fields of study relate directly to the distinctive geographical and cultural setting of Hawai‘i, an island community with diverse ecosystems and an exceptional diversity of cultures. For more information about UH

Mānoa and UH Press, please go to http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu and http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu.

Nominations, inquiries, and application information
Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on Friday, September 21, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, October 5, 2012. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information. For a job description and search information, please go to www.manoa.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/uhp. E-mail correspondence/submittal is strongly encouraged. Please send materials to:

University of Hawaiˈi at Mānoa UHP Director Search
Attn: Michele Tom, Executive Search Coordinator
University of Hawaiˈi at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaiˈi Hall 209
Honolulu, Hawaiˈi 96822
Phone: 808-956-9396 / Fax: 808-956-7115

E-mail: tomm@hawaii.edu



8. Director, The Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies, the American Overseas Research Center in Cambodia, is based in Siem Reap, with a branch office in Phnom Penh. CKS promotes research and scholarly exchange in the social sciences, arts and humanities between international and Cambodian scholars through a variety of programs focused on Cambodia and its region. CKS is currently seeking an experienced and motivated


Major Responsibilities: Academic leadership, administration. CKS seeks a strong leader who can plan, implement and evaluate its long-range mission, in collaboration with its Board. Responsibilities include program development and oversight, hiring and supervising staff, developing/ monitoring the annual budget, developing an active program of conferences and workshops, oversight of translation/publications program, networking with Khmer scholars and institutions, and solicitation and administration of grants. In addition to grants, fundraising includes outreach efforts, engaging and motivating current and potential donors. The Director reports to the President and is an ex officio member of the Board. He/she represents CKS in Cambodia.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant field
Fluent written and spoken English
Competency in Khmer desirable
Experience in administration of academic programs and conferences
Demonstrated ability to draft and monitor budget
Familiarity with education in Cambodia and Southeast Asia
Strong leadership initiative, flexibility and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with an independent, international Board
Experience in fundraising, grant writing and reporting

Competitive salary and benefits

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send information electronically by October 15th to nyoffice@khmerstudies.org

1) A cover letter setting forth your interest in the position, including a description of relevant academic, research and administrative experience, showing how these meet the needs of the position.
2) CV
3) 1-2 representative publications (reviews of publications, if available)
4) 3 letters of recommendation from scholars or other individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications. These should be sent directly to CKS and not copied to candidate.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews in New York between Nov. 11th and 13th. The position will be open as of November 15th (negotiable).

9. Assistant Professor, History Department and Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Location: University of Connecticut

Position Summary
The History Department and Asian/Asian American Studies Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, are seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in Southeast Asian history (including the Philippines).  The position will be a joint appointment between the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and the History Department, the tenure home of the appointment.  Developing a strong presence in Asian Studies is a significant component of the university's larger faculty expansion.  The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a coherent Asian History program within the History Department in conjunction with the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute.  In addition to research, this individual will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in outreach and service activities. The teaching load will be equally split between the Institute and History.


Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Asian history (or foreign equivalent) by start date; research specialization in Southeast Asia (including the Philippines); demonstrated excellence in research and teaching; strong interest in graduate teaching and mentoring; excellent written and oral communication skills.   

Preferred Qualifications: Research interests in colonialism/neocolonialism/Postcolonialism, empire, diaspora, migration, and/or revolutionary and social movements; ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a tenure-track, full time, 9-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2013. This position is at the Storrs campus.  Opportunity may arise to teach courses at other regional campuses.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Interested applicants should apply online at Husky Hire.  Please provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and a sample published article or research paper.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Professor Sylvia Schafer, Southeast Asia Search, Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269.  Applicants who submit materials by October 31, 2012, will receive preference in the screening process.

The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on 10/31/2012.

10. Cataloguer, Thai

Location: St. Pancras, London
Salary:  £24,828 to £28,266 per annum pro rata
Fixed term contract for 2 months
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week
Job Reference: S&C00335

We have collection items in the Thai language that need to be reviewed by a cataloguing professional experienced in this language area. By sorting and cataloguing the material whilst working for a Library that underpins research worldwide, you will enable it to be available to researchers forever.
You will need to have outstanding written and grammatical skills in this language area, as well as the ability to transliterate Thai script into roman script with complete accuracy using the ALA-LC Romanization tables (found at the following link: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/thai.pdf. You will have experience of resolving cataloguing problems on your own initiative and use relevant reference sources to check headings, whilst working to challenging targets.

Your start date can be flexible, but the contract will not go beyond 31 March 2013.

Closing date: 26 September 2012

To apply for this role, please visit: http://www.bl.uk/careers/

11. Assistant Professor, University of Dayton Department of History

Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

The University of Dayton Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in South or Southeast Asian history with an open secondary field. The position begins on August 16, 2013. We require a minimum ABD nearing completion and prefer a PhD in history or a related field in hand at the time of appointment. We also require the ability to teach HST 103 The West and the World (the Department’s introductory course in historical study required of all students at the University) in addition to upper-level history courses in area of specialty. Candidates must articulate an active research agenda with preference given to candidates who can demonstrate a record of scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstratedexperience teaching undergraduates and working with students of diverse backgrounds. The potential to contribute to the on-going diversification of our undergraduate curriculum is preferred.
Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53618 by submitting a Letter of Application, CV, and Graduate Transcript(s). Three original letters of reference should be sent to the Search Committee, Department of History, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1540. Completed applications must be received by November 1, 2012. Initial interviews will be held at the American Historical Association meeting in New Orleans from January 3-6, 2013.

12. Tenure Track Faculty, Asian History at Kent State University

Location: Kent, OH

Review of applications will begin October 29, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History at Kent State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the history of East, South or Southeast Asia, beginning Fall 2013.

Geographic, temporal and thematic fields are open. Candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to publication of his or her research, develop courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in his or her fields of specialization, and teach a regular World Civilization course.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

To apply, please visit jobs.kent.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=187014Candidates should submit an online application and curriculum vita, a brief (no more than two pages) research statement, and a writing sample or links. In addition to applying online, three letters of recommendation to mheiss@kent.edu.

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