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Jobs, Scholarships, and Conferences in Southeast Asian Studies

Assistant Professor: Asian History, University of Manitoba, Canada

There is an opening for a tenure track position in Asian History at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada – the only country of specialization that is excluded is China. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit the website: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57725 


Assistant Professor: Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for a position in Southeast Asian studies, at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This position will begin on July 1, 2019.

For more information, click here.


Assistant Professor: Department of Anthropology, NIU

Initial review: December 1, 2018

Northern Illinois University Department of Anthropology anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in environmental archaeology starting August, 2019. Candidates in all areas of environmental archaeology are encouraged to apply. However, candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU’s interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes.
The candidate is expected to be engaged in active field work, to maintain a strong externally funded research program, and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research in the field. Research interests that complement existing department strengths are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising graduate students, and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory courses in archaeology, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities normally include four courses per academic year, though only two in the first year. The Anthropology Department is a four field department with an MA graduate degree program. The successful candidate must complete the requirements for a PhD in archaeology by August, 2019.
Candidates should submit a letter describing their scholarship, record of external funding, plans for future research, and teaching qualifications and interests, plus a full vita and the names and addresses of three references to: address letter to Kendall Thu, Chair, and send to the attention of Ruthann Yeaton, ARCHEnv Search, Department of Anthropology, Stevens Building Room 190, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 60115 or email application materials to ARCHEnv@niu.edu. Initial review will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required. NIU is an AA/AEEO institution.


Research Associate: Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID)

Academic Qualification:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in social sciences

Job Description:

  • The candidate will on work on the relations between Southeast Asia and China. He/she must be good in English and speak one of the Southeast Asian languages. Preference  will be given to a candidate who has some experiences working on the Mekong region and/or China.

Interested candidates should send the following:

  • CV (In English)
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • A short statement (2-3 pages) about candidate’s research background and interests, and samples of English publication, if any,

to ARCID by post (School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University, 4th floor, Building E1, Thasud, Muang District, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand) or by email (yarinda.bec@mfu.ac.th or arcid.social-innovation.school@mfu.ac.th)

The candidate will be offered a competitive salary package. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information on required documents and the application form, please contact Khun Yarinda (053917137), or email arcid.social-innovation.school@mfu.ac.th.


Translators: The Language Doctors

We are a linguistics company that provides language translation services to the federal government and are continuously seeking to hire bilingual people on a full-time or part-time basis to help us with our growing volume of translation work. Currently, we are looking for people who speak Burmese, and would be very grateful to hear from you if you or anyone you know speaks that language.
Depending on your availability, we are able to provide either W2 or 1099 arrangements.
We are looking forward to your response and future assistance. If needed, we are happy to provide all of the necessary training!

Contact:
Sinaí Méndez
The Language Doctors Recruiting Team
www.tldinc.org
Phone: 1-800-414-6140
Email: career@tldinc.org


Interns: Auditsi Consulting Group

The Auditsi Consulting Group, a management consulting company based in Jakarta, is looking for candidates for internships in professional companies in Indonesia.
About Us:

  • Auditsi Management Consulting delivers worldwide executive search solutions and is committed to securing exceptional talent to lead and direct the most successful organizations on the planet.
  • For more than 23 years we have been advising clients on top leadership matters and recruiting the most effective executives for their organisations.
  • We work with a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms, family-owned companies and nonprofit organisations.
  • As a privately held firm, we are able to dedicate our resources to what really matters – providing outstanding service for clients. We consider client needs to be paramount.

Ideal candidates shall be willing to attend up to 12 months of internship and possess interests in subjects such as; Marketing, Communication, Business Development, Social Study, and Human Resources, Social Media Management will be an added value. For more information on specific positions, please click here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia,”National University of Singapore

Deadline: Until position is filled (review begins November 15, 2018)

The Department of History at the National University of Singapore is pleased to offer two (2) postdoctoral fellowships. These are two-year appointments beginning either February 1, 2019 or August 1, 2019. Successful candidates will join a new research program, “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experiences in Asia,” directed by Dr. Masuda Hajimu, and supported by the Academic Research Council, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

The research project aims to build an online archive of oral history collections concerning the Cold War and decolonization in Asia, with a particular focus on the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. We aim to capture the emotions, enthusiasms, and fears of the era through exploring experiences of ordinary people who went through various real and imagined wars. Through this oral history project—in a sense, an attempt at history from below, and from Asia—we aim to draw attention toward diverse local struggles, social antagonisms, and culture wars, as well as gender, ethnic, and religious tensions, that have often been obscured under standard narratives of the Cold War. In doing so, ultimately, we hope to destabilize the conventional understanding of the Cold War as a single, international confrontation between the two superpowers, helping historians and scholars in other disciplines to rethink what the Cold War really was.

The postdoctoral fellows’ duties will include: contacting overseas researchers and collaborators, conducting field work and oral history projects, and assisting the Principal Investigator in setting up an online archive of oral history collections. Successful candidates should have considerable field work experience, with effective communication and writing skills in at least one, and ideally two, Asian language(s). Language skills are vital for these positions. Applicants should hold doctoral degrees, or be close to completion, in History, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, or any other relevant subject. Compensation includes an annual salary of approximately S$66,000, which will be supplemented by medical benefits and CPF contributions (Singaporean)/allowances (non-Singaporean). Re-appointment for the second year will be subject to satisfactory evaluation of first year performance.

To apply:

Submit the following items by email to the Principal Investigator: hishm@nus.edu.sg

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing applicant’s research experience and possible contribution to the project (1,500 words, excluding references)
  • Two letters of recommendation (to be submitted by email to: hishm@nus.edu.sg)

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and will continue until these positions are filled. For all enquiries, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Masuda Hajimu, at: hishm@nus.edu.sg

Contact Info: 
Masuda Hajimu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of History
National University of Singapore
Contact Email: hishm@nus.edu.sg
http://masudahajimu.com/


Visiting Research Fellowship: Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is offering Visiting Research Fellowships. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad. The program supports their field research in Indonesia over a 3 (three) to 6 (six)-month period. CIPS also opens this opportunity to post-doctoral or non-degree research. The preferred research areas are in economics, public policy/public management, education, politics, and development studies.

CIPS is a public policy think tank dedicated to providing policy analysis and practical policy recommendations to decision-makers within Indonesia’s legislative and executive branches of government. CIPS focuses its research and policy advocacy on issues concerning education policy reform, food security and agriculture, as well as general issues affecting the livelihood of low-income communities. We have previously cooperated with local governments, the National Development and Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, UNESCO, and many other reputable organizations.

The Visiting Research Fellowship program offers the researchers the necessary office space while conducting their research in Jakarta. We are also able to offer administrative assistance for the stay of the researcher and other arrangement of the field research. For more information, please visit the website or email contact@cips-indonesia.org.


Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Deadline: Annually December 30

The Blakemore Freeman fellowship covers tuition for a year of study, and includes a stipend. The following candidates are eligible to apply for the Fellowship:

  • Pursuing academic, professional, business, or technical career involving regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree by the start of the program.
  • At or near the advanced level in the language. Minimum requirement is three years of language study at college level, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study abroad language programs.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

More information available at: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/


2019 Grants for Scholars (Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries)

Deadline: December 31, 2018

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to offer grants intended to offset expenses for out-of-town scholars wishing to utilize the rich resources held by the UW-Madison General Library System. Awards of up to $2,000 each are available to scholars living in the United States and $3,000 to those from elsewhere around the world. Scholars may be asked to share their research experience with UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students on an informal basis during their visit. A short follow-up report is also requested at the completion of their stay.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants should meet one of the following:

  • Researchers who have earned a Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. candidates with an approved dissertation

Applicants’ proposals should state the specific areas and unique collections to be used in our libraries and provide information as to why these collections will be of crucial benefit to the research. Scholars wishing to delve into the vast resources of the Wisconsin Historical Society are encouraged to apply, as specific funding is reserved via the John A. Peters Fellowship Endowment. Applications are due December 31, 2018 with decisions made in February 2019. Recipients of the grants must use their awards within twelve months beginning April 1 of that year.

For more information, visit https://www.library.wisc.edu/friends/friends-grants/grants-in-aid/, call 608-265-2505, or email friends@library.wisc.edu.


New Professorships in Buddhist Studies: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program

Deadline: January 9, 2019

For more information, please click here: Fellowships and Grants in Buddhist Studies.


The Vietnam Studies Group 2019 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: January 20, 2019

The Vietnam Studies Group (VSG) is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for its annual graduate student paper prize competition. The competition encourages the direct involvement of graduate students in the growth of Vietnamese studies and supports their professional development. The competition is open to full and part time graduate students, regardless of their disciplinary specialization. Preference will be given to sole-authored papers based on original field, archival, and/or statistical research. However, thematic reviews that critically synthesize existing literature on a particular topic related to Vietnamese studies will also be considered.

The winner will receive a $500 prize and a one year subscription to the Journal of Vietnamese Studies. If the winner agrees to pick up their award in person at the VSG annual meeting during the AAS Annual Meeting (March 16-19 in Toronto), then the winner will also receive a $200 travel prize. In addition, they will receive a free year-long membership in VSG, as will the honorable mention, if the sub-committee designates one. The winner(s) will be notified by the first week of February 2019.

Papers may be written in English or Vietnamese. Submissions will be reviewed by a VSG sub-committee, which will evaluate the entries on the basis of their scholarly merit, theoretical and/or methodological originality, clarity, and style. Papers should also have implications that transcend their disciplinary boundaries to reach a broader academic audience.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM (Honolulu Time) Sunday, January 20th, 2017, to dbiggs@ucr.edu. The committee regrets that late submissions will not be considered. In the email please attach (1) a PDF of the conference paper and (2) a letter of good standing from the applicant’s graduate department.

Additionally, it is a requirement that all submissions come from current (dues-paying) VSG members. The AAS secure online payment link is http://www.asian-studies.org/About/Committee-Payment-Donations . People can make donations of any size; the recommended donation for student participants in VSG is $10. The donor will be provided an online receipt. VSG is a “study group” of the Association of Asian Studies, and its primary mission is to foster greater participation among Vietnam specialists in AAS and at the annual meeting. Thus eligibility for VSG prizes also requires membership in AAS. Students interested in joining AAS can learn more at http://www.asian-studies.org/Membership/Dues. The student rate is $35 and is renewed annually on the date of joining. For those new to AAS, we hope to encourage greater familiarity with the professional scholarly organization to support scholarship and advance academic careers.

It is strongly desired, but not required, that students who have submitted a paper for consideration attend both the VSG meeting (Friday 7pm) and the AAS conference. Graduate students are eligible for additional AAS travel stipends and reduced conference fees.


Research Fellowships: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Deadline: January 24, 2019

CAORC is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers
that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social
sciences.

CAORC fellowship programs allow fellows to visit and carry out research within
our network of Overseas Research Centers.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Information.

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Information.


Boren Awards for Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia

Deadlines:

Boren Fellowships – January 30, 2019 EST (UW Madison Campus Deadline: December 7, 2018)

Boren Scholarships – February 7, 2019 EST (UW Madison Campus Deadline: December 7, 2018)

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.

Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.
The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2017‐2018 academic year. Sign up today at www.borenawards.org/webinars.html. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at www.borenawards.org.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‐800‐618‐NSEP or boren@iie.org.


The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Summer Studies Program

Deadline: February 8, 2019 (for Summer 2019 intakes)

For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, or graduate students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.

The Summer Studies Program will take place over a 10-week period, from May 23 to August 1, 2019

In addition to the language course, field trips, cultural programs, and volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta (ILCIC of Sanata Dharma University’s Language Center and PCMI), the program also includes a post-program event in Jakarta that is designed to broaden the students’ perspective, knowledge, and exposure to contemporary issues facing Indonesia, while also giving them the opportunity to network with government officials, experts, academics, NGOs and private sector.

The 2019 Summer Studies Program Applications are available for download HERE. In addition to completing the application form, students are required to submit a 500-800 word personal statement, resume, transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation. For complete information on the program, visit the website here: https://www.usindo.org/what-we-do/enhancing-educational-exchanges/summer-studies/program-overview/

USINDO accepts applications all year long. Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than February 8, 2019 to be considered for the Summer 2019 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 22, 2019. Additional questions can be directed to usindojkt@usindo.org.


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-Asia)

Scholarships for undergraduate U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information on undergraduate scholarships, click here. Funding also available for graduate students, for more information click here.

 

Call for Papers: 21st Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference, “Conformities and Interruptions in Southeast Asia”

Abstracts due by: December 15, 2018

Conference dates: March 8-10, 2019

Conformities allude to laws, guidelines, and systems of political, cultural, and economic power that govern the lives of individuals and communities. What evident or overlooked conformities exist in the histories and contemporary issues of Southeast Asia? Conversely, the concept of interruptions offers a means to uncover non-conformities — individual and collective acts that subvert expectations. What systems or perspectives are challenged via processes of interruption? In Southeast Asian contexts interruptions might occur through performative or bodily acts, disturbances of socio-cultural boundaries, or subtle variations in physical and spatial environments. Yet, conformity and interruption can speak at multiple levels, from interpersonal to international and within/across collectives that don’t adhere to national boundaries. What do moments of interruption reveal about conformity? Do they always undermine each other? Or can they be paired as tactics of intervention? Finally, what conformities might be present in the various disciplinary studies of Southeast Asia, and how can they be interrupted?

The Cornell University Southeast Asia Program’s 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference is inviting submissions that engage these questions. The conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia in Ithaca, New York.

We welcome submissions of abstracts by December 15th, 2018 from graduate students who have completed original research related to Southeast Asia. The symposium invites a range of papers from different fields that speak broadly and creatively to the dynamic of “Conformities and Interruptions.” Our intention is to reflect the dynamic research currently undertaken by graduate students across the globe on Southeast Asia. The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review the abstracts, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. In order to aid the process of thematic organization, we ask that you please include a few keywords summarizing your presentation along with your abstract.

Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. All the panels will have discussants, therefore presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15, 2019.

A very limited number of modest travel allowances may be available for those traveling longer distances. We encourage applicants to seek funding from their home institutions first. Please indicate along with your abstract whether you expect to receive travel funding from your home institution and if you would like to be considered for a travel allowance from the Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Committee. We will be in touch in February to coordinate graduate student host lodging for confirmed presenters. In the spirit of collegiate engagement, all presenters are expected to attend the entire conference.

Please submit abstracts to the following email address: seapgatty@cornell.edu

All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format. Do not send a PDF. Please name your abstract using your first and last name together (for example, janedoe.doc for Jane Doe’s abstract) The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body of the email should include the following information:

  • Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and a primary email address
  • Title of paper
  • Paper topic or keywords
  • The abstract (attached as an MS Word Doc)
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2019
Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: February 1, 2019
Full Papers Due: February 15, 2019
Conference Date: March 8-10, 2019


AAS-in-ASIA Conference

Conference dates: July 1-4, 2019
Conference location: Bangkok, Thailand

Please visit the website for registration information.

Volunteer Announcement:  Tutors and Learners

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS), Foreign Language Learners (FLL) program is designed to help students learn a new language by partnering them up with a native speaker of that language.

We are currently recruiting tutors and learners for our program. Please encourage students to apply to our program as it is a great opportunity for them to improve their speaking and listening skills. Also if you know of any students that are exceptionally skilled in a language, please let them know about our program.

For more information, please email gutsstudentorg@gmail.com.


Globaljobs.org
Job/internship opportunities: Turn area studies into an internship or a career. See job listings at NGOs, think tanks, government, and private-sector employers.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Interns: Pan-Asian social service organization accepting candidates for interns for business development grant writing and workforce development and outreach liaison duties. Contact Michelle White at michellew@chinesemutualaid.org or 773-784-2900.

U.S. Department of State
Student internship program: Internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Washington headquarters and US embassies, consulates and missions worldwide.

Room to Read
Positions open: San Francisco-based organization that helps develop literacy skills among primary and secondary school students.

Asia Society
Career opportunities: Internships and jobs posted regularly on website.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Jobs listed under Opportunities tab of ASEAN website.

Devex: Do Good. Do it Well
International aid and development jobs in 1,000 agencies, companies and NGOs in 100 countries.

DevMetJOBS.org
International development jobs and consulting opportunities.

Hess International Educational Group
Teach English across Asia: Taiwan-based organization offers free training, benefits, and flex scheduling. Email NIU alum Derek Wright at derek.wright@hess.com.tw or seewebsite.

Idealist.org
Privately funded website offers searchable database of nonprofit international jobs and volunteer opportunities.

ReliefWeb
Specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that posts jobs regularly.

World Health Organization
Global health agency in the United Nations system encourages online applications for potential employment.