Jobs, Scholarships, and Conferences in Southeast Asian Studies

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.


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.
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  • 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.

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.


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.


The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Programs

For complete information on the educational exchange programs offered by USINDO (including a summer studies program, a masters fellowship, professional fellows, etc), visit the website. 2019 Applications for USINDO Programs are now closed.


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/


Boren Awards for Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia

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 application process. Sign up today at www.borenawards.org/webinars.html. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, fields of study, and annual deadlines 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.


Fellowships: National Asia Research Program

NARP Fellows conduct policy-relevant research on national security issues. For information on the program and the annual, competitive selection process, please visit the website.

 

Southeast Asia Symposium: “Transnational Southeast Asia: People and Ideas in Motion”

Symposium date: April 13, 2019 (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
Symposium location: 206 Ingraham Hall

The Southeast Asia Graduate Research Group (SEARG) is pleased to announce this year’s Southeast Asia Symposium entitled “Transnational Southeast Asia: People and Ideas in Motion.” This year’s speakers include Rajashree Mazumder (History, Union College), Eric Tagliacozzo (History, Cornell University), and Rhacel Parrenas (Sociology, University of Southern California). Each speaker will present a talk, followed by a round table discussion in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided. Please join us on April 13th from 9:30 am to 4 pm in Ingraham Hall Room 206 for this exciting event!

Rajashree Mazumder is Assistant Professor of History at Union College. She is trained in both South and Southeast Asian History. Her Ph.D. dissertation is titled: “Constructing the Indian Immigrant to Colonial Burma 1885-1948.” Beyond India and Burma, her research interests relate to networks of circulation: people, commodities and ideas in the Indian Ocean region both in the early modern and the modern period.

Eric Tagliacozzo is Professor of History at Cornell University. His work has centered on the history of people, ideas, and material in motion in and around Southeast Asia, especially in the late colonial age. His first book, Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier (Yale, 2005), examined many of these ideas by analyzing the history of smuggling in the region. His last book project was called The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Oxford, 2013), which attempted to write a history of this very broad topic from earliest times to the present.

Rhacel Parrenas is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She is an ethnographer whose research examines experiences of migrant workers from the Philippines. Her earlier works examined the constitution of gender in women’s migration. Her more recent works focus on the construction of migrant workers as “unfree laborers.” Her current project focuses on the experiences of migrant domestic workers in Dubai and Singapore.


Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference

Conference Date: 12-14 April, 2019

The TAGS-C Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the sixth annual Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, encompassing Asia-related research across a wide range of fields. The aim of this conference is to facilitate greater communication among disciplines, approaching Asia from multiple viewpoints.  Participants will have a valuable opportunity to share work and receive feedback from peers and professors, as well as to gain insight into recent developments in Asia-related research across various disciplines.  Our theme for this year is “Within and Beyond Asia.” Please see the attached CFP or our webpage (https://alc.wisc.edu/tagsconference) for further details, and circulate the CFP widely!


AAS-in-ASIA Conference

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

Please visit the website for program and 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.