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.
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 inquiries, 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/


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.


Call for Applications: American Councils Indonesian Overseas Program

Deadline: March 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 terms of the Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP).

U.S. academic credit and the opportunity to apply for scholarship support are offered to all participants.

Program Basics

Administered in partnership with the State University of Malang in Malang, Indonesia, the Indonesian Overseas Program provides an intensive semester or academic year of overseas language immersion to students of all language backgrounds (including absolute beginners). The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals and offers the following unique features:

  • Classroom instruction for all levels of language proficiency, including participants with no prior knowledge of Indonesian
  • Weekly cultural activities and excursions designed to expand students’ understanding of Indonesian life and culture
  • Conversational practice with local university students
  • Housing with a local host-family
  • U.S. academic credit

Financial Aid

Students are eligible to apply for several American Councils scholarships (including our Need-Based Scholarship, Diversity Scholarship, and Dan E. Davidson Fellowship) directly in their online program application. Full details about American Councils scholarship opportunities are available on our financial aid page: http://acstudyabroad.org/financialaid/

Past program participants have combined American Councils financial aid with outside funding sources, including Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, to completely cover their program-related out-of-pocket costs. Potential participants hoping to apply for Boren funding should begin their applications as soon as possible, as the Boren application deadlines are quickly approaching (January 30 for graduate students and February 7 for undergraduate students).

APPLY TODAY

To learn more about the program and begin an online application, please visit:

http://acstudyabroad.org/iop/

Applications for Fall 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 are due by March 15, 2019.


Research Abroad Fellowships: Fulbright-Hays

Deadline: March 25, 2019

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Program Features

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Eligible Applicants
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from their IHE if he or she

  • is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States;
  • is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE;
  • is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins;
  • is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; or
  • possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project.

Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2019 competition.


Group Projects Abroad: Fulbright-Hays

Deadline: March 25, 2019

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year 2019 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program.

The GPA Program provides grants to institutions and private, nonprofit educational entities that organize programs for K–12 teachers, college students, and faculty to engage in short-term or long-term overseas projects focused on training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies. GPA short-term projects include seminars, curriculum development, and group research or study. GPA long-term projects support advanced intensive overseas programs that focus on languages, the humanities, or social sciences.

IFLE expects to make 25 new awards totaling $2.7 million under the FY 2019 GPA competition. The application is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline to submit an application is March 25, 2019.

Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2019 competition.


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.


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/


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.

 

AAS Annual Conference

Conference dates: March 21-24, 2019
Conference location: Denver, Colorado

Please visit the website for program and registration information.


AAS-in-ASIA Conference

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

Please visit the website for program and registration information.


Call for Papers: NIU Undergraduate/Graduate Southeast Asian Studies Conference

Deadline: February 8, 2019
Conference date: March 30, 2019
Location: Northern Illinois University, Campus Life Building

For more information, click here: SEAS 2019 Conference.


Call for Papers: Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference

Submit Proposals: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT
Abstract Due: 15 February 2019
Acceptance Notification: 1 March, 2019
Full paper due: 1 April, 2019
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!

 

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.