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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.

Volunteer/Internships/Jobs

  1. Country Director: Indonesia Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. Adjunct Lecturer Position: Religious Studies, Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois
  3. Culture Broker/Social Worker at Kajsiab House, Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Account Manager and Technical Consultant Positions: PT DCI Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  5. Lecturer in the Languages, History, or Archaeology of Southeast Asia, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient
  6. Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professorship in Asian History, University of Saskatchewan

Conferences/Calls for Papers

  7. Final Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on Thai Studies: 22-24 April 2014, University of Sydney, Australia
  8. Call for Papers: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 7(1) - Conflict Dynamics and Transformations in Southeast Asia


 

1. Country Director: Indonesia Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Jakarta, Indonesia

Application Deadline: As Soon as Possible
This position is open to citizens of Indonesia.

Online Announcement: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/ctfk-id.htm
Contact: ctfk-id@nonprofitprofessionals.com
More Information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://global.tobaccofreekids.org

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, seasoned, and politically astute Country Director to lead CTFK's efforts to promote strong tobacco control legislation and implementation in Indonesia. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Qualified candidates will understand and have proven experience promoting policy change and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners, and funders in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.

The Country Director will act as the coordinator for CTFK’s activities in Indonesia, managing CTFK’s Jakarta-based staff and programs and serving as the primary liaison with Indonesian civil society organizations and networks. S/he will lead efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy at the national and subnational level to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control policies consistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Indonesia in partnership with Indonesian tobacco control advocates. The new Country Director will coordinate legal, media, research, and grant activities in Indonesia, collaborating with CTFK staff, NGOs, stakeholders, and partners in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The Country Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Indonesia Programs in Washington, DC to develop annual and long-term strategic plans. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and effective manager who can balance the broader program goals with the day to day coordination, program execution, and collaboration. S/hewill have a strong knowledge of Indonesian political systems, processes, and players as well as the opportunities and challenges of advancing policy change at the national and regional level.

This position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and open to citizens of Indonesia.

To Apply:
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary history, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: ctfk-id@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at: http://global.tobaccofreekids.org.

 

2. Adjunct Lecturer Position: Religious Studies, Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois

Online Announcement: https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/benedictineuniversity/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10483&esid=az

Must have permanent legal authorization to work in the U.S.A.

Duties: Seeking an adjunct lecturer to teach an introductory course on Eastern Religious Traditions, which places a premium on placing various religious narratives in dialogue with each other as well as providing a rich historical context in which to examine and understand the religions particularly of South East and Eastern Asia. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30pm – 2:45pm for the Fall semester of 2013.

Qualifications: M.A required. Preferably, a Ph.D. student looking for an opportunity to teach in both semesters of the coming academic year.

Application Process: Please submit cover letter and resume to the link provided in the online job announcement.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3. Culture Broker/Social Worker at Kajsiab House, Madison, Wisconsin

Application Deadline: 16 August 2013
Online Announcement: http://www.journeymhc.org/careers/13067-culture-brokersocial-worker

Job Summary:
The Social Worker/Cultural Broker (Clinical Specialist or CS) provides counseling and case management services to Kajsiab House (KH) participants and their families. S/he also acts as a culture broker between consumers and other systems (Human Service, Education, Law Enforcement) that may be poorly accessed and understand by participants. The CS is keenly aware of the importance of providing services in a culturally sensitive manner and works closely with key individuals in the Hmong community (clan leaders, spiritual leaders, elders, educators) to design and facilitate intervention programs. S/he strives to improve cultural competence by participating in the “culture life” of the community, e.g. attending celebrations, studying the recent history of the Hmong refugees/immigrants. The CS will be the first point of contact for new participants who are referred to KH for clinical services. S/he will assess needs and design treatment plans, refer to or develop necessary resources, assist and extend the psychiatric services of KH and JMHC. S/he will run group therapy sessions for Hmong women and for mixed gender groups. This position will also involve in providing transportation for participants from KH and participants homes.

Application Materials: may be found at the job announcement website.
Resumes are not accepted in place of completed application forms, but can be attached. Employment is contingent upon a receipt of favorable results of background history and driver's record check.

Journey Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency's belief that staff diversity and cultural competence are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of Dane County children, youth, families, and adults. Women, disabled, and culturally diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

4. Account Manager and Technical Consultant Positions: PT DCI Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Application Deadline: 16 August 2013
Contact Stephanus Oscar Sugiarto for more information
Please submit your resume or CV to hrd@dci-indonesia.com

PT DCI Indonesia is a growing data center company affiliated with a global data center player, Equinix. We are looking for account managers as well as technical consultant to grow and expand our business.

Account Manager Online Announcement: http://www.jobstreet.co.id/jobs/2013/7/default/40/913582.htm?fr=23&src=44

Responsibilities:

  • Achieve new monthly recurring revenue with new/existing customers to meet quarterly and annual sales quotas through end-to-end account management, solution sales and project coordination to cater to customers’ technology requirements
  • Manage portfolio of existing customer accounts, to achieve revenue growth and maximize customer retention by developing relationship at all levels of customer organization
  • Organize regular customer visits to obtain customer feedback on service levels and gather information on new needs and requirements
  • Plan and oversee strategic development of specified industry segments to ensure PT. DCI Indonesia's competitive advantage in the market
  • Prepare sales order documentation for customer order execution
  • Oversee post-sales cycle on more complex projects to ensure smooth service delivery
  • Develop account plan for major customer accounts to ensure ownership of account
  • Report and manage weekly pipeline report/new sales calls to ensure accurate sales forecast
  • Any other additional work assigned by Company or Head of Sales Department

    Requirements

  • University degree from a reputable Indonesian or overseas University
  • Willing to learn, energetic and proactive
  • Must be able to develop relationships at all levels of organization
  • Good project management, problem solving, time-management, communication and presentation skills and able to work under pressure
  • Fluent in English
  • Should possess computer knowledgeand familiarity with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

    Technical Consultant Online Announcement: http://www.jobstreet.co.id/jobs/2013/7/default/40/913588.htm?fr=23&src=44

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support Sales Team to achieve new monthly recurring revenue targets by providing technical solutions for customers in three main areas: RFPs and tender bids, age opportunities/deals, managed services projects
  • Work with and support Sales Team in tender/RFP preparation and submission of price/technical proposals to customers
  • Work with operations/engineering team on engineering/design review for cage proposals, and high-power density designs
  • Any other additional work assigned by the Head of Sales Department

    Requirements:

  • University Degree from reputable Indonesian or overseas University with Degree in Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • Willing to learn new things, energetic and proactive
  • Detailed and meticulous, enjoy learning and able to work under stress
  • Possess domain knowledge in data centre and managed services environment is a plus
  • Should possess higher-order thinking skills, project management and problem solving skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills, must be able to relate to customers at a technical level
  • Must be able to maintain relationship at all levels of customer organization
  • Fluent in English
  • Works well with team members in other parts of the organization including Operations/Engineering, Product/Marketing, Finance and Sales
  • Should possess computer knowledge, familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio) and designing tools (e.g. AutoCAD)
  • 5. Lecturer in the Languages, History, or Archaeology of Southeast Asia, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient

    Application Deadline: 7 September 2013
    Online Announcement (in French): http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=714

    One lecturer position in the languages, history and archeology of Southeast Asia is open for recruitment at the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient. The position will begin 1 January 2014. More details, including a list of application materials, may be found by following the online job announcement link listed above.

    6. Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professorship in Asian History, University of Saskatchewan

    Application Deadline: 30 September 2013
    Online Announcement: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46999
    Contact: Della Nykyforak, Search Committee Assistant

    The Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in 19th and 20th century Asian history (East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia) with a specialization in gender. The starting date for this position is July 1, 2014.

    We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality. Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer, colonial and post-colonial histories; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains. The successful candidate for this position will participate in teaching and research in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGSt) located in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. It is expected that the candidate would engage in collaborative research with faculty in the WGSt program, which might include: research on sexualities and race, gender and development, gender and the environment, and gender, representation and cultural studies. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and the University, including: collaboration with the fifty scholars actively engaged in gendered research across the disciplines; with faculty in the International Studies Program; and with faculty engaged in international study/research abroad initiatives.

    A completed PhD is required and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision. A competitive package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to:

    Dr. Jim Handy, Head
    Department of History
    University of Saskatchewan
    9 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
    Canada

    Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred).  They may be sent by email to della.nykyforak@usask.ca

    The search committee will begin to review applications September 30, 2013 continuing until an appointment is made.

    The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


    7. Final Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on Thai Studies: 22-24 April 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

    Deadline for Abstracts: 1 September 2013
    More Information: http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/index.shtml

    The 12th International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12) will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia, over three days: 22-24 April 2014. The International Conference on Thai Studies is held every three years, hosted alternately by Thai universities and universities outside of Thailand where there is an interest in Thai Studies.

    Details of the conference are at http://www.sydney.edu.au/thaistudies2014. This the final call for abstracts of papers to be presented at ICTS12. The deadline for submission of abstracts of individual papers is 31 August – all offers must have been received online by 1 September 2013. Click here to submit your abstract online. Please note that this is also the deadline for submission of final synopses of panels, final abstracts of panel presentations and final lists of panelists. If you wish to have your paper or panel presentation made available in advance to participants in the conference, please note that the final paper panel presentation should be submitted by 1 March 2014. Papers received by that date will be made available on a dedicated website (the address of which will be announced in due course) and will be available for download. Individual papers will be grouped in sessions according to their theme.

    As previously announced, people who have offered to lead panels or who have offered individual papers will receive feedback on their abstracts in early October.

    The Organising Committee reminds potential participants that there is scope at the Conference for the presentation of posters and video/film as well as for direct oral presentations. The deadline for the notification of poster and video/film proposals is 10 January 2014, but earlier submissions are of course welcome.

    Prospective participantsin the Conference should note that ‘super-early-bird’ registration is available until 30 November 2013 at http://events.sydney.edu.au/office3/getdemo.ei?id=30372&s=_K6C0C6H6H

     

    8. Call for Papers: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 7(1) - Conflict Dynamics and Transformations in Southeast Asia

    Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2013

    The upcoming issue 7(1) of the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS) will feature a focus on “Conflict Dynamics and Transformations in South-East Asia” and aims at bringing together researchers from various academic fields in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of this complex topic. In a broader perspective, the term “conflict” refers to the expression of opposing interests that shape complex societal negotiation processes. Although the mode of procedural conflict resolution through legitimate institutions is usually deemed most desirable, the post-colonial states of South-East Asia are still the arena of a significant number of intra-state conflicts that have been carried out violently, some for decades. On the other hand, during the last decade, South-East Asian governments have increasingly started to move from military conflict resolution approaches towards politically negotiated resolutions. To understand these dynamics and assess their implications for future developments in the region, ASEAS welcomes submissions on methodological and theoretical approaches to conflict studies as well as empirical research that illustrate recent trajectories of conflict dynamics and transformations in South-East Asia.

    If you intend to submit a paper, please contact the editorial board (aseas@seas.at), as this facilitates our planning process. Submissions dealing with one or several of the following issues are of special interest to the board of editors:

  • Theoretical debates on conflict resolution
  • Methodological challenges for empirical research in conflict-affected areas
  • Methodological contributions to the field: methods to understand root causes of conflicts, the interests and intentions of actors, and the transformation of conflicts from arms to politics
  • Studies in decentralization politics, their impact on center-periphery relations, and their contribution to conflict resolution
  • (Comparative) analyses of autonomy regulations and their impact on conflict dynamics, transformations, and resolutions
  • Interethnic and interreligious conflicts
  • Resource and environmental conflicts
  • Gender relations in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas
  • Transnational dimensions of local conflicts
  • The role of the ASEAN and other international organizations in conflict resolution approaches and mechanisms
  • Truth and reconciliation processes and their institutionalization
  • Local institutions of conflict mediation, regulation, and resolution
  • Please submit online only – follow the link at the bottom of the Submission Guidelines Page!



     

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    Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
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