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Meetings/Conferences/Calls for Papers
Position with the US Dept. of Agriculture in Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Date: 3 July 2013, must be US citizen to apply
Online Job Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344300800
Appointment Information: This is a TERM position, not to exceed 13 months. This position may be extended up to a total of 4 years at the discretion of management without further competition. Telework is available. Relocation expenses may be authorized.
This position is administratively assigned to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Programs, Office of International Research Programs (OIRP). The incumbent is responsible for the management of the new SERVIR hub for Southeast Asia, coordination and communication among multiple participants within USAID and SERVIR's implementing partners, and representation of the SERVIR program in international settings. This position is based in USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in Bangkok, Thailand.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by ANACI (Secret) background
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
- Travel: 2-3 nights/month
The incumbent is responsible for a range of duties that focus on three categories - management of the new SERVIR hub for Southeast Asia; coordination and communication among multiple participants within USAID and SERVIR's implementing partners; and representation of the SERVIR program in international settings. The incumbent:
- Serves as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in Bangkok at USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) for the SERVIR-Southeast Asia Hub and guides the Hub in the development of work plans and performance management and monitoring plans.
- Facilitates the use of SERVIR tools and products by USAID and its partners in Southeast Asia to improve development approach and impact.
- Articulates the development benefits of earth observations and geospatial technologies to pressing development challenges.
- Supports international efforts such as the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
- Collaborates with the SERVIR Deman Contractor, which involves supporting the SERVIR Hub, as needed, by identifying demand for SERVIR tools and products in the region and linking it with the supply of those tools and products. The SERVIR Demand Contractor reports directly to the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) SERVIR Team.
- Serves as a liaison with other donors as well as with other US Government agencies, for example, USDA, NASA, NOAA, USGS, EPA, NGA, State Department, and various entitites of the Department of Defense; and representing the US Government with foreign counterparts, academic and research institutions, foreign space agencies, and private sector partners on the applications of geospatial information technologies.
DEADLINE: 5 July 2013, or until the position is filled.
Contact: Yer Lor at email@example.com
Position Description: 33.3 percent graduate student appointment, reporting to the Director of the Asian American Studies Program. The position requires 13.3 hours per week.
Description: The Asian American Studies Program’s Graduate Student Project Assistant provides support to the Asian American Studies Program for a variety of general program activities. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the redesign of the program website; designing and creating program posters, flyers, and bulletin board displays; working at and videotaping program-sponsored events; providing office support for the Program Administrator; mentoring undergraduate organizations in grant writing and organizing events; and assisting with ongoing projects in the Asian American Studies Program.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Individuals must be enrolled during the fall and spring semesters in graduate level classes and be making satisfactory academic progress.
For more information about Asian American Studies, please review our website at: http://aasp.wisc.edu/
Applications should include the following:
Send applications to Professor Timothy Yu, Director of Asian American Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Asian Am PA 2013-2014 YOURFULLNAME
Please direct any questions about this position to Yer Lor at email@example.com
Application Deadline: 13 September 2013
Online Job Announcement: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea/about/jobs.html
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore invites applications for two professorial positionsto begin in July 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for application is 13 September 2013.
Successful candidates will have a primary appointment in one of the following Asian Studies departments/programmes – South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, or Japanese Studies -- according to area of expertise, with a secondary appointment in an appropriate disciplinary department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Appointments can be tenurable, or on a fixed-term contract.
The South Asian Studies Programme, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, and Department of Japanese Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, are comprehensive departments/programmes each offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Research and teaching in these departments is inter-disciplinary and may include topics drawn from a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, history, geography, developmental economics, and others. As part of the large and vibrant Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, these departments/programmes also work closely with Asianists housed in the disciplinary departments jointly to advance the Faculty’s Asian research agenda, while maintaining a strong commitment to undergraduate education and graduate supervision.
The successful candidates should be senior scholars with a strong international reputation in any aspect of South Asian, Southeast Asian or Japanese Studies. They should have a strong publication record (with evidence of a continuing trajectory), extensive experience of teaching and graduate student supervision, an internationally recognised research profile and a track record in securing research funding. They will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research and leadership in the departments/programme in which they are jointly appointed.
Interested candidates should submit their application (including a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of 3 referees) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and plans will be made for a campus visit and interview. It is envisaged that these interviews will take place in October or November 2013. A competitive remuneration package, including a period of subsidised housing benefits, will be offered to successful candidates.
For additional information, please consult the websites of the South Asian Studies Programme (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sas/), the Department of Southeast Asian Studies (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea/), the Department of Japanese Studies (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/jps/), or the Faculty web site at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/home/.
Candidates should submit all application materials by 13 September 2013.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Professor Robbie Goh
Vice-Dean, FASS & Chair of Search Committee
Completed applications should be submitted to the address below:
Asian Studies Professor Search Committee
c/o Ms Catherine Lee
Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
National University of Singapore
Blk AS7, The Shaw Foundation Building, Level 5
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
E-mail applications are encouraged, and should be sent to Ms Catherine Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 30 September 2013
Online Job Announcement: http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201300533
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian History in the Department of History in the School of Humanities from July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. They should demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to develop an innovative research-led teaching profile in the field of Southeast Asian history. Geographic and thematic fields within the study of Southeast Asian history are open. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on 19th and 20th century history. A capacity to conduct research in one or more of the primary languages used in Southeast Asia is essential to the position.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, student mentorship, postgraduate supervision, and to participate in the administration of the department. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at http://www.history.hku.hk/. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Charles Schencking (e-mail: email@example.com).
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters sent by your recommenders to AP533@hku.hk. The application form (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be found at http://jobs.hku.hk. Please state the post applied for clearly on the application form. Closes September 30, 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
Application Deadline: 31 July 2013
Online Fellowship Announcement: http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Research/Clusters/Pages/ResearchClusters.aspx
Nanyang Technological University is pleased to announce that seven Postdoctoral Fellowships are to be awarded in July/August 2013. Five of these fellowships are to be hosted by the School-level research clusters including: Humanities, Science and Society; Environment and Sustainability; Global Asia; Literary and Cultural Studies; China and Globalization; and Sino-Southeast Asian interactions and/or Chinese migration.
Eligibility: Outstanding and promising candidates have received his/her PhD in the humanities and social sciences from a reputable university and have research interests that lie within the broad themes of the aforementioned clusters. Successful candidates are expected to undertake cutting-edge research in one of the chosen fields either jointly with NTU counterparts or independently as well as to assist research clusters' research activities, such as organizing workshops. Subject to mutual agreement, postdoctoral fellows may undertake some light teaching, no more than one course per academic year, in a relevant disciplinary department at HSS.
Duration: One year (renewable for up to another year, subject to funding availability and performance appraisal)
Salary: Competitive remuneration plus research expense support
Interested candidates are invited to send a complete Curriculum Vita including a cover letter and official application form linked at the fellowship posting website (save as a copy in the harddisk). At least three reference letters, on official letterhead and signed by the referees, are to be sent directly by the referees to VD-HSS-RES@ntu.edu.sg.
Please email your application documents to VD-HSS-RES@ntu.edu.sg.
The application closing date is 31 July 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Application Deadline: 1 August 2013, must be U.S. citizen to apply
Online Announcement: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/POSTDOC/
Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees, typically within the five previous years. Grant lengths for postdoctoral and early career awards vary, from 3 to 20 months, depending on the country. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. In addition to primary research or teaching activities, postdoctoral and early career scholars will give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.
Eligible Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
For More Information: Fulbright Scholar Program, 1400 K Street NW,
Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, 202-686-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 1 September 2013
Online Fellowships Announcement: www.ari.nus.edu.sg/article_view.asp?id=6
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) for commencement either in June/July 2014 or December 2014/January 2015. Applications for the One-Year Visiting Research Fellowships/Senior Research Fellowships are for commencement in April, July, or October 2014. All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Up to three months of a 12-month fellowhip may be spent conducting fieldwork in the Asian region.
Please see the online posting at www.ari.nus.edu.sg/article_view.asp?id=6 for fellowship specifics and more information.
Bairo Pite Clinic; Healthcare and Medicine, Future Demands in East Timor national meeting in Madison, WI August 9, 10, 11th 2013 when the clinic’s director Dr. Dan Murphy will be visiting Madison. Main location: Room 1345,Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI
Dr. Murphy will deliver a keynote speech “Tuberculosis : Disease of the Poor”, to the larger Madison area medical community Saturday August 10, 2013 5pm-6pm in Room 1345, of the UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. A benefit music concert is planned for Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm – 2am at Bandung restaurant, 600 Williamson St.
For updates to the timeline & info of the meeting see http://www.medicalaideasttimor.com/ . For those who are unable to attend, live video simulcasting and archived video of the event will be available, details pending.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the network and to facilitate a better understanding of the network surrounding the Bairo Pite Clinic (BPC), its various projects, needs, players and efforts to benefit the clinic, clinic satellite projects and health care overall in East Timor. Others may identify additional ways to support the clinic and/or benefit healthcare in East Timor.
Through a better understanding of the various project efforts and volunteers, meeting participants will meet various individuals and what they have done or are doing. Meeting participants may find an appropriate area of interest in which the clinic needs a volunteer, thereby fulfilling a need. Others may offer their skills to the clinic and begin a new project, all in an effort to benefit healthcare on the impoverished island nation of East Timor/Timor Leste. Overall, this meeting is an opportunity to introduce volunteers to network project members, organizers and new potential volunteers.
Through a better understanding of the various project efforts and volunteers, meeting participants will meet various individuals and what they have done or are doing. Meeting participants may find an appropriate area of interest in which the clinic needs a volunteer, thereby fulfilling a need. Others may offer their skills to the clinic and begin a new project, all in an effort to benefit healthcare on the impoverished island nation of East Timor/Timor Leste. Overall, this meeting is an opportunity to introduce volunteers to network project members, organizers and new potential volunteers.In short : event sponsors, the BPC, and Dr Dan Murphy hope that with a better understanding of various volunteers work and projects benefiting the BPC, others who are looking to volunteer or are working on similar or related projects can improve and expand support for the clinic through their contacts and keep the growing network and volunteer base connected to East Timor’s flagship clinic and its ongoing needs and wants.
Statement of Meeting Goals
More information and a meeting timetable may be found by viewing the event poster or by visiting the event website.
Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2013
Calling Thai Studies Scholars Near and Far!
Share your expertise and research at the 41st annual meeting of the Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Oct. 18-19 at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. COTS is an informal organization of scholars interested in all aspects of Thai studies. The group was founded at NIU in 1972.
Deadline for abstracts (include contact information and institutional affiliation) is Monday, July 1. Send abstract and information to Grant Olson: email@example.com. For more information and updates, visit the COTS website.
A limited number of subsidies will be available to graduate students planning on attending COTS. If you are planning on attending and presenting a paper related to your dissertation work, please send us a one-page proposal. Include your institutional affiliation, travel plans, and an abstract and title for your presentation. We will offer as many $200-$300 subsidies as possible. (Students must be traveling from outside the Chicago area.)
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holmes Student Center: call 815-753-1444 for reservations. Must book by Sept. 27 for guaranteed reservation. For online reservation: www.niu.edu/hsc/hotelinfo/index.shtml.
Please contact Julia Lamb, Center for SE Asian Studies, concerning logistical questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 24 August 2013 via email to email@example.com
Online Announcement: http://www.seasrepfoundation.org/International%20Conference%20on%20Constructing%20Southeast%20Asia.pdf
Call for Papers
We would like to invite academics, researchers, students and practitioners to present their paper in the following topics.
1. Early construction of Southeast Asia
Some social scientists such us Bellamy and Katzenstein believed that collective identity of certain actor or area are nothing but collective memories of history. Some scientists went further to mention that collective identity emerges from the total sum of historical interaction mainly ideas, learning process and socialization of value within that area. Therefore, this subtopic aims to look at historical aspect of Southeast Asia or how Southeast Asia was created and re-created along the history. Two distinct periods will be discussed further.
a. Pre-colonial Southeast Asia
As Southeast Asia emerged only during World War II when US created military Command in the region covering Burma, Ceylon, India, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya, and Singapore which then be called as Southeast Asia, it was interesting to investigate the condition of the region predate colonial period to see the likelihood of Southeast Asian Community if colonialism never exist. What are the characteristics and main features in the region which later would be so-called Southeast Asia? Are there shared features by ‘states’ in the regions, which doesn’t exist in other region? Are there any attempts to unify or connect the region intentionally as done by certain actors or Kingdom? Are there also other activities such as social interaction, economic activities etc which contribute to the formation of common identity or social group in the region?
b. Southeast Asia during Colonialism
The arrival of colonial power in the Southeast Asia in 17 century had undeniably reconstructed the power constellation in the region. It was not only about the creation of nation-state based on the interest of colonial power or the imposed borders between the new states but also the installing of new political and economic system. The most striking is that this new system is the one that is used and implemented in Southeast Asia until today. Therefore, despite we are not going to see it as the deviation of Southeast Asia, it is worth questioning how colonialism had reconstructed Southeast Asia socially, economically, and politically.
2. Post-Colonial Construction of Southeast Asia
Post-Colonial period is another critical period for understanding the construction of Southeast Asia. Within this context, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was built in 1967 as the new design for cooperation among Southeast Asian countries. In this period, they seek to try and practice their own version and autonomous construction of Southeast Asia. It is important, therefore, to look at two points as follows.
a. Actors’ perspective on Southeast Asia
With the withdrawal of Colonial powers in the region, many actors coming to picture and attempting to contribute to the construction of new Southeast Asia as part of pursuing their interests. These actors are not only governments who want to create ASEAN Community 2015 but also other actors who engage in the government to include their interest in new Southeast Asia, those who critically oppose the so-called elite-driven ASEAN project and those who separately have their own version of Southeast Asia and actively create an alternative formation of the region. This session provide opportunity for researchers to highlight three main actors in the formation of Southeast Asia i.e government as the first layer actor, civil society organizations and business sectors as the second, and vernaculars as the third actors. The ultimate task is to understand how these actors contribute to the construction and the dynamics of current Southeast Asia.
b. Challenges for ASEAN Community 2015
In addition to the competing interest among actors in constructing Southeast Asia, the idea of ASEAN community of 2015 will face various internal and external challenges. How human rights issues, non-traditional security problems, changing global economics, and other challenges influencing the construction of ASEAN Community 2015. This panel invites researchers to explore such challenges in the region.
The discussion topics include but not limited to the following issues:
1) Networking and Trading
2) Language and Literature
4) Politics and Identity
6) Peace and Security in the region
7) Labour Mobility
8) Globalization, Media, and Mass Culture
9) Bussiness, Trading, and Tourism
1. Please send an abstract of your paper before 24 August 2013.
2. The Committee will announce the selected papers on 3 September 2013.
3. Abstract and Paper Guidelines: Please download at pssat.ugm.ac.id
Miss Kristiana Adi Wijaya
Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Gadjah Mada University, INDONESIA
Gedung PAU-UGM, Sayap Timur
Jl. Teknika Utara, Barek Yogyakarta 55281 INDONESIA
Phone: +62-274-589658 Fax: +62-274-589658
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for papers: end of June, additional time may be requested by contacting Dr. Ethan Segal at email@example.com
A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference will feature individual paper presentations, as well as panels and roundtables at, which faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools.
Information on presentation formats can be found at the MCAA website. Although the Call for Papers asks that all proposals be submitted by June 25, 2013, we will continue to accept proposals through the end of June. If you require additional time to prepare a proposal, please contact the program chair, Dr. Ethan Segal.
The MCAA 2013 Conference registration will open this summer via the MCAA website. A specific date will be announced in the near future.
All invited presenters must be members of MCAA and must have pre-registered by September 15, 2013 to attend and present. The membership fee will be collected as part of the registration fee for the conference.
For program and presentation questions, please contact the 2013 MCAA Program Chair:
Ethan Segal, Ph.D., Chair
Associate Professor, Department of History
Michigan State University
For logistical and conference site questions, please contact:
Assistant Director, Asian Studies Center
Michigan State University
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (517) 353-1680
Proposals are sought for the 3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Keble College, University of Oxford. In articular, panels that focus on contemporary Southeast Asian issues, transnational Southeast Asian studies, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, and methodological issues relating to Southeast Asian studies are highly encouraged. Proposals should be sent through the Project Southeast Asia website (preferably) or via email to email@example.com. Please review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals.
There is very limited funding available for travel grants and registration fee waivers. Funding is limited to participants in accepted panels. The submission, confirmation, and registration dates are designed to allow participants sufficient time to apply for grants from other sources. Preference for travel grants will be given to a) Southeast Asian nationals; b) students; c) participants travelling from outside Europe.
Deadline for Papers: 1 September 2013
Online Announcement: http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/
The overall theme of the conference is Thailand in the World. Presentations to the conference will cover a wide range of areas of study: the humanities; the social sciences including economic, social and political disciplines; developments in medicine, science and technology; the fine arts, design and architecture; education; and environment. It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list.
The conference organizers particularly encourage the offer of contributions on various subthemes:
Intending participants should not feel bound by this list of possible sub-themes, however, and should feel free to suggest other possibilities and to outline their corresponding offers.
Guidelines for submitting proposals may be found at http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/submission-guidelines-form.php.
Further information may be found at http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/about.shtml.
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