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Application Deadline: 17 November 2013, 11:30pm Sydney time
More Information: sydney.edu.au/recruitment (search by the reference number 2230/1013)
The University is seeking an energetic academic to assist the Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre in the consolidation of the centre’s status as the leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of Southeast Asia in Australia.
From a central position within the University of Sydney, the centre brings together academics (presently more than 220 members), teachers and researchers from more than a dozen faculties. It aims to forge an innovative and engaged approach to the region that reflects its rich diversity and challenging problems.
As the Deputy Director you will be responsible for:
- the day-to-day management of The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, liaising with academics and the university’s professional staff to ensure the delivery of programs
- liaising with the centre’s country coordinators on country-specific initiatives
- liaising with relevant academic and non-academic units across the university
- overseeing the delivery of the centre’s media and marketing strategy
- conducting quality research in Southeast Asia
- developing and delivering curriculum for intensives and other teaching-related activities as required
- overseeing the development of language and other relevant training programs
- overseeing the planning of research seminars and other research related events
- collaborating with relevant units within the university to facilitate student mobility to Southeast Asia
- managing the centre’s relationships with community stakeholders.
To be successful you will possess:
- a relevant doctoral qualification
- the demonstrated capacity to conduct quality research on one or more of the countries of Southeast Asia with a strong relevant publication record
- excellent teaching skills and experience teaching about Southeast Asia
- experience in strategic planning, event organising and project management in an academic context
- high level problem solving skills and a proven ability to manage and prioritise a broad range of competing demands
- high level interpersonal skills
- proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language.
Desirable for your appointment is:
- having spent time living and/or working in Southeast Asia
- experience in collaborative research
- a demonstrated understanding of the demands of applied research/consultancy work.
In addition to working in the centre, the successful applicant will be appointed to a relevant university department. The successful candidate will serve as the Deputy Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre for a period of five years in the first instance. On completion of that period, and subject to probationary and confirmation requirements, the deputy directorship will be renewed or the position will revert to a standard teaching and research position within the relevant university department.
Remuneration package: Lecturer (Academic Level B): $104,644 - $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2230/1013 for more information and to apply.
Please note: the preferred start date for the successful applicant is as early as possible in the first half of 2014.
Application Deadline: 22 November 2013
More Information: www.yorku.ca/ycar ; firstname.lastname@example.org
The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) invites applications for a short-term (4 month) post-doctoral fellowship in Asian Governance. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD within the last 4 years and will be developing a research and publication program related to contemporary local, national or transnational governance in Asia. ‘Governance’ is taken to mean the institutional forms that shape social, political, economic, environmental or cultural life. Applications are welcomed from a range of relevant disciplines, including: Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Law, Management, Political Science and Sociology. The possibilities for developing close collaborative relationships with York researchers, and generating published research output during the period of the fellowship, will be important selection criteria. There are no citizenship restrictions on this position.
The fellowship will last for 4 months and will be accompanied by a total stipend of C$13,500 (plus statutory benefits). The Centre will also provide a desk, computer facilities, and library access. We regret that travel/relocation assistance is not available.
Applicants should provide the following materials: a current CV; a statement (no more than 500 words) outlining their current research projects, how they relate to issues of governance in Asia, and the work that they would undertake as a postdoctoral fellow at YCAR. Both documents should be provided in PDF format. The name and contact details of two academic referees should also be supplied.
Review of applications for the 2014 fellowship will begin on November 22nd 2013. The expectation is that the postdoctoral visitor appointed will likely take up the fellowship in 2014, preferably in the Winter term (January-April).
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject line Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance.
The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is one of Canada’s largest and most active communities of scholars working on East, South and Southeast Asia, as well as Asian diaspora communities around the world. The Centre includes faculty, students and research associates from the social sciences, humanities, fine arts and professions, and is home to over 20 research projects and study groups. YCAR is located on York University’s Keele campus – one of Canada’s largest universities, in a diverse and vibrant global city. For more information: www.yorku.ca/ycar.
The YCAR/ABMP Postdoctoral Fellowship is supported by the Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP), which provides professional and executive education for public and private sector officials from China and Vietnam. The Program is housed at the York Centre for Asian Research.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014
The Department of Asian Languages & Literature at the University of Washington anticipates the appointment of a full-time lecturer or full-time senior lecturer in Vietnamese beginning in the Autumn 2014 term. The position calls for teaching the Vietnamese language at all levels and participating in departmental administrative service responsibilities. At a minimum applicants should have an M.A. degree by the start of the appointment, must have native or near-native proficiency in Vietnamese, be fluent in English, and have at least one year of experience teaching at the college or university level. Beyond classroom teaching, applicants should expect to develop curricular and teaching materials, including web-based materials, and to train and supervise teaching assistants. Applicants with expertise in Vietnamese linguistics, literature, history, or related academic fields, whose teaching and research interest complement the University of Washington’s existing faculty and programs in Southeast Asian languages, literature, and cultures, are especially encouraged to apply. The anticipated term of this appointment is three years. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of teaching materials, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Professor Zev Handel
Chair, Vietnamese Search Committee
Department of Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3521
Priority will be given to applications received before 15 January 2014.
The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014, 9:00pm EST
More Information: http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#vp
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies will allow universities and colleges to host accomplished scholar-teachers in Buddhist studies as visiting professors for one semester or one academic year. Institutions with existing programs of Buddhist studies may strengthen their curricula and research capacity. Institutions without such programs may accept a visiting professor as a means of exploring the contribution this field could make to the institution’s portfolio.
Universities and colleges seeking to host visiting professors will apply to ACLS, specifying the scholar to be invited. The institution’s application should include a statement from the designated professor proposing courses to be taught.
- The award must cover salary, insurance, relocation, housing, research, and modest direct university expenses. A budget must be provided in the application and not exceed $200,000 per annum.
- The award is paid to the host institution on presentation of a signed contract with the professor for one or two semesters of teaching.
- Tenure: Teaching must be concluded by June 30, 2016.
- Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time, 15 January 2014.
Application Deadline: Rolling
More Information: http://www.indopacificreview.com/ ; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) is a new, online source of analysis and information on the rapidly evolving region of Southeast Asia. Through its website and weekly newsletter IPR provides coverage of news, commentary, reports, and events focused on Southeast Asia from around the web. IPR is also establishing an independent contributor network to feature original analysis providing policy makers, researchers, and investors with unique insight into ASEAN's complex political and social environment.
IPR has several position openings for online editorial interns to assist with sourcing and posting content on the IPR website and for distribution in the IPR Portfolio newsletter. This is a virtual position which allows interns to work from anywhere and on their own schedule. Interns will be given the opportunity to choose particular countries and sectors to focus on, so it is ideal for students who already have strong research interests on particular aspects of the region. In addition, as a member of the IPR team, interns will benefit from joining a growing network of professionals and academics engaged with Southeast Asia and have a platform for featuring their own analysis and commentary.
"We are interested in building a team of young IR professionals who will enjoy being part of a start-up style organization and willing to aggressively contribute to disrupting and redefining the nature of the foreign policy website."
Please send your application to: email@example.com
- Source relevant content online and prepare for posting to the website
- Network development through active recruiting for the IPR contributor network
- Provide at least one submission of original analysis for the website
- Strong interest in the politics, security, economics, and/or culture of Southeast Asia
- Excellent writing ability
- Solid initiative is critical
- Experience living/working in the region preferred
- Familiarity with blogging preferred
- Advanced Southeast Asian language skills are a plus
- Preference given to intrepid and articulate individuals who relish creating and connecting
This is an unpaid position, however for interns with strong writing and analytical skills there will be an opportunity to have original analysis and commentary featured.
8 weeks (can be longer if required to meet academic internship requirements)
Please provide the following:
- cover letter (please state your specific areas of interest)
- writing sample (preferably related to Southeast Asia)
Application Deadline: Rolling
More Information: http://www.eurasiagroup.net/careers/view/analyst_southeast_asia_washington
Eurasia Group is seeking an experienced and motivated analyst of Southeast Asian political affairs, to be located in the firm's New York or Washington offices.
In this position, you will assess the political risks associated with political, social, security and economic developments in Southeast Asia of relevance to Eurasia Group's financial, corporate, and government clients. You will either have, or will develop, the ability to analyze a number of countries in both the mainland and archipelago of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. You will perform in-depth research and will write both short analyses and longer papers. You will frequently brief both private sector and government clients. You will therefore have excellent analytical and presentation (oral and written) skills. You understand deadlines and you write in a good, succinct style at native English standard.
You will have at least an MA in political science or a relevant field and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. At least one year of relevant in-country experience is preferred. Proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language is highly preferred (Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese preferred). Applications from more experienced candidates are also welcomed. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Application Deadline: 15 November 2013
More Information: http://www.chevening.org/
The 2014-2015 UK Government Chevening Scholarship, which covers the cost of one year postgraduate study in the UK, is now open for on-line applications until 15 November 2013.
The full Chevening scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees up to £12,000, accommodation, a monthly living allowance, return air ticket, and a UK visa. The Chevening scheme is much more than a scholarship. We are looking for the future leaders, people who will hold a position of considerable influence in the future and will help to increase relations between the UK and Vietnam. We are looking for bright, innovative and creative individuals. Competition is tough and the standard is very high but if you feel you have something to offer the relationship between Vietnam and the UK, please do apply. Please note no applications will be accepted after the deadline.
The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and encourages applications for Chevening scholarships from candidates who reflect the full diversity of Vietnamese society. The Embassy welcomes applications from all provinces of Vietnam, including candidates from ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities. We will offer support for individuals with specific needs through the application process and, if successful, beyond. Applications are welcome from people who work in either the public or private sector.
Further information on how to apply for the Chevening programme in Vietnam is available on the Chevening website here: http://www.chevening.org/
Application Deadline: 15 December 2013
More Information: http://aifis.org/aifis-caorc-research-grants-for-2014/
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Contingent on funding, we are offering seven grants of $5,750 each for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 December 2013.
Application Deadline: 31 December 2013
More Information: http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/networks/international-networks/opportunities/
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.
Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel and living expenses in Kyoto. Research funds will be provided to facilitate his/her work. Funds will also be allocated for domestic travel, subject to government regulations. Visiting Research Scholars are considered as employees of Kyoto University and are therefore subject to some of the University’s regulations. They will be expected to reside in Kyoto for the duration of their fellowship. They are expected to deliver a public lecture during their term at the Center and participate in conferences and other academic activities within Japan as representatives of the CSEAS. They are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Center’s journal, Southeast Asian Studies , the online journal Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia , and other in-house publications, and contribute to expanding the CSEAS’ global alumni network.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014
More Information: http://www.usindo.org/grants-fellowships/sumitro-fellows
USINDO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program. The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research. One Fellowship is available for a United States citizen/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. One Fellowship is also available for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship. The application cycle for 2014 begins on 15 November 2013. The deadline for the 2014 Sumitro Fellowship is 15 January 2014.
For faculty, Ph.D. students and those interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences.
Please note: applicants must be a faculty member at a partner institution in Asia.
Chiang Mai University (contact Office of International Relations for more information): Monday, 11 November, 9:45am
Chulalongkorn University (Register to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org): Tuesday, 12 November, 10:00am
Thammasat University (contact Office of International Affairs for more information): Wednesday, 13 November, 1:30pm
As Thai partner universities of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the above 3 universities can nominate faculty and students to HYI fellowship programs each year. Come learn about our programs, selection criteria and the application process at one of our information sessions. Applicants must be affiliated with one of HYI’s partner institutions in Thailand.
About HYI Fellowship Programs:
- Joint Doctoral Scholarship Program: Candidates pursue a Ph.D. at either the National University of Singapore or the University of Hong Kong, with 10-18 months of dissertation research at Harvard University
- Visiting Scholars Program: Faculty members undertake 10 months of post-doctoral research at Harvard University
- Visiting Fellows Program: Advanced Ph.D. candidates conduct dissertation research at Harvard University for three semesters
Eligible fields in the humanities and social sciences include: Anthropology, Archaeology, History (including art history, economic history and legal history), Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, and Sociology. Scholars in the fields of Economics, Education, Psychology and Law may be considered.
For more information about the Harvard-Yenching Institute, please visit www.harvard-yenching.org.
Deadline for Abstracts: 16 November 2013
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The Parahyangan International Conference (PIC), a regional ASEAN-scale event will be held by Kelompok Studi Mahasiswa Pengkaji Masalah Internasional (KSMPMI), an international issues-oriented study group of the International Relations Department of Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
We would like to cordially invite your university to take part in our prestigious annual event, the Parahyangan International Conference (PIC), which will be conducted from 16-17 May 2014.
The main theme of PIC 2014 is "ASEAN Community 2015: Integration Towards Unity". There will be 2 (two) types of participation in this event: the Conference & Discussion panel, and the Call for Papers panel. We highly encourage the prospective delegations from your university to take part in both panels.
There will be delegations from various universities of South East Asian countries participating in the event, along with renowned keynote speakers for the conference, such as Mr. Ong Keng Yong (11th Secretary General of ASEAN) and Dr. Surin Pitsuwan (12th Secretary General of ASEAN). Considering the importance and relevance of the themes and the speakers, your participation would be an honor to us as well as a step forward towards the realization of ASEAN Community.
Online registration can be done through www.pic-indonesia.web.id and will be open until 8 December 2013.
For any further inquiries and information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Victor Longway at email@example.com.
Deadline for Papers and Proposals: 29 November 2013
More Information: http://www2.csp.edu/hmongcenter/International_Confer/Call_for_Papers/Calls_for_Papers.html
The Fifth International Conference on Hmong Studies is seeking proposals for individual papers and organized panels. For individual papers, please provide the title, a 250-word abstract, name and affiliation, contact information, and a one-page curriculum vitae or brief biography. Individual presentations should run no longer than 60 minutes and should include 15 minutes for questions and discussions.
Organized panels should consist of three to four panelists and one moderator. Please provide a title, brief description of the panel, 250-word abstracts for each paper, and the names and institutional affiliations of all participants. Each panel is allotted 60 minutes, inclusive of open forum.
Please submit individual papers and panel proposals to Xiong@csp.edu. The deadline for submission of papers and proposals is 29 November 2013. Complete papers are due by 28 February 2014. Selected papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume by the Center for Hmong Studies.
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2013
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Place and Displacement: Questioning the Boundaries of Trans-Asia”
The TAGS-C Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference, encompassing Asia-related research across a wide range of fields. The theme of this year’s conference is “Place and Displacement: Questioning the Boundaries of Trans-Asia”. The aim of this conference is to facilitate greater communication among disciplines, approaching the subject of Asia from multiple viewpoints in literature, linguistics, art history, geography, anthropology, political science, religious studies, sociology, history, folklore, gender and women’s studies, performance studies, visual culture studies, and other related fields. Participants will have a valuable opportunity to share work and receive feedback from peers and professors in the UW system, as well as to gain insight into recent developments in Asia-related research across various disciplines. This year’s conference examines topics that cross both academic and regional borders. We encourage papers that question cultural and disciplinary boundaries to offer a new perspective. Both individual paper submissions and panel submissions will be considered.
We invite all interested graduate students in the University of Wisconsin system to submit an individual or group proposal. Proposals for group panels (of no more than three panelists) should be submitted in a single email by a designated organizer and should include a 300-word abstract for the panel as a whole in addition to abstracts for each individual paper.
All proposals should be sent in an email as an attached MS Word file. They should include title (20 word limit) and abstract (300 word limit). Do not include your name or affiliation in the MS Word file. In the body of the email, please include the following information in the following order:
1. Name and contact information
2. Presentation title (20 words or less)
3. University affiliation
4. General research interests
The papers themselves should be about 8-9 pages double spaced in 12-point Times font. Each participant will have 20 minutes to present, and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Submit proposals to: email@example.com.
Abstracts Due: 31 December 2013
Acceptance Notification: January 2014
Full Paper Due: 24 March 2014
Conference Date: 5-6 April 2014
Questions about the abstract submissions or the conference in general should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 January 2014
More Information: email@example.com
OVERVIEW: The Cornell Southeast Asia Program invites submissions for its 16th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held February 28 - March 2, 2014 at the George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Tom Pepinsky from the Department of Government at Cornell will deliver the keynote address.
We welcome submissions of abstracts from graduate students who have completed original research related to any of the areas in Southeast Asia. Submissions are welcome from all fields of study and on any topic or time period. The theme for this year’s conference is “Southeast Asia in the Disciplines.” Throughout the past few decades in many segments of academia, an emphasis has been placed on the concept of interdisciplinarity within the politics of knowledge production. While recognizing the importance of interdisciplinarity in Southeast Asian Studies, we would like to step back to better understand how scholars approach the study of Southeast Asia from within their respective disciplines. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on the ways that a presenter's particular research engages with and/or critiques knowledge production from the vantage of their particular discipline, with a focus on research methods and methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and understandings of socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic processes. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in Southeast Asian Studies and to encourage vigorous dialogue between graduate students and faculty.
The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review all 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, so presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15. All accepted papers will be rigorously reviewed for potential submission to SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. If selected, we will work with you to further prepare the paper for submission.
A 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 requested to attend the entire conference.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please submit abstracts to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, johnsmith.doc for John Smith’s abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body 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 (maximum of 250 words)
- Expectations of Funding Needs
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2014
Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: January 22, 2014
Full Papers Due: February 15, 2014
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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