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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. Assistant Professor of Comparative, International, and Global Studies in Education, UW-Madison
  2. Academic Position, Anthropology/Environmental Studies, Whittier College
  3. Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants

  4. 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
  5. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
  6. CIC Smithsonian Institute Fellowship
  7. Ph.D. Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
  8. The Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  9. 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
  10. Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowships

Workshops/Conferences/Calls for Papers

  11. AAS-in-Asia Conference: Asia in Motion- Heritage and Transformation, National University of Singapore, 17-19 July 2014
  12. The Theravada Civilizations Project: A Dissertation Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, 25 March 2014
  13. Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia (DORISEA) Photo Contest


1. Assistant Professor of Comparative, International, and Global Studies in Education, UW-Madison

Application Deadline: 15 October 2013
More Information: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_077251.html

The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison welcomes your application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative, International, and Global Studies in Education.

Degree and area of specialization:
1. Earned doctorate (or equivalent) in comparative and international education, or in a related field in education, social science, or cross-disciplinary studies (e.g., sociology, anthropology, economics, educational policy, curriculum and instruction, gender studies).
2. Expertise in South Asia, Southeast Asia, or East Asia preferred.
3. Potential for excellence in scholarly research.
4. Capacity for excellence in teaching.

Principal duties:
1. Graduate instruction and course development in such areas as comparative and international education, global studies in education, and related topics of substantive research expertise. Supervision of Master's and doctoral candidates.
2. Undergraduate instruction and course development in such areas as comparative and international education, globalization and education, related topics of substantive research expertise, and educational studies courses.
3. Orginal research and scholarly publication.
4. Committee service associated with departmental, School of Education, and university membership.
5. Active engagement in international, national, state, and professional service.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 15, 2013 WILL RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.

For a full position description and information on applying for this position, please go to http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_077251.html.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer. We promote excellence through diversity and strongly encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

2. Academic Position, Anthropology/Environmental Studies, Whittier College

Application Deadline: 1 November 2013
More Information: http://www.whittier.edu/humanresources/faculty#Anthro

The Departments of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Whittier College invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position in Environmental Anthropology. The Ph.D must be in hand by August 2014. The successful candidate will have active ethnographic interest and experience investigating questions of environmental/climatic change, resource management, infrastructure studies, and/or the sociopolitics of environmental challenges affecting particular communities. Ethnographic field experience, and teaching/research expertise in the Americas, Asia, or Southeast Asia/Pacific Islands is strongly preferred.

Review of materials will begin November 1, 2013 and preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings in Chicago. Complete applications will consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing teaching and research experience and interests, and names and contact information for three referees. All materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file and sent to Ann M. Kakaliouras, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work Department at akakalio@whittier.edu. (Electronic submissions only; use the subject line of ANTH/ENST Search).

3. Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

More Information: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34374

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning August 2014. The position in Religion, Global Conflict, and Law will anchor one of three tracks in the department's new curriculum. Proficient in critical and social theory, the ideal candidate will analyze the roles played by legal and religious systems in cross-cultural conflicts (whether physical, economic, racial, ethnic, or social). While the research specialty, region, and historical area are open, they should complement without reproducing the expertise of current faculty in the department.

At the time of hire, the ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in the academic study of religion or related area; however, candidates who are ABD nearing completion will be considered. All applicants should demonstrate a record of teaching excellence along with an active and on-going research agenda. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, with typically one upper level and one lower level large enrollment course each semester.

The Department of Religious Studies (http://religion.ua.edu/) is an undergraduate degree-granting unit in a Tier I public university.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with the possibility of meeting representatives of the search committee at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Baltimore. Applicants are required to apply online (https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34374), submitting: a C.V.; a cover letter; statement of teaching philosophy; and an essay-length writing sample. Applicants may later be contacted for at least three letters of recommendation and sample syllabi.

Direct any inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Steven Ramey, at sramey@as.ua.edu, (205) 348-4218.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


4. 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Application Deadline: 8:00pm EST, 15 November 2013
More Information: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants/

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

The application is available online at http://www.clscholarship.org. Applications will be due November 15, 2013 by 8:00 pm EST. Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found on the website.

Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

The CLS Program will be planning outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2013. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page for updates! For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website.

5. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
Application Deadline: 15 October 2013
More Information: woodrow.org/womens-studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2013.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Application Deadline: 15 November 2013
More Information: woodrow.org/newcombe

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2014-2015 academic year may apply. The competition deadline is November 15, 2013.

6. CIC Smithsonian Institute Fellowship

Application Deadline: 1 November 2013 at 5:00pm
More Information: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. The application materials must be submitted electronically through https://solaa.si.edu by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM.

How it Works: Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school however their application will be submitted through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA). Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition. All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition. Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15, 2014.

Eligibility: Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at CIC institutions are eligible to apply.

Benefits: The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian. Application Instructions

See Program Guide for full details. The application materials must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM through https://solaa.si.edu.

7. Ph.D. Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Application Deadline: 1 December 2013
More Information: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2013_Ph_D__Fellowships_and_Postdoctoral_Fellowships.pdf and http://www.mmg.mpg.de/

The Ph.D. fellowships are for 3-4 years. The dissertation will be defended at Utrecht University. The postdoctoral fellowships are for one or two years.

The research will be done in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in China at Minzu University in Beijing. The projects have to be on the following topics:
1. Study of the relations between Yi and Miao in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Vietnam
2. Study of the effects on ethnic minorities of the opening up of S.W. China to S.E. Asia
3. Social networks beyond ethnicity in China: Case study of the classmates and alumni of Minzu University in Beijing

Requirements:
For Postdoc: Ph.D. in Social /Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Political Science or other related disciplines of the Social Sciences or Humanities. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese is expected.
For Ph.D. candidates: MA in Social/Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Political Science or other related disciplines of the Social Sciences or Humanities. Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese is expected.

Applications should include a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a proposed research statement of 1000 words for the period of the fellowship, a list of publications if any, and the names and contact details of two potential referees. Please also send an electronic copy of the PhD-/master's thesis or sample chapters. These will of course be treated confidentially.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages persons with a disability to submit their applications.

Applications should be sent in electronic form to vdvOffice@mmg.mpg.de, and for further information please contact Professor Peter van der Veer, Director of the Department, at vdvOffice@mmg.mpg.de.

8. The Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Application Deadline: 25 December 2013
More Information: http://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/images/stories/ENITSscholarship/2014/2014_poster.jpg and http://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/

To increase and disseminate research works and encourage young researchers in Thai studies, the Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies (ENITS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, wishes to call your attention to the availability of scholarships for graduate students and scholars working on Thai studies or related disciplines. Pleaes visit the links above for more information regarding the ENITS scholarships.

9. 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

National Application Deadlines:
  Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014
  Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

10. Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline: 17 February 2014
Further information on this competition will be distributed in mid-January 2014.
**Must be a UW-Madison dissertator to apply**

PhD dissertators in graduate programs in L&S may apply directly to the Graduate School for a three-month summer 2014 fellowship. These fellowships are intended to assist students in completing their degrees; therefore, eligible students must be in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Students’ research must be in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Students submit an abstract of their research, a description of their need for the fellowship, a timeline for completion of their dissertation, a description of their specific goals for the summer fellowship period, and their CV. Students’ advisors must also submit a letter of support and agree to be available to the student during the summer. A faculty committee reviews the applications and makes awards.

Further information on this competition will be distributed in mid-January 2014.

Resources available: 50 fellowships
Applications due to the Graduate School: Monday, February 17, 2014 (tentative)
Award notification to students: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (tentative)


11. AAS-in-Asia Conference -- Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation, National University of Singapore, 17-19 July 2014

Deadline for Submissions: 31 October 2013
More Information: http://www.aas-in-asia.org/

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the Asia Research Institute (ARI), and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of the National University of Singapore are pleased to announce the inaugural AAS-in-ASIA conference, "Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation," to be held July 17–19, 2014 at the National University of Singapore.

We seek to attract a wide range of panel proposals from humanists and social scientists, as well as reflective practitioners from the worlds of policy, civil society, journalism, and other professional fields.

The AAS-in-ASIA conference will build upon emerging visions and trends in Asian studies within Asia. By bringing together scholars and specialists on Asia within Asia as well as from other parts of the world at a gathering in Asia, we hope to spark new and fruitful collaborations. The AAS also expects to reach out to scholars of Asia who might not usually attend an AAS conference in North America. It is our hope that the conference will stimulate new networks among scholars within Asia and beyond, providing broader inter-continental connections for the future of Asian studies.

For the Singapore conference, we seek to attract proposals for panels and roundtables (no individual paper proposals will be considered) dealing with all regions of Asia on subjects covering a wide range of scholarly disciplines and professional fields under the theme "Heritage and Transformation." Proposals are encouraged on topics as diverse as political and economic changes, literature and culture, environment and sustainability, media and pop culture, food and energy, globalization, urban issues, and new models for Asian enterprise and business.

12. The Theravada Civilizations Project: A Dissertation Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, 25 March 2014

Deadline for proposals: January 1st, 2014.

The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive dissertation workshop, which will be held on March 25, 2014 in Philadelphia (preceding the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting).

Theravada Buddhism is practiced throughout the world with over 150 million practitioners settled primarily in Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, and Thailand. The South and Southeast Asian diaspora communities, as well as the rise in global interest in vipassana meditation, have led to the growth of Theravada Buddhism in the Americas, Australia, Japan, and Europe. The scholarly study of Theravada Buddhism began with the scrutiny of Pali literature, but now covers many disciplines including literature, ethics, anthropology, philology, philosophy, history, cultural studies, political science, urban studies, and art and material culture.

The Theravada Civilizations Project is comprised of scholars from Arizona State University, Bowdoin College, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, the École française d'Extrême-Orient, Harvard University, the University of Leeds, the University of London, the University of Louisville, Missouri State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Vermont, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin, and in consultation with scholars from a range of other Asian, Australian, and European institutions. A description of the larger project can be found in Juliane Schober and Steven Collins, Theravada Civilizations Project: future directions in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia in the (on-line) Journal Contemporary Buddhism, vol. 13 (1), May 2012. Since project members and other scholars in the field are based at many different locations, graduate students preparing their dissertations do not have the opportunity to present and gain detailed feedback on their work from several experts in the field.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research, dissertation writing, or revising dissertations for publications; and who are (2) engaging some aspects of Theravada classical and/or vernacular literature and/or researching aspects of Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities.

The workshop will be limited to 6 doctoral students and/or post doctoral academics, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods on themes related to Theravada traditions and communities in Southeast Asia. It will provide a day of intense discussion, presentation, and close review of dissertation proposals, outlines, and/or draft review on March 25, 2014.

Priority will be given to doctoral candidates at North American universities.

The Theravada Civilizations Project will be able to provide up to 1,000 US dollars in support for participants to help cover travel and accommodation. Meals will be provided at the workshop. Students needing additional funds to attend the workshop are encouraged to approach their home institutions for support.

Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal to apply. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations, as well as those in the later phases and recent post-docs. Applications consist of two items only:
(1) A current Curriculum Vitae, and
(2) A dissertation proposal or a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed 10 double-spaced pages in length.

Application materials must reach Steven Collins at s-collins@uchicago.edu no later than January 1st 2014. Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions. Applicants will be notified by February 1st, 2014. For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Prof. Collins at the above email address.

13. Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia (DORISEA) Photo Contest

Deadline for Submissions: 15 November 2013
More Information: http://www.dorisea.de/de/node/1411 and https://www.facebook.com/events/251445348337195/

The network of competence “Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia" (DORISEA) is a research network funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Over twenty researchers from various dis-ciplinary backgrounds based at the Universities of Göttingen, Hamburg, Münster, Heidelberg and Berlin (Humboldt-University) are involved in empirical research across the region, from Laos to Indonesia, and from Malaysia to Vietnam to explore the complex relationship between religion and modernity in Southeast Asia. With this photo competition, the DORISEA network wishes to visually explore the dynamics of religion in the region in its multiple manifestations, be it religious ritual, every day religious practice or the spatial and material aspects of religion.

Submissions
Please send your photographs to competition-dorisea@hu-berlin.de Each photographer is allowed to submit up to max. 5 photographs. Each submitted photograph must include a caption (incl. date and place of pho-tograph taken). Deadline for submitting photographs is the 15 November 2013.

Procedure
25 photographs will be shortlisted for online public voting on the DORISEA Network’s Facebook-Page from 7 – 31 December 2013. The ten most liked photographs will be awarded a small “prize money” (ranging from 20 € to 150 €). Winners will be informed via email by 10 January 2014.

After the contest, all shortlisted photographs will be published online on the DORISEA webpages, and will be exhibited at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. The photo exhibition (including the 25 shortlisted photographs) may additionally be circulated at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, the Universität Hamburg, the Universität Heidelberg and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.



 

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
Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
E-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu