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CSEAS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 - Kyoto University

CSEAS is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship tenable for a duration of up to 2 years (subject to performance evaluation). In addition to pursuing his/her own individual research agenda, the fellow would be involved in facilitating the Center’s research and scholarly outreach activities. Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover living expenses in Kyoto, one-way travel and relocation subsidies, an allocated research budget, and institutional assistance in applying for additional research grants. Applicants should nominate the CSEAS research division which is most compatible to their research plan. The divisions are as follows: Cross-Regional Studies, Political & Economic Coexistence, Social Coexistence, Environmental Coexistence, and Global Humanosphere.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Humanities - Brown University

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, for a scholar of empire and its legacies in modern Northeast or Southeast Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of History cross-listed in the Cogut Institute's Humanities course offerings.


Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies - New York University

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies. We seek a scholar of pre-modern Indian Ocean history, culture, politics, and economy, with a primary interest in the exchange of ideas, texts, cultural objects, commodities and trade patterns, and the intermigration of communities. We are particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar whose teaching and research focuses on conceiving new ways of thinking about circulation, mobility, and the migration of peoples and ideas within a transregional context.


Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Studies - Dickinson College

The departments of International Studies and Political Science at Dickinson College are seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in academic year 2019-20. A completed or nearly-completed Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations, or related discipline is required. Applicants should have a research and teaching focus on Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. The specific sub-field of research can be comparative politics, international relations, security studies (including human security), or other related fields.


Open Rank Appointment in Southeast Asian History - Yale University

The Yale University Department of History intends to make an open-rank appointment in Southeast Asian history to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate may be appointed at the rank of full or associate professor with tenure, or at the rank of untenured assistant professor. Applications are invited from senior scholars who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field. Applications are also invited from early-career historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians currently teaching at other universities, as well as from recent PhDs and from those who expect their PhD by time of appointment. The department especially invites applicants who specialize in fields of Southeast Asian history other than Cambodian or Vietnamese history.

Non-Profit Organizations

Mellon Diversity Fellow, Acquisitions Assistant - Cornell University

Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, Cornell University Press is seeking a Mellon Diversity Fellow to join our acquisitions department. The fellow will serve in an entry-level position and provide support to one or more Acquisitions Editors in acquiring scholarly books. This 14-month fellowship seeks to address the lack of staff diversity in the academic publishing industry by providing underrepresented individuals in publishing real work experience and a network to assist them in their professional development. The responsibilities of this position include assisting the editor(s) in all phases of acquiring publishable books from initial contact with the author through contractual agreement to publication, liaising with authors, reviewers, and series editors to shepherd books through the publishing process, and coordinating workflow with other departments in the Press.

Government Institutions and Others

Southeast Asia Reference Librarian - Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is looking for a candidate who preferably speaks Indonesian and has expertise regarding Indonesian politics, literature, and history. Reference librarians provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public.


Open Source Exploitation Officer - Central Intelligence Agency

As an Open Source Exploitation Officer (OSEO) for the CIA, you will discover, collect, and assess foreign-based publicly available information, also known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in a dynamic, ever-expanding digital environment. OSINT spans traditional media, academic papers, geospatial data and technology, datasets, social media, and plays an important role in all aspects of Agency work. As an OSEO, you will develop plans that use effective tools and methodologies to research and collect open source information. Using your knowledge of a geographic or subject area, the open source information environment, and language proficiency, you will convey your findings in written products and briefings.


Foreign Language Instructor (Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese) - Central Intelligence Agency

As a Foreign Language Instructor for the CIA, you will deliver programs that provide intelligence professionals with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively or to perform other language-related duties. Foreign Language Instructors apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet highly customized student needs and conduct language proficiency testing in reading, speaking and understanding for skills evaluation. In addition, you may be asked to provide a variety of language support services worldwide. US citizenship (dual citizenship eligible) is required.


Special Agent, Linguist/Foreign Language Specialists - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agents enforce over 300 federal statutes and conduct criminal and national security investigations. They seek out cyber thieves, infiltrate organized crime rings and oversee terrorism investigations, often training local, state and foreign counterparts on the latest technologies in intelligence-gathering and data analysis. In this role, you'll be expected to use both established and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our age. You may have been raised speaking a non-English language, taught it for a few years, or even participated in intensive learning before going overseas to use it. You know that your language skills can make a difference: Arabic, Mandarin, Tagalog, Russian, Spanish, Farsi, Urdu, and more.


Political Analyst - Central Intelligence Agency

Political analysts support US policymakers by producing written assessments of the domestic politics and international relations of foreign governments and entities. They examine these actors' goals and motivations, culture, values, society, and ideologies; their resources and capabilities; their political and decision making processes; the strengths and weaknesses of their strategies for achieving their goals; and the impact of those elements on US interests. Candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in foreign area studies, international relations, political science, history, or national security studies are encouraged to apply. A degree in demography, anthropology, geography, comparative politics, or media studies, combined with an international focus, is also of interest. Candidates proficient in at least one of the languages of their area of expertise (for example, Mandarin Chinese for China specialists, Arabic or Farsi for the Middle East, or Urdu or Hindi for South Asia) and who have some travel or residency in the region are highly desired.

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