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History Lecturer (Asia) - University of Florida

The University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment in modern Asian history at the rank of lecturer to begin August 16, 2018. Area of specialization/region is open, but the candidate will be expected to teach regional surveys as well as more topical courses. The ideal candidate will also build on the Department of History’s strengths in such subfields as the history of empires, law and society, religion, and trans-national/world history. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.


Assistant Professor of Asian History - Georgia College and University

The Department of History and Geography seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of Asian history with specialties in China, Japan, India and/or the Indian Ocean World. Desirable thematic sub-fields include religion, migration, gender, environment, and imperialism/colonialism, with special consideration given to candinates with comparative and/or interdiciplinary research. The successful applicant will teach world history survey courses and upper levels in their area of expertise. In addition, they will contribute to the teaching of the department’s historical methodology course, and will have the opportunity to develop an original, topical “Critical Thinking Course” for the core curriculum. 


Assistant Professor of Asian History - Indiana State University

The Department of History at Indiana State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Asian History, with a focus in East, South, Southeast, and/or Indian Ocean history, to begin Fall 2018.  The successful candidate will offer courses in World History; Modern Asian and/or East Asian History; and upper-division and graduate courses in one’s area of expertise.  Contributions to the distance M.A. program and undergraduate Foundational Studies core are also expected. The department values teaching and scholarship equally, and evidence of success in both is required.


Adjunct Instructor, Asian Studies - University at Buffalo

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications from qualified instructors to teach courses in the field of Asian Studies (discipline open, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia). Courses include, but are not limited to Japanese Anime, Korean Pop Culture, Modern Cultures of Asia, Environmentalism in Asia, Asian History, Asian religions, Business in Asia, Literature, Film, or Gender Studies. Our preferred course list can be found on our program website, however we are open to proposals for courses that may fit into our program. Please include a summary of the course(s) you propose to teach in your cover letter. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience who employ interdisciplinary methods.


Assistant Professor of Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World - University of California, Riverside

The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures in the wider Mediterranean World, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Department of Art History. Collaborations with UCR’s program for Middle Eastern and Islam Studies are encouraged. 


Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Cultural) - Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology to begin July 1, 2018. Teaching load is two courses per semester, including “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” and three courses at the introductory- or intermediate-level in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Topical and geographic specializations are open, but candidates whose teaching and research specialties include medical anthropology, science and technology, race/ethnicity, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply.

Non-Profit Organizations 

Intern (Spring 2018) - Translational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Transnational Threats Project (TNT) seeks highly motivated candidates for a full-time (35-hours per week), paid, three-month internship (with the possibility of extension to six months) in a dynamic and fast-paced environment beginning in June 2018. Founded in 1992 as the Global Organized Crime Project, the Transnational Threats (TNT) Project conducts research on terror, insurgent, and criminal networks worldwide. TNT assesses these threats and the impact of government policy responses through open source quantitative and qualitative analysis, fieldwork, and an extensive network of policy experts from government, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector.


Research Assistant/Research Associate - Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe. The Southeast Asia Program is recruiting a Research Associate who is highly motivated, professional, and has a very strong interest and understanding of the political economy of Southeast Asian nations.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter at 


Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program - Center for a New American Security 

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Asia-Pacific Security Program. Candidates with experience in Asian strategic analysis and familiarity with U.S.-Chinese security and economic competition, Northeast and Southeast Asian politics, and asymmetric threats to the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.


Simon Chair in Political Economy, Reconnecting Asia: Research Intern - Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

CSIS is seeking a research intern for the May – Sept. 2018 period to support the Simon Chair’s Reconnecting Asia Project – a CSIS initiative that explores the evolving connectivity infrastructure of the Eurasian landmass. The team’s research has been featured in international outlets such as the Financial Times, The Economist, and National Geographic. The position is research and data entry intensive and therefore requires excellent time management skills and careful attention to detail. Candidates should function well in a fast-paced team environment, adapt quickly to a wide variety of research and analytical tasks, and have strong written and oral communications skills. Team members will have regular opportunities to contribute research, input, and ideas for analytical pieces. GIS- related experience is highly desired.

Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample at For more information on the Simon Char please visit:


Policy and Research Internships - US-ASEAN Business Council

The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), serving as the leading voice of the U.S. private sector in promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships between the United States and Southeast Asia. To apply to the Council’s internship program, please submit a resume, two brief writing samples (no more than two pages each) and a cover letter to  The cover letter should include information about your availability and a brief description of your academic and professional goals.  Please include in the subject line of your e-mail the term for which you are applying.

Fall termSeptember 1 – December 10

Deadline: June 10


Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - Yusof Ishak Institute

The ISEAS is a regional research center dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and ecnonomic environment. ISEAS invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Myanmar Studies.

Government Institutions and Others

Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program - Center for a New American Society (CNAS)

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the Asia-Pacific Security Program. Candidates with experience in Asian strategic analysis and familiarity with Korean peninsular security, Northeast and Southeast Asian politics, and asymmetric threats to the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.


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.


Fall Intern in Asian Studies - American Enterprise Institute

The Asian Studies internship will focus primarily on Asian security initiatives and U.S. strategy in the region. An intern will work under AEI scholars Dan Blumenthal and Michael Mazza focusing on China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Southeast Asia. The major responsibility of department interns is conducting research for short- and long-term projects focusing on defense and security issues in the Asia Pacific, including China’s military modernization, American alliances in Asia, and other issues pertaining to East Asian affairs. Interns will also assist in staffing department events.


Commercial Sector Careers

Analyst -Due Diligence Research (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, & Southeast Asian languages)

Our Analysts support the overall research and due diligence process for Kroll’s Risk & Compliance practice area. Analysts manage cases from start to finish, conducting extensive Internet, database, and media research into companies and individuals to provide our clients with an accurate assessment of the status, legitimacy, general background, and overall reputation of a subject company and its principals. Our Analysts’ work enables our clients to make informed, strategic decisions that have a huge impact on their organizations. As a result, we place a high value on our talent and seek candidates with a high level of conscientiousness, integrity, and professional pride. We currently have opportunities for excellent researchers in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, & Southeast Asian languages research.