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Buddhist Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia - Vanderbilt University

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist Traditions of South Asia and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The successful candidate will also be awarded affiliated faculty status in Asian Studies. Area of specialization, historical period, and theoretical and methodological approach are open. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required (e.g., Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Sinhala, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Lao, or other vernaculars).


Assistant Professor, Asian Islam - Hamilton College

The Asian Studies program of Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin July 1, 2019. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. Ph.D. by the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Teaching load is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Asian Studies program with possible affiliation with another department or program.


Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies - Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position jointly appointed in Religion and Asian Studies to begin July 2019. We seek a scholar of the religions of South and/or Southeast Asia who utilizes a ‘lived religion’ approach; however, the successful candidate should have a significant grasp of the textual traditions and be able to teach courses across both premodern and modern periods. Required course offerings include Hindu and Buddhist traditions as well as methodological and comparative courses such as Introduction to the Study of Religion and Theories About Religion. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level.


Assistant Professor: Human Geography - University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Human Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate their knowledge of and engagement with Geography. Appointment begins August 2019. Applicants should have a strong record of conducting field research and engagement with theoretical debates in Geography. Priority will be given to candidates whose research specialization includes North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia or Southeast Asia. Topics of particular interest include the Muslim World, political Islam, energy, water and food, and conflict.


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

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 Southeast Asian archaeology.

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.

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