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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ho Center for Buddhist Studies - Stanford University

The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies (HCBSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to bring outstanding young scholars to Stanford for two years in order to foster and further their careers through close interaction with established scholars, including Stanford faculty in Buddhist Studies. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in HCBSS activities, and engage in scholarly exchange with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting professors, and visiting scholars. During the term of the fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to the Stanford community of scholars. Each Fellow will be sponsored by one of Stanford’s Buddhist Studies faculty.


Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Modern Vietnamese Studies - Columbia University

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for the role of Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Modern Vietnamese Studies for academic year 2020-2021. WEAI seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who studies Vietnam from any of a broad range of disciplines within the social sciences or the humanities. The Research Scholar will teach one course each semester as well as pursue his or her own research.  At least one of the two courses will be a seminar in the Research Scholar’s area of expertise, directed at advanced undergraduate and M.A. students. The Research Scholar will participate in collaborative projects with other Vietnamese studies scholars, staff and students, and s/he will be an active participant in day-to-day WEAI programs and events.


Migrations Postdoctoral Fellow - Cornell University

The Migrations initiative at Cornell University aims to cultivate new collaborations that advance science, scholarship, teaching, outreach, and engagement in ways that generate new insights into critical problems. Migrations Postdoctoral Fellows may conduct research in any discipline, such as natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts, as well as interdisciplinary research that transcends traditional disciplines. The Fellows will be selected from a global pool of applicants based on their research’s promise for cultivating dialogue, nurturing collaboration across academic disciplines, and integrating, synthesizing, and building upon existing disciplinary contributions to migrations research, broadly conceived. The candidates will also be evaluated based on how their research during the fellowship could benefit from and contribute to efforts by the Migrations Grand Challenge to advance Cornell’s position as a global leader in the study of the movement of people, plants, and animals. Cornell PhD recipients are ineligible for this position.


Assistant Professor of South/Southeast Asia - Clemson University

The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of South or Southeast Asia, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history. Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as the introductory West and the World survey. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and newly-developed PhD in Digital History.


Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture - Brown University

Brown University invites applications at the level of Associate or Full Professor from a historian of art and architecture with a primary research interest in the study of any region of the Islamic world in the period before 1900, with a preference for a research focus on the period pre-1800.


Assistant Professor of Political Science - Worcester State University

The Department of History and Political Science seeks a tenure-track Political Scientist in the field of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations with an area specialty in South Asia, Southeast Asia, or Latin America. The successful candidate will teach the department's introductory courses in Global Politics and International Relations, as well as Political Science Research Methods and upper-level courses in their specialty, and should be prepared to contribute to the university's interdisciplinary programs including Global Studies, Ethnic Studies, Pre-Law, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and/or Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and to further Worcester State's commitment to increasing and fostering diversity in their campus community.

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Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian History - University of California, Santa Cruz

The History Department invites applications for a position in the history of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on environmental history, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. All Southeast Asia geographical and topical subfields welcome. In addition to environmental history, the department is particularly interested in expanding offerings in imperialism and postcolonialism, gender, labor, ethnicity, coastal connections, trade and political economy, and migration and diaspora. The successful candidate will also work with the newly founded Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions.

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Government Institutions

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.


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 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 and who have some travel or residency in the region are highly desired.

Private Sector

Historian - SNA International

SNA International, a forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence company, seeks a historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at the DPAA lab in Hawaii by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate. The successful candidate would be expected to perform complex historical research into casualty resolution and unidentified remains interred in U.S. cemeteries. Assignments include, but are not limited to: historical reports, documentary research, oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, cemetery analyses, case narratives, reports of findings, and briefings to Agency leadership.

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