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Assistant Professor, Economic Anthropology - Cornell University

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track position in economic anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. They seek a colleague who is adept at bringing political economic analysis and ethnographic insights to the study of contemporary economic activities, and who can also teach fundamental courses in economic anthropology. Successful candidates may have expertise in capitalist, socialist, or post-socialist economies. Regional focus is open, but we particularly welcome applications from scholars with intellectual commitments to the Himalayas, Latin America, the greater Middle East, Europe, and/or East Asia.


Islamic Studies Tenure Track Position - Harvard University

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenure track appointment in Islamic Studies. We are particularly interested in a candidate with scholarly expertise either in: Islam in the Americas, Islam in Southeast Asia, or Quranic Studies. The candidate should be competent in the appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture. The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s masters programs and the doctoral program in the Study of Religion. It is likely they will also teach undergraduates in the Comparative Study of Religion and graduate students in related departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that this scholar will be in conversation with those in other programs and schools at Harvard critical to Islamic Studies. Openness to our growing program in ministry studies in Islam will be an advantage.


Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies - Stanford University

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia. The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology, and will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department while also being expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.


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.


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.


Assistant or Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Religions - McGill University

The School of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Southeast Asian Religions. They seek to appoint a scholar capable of strengthening our commitment to exploring the traditions of the region and their inter-religious dynamics who links a regional expertise in Southeast Asia with other areas, such as the Middle East, East Asia, and the Indian Ocean. Applicants’ research should be rooted in the study of at least one tradition, explore relations between religions (e.g., between Islam and Buddhism) and between various forms of current social and political life. Candidates should be able to theorize religion as a constituting element of human self-understanding in the widest variety of present cultural contexts. Language specialization is open to all historic languages spoken within the region and in communication between the region and other areas. The language of instruction at McGill is English but a working knowledge of French is an asset.


Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian (Visual) Studies - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Southeast Asian Studies at the rank of assistant professor. They seek candidates whose research focuses on moving image studies, media studies, sound studies, digital culture, visual culture, or related fields of Southeast Asia, defined as the region including Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, East Timor, and Indonesia. Secondary topics of specialization may include, but are not limited to, environment and ecocriticism, migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and indigeneity, religious studies, performance studies, and literary studies.

Non-Profit Organizations

Program Assistant/New Initiatives Coordinator - Cornell University

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Assistant, the Program Assistant will coordinate and support programming and publicity for the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP). An example task is assisting with development, planning, publicity, and implementation of activities linked to new initiatives, particularly projects and events focused on increasing diversity and undergraduate involvement. The program is looking for someone with graphic design and interpersonal skills who is both able to create materials and liase on behalf of the program. Strong communication skills and an ability to manage a complex schedule are required.

Government Institutions and Others

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.

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