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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 - 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.


Full-Time Lecturer, Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Central Washington University

The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time lecturer (with benefits) in Medical Anthropology for the 2018-2019 academic year, with the possibility of applying for a tenure-track position for 2019-2020. We are seeking a social or biocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. The successful candidate may have expertise in environment and health, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Geographical area open, but areas of particular interest include Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.


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. 


Assistant Professor of Political Science - National University of Singapore

The Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor. While they have a preference for scholars who work on Asia, they welcome applications in comparative politics more generally as well.


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 

Research Associate, Global Attitudes - Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center has an immediate need for a Research Associate to support its expanding global research agenda. The Research Associate will be part of the Global Attitudes research team that annually surveys public opinion in dozens of countries on topics including life satisfaction, economic conditions, domestic policy and international issues. The Research Associate assists in the design of research projects, manages data collection, performs statistical analysis, produces charts and tables and conducts background research and data fact-checks. The Research Associate also helps to write and review research reports, as well as field requests for information from the press, government officials and other audiences. The Research Associate reports to the Director, Global Attitudes Research.


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.


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


Summer 2018 Internship (Asia Program) - The German Marshall Fund of the United States

The Asia Program addresses the implications of Asia’s rise for the West—in particular, how Asia’s resurgence will impact the foreign policy, economic, and domestic challenges and choices facing the transatlantic allies—through a combination of convening, writing, strategic grants, study tours, fellowships, partnerships with other GMF programs, and partnerships with other institutions. The intern will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network, its high level events and interactions with various policy actors. Since the internship takes place in Washington, interns are often able to attend various related events on behalf of GMF staff.


Research Intern, Simon Chair in Political Economy, Reconnecting Asia - Center For Strategic And International Studies

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 decision makers 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.


Immigration Policy Intern - Southeast Asia Research Action Center (SEARAC)

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society. The Immigration Intern would support the immigration Policy Manager in implementing strategies to protect immigrants and refugees from deportation. This position is a good fit for someone with strong research skills, high attention to detail, and a passion for social justice.


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. 


Job Opportunities at EGBOK, Siem Reap

EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) enables underprivileged young adults in Cambodia to be self-supporting by providing education, training, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry and utilizing a comprehensive approach with an emphasis on life skills development.

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Government Institutions

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.

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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