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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies - Rice University

The Chao Center for Asian Studies is currently accepting applications for the Annette and Hugh Gragg postdoctoral research fellowship in Transnational Asian Studies starting on July 1, 2019. By “transnational,” they mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of peoples, products, ideas, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries. The search is open to geographical/conceptual areas of transnational Asia, including Asian diaspora, and to a broad historical time of research.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Humanities - Brown University

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, for a scholar of empire and its legacies in modern Northeast or Southeast Asia. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and the Department of History, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of History cross-listed in the Cogut Institute's Humanities course offerings.


Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics and World Religions (non-tenure-track) - Ohio University

The Department of Classics and World Religions and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program seek a scholar of World Religions with expertise in critical gender and sexuality studies for a joint visiting position at the Assistant Professor level. This is a one-year position with requisite compensation and full benefits. They seek someone with a commitment to excellence in teaching and a research agenda that reflects engagement with scholarly issues addressed by the study of religion and critical gender and sexuality theory. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory undergraduate courses in both World Religions and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as offer specialty courses in their area of expertise. This scholar will teach two courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and two to three courses in World Religions. Geographic speciality is open, although they welcome candidates with expertise in religions of the Americas, Southeast and East Asia, and Africa.


South and Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Pool - University of California, Berkeley

The Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach one or more lower division Reading and Composition courses and/or lower and upper division elective courses. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; screening of applications is ongoing and continues as needed. The need varies in each teaching term, and the percentage of lecturer appointments may range from 33% to 100% time. Appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance.


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

Early-Career Scholar Fellow - East-West Center

The Center is accepting applications for two positions in its Early Career Scholars program. The program mentors outstanding individuals with the intellectual curiosity and multidisciplinary research skills needed to explore the rapid and transformative changes occurring in fields such as agriculture, urbanization, food security, water usage and conservation, labor and migration, economics, governance, and climate change across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Fellow will work constructively with colleagues from across the region to advance methodologies for finding, communicating, and implementing new solutions to important policy issues using the language and methods of the biophysical and social sciences. The Center is most interested in candidates whose expertise and work are regional or sub-regional in scope rather than single-country specialists with a PhD in Geography, Political Science, Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Demography, Sociology, Information Technology, or related topics.


Original Cataloger (Indonesian) - Cornell University

Under the direction of the CMS Administrative Supervisor ​the cataloger creates original catalog records in all formats following the appropriate national standards and CUL policies for materials from Southeast Asia, with a focus on materials in Indonesian; this work includes the creation of data in the MARC bibliographic, holdings and authorities formats. Additionally, the incumbent will collaborate with Echols Collection curators to determine the priority of materials alongside the desired level of description. This is a half time, 20-hours per week position. Working knowledge of Indonesian is 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.


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 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.

Commercial Sector Careers

Southeast Asia Analyst - The Asia Group

The Asia Group, LLC, is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for an analyst to join their Washington, DC office. This analyst will support the Southeast Asia portfolio in multiple ASEAN markets and across a wide range of sectors. The Asia Group is a strategic and business advisory firm that supports Fortune 500 corporations with market entry and expansion strategies and complex conflict resolution initiatives in the Indo-Pacific. Analyst-interns work closely with partner-led client teams and play a key role in supporting the firm’s research, analysis, and product development. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and editing skills, as well as a deep understanding of regional macroeconomic trends, business climates, and political dynamics.