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Southeast Asian Studies Search (Assistant Professor) - UCLA

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a position in Southeast Asian studies at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open as to discipline and country specialty, though preference is for applicants in fields relating to the study of religion, culture, and literature, all broadly defined. Applicants whose research involves innovative and interdisciplinary humanistic approaches to interregional connections, routes of migration, diasporas, minoritized populations, race, gender, sexuality, or new technologies are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those candidates whose training and teaching interests allow them to work comparatively across at least portions of the wider Southeast Asia region.


Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies - New York University

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies. We seek a scholar of pre-modern Indian Ocean history, culture, politics, and economy, with a primary interest in the exchange of ideas, texts, cultural objects, commodities and trade patterns, and the intermigration of communities. We are particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar whose teaching and research focuses on conceiving new ways of thinking about circulation, mobility, and the migration of peoples and ideas within a transregional context.


Assistant Professor of Sociocultural 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 tenure track, full-time position in medical anthropology. We are seeking a sociocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. The successful candidate must be grounded in ethnographic methodologies, have prior teaching experience, and have a PhD in hand by April 15, 2019. We prefer candidates who are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales, with expertise in environment and health, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Geographical area is open, but areas of particular interest include Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.


Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical & Political Studies - Arcadia University

Arcadia University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical & Political Studies (HAPS), to begin in fall 2019. The ideal candidate will have expertise in East or Southeast Asia or the Middle East. Thematic specialization in one or more of the following areas is also desired: international political economy, global governance, conflict management, or environmental politics and sustainable development. We welcome candidates with training in Political Science, History, Anthropology, and other related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.


Faculty, Tenure Track (9 mos), Art History - Kent State University

The school is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Asian (Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Southeast Asian) or Islamic (in the Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central/Southeast Asia) Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures, from the medieval period to the 18th century, and the ability to teach in more than one area is preferred. The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper division classes, including the Ancient to Medieval survey course, an Asian Art survey course, an Islamic Art survey course, and upper division courses in multiple areas of their specialty. The successful candidate will also design and teach topical seminars at the MA level.


Assistant or Associate Professor of History - U.S. Air Force Academy

Applicants should possess and demonstrate the capability to teach in one of the core (general-education) history courses offered to all USAF Academy students. The Department of History teaches core courses in both military history and world history. Selectees for this position will also teach upper-division courses in their regional or area historical specialty. In particular, the department desires applicants with one of the following regional specialties: Russia/Eastern Europe; Africa; Latin America; or South, East, or Southeast Asia. Applicants with expertise in transregional, global, military, or world methodological approaches will also be considered.


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

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 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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