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Assistant Professor of Asian Studies - University of Hawai`i Manoa

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Asian Studies. Applicants should have expertise in one or more regions of contemporary Asia in the fields of traditional and/or non-traditional security (e.g., issues of environment, health, food, cybersecurity, transnational crime, etc.) and be able to teach core courses in the Master of Asian International Affairs (MAIA) program.


ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Asian Studies & Public Health - St. Lawrence University

Applications are invited for a two-year fellowship in Asian Studies with a focus on public health within Southeast and/or Northeast Asia to begin August 15, 2020. This will be a joint appointment in the Asian Studies Program and Public Health Program. Specific areas of scholarly focus are open, but could include maternal-child health, tropical or emerging infectious diseases or environmental health. They are particularly interested in candidates who have good primary field experience in Asia, who take a comparative approach to teaching about public health in the region, and whose scholarly work and teaching integrate an inquiry into Asia’s diverse cultural, political, socio-economic, and ecological systems.


Post-Doctoral Fellow in Asian Religions and Cultures - Denison University

The Department of Religion invites applications for a one-year ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Religions and Cultures in Asia. The appointment will begin in August 2020. The Fellow will teach three courses (on a 2/1 basis), attend faculty meetings, keep office hours, mentor students, and continue to pursue research. The Fellow will also be a member of Denison’s East Asian Studies Committee, and may participate in other interdisciplinary programs. After the completion of the fellowship, the Fellow may be hired to a full-time (3/3) visiting assistant professor position for the 2021-22 academic year.The Fellow will teach one section each of two of the following courses: Buddhism; Hinduism; and Islam, in addition to teaching a course on the intersections of these three religious traditions specifically in Southeast Asia.


Instructor of Asian Studies - University of Colorado Boulder

The Center for Asian Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time instructor position in Asian Studies. They seek an Asianist to teach a suite of courses required as part of the Asian Studies BA, including Gateway to Asian Studies, the Senior Capstone Seminar, as well as lower and upper division courses related to the instructor’s field of specialization, with priority given to contemporary Asian social, cultural, and political issues. The position also assists with overseeing the Center’s Asian Internship Program. The successful candidate will contribute to growing the Asian Studies program and maintaining the Center’s undergraduate research publication, The Colorado Journal of Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, field research, or experience living in Asia, and specializations that complement the Center’s developing strengths in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia. 


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, 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.

Non-Profit Organizations

Assistant Curator or Associate Curator - Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum seeks an experienced and highly motivated curator to oversee our Asian art collection, one which spans two millennia and a range of media, including sculpture, textiles, metalwork, works on paper and decorative arts from the Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, China, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of the arts of Asia and be able to offer fresh perspectives on this material, working in a collaborative environment that facilitates conversations across the Museum’s collections.

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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