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Postdoctoral Fellowship of Transnational Experience in Postnational Asia - Cornell University

The Department of Asian Studies invites applications for the Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. It seeks a scholar whose research and publications investigate the migration of peoples and technologies across Asia, especially those whose work illuminates migrant experiences invisible to projects that take the nation as their frame of reference. We anticipate the selection of a scholar who focuses on contested or shared regions (such as Hong Kong, Okinawa, or Kashmir), cultural practices that cross political, ethnic and linguistic borders (visual culture, texts in translation, the Chinese character), and non-national histories of movement and affiliation (like Uyghur, Tibetan, or Rohingya). The geographic focus of research in Asia is open; an ideal candidate will have multiple research languages.


Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ho Center for Buddhist Studies - Stanford University

The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies (HCBSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to bring outstanding young scholars to Stanford for two years in order to foster and further their careers through close interaction with established scholars, including Stanford faculty in Buddhist Studies. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in HCBSS activities, and engage in scholarly exchange with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting professors, and visiting scholars. During the term of the fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to the Stanford community of scholars. Each Fellow will be sponsored by one of Stanford’s Buddhist Studies faculty.


Assistant Professor of South/Southeast Asia - Clemson University

The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of South or Southeast Asia, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history. Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as the introductory West and the World survey. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and newly-developed PhD in Digital History.


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.

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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

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

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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