Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Global Exploration for Educators Organization

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs professional development travel programs designed for teachers. 

GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2015: 
India/Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bali/Lombok, Italy, Eastern Europe, Portugal/Spain, Greece, Uzbekistan, Vietnam/Cambodia, Thailand/Laos, Belize/Guatemala, Morocco (Winter and Summer), The Baltics, China, Eastern Turkey, Western Turkey, Zambia/Botswana/Namibia/South Africa, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Peruvian Andes (Summer and Spring), Peruvian Amazon, and The Galapagos Islands. The registration deadline is June 1st, but space is limited and many programs will be full well before the deadline. 

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world.  The trips are 8 to 19 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 AM-9 PM EST. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Harvard Divinity School Job Opportunity

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship in Contemporary Islamic Religion and 

Society in Southeast Asia 

November 2014

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenured appointment to the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair in Contemporary Islam. We seek a scholar whose work engages the social, intellectual, political, artistic, economic, or any other aspect of contemporary Islamic life with specialization in Southeast Asia. The candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Islamic institutions, movements, and ideas in Southeast Asia with emphasis on the 18th-century to the present. The candidate should be also conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture. Applicants should be competent in the appropriate research languages and be able to teach and advise at the doctoral and master's levels. Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School's degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race,
gender, and social location. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in the intellectual life of the Divinity School. The candidate will also teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority

Letters of nomination should be sent to: Islamic Search Committee, c/o Matthew B.Turner, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, or via email to:

A letter of application and current curriculum vitae are required of all candidates. Preference is given to online applications made at: Applications may also be submitted via postal or electronic mail to the addresses above. Review of applications will begin in December and continue throughout February 2015.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington Job Opportunity

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology with a teaching and research emphasis on the Theravada Buddhist regions of Mainland Southeast Asia. The topic of this search is open, but preference will be given to scholars whose research addresses the anthropology of health or environment. We are particularly interested in those whose work focuses on the transnational dimensions of these areas.
The University of Washington and the Department of Anthropology value colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans.
The position will begin on September 16, 2015. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may be considered. To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicants research and teaching interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) up to two course syllabi; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a brief statement on how your research, teaching, mentoring, and/or community outreach addresses diversity and encourages inclusion of individuals and groups from underrepresented backgrounds in the classroom and larger university community. Send this file to with the following subject header: UW Southeast Asia Position Your Name. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Celia Lowe, Chair, Southeast Asia Search Committee, Department of Anthropology. Applications received by January 1, 2015 are assured consideration. Questions should be directed to Dr. Celia Lowe, M32 Denny Box 353100 Seattle, Washington 981953100.
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