Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference Announcement: Burma Studies and Thai Studies, Northern Illinois University

The International Burma Studies Conference (October 7-9, 2016) and the annual conference of the Council on Thai Studies (October 28-29, 2016) are both being held at Northern Illinois University this fall. The Thai Studies conference will feature Prof. Ora-on Poocharoen (Chiang Mai University) and Prof. Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt (UNLV) as keynote speakers.

Call for Applications: Endangered Archives Programme, The British Library

Deadline: 4 November 2016
Web announcement:

The Programme’s objectives are achieved principally by awarding grants to applicants to locate relevant endangered archival collections, where possible to arrange their transfer to a suitable local archival home, and to deposit digital copies with local institutions and the British Library. The digital collections received by the British Library are made available on the Programme’s website for all to access, with currently over 4 million images from 144 projects online. Pilot projects are particularly welcomed, to investigate the survival of archival collections on a particular subject, in a discrete region, or in a specific format, and the feasibility of their recovery.

To be considered for funding under the Programme, the archival material should relate to a ‘pre-modern' period of a society's history. There is no prescriptive definition of this, but it may typically mean, for instance, any period before industrialisation. The relevant time period will therefore vary according to the society.

This year as well as having a downloadable application on the EAP website, we are also offering an online application form  

Call for Papers: Workshop on National Imaginations in Southeast Asian Art

ISEAS, Singapore
January 20, 2017

Deadline: October 31, 2016

This one-day workshop comes at a time when 'national art' is being redefined while more public and private institutions in the region are erected to re-imagine the narratives of nationhood. Whether through modern or contemporary art which interrogates the consequences of global capitalism, scholars are invited to explore how art is deployed either as a coalescing force for the imagination of the nation or a critical expression of its flaws and strains.

Academic Position: International Relations/Comparative Politics/Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University

Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Department of Political Science and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipate hiring a tenure-track position in comparative politics (CP) or international relations (IR), open to all ranks, beginning August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will teach classes and conduct research, in either CP or IR, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. If the candidate’s first field of study is CP it is preferred that their second field be IR. Although the search is open to country experts from anywhere in the region preference will be given to candidates who have studied either Burma or Thailand. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative and/or qualitative methods courses at the graduate level.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and the strong likelihood of a sustained publication record are expected. A Ph.D. in political science by the time of appointment is required. The Department of Political Science offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. For more information please visit and

Applicants at the junior level must send a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, appropriate transcripts, writing samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants at the senior level must send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. All materials should be sent via email Questions about the position may be directed to Scot Schraufnagel, Political Science Chair File completion issues should be directed to April Davis at

Academic Position: Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone Literatures, Pitzer College

Deadline: October 28, 2016

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment concentrating on Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone Literatures, potentially also with secondary research and teaching interests in Indian Ocean literatures including East African, South/South-East Asian, and Middle Eastern diasporic literatures, theatre and performance studies, and critical theory.

Academic Position: Anthropology, Reed College

Deadline: October 16, 2016
Web announcement:

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in linguistic anthropology or sociocultural anthropology with a focus on Melanesia/Oceania, Southeast Asia or non-Himalayan South Asia, with research specializations in one or more of the following: kinship, ritual, myth, materiality, visual anthropology, technology, infrastructure, or extractive industries. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the November 2016 AAA convention.

Academic Position: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, University of Michigan

Deadline: October 3, 2016

The University of Michigan seeks an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American Studies with specialization in history, society, and/or culture.

Academic Position: Critical Hmong Studies, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Deadline: October 15, 2016

The university seeks a dynamic candidate whose scholarship and teaching focus on Hmong Americans and who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active scholarly program involving undergraduates.  This appointment begins August 21, 2017.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Scholar of the Humanities or Qualitative Social Sciences, SEA Language

The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language. Appointment begins August, 2017. Ph.D. required prior to start of appointment. Rank and area of specialization are open. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in a multi-disciplinary conversation about issues in trans-Asian contexts, and who have the vision and skills to build new academic programs. A tenured appointment requires a proven record of excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Salary is competitive. Qualified applicants should send a complete dossier (including letter of application, CV, and sample publication) and three letters of reference by email to

For more information:

McClarty Associates - Paid Internship Focusing on Southeast Asia

McClarty Associates seeks graduate student or undergraduate senior for a paid fall internship focusing on Southeast Asia. Applicants for the position should meet the following criteria:

The ideal candidate is an accomplished researcher, an excellent writer and is exceptionally organized, with an understanding of international politics, economics, business and culture.  He or she should have a strong background, demonstrated interest, and experience living or studying in a Southeast Asian country.  Fluency in a regional language is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities of the internship include extensive research of public policy and business issues; attending and reporting on speeches, panel discussions and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients; assisting professional staff with general office and administrative support; and a commitment to work from the beginning of September through the end of December.  A commitment to work full-time is strongly preferred. 

Interested applicants must send a detailed cover letter highlighting workday availability, relevant experience and skills; a resume; and one or two short (no more than 3 pages) writing samples demonstrating strong research and concise writing on issues related to international politics or political economy to