Los Angeles , October 31, 2014 / Indonesia Media
Submitted by UCLA – Center for South East Asia Studies.
1. Academic Position: South-East Asian History, Murdoch University
- Academic Position: Thai Literature, Linguistics, and/or Culture, Northern Illinois University
- Academic Position: Global Urban Immigration, University of Illinois-Chicago
- Academic Position: Asian History, Rhode Island College
- Academic Position: Transnational Environmental History, Drexel University
- Academic Position: Asian History, Yonsei University International Campus
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Asian Urbanism, Hamilton College
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Asian Migration and Diaspora, Hamilton College
- Call For Papers: Contending Modernities: Working Group on Indonesia
- Call For Papers: Chinese Natural Resource Extraction in Southeast Asia: Cooperation or Conflict?
- Call For Papers: Hmong Studies Conference
- Call For Papers: Global Asias 3
- Call For Panels: Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia
South-East Asian History
The School of Arts at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Southeast Asian History who will make a significant contribution to teaching and research, and help implement the School of Arts’ strategy of embedding Asia-related expertise throughout the School. For further information, see the Murdoch University Careers website www.murdoch.edu.au/About-us/Careers-at-Murdoch/ to download the position description and to apply. Deadline: November 21, 2014.
Thai Literature, Linguistics, and/or Culture
Northern Illinois University
Anticipated tenure-track position in Thai literature, linguistics, and/or culture. Beginning Fall 2015. Area of specialization is open, however, the successful candidate must be able to teach beginning to advanced language courses. As a research-extensive university, NIU requires evidence of a strong research program as well as excellence in teaching. The department expects the new hire to be research-active, to be interested in collaboration with colleagues and students, to be committed to student success, and to engage with students through programs such as NIU’s Research Rookie Program and to be affiliated with the Southeast Asian Studies Center.
Required Skills: Native or near-native fluency in Thai; Ph.D. in a related discipline by the time of appointment; experience in the use of technology, proficiency in different modes of teaching (online/hybrid). Preferred Skills: Ability to teach in a related field, Thai history, culture, linguistics, literature or other social sciences.
Please send your dossier (CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendations) to Dr. Katharina Barbe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to complete applications received by November 30, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution.
Global Urban Immigration
University of Illinois-Chicago
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks candidates studying the effect of migration on global cities for a tenure-track faculty position in the “Global Urban Immigration” Cluster. Topics can include the impact immigrants and immigration have on urban landscapes and culture including suburbs and new gateway cities; the aesthetics and representations of place; the creation and development of global cities; rescaling of cities and migrants; and authority and community in urban spaces, among others. Ideal candidates will be interrogating concepts of right of place, transformation of place and geographies of diversity. Scholars whose work relates to major contemporary debates on immigration with a transnational framework are strongly encouraged to apply. Departmental affiliation, including split appointments across units will be negotiable, but the candidate must be appointable in a unit (or units) within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. See the UIC careers website jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46360 for more information. Deadline: December 15, 2014.
Rhode Island College
The Department of History at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese, Japanese, and/or Southeast Asian History and the Department’s General Education offering in Asian History: Asia in the World. For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see the website employment.ric.edu/postings/1295. Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Transnational Environmental History
Req. No. 6396
The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History. The area of this position is transnational environmental history, with a preference for focus in non-U.S. settings. Relevant specializations may include (but are not limited to) histories of ecology and related natural or life sciences, energy and economy, infrastructure, environmental health and justice, and environmental policy history. See the Drexel jobs website www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1414799248734 for more information. Review of applications will begin November 24, 2014.
Yonsei University International Campus
The Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Songdo (Seoul), Korea invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Asian History. The position is open to historians specializing in any region of Asia in any period; scholars of Central, North, or Southeast Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant research contributions to their fields and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive undergraduate program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university. All instruction is in English. Interested applicants should send a short letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, writing sample, c.v., and three letters of recommendation by email email@example.com by December 15, 2014. For additional information, please contact Prof. Jesse Sloane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position to begin July 1, 2015. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to their training, teaching three courses a year. Application details are available at apply.interfolio.com/27056. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014.
Asian Migration and Diaspora
The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position to begin July 1, 2015. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to their training, teaching three courses a year. Application details are available at apply.interfolio.com/27075. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014.
Call For Papers
Contending Modernities: Working Group on Indonesia
University of Notre Dame
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Contending Modernities, an interdisciplinary initiative based at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is developing a working group on Indonesia focusing on the theme of Authority, Community and Identity. The working group will explore and analyze the relationships between the authorities, communities and identities that have shaped, and been shaped by, religious life at both the societal and state levels. The initiative invites scholars, experts and activists to submit research proposals that explore the conditions for the possibility of peaceful coexistence among diverse ethnic and religious communities in Indonesia. Researchers whose proposals are selected will form the core team of the Indonesian working group and will engage in research, conferences and the production of publications throughout the duration of the 3-year project. First meeting at Notre Dame:April 16-17, 2015. Contact: Mun’im Sirry, Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame (email@example.com). Full details for submission of a research proposal available at blogs.nd.edu/contendingmodernities/2014/10/18/call-for-research-proposals-contending-modernities-working-group-on-indonesia/.
Call For Papers
Chinese Natural Resource Extraction in Southeast Asia: Cooperation or Conflict?
May 25-26, 2015
Writers’ Workshop and Publication Project
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
Convenors: Jason Morris-Jung & Zhao Hong
ISEAS would like to invite proposals for a Writers’ Workshop and publication project on Chinese natural resource extraction in Southeast Asia. Proposals may address a) Challenges and opportunities of Chinese natural resource extraction for regional political and economic integration both with and within Southeast Asia, b) Responsiveness and adaptability among Chinese firms to diverse economic, political and socio-cultural contexts of resource extraction in Southeast Asia, c) Diverse forms of local-level cooperation, contestation or other forms of confronting Chinese resource extraction projects, d) Nationalist discourses and racialized politics (re)emerging in Southeast Asian countries through Chinese resource extraction projects. The main purpose of the Workshop will be for participating writers to discuss and provide constructive feedback on each other’s paper. Selected candidates will be expected to participate in the full project all the way to publication. A limited Travel Fund will be available to support travel costs for participants. Applicants seeking travel cost support should include a brief statement of need in their application materials. While attending the Writers’ Workshop, ISEAS will cover costs for two nights of accommodation in Singapore, and meals during the workshop sessions. Applications should be sent by email China-SEAsia@iseas.edu.sg by January 15, 2015 – Abstract for proposed paper (no more than 300 words); Curriculum Vitae or short bio of relevant experience (no more than 300 words); Short statement of need and amount requested for travel support, if applicable.
Call For Papers
Hmong Studies Conference
University of Wisconsin-Madison
April 10-11, 2015
See the conference website for more details hmongstudies.wisc.edu/Conferences/spring2015hmongconinfo.htm.
Call For Papers
Global Asias 3
April 9-11, 2015
Pennsylvania State University
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias. By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas from a variety of humanistic perspectives in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history. The organizers invite proposals for specific panels and roundtables as follows, ROUNDTABLES: Colonialism, Globalization, and the Asian City; Empires and Asian Imperialism: Past and Present; Between Asia and Latin America, PANELS: Radicalism in/of Asia; Visualizing Identity; Asia in the Global Food Chain. For full details of each panel and roundtable, see call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/58910.
Call for Panels
Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia
Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen
24-26 June 2015
Food, feeding and eating activities are as old as life itself, but recently there has been a heightened interest in such issues within policy-making, international relations, and academic scholarship ranging from the bio-medical, philosophical, historical, and political to the social, cultural, economic, and religious. Food is both global and local: while foods, cuisines, recipes, people, and culinary cosmopolitanisms have been in global circuits of flows and circulations through various periods of history, the smells, sights, sounds, textures, and tastes of local foodscapes may evoke memories of ‘home’ and imaginations of travel alike. Moreover, with increasing numbers of people concentrated in large cities and urban agglomerations, the challenges of feeding people are becoming ever more complex. Against the backdrop of globalisation of Asia and Asian foods, this conference focuses on the wide-ranging aspects of production, consumption, distribution, disposal, and circulation of foods in and out of Asia.
Panel submission deadline: 15 December 2014
Please send your panel proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Web announcement: asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/adi_food_2015/cfp/
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487