Postdoctoral fellowship: Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

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Closing date is 30 June 2018

The Centre hosts a three-month postdoctoral fellowship in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Centre hosts a three-month postdoctoral fellowship in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The three-month CMSCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History is intended to encourage outstanding early-career interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration in the broad field of modern and contemporary history. The fellow will be affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Each year, the CMSCH will select an interdisciplinary research theme and applicants will need to show that their research addresses this theme. Otherwise, there is no limit on geographical area or time period, as long as the bulk of the applicant’s research falls within the ‘modern and contemporary’ period (c.1800-present).

Source: Postdoctoral fellowship

[Job] Lecturer in Social Anthropology in SOAS

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Not archaeology but related. Social anthropology lecturer in SOAS, with a focus in SE Asia. Closing date 6 June 2018.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London invites applications for a fixed-term lectureship tenable from September 2018. You will be expected to convene and teach core theory and optional regional/thematic modules in Social/Cultural Anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and assume normal administrative tasks associated with a Lectureship including PhD supervision.

Skills and experience

You must have a PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology and a record of excellence in research in Anthropology as evidenced by high quality professional publications. We are primarily seeking a candidate with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas that would support, supplement and complement existing specialisms in the department, particularly: anthropology of development, the anthropology of migration and diaspora and the anthropology of gender. Regional interests in East Africa, West Africa, SE Asia or Japan will be preferred.

Source: Lecturer in Social Anthropology

[Job] Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Humanities at Waseda University

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Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) was established in September 2006 to enable promising and talented researchers to focus on their research activities under fixed-term contracts in a rich research environment. Around 40 researchers have been working on advanced research in a wide range of themes and with no limitation as to field of study. The Institute is currently recruiting researchers for AY2019 as detailed below.

Recruitment Fields
Fields corresponding to Humanities

Position
Assistant Professor (without tenure) or Associate Professor (without tenure)

Period of Appointment
Three years from the date of appointment.

In principle, the start date is April 1, 2019.

Application Qualifications
Persons with a doctorate. It is desirable for the doctorate to have been obtained within 10 years of April 1, 2019
Persons who expect to obtain a doctorate by April 1, 2019
Persons with scholarly attainment equivalent to persons who have obtained a doctorate as of April 1, 2019, and who have research experience at a research institution

Source: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Humanities at Waseda University

[Job]: Collections Assistant (Asian Anthropology)

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Application deadline is 10 June 2018. Details and link below.

Collections Assistant (Asian Anthropology) (Fixed Term) in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) is one of the nine University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden (UCM). It is a sub-Department of the University Department of Social Anthropology and is a key resource for University teaching and research, particularly in collaboration with the Departments of Social Anthropology and Archaeology. Its world-class collections attract visiting researchers from all over the world and it maintains an active programme of temporary exhibitions and loans to major exhibitions within the UK and internationally. MAA’s collections are Designated for their national and international importance. For further information about the Museum’s staff, collections, and programmes, see www.maa.cam.ac.uk.

The Museum has embarked on a partnership with the Cambridge Rivers Project, aimed at researching and making accessible the extensive collections of artefacts from Asia for which it cares. Approximately 80,000 artefacts, 50,000 photographs and a rich documentary archive chart Cambridge’s role in archaeological and anthropological research across the continent, from the 1880s and through the twentieth century. The stories they contain are of importance to communities, scholars and publics worldwide as well as in Britain, illuminating the diversity of human experience and creativity, as well as complex shared histories of cross-cultural encounter that MAA is committed to telling. For more information on the Cambridge Rivers Project and its activities, see www.cambridgerivers.com

To support this project, MAA is seeking to appoint a full-time Collections Assistant (Asian Anthropology) for one year to work with Senior Curator for Anthropology Dr Mark Elliott, Collections Manager for Anthropology Rachel Hand, and researchers from the Cambridge Rivers Project to document, photograph and research collections from East, Southeast and South Asia, predominantly in the anthropology collections. The role will involve facilitating research access and supporting the work of the Cambridge Rivers Project, maintaining appropriate standards of documentation and collections care, and carrying out research to improve knowledge of the collections.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of and interest in museum collections with a background in Asian anthropology, archaeology or a related discipline, and demonstrated experience of object research. Knowledge of a relevant language is desirable. S/he will have very good IT skills including spreadsheets and basic word processing and experience with collections management systems. Excellent attention to detail and very good written and verbal communication skills are essential as well as excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Source: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17533/

PhD Scholarship Opportunity – Archaeology at The Australian National University

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A PhD Scholarship opportunity in archaeology at the Australian National University, under Prof. Sue O’Connor (disclosure: my former supervisor). Deadline is 1 June 2018.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work on one of the key archaeological sites located within Australia, New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia as part of a broader goal to investigate the signature of the peopling and subsequent history of Wallacea and Sahul (Australia and New Guinea). Sites in both regions have rich archaeological assemblages beginning as early as 65,000 years ago but few have continuous occupation sequences.

Through CABAH’s Irinjili Research Training Program, the candidate will participate in regular Masterclasses, Short Courses and Thematic Workshops, to improve technical and professional skills. Please contact Professor Sue O’Connor for further information and to discuss specific projects that you may be interested in developing.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least upper second-class honours (first class honours is preferred) or equivalent, or a Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree with a significant research thesis component and/or relevant experience.

This scholarship includes paid medical and leave entitlements, travel reimbursement, and thesis reimbursement. A fee waiver may be offered for outstanding international students. The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides an additional top-up fund to support fieldwork, travel and conference attendance of $7500 plus $800 for copy editing for the period of the scholarship. Other benefits include funding for fieldwork, specialist analyses, and radiocarbon dates necessary to complete the PhD will be available through CABAH.

Source: PhD Scholarship – Archaeology at The Australian National University

Job Opportunity at the University of Southampton: Senior Research Fellow

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Research Fellow position in Maritime Archaeology for Australasia and Island Southeast Asia at the University of Southampton. Closing date is 11 May 2018, but note that this is a part-time position.

The Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology or Maritime Anthropology to work with Dr R. Helen Farr on an ERC grant. The successful candidate will have experience of maritime ethnographic research, knowledge of ethical and political guidelines for best practice for research into indigenous communities, and an interest in Australasian and Island SouthEast Asian archaeology.

Source: Job Opportunity at the University of Southampton: Senior Research Fellow

Job vacancies: two junior postdoctoral researchers – KITLV

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KITLV-KNAW aims to be a world-class research institute for the interdisciplinary study of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with a focus on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. We are looking for two junior postdoctoral researchers

The applicants:
– have research experience in the field of the humanities or social sciences, on and in Southeast Asia or the Caribbean
– have completed a PhD thesis in one of these fields no earlier than February 2016
– have published at least one article in a peer-reviewed international journal
– speak at least one of the local languages of either of these areas
– preferably have affinity with new tools and research methods in audiovisual media and/or e-humanities

During their appointment the researchers:
– will conduct research within the following research clusters: State, Violence and Citizenship or Mobility and Belonging.
– are expected to prepare a project proposal which will be submitted to an external funding agency such as a NWO/VENI or ERC grant.
– will publish their thesis and write articles to be submitted to international peer reviewed journal

Source: Job vacancies: two junior postdoctoral researchers – KITLV

Funding Opportunity: Baldwin Fellowship Funded by the National Geographic Society

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We are pleased to announce that The Leakey Foundation has partnered with the National Geographic Society to provide additional Baldwin Fellowship funding for paleoanthropology students from South, Southeast, and East Asia. This partnership will allow us to award more Baldwin Fellowships per year and will further help us provide students with the opportunity to get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology.

The countries included in this new opportunity are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source: The Leakey Foundation | Baldwin Fellows Funded by the National Geographic Society

UNESCO Vacancy: Programme Assistant in Samoa (Underwater Cultural Heritage)

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If you are a Samoan National or have a legal right to work in Samoa as per the law of the country, who is passionate and committed professional interested in administrative and programme support work of our Organization in the Pacific States, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would like to hear from you.

UNESCO is calling for consultancy to prepare a review of current Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH)-related policies/legislation and programmes/initiatives in the five countries in Micronesia.

More information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Expression of interest should contain the following information: Details regarding the consultant, including CV, referees, past experience in the area of work, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and the requirements of this consultancy; availability; detailed workplan and budget; proposed consultancy fee. The expression of interest should be sent via email to: a.takahashi@unesco.org COB 19 March 2018. UNESCO will only contact the successful bidder.

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