[Job] Researcher, Southeast Asian history and society at Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague

Applications close on March 9, 2018:

Eligibility: The position is open to researchers with a PhD degree in Southeast Asian Studies, History and/or Social Anthropology of Southeast Asia or related fields. The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position or guarantee that they will receive it before the beginning of the position. Currently, we are NOT looking for specialists on literature or art history.

Research focus: History and social/cultural anthropology of Southeast Asia (with a preference for one or more mainland Southeast Asian countries – Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar) – premodern, modern or contemporary.

We expect candidates with experience in grant activities, a proven publishing record, an ability to work with relevant sources based on a sound knowledge of a selected Southeast Asian language and a fluent command of English as a prerequisite for both working in an international environment of the Oriental Institute as well as publishing.

Terms: The opening of the position is scheduled for June or September of 2018 (the details can be negotiated). The duration of the position is 3 years with a possibility of extension. The Institute will provide an office space, computer, proofreading services if required, library services (including a modest amount for books purchase), and funding for conference or research trips abroad. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in Oriental Institute seminars and other events. This is a non-teaching position. The selected candidate may expect a gross monthly salary of 1,300-1,500 EUR, depending on their experience. We reserve the right not to fill this position.

Application: Please submit all of the following materials:
1) CV including Publication List;
2) Project proposal: In three to five pages, double spaced 12 pt. font, please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition, please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research.
3) Writing Samples:
a. Please include a writing sample of not more than 20 pages;
b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of not more than 2 pages.
4) Two letters of Recommendation:
a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.

Deadline for applications: March 9, 2018

Notification: April/May 2018

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Dr. Tomáš Petrů – petru@orient.cas.cz
Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to: petru@orient.cas.cz

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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