National Museum of the Philippines is Hiring

Positions available at the National Museum of the Philippines, including the Archaeology Division:

We have 51 full time positions open for permanent hiring and these are advertised in our website, the Civil Service website and in JobStreet Philippines. The deadline for submission of applications is on or before September 29. Most positions require civil service eligibility, an inclination for museum work and other proofs of qualifications. Please refer to the advertised posts.

Job vacancies are for the Archaeology Division, Architectural Arts and Built Heritage Division, Botany and National Herbarium Division, Cultural Properties Regulation Division, Ethnology Division, Fine Arts Division, Geology and Paleontology Division, Human Resource Management Division, Museum Services Division, and Zoology Division.

The approval from the government through the Department of Budget and Management for the reorganization of the National Museum took place last year and included 235 new positions – an unprecedented development in the history of the National Museum and the Civil Service of the Philippines. This has meant upgrading the capabilities of the NM with higher entry levels, better qualifications and more management. This progress has meant improved systems in the protection and promotion of our national patrimony.

For more information, please email For brief queries you may phone (02) 527 6621 Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 noon and 1-5 pm.

[Job] Professor in Archaeology – The University Of Papua New Guinea

Job opportunity at the University of Papua New Guinea. Closing date is 23 June 2017

As part of the new directional change in the strand and the School, we seek to appoint a Professor in Anthropology/Sociology/Archaeology that is well placed to lead the team of academics to implement and achieve the designed outcomes of the restructure of the University. The Professor will provide both academic and administrative leadership in the school. The appointee is expected to provide strong supervisory ability, planning, organizing, influencing and collaborating with staff and stakeholders with the desire to improve standards in the school and university. The professor will be committed to the vision of the school and the university and have demonstrated ability to motivate both senior and junior academics to achieve the desired outcomes of the school and the university.

The Professor is expected to exercise special responsibility in providing scholarly and general leadership in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development in the academic discipline within the school and /or other comparable organizational unit, within the university and within the community

Source: Professor in Anthropology/Sociology/Archaeology – The University Of Papua New Guinea –

Job: Faculty Position – Relationships Between China and its Neighbouring Countries – Shanghai Normal University

Faculty position available in Shanghai Normal University, open to archaeological focuses on Chinas relations with Southeast Asia. Applications close on July 12, 2017

Faculty Position – Relationships Between China and its Neighbouring Countries

The Guangqi Centre for International Scholars is a research institute affiliated with Shanghai Normal University, focusing on the application of academic research on reality. It is built to facilitate communication between Western cultures and Eastern cultures and to attract talented scholars to exchange ideas freely. The central aim is to become a well-known research institute soon.

The Guangqi Centre for International Scholars seeks a full-time scholar focused on relationships between China and its neighbouring countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Malaysia. This is a full-time academic position with a three-year renewable contract.

This position is open to scholars of all thematic interests: history, politics, archaeology, linguistics, literature, religion, anthropology, art, international relations, and other related fields.
The recruited scholars will be directly admitted by the school. They will also be able to undertake postdoctoral research on world history, Chinese history, Chinese language and literature, and more, per their interest.

Source: Faculty Position – Relationships Between China and its Neighbouring Countries – Shanghai Normal University –

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Archaeology of Early Chinese Trade Ceramics in the Western Indian Ocean at Durham University

Of possible interest to some readers, a postdoc position on Chinese ceramics at Durham University

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Archaeology of Early Chinese Trade Ceramics in the Western Indian Ocean

The purpose of this 23-month fixed term full-time PDRA post is to work alongside the Head of the Department of Archaeology (Prof. Robin Skeates), our Senior Lecturer/Associate Lecturer (Dr. Derek Kennet) and other colleagues in Durham’s Department of Archaeology in developing, undertaking and publishing collaborative research with the Palace Museum in Beijing on the archaeology of early Chinese trade ceramics. Within the contemporary context of the Chinese Belt and Road initiative, a particular focus will be on their classification, their production at kiln sites in China, their overland trade in Iran, and their maritime trade in the western Indian Ocean from the 8th to the 19th centuries.

Source: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Archaeology of Early Chinese Trade Ceramics in the Western Indian Ocean at Durham University

Job: Administrative and Project Assistant for Culture, UNESCO Jakarta

Job posting by Unesco Jakarta. Closing date is 5 June 2017.

Under the overall supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office, Jakarta, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Culture Unit, the incumbent shall serve as Administrative and Project Assistant for Culture Unit, UNESCO Office Jakarta, cluster Office for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.

Source: Administrative and Project Assistant for Culture | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

[Job] Arts and Humanities at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Closing Date is 18 June 2017

The School of Humanities and Social Science at CUHK(SZ) invites applications for a faculty position in arts and humanities at the Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor level with prospect for tenure.

Junior applicants should have (i) a PhD degree (by the time of reporting duty) in the areas of social science, arts and humanities; and (ii) high potential in teaching and research.

Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of courses, especially in core areas of arts and humanities. Experience in supervising postgraduate students will be favorably considered.

Candidates for the Associate or Full Professor post are expected to have demonstrated academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later subject to mutual agreement. Exceptionally, appointment with tenure can be offered forthwith to candidates of proven ability.

The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2017-18.

Source: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Arts and Humanities at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

[Job] Anthropology Lecturer, University of Washington

The University of Washington has a lecturer position open, and several faculty members are specialists in Southeast Asian archaeology. Applications close 13 April 2017.

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Source: Anthropology – Lecturer, Full-time, Competitive Recruitment (AA23136) | Academic Personnel

The British Library is looking for a new Head of Asian and African Collections

Application deadline: 30 March 2017

Head of Asian and African Collections

This opportunity is compelling and without rival. It is a strategic leadership post where you will have the opportunity to work with fascinating collections of pre-eminent national and international importance, ranging widely in format in intellectual content, and spanning some 3000 years.

Source: Head of Asian and African Collections job with Sue Hill Recruitment | Guardian Jobs

Postdoc Opportunity: Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in Vietnam

The post holder will track palaeoenvironmental change in the landscape of the Tràng An massif and its surrounding environs and
assess the impact of and potential role of human occupation and activities with respect to those changes as part of the AHRC/Xuan
Truong Enterprise funded research project Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia
(SUNDASIA). Deadline: 31 March 2017

Source: Research Fellow in Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

UNESCO Jakarta is looking for an intern

UNESCO Jakarta is looking for an intern! Applications close on 13 April 2016.

UNESCO Office Jakarta, Culture Unit, welcomes interns in the field of Culture. The purpose of the UNESCO Internship programme is to offer selected graduate and postgraduate students in the field of Culture, the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignments and to enable them to gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s mandate and programmes. The duration of an internship in UNESCO Office Jakarta generally ranges between 4 and 6 months

Full details here.