Job Opportunity at the University of Southampton: Senior Research Fellow

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

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

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)

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: COB 19 March 2018. UNESCO will only contact the successful bidder.

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[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 –
Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to:

[Job] Visiting Fellow (Archaeologist) at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

Archaeology Fellowship at the Nalanda Sriwijaya Centre for Southeast Asian Archaeology! Applications close 31 March 2018 – link below.

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s (ISEAS) Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) invites Archaeologists to apply for the post of: Visiting Fellow

Primary Responsibilities
Prepare and conduct the annual NSC Field School for undergraduate-level students in a Southeast Asian country.
In-charge of editing and soliciting papers for the Archaeological Report Series.
Conduct and publish original archaeological research on Southeast Asia while at NSC.
Assist NSC in the organisation and management of conferences, workshops and seminars.
Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts.

A PhD. in Archaeology.
Expertise in Southeast Asian archaeology and/or premodern history.
Experience in conducting archaeological excavations or field work in Southeast Asia.
Good organisational and student-management skills.
High level of editorial and writing skills in English.
Ability to speak a Southeast Asian language preferred.
Positive work attitude, great communication skills, and ability to work under tight schedule.

Source: Career Opportunities – ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

[Job] Visiting Professor of East or Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology

Deadline for applications 16 March 2018. Details in the link below.

The Davidson College Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in East or Southeast Asian cultural anthropology with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths and contribute to our four-field approach to the discipline.

Teaching load is five courses per year. In addition to courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will share periodic responsibility for required intro, theory, and methods courses (along with two other cultural anthropologists). Davidson emphasizes interdisciplinarity, so an ability to offer courses contributing to other majors, such as Environmental Studies, East Asian Studies, Digital Studies, etc. is a plus. In addition to teaching, the faculty member will advise and mentor undergraduates and may direct independent studies and involve students in their research.

Applications are only accepted online at (search for the position under Faculty, then Anthropology). Please submit all application materials by March 16, 2018. Candidates should initially submit a cover letter (including a list of courses the applicant would be willing to offer), CV, a teaching philosophy statement, a description of current and past research, and a diversity/ inclusivity statement. The diversity/inclusivity statement, no longer than a single page, should describe how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. We also request the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted directly for selected candidates.

Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates, an ongoing publication record, and continued research activity. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.

Source: Visiting Professor of East or Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology

Postdoctoral researcher – Archaeology of Trinil Job at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands

The focus of Naturalis is biodiversity. Naturalis, situated in Leiden the Netherlands, curates a collection of 42 million specimens; this is one of the world’s largest natural history collections. We present the history of our planet and the diversity of life on Earth with permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programmes and websites. Our research and education are maintained at a high academic level and organized in six research groups with their own expertise and focus.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center has a position for a

Postdoctoral researcher Archaeology of Trinil

The Postdoc position is available within the Vidi project of dr. Josephine Joordens, entitled “Studying Homo erectus Lifestyle and Location (SHeLL): an integrated geo-archaeological research of the hominin site Trinil on Java”. He/she will focus on setting up and conducting archaeological excavations at Trinil (Indonesia) in September 2018 and 2019, in collaboration with Indonesian archaeologists from ARKENAS, Jakarta. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for studying traces of hominin modification on fossil shells and bones from the excavations and from museum collections, and supervising master students involved in the Trinil project.

At Naturalis in Leiden, the Postdoc will work in a dedicated “Trinil Team” with the PI, a PhD student focusing on geology and dating of Trinil and another PhD student focusing on the regional geology of East Java.

General requirements and skills:
The successful candidate should have a PhD in Archaeology with:

experience in designing and managing archaeological excavations
relevant skills, e.g. Total Station, differential GPS, photogrammetry, drones etc
basic laboratory skills
affinity with geology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction and human evolution
excellent command of the English language, willingness to learn Bahasa Indonesia
excellent scientific writing skills
available to start at the latest on June 1st 2018.

What we offer
A dynamic research environment with involved research staff for supervision, a lively PhD and postdoc community, and a national and international academic network. Naturalis has well-equipped modern laboratories with highly qualified technical staff. The candidate will also be affiliated with the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University.

The successful candidate will be employed by Naturalis in Leiden with a full time position (36 hours a week) for the duration of one year, to be extended with one year after successful first year evaluation. Salary indication € 40.000,- gross per year, depending on experience. As an employee of Naturalis the Collective Employment Agreement of Dutch Museums will be applicable to you. All our employees are incorporated into a pension fund. Naturalis Biodiversity Center promotes gender equality and wants to enhance the diversity of staff members.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Josephine Joordens. Feel free to contact her with questions about this position at josephine.joordens [at]

Applicants are invited to submit their application, including a cover letter, CV (should include: (1) complete publication list number of citations, and your H-Index; (2) grants obtained; (3) teaching experience; (4) invited talks; (5) other relevant information) and the names and e-mail addresses of at least two persons that can be contacted for reference before March 1st 2018 using the ‘Go to application page’ button

Postdoctoral researcher – Archaeology of Trinil Job at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands

Source: Postdoctoral researcher – Archaeology of Trinil Job at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands

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 –