ISEAS recruits visiting fellows

The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Southeast Asia Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes:

i) Inter-ethnic and/or inter-religious relations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam. (More specific topics can include political Buddhism in Thailand and Myanmar, and religiosity in Vietnam.)

ii) Transnational trajectories of Islam and their influences on Malaysia and/or Indonesia.

iii) Urbanization and socio-political change in Indonesia and/or Vietnam. (More specific topics can look into the relationship between urbanization and migration, the growth of the middle class, and the impact of infrastructure-building, among others.)

iv) The political and economic roles of the Chinese in contemporary Southeast Asia.

v) The application of quantitative analysis and/or Geographic Information System to the study of social trends in Southeast Asia.
Other requirements.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 August 2011, in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially economics, political science/government, sociology, anthropology, geography and urban studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2017 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.

Fluency in English and a Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communications, networking and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities
Depending on the expertise of the candidate, he or she will be conducting one or two projects related to the themes listed above. Visiting Fellows are also expected to contribute to ISEAS in the following ways:

i) Monitor economic, political and/or social cultural trends in Southeast Asia.

ii) Write for a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS e-publications, Working Papers, academic journals and books.

iii) Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts.

Fellowship Benefits

An all-inclusive and fixed monthly stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A monthly housing subsidy (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Term of each fellowship is one year, with possible extension for another year.

Application
Please submit one original and one copy of a complete application consisting of the following:

i) Cover letter (1 page).

ii) Research Statement (elaborating on what you think are the key questions to be examined in your country or area of expertise for the next 3-5 years; 300-500 words).

iii) Research Plan (for one or two projects; each plan should address the research question, methodology and timeline; 3 pages each, double-spaced).

iv) Dissertation abstract and table of contents.

v) Curriculum vitae.

vi) Official transcript of grades and certified copy of Ph.D. degree (if degree is not in hand at time of application, a letter is needed from the thesis supervisor stating the expected date of completion).

vii) Two letters of recommendation (sealed and signed; original copy only).

Enquiries: Please contact Mr ANG Swee Loh(sweeloh@iseas.edu.sg).

Please send application package by 29 Feb 2016 to:
Mr Ang Swee Loh
Deputy Head of Administration
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified and interviews may be conducted at the upcoming Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Seattle.)

 

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