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Career Opportunities

Applications are invited for:


(1) Visiting Fellowships
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore pursues research on premodern interactions between Asian societies and civilisations. NSC is now accepting Visiting Fellowship applications from scholars of all ranks who wish to undertake research in two areas:

1. Extra-regional linkages and networks: Focus on premodern maritime history, trade routes and economic links between Southeast Asia and China or India.
2. Intra-regional linkages and networks: Focus on premodern flows of economic activity, power, language, culture and religion within the Southeast Asian region.

The Visiting Fellowship will be for one year, with a possibility for extension. 

Successful applicants are expected to complete a paper based on their research for the peer-reviewed NSC Working Paper series or Archaeology Report Series; contribute short articles to NSC Highlights; give a public seminar in ISEAS; and contribute administratively to NSC and assist in developing NSC’s publications series where possible.

Fellowship Benefits
Successful applicants will receive a monthly (all-inclusive) stipend that is commensurate with his/her rank and experience. A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore will also be provided (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research proposal of not more than five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, projected timeline of research, and output. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2018. The search will continue until appointments are made. Applications should be sent to the following address:

ATTN: Visiting Fellow Applications
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

Email: positions@iseas.edu.sg
Enquiries: Please contact Senior Manager (Human Resource) at positions@iseas.edu.sg
For more information on NSC please visit our page
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

(2) Visiting Fellowships
in Thailand Studies

The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Thailand Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes.

1. Prospects for Thai politics under the country’s 2017 constitution and following anticipated elections.
2. Political identities and Thailand’s socio-economic order.
3. Military roles in Thai politics and visions for the country.
4. Societal, institutional, bureaucratic and military adjustments to the new reign.
5. Issues in industrial and innovation policy, state enterprises and the financial system, agriculture and national resources, transport and infrastructure, or demography salient to Thailand’s medium- and long-term future.

Other Requirements
1. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially economics, political science, sociology, anthropology). Successful applicants are expected to start on or after 30 September 2018 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.
2. Fluency in English and an ability to conduct research in Thai, along with good communication, networking and interpersonal skills.

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:
1. Monitor economic, political and/or social cultural trends in Thailand.
2. Write for a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS e-publications, Working Papers, academic journals and books.
3. 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 and non-PRs only).
- The fellowship term varies between 3 months and one year, with possible extension.

Please submit one original and one copy of a complete application consisting of the following:
1. Cover letter (1 page)
2. Research Statement (elaborating on what you think are the key questions to be examined in the study of Thailand; 300-500 words)
3. Research Plan (for one or two projects; each plan should address the research question, methodology and timeline; 3 pages each, double-spaced)
4. Dissertation abstract and table of contents
5. Curriculum vitae
6. 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)
7. Two letters of recommendation (sealed and signed; original copy only)

Please send application package by 15 June 2018 to:

ATTN: Senior Manager (HR) 
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

Email: positions@iseas.edu.sg
Enquiries: Please contact Senior Manager (Human Resource) at positions@iseas.edu.sg
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)