Visiting Fellowships, Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) Programme and Indonesia Studies Programme (ISP)
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Doctoral Fellow, Fellow, Other Professional, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Professional, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Scholar, Visiting Professor|
The Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) Programme and Indonesia Studies Programme (ISP) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invite applications for the following Visiting Fellowships.
RSCS and ISP
1. Visiting Fellow – Media, Technology and Society (6 months)
The Visiting Fellow will study the social impact and consequences of the disruptive power of digital technologies in Southeast Asian societies, with Indonesia as one of the countries for comparison. Potential research topics may include the impact of social media on the social and cultural fabric of society, the digital revolution and democratisation of information access, digital technology and its influence on collective action and behaviour and the response of governments. Ethnographic and/or comparative analyses across Southeast Asia will be preferred.
2. Visiting Fellow – Demographic Change (1 year)
The Visiting Fellow will study the realities and implications of demographic change in Southeast Asian societies, with Indonesia as one of the countries for comparison. Issues include the impact of ageing on the family and social relationships; socio-economic factors for demographic trends; the consequences on social support, health, and intergenerational exchanges. The research should be data-driven and empirically based, and the ideal candidate should have experience in executing survey projects in Southeast Asian contexts and analysing survey data.
3. Visiting Fellow – China and Mainland Southeast Asia (6 months)
The Visiting Fellow will study the social and cultural impact of Chinese capital and labour flows into the villages, towns, and cities of Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and/or Laos. This theme studies the effects of Chinese capital and labour flows on national sovereignty, local communities, and cultural identities, as well as local responses to these flows. Ethnographic and/or comparative analyses across Southeast Asia will be preferred.
4. Visiting Fellow – Decentralization and Indonesia (1 year)
The Visiting Fellow will examine the impact of decentralization on Indonesian society, which can include the relationship between the central government and regional governments, how capital is redistributed and generated across Indonesia, and how social and cultural identities have been evolving.
- Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in an area of the humanities or social sciences (especially political science/government, sociology, anthropology, demography, media studies, and science and technology studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2020 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.
- Fluency in English and at least one Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communications, networking and interpersonal skills. For position 4, fluency in Bahasa Indonesia is a must.
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:
- Monitor economic, political and/or social cultural trends in Indonesia/Southeast Asia.
- Write for a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS e-publications (Commentary, ISEAS Perspective and Trends), academic journals and books.
- Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts.
- An all-inclusive and fixed monthly stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- A monthly housing subsidy (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).
Applications should include a Cover Letter, a full CV, two Reference Letters, and a Research Plan (each plan should address the research question, methodology, timeline and expected output; 3 pages each, double-spaced). Please submit your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of "H-Net: Application for Visiting Fellowship" and indicate the position that you are applying in the email. The closing date is 14 June 2019.
|Primary Category:||Southeast Asian History / Studies