Associated Senior Lecturer in the Study of Modern South-East Asia – Lund University, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Lund University, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and for a number of years has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 41 000 students and 6 900 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies was founded in 1997 as the result of a decision made in the Swedish parliament. The Centre’s task is to develop competence in and understanding of modern societal, political and economical developments in East and South-East Asia. The Centre has an educational programme at the Masters level and undertakes research.
More information about the Centre is available on the Centre’s web site: http://www.ace.lu.se

Job specification:
The post comprises teaching and research concerning modern South-East Asia, as well as a certain amount of teaching regarding East and South-East Asia in general. The post consists of fifty percent research and fifty percent teaching, including administrative duties. The successful candidate shall undertake research that results in international publications. The successful candidate shall teach and is expected to be able to take responsibility for the development and administration of teaching programmes and courses. The post includes the organization of research activities, such as workshops and conferences, as well as outreach activities. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to strengthen contacts and cooperation between the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and other institutions at Lund University, at other Swedish universities, and universities in other countries, principally those located in East and South-East Asia.

Eligibility requirements:
To qualify for appointment as an associate senior lecturer, applicants must have been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence. Priority should be given to those who have been awarded a PhD or achieved the corresponding research competence within seven years prior to the deadline for applications.

Other requirements:

  • A PhD or corresponding foreign exam focusing upon a topic within the social sciences or a corresponding field related to one or modern countries in modern South-East Asia, or to South-East Asia in general
  • Documented pedagogical skills
  • Good knowledge of both written and spoken English

Assessment criteria:
As the position is meant to offer an opportunity for the holder to qualify for higher positions in her/his career, applicants who have completed their PhD within the past seven years will be given priority.

The criteria for assessment of applications are a good ability to develop and carry out research of high quality, together with good teaching skills. The ability to interact with society and inform others about their research and about societal developments in South-East Asia is also taken into account. A research profile that is connected with one of the Centre’s research areas is particularly desirable. Documented pedagogical skills in teaching about modern South-East Asia at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, as well as documented experience of interdisciplinary teaching are particularly desirable. Experience of course planning, examination and tutoring are other desirable qualifications. Teaching takes place in English, but certain administrative tasks require knowledge of the Swedish language. The Centre therefore expects non-Scandinavian speakers to be able quickly to learn Swedish to a high level of fluency.

Experience of activities related to research such as the organisation of workshops and conferences is another desirable qualification. Documented good collaborative skills, and experience and/or interest in conducting joint research projects are other desirable qualifications. Experience of residence at and/or international cooperation with universities in East and South-East Asia will also be taken into account. Good knowledge of a South-East Asian language will be taken into account.

Promotion:
An associated senior lecturer shall be promoted, on application, to an indefinite-term post as a senior lecturer if she/he is qualified for the post and is evaluated to be suitable in an assessment of the application in accordance with the eligibility and assessment criteria for promotion that are set up by the Faculty of Social Sciences and which are listed in the announcement/requirement profile. An associate senior lecturer may only apply for promotion once. The application shall be submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences within three and a half years of the start of the candidate’s employment.

The general assessment criterion is that the applicant must demonstrate a strong progression in her/his ability to conduct teaching and research. Other requirements for promotion are that the applicant can demonstrate:

  • Well-documented research competence that is of significance to the subject and duties of the post. This includes well-documented national and international standing as a researcher. A documented ability to publish internationally will be given special weight.
  • Well-documented teaching competence. Particular weight will be given to documented skills in conducting teaching and supervision at different levels and that quality and breadth of teaching competence has developed over time.
  • At least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Progression in academic leadership through an enhanced ability to develop, lead and implement education and research and/or demonstrated leadership/commitment to duties at the Centre.
  • Documented ability to write applications for external research funding.
  • Good ability to interact with society and inform others about research and developmental work.
  • Where appropriate, sufficient proficiency in Swedish to be able to be responsible for certain administrative duties.
  • Other personal qualities of importance — especially ability to cooperate.

Conditions:
The purpose of a position as associated senior lecturer is that the holder develops her/his independency as a researcher and teacher. The employment is temporary, set at a maximum of four years, according to the Swedish collective agreement: Lokalt kollektivavtal om meriteringsanställning — biträdande universitetslektor between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 2013-06-26.

Application procedure:
Please use the link at the bottom of the announcement to apply for the post.

The application should be written in English and follow the instructions for applications for academic posts at the Faculty of Social Sciences, see:

http://www.ace.lu.se/sites/ace.lu.se/files/anvisningar_for_ansokan_2013_10_17_eng.pdf

In addition to the documents mentioned in the application instructions, candidates shall submit a research plan for the post (maximum four pages in length).

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We welcome you to submit an application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours Full time
First day of employment 2016-08-15
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/468
Contact
  • Roger Greatrex, +46462223042
  • Monica Lindberg Falk, +46462223744
  • Marina Svensson, +46462224068
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published 12.Feb.2016
Last application date 18.Mar.2016 11:59 PM CET

Call for Papers 2016 International Burma Studies Conference: Traditions and Challenges

Call for Papers

2016 International Burma Studies Conference: Traditions and Challenges

 

October 7 – 9, 2016

Northern Illinois University

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Web announcement: www.burmaconference2016.com/call-for-papers.html

 

The Burma conference invites proposals for individual papers or entire panels. Prospective participants must submit  a title and 150 – 250 word abstract via attached Word document or pasted into an email (include name, affiliation, and contact information). Panel organizers should submit abstracts and participant information. Email to burmastudies2016@gmail.com.

 

TraNS : trans-regional and –national studies of Southeast Asia, vol. 4, no. 1 (janvier 2016)

In memoriam Nicholas Tapp 1952 – 2015 pioneer in Hmong studies

« Student mobility within Southeast Asia »

 

Sommaire :

Introduction to the issue: Student mobility within Southeast Asia by Monika Lindberg Falk, Arndt Graf

– Malaysia’s niche in international higher education: targeting Muslim-majority, Commonwealth, and less-developed countries by Arndt Graf

– “Why don’t you think of Malaysia ?” – Narratives on educational migration, emotions, and social capital among transnational students by Marie Carlson, Bengt Jacobsson

– “I can give you money but there is no use. The best thing I [can] give you is education.” Negotiating educational migration and gender in a Chinese Malaysian family by Viola Thimm

– Transnational higher education strategies into and out of Singapore: commodification and consecration by Rebecca Ye

– Going far or staying close ? Transnational mobility among Southeast Asian students in Islamic studies by Ann Kull

 

Research articles

The last “friendship” exchanges between Siam and Vietnam, 1879-1882: Siam between Vietnam and France – and beyond by Junko Koizumi

– Thailand’s Kra isthmus and elusive canal plans since the 1850’s by Stephen Dobbs

– Wind, water, and risk: shaping a transnational history of the Western North Pacific by Greg Bankoff

appel à candidatures 2016 bourses Aires culturelles – ED 286

La formation doctorale Histoire vous annonce que l’appel à candidatures  2016  bourses Aires culturelles* – ED 286  est lancé. La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 8 avril 2016.
(*) aides forfaitaires attribuées aux doctorants pour des séjours de terrain à l’étranger allant de 3 à 12 semaines.

Composition du dossier de candidature :

–  Le formulaire de candidature ci-joint dûment complété (voir doc. en PJ)
– 1 lettre de motivation avec budget prévisionnel
– 1 résumé du projet de thèse (maximum 3 pages)
– 1 plan de travail du séjour
– 1 lettre circonstanciée du directeur de thèse. Le cas échéant, 1 lettre d’invitation de l’établissement d’accueil
– 1 copie de la carte d’étudiant EHESS 2015/2016

Modalités de dépôt :

Dossier de candidature à transmettre complet au secrétariat de la formation doctorale (EHESS – Marie Calvary – bureau 704 – 190 av. de France – 75013 Paris – Email : marie.calvary@ehess.fr), par voie électronique (en un seul fichier PDF nommé  » NOM.Prénom.Aires.cultu.2016 « ) ou voie postale (1 exemplaire), au plus tard : le vendredi 8 avril 2016 dernier délai (cachet de la Poste faisant foi). Tout dossier réceptionné après cette date et/ou incomplet sera rejeté.

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus.

Les huit axes de recherche du Campus Condorcet :

– Histoire des sociétés et intelligence du contemporain ;
– Aires culturelles dans la longue durée ;
– Études du religieux ;
– Érudition, tradition textuelle et histoire des textes ;
– Arts et littératures, images, création et communication ;
– Espaces, territoires, environnement ;
– Populations, santé ;
– Économie (migrations, famille, économie et politique internationale, santé et économie, culture et économie).
Les projets de colloque ne sont pas éligibles, mais il est possible de déposer des projets de journées réunissant des enseignants chercheurs d’au moins deux établissement fondateurs du Campus (« Les ateliers Condorcet ») ou d’organiser des journées de doctorants.
La date limite est fixée au 21 avril 2016 à 12h.
Les membres fondateurs du Campus Condorcet sont l’EPHE, l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, l’EHESS, l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, l’École nationale des Chartes, l’InSHS du CNRS, l’Université Paris 13, l’Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, l’INED et la FMSH.

Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold

Agriculteurs, sols et semences dans la globalisation.

le 14 mars de 11 h à 13 h (salle 587, bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris),

La professeure Tania Murray Li de l’Université de Toronto

Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold

A central figure in the food sovereignty movement is the « middle peasant », a cautious figure who balances food with cash-crop
production, guided by a strong aversion to ecological and market risk. Drawing on long-term field research in highland Sulawesi, Indonesia,
the seminar presentation explains why farmers switched from food to mono-crop cacao production, and a stable middle peasantry did not
emerge. It outlines their reasons for the switch, their struggles to make ends meet on small plots of poor-quality land, and the rapid
polarization that soon arose. Ironically, their farm-dependence increased their vulnerability. Unlike farmers in many parts of the
world who appear to be autonomous but are actually supported by statetransfers, remittances or wage work, these farmers were on their own.
Competitive capitalist relations quickly emerged and took on anespecially virulent, almost textbook form. These relations were
compulsory. Farmers with inadequate plots of land, and newly landless highlanders, could not opt out, challenging notions of food
sovereignty framed in terms of liberal notions of choice. Even when small-scale farmers are untouched by land grabbing or corporate
schemes, as in this case, expanding their capacity to exercise control over their food, their farms and their futures is still a huge
challenge.

Tania Murray Li is Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia in the Department of Anthropology at the University of
Toronto, and author of  Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier (Duke University Press 2014), Powers of Exclusion:
Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia (with Derek Hall and Philip Hirsch, NUS Press, 2011), and The Will to Improve: Governmentality,
Development, and the Practice of Politics (Duke, 2007).

« Luang Prabang au début du XXe siècle. Témoignages photographiques », exposition en ligne sur le site de la Photothèque de l’EFEO

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Luang Prabang au début du 20e siècle, témoignages photographiques

Cette exposition a été présentée par Christine Hawixbrock à l’Institut français du Laos en décembre 2015 à l’occasion de la commémoration des 20 ans de l’inscription de Luang Prabang sur la liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’humanité de l’UNESCO.
A voir sur : http://collection.efeo.fr/ws/web/app/collection/expo/39

“Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period”, 6 mars – 6 mai 2016, John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Fragments & Empire examines Cambodian (or Khmer) art of the Angkor Empire, which dominated much of mainland Southeast Asia from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. It includes examples of sandstone architectural fragments, ceremonial bronzes, and stoneware vessels associated with the styles of the imperial capital as well as their transmission into peripheral regions in modern-day northeastern Thailand.

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“Linguistic archaeology in Timor” by Juliette Huber, 17 Mars 2016, KITLV

HuberTimor is an island of hybridity. Its people are not only divided by a national frontier, but also by a deeper linguistic divide: in Timor, unlike most other places in eastern Indonesia, speakers of Papuan languages live cheek by jowl with speakers of Austronesian languages. It remains a mystery how this situation came into existence. The conventional understanding of Indonesian prehistory states that Austronesian speakers gradually overwhelmed pre-existing populations of Papuan-speaking hunter-gatherers when they arrived in the region. However, on the basis of anthropological patterns, McWilliam (2007) suggests that the reverse took place in Timor and that Papuan languages arrived on the island after the Austronesian languages.

In this talk, Huber aims to show how linguistics can contribute to our understanding of the (pre-)historic interactions between the Austronesian and Papuan-speaking populations of the island. Huber focuses on the eastern tip of East Timor, where three of the island’s four Papuan languages are clustered, and report on ongoing research using two types of linguistic evidence, namely a) a study of place name etymologies, and b) a linguistic reconstruction of proto-Eastern Timor, the ancestor of the three Papuan languages spoken there today.

 

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“Collecting European and Asian Art Objects in 17th- and 18th-Century Batavia”by Michael North, 4 mars 2016, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Berkeley

The visual documents of the Dutch presence in Southeast Asia have not been much studied, although the Dutch East India Company (VOC) has long attracted the attention of scholarship. Important publications have also appeared on the trade, shipping, institutional organization, and administration of the VOC. Much has also been learned about the VOC and Dutch colonial societies. In contrast, the role of the VOC in cultural history and especially in the history of visual and material culture has not yet attracted comparable interest.
This talk will focus therefore on the role and function of art in Batavia, one of the settlements and factories of the Dutch East India Company in Asia. It will demonstrate that many varieties existed in the forms of cultural exchange. The collections of the VOC representatives and merchants here were shaped by Dutch standards of taste, but also contained such local artistic production as Moorish drawings, Chinese pictures and Japanese lacquer works. By including Chinese and indigenous households in Southeast Asia, the talk will also offer insights into the mediating processes between the different ethnicities and cultures in the settlement.

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