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Career Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following positions:

(1) Head, Administration

The Institute is looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and dynamic professional to lead, coordinate and supervise the Unit’s administrative, personnel, finance, logistic and events management functions, and support the Director in all administrative matters pertaining to the research programmes and activities of the Institute as the leading regional research institution on Southeast Asian studies. In addition, the job holder oversee the functions and activities of the Public Affairs and IT Units.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee the administrative, personnel, and finance functions
  • Serve as Secretary of ISEAS Board of Trustees and various Committees formed under the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Act
  • Prepare and submit requests for funding to the Ministries and funding agencies according to the Institute’s requirements. Scrutinize and monitor funding and expenditure for various research projects and activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee external audit, ISEAS Scholarships, and ISEAS Annual Report
  • Serves as the Quality Service Manager of the Institute

Requirements:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or any related fields. Relevant professional certifications in HR will be an advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional working experience preferably in a public sector environment
  • Strong understanding on public sector standards, best practices and emerging trends
  • Good leadership, managerial, interpersonal and project management skills

Remunerations and benefits will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested and eligible persons are requested to send their biodata and relevant supporting documents to:

Senior Manager (Human Resource)
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: 67780955
Email: positions@iseas.edu.sg
Closing Date: 28 February 2018
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)



(2) Research Officer

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide research support to the Institute’s Indonesia Studies Programme (ISP) and its researchers
  • Undertake analytical research on Indonesian domestic politics, culture and society.
  • Undertake translation work involving Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Publish findings in a range of outlets provided by ISEAS, in the form of e-publications, and book chapters
  • Assist in the organization and management of conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Assist in the editorial management of ISP’s publications
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially Southeast Asia studies, political science/government, sociology, anthropology, geography and urban studies)
  • Native or near-native competency in Bahasa Indonesia and the ability to work on primary materials in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Experience with conducting social research in Indonesia
  • Good analytical skills with an aptitude for social research
  • Good communication, writing and editorial skills in English
  • Relevant working experience in research-oriented departments/organisations would be an advantage
  • Positive work attitude and ability to work under tight schedule

A remuneration package commensurate with experience and ability will be provided. Those interested are invited to send an updated CV and a covering letter to:

Senior Manager (Human Resource)
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: 67780955
Email: positions@iseas.edu.sg
Closing Date: 16 March 2018
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)


(3) 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. 

Responsibilities
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).

Application
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)


(4) Visiting Fellowships
in Indonesia Studies

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

  • The dynamics of Indonesian domestic politics and elections
  • The evolving role of the military in post-1998 Indonesia
  • Urbanization, decentralization and socio-political change in Indonesia
  • 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 2013, 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 2019 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia 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:

  • 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, Working Papers, academic journals and books.
  • 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:
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • Research Statement (elaborating on what you think are the key questions to be examined in Indonesia for the next 2-3 years; 300-500 words)
  • Research Plan (for one or two projects; each plan should address the research question, methodology and timeline; 3 pages each, double-spaced)
  • Dissertation abstract and table of contents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation (sealed and signed; original copy only)

Enquiries: Please contact Senior Manager Human Resources (positions@iseas.edu.sg).
Please send application package by 30 March 2018 to:

Senior Manager (Human Resource)
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: 67780955
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

(5) Visiting Fellow

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.

Requirements

  • 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.

A remuneration package commensurate with experience and ability will be provided. Contract for two years with option for renewal. Those interested are invited to submit a cover letter; updated CV; research proposal; two sample writings; and two reference letters to: 

Senior Manager (Human Resource)
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: 67780955
Or email to positions@iseas.edu.sg 
Closing Date: 31 March 2018
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)