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Philadelphia Museum of Art Fellow for South Asian Reinstallation Project

Posted December 1, 2011

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an interpretive specialist with project coordination skills for the re-conceptualization, reinterpretation, and reinstallation of its galleries of Indian and Himalayan Art. This is a two-year fellowship with a possible third year renewal. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the premier art institutions of the world with more than 225,000 objects representing diverse cultures. The Fellow will have access to the relevant collections and to the Museum's library, and will partake of all the professional privileges extended to Museum staff. Some research travel may be expected.

Collaborating with a team of Museum staff, the work of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Fellow will result in the development of innovative practices for all aspects-content, technology, installation, engagement- of the display and interpretation of South Asian art. From research, to planning, to the production of interpretive content, to implementation, the Carpenter Fellow will be involved in the full process of renovating and reinstalling the Museum's galleries of South Asian and Himalayan Art. She/he will collaborate with and link together curators in the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art; the Museum's educators; installation designers; marketing, communications, and information technology specialists and others to evaluate current and potential visitor needs and perceptions, and to research new and established interpretive and installation strategies. In collaboration with this team, he/she will then develop the selected strategies, translating complex content into interpretive experiences in order to create galleries with multiple and multilayered opportunities for meaningful visitor engagement. Fellows will also participate in program planning and volunteer training, and may also be asked to present lectures and gallery tours. The Fellow will be located in the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art but will be jointly supervised by the heads of the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art and of the Division of Education.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to write for and communicate with broad and multiple audiences, including assorted learning styles. The ability to think innovatively and excellent time management and prioritization skills with a deadline oriented focus necessary.

Job requirements (any of the following):
  • 1+years of work experience in any type of museum plus master's level education in a relevant discipline of South Asian/Himalayan Studies (Regional Studies, Art History, History, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Folklore, etc.) and demonstrated familiarity with Museum Interpretation and/or Education.

  • 1+years of work experience in any type of museum plus master's level education in Museum Studies or Art Education plus demonstrated familiarity with the South Asian/Himalayan region

  • 3+ years of work experience in Museum Interpretation, Education, or Exhibition (any type of museum) plus demonstrated familiarity with the South Asian/Himalayan region

Applications must include the following material:
  • A cover letter outlining the candidate's interest in and qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
  • A writing sample or sample of a completed project that includes writing.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below:
      Greer Diefenderfer
      Human Resources
      Philadelphia Museum of Art
      P.O. Box 7646
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

Application materials (with the exception recommendation letters) should be submitted via the Museum's job opportunities page at http://www.philamuseum.org/jobs by February 15, 2012. Search will remain active until position is filled. Fellowship will begin as soon as possible pending candidate availability.

Postdoctoral Fellow in State and Democracy in Modern India

[See full notice in the Chronicle of Higher Education at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000689897-01/.]

Institution: Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Goettingen University
Posted: August 19, 2011
Location: Germany
Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/131257.html
Application Deadline: October 15, 2011
Category: Anthropology/ archaeology, Ethnic/ multicultural studies, History, and 3 more...
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen is currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in State and Democracy in Modern India The position will start on 1 April 2012 or thereafter. We offer a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility for renewal contingent upon the availability of funding. In addition to pursuing a postdoctoral research project, the fellow will assist in the design and organization of international conferences on state and democracy in modern India, and in the teaching of politics courses at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies. The scholar will be based at the University of Gottingen in Germany.

Applicants must have a PhD in Political Science or in allied fields including History, Anthropology, Sociology and Media Studies. Applications from scholars representing all subfields in the study of Indian politics are welcome; preference will be given to candidates whose research and writing addresses one or more of the following topics: economic liberalization/capitalist transformation and democratic politics; media and politics; middle class politics; social movements, civil society and political society; postcolonial nationalism; postcolonial state formation and transformation. Candidates with comparative and historical interests are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants from all countries are encouraged. English proficiency is expected; German proficiency is an asset.

Director General, National Museum, New Delhi, India

Posted January 18, 2011

The Search-cum-Selection Committee invites applications for the post of Director General of the National Museum in New Delhi. It is a full-time position with a three-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance. Closing Date: February 14, 2011

Please see the attached PDF file for complete details and application instructions.

7 temporary research positions as assistant professor at Ghent University

Posted 12-16-2010

UNIVERSITEIT GENT- Ghent University

Vacancies (unofficial version, for official version, in dutch, see: http://www.ugent.be/nl/nieuwsagenda/vacatures/aap)
For more information, contact Ev.DeClercq@UGent.be

Assistant professor positions - deadline 10th of January 2011

The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy offers the following positions. These positions are temporary for a duration of three years.

Seven full-time assistant professor positions at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (tel.:09/264.39.30) – salary at 100%: min. € 29 069,73 – max. € 45 317,25 (payable at 151,57%)

Profile of the candidate
  • at the time of submission the candidate should hold the degree of Doctor in one of the study areas of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy: Philosophy and Ethics, Language and Literature, History, Archeology and Art History, the mixed area of Languages and Cultures and/or Comparative Cultural Sciences.
  • the candidate should have carried out outstanding scientific research in the field of study concerned, that is proven by at least 4 publications in the form of (co-) authorship of articles mentioned in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index, or the Science Citation Index or in the form of (co-) authorship of a book, published in an international publishing house and mentioned in the list of Ghent University's Research Board). You may also receive this list from the Dean's Office from Ms. Annelies Lefebvre (mailto:annelies.lefebvre@ugent.be; tel.: 09/264.39.31) or Ms. Vicky Vandenbogaerde (vicky.vandenbogaerde@ugent.be; tel.: 09/264.39.33);
  • papers presented at academic conferences are commende;
  • the candidate should possess the necessary didactic, organisational and communicative skills to support and guide doctoral students (f.i. in the frame of a Doctoral school);
  • the application must be accompanied by: a (fased) publication plan in view of the optimalisation of the research output.

Content of the position
  • procuring research output and support
  • cooperation in courses at MA-level
  • academic service
  • at least 90% of the time must be spent on research

The applications, with curriculum vitae and copies of the relevant diplomas, must be sent by registered post to the Department of Personnel and Organisation of Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25 – 9000 Gent, Belgium. The deadline for application is 10th of January 2011.

3-year position as librarian in the field of Indian and Tibetan Studies

Posted 12-15-2010

Fakultät: Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Department: Asien-Afrika-Institut
Seminar/Institut: Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets

Ab 01.03.2011 ist die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters der Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L mit der vollen regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit (39 Stunden wöchentlich) zu besetzen.

Das Vertragsverhältnis soll auf drei Jahre bis zum 28.02.2014 befristet werden.* Die Befristung des Vertrages erfolgt auf der Grundlage von § 2 Abs. 1 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz.

Die Stelle ist teilzeitgeeignet.

Die Universität strebt die Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen am wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Frauen werden im Sinne des Hamburgischen Gleichstellungsgesetzes bei gleicher Qualifikation vor-rangig berücksichtigt.

Aufgaben:
Zu den Aufgaben einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbei-ters gehören wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen vorrangig in der Forschung und der Lehre. Im Rahmen der Dienstaufgaben besteht Gelegenheit zur wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung, insbesondere zur Anfertigung einer Dissertation.
Hierfür steht mindestens ein Drittel der vereinbarten Arbeitszeit (13 Stunden pro Woche) zur Verfügung.

Aufgabengebiet:
Selbständige Betreuung der Teilbibliotheken der Indologie und Tibetologie, Kooperation im Rahmen der Fachbereichsbibliothek, 2 Semesterwochenstunden Lehre pro Jahr.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen:
Abschluss eines den Aufgaben entsprechenden Hochschulstudiums.
Nachweislich gute Kenntnisse in Sanskrit und Tibetisch.

Erwünscht sind:
Erfahrung in der bibliothekarischen Arbeit sowie die Bereitschaft, an bibliothekarischen Fortbildungen teilzunehmen und weitere fachbibliothekarisch relevante Sprachen zu erwer-ben. Hindi-Kenntnisse sind von Vorteil.

Schwerbehinderte haben Vorrang vor gesetzlich nicht bevorrechtigten Bewerberin-nen/Bewerbern gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistungen.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Bewerbungsschreiben, tabellarischer Lebenslauf, Hochschulabschluss) werden bis zum 22.01.2011 erbeten an:

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Oranskaia
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Abt. für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets Alsterterrasse 1
20354 Hamburg

Für nähere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an Dr. Karin Hörner,
+49 (0) 40 428 38 31 83, karin.hoerner@uni-hamburg.de
oder schauen Sie im Internet unter www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/Bibliothek nach.

WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR
2011 SUMMER CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Posted 12-1-2010

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from high-potential South Asian undergraduate college students for the 2010 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 13, 2011 to August 5, 2011. The WLP cultivates the South Asian American community's next generation of leaders by placing them in Congressional offices or Government Agencies for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership training curriculum. The students gain a firsthand view of the process behind creating tangible change in America. Applications are available online at www.thewlp.com. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2011.

All students who are either US citizens or legal permanent residents are encouraged to apply. Selection to the WLP is highly competitive and not limited to students pursuing majors in social sciences. The backgrounds of past participants have ranged from medical school to art and business. Interns will receive a total stipend of $1,500 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship.

The WLP has over 180 alumni who have interned for notable elected officials including Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN), and Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). The original program built a strong reputation on both the Hill and in the community and continues to receive favorable reviews from former participants. Former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) called the WLP "the best program of its kind on the Hill." The 2010 program received generous support from alumni, the community-at-large, and community organizations and corporations such as the Asian American Hotel Owners' Association and Landis-Gyr.

For more information about the program, visit the WLP's website at www.thewlp.com.

Harin J. Contractor
The Washington Leadership Program
harin@thewlp.com
770-365-1435 (mobile)
www.thewlp.com
www.facebook.com/TheWLP

Full-time Lecturer in Tamil, University of Chicago

Posted 10-20-2010

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Tamil. Appointment will be for one year, renewable for one or more multiple-year terms upon satisfactory review. The appointment is expected to start 1 July 2011. (Position and renewal are contingent upon budgetary approval.)

The Lecturer will teach a minimum of six courses per year on modern spoken and written Tamil, distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring), within the three levels of 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd/4th year Tamil. Language lecturers are also expected to work one-on-one with advanced students as the need arises as well as offer occasional Reading Courses to individual students.

M.A. or PhD preferred in a relevant Humanities discipline.

Application materials must include cover letter, CV, and two letters of support submitted as follows:
  1. Cover letter and CV must be uploaded to the Academic Careers Opportunities Website at (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu);
  2. Letters of support must be uploaded to this site before Dec 1 2010.
  3. Signed, hard copy letters of support must also be mailed, to arrive before Dec 1 2010, to:
Tamil Search, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637-1543, U.S.A.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 10, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. No application will be considered until all electronically uploaded materials, emailed materials, and paper materials are received. No applications will be considered which arrive after April 1 2011.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY (NEW BRUNSWICK)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE(S)

Posted 10-12-2010

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University (New Brunswick), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of South Asian literatures beginning Fall 2011.

Native or near-native proficiency in at least one South Asian language and a Ph.D. in hand prior to the beginning of employment are required. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications in the field; research and/or teaching experience in the literatures of Muslim South Asia will be an added advantage. The position will involve designing and teaching courses on South Asian literatures, conducting research in the area, and participating in a team-taught course on the literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The completed application, including a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample, should be mailed to:

Dr. Alamin Mazrui
Rutgers University
Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall B 309
Piscataway NJ 08854

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Oklahoma, School of International and Area Studies
Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies

Posted 9-30-2010

The University of Oklahoma’s School of International and Area Studies (SIAS) announces a search for a new faculty position in South Asian Studies, at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates from any social science and humanities discipline are encouraged to apply, and all disciplinary and theoretical approaches will be given serious consideration. A focus on India is preferred; specialists whose research focuses on South Asia will also be considered. Salary is competitive. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will be appointed to the School of International and Area Studies effective August 16, 2011.

The School of International and Area Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers seven undergraduate degrees, including a major in Asian Studies, and an MA in International Studies. The new faculty position on South Asia complements a group of 20 faculty whose research and teaching address vital themes and regions in global affairs. For more information on the program and its faculty, please visit the SIAS website at http://www.ou.edu/sias.

Applicants should send a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to South Asian Studies Search Committee Chair, School of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 729 Elm Ave., 105 Hester Hall, Norman, OK, 73019.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

See announcement at http://www.ou.edu/content/sias/home/audience_navigation/faculty_and_staff/south_asian_studies.html

Brown University Religious Studies: Position in Religions of South Asia, Hindu Traditions, Hindi & Sanskrit expertise

Posted Sept 15, 2010

BROWN UNIVERSITY's Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an open rank position to begin July 1, 2011, in the area of Religions of South Asia, with special expertise in the Hindu traditions. The Department is seeking a scholar who is engaged with the wider fields of Religious Studies and Asian Studies, including relevant theoretical approaches, and who is prepared to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who have a research competence in literary Hindi, knowledge of Sanskrit, and the ability to teach broad courses that embrace the entire history of the Hindu tradition and its interactions with other South Asian religions. The Ph.D. must be in hand before July 1, 2011.

Candidates should send a letter of application (addressing qualifications, research, and teaching interests), a curriculum vitae, and (in hard copy only) one representative writing sample or scholarly publication to the search committee. In addition, applicants at the rank of assistant professor should arrange to have three letters of reference and graduate transcripts sent. Senior applicants should send the names of at least five scholars whom the committee may contact. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2010. Please send all hard copy materials to Professor Janine Sawada, Chair, South Asian Religions Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, Box 1927, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-1927.

General inquiries and electronic materials should be addressed to Nicole Vadnais, RS Department Manager, by email (Nicole_Vadnais@brown.edu). Brown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Full-Time

Posted August 27, 2010

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the project 'Biomedical and Health Experimentation in South Asia: Critical Perspectives on collaboration, governance and competition', which is part of a research grant awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council/DfID to the University of Edinburgh (UoE) for the project.

The main aims of this research are to understand the relationships that link experimental scientific enquiry in the field of medicine and public health, the pharmaceutical industry, and developmental programmes, and to assess the developmental impact of these activities in South Asia. These activities not only have direct economic benefits and costs, but can also expose patients and other populations who might become part of these experiments to increased vulnerabilities and exploitation. By focusing on the brokering of clinical trials research and public health research activities in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the research will map the range and extent of such scientific enquiry. Through detailed case studies of particular experimental projects in these three countries the project will chart the extent of the relationships and networks (both national and transnational) involved in these activities, and analyse these through ethical, socio-anthropological, political and economic frames.

This is led by a research group at the UoE and University of Durham in the UK with Social Science Baha as the institutional partner in Nepal. Members of the research team belong to the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and the Department of Anthropology, University of Durham. The research team in Edinburgh include Prof Roger Jeffery and Dr Ian Harper, who were co-investigators on the 'Tracing Pharmaceuticals' project. The research team also includes Dr Jeevan Sharma (Tufts University), who has been working in a research programme entitled 'Aid, Conflict and Social Transformation in Nepal' since 2007. The research team in Durham include Prof Robert Simpson and Dr Salla Sariola.

The position
The successful applicant will be based at the Social Science Baha, Battisputali, Kathmandu. The post will commence as soon as possible after 1 September 2010, and will last no later than 31 August 2012.

S/he will conduct ethnographic research, supplemented with focussed interviews, into the running of clinical and public health trials in Nepal (mainly in Kathmandu). S/he will carry out fieldwork and basic qualitative data collection, transcriptions of interviews, data management through to contributing to analysis and writing up.

S/he will have a master's degree in a social science discipline and be experienced in research and writing, with sound knowledge of research methods. S/he will have some awareness of research activities in Nepal, including clinical trials, randomised control trials and other public health research in Nepal. Preferably s/he will have had experience working in either the public health and/or the social research sectors in Nepal, and have an understanding of public policy. S/he must be fluent in both spoken and written English and Nepali.

S/he will initiate research and work with other members of the research group as well as with collaborators outside of Nepal. The post will suit those looking to develop a research career in Nepal in the arena of health and/or public policy.

Duties and responsibilities
A significant amount of time for this research will be spent in the collection and management of research data. It may need some travel (up to 10 per cent) outside of Kathmandu.
The successful candidate will further
  • Work closely in coordination with Dr Ian Harper and Dr Jeevan Sharma in developing and conducting all aspects of the research;
  • Help to specify the research for Nepal, in interaction with the team from Edinburgh, Durham and other South Asian partners in India and Sri Lanka;
  • Conduct ethnographic fieldwork on the brokering of clinical trials research and public health research activities (by Contract Research Organisations [CROs], Non-Governmental Organisations [NGOs], and research collaborations of various kinds) in Nepal and map the range and extent of such scientific enquiry'
  • Partake of qualitative research and data collection relating to clinical trials, randomised control trials and other public health experiments in Nepal. This will involve undertaking ethnographic and interview-based research and data collection with a range of participants involved in these processes, including, but not limited to: government officials; researchers involved in public health trials, clinical trials and other health related experiments; representatives of international organisations; representatives of public health research organisations; representatives of hospitals/nursing homes/labs involved in clinical or public health trials; representatives of civil society, etc;
  • Record, transcribe (and where necessary translate) analyse and write up the results of the studies, in consultation with other members of the research team;
  • Prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes;
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches, including research literature, technical reports, and internal documents, as well as journal and media writings (in both Nepali and English) in Nepal;
  • Assist in the translation of taped transcripts and key documents – from Nepali to English, and vice versa – including academic/policy papers produced;
  • Collect and assist in analysing legal and policy documents relating to public health and clinical trials and review the laws as pertaining to Nepal;
  • Contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals;
  • Participate, as necessary, in workshops both in India and Edinburgh;
  • Work with and assist in the coordination of visits of any other members of the research team on visits to Nepal; and
  • Adapt, if necessary, to other dimensions of the research not specified above as the project progresses.

As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and may be amended in consultation with the post-holder. The Research Associate will be expected to develop excellent working relations with other members of SSB, and other collaborators outside of the organisation, both in Nepal, and in India and the UK.

Person specification

Knowledge Essential
  • A master's degree in any social science discipline
  • Experience in a relevant research field such as social science or health-related research in relation to public policy, research governance and ethics
  • Advanced computer skills

Desirable
  • A good knowledge of ethics and governance of public health research in Nepal and South Asia, or the ability to gain such a knowledge
  • A good working knowledge of operations and functions of clinical trials, randomised control trials and/or other public health experiments in the context of Nepal
  • Awareness of current issues in health services research
  • Awareness of current debates about research governance and ethics in relation to globalisation
  • Practical experience of working in fields such as randomised control trials, clinical trials or other public health experiments

Skills Essential
  • Experience of writing in the media and/or for an academic audience in both English and Nepali
  • An understanding of qualitative research methods with excellent skills in qualitative interviewing, management of qualitative data and qualitative data analysis

Aptitudes Essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication in both English and Nepali
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to form good working relationships with a wide range of people

Desirable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver outputs to an agreed timetable

To apply, please submit:

i. A one-page application describing your suitability for the position;
ii. A CV not exceeding two pages, with your contact telephone number;
iii. Names and addresses of two referees; and
iv. A 500-word essay on 'Ethics in medical research'

Send your application by email to: info@soscbaha.org
Application deadline: 8 September 2010 (5 pm)
Interview date: 16/17 September 2010

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

POSITION OPENING: RESEARCH MANAGER, GALLI GALLI SIM SIM

Posted July 1, 2010

GALLI GALLI SIM SIM EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE
Position Opening: Research Manager
Position start date: July 18, 2010
Send cover letter, CV, writing sample, and names of 3 references to: puja.taneja@sesameworkshopindia.org
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

BACKGROUND
Galli Galli Sim Sim is a multi platform educational initiative for children aged 3-6 and their caregivers. Galli Galli Sim Sim is based on a whole child curriculum comprising of five key areas of early childhood development – cognitive learning, social, emotional and physical development and cultural diversity.
Sesame Workshop India's mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of media to help all children understand and work towards fulfilling their highest potential.

Galli Galli Sim Sim is modeled on the world renowned television series Sesame Street. The series is the largest informal educator in the world, with localized programming in over 20 countries. Conceived in India by Indian educators, writers and researchers, it ensures that content is culturally relevant and educationally sound. The television series is exclusively distributed in India by Turner Entertainment Networks Asia and broadcast on Cartoon Network, Pogo and Doordarshan to maximize reach.

The Research Manager will work as an employee of Sesame Workshop to support activities related to development of research for content development, program monitoring and evaluation, and impact of outreach projects.

Sesame Workshop outreach projects include formative and summative research. Formative research involves testing educational materials with children and caregivers for appeal, engagement, and comprehension. This research helps guide the development of outreach materials and content, as well as delivery, and implementation strategies. Summative research evaluates the impact of project activities on caregiver knowledge and behaviors and on children's educational and developmental outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Research Manager will be reporting to the Director of Education, Research, and Outreach. The primary responsibility of the Research Manager is to oversee the summative research activities for Galli Galli Sim Sim and work with the content development team to assure the educational integrity and research foundation of the series. Sesame Workshop staff will provide orientation to the program's research model.

Research:
  1. Under the supervision of the ERO Director (in consultation with Sesame Workshop) prepare, manage, and execute the project's formative research plan and summative research studies
  2. Manage data collection, analysis, report writing, presentations and other research tasks
  3. Provide timely inputs to content production needs for research
  4. Produce and supervise staff contributions to documents and reports regarding research for use by the project and the funding agency, in particular reports of research studies and curricular activity
  5. Cooperate in publishing and presenting research findings to a range of academic and other audiences when such activities are appropriate
  6. Liaise with educational and other entities who service children (preschools, schools, Anganwadis, slum-focused NGOs, etc.) to gather support for research participants
  7. Identify and supervise field researchers and consultants, and if necessary, select and contract research firms
  8. Supervise the design and execution (by an outside firm), of summative evaluation studies (in consultation with Sesame Workshop)
  9. Deliver summative research report, and regular status reports of research activity
  10. Occasional travel to conduct training, research or present research findings

Administrative:
  1. Manage summative research portions of the project budget.
  2. Establish and maintain a relationship with producers of content to ensure effective communication and exchange of ideas
  3. Maintain effective communication with Sesame Workshop NY staff
  4. Assist the Executive Director and members of the content team in producing documents and reports for use by the project
  5. Collaborate with the Content Manager and Program Manager on managing educational content development and implementation for the project.

QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Minimum 5 years experience in social research, educational research, applied research, media research or associated fields, with at least 3 years experience in conducting and managing quantitative research for social or educational projects
  2. Experience designing and conducting research and/or working with young children is desired
  3. Post-graduate degree in Economics/Econometric, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, International Education or Social Sciences,
  4. Facility with basic software (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel) and statistical analysis software such as SPSS or SAS
  5. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to work under tight timelines
  7. Proficiency in English and in Hindi; knowledge of other Indian languages is a plus
  8. Experience managing budgets and staff
  9. Ability to work in a team
  10. Experience in working with or managing projects for market research firms in India.

Asia Society / Policy Studies (New York 2010)

Posted March 4, 2010

The Asia Society's Policy Studies Department is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges facing countries in Asia. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:

1. The linkages between environmental change and security in the Asian region, with a particular focus on food security, water security, and climate change.

2. Regional security, United States foreign policy in the region, and multilateral approaches to addressing social, political, economic, environmental and human rights issues in Asia. Countries of interest include Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Burma/Myanmar.

Responsibilities: Tracking and researching developments in Asia; writing, editing, and proofreading event/meeting summaries, briefing reports, and content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating support; assisting with department administrative and logistical duties as needed; and attending and reporting on meetings at the United Nations and at various NGOs in New York City.

Qualifications: Familiarity with global issues and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to work under tight deadlines; proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook; and flexibility with handling diverse tasks.

Schedule: Internships are non-paid positions. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 18-24 hours per week. Full-time (30-35 hours per week) commitments are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.

To apply, e-mail a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample (3-5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global Policy Studies 2010 Internship." Please indicate the days and hours you are available to work. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview.

Lindsay Hart, Program Assistant, Global Policy Studies, Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021 E-mail: policystudies@asiasociety.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Development and Communications Manager - SAYA

Posted February 18, 2010

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!)

Organization Description
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission to create social change and opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential.
It is the only organization in New York City dedicated to providing secular and comprehensive youth development services to the City's fast-growing South Asian community. With 40 full-time and part-time staff and a budget of $1.3 million, SAYA! serves over 600 low-income and immigrant youth at six locations across Queens.

Position Summary
Working closely with the Executive Director, the Manager will help SAYA! achieve financial growth and security, and work to raise the organization's profile in New York City.
The manager will develop and implement a long-term fund-raising plan to keep SAYA!'s exciting programs running and enable new programs to benefit South Asian youth. He or she will develop relationships and write grants to government agencies, foundations and corporations. In addition, he or she will expand SAYA's individual donor giving base through special events, planned giving and e-philanthropy.
He or she will also execute an effective marketing and branding strategy by expanding the organization's online presence, securing media coverage of programs and SAYA! youth, and producing effective promotional collateral.
The successful candidate is someone who can develop and maintain relationships with funders and the media, a talented writer, and is an effective project manager with a keen attention to detail. He or she is a creative thinker able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

Development
  • Work with Executive Director to develop SAYA!'s strategic fundraising & marketing goals.
  • Strengthen department's infrastructure by developing processes and practices for efficiently managing work flow.
  • Develop, write and submit winning grant proposals.
  • Monitor existing grants and produce reports.
  • Cultivate and strategically manage relationships with donors and prospective funding sources; identify new donors among individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources.
  • Manage 1-3 staff and interns.
  • Develop budgets for proposals and financial expenditure statements for funders.
Communications
  • Develop marketing and other external communications materials for multiple stakeholders, including brochures, event invites, press releases, newsletters and annual reports; maintain and update the organization's website social network tools.
  • Coordinate annual and e-philanthropy appeals, special events and organizational fundraisers.
  • Represent SAYA! at networking events and external speaking engagements, including policy forums.
  • Contribute to articles and policy-related research on South Asian youth development.
  • Work with Executive Director in managing all facets of external affairs work, as necessary including: project management, special events, preparation for Board of Directors meeting and special projects.
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, work under tight deadlines and deal with high-level pressure.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in Windows, Word, Excel, databases and internet research.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Proven commitment to and knowledge of the South Asian community and/or youth development a plus.
  • Bachelor degree and 3 to 5 years experience working in a fundraising and/or marketing environment; graduate degree a plus.
To Apply: Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and two writing samples to allison@saya.org. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered. No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible but no later than March 15, 2010.

Position available immediately.

SAYA! is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lecturer in Urdu - University of California at Berkeley

Posted February 5, 2010

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for appointment as a full-time lecturer in Urdu. The appointment will begin on 7/1/2010. The appointee will be required to teach Urdu at all levels. An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field is required. The salary will be commensurate with teaching experience. A cover letter with names and addresses of three referees, a C.V., samples of any relevant teaching materials authored by the applicant, and evaluations of past teaching should be directed to:

Chair of the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 7233 Dwinelle Hall,
Box 2540,
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720-2540.

Applications must be postmarked by 03/08/10.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Heidelberg - Assistant / Lecturer

January 21, 2010

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", University of Heidelberg is seeking to employ an Assistant / Lecturer (TV-L 13) in Buddhist Studies with an area focus on South Asia and Tibet.

The position is initially filled for three years, with optional extension. The position should be filled by 1 October 2010 latest. It is part of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global

Context: Asymmetries of Cultural Flows,” funded by the German Federal Excellence Initiative. The salary corresponds to level TVL-13 of the German public service salary scale.

The assistant / lecturer is expected to teach in the framework of bachelor and master programs (one course per semester), to support the professor for Buddhist Studies in research, teaching and supervision of students, and to assist in organizational and administrative affairs.

The successful candidate has completed (preferably with PhD) a program in Buddhist Studies with an area focus in South Asia and Tibet and has excellent command of Sanskrit and Classical Tibetan. German is not required but German language classes are available. The candidate is capable to work in a team and has didactic qualifications. Computer literacy appropriate to the field is a prerequisite.

The candidate is willing to engage with a transcultural research approach, and to actively participate in the conception of digital resources (especially terminological databases). The candidate is also willing to acquire the necessary basic technical competence for the latter, if needed.

Please submit a CV with publication list, copies of university grade transcripts and a sketch of current and future research projects (2-3 pages) preferably by email (exclusively as one PDF document, no further attachments please!) to kellner@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de or per mail to the address given below. In the latter case please only send photocopies; originals will not be returned.

Application deadline is 1 March 2010; interviews will be scheduled for the end of March or beginning of April.

Dr. Birgit Kellner
Cluster "Asia and Europe"
Buddhist Studies
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstr. 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg.

ASIA SOCIETY - SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER

January 19, 2010

Asia Society, a prestigious, global, educational and cultural non-profit with eleven centers across the United States and Asia seeks a Senior Program Officer for Policy Studies in the Global Policy Studies and Initiatives Department.

PURPOSE:

The Senior Program Officer will develop and manage the department's projects related to the regions of South and Southwest Asia, including the Iran Initiative. Additionally, s/he will be a key member of the Policy Studies team and manage task forces, working groups, roundtables, dialogues and other projects as assigned. The Senior Program Officer is a grant-funded position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and manage the Iran Initiative
  • Develop and manage task forces, roundtables, dialogues and other Policy Studies activities as assigned—current areas of focus include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma/Myanmar, water security, food security, and U.S-India cooperation on climate change
  • Oversee research in support of the Department's projects, including monitoring and analyzing external information resources
  • Manage events, conferences, meetings, and public programs, including arranging participant travel, handling catering and event-related logistics, and overseeing the marketing of public events
  • Develop and maintain relations/collaborations with policy, nongovernmental, educational, and philanthropic organizations in the U.S. and Asia in support of the Department's strategic goals
  • Manage fundraising activities, including maintaining donor relations, conducting foundation research, tracking grant reporting deadlines, and writing/developing grant proposals and reports
  • Manage and develop the Department's presence and content on the Asia Society website
  • Represent Asia Society at meetings and conferences and deliver presentations on the Department's policy projects as assigned
  • Assist the Director of Policy Studies in budgetary planning and expense control
  • Manage functions related to correspondence, acknowledgements, responding to billings, inquiries, and requests for assistance/information from the public and other entities as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Masters degree in international relations or related field preferred with high academic achievement and knowledge of current foreign policy issues
  • 4-5 years of related work experience preferred, including project planning and management
  • Background in the political, social and economic issues concerning South and Southwest Asia preferred
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills, with a strong ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong ability to interact with the public and high-level individuals and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Raiser's Edge; Image, video and audio editing experience a plus.
For benefits information go to: www.asiasociety.org/jobs.

Email cover letter and resume indicating salary expectations to: policystudiesjobs@asiasociety.org. Indicate position reference code 111 and job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEF/P) Executive Director

Posted December 7, 2009

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Director of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEF/P) located in Islamabad, Pakistan. USEF/P is a nonprofit, binational foundation established in 1950 by a binational agreement between the governments of the United States and Pakistan to promote the goals of mutual understanding. It is managed by a binational Board of Directors.

The worldwide Fulbright Program is funded by the U.S. government through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State which delegates responsibility for management of the program to the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), a U.S. presidentially appointed board, establishes worldwide policies and procedures for the Fulbright Program.

USEF/P is responsible for administering the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program and other U.S. funded educational grants in Pakistan.
USEF/Pakistan also oversees educational advising services, and assists in the promotion of U.S. higher education throughout Pakistan.

Candidates should have 8-10 years of experience in higher education, management, or related fields, in addition to a strong familiarity with international educational exchange issues. A successful candidate will have a track-record that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively in dynamic and challenging conditions, strong financial management and planning skills, expertise in program planning and management, and the ability to demonstrate an understanding of and vision for U.S. - Pakistan educational relations.

Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2010

For more information, visit the Chronicle of Higher Education at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000617959-0

LITERATURE: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE(S)

November 24, 2009

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at the School of Arts and Sciences on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position at the level of assistant or associate professor in the field of classical/modern South Asian literatures beginning Fall 2010.

Native or near-native proficiency in one South Asian language is required. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications on classical and/or modern South Asian literatures. The position will involve designing and teaching courses on South Asian literatures in translation, as well as coordinating, once in about every four years, a team-taught course on the literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Experience in teaching a South Asian language would be an added advantage.

The completed application, including a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample, should be mailed to:

Dr. Ousseina Alidou
Chair, South Asian Literature Search Committee Rutgers University Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall B 309
Piscataway NJ 08854

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2009. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sanskrit Library Assistant

November 24, 2009

The digital Sanskrit library in the Department of Classics at Brown University seeks a post-doctoral research associate for one year to assist in an NEH-funded project entitled, "Enhancing Access to Primary Cultural Heritage Materials of India." The position carries a stipend of $25,000 for one year.

The Sanskrit Library is a collaborative project to make the heritage texts of India accessible on the web. The project is building a digital Sanskrit library by integrating texts, linguistic software, and digital Sanskrit lexical sources. This year the project is making digital images of manuscripts of the Mahabharata and Bhagavatapura?a housed at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, cataloguing them, and linking them with the corresponding machine-readable texts. Extending the scope of linguistic software to these digital images serves as a pilot project to demonstrate the feasibility of doing so with manuscript images generally.

The research associate will work with the project director, software engineer, and student assistants on the following tasks:
  • to mark manuscript page boundaries in machine-readable texts
  • to develop word-spotting and automated text-image alignment techniques
  • to develop conduits for simultaneous print, PDF, and html publication of the catalogue and other documents.
The position requires advanced training in Sanskrit, academic research skills, and expertise in XML. Desirable additionally are some or all of the following: competence in the text-encoding initiative (TEI) standards, XSLT, HTML, CSS, TeX, Java, user-interface design, Perl, PhP, and server administration. The applicant is expected to be creative and to able to work individually as well as to collaborate with technical personnel.

Brown University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Apply by sending a resume, a description of your relevant experience with links to products produced, a clear indication of your role and responsibility in their production (whether you are exclusively responsible or the manner and extent of your responsibility), and the names and contact information of three references to the project director (Peter Scharf) via email (scharf@brown.edu) with the subject heading, "Sanskrit Library Assistant," by 4 December 2009.

Hindi/Urdu teaching opportunity in DC area

November 24, 2009

For information, click here.

Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies

November 16, 2009

(Humanities and Social Sciences)
The South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral positions at Yale University for AY 2010-2011. The Council expects to make up to three (3) appointments with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences; have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; names and contact information of two references. Two reference letters should be sent separately. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 and health coverage.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 5, 2010 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to barbara.papacoda@yale.edu and by airmail to the address below. Emailed reference letters from valid institutional addresses will be accepted but signed hard copies should follow the emails. PDF copies of signed reference letters may be sent by email.

Ms. Barbara Papacoda
Administrative Associate
South Asian Studies Council
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rice University

Posted October 6, 2009

Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral fellow
Main Category: South Asian Studies
Secondary Categories: Global, transnational and/or comparative studies

Position: A two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. An affiliation may be arranged in an appropriate academic department. Stipend: $40,000 per year, plus benefits, and a $2,000 allowance for travel and research.
Appointment begins July 1, 2010. Postmark deadline for applications is Friday, January 15, 2010.

Responsibilities: (1) Teaching: Two courses per academic year focused primarily on issues related to transnational circulations and/or cross-cultural comparisons; (2) Other responsibilities: play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center, participate in and support Chao Center programming, organize the Transnational Symposium; contribute to website pages to facilitate cutting-edge research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences discipline or department with a specialization in South Asia and a demonstrated teaching and research interest in transnational circulations (e.g. the movement of people, products, ideas, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia) and/or comparative studies.

Application: Overseas applicants may submit their application electronically to chaoctr@rice.edu. All other applicants are requested to mail three letters of reference, one hard copy of a writing sample (no more than 25 pages) and three hard copies of a cover letter, a current resume, a project proposal outlining what will be accomplished during your term at Rice, a course proposal, and a list of any additional references with contact information to:

Michele Verma, Ph.D.
Chao Center for Asian Studies (MS-47)
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892 USA
Email address: chaoctr@rice.edu

Specific questions may be emailed to the Assistant Director of the Chao Center, Michele Verma, Ph.D., at chaoctr@rice.edu.

About the University: Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the 62 top research institutions in North America. Its endowment per student is sixth-largest among American private research universities, and its small size (about 3,100 undergraduates) encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and professors (our median undergraduate class-size is 14). We have students from all 50 states and from 81 countries, and many of them participate in cutting-edge research guided by world class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Rice also has a major public policy organization, the James A. Baker Institute, and several highly regarded professional programs, including schools of architecture, music and business. Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Montclair State University - Assistant Professor - History Department

Posted October 2, 2009

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Subject to Available Funding
DATE September 11, 2009
TITLE/RANK Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT History
DESCRIPTION Expertise in South Asian History and Historiography. Successful candidate will teach general education, department core, and advanced level courses in field, with opportunity to define new advanced level courses. Ability to teach introductory course in Historical Research and Writing a plus. Successful candidate should also be able to work across disciplinary lines to develop articulations with other college- and university-wide programs. Involvement with off-campus institutions and organizations desirable. Excellent teaching skills and an active research agenda required, with evidence of grant seeking ability highly desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS Earned Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an active research agenda required. Willingness to provide service to the department, the university and the profession expected.

SALARY RANGE Salary dependent on qualifications.

STARTING DATE 09/01/2010

SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO (include V number): Dr. Kenneth Olenik, PAC Chair, Montclair State University, BOX 316 V-F14, Montclair, NJ 07043

APPLY BY Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Montclair State University is New Jersey's second largest and fastest growing university offering a rich array of programs to approximately 16,000 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. Montclair State offers the advantages of a large university – a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body – combined with a small college's attention to students. Characterized by a distinguished cadre of teacher-scholars, and a deep commitment to the values of multicultural diversity, Montclair State University is located 14 miles west of New York City on a beautiful 200-acre suburban campus. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at http://www.montclair.edu.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION

Yale University, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Posted September 2, 2009

Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in South Asian anthropology at the starting assistant professor level, beginning on July 1, 2010. We seek applicants with demonstrated commitment to field research whose interests will complement existing Departmental strengths. This appointment is sponsored by the Council on South Asian Studies of the MacMillan Center, and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain teaching offerings and research interests that contribute to the Coucil's programs. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and statement of research and teaching interests. Please do not send letters of references or copies of publications at this stage. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2009.

Please send applications to:

The Chair, South Asia Search Committee
Department of Anthropology, Yale University P. O. Box 208277 New Haven, CT 06520-8277

Yale University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.

Yale University, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Posted September 2, 2009

Yale University is seeking to appoint a junior political scientist with demonstrated research expertise in the study of South Asia. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. We are seeking a scholar whose primary commitment is to research-South Asia. Those who place this in comparative perspective are also welcome. Teaching responsibilities will be divided between courses in the politics of South Asia and those that contribute to the more general political science curriculum. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and especially welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars.

Applications, including a C.V., samples of scholarship, and two letters of reference, should be sent to Yale University, Department of Political Science, South Asia Search Committee, PO Box 208301, New Haven, CT 06520-8301. We will begin reviewing applications on September 21, 2009.

Asia Society / Global Policy Studies (New York, Fall 2009)

Posted August 14, 2009

The Asia Society's Global Policy Studies Department is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges faced by countries in the Asian region. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:
  1. The linkages between environmental change and security in the Asian region, with a particular focus on water and food security issues.

  2. Regional security, United States foreign policy in the region, and multilateral approaches to addressing social, political, economic, environmental and human rights issues in Asia. Countries of interest include Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Burma/Myanmar.
Responsibilities: Tracking and researching developments in Asia; writing, editing, and proofreading event/meeting summaries, briefing reports, and content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating support; assisting with department administrative and logistical duties as needed; and attending and reporting on meetings at the United Nations and at various NGOs in New York City.

Qualifications: Familiarity with global issues and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to work under tight deadlines; proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook; and flexibility with handling diverse tasks.

Schedule: Internships are non-paid positions. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 18-24 hours per week. Full-time (30-35 hours per week) commitments are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.

To apply, e-mail a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample (3-5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global Policy Studies Fall 2009 Internship." Please indicate the days and hours you are available to work. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview.

Lindsay Hart, Program Assistant, Global Policy Studies, Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021 E-mail: policystudies@asiasociety.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Assistant Professor - Southern Methodist University

Posted August 6, 2009

South Asian History (position #06063). Tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor beginning fall 2010. The Clements Department of History in Dedman College at SMU seeks a specialist in South Asian history. We will consider all time periods and research interests. Ph.D. required by August 15, 2010; teaching experience desirable; salary competitive. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Employment eligibility verification will be necessary upon appointment. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by November 1, 2009. However, the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Send credentials and three letters of recommendation to:

Kathleen Wellman, Chair
Clements Department of History
PO Box 750176
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0176

The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

DEF - Defense/Intelligence/Geopoltcl

Posted July 24, 2009

Req ID: 149607
Able to obtain security clearance: Top Secret/SCI w/ CI Polygraph
Currently possess security clearance: None
Location: Vienna, VA
% Travel: 10
Relocation: No

The Mission Integration Business Unit at SAIC currently has an opening for a Senior Cultural Analyst. In this position you will be conducting open source research and analysis on communal groups, societies, countries and regions in support of government clients including the DoD and the intelligence community. The analyst will design research projects, collect and analyze primary and secondary data sources, and author final reports and studies. The analyst will interact often with customers and other team members to determine project scope and specifications. In addition the analyst will support outreach efforts, by identifying and coordinating the participation of external subject matter experts in studies as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS:
  • Advanced degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Demography, Social Psychology, or Regional/Areas Studies required.
  • Familiarity with social science theories regarding identity and culture required.
  • Regional subject matter expertise required. Primary region of interest is Pakistan.
  • Fluency in a Foreign Language, especially languages of the primary region of interest. Level of fluency should enable applicant to conduct literature reviews and interviews with subject matter experts in regional languages and dialects.
  • Advance training in research methods and research design, including but not limited to: designing surveys and focus groups materials, designing and revising research methodology, collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data sources.
  • Experience conducting in-country field work and research, including but not limited to: coordinating and conducting in-country focus groups and survey research, conducting in-country research interviews with subject matter experts and locals, experience gathering data though participant observation.
  • Project management experience, specifically experience managing all aspects of complex research projects including but not limited to: supervising research assistants, managing financial information, responsibility for timely completion of deliverables, co-ordination with subject matter experts and managing in-country logistics.
  • Candidate must have strong research and analytical writing experience and be able to work both independently and on small teams, strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task on multiple projects is a must.
  • Position does not require a clearance, but analyst should be eligible and willing to pursue a TS/SCI should the need arise.
  • Part-time options can be discussed.
http://www.saic.com/career

Florence Tan Moeson 2010 Fellowship Program

Posted July 1, 2009

The Asian Division Friends Society announces the Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program for 2010. This Fellowship Program is made possible by a generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, for 43 years a Chinese Team cataloger in the Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress before she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to give individuals the opportunity to use the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) collections in the Library of Congress to pursue scholarly research projects. The Library's Asian collections are among the most significant outside of Asia and consist of over 2.8 million monograph, serial, newspaper, manuscript and microform titles in the vernacular languages of East, South and Southeast Asia. The Library's AAPI collection was officially launched in 2007. It contains primary resource materials including monographs, serials, government reports, newspapers, census data, photos, oral histories, sound recordings, film, and miscellaneous ephemera pertaining to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

For more details regarding this fellowship and information about past awardees, please visit the ADFS website at: www.lcasianfriends.org/fellowship. The deadline for the 2010 application season is September 30, 2009.

The Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship awards total $14,000 each year for 10 years in support of grant support for research projects employing the Asian Division's Reading Room and the Library's extensive Asian collections. The grants are awarded upon demonstration of need through a competitive process. Grants are intended to subsidize the researcher's transportation fares to and from Washington, DC, overnight accommodations and photocopying fees. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support are eligible to apply.

The Library's Asian collections began in 1869 with a gift of 10 works in 933 volumes from an emperor of China to the United States. Spanning a diversity of subjects from China, Japan, Korea, the South Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Asian Pacific American community, the Library's Asian and AAPI collections have become one of the most accessible and comprehensive sources in the world. To learn about the content of LC Asian and AAPI collections, visit the Library's Asian Division's website at: www.loc.gov/rr/asian.

Contact: Dr. Anchi Hoh, Co-Chair, Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Committee, adia@loc.gov, 202-707-5673.

Assistant Director, South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania

Posted June 26, 2009

Position Description: The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time Assistant Director. The Assistant Director works with the South Asia Center Associate Director and Center Director, organizing and coordinating events, lectures, film series, and other programs intended to inform University and non-University communities about South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan). The Assistant Director is responsible for implementation of an outreach program which demonstrates a significant and measurable regional and national impact of, and faculty and professional school involvement in, domestic outreach activities that involve-- (1) Elementary and secondary schools; (2) Postsecondary institutions; and (3) Business, media, and the general public. Duties include strengthening present and forging new partnerships with the Center's outreach constituencies, particularly schools and teachers in the region; working closely with the other Title VI Centers at Penn and nationally on collaborative outreach projects; and developing new content for the Center website. The Assistant Director is also responsible for publishing a semi-annual newsletter and developing promotional materials and communications for the South Asia Center and its activities.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree required, Master's preferred; minimum 3 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education & experience; extensive knowledge about South Asia required; commitment to work together with the Associate Director and Center Director on program design; demonstrated ability to work with limited resources & support; demonstrated excellent communications, interpersonal & organizational skills; must be willing to travel locally; must be willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Experience with website development and desktop publishing software required.

Hours/funding: This is a Grade 25, 35-hour per week, full-time position. Salary for the position is funded by a grant, therefore, the position is also contingent on the continued receipt of these grant funds. Currently the position is funded through August 15, 2010.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply through the Penn jobs web site: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1246033047248 (reference number 090626761) and also send resume & cover letter to Jody Chavez, Associate Director, at jchavez@sas.upenn.edu.

Indicorps Staff Opportunities

Posted June 17, 2009

Indicorps is always seeking passionate people to help Indicorps grow its efforts to create ways for Indians to contribute to India. Staff members help promote Indicorps' diverse efforts in inspiring civic responsibility and mobilizing persons of Indian origin around the world to give back to India with their time and skills.

Currently, the organization is run by a handful of full-time staff members and a few highly dedicated, unpaid volunteers.  In a continued effort to grow and remain innovative, Indicorps seeks to expand its in-country team with passionate people who are committed to service and India.  Staff members will take an active role in supporting and managing a meaningful, high-quality service program. Ideal applicants will be dynamic, forward-thinking and eager to contribute.

Indicorps is currently seeking staff for the following roles:
  • Fellowship Program Manager
  • Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Alumni Association Manager
  • Project Development Manager
  • Project Development Coordinator
  • Website and Technology Manager
Please scroll down to read about the key roles, responsibilities and background required for each.  All positions are based at the Indicorps office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Certain positions may require extensive travel within India.

Indicorps staff members are dedicated to investing in youth and providing them meaningful opportunities to serve in India.  To be a successful member of our team, you should:

Be an innovative and creative thinker – come from a space of understanding, try new approaches and inspire others to do so Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization Work well independently as well as part of a team Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Indicorps is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedure

To apply for one of the staff roles, please complete the online Staff Application (http://survey.indicorps.org/public/survey.php?name=Staff_Q5). Upon successfully submitting your application online, please send your resume or CV to hr@indicorps.org .

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Positions will remain open until filled.


Fellowship Program Manager

Indicorps seeks a Fellowship Program Manager (Manager) who will serve as the backbone of the Aug '09 fellowship support team. The Fellowship Manager will lead and work alongside a team of 2-3 Fellowship Program Coordinators (Coordinators) who will provide support and guidance to Indicorps fellows on project and personal challenges in the field. The Manager will guide the Fellowship support team and the fellows in the field to be their best and push themselves to be community leaders. The Manager will also ensure regular communications with fellows and NGO partners.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to):

Lead a team of 2-3 Coordinators to provide effective support and guidance to fellows Lead weekly Fellowship Support meetings to track overall progress of fellows and analyze trends Lead weekly meetings with team members to ensure they are meeting their goals related to Fellowship Support and their secondary project Ensure the team is maintaining strong communications with NGO partners Provide regular mentoring to 2-3 fellow teams, via phone calls and field visits Track fellow project progress via bi-weekly documentation Collectively strategize on how to best support the development of fellows & projects Identify resources and best practices to help fellows move forward in projects Liaise with alumni for direct mentorship to fellows and for other support functions Support the creation of bi-monthly fellow leadership workshops Support outreach and selection for future Indicorps fellowship programs Help create and lead orientations for new fellowship classes, internship programs and other Indicorps programs Improve Indicorps processes and programs based on field experiences Provide administrative and logistical support for the fellowship program Assist with other Indicorps programs (i.e. Young Professionals' Initiative)

Qualifications

Required:

College/university degree and 2-3 years work experience (required) 2-3 years of experience working in a community organization or NGO Prior experience coaching or mentoring juniors or peers in an organization An understanding of grassroots development and its challenges Strong communications, conflict-resolution and human support skills Fluency in English and an Indian language Ability to understand and motivate people Strong attention to detail and ability to produce high-quality work under limited guidance Self-driven and able to initiative and launch new ideas Patient, caring, mature, ability to stay level-headed during crises An intuitive sense of service and dedication to investing in youth
vPreferred Experience and Skills:

Prior experience working in India and with Indicorps' service philosophy Prior experience or interest in personal development and leadership training Effective in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Ability to juggle multiple priorities and take initiative Ability to identify potential problems and devise creative solutions to achieve program goals


Fellowship Program Coordinator

Indicorps seeks several Fellowship Program Coordinators who will support both the projects and the fellows' development as community leaders.  Coordinators must be able to challenge and support fellows in their mission to contribute 100% of their efforts to India's development.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to):

Provide regular mentoring to fellows, via phone calls and field visits, on project and personal challenges Track fellow project progress (via bi-weekly documentation) Collectively strategize on challenging fellows to be their best Identify resources and best practices to help fellows move forward in projects Maintain strong relationships with Indicorps' NGO partners Support the creation of bi-monthly fellow leadership workshops Support outreach and selection for future Indicorps fellowship programs Help create and lead orientations for new fellowship classes, internship programs and other Indicorps programs Improve Indicorps processes and programs based on field experiences Provide administrative and logistical support for the fellowship program Assist with other Indicorps programs (i.e. Young Professionals' Initiative)

Qualifications

Required:

College/university degree and 2-3 years work experience 2-3 years of experience working in a community organization or NGO Experience coaching or mentoring in an organization An understanding of grassroots development and its challenges An intuitive sense of service Strong communications, conflict-resolution and human support skills Fluency in English and preferably one Indian language Ability to understand and motivate people Patient, caring, resourceful and self-motivated

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Prior experience or interest in personal development and leadership training Effective in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Proven ability to stay poised and level-headed during crises Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Ability to juggle multiple priorities and take initiative Ability to identify potential problems and devise creative solutions to achieve program goals


Alumni Association Manager

Indicorps seeks an Alumni Association (AA) Manager to launch an exciting new Alumni Association for Indicorps' alumni members. The AA Manager will strategically develop the structure of the organization with the support of alumni. With more than 100 alumni in the U.S., India, U.K., Canada and other countries, Indicorps has a critical mass of individuals dedicated to service to India.  The mission of the Alumni Association will be to support alum in providing a forum for continued learning and community service.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to):

Build an overarching structure for an Alumni Association in line with the Indicorps mission Assist with creating a new web platform through Facebook, MySpace, or an internal website, that will encourage alumni to stay engaged and updated about Indicorps Organize regular conference calls with alumni (to discuss development of Association) Coordinate alumni involvement in Fellowship outreach, recruitment and selection Coordinating annual Alumni Retreats in the U.S. with alumni support Design a 'Leadership Weekend' for alumni in Fall 2009 that focuses on continued leadership development in social service Create, administer, and analyze an alumni survey to assess the long-term impact of the fellowship in building leadership as we approach our 10th fellowship class Maintain a current database of alumni

Qualifications

Required:

College/university degree and 2-3 years work experience Prior knowledge of or interest in creating an Alumni Association for an academic institution, organization or fellowship a strong plus Prior leadership experience with proven ability to multi-task Excellent communication and relationship-building skills Attention to detail, knowledge of new media and its use in facilitating effective engagement Knowledge of or experience with putting together conferences, workshops or leadership activities for youth Ability to inspire others to become more effectively involved in their communities Creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about facilitating meaningful leadership

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Effective in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Ability to juggle multiple priorities and take initiative Ability to identify potential problems and devise creative solutions to achieve program goals


Project Development Manager

Indicorps seeks a knowledgeable Project Development Manager to lead the project development team that will develop partnerships for Indicorps' January 2010, August 2010 and future Fellowship classes. The Project Development Manager will be responsible for developing a strategic vision for Indicorps' project development goals, future Fellowship classes, and Indicorps' larger contribution to India's development sector.  This position is based in the Ahmedabad, Gujarat office, but will require extensive travel around India via train and bus.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to): Contribute to Indicorps' global strategy for project development and overall impact on the NGO sector in India Lead a team of 2-3 other staff members to assess viability of potential partners, create detailed travel itineraries to maximize time in the field, and determine projects for each Fellowship cycle Actively research and seek out partnerships with key stakeholders in the NGO, government and private sectors Visit partner sites to understand philosophy, field activities and willingness to invest in young people Act as a thoughtful spokesperson for Indicorps at partner sites Create sustainable projects in accordance with partner needs, the Indicorps philosophy and our potential to contribute Train project development team and other volunteers in the art of project creation Oversee writing and editing of project opportunities for each Fellowship cycle Develop and  maintain a high-level of communication and partnership with partners Identify and realize opportunities for growth, innovation and collaboration Prioritize opportunities and strategically plan ahead for the next Fellowship cycle

Qualifications

Required:

College/university degree with a minimum of 2-3 years experience supporting/managing large-scale processes and/or projects, preferably with an NGO A broad understanding of the development sector in India, with a strong interest in learning more and making a meaningful contribution Strong project management skills; organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, accurate and efficient with a demonstrated work ethic Maturity to build relationships with a broad range of staff, both at Indicorps and with partners, and confidently and respectfully make decisions and implement changes Experience successfully collaborating with partners to achieve results despite conflicting demands or priorities Capability to manage and motivate team members to accomplish objectives Excellent abilities to work independently and with minimal and/or remote guidance, particularly while traveling Proven track record in performing multiple tasks and performing under pressure of deadlines Ability to serve as a persuasive, thoughtful, and charismatic spokesperson Highly articulate with exceptionally strong written, editorial and verbal skills Fluent in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excellent command of English and fluency in at least one Indian language

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Effective in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Proven ability to stay poised and level-headed during crises Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Ability to juggle multiple priorities and take initiative Ability to identify potential problems and devise creative solutions to achieve program goals


Project Development Coordinator

Indicorps seeks 2-3 enthusiastic, creative Project Development Coordinators to join the Project Development Team.  Each coordinator will be responsible for managing a portfolio of partnerships, either based on region or issue area.  The Project Development Team will develop partnerships for Indicorps' January 2010, August 2010 and onward Fellowship classes.   This position is based in the Ahmedabad, Gujarat office, but will require extensive travel around India via train and bus.  Project Development Coordinators will report to the Project Development Manager.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to):

Actively participate in Indicorps' global strategy for project development Manage a portfolio of projects and act as the primary liaison between the partner and Indicorps Collaborate on a team of 2-3 other staff members to assess viability of potential partners and determine projects for each Fellowship cycle Actively research and seek out partnerships with key stakeholders in the NGO, government, and private sectors Visit partner sites to understand philosophy, field activities, and willingness to invest in young people Act as a thoughtful spokesperson for Indicorps at partner sites Help design sustainable projects, under the guidance of the Project Development Manager, in accordance with partner needs, the Indicorps philosophy, and our potential to contribute Write and edit project opportunities for each Fellowship cycle Communicate regularly with NGO partners Identify and realize opportunities for growth, innovation, and collaboration

Qualifications

Required:

College/university degree with a minimum of 1-3 years experience supporting processes and/or projects, preferably with an NGO An understanding of the development sector in India, with a strong interest in learning more and making a meaningful contribution Organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, accurate and efficient with a demonstrated work ethic Maturity to build relationships with a broad range of staff, both at Indicorps and with partners Excellent abilities to work independently and with minimal and/or remote guidance, particularly while traveling Proven track record in performing multiple tasks and performing under pressure of deadlines Ability to serve as a persuasive, thoughtful, and charismatic spokesperson Highly articulate with exceptionally strong written, editorial and verbal skills Fluent in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excellent command of English and fluency in at least one Indian language

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Effective in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Proven ability to stay poised and level-headed during crises Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization Ability to juggle multiple priorities and take initiative Ability to identify potential problems and devise creative solutions to achieve program goals


Website and Technology Manager

Indicorps seeks a self-proclaimed technology wizard to help Indicorps stay on the cutting edge of operating and outreach technology.  The Website and Technology Manager will seek to best utilize the Indicorps' resources and bring technological efficiency to Indicorps' operations and recruitment activities.

Responsibilities include (but are not restricted to):

Manage and strengthen Indicorps' office network and file systems Manage and improve Indicorps' online presence and use of web tools Train staff to better utilize technology tools Proactively seek out new uses of technology to increase Indicorps' profile in India and international markets – such as podcasts, social networks, web applications, etc. Manage and update content on Indicorps' network websites Utilize non-linear video editing suites to develop Indicorps videos Lead internal web and technology development discussions Design and develop solutions for alumni and outreach/ communications purposes Maintain thorough documentation of all programs and procedures Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

BA/BS in a computer-related field with 2 to 5 years experience in web development (informal experience acceptable) Familiar with a variety of technological solutions and applications Familiar with Windows based operating systems and networks Experience with LAMP configurations Proven track record in developing and executing successful technology solutions Fluent in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint , Publisher  and other design software Excellent problem solver who likes to solve problems through technology Strong understanding of online marketing, fundraising, and social networking strategies People-friendly with patience and poise to train beginners on complicated processes Ability to work independently with little to no supervision, yet still be part of a team Articulate with exceptionally strong written, editorial and verbal skills Excellent command of English; fluency in an Indian language strongly preferred, but not required

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead Proven ability to stay poised and level-headed during crises Proven track record of achieving results

JOB OPENING FOR SOUTH ASIA OUTREACH AND CAMPUS PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Posted June 8, 2009

POSITION TITLE: South Asia Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator

INSTITUTION/COMPANY NAME: The University of Chicago

DIVISION/DEPT: South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) and the Committee on Southern Asia Studies (COSAS)

REPORTS TO: Associate Director, South Asia Language and Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies

General Summary:

This position supports the work of two related bodies: The Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (the Center) at the University of Chicago. It reports to, and works closely with, the Associate Director for the Committee on Southern Asia Studies and the South Asia Language and Area Center.

The Outreach and Program Coordinator will dedicate 50% of his/her time to planning and implementing South Asia Outreach Educational Project programming and projects as defined in the South Asia Language and Area Center's USED Title VI grant. Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing workshops and conferences for K-12 teachers, as well as for the general public; preparing, publishing and mailing a semi-annual Center newsletter; managing an email-based public informational listserv; developing and updating resource materials for the Center's web site; overseeing and developing the collection in the Center's film/DVD lending library; coordinating specials projects in public education upon request; and working with other cultural, educational, and community organizations interested in developing their South Asia events and programming.

The Outreach and Program Coordinator also will dedicate 50% of his/her time to coordinating campus-based workshops and conferences initiated by University faculty members and students; planning for, and setting up campus exhibits related to the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS); coordinating a weekly tea for students and faculty members; and assisting faculty members as requested with other campus-based projects. Program planning and implementation for both areas is frequently done in cooperation with outside educational and cultural organizations and with other University centers and offices including, among others, the Center for International Studies, other Title VI Language and Area Centers and the University of Chicago International House. While the responsibilities of this job fall broadly into two categories, the implementation of public programs and the implementation of campus-based programs, the two arenas of work intersect and complement each other when campus-based programs are open to the general public.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and a writing sample as explained in the 'Qualifications' section below are required to be considered for this position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; Master of Arts degree preferred; a minimum of one year of experience with a not-for-profit organization required; a minimum of three years of experience with a not-for-profit organization preferred; knowledge of the South Asia region or a background in South Asian studies required; knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required; knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or other graphic design program preferred; knowledge and prior use of Dreamweaver preferred; proficiency with the internet and a variety of internet search tools required; ability to interact positively and collaboratively with a varied set of individuals required; ability to maintain confidentiality required; ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required; willingness and ability to initiate and implement ideas independently required; excellent writing, editing skills, and communication skills required; a background in education, curriculum development or program planning preferred; familiarity with the University and the city of Chicago preferred.

A cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample (as explained here) are required to be considered for this position. For the writing sample, please describe your role and involvement in a collaborative project or in organizing a public or academic event.

Interested applicants must apply via the University's on-line application system which can be found at the following: http://jobs.uchicago.edu and search for requisition number 082113

The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES,CALCUTTA

Posted May 18, 2009

Research Training Programme 2009-2010 for International students

The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, invites applications for its Research Training Programme in History, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Development Studies and Cultural Studies. The programme which will run from August 2009 to June 2010 is meant for /international students from the/ /countries of the South/ in the early stages of their doctoral work. Applications are invited from research students below the age of 30 years with a post-graduate degree in any branch of humanities and social sciences with at least 50 % marks or B+ on an eight point scale.

Fellowships are available for international participants for the duration of the course from SEPHIS (The South-South exchange programme for research on the history of development), Amsterdam.

The Prospectus is available from:

The Registrar
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
R-1, Baishnabghata-Patuli Township
Kolkata – 700094
India

Email: info@cssscal.org
Or
Download PDF from http://www.cssscal.org/academicprogramme

The last date for receipt of application from international participants is June 30,2009.

Hindi Lecturer Position, University of Michigan

Posted May 7, 2009

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Hindi beginning September 1, 2009. The position is a renewable one-year appointment, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should have a Master's degree in a relevant field such as the following: Hindi language, literature, or linguistics; Hindi Studies; second-language acquisition, TESL, etc. Native or near-native proficiency in Hindi and English is required; at least one year of experience teaching Hindi at the college/university level is preferred. Duties will include 12 weekly hours of instruction in all levels of Hindi language and active participation in teamwork and program affairs. The application dossier should include an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, evidence of teaching excellence, a teaching demo videotape/DVD, and/or samples of self-developed teaching materials would be desirable. Kindly send your application packet to: Hindi Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Suite 6111 Thayer Building, 202 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608. Or electronically <kjmunson@umich.edu> Review of applications will begin on June 1 and will continue until the position is filled. University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization.

Indicorps Young Professionals Initiative

Posted April 20, 2009

Indicorps invites YOU, a young Indian professional, to commit your time and skills to India!  Young Professionals Initiative (YPI), a new sabbatical program at Indicorps, allows you to meaningfully bring your knowledge and talents to your land of heritage.  This pilot program of YPI gives you an opportunity to participate in short-term, goal-oriented service projects that can have an enormous impact.

The projects include:
  • Legal: Amend Gujarat court processes to reduce sizeable backlog of cases
  • Finance:  Assist a socially responsible start-up to create robust franchise systems and strong local entrepreneurs Information Technology: Integrate information systems for bottom of the pyramid start-up business
  • Marketing:  Capture stories to generate interest in Ahmedabad's unique 600-year heritage Environmental Planning: Reinvigorate urban environmental policies for walled-city of Ahmedabad
  • Education: Formulate innovative public-private partnerships to increase the adult literacy rate Education Policy: Strategize comprehensive action plan for statewide vocational programs
YPI hopes to empower young professionals to understand that their potential extends beyond 'traditional' jobs.  As with all Indicorps programs, YPI Associates will be constantly challenged and encourage to explore their roles as changemakers.

The program begins with a week-long orientation and includes a mid-point and close-out workshop to track progress and share experiences.  Successful candidates for YPI will have at least three years of work experience in a capacity relevant to their applicable project.

YPI Term: 1 July to 1 December 2009

For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: www.indicorps.org/ypi. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (preference will be given to applications before 1 May 2009) until the start date.

Please contact us at ypi@indicorps.org with any questions.

POSITION OPENING: RESEARCH MANAGER, SESAME WORKSHOP INDIA

Posted April 19, 2009 SESAME WORKSHOP INDIA
Position Opening: Research Manager
Position start date: May - June 2009


BACKGROUND
Sesame Workshop India is the not-for-profit organization that spearheads the educational outreach for Galli Galli Sim Sim, a multi platform educational initiative for children aged 3-6 and their caregivers. Galli Galli Sim Sim is based on a whole child curriculum comprising of five key areas of early childhood development – cognitive learning, social, emotional and physical development and cultural diversity. Sesame Workshop India's mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of media to help all children understand and work towards fulfilling their highest potential.

Galli Galli Sim Sim is modeled on the world renowned television series Sesame Street. The series is the largest informal educator in the world, with localized programming in over 20 countries. Conceived in India by Indian educators, writers and researchers, it ensures that content is culturally relevant and educationally sound. The television series is exclusively distributed in India by Turner Entertainment Networks Asia and broadcast on Cartoon Network, Pogo and Doordarshan to maximize reach.

The Research Manager will work as an employee of Sesame Workshop India to support activities related to development of research for content development, program monitoring and evaluation, and impact of outreach projects.

All of our work is informed by research, both formative and summative. Formative research involves testing educational materials with children and caregivers for appeal, engagement, and comprehension. This research helps guide the development of outreach materials and content, as well as delivery, and implementation strategies. Summative research evaluates the impact of project activities on caregiver knowledge and behaviors and on children's educational and developmental outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director, with functional reporting to the Director of International Education and Research in New York. The primary responsibility of the Research Manager is to oversee the formative and summative research activities for Galli Galli Sim Sim and work with the content development team to assure the educational integrity and research foundation of the series. Sesame Workshop staff will provide training and guidance on formative and summative research methods.

Research:
  1. Under the supervision of the Executive Director (in consultation with Sesame Workshop) prepare, manage, and execute the project's formative research plan and summative research studies
  2. Manage data collection, analysis, report writing, presentations and other research tasks
  3. Provide timely inputs to content production needs for research
  4. Produce and supervise staff contributions to documents and reports regarding research for use by the project and the funding agency, in particular reports of research studies and curricular activity
  5. Cooperate in publishing and presenting research findings to a range of academic and other audiences when such activities are appropriate
  6. Liaise with educational and other entities who service children (preschools, schools, Anganwadis, slum-focused NGOs, etc.) to gather support for research participants
  7. Identify and supervise field researchers and consultants, and if necessary, select and contract research firms
  8. Supervise the design and execution (by an outside firm), of educational content and formative research studies, and summative evaluation studies (in consultation with Sesame Workshop)
  9. Deliver formative research reports, summative research report, and regular status reports of research activity
  10. Occasional travel to conduct research or present research findings
Administrative:
  1. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, and in cooperation with Sesame Workshop, manage the formative and summative research portions of the project budget.
  2. Establish and maintain a relationship with producers of content to ensure effective communication and exchange of ideas
  3. Maintain effective communication with Sesame Workshop NY staff
  4. Assist the Executive Director and members of the content team in producing documents and reports for use by the project
  5. Collaborate with the Content Manager and Program Manager on managing educational content development and implementation for the project.
Qualifications:
  1. Minimum 5 years experience in social research, educational research, applied research, media research or associated fields, with at least 3 years experience in conducting and managing quantitative research for social or educational projects
  2. Experience conducting research or working with young children is desired
  3. Post-graduate degree in Economics/Econometric, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, International Education or Social Sciences,
  4. Strong technical skills – expert familiarity with MS Office software suite and statistical analysis software such as SPSS or SAS
  5. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to work under tight timelines
  7. Proficiency in English; fluency in Hindi and knowledge of other Indian languages is a plus
  8. Experience managing budgets and staff
  9. Ability to work in a team

To Apply:
Please send CV, cover letter, and names & contact information of three recent references to Sesame Workshop India Executive Director, Sashwati Banerjee at sashwati.banerjee@sesameworkshopindia.org by May 5, 2009.

Senior Policy Analyst, US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Posted March 10, 2009

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan, federal advisory body, is accepting applications for a Senior Policy Analyst focusing on religious freedom issues in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The position requires strong research skills, policy experience, a terminal degree (JD or PhD), and substantive knowledge in the area of foreign affairs and human rights including religious freedom. Knowledge of local languages a plus. Please send resumes to: administration@uscirf.gov.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information about the Commission, please visit our Web site: www.uscirf.gov . For more substantive information about the Senior Policy Analyst position, please contact Knox Thames, Director for Policy and Research at kthames@uscirf.gov.

Instructor position in Hindi, University of Colorado, Boulder

Posted February 27, 2009

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for an Instructor position in Hindi language to begin August 2009. Requirements include at least the MA in Hindi or related field (PhD preferred), experience teaching all levels of Hindi at the college level, and evidence of managing/coordinating a Hindi language program. To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of syllabi of courses taught, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com posting 806444 through March 31, 2009.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. See www.Colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs for full job description.

Indicorps August 2009 Fellowship

Posted February 19, 2009

Indicorps, an international non-profit, offers competitive fellowships for people of Indian origin willing to challenge themselves for one to two years on unique grassroots development projects in India. Fellowships are designed as one-of-a-kind transformational experiences, emphasizing both public service and personal growth, building upon leadership skills and the capacity to make a difference.

Indicorps announces over 30 competitive new projects for the August 2009 Indicorps Fellowship. Indicorps seeks a few dozen dedicated young Indian leaders who are willing to challenge themselves and "be the change." You will have the opportunity to tackle real issues in education, microenterprise, social entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, public health, urban infrastructure, and much more. Live simply and dig deep to learn about real India (and yourself); projects span from Kanpur to Pondicherry, Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh. To learn more, visit http://apply.indicorps.org.

Application deadline: March 15, 2009

Contact:
If you have any questions or need any more information, please contact us at outreach@indicorps.org or visit us online at http://www.indicorps.org.

Bangladesh and/or India Specialist, US Army

Posted February 19, 2009

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in North Carolina, is looking to fill a position for an academic research analyst specializing in Bangladesh and/or India. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of a masters degree to be considered for the position. The work is challenging and exciting, and involves periodic travel to South Asia. Contact: M.A.Thomas@US.Army.Mil

Assistant Director, South Asia Center, Duke

Posted January 30, 2009

Job Title: Assistant Director for Programs, North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies

The North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, a consortium-based Title VI National Resource Center currently housed at Duke University's Franklin Center and including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University, is seeking a full time Assistant Director for Programs. The Assistant Director for Programs will plan, implement, and coordinate a diverse range of programs, events, activities and special initiatives across the consortium campuses in consultation with the Director, Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach, and the Executive Board. Responsibilities include administering policies and procedures within the Center, handling and overseeing the day-to-day affairs of Center administration, and overseeing and coordinating Center grants and public relations activities (including the newsletter and website) in consultation with the Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach and the Director. The Assistant Director for Programs will support the Director and the Executive Committee in all matters relating to the work of NCCSAS, including any special initiatives that may be launched. He/she will also work with the Campus Representatives of the participating universities on curriculum development and coordination.

Interested candidates should apply on-line at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html noting requisition number 400269583.

Note: If you applied for this position earlier but did not go through the Duke online HR system, please reapply using the link above.

Instructor for Duke TIP in India, Duke University

Posted January 28, 2009

General Information About Duke TIP in India
The Duke TIP in India program talented students who have completed the 8th standard the opportunity to learn highly challenging material at a rate commensurate with their advanced abilities. Students enroll in a single Duke TIP-designed course for three weeks of in-depth study and attend nearly 40 hours of class each week between Monday morning and Saturday afternoon.

The program will consist of four classes for 64 students and will be housed on the prestigious campus of the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

The program provides young scholars the unique opportunity to experience college classroom instruction and residence hall life. There are highly qualified Instructor/Teaching Assistant teams teaching eight classes of approximately 16 students each. Outside the classroom, a carefully selected staff of Residential Counselors supervises students during meals, free time, and planned social and recreational activities.

The Instructor Position
Instructors for the Duke TIP in India Program are responsible for designing and teaching challenging courses, planning and supervising the activities of a Teaching Assistant, and evaluating each student in the class. Instructors are required to lead class on weekdays from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p... Instructors are required to attend the parent meeting during the afternoon of student arrival day. They should be willing and able to plan activities and excursions that supplement the educational material covered during class times. Instructors are encouraged to accompany the students and staff on any all-campus outings, regardless of when they occur. Detailed responsibilities include, but are not limited to, items listed in Specific Duties.

Qualifications
A Master's Degree is required, with a terminal degree and/or teaching experience strongly preferred. Experience with middle school and/or high school students is very helpful, as is experience with programs and/or curricula for academically gifted students. Language proficiency in Hindi or other local Indian dialects is preferred. Applicants must be able to demonstrate depth of knowledge in course-specific subject matter and a level of preparedness sufficient to create syllabi and teach challenging material. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents and a willingness to work cooperatively with others. Duke TIP Instructors must exhibit a positive attitude, serve as a role model for students and other staff members, and support the administrative staff at the site.

Specific Duties

Before the program
  • Prepare the following items and return them to the TIP office within the time frame indicated in your contract and hiring materials:
    • Book, supply, and equipment orders (R-rated movies are not allowed for this program)
    • A detailed one-page course description and a day-by-day syllabus, and an introductory letter to students (due three months prior to start of program)
  • A list of supplemental materials needed for each student (Students will not be asked to bring any materials; TIP will supply)
  • Attend a training session at Duke University, prior to the program.
  • Attend all required orientation sessions during the week prior to student arrival.
During the Program
  • Serve as a positive role model for students.
  • Perform all duties necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the course and the program.
  • Attend all instructional staff meetings.
  • Keep all necessary staff informed of potential academic problems. Confer with the OSD regularly and send weekly reports to the Director of International Programs.
  • Train, monitor, and evaluate the Teaching Assistant. Assign duties as needed.
  • Maintain good communication and relations with the primary on-site contact.
  • Check mailbox at on-site office regularly.
  • Attend the parent meeting on student arrival day.
  • During the staff orientation week, review the medical forms of every student in your class. Note all academic and medical modifications that students might require.
  • Be present and engage students in instruction during all scheduled class times. The Instructor is encouraged to attend evening study sessions several times a week to ensure that there are appropriate and reasonable assignments to be completed during this time.
  • Assist with student supervision during lunch.
  • Communicate with each student about his/her performance and progress at least once a week.
  • Enforce Duke TIP rules consistently and fairly. Follow up immediately on student behavior problems as directed during training and document any such problems using Action Reports.
  • Use only your assigned classroom. Do not add or remove furniture or equipment from your classroom without making arrangements through the On-Site Director (OSD), Office Coordinator (OC), and host institution.
    • Notify the OSD whenever you will not be in your assigned classroom, and leave a note on the door that indicates where you are.
  • Review completed student evaluations privately with each student on the last full day of class.
  • Prepare final evaluation to send home with each student. TIP will review all evaluations prior to final distribution.
After Students Depart
  • Leave classroom in its original condition.
  • The following materials must be returned to the OSD by the end of the program:
    • A revised syllabus (if necessary) and relevant instructional materials for Duke TIP permanent files
    • Detailed written evaluations of the program, the course you taught, the administrative staff, and your Teaching Assistant
    • Student evaluation rubrics
    • Extra textbooks and Duke TIP-purchased course supplies
    • All classroom, residence hall room, and audio-visual keys.
General Expectations
  • First and foremost, you are representing Duke University and Duke TIP in a foreign country. As a staff member, your behavior should be exemplary and beyond reproach at all times.
  • Arrive on your contracted start date at the specified time and location.
  • Perform all contractual duties at the assigned times.
  • Support the Duke TIP Mission and all administrative decisions.
  • Abide by all Duke TIP policies and procedures.
  • Attend all designated orientation sessions and all scheduled meetings during the term.
  • All staff are required to live in program-sponsored housing, return to the residence hall by 2:00am, and sleep in assigned room each night.
  • A car service, provided by Duke TIP, will be available on a limited basis for staff to secure necessary personal items. It is not, however, available for personal social use.
  • Refrain from the following strictly prohibited activities:
    • Consuming alcoholic beverages at any time during the program site.
    • Possessing, selling, distributing, or using illegal drugs.
    • Inviting guests to visit the residence halls or to stay overnight in residence hall rooms.
    • Using tobacco products in the residence hall or in the presence of students.
    • Using inappropriate language, including profanity, discriminatory statements, and sexual innuendoes.
  • Maintain professional relationships with all staff members. Relationships and/or conflicts among staff members should never interfere with the proper performance of duties.
  • Maintain professional relationships with students at all times.
  • Enforce all student rules fairly and consistently according to the policies outlined in training.
  • Abide by all policies set forth by the host institution.
  • This position requires a full time commitment. Holding other jobs or taking classes during the contracted time period is prohibited.
Duke University Talent Identification Program
Box 90780 Durham NC 27701
Phone: 919-68-9100 Fax: 919-681-7921
E-mail: jobs@tip.duke.edu
Web site: www.tip.duke.edu

Director, Centre for Indian Cultures, King's College

Posted January 23, 2009

King's College London is seeking to appoint a Director for its Centre for Indian Cultures. The appointee to this permanent post, preferably of professorial rank, is expected to play a leading role in developing the new Centre for Indian Cultures as a premier locus for research and teaching on Indian cultures, as well as in encouraging the development and start-up of teaching and research programmes on India across King¹s. The appointee is expected to undertake high-quality research on India and contribute to the development of teaching options on India to help promote interest in India amongst King's students.

The field for the appointment is open, with the expectation that the appointee will be aligned with an academic unit appropriate to her/his field of research. Themes of particular interest might include (but would not be restricted to) India and global politics, creative and cultural industries, ethics and governance, entrepreneurship and development, environment, film, the health of urban populations, India in world history, security, and urban restructuring.

The application deadline is March 2nd.

Further details can be found at: www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs, reference number G9/AAI/007/09.

Summer 2009 SASLI Lecturer and Faculty Assistant positions

Posted December 21, 2008

The SASLI 2009 summer instructional language positions are currently open until filled.

SASLI has openings for Lecturers and Faculty Assistants to teach in an intensive summer intensive format in the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Languages will be offered based on sufficient student enrollment. Instructions on how to apply can be found in the links at the bottom of this email. Applicants can apply for both the Lecturer and Faculty Assistant position for a language if the basic requirements are met for both positions.

Teachers of the following two new SASLI languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Pashto, and Punjabi

Lecturer positions: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060684.html

Faculty Assistant positions: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_060686.html

For further information, contact:
Laura Hammond
Assistant Director
South Asia Summer Language Institute
608-265-4304
ljhammond@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor position in Socio-cultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applicants for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position in Socio-cultural Anthropology, appointment beginning August 25, 2009. Candidates must have an ongoing program of research in South Asia that integrates in-depth ethnographic study with the advancement of theory, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have an ability to talk across the subfields and other disciplines. The successful candidate will join University of Virginia's established community of South Asia scholars. Ph.D. required. ABDs will be considered if Ph.D. is in hand by August 25, 2009.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 19, 2008; however, the position remains open until filled.

To apply, candidates must submit a candidate profile, CV/Resume, cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, two samples of written work that demonstrate integration of ethnography and theory, and contact information for three references, through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu). The job posting for this position can be located under posting number: 0602983.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.

Tenured Associate Professor/Professor

Date of Posting: October 29th 2008

Heading: East Asia position at UNC-Chapel Hill

Please find attached a position announcement for a tenured Associate Professor/Professor in East Asian Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are seeking an outstanding and experienced colleague from the social sciences or humanities. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will contribute substantially to the academic and intellectual leadership of the Department.

We would appreciate it if you could bring this announcement to the attention of suitably qualified colleagues and circulate it widely. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Development Officer

The Development Officer will be an integral member of AIF's fundraising team, seeking and creating opportunities for AIF to expand its donor base. This position will support both the Regional Director-West Coast and Chief Operating Officer in fulfilling their fundraising priorities as well as working with Program Officers and Chapter Managers to ensure the successful implementation of Galas and other events on the West Coast.

This position will be based out of AIF's Santa Clara Office and will report to the Regional Director-West Coast. For exceptional candidates, an alternate placement in New York City may be considered.

Inquiries should be addressed to ethan.veneklasen@aif.org.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Fund Raising (80%)
    • Donor Cultivation (25%)
      • Assist senior staff in managing relationships with current and prospective donors and sponsors ensuring that donors at all levels feel appreciated
      • Work with senior staff and program officers to identify and target new individual, corporate and foundation donors.
      • Work with COO to implement new fundraising initiatives as approved by Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors
    • Fundraising Event Management (25%)
      • Provide input to and support for all fundraising events and initiatives for west coast chapters
      • Coordinate the planning and execution of the Bay Area Gala and assist Chapter Managers with other galas and events as needed
    • Research and Grant Writing (30%)
      • Support senior staff and volunteer leadership fundraising activities by identifying and developing new prospects, providing research and tools to target individual, corporate and foundation donors
      • Draft, submit and track grant proposals
      • Identify new partnerships opportunities that will allow AIF to access new sources of funding. This could include co-applications for grants
  2. Program Development, Coordination and Strategic Planning (5%)
    • Assist the Regional Director-West Coast with development and implementation of long-term awareness building strategy, including planning of summits and other educational and social events
    • Assist Service Corps Program Officer with the establishment of Service Corps Alumni Association and Young Professionals events as part of a long-term donor development program
  3. Information, Communication and Representation (5%)
    • Coordinate with program staff to ensure timeliness of grant reporting and re-application
    • Work with communications team to publicize new grants to AIF community and the press
  4. Budget and Financial Management (5 %)
    • Work with Office Manager and finance staff to track incoming funds and ensure timely acknowledgement
  5. Miscellaneous Other Duties (5%)
    • As assigned by the Regional Director-West Coast from time to time
Desired Experience and Qualifications
  • Interest in pursuing non-profit fundraising and management as a profession
  • Understanding of India
  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience, with at preference for 5 years in fundraising or non-profit organization
  • Experience planning and implementing with high-end events
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to interact with wide variety of constituencies, including high level donors in a professional manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and optimally Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising software
Travel Time Requirements
  • Limited domestic travel required
Compensation
  • AIF offers a competitive compensation and benefits package based on the qualifications of the candidate.
About AIF

The American India Foundation's mission is to accelerate social and economic change in India. By mobilizing people and resources in the United States, AIF has invested in over 100 Indian non-governmental organizations since its inception in 2001. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood and public health projects in India - with emphases on elementary education, women's empowerment and maternal and child health respectively.

AIF also administers two programs: (1) Digital Equalizer, which bridges the "digital divide" by providing computers, Internet access and training in under-resourced schools, and (2) Service Corps, which builds the capacity of Indian NGOs by placing qualified young American professionals for ten-month fellowships. President Bill Clinton serves as Honorary Chair of AIF.

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Intelligence Research Specialist, NYPD Intelligence Division

Become a leader in the New York Police Department's elite Intelligence Division. The NYPD, the largest police department in America, is recognized around the world for commitment to protecting New York City as well as its innovative counterterrorism strategy and tactics.

We are seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Intelligence Research Specialist, with a focus on South Asia. The successful candidate for this position will have in-depth knowledge of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the politics of the region as well as extremist groups based in this region. Other qualifying criteria include a background in terrorism studies, homeland security, and/or intelligence issues; previous government experience at the local, state, and/or federal level; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience and salary history.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  1. A master's degree in areas of international studies, political science, or a closely related field.
  2. U.S. citizenship
Interested candidates should submit a resume to msilber@nynjhidta.org

Intern for Institutional Fundraising

Organization
The Hunger Project
5 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-251-9115
Fax: 212-532-9785
www.thp.org

Organization Background
The Hunger Project (THP) is a strategic organization and global movement committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We work in more than 10,000 villages across 13 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and empower millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Hunger Project has pioneered low-cost, bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. These strategies mobilize clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programs that achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income. In all our work, The Hunger Project's highest priority is the empowerment of women. Women traditionally bear primary responsibility for family health, education, nutrition and - increasingly - family income. Yet, women have been systematically denied information, resources and voice in decisions that affect their lives. Although there is no country where there is gender equality, in the countries that have the persistence of hunger - the subjugation, marginalization and disempowerment of women is particularly severe.

Internship Details
We are seeking an intern to support out Institutional Fundraising team.

Specific responsibilities include (in order of priority):
  • Web-based, background research on a predetermined list of a wide variety of private and corporate foundations based in the United States and Europe.
  • Analysis of the historic and current giving patterns of these foundations and how they compare to the mission and objectives of The Hunger Project.
  • Identification of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) grant programs that are part of faith-based groups in the United States and Europe; develop an understanding of how the funds are disbursed and the appropriate entry points for obtaining these funds.
  • Assist in grant proposal writing and the creation of other documentation necessary to secure grants.
The intern will be expected to work at least 12 hours per week.

Qualifications
The Intern must:
  • be committed to the empowerment of women and resonate with the work of The Hunger Project
  • be have experience in—or career interest in—institutional fundraising
  • have exceptional research and writing skills
  • be able to quickly and accurately synthesize research findings into template documents
  • have excellent organization, time management, multi-tasking, communication and interpersonal skills
  • have a “can-do” attitude—believe that anything can be accomplished
  • be pro-active, results-oriented, deadline driven, detail-oriented, resourceful, reliable, responsive and flexible
  • have exceptional listening and writing skills
  • thrive in an extremely intense and fast-paced work environment
  • be committed to excellence, particularly accuracy and consistency
  • be facile with the Microsoft Office Suite—particularly Excel and Word
  • sign a confidentiality agreement and not use any of the information found for personal use.
Compensation
This is an unpaid position. Course credit may be available.
We are flexible with the start and end date of this Internship.

Application
Please submit your cover letter with an explanation of why you are interested in interning for The Hunger Project in this particular position; your resume; and a writing sample (not to exceed 2 pages) ASAP to:

Katherine Potaski
The Hunger Project
kp@thp.org


**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Research Intern

Overview of The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project is a strategic organization and global movement committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, we empower local people to create lasting society-wide progress in health, education, nutrition and family incomes. We apply a two-prong strategy: mobilizing grassroots self-reliant action, and mobilizing local leadership to clear away obstacles to enable grassroots action to succeed. Our highest priority is the empowerment of women. Women bear primary responsibility for family health, education and nutrition – yet, by tradition, culture and law they are denied the means, information and freedom of action to fulfill their responsibility. Our programs include: individual and community empowerment programs, a microcredit program for African women food farmers, community “epicenters” in hundreds of villages across Africa, the “HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality” workshop, empowerment of locally elected women representatives in India, empowerment of girl children in Bangladesh, recognition of African leadership for the sustainable end of hunger, recognition of Indian journalists for their support of women's leadership, public advocacy in the developing world and in the United States, and much more. For further information, please see our website at www.thp.org.

Description of Position
We are seeking an intern to support the Research & Policy department in contributing to The Hunger Project's advocacy through research and writing, completing organizational tasks, and performing some administrative duties. This internship will provide great hands-on experience for those interested in non-profit and international development careers.

The Hunger Project is seeking an intern to focus on African issues as needed by our Research & Policy Department.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Conduct research on a wide variety of issues pertaining to international development, particularly from an engendered perspective, and with an emphasis on South Asia and Africa.
  • Conduct research on practices within the publishing world.
  • Summarize research both verbally and in written documents.
  • Assist with media and policy outreach.
  • Organize and archive research and policy documents.
  • Improve and maintain the research library.
  • Attend meetings on international development issues.
  • Search through Hunger Project archival materials for photos, videos, documents, etc. to be used in publications
  • Be ready, willing and able to quickly and accurately complete new tasks as they surface.
We request interns to work a minimum of 10 hours per week and welcome full time interns.

Qualifications
The Intern must:
  • be committed to the empowerment of women and resonate with the work and philosophy of The Hunger Project.
  • have a demonstrated interest in South Asia or Africa.
  • have excellent research, analytical, writing, time management, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.
  • have a “can-do” attitude—that anything can be accomplished.
  • be results-oriented, deadline driven, resourceful, reliable, flexible.
  • be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team, and thrive in an extremely intense and fast-paced work environment.
  • be committed to excellence, particularly accuracy and consistency.
Qualifications that are valued but not required:
  • Work experience or extensive academic concentration on the issues of hunger, gender, and poverty in India, Bangladesh, or in Africa is valued but not required.
  • Experience in journalism, media, or publishing is valued but not required.
  • Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Compensation
This is an unpaid position. Course credit may be available.

Application
Please submit your cover letter with an explanation of why you are interested in interning for The Hunger Project in this particular position; your resume; and a writing sample (not to exceed 2 pages) ASAP to:
Anastasia Andrzejewski
Senior Program Associate, Research and Policy
The Hunger Project
internships@thp.org

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