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Visiting Appointments

*Please note the 2019/20 round of applications has now passed. Information for this round is below, and we will announce the next round for 2020/21 visiting appointments very soon*

My time at SEAC proved to be a rich experience and the perfect environment in which to analyse data I had recently collected through field research.

Dr Chris Chaplin, Researcher, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)

The LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) is pleased to announce two parallel visiting researcher appointment schemes for the 2019/20 academic year. Visiting appointments are up to 3 months (minimum duration 6 weeks), and the Centre does not host summer appointments from mid-June to the end of August.

More details, guidelines and application forms can be found below. The deadline for all SEAC visitor applications is 31st May 2019 and decisions are expected to be made by the end of June 2019.

*Please note that the LSE holds provisions for multiple Visiting Appointment categories which are:

  • Visiting Fellows
    (for pre-tenure / pre-major review scholars)
  • Visiting Senior Fellows
    (for post-tenure / post-major review scholars below professorial level) 
  • Visiting Professor / Visiting Professor in Practice (* not eligible for funded scheme)
    (for persons of appropriate distinction in their fields or professions)

 
SEAC may also consider applications for externally -funded visiting postdoctoral appointments. Please send preliminary enquiries to Centre Manager Dr Lee Mager (seac.admin@lse.ac.uk)

 


 

All approved Visiting Fellows at LSE SEAC under this scheme are entitled to the following:

  • Access to all LSE facilities and public events
  • LSE IT Account with access to all electronic resources and databases provided by the LSE
  • LSE Library card with borrowing rights
  • Auditing of LSE lectures and seminars, subject to approval of the Teacher Responsible
  • Shared desk space in LSE SEAC office subject to availability

Stipendiary Visiting Appointment Scheme

Summary

The SEAC Stipendiary Visiting Appointment scheme is non-contractual and intended to support scholars currently employed within an institution based in the Southeast Asia region. Applicants are expected to remain employed during the visiting period and for a foreseeable future after returning to their home institution to remain as SEAC’s extended network. Funding is to contribute towards living expenses, return economy airfare and up to £500 towards research costs during the appointment period. Appointees are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

As part of their visiting appointment, Visiting Researchers are expected to play an active part in contributing to the intellectual life of the Centre. In particular, they are expected to present a seminar paper or public lecture, produce written outputs, including a working paper and where appropriate a blog or op-ed, and to interact with the SEAC and wider LSE community.

Appointees are responsible for their own visa arrangements (you will need to secure the ‘Academic Visitor’ visa for such an appointment) while SEAC will be able to provide supporting documentation upon request.

Applicants should submit an application form and CV (3-pages max, to include educational and professional background and a list of publications) to Centre Manager Dr Lee Mager (seac.admin@lse.ac.uk) by the stated deadline. You will also need to ensure that your two referees send their reference letters to seac.admin@lse.ac.uk by the same deadline.

Selection criteria will include:

  • Strength of the application 
  • Experience or potential of the candidate
  • Contribution to LSE SEAC
  • Availability of space and resources

Standard Visiting Appointment Scheme

Standard Visiting Appointments are non-contractual and unremunerated. Applicants can come from anywhere in the world, and are expected to have arranged their own source of funding prior to applying. Successful applicants are also responsible for organising their own accommodation.

As part of their visiting appointment, Visiting Researchers are expected to play an active part in contributing to the intellectual life of the Centre. In particular, they are expected to present a seminar paper or public lecture, produce written outputs, including a working paper and where appropriate a blog or op-ed, and to interact with the SEAC and wider LSE community.

Appointees are responsible for their own visa arrangements (you will need to secure the ‘Academic Visitor’ visa for such an appointment) while SEAC will be able to provide supporting documentation upon request.

Applicants should submit an application form and CV (3-pages max, to include educational and professional background and a list of publications) to Centre Manager Dr Lee Mager (seac.admin@lse.ac.uk) by the stated deadline. You will also need to ensure that your two referees send their reference letters to seac.admin@lse.ac.uk by the same deadline.

Selection criteria will include:

  • Strength of the application 
  • Experience or potential of the candidate
  • Contribution to LSE SEAC
  • Availability of space and resources

 

 

Past SEAC Visiting Appointments

 

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Do Young Oh (Visiting Fellow) is a Researcher at LSE Cities. He recently completed his PhD in Regional and Urban Planning at the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE with his thesis focusing on a comparative analysis of East Asian urbanisation processes. His research at LSE research involves an investigation into the university-city relationship in Singapore and Vietnam in a (post-)colonial context. 
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Daniel Peterson (Visiting Research Student) is currently completing his PhD at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University. Daniel’s thesis investigates whether or not Indonesia's broader human rights legal framework can withstand the challenges presented by the rise of political Islam in the archipelago. Daniel also works as a research assistant at the Institute, where he is a principal contributor to both Euro-Islam and SHARIAsource.  
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Lukas Schlogl (Visiting Fellow) is a Research Associate with the ESRC Global Poverty & Inequality Dynamics Research Network at the Department of International Development, King’s College London. His current work focuses on structural change, digital transformation, and political behavior in Indonesia. At SEAC, Lukas reviewed the extant literature about potential economic impacts of labour-displacing technological change on Southeast Asian economies.
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Joel Selway (Visiting Senior Fellow) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. His research interests focus on ethnically-divided societies, and especially on how to design democratic institutions to prevent conflict. During his time with SEAC, Dr Selway examined the question of whether Thailand’s nation-building project will endure beyond the death of its beloved monarch, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 
Tim Andrews
Tim Andrews (Visiting Senior Fellow) is an Associate Professor at Webster University (Thailand) and a previous academic at Thammasat University based in Bangkok. His research at LSE SEAC focused on an investigation into the working lives of base-of-organizational-pyramid employees in emerging Southeast Asia.
Chris Chaplin
Chris Chaplin (Visiting Fellow) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). His research at LSE SEAC examined the relationships between conservative Islamic activism and modern understandings of citizenship and class in post-Suharto Indonesia.
Trude Jacobsen
Trude Jacobsen (Visiting Senior Fellow) is an Associate Professor of Southeast Asian history at Northern Illinois University, where she has served as Assistant Director in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Her research at LSE SEAC was on cultural history of madness, psychiatry, and mental health in mainland Southeast Asia from c. 1800 to 1950.
Stephen James
Stephen James (Visiting Research Student) has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies. His research at LSE SEAC involved carrying out a multi-sited, longitudinal study of Vietnamese migration, focusing on forced migration through the Vietnam-Hong Kong-London trajectory.
Joern Dosch
Joern Dosch (Visiting Professor) is Professor of International Politics and Development Cooperation at the University of Rostock, Germany. His research at LSE SEAC involved a comparative study of foreign policies of the Southeast Asian States as well as Europe-Asia relations.
Ken Toeh
Ken Teoh (Visiting Research Student) worked as Research Assistant both at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Economics and at the Wharton School’s Management Department. His key interests are in econometrics, statistical modelling, and consumer and macroeconomic data analysis.
Lucy Zhu
Lucy Zhu (Visiting Research Student) was working as a research assistant for Professor Danny Quah through the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute of Global Affairs, of which she was a 2015 Fellow. She studied the dynamic Eastern-Western economic relationship from an international relations perspective.