CKS Seeking Qualified Instructor

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program

The ‘Summer Junior Resident Fellowship’ is an intensive 6 weeks study program for American, French and Cambodian undergraduates. It will take place from Saturday July 01st, 2017 to Thursday August 10th, 2017 at the CKS conference hall and research facilities in Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, and includes a two week field trip to Phnom Penh.

For more details about the program click here: Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program

The Center is looking for a qualified instructor to lead the program, and to develop and deliver a syllabus focused on Cambodian history and contemporary society. S/he will hold a Ph.D in a relevant social science or humanities discipline and have teaching and research experience in Cambodian and Southeast Asian Studies.

The program is structured around two hourly interactive classroom sessions and select field trips to historical and cultural sites in and around Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Field trips will also include visits to national and international NGOs. Classroom sessions will begin by briefly covering Cambodia’s early history before examining major social, political, economic and cultural changes since the country gained independence from France in the early 1950s. Particular attention will be paid to Cambodia’s recent past, and the ways in which the country is re-engaging with regional and international communities.

Fellows will also attend daily ‘survival’ Khmer language classes and conduct a small (10-15 page) personal project. Instructors are required to provide guidance and support for these projects. Outside of the classroom, in Siem and Phnom Penh, fellows will have the opportunity to interact with organizations working in the areas of development, education, democracy promotion, human rights and journalism. Total contact time is 45 hours, this does not include time spent on field trips.

Interested Candidates should send a CV and cover letter outlining their interest in the program by e-mail to Chheat Sreang: sreang@khmerstudies.org by May 1, 2017