Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The UP Asian Center is looking for three (3) full-time non-UP contractual Research Assistants for an Academic Program Improvement engagement in 2022.  Two research assistants will serve as members of the project staff from March to December 2022 (10 months) and one will join the project from September to December 2022 (4 months).

Job Description

♦ Assist the project leader in the data gathering and processing
♦ Assist in consultations and meetings
♦ Produce key project outputs
♦ Perform other administrative and research-related tasks that may be assigned by the project leader

Key Qualifications

♦ A BA/BS graduate of a social science course, preferably MA students, of the University of the Philippines
♦ Background in qualitative and quantitative data processing
♦ Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
♦ Able to work with minimal supervision
♦ Ability to multitask
  • A social science graduate, preferably MA students, of the University of the Philippines

Application Documents

♦ Curriculum Vitae
♦ Sample of academic writing (term paper or published work)
♦ Letter of intent addressed to the project leader, Prof. Tina S. Clemente
Interested applicants may submit these documents to the Administrative Officer, Lilia Marquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline of the application is on 28 February 2022. 

 The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.