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


The UP Asian Center is looking for one (1) University Research Associate II. This is a position with item number UNIRA2-237-1998, and with Salary Grade 14-1. Deadline of applications is on 15 April 2019.



• Undertake institutional research projects under the supervision of the Assistant to the Dean for Research and Publications;

• Monitor the status of research projects of the Asian Center, and assist faculty-in-charge with research projects in matters relating to program management;

• Systematically build a databank of research materials;

• Assist in the preparation of project proposals and research reports, and other publication-related tasks;

• To perform other official duties at the Asian Center as the need arises.


All application requirements should be submitted to the UP HRDO. Click on the link above to view full requirements and application process.


                For queries, please call 981.8500 local 3586.

The 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.