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 Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) graduate assistant for the Office of the Dean for the Second Semester, AY 2023–2024. The deadline for applications is on 12 February 2024. This is open to all UP Diliman graduate students. AC graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.
•   The graduate assistant shall assist the Office of the Dean in research, editing, and administrative tasks.
•   Working hours shall be at least 30 hours to 120 hours per month depending on the number of units currently taken by the student.


•   Provide administrative, clerical, and office support to the Dean
•   Conduct research, collect, and/or process data
•   Assist in the implementation and/or evaluation of research activities, special projects/programs, and other assignments
•   Prepare materials for research activities/presentations
•   Assist in the preparation of meeting reports
•   Assist faculty member(s) in grading, advising, and course-related administrative duties
•   Collaborate with the faculty in preparing publications
•   Other relevant responsibilities or tasks assigned by the Dean.


•   Must be a continuing student in UP Diliman, eligible to enroll during the term as a graduate assistant
•   Must not be enrolled in more than twelve (12) units during the semester of appointment


•   PhP 100 per hour for MA students
•   PhP 140 per hour for PhD students


•   Curriculum Vitae
•   Validated Form 5 (current semester; enrolled in at least three units)
•   True Copy of Grades from the previous semester
•   Send all application requirements and/or inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for application is on 12 February 2024.

For inquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The UP Asian 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. It also 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. As an area studies institution, 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.