University of Pennsylvania, South Asia Studies
Assistant Professor in religion and community in modern South Asia (1600-present)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor in the field of religion and community in modern South Asia (1600-present). Candidates may have expertise in any religious tradition, but should be familiar with the broad spectrum of religious life in modern South Asia. Disciplinary orientation is open. The candidate should have mastery of South Asian languages relevant to his or her tradition and/or region of focus.
The successful applicant will display demonstrable excellence in undergraduate teaching, as well as the ability to supervise graduate students working in diverse religious traditions and with a range of disciplinary orientations. We especially encourage applicants who are conversant across disciplines.
Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, representative writing samples/publications, sample syllabi for both graduate and undergraduate courses, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants should mention in their cover letter whether they are planning to attend any of the following annual meetings this fall: the American Academy of Religion, the American Anthropological Association, or the Madison South Asia Conference.
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Lisa Mitchell, Search Committee Chair
|Primary Category:||Area Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology