National University of Singapore, South Asian Studies Programme
Tenure Track Faculty Position, Tamil Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The South Asian Studies Programme, or SASP, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the National University of Singapore is seeking to fill in a tenure track faculty position in Tamil Studies. Tamil Studies is an integral part of the SASP curriculum that distinguishes this programme. The successful candidate will be expected to:
(a) Research and publish in International Refereed Journals (IRJs) on topics related to Tamil Nadu and/or other parts of South Asia.
(b) Supervise Doctoral and Masters students and Independent Study Modules.
(c) Teach SN2275 Tamil Studies I:
This module incorporates a basic linguistic and literary survey of Tamil Literary texts. It seeks to engage students in an examination of the social constituents of Tamil culture. It also attempts to introduce students to Singapore creative writing in Tamil in all genres.
(d) Teach SN3275 Tamil Studies II:
This module builds on the skills learnt from the level-2000 module. By the end of this advanced level course, students will be equipped with the skills and strategies to engage in depth with the literary, socio-political and cultural dimensions of Tamil. Another important component will be translation studies. The final objective of the module is to train students to become polished users of Tamil language.
(e) Teach other modules on South Asia in English. This could be on any of a range of topics that include religion, society, popular culture/art, language and/or literature pertaining to South Asia. For a sample of modules taught in the South Asian Studies Programme, please visit the following website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sas/study/modules.html
The applicant should hold a PhD degree from a reputable university with a native speakers proficiency in both English and Tamil languages. Successful applicants should be capable of achieving teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also drive research.
Candidates should send a cover letter, a current CV, a brief statement of research interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to:
Chair, Search Committee for Tamil Studies
South Asian Studies Programme
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
|Primary Category:||South Asian History / Studies