Jobs and Research Openings

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  1. NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute—Fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2018
  2. University of Chicago Divinity School. Deadline: late October 2018 till filled
  3. National Chengchi University, Taiwan—Department of Chinese Literature. Deadline: October 26, 2018

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2019. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, (early) Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the Gulf and MENASA regions, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. Distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising young scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for either one-year senior fellowships or one- to two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Applications are due November 1, 2018. Posted here 8.16.18.


The University of Chicago Divinity School has an opening for an assistant professor (tenure-track) in the study of Hinduism, for an appointment date of July 1, 2019. The Divinity School is seeking scholars whose research and teaching are focused on Hinduism, broadly construed in terms of both historical period (e.g., classical Sanskritic traditions, early modern devotionalism, contemporary ritual movements), and geographic and cultural range (any region or linguistic tradition of South or Southeast Asia, Hindu diaspora communities, etc.). Successful applicant must have linguistic competence in a primary language—Sanskrit or Tamil, any of the vernacular languages of modern or pre-modern India, Nepali or Javanese, etc.—necessary for rigorous work in primary sources (whether written or oral); must demonstrate broad familiarity with academic approaches to the study of religion; and must have a research agenda that both promises a career of work consistent with the School’s profile as a pre-eminent site for the academic study of religion and can be pursued in connection with one of the School’s eleven areas of study. Review of complete applications (posting no. 03861) will commence in late October 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Posted here 8.27.18.


The Department of Chinese Literature of the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Chinese Phonology and Innovative Interdisciplinary Research (Overseas Sinology, Digital Humanities, etc.) at the rank of Assistant Professor; exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. PhD in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. The appointment is available from February 1, 2019. Applications should be received by October 26, 2018 to guarantee full consideration. Required application materials are to be submitted, with a full dossier, by post to: Department of Chinese Literature, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Section 2, ZhiNan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei 11605, Taiwan. Inquiries may be addressed to Ms. Jia-zhen Wu. Posted here 10.4.18.