Jobs and Research Openings

For inclusion of a open position, please email a paragraph description and link to the institution’s employment site.

  1. University of Chicago Divinity School. Deadline: late October 2018 till filled
  2. University of Chicago, Oriental Institute. Deadline: January 28, 2019

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 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2019—2021 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment with a start date of September 1, 2019. A description of the position and the candidate’s required qualifications are available online (University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunity website, posting no. 03968). Review of applications will begin January 28, 2019. Email inquiries with the subject heading “Post-Doctoral Fellow”. Posted here 11.7.18.