Jobs and Research Openings

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  1. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  2. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor—Dept. of NE Studies
  3. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor—Dept. of Asian Langs and Lits
  4. University of Colorado, Boulder—Dept. of Asian Langs and Civs
  5. University of Texas at Austin—Dept. of Asian Studies

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. For information: or Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 ( Deadline: November 1, 2017. Posted here 6.6.17.

, Department of Near Eastern Studies. Applications are invited for the James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure) beginning September 1, 2018. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment. We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical theory. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. Application materials, which must be received by October 15, 2017, must be submitted electronically. Posted here 7.11.17.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. Applications are invited for a tenure-track or tenured position in Sanskrit Literature beginning September 1, 2018. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Sanskrit literature are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in the Sanskrit language; proficiency in Pali and/or other Prakrits is preferred. Applicants with an interest in epigraphy and manuscript culture are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Sanskrit, including literature and language, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Application materials, which must be received by November 3, 2017, must be submitted electronically. Posted here 7.26,17.

University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Arabic literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: Arabic fiction, drama/theatre, film, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online, job number 10162 . Posted here 12.15.17.

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Asian Studies. Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Hindi at the rank of Assistant Professor, anticipated to start in Fall 2018. Evidence of doctoral training in the study of literature is essential. Specialization can be in any aspect of Hindi literature, translation, or literary studies. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile while teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a gateway course on South Asian culture and history as well as topical undergraduate courses and graduate-level seminars, and to play an active role in the development of the graduate program and of South Asian studies across the disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts. Applicants should also be prepared to supervise independent student research at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and to contribute to the service demands of the Department of Asian Studies and the University of Texas. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15th, 2018. Evidence of experience in teaching the Hindi language at all levels is a must. Application materials must be received by October 14, 2017. All materials should be submitted online via Interfolio. Posted here 12.20.17.