Instructional Position to Teach in South Asian Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track instructional position to teach undergraduate and graduate content courses in South Asian studies in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2018.

Field of specialization in South Asian studies with a special emphasis on South Asian literatures, cultures, diaspora, comparative and/or gender studies. Subfield of specialization open. Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to interdisciplinary work are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Hindi/Urdu and English. PhD strongly preferred, ABD considered.

Candidates who hold a PhD in South Asian studies or a related field by the time of appointment will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. ABDs in South Asian studies or a related field, by the time of appointment, will be considered for the rank of Lecturer.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting 0623430 and electronically attach the following: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, and a recent article or book chapter in English (attach to Writing Sample 1). Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for two (2) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Jean Blackwell
Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures
P.O. Box 4000781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781
jb8yf@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Jean Blackwell
(434) 982-2665
jb8yf@virginia.edu

Review of applications will begin July 8, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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