Do you work on Sanskrit and want to remain in the Academy? Consider having Hindī as your bread-winning topic and Sanskrit as your passion.
The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Hindi language and literature, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2014.
Candidates working in pre-modern and/or modern Hindi are welcome to apply. Conferral of PhD by June 30, 2014 is highly preferred, and PhD degree must be conferred within one year of start date.
Teaching duties are a minimum of four courses per year, usually distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Among the four courses taught, one must be offered in an undergraduate College Core sequence. The remaining three will include Hindi language classes at the advanced (Third-Fourth year) level, as well as individually devised graduate seminars.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations (if available), sample syllabi, and at least one sample of recent writing. None are returnable.
Cover letter and CV must be submitted via the Academic Careers Website at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, posting #01908.
Hard copies of all application materials should be mailed to:
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th Street,
Chicago IL 60637-1543
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 30, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. No applications will be considered which arrive after January 15, 2014.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
For my thoughts about teaching Hindī (and other contemporary subjects), see this post in my previous blog.