South Asia Studies Assistant Professor in modern South Asian literatures University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy United States

Position Information


Position Title South Asia Studies Assistant Professor in modern South Asian literatures

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of modern South Asian literatures, beginning in Fall 2016. Native or near-native proficiency in at least one South Asian language is required, and proficiency in a second language and literary tradition is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have an intimate knowledge of the appropriate cultural and historical contexts. The position will involve designing and teaching courses on modern South Asian literatures in English translation and in the original language(s). The appointee will teach and conduct research in the field of modern South Asian literatures, supervise graduate students in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and participate in service and scholarly activities designed to advance the mission of the Department and the University.


Applicants should apply at . Submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the references with instructions on how to submit their letters. The committee will begin review of applications on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Position Posting Date 11/04/2015

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1195

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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Curriculum Vitae
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