Visiting Chair in Contemporary India University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Australia

The University of Sydney Visiting Chair in Contemporary India

 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Reference no. 636/0418F

  • Help enhance the University community’s understanding of Indian culture, economics, government, history, languages or politics

  • Assist in nurturing future academic collaborations between Australian and Indian scholars

  • Contribute to cross disciplinary conversations about pressing issues of regional and global concern

 

The University of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for a Visiting Chair in Contemporary India in 2018. 



The Visiting Chair will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and be involved in activities that will enhance the University community’s understanding of Indian culture, economics, government, history, languages or politics, and nurture future academic collaborations between Australian and Indian scholars. 



The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is consistently ranked among the leading faculties of its kind, nationally and internationally. Its mission is to conduct research and teaching across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences that make a difference in the lives of its students, staff and the broader community, both in Australia and globally. The Faculty aims to create and sustain a community of scholars committed to free and open inquiry, bringing the methodologies and insights of our disciplines to bear on many of the fundamental questions facing humanity today through basic research and engaged public comment and debate.



The Faculty comprises six schools and approximately 40 departments and programs, with over 500 academic staff and 13,000 students.



Expressions of interest should demonstrate:

  • academic distinction including an outstanding research profile within India and internationally

  • research leadership and an ability to engage with University of Sydney community of researchers

  • superior capacity to engage in public debate beyond the University of Sydney community and showcase the depth and extent of Indian research to a wider public

  • proven ability to write for and appear in the media

  • capacity to contribute to cross disciplinary conversations about pressing issues of regional and global concern.



The Visiting Chair in Contemporary India will be expected to:

  • engage in high profile public debate in Australia and deliver at least one public lecture

  • be available for media commentary on issues relating to India as appropriate

  • deliver a minimum of two Faculty Research Seminars

  • provide guest lectures in existing undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs

  • provide teaching and supervision support to the student body as requested by the Dean of the Faculty

  • engage with the India Advisory Group to provide support for The University’s India Strategy

  • assist in the development of specific initiatives relevant to India for the implementation of the Faculty’s International Strategy

  • provide general support to strengthen the overall relationship between the University of Sydney and India as well as between Australia and India.



The Visiting Chair will be invited for a four month period and is expected to be available during semester from 1 August 2018 – 30 November 2018. The successful awardee will be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Award. A stipend of AUD$1,500 per week (total of AUD$24,000) will be provided for the duration of the appointment. In addition a return economy airfare will be provided to the successful candidate. All other ancillary costs will be borne by the Visiting Chair.



The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and is a world class institution with a global reputation for academic and research excellence, employing more than 7600 permanent staff. The University is a fully comprehensive, research-intensive University having an excess of 36,000 undergraduate students and 28,000 postgraduate students including over 18,000 international students from 145 countries. Our global rankings stand as:

  • QS 46

  • US News and World Report 51

  • THE 60

  • ARWU 82

  • QS Graduate and Employability Ranking – 1 in Australia and 14 in the world

  • Reuters Asia’s Most Innovative Universities - 1 in Australia and 28 in the world 


All expressions of interest must be submitted online by 31 May 2018 (11:30pm Sydney time) and must include the following:

  • a full CV including details of existing appointment, publication record, honours and awards

  • a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria

  • full contact details of minimum two referees



General enquiries can be directed to Ms Amanda Sayan, Director of Partnerships Office for Global Engagement, The University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement at amanda.sayan@sydney.edu.au 



The University is committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Expressions of interest from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

 

How to apply:

 

  • Start your application by clicking the "begin" button.

  • Login to an existing account or reset your password

  • Preview Application Form

 

 


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Educaloxy

Apply

All Jobs

surrey

birmingham

cambridge

geneve

iowa

Uni Anu

Uni Copenhagen

Uni Gothenburg

Uni Kuwait

Uni Laval

Uni Nus Singapore

Uni Seoul

Uni Simon Fraser

Uni Tcd

Uni Tokio

Uni Unsw