Georg-August University of Goettingen, Centre for Modern Indian Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow, South Asian Studies with a Focus on Religion
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The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen seeks to fill the position of
Postdoctoral Fellow in South Asian Studies, with a Focus on Religion
This position should be filled by October 1, 2014. Regular working hours will be 39,8 per week. We offer a two-year fixed-term contract with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Remuneration will be according to the the German public sector pay scale level E13 TV-L.
Applications are welcome from scholars across the social sciences and humanities whose work represents an innovative approach to thinking about questions of religion in India. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and writing addresses one or more of the following topics: minority religions, conversion, gender, caste and social inequality, religion and empire, religion and democratic theory and practice, and religion and violence. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, such as Religious Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, South Asian Studies, or Political Science. In addition to pursuing a postdoctoral research project, the fellow will design and organize conferences and workshops in consultation with colleagues at the Centre, and will teach courses on themes linked to their research at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies. The scholar will be based at the University of Goettingen in Germany, but may spend a portion of the fellowship period conducting field research, in consultation with the Indian Religions research group leader. Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. English proficiency is expected; German is not required, but would be welcome.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.
An application should include a cover letter, a writing sample, a 1000-word proposal for a postdoctoral research project, and a brief description of two undergraduate courses the candidate could teach, and should be submitted by March 28, 2014, preferably in electronic form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can send your application by post to:
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Frau Iris Karakus, Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Rupa Viswanath by e-mail: email@example.com.
We kindly ask you to send us copies of your application documents as no returns will be made. The documents will be destroyed after a period of five months. Application documents can only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.
For more information on CeMIS and the Indian Religions Research Group please visit: <http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/131819.html>.
Iris Karakus, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||South Asian History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality